The 15th ARC, 9-13 November 2015, Fukuoka, Japan

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The 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (15ARC) will be held under the auspices of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) in the City of Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan on 9th – 13th of November 2015. The subtitle of this conference is “New Innovations and Sustainability” which indicates not only new technologies and methods in Geotechnical Engineering but also the sustainability of a better human life are the main topics of interest at this conference.

As many of you know, ISSMGE members are from both academia and those working in the field, and thus the fusion of those two members is one of the most important issues for sustaining our society. In this 15ARC, we will hold a special event called “Engineering Session Day”. In addition, a discussion on the rehabilitation projects following mega disasters such as the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake will be featured as a work of collaboration involving groups from industry-government-academia.

The JGS has previously hosted ARC twice: once in Tokyo 1963 and once in Kyoto 1987. This means that over a quarter of a century has passed since the last conference was held in Japan. Therefore, all the JGS members take great pleasure in inviting all of ISSMGE members from Asia and all over the world to participate in 15ARC, Fukuoka, Japan in 2015. Finally, we hope that all participants will join the special event and sessions and have fruitful discussions on all kinds of geotechnical issues.

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