Call for Papers

Important Dates
June 8, 2012Abstract deadline
June 22, 2012Notification of acceptance
August 17, 2012PowerPoint Presentations due

Download the 2012 Call for Papers here.

Suggested Topics

VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) will be hosting the 2012 STGEC in Richmond, Virginia. As part of this conference, we are looking forward to a variety of presentations that demonstrate feasible, state-of-the-practice and innovative solutions to today’s challenges in transportation geotechnical engineering. Suggested topics for the presentations include the following:

  • Geotechnical Innovations
  • Ground Improvement Methods
  • Advances in Landslide Mitigation Techniques
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Trenchless Technologies in Urban Environments
  • New Technologies in Deep Foundation Design and Verification
  • Landslides and Earth Retaining Structures
  • Advances in Geotechnical Instrumentation
  • Case Studies in Rock and Soil Slope Stability
  • Geotechnical Engineering for Design-Build projects – Owners’ and Contractors’ Perspectives
  • Ageing Rock Slopes – Liability, Mitigation, and Funding
  • Soft Soil Stabilization for Embankment Construction
  • Advances in Subsurface Exploration Techniques
  • Geotechnical Design in Problem Soils (karst, clays, uncontrolled fill, etc.)
  • Advances and Case Studies in Geosynthetic Applications
  • Methods to Assess and Address Scour Potential
  • Case Studies in Geophysical Methods
  • LRFD and Reliability Assessment for Geotechnical Engineering
  • Lessons Learned - Geotechnical Construction

Other related topics are welcome.

Send your abstracts and speaker contact information via email to with a subject line of STGEC Abstract.

Technical and editorial assistance for abstract preparation are available on request.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract length should be limited to 200 to 400 words, 1½-spaced, 11-point Arial font type, justified, without figures or photos, in Microsoft WORD DOC format (2007 or newer).

The abstract should include:

  • title of paper,
  • authors' names,
  • affiliations of all authors, and
  • contact information (addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mails).

Need more Information?

If you have further questions about abstracts/papers, please contact Carl Benson or Kwame Adu-Gyamfi as follows:

Email Phone
Carl Benson 804-328-3172
Kwame Adu-Gyamfi 804-328-3144