Technical Themes


The ‘’GeoQuebec 2015: Challenges from North to South’’ conference theme reflects the diversity of complex challenges that the geotechnical, cold regions engineering and permafrost communities have to address to support sustainable economic development. In addition to a wide range of oral sessions, intensive workshops and technical visits, the conference program will include a number of presentations conducted by distinguished guest speakers.
 
Abstracts should fall within the following topics, but sessions will be added for groups of abstracts with common themes not listed below:
 
  • Fundamentals
    • Soil and Rock Mechanics
    • Foundation Engineering
    • Groundwater Hydraulics
    • Physical and Numerical Modelling
    • Engineering Geology
    • Marine Geotechnics
    • Geocryology
    • Periglacial Processes
       
  • Soil and Terrain Characterization
    • Laboratory Testing
    • In Situ Testing
    • Instrumentation
    • GIS and Remote Sensing
       
  • Geohazards
    • Climate Change
    • Permafrost Degradation
    • Earthquake
    • Landslides
       
  • Infrastructure Design and Operation
    • Transportation
    • Pipelines
    • Embankments and Dams
    • Harbour and Shoreline Geotechnique
    • Infrastructure Performance in Cold Regions
       
  • Problematic Soils
    • Permafrost Soils and Ground Ice
    • Collapsible Soils and Quick Clays
    • Expansive Soils
    • Ground Improvement
       
  • Mining Waste Management and Environmental Geotechnology
    • Mine Waste Disposal
    • Contaminated Soils
    • Landfills, Barriers and Geosynthetics
    • Restoration of Derelict Lands
    • Mining in Cold Regions
       
  • Sustainable Development
    • Policy and Regulation
    • Risk and Reliability
    • Northern Communities
       
  • Education and Professional Practice
    • Geotechnical Education and Challenges
    • Issues in Professional Practice
       
  • Other