We would like to invite you to submit a contribution for a half a day Mini-symposium on “Deep Underground Engineering and Data Mining” to be held during the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering organized by University of Minho and Portuguese Geotechnical Society under the auspices of the Joint Technical Committee 2 (JTC2) on Representation of Geo-Engineering Data of the Federation of International GeoEngineering Societies (FedIGS) in Guimarães, Portugal in 29 September – 2 October, 2019. Details of the conference can be found in the conference website.
This Mini-symposium will refer to applications of Data Mining (DM) and Uncertainty Modeling (UM) techniques to deep underground engineering. In order to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date information, we offer the possibility to discuss recent developments in a number of the corresponding areas of research and applications. The topics include, but are not limited to:
DM concepts and techniques, with a focus on the underground data
UM concepts and techniques, including Bayesian Networks
Examples of DM/UM methods used in the underground laboratories
DM/UM approaches to monitoring active faults
Decision support systems for coal mines processes
Natural hazard monitoring, assessment and forecasting
Deformability and strength prediction in large underground hydroelectric systems
Prediction of methane concentration, endogenous fire and seismic events
Rockburst laboratory tests and development of rockburst indexes
Acoustic emissions analysis of rockburst laboratory tests
Predicting rockburst based on an in situ database
Development of new geomechanical constitutive models
The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 30, 2018. The session is intended to be a high-quality and single-track event focusing on the promotion, dissemination and exchange of knowledge and ideas through discussions. We would appreciate it if you confirm with us at your earliest convenience your willingness to contribute to this mini-symposium. Please be reminded to submit the abstract by the deadline of September 30, 2018 to the conference website and also notify us by sending a copy of the abstract to either one of the session organizers.
The organizers aim is that papers presented at this session will be invited to submit their extended versions for consideration of a special journal publication.
We hope that you will be able to participate in this session and look forward to hearing from you.
Prof. Luis Ribeiro e Sousa, Tongji University, China
Prof. Dominik Ślęzak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Tiago Filipe Miranda, University of Minho, Portugal
Peter Verhoef has retired from his work at Royal Boskalis Westminster NV in June of this year. It has been his pleasure to invite a group of speakers consisting of experienced engineering geologists with whom he has worked throughout his fruitful career. They will provide an interesting illustration of the invaluable incorporation of engineering geological expertise in various projects around the world.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in participating at the symposium. The attendance is free of charge. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com if you wish to join the event.
On Saturday August the 25th, an excursion to the Bentheim sandstone quarry is organised. Please find below some additional information and the tentative programme.
Rock mass classification Bentheim sandstone quarry by Robert Hack and Dominique Ngan-Tillard:
11:00 Meeting and welcome at the Sandstone Museum, Bad Bentheim, Funkenstiege 5.
Notes: Parking of your cars either directly at the museum (against parking fees) or opposite of the museum (limited parking bays, free of charge). Opposite of the museum there is also the restaurant "Fürstenhof". You might wish to arrive earlier than 11:00 h, for a coffee or a German beer to have a good start in the day.
11:10 Walking around the Sandstone Museum: sandstone outcrops, masonry walls, prominent buildings such Bentheimer Castle and catholic church St. Johannes.
11:30 In the Sandstone Museum. Stratigraphy, palaeography and engineering properties of Bentheim sandstone. Reservoir rock for oil and gas.
12:00 In the Sandstone Museum. Introduction to SSPC* by Robert Hack using hard copies of his slides.
13:00 Lunch either at the Fürstenhof or in the Pizza Restaurant at the southern edge of the castle.
14:00 Bentheim quarry- demo of SSPC, (S)RMR and Q at one outcrop by Robert Hack and Dominique Ngan-Tillard.
15:30 Bentheim quarry- practice & comparison of results by all.
16:30 End of workshop.
17:00 Coffee and Tea in Bentheimer.
SSPC* is the Probability Classification System for Slope Stability developed by Robert Hack, Late Prof Price and Nick Rengers. Click for article here and/ or for presentation here.
Participants are kindly requested to:
Pay for their food,
Bring their safety and geology gear (boots, glasses, helmet, hammer and compass).
From 20 – 24 April 2020, the Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (TISOLS) will take place in the Netherlands.
Land subsidence, or land-level lowering, is a major problem that threatens the viability and sustainable economic development for millions of people throughout the world, especially in (but not restricted to) highly urbanized coastal areas. It is often a result of overexploitation of groundwater resources. The total costs globally amount up to many billions of dollars annually.
New innovative technologies and approaches are needed
New innovative technologies and approaches are needed to reduce or, in the best case, to stop land subsidence. TISOLS intends to bring together 300+ international experts to share the latest research and insights on natural and anthropogenic land-level lowering.
When: 20-24 April 2020
Where: Delft-Gouda, The Netherlands
TISOLS will be hosted in the Netherlands, a country with a 1000-year history of human-induced land subsidence. Subsidence has made the land to what it is today; a water-rich country which is one third below sea level and coping. But the Netherlands is still subsiding, causing damage to infrastructure and buildings. On top of that, land subsidence is worrisome for an already low lying country that has to cope with sea-level rise.
At TISOLS in the Netherlands, we provide a platform to share our understanding of land subsidence, reliable data, and innovative techniques. Ultimately, we aim to increase the acknowledgement of the land subsidence problem in order to devise targeted strategies and solutions for long-term sustainable living conditions in subsiding areas.
This means that at TISOLS we take on the challenge that lies in linking hydrological, geotechnical and geological knowledge to policy and socially acceptable solutions.
Spring is an excellent time of the year to visit the Netherlands. One only has to mention the famous flower show at the Keukenhof. During and after the symposium half-day and full-day excursions will visit some iconic examples of land subsidence and lowlands technology.
TISOLS is organised under the auspices of the Unesco IHP Land Subsidence International Initiative. This working group has endeavored to improve and disseminate knowledge on land subsidence since the 1970s, through International Symposia on Land Subsidence, collaborative projects and publications.
4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing
Date: 21-22 June 2018
Location: Aula Conference Centre, Campus Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Technical Committee TC102 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and Delft University of Technology are pleased to announce the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT’18.
CPT’18 will be held on 21-22 June 2018 in Delft, the Netherlands, following the successful symposia in Linköping, Sweden (1995), Huntington Beach, California (2010) and Las Vegas, Nevada (2014).
CPT’18 will focus on the solution of geotechnical challenges using the cone penetration test (CPT), CPT add-on measurements and companion in-situ penetration tools (such as full flow and free fall penetrometers), with particular emphasis on practical experience and application of research findings. As CPTs play a major role in geo-engineering, CPT’18 will bring together the world’s experts who are working to improve the quality and reduce the difficulties involved. The symposium will be attended by academics, researchers, consultants, practitioners, hardware/software suppliers, certifiers and students. It will be a unique opportunity for meeting people and sharing high-level knowledge.
The CPT’18 organizers encourage to submit contributions on research, achievements and innovations related to:
Equipment, Testing and Procedures
Interpretation of Test Results
Solution of Practical Problems
We are glad to report that over 180 abstracts have been accepted for full paper submission.
Prof. Mark Randolph, University of Western Australia
Penetrometer equipment and testing techniques for shallow foundation and pipeline design in the offshore environment
Prof. Ross Boulanger, University of California Davis
CPT-based liquefaction evaluation procedures: insights from centrifuge and numerical modeling
Prof. Kenneth Gavin, Delft University of Technology
Developments in CPT based design approaches for foundations in sand
More information in the attachments.
Furthermore information and updates about CPT’18 are available on the symposium website www.cpt18.org
We are glad to invite you to the Second International Workshop on the Finite Element Code LAGAMINE (LAGASHOP 2018) that will be held at TU Delft from 31st January to 2nd February 2018. LAGAMINE is a research code with a wide range of applications in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, reservoir engineering and metal forming.
The scientific programme of the workshop consists of 4 half-day sessions on:
Multiphysical coupling, Keynote: Prof. Lyesse Laloui (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne);
Multiscale approaches and heterogeneities, Keynote: Prof. Jacques Desrues (Université Grenoble Alpes / CNRS);
Localization and discontinuitie, Keynote: Prof. Frédéric Collin (Université de Liège);
Applications and computational strategies, Keynote: Prof. Panagiotis Kotronis (Centrale Nantes).
A special rate of 150 EUR applies for participation to the full programme, including catering during the workshop and dinner on 1st February 2018.
Further details on the workshop are available on the website and flyer.
The Ingeokring is proud that after a thorough selection the Best Thesis Award Committee 2017 has nominated 4 thesisis in the field of Engineering Geology. The selection criteria and this year's nominees are shown in Robert Hack's presentation during the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium.
After careful consideration, the Committee decided that the Dutch Student Award for Engineering Geology of the year 2017 goes to........
With his Master thesis "The Frozen & Unfrozen Barcelona Basic Model; A verification and validation of a new constitutive model".
Congratulations! You have been added to the Ingeokring's hall of fame!
Last but not least: the Ingeokring board would like to thank the Best Thesis Award Committee for their effort and time!
Five speakers will share their experience in working with advanced digital data acquisition, databases and processing systems, for projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Please see the detailed programme here.
We trust the symposium will give an interesting look into the current state-of-the-art of data acquisition and processing in Engineering Geology. Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in participating at the symposium.
The attendance is free of charge. Do send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join the event. Looking forward to seeing you at the symposium.
As communicated before, the Ingeokring excursion for July 1st 2017 has found it's final form. This day (1 day instead of 2 day-excursions in the previous years) willl consist of 2 underground guided tours and a few surface outcrop visits. In these visits the historic mining of the Limburg area and specifically the rock mechanics in the underground mines will be the central theme. The combination of underground tours and the surface outcrops near Maastricht will make this a very interesting day. The full program can be found in the attached brochure.
To allow for the specific contents during the tour, the maximum number of participants is limited to 20 persons. To keep track of this number, registration is obligatory, before June 15th. The cost for the day (tours + lunch and coffee) has to be paid in advance, details will follow after registration.
We hope to meet you during this very interesting excursion, and on a next Ingeokring event!
Ingeokring, the Netherlands National Group of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), has established a prize for the best thesis (MSc, ir. or drs.) in the field of Engineering Geology submitted to a Dutch University or Institute of higher education. The prize consists of a sum of 500 Euro and a certificate, to be handed out at the annual symposium of the Ingeokring on the 24th of november 2017.
For more details and information to win this arward, open this file!
Furthermore we are proud to present the list of students who won in last two decades . Press the link STUDENT AWARDS in this website.
It is a pleasure to invite you for a special excursion and the ALV 2017. On May 17th 2017, starting 17:30, an excursion will take place at the TU Delft to the High temperature – high pressure rock lab. This lab is a special section of the general lab at the CITG faculty of the TU Delft. The excursion is combined with the General member assembly for 2017 of Ingeokring. The lab has facilities to perform advanced rock mechanics testing under special conditions. Tests on rock strength can be performed, but also processes at reservoir conditions simulating both pressure and temperature at large depth.
March 2017 – Call for papers for the yearly symposium in November
17th of May 2017 17:30 ALV – General member Meeting Ingeokring in Delft, followed by an excursion to the High pressure/temperature rock lab at the TU. Invitation and final program will be sent at a later date
1st of July 2017 – Excursion Pillar Stability in Southern Limburg, combined with a further study of the regional mining history by visits to a choice of museums, to be determined at a later stage: “Steenkolenmijn” in Valkenburg, the mine-museum in Heerlen, C-Mine in Genk or the Flemmish mining museum in Beringen)
October 2017 – CPD-course Rock Mass Classification for Rock Engineering Projects. Visit to some unique outcrops with a (refresh) course in the most recent rock mass classification methodology. Date and application will follow
24th November 2017 – The yearly symposium of Ingeokring titled: Digital Data in Engineering Geology
Culture Centre Delft University of Technology, 18 November 2016
The symposium was very well attended. More people than the attendance limit, which was set at 100, were present. Apart from a considerable number of members of the Ingeokring, a large part of the audience existed of scientists and engineers that came especially for the subject matter. The symposium covered three groups of topics: Natural Earthquakes (Wenchuan 2008 disaster; Roermond 1992), Induced Earthquakes (focussed on the Groningen gas extraction induced seismic events) and Engineering Studies (modelling for engineering design and subsoil-structure interaction studies). It proved to be a very interesting afternoon, with a concentrated audience attentively following the presentations, and actively participating in the panel discussions.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to express my appreciation for the great interest received for this event.
Due to time constraints we had to limit the amount of oral presentations. The scientific review committee made a selection of eight contributions to be presented at the Symposium. The remaining contributors were invited to write articles to be included in the 2016 Issue from the INGEOKRING Newsletter, together with the ones presented during the Symposium.
The 2016 Symposium offers an excellent program on a wide range of aspects of geotechnical earthquake engineering topics. We are honoured to present three outstanding Keynote Speakers:
Niek Rengers, Chengdu University, China; former Assocate Professor at ITC (Univ. Twente)
Hans Roest, State Supervision of Mines, formerly TUDelft;
Bernard Dost, Strategic Business Manager Seismology & Acoustics, KNMI.
Since the August 16, 2012 Huizinge Earthquake (M3.6) in Groningen, there is an increased awareness and concern on the effects of induced seismic hazard for the North of The Netherlands. The KNMI has put a great effort in the study and assessment of this hazard and different engineering parties started developing first guidelines towards design and retrofit of housing, buildings and infrastructure. However, on April 13 1992, the South of The Netherlands had already experienced the Roermond Earthquake (M5.8), of tectonic origin. This is a relatively recent seismic event, widely felt and that lead to considerable local damage.
The 2016 INGEOKRING Symposium contributions offer an overview of different aspects of tectonic earthquakes, as well as latest developments on the induced-seismicity studies from the Groningen region and gives nice examples of engineering studies.
The knowledge of this field has grown rapidly the past few years in The Netherlands. This brings opportunities to geotechnical and geological engineers, seismologists, consulting engineers, contractors and authorities to share knowledge, exchange ideas and set future challenges. We believe that the 2016 INGEOKRING Symposium will provide a good platform to build bridges.
Thank you for your contributions, we will all enjoy the presentations and later on the special edition of the Newsletter.
Abstracts for the Autumn Symposium can still be submitted till Wednesday 01 June 2016. All abstracts will be published on the Ingeokring Website (www.ingeokring.nl). Abstract shall be submitted to email@example.com (with cc to firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Friday 18 November 2016, the annual Ingeokring Autumn Symposium will take place in Delft, The Netherlands. This year, the symposium will be dedicated to the subject of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Following on from previous years, the event is organised at the Delft University of Technology.
The symposium will be of interest to professionals, students, academics and those with a specific interest in the subject. Due to increased earthquake hazard levels in the Dutch province of Groningen as a result of years of natural gas extraction, a considerable amount of research and consultancy work is currently being performed in the field of earthquake engineering in The Netherlands. The Ingeokring symposium will provide a platform to share relevant knowledge and experience, both in The Netherlands and abroad.
A keynote lecture will be provided by Honorary Member Dr. Niek Rengers, titled “Lessons learned for geotechnical earthquake engineering from the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake (Ms 8.0)”.
The well-known IngeoKring Autumn Symposium takes this time place on Friday the 13th of November (2015). This yearly event starts in the afternoon at 13:45 hours and end at 16.45 hours. Again it is succeeded to book the famous and beautiful former Royal Arm Museum in Delft (Korte Geer 1) for this special occasion. A number of invited speakers discuss the local geology and the geotechnical challenges they encountered in their projects in and around the old city of Delft.
Following the old Symposium tradition: the entrance to the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium is free for members and non-members ! A great opportunity to discuss and interact with (other) experts about the challenges posed by the geological and geotechnical conditions encoutered on the different construction sites during the symposium but also during the after drink. We hope to welcome you on Friday the 13th of November 2015 !
On March 21st and 22nd 2015 our second field excursion/workshop will take place in the Eifel. This activity has also an learning/professional development component and will be held near the city of Heimbach-Eifel, village Hausen, which is at approx. 3 hours’ drive from Delft. It is organized for the first time together with the Belgisch Luxemburgse Unie van Geologen/Union Belgo-Luxembourgeoise de Geologues (BLUG/UBLG).
Should you like to re-read the information on the April 2014 excursion, please click here for more information !
Your CPD-certificate, providingproof of yout attendance of this activity and your Continuing Professional Development, will be hand out afterwards.
On 14 November 2014, the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium took place at a great location: the former Royal Arm Museum in Delft. Over 70 Ingeokring members and friends of the Ingeokring joined the event. Four (4) speakers shared their expertise with the audience about Engineering Geology in Glacial Soils.
President and speakers November 2014 Symposium (from left to right): Robrecht Schmitz (President Ingeokring), Sytze van Heeteren (TNO Geological Survey), Peter Verhoef (Royal Boskalis Westminster), Bart Meijninger (Fugro) and Oscar Mooijman (Royal HaskoningDHV).
The popular IngeoKring Autumn Symposium takes place on 14 November 2014 in the afternoon (14.00 hours) at the former Royal Arm Museum in Delft (Korte Geer 1). A number of invited speakers presents various subjects relating to Engineering Geology in Glacial Soils.
Following the old Symposium tradition: the entrance to the Ingeokring Autumn Symposium is free for members and non-members ! A great opportunity to discuss and interact with (other) experts about the backgrounds of Glacial Soils and their specific project challenges.
Did you know that both IAEG and ISRM publish video lectures on the web ! Please click here to approach the lectures from the ISRM and
here to approach the lectures from the IAEG. An overview of lectures already available from IAEG and ISRM can be find here.
Engineering Geologists work in different engineering geological environments. Ground conditions may be characterized by the presence of specific soils and/or rocks. The International Society or Rock Mechanics (ISRM) sponsors a number of conferences in the field of Rock Engineering that may be of interest to the engineering geologist. Please click here to see the list with ISRM sponsored conferences.
The board of the Ingeokring established a working-group to provide recommendations on the possible certification of engineers working in the field of the Engineering-Geology. Questions like: 'is some sort of certification required and, if yes, how should such a system best be implemented and operated' are studied in the coming months.
Recommendations are expected by the end of 2014.
The April 2014 Eifel Excursion was a great success. Some 15 people attended the excursion and received their CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certificate. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful engineering-geological environment, the social and educational program and the nice weather.
Ingeokring offers companies the possibility to place their logo on this website. Besides sponsoring through an advert in our Newsletter, this is an other possibility to bring your company under the attention of Ingeokring members and others interested in engineering geology. An example of website sponsoring can be found at the main page of this website.
Costs attached to sponsoring the website through a logo or banner are 300 euro per year. For more information, please contact Ingeokring through the details listed in the contact section.