Honorary Guests

FINN, Liam

Evaluating liquefaction potential, settlements and lateral spreading in a probabilistic ground motion environment
IDRISS, Izzat How well do current empirically-based attenuation relationships capture nonlinear site effects?
ISHIHARA, Kenji Restoration overview of earthquake geotechnical engineering and its prospect

Special Lectures

 KOKUSHO, Takaji 

Ishihara Lecture
Liquefaction research by laboratory tests versus in situ behavior

 KUTTER, Bruce Schofield Lecture
Geotechnical earthquake engineering experiments into the information age

TC203 Young Research Award Lectures

ASIMAKI, Domniki City-specific response analysis: Research opportunities at the converging boundaries of geotechnical engineering and earthquake science 
BRADLEY, Brendon

Validation of empirical and physics-based ground motion and site response prediction models for the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes

Invited Speakers

ANSAL, Attilla 

A probabilistic procedure for site specific design earthquake

BARD, Pierre-Yves 

Validating the numerical simulation approach for ground motion prediction: General framework and latest lessons from the E2VP project


Seismic isolation effects and elastic response spectra of liquefied ground


Nonlinear deformation analyses of an embankment dam on a spatially variable liquefiable deposit

BRAY, Jonathan 

Liquefaction assessments in the Central Business District of Christchurch, New Zealand

COX, Brady  Shear Wave Velocity Uncertainty and its Relation to Variability in Site Response Using a Dispersion Misfit Approach     

Lateral spreading: evidence and interpretation from the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes

DeJONG, Jason

Characterization of gravelly alluvium

GAZETAS, George 

Seismic Analysis of Anchored Sheet-Pile Walls: Are we Over-Designing?          

GREEN, Russell 

Relative Accuracy of CPT-Based Liquefaction Evaluation Procedures: Lessons Learned from the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence      

IAI, Susumu 

Centrifuge model tests and large deformation analyses of a breakwater subject to combined effects of Tsunami

KRAMER, Steve 

The timing of liquefaction and its utility in liquefaction hazard evaluation

LAI, Carlo

Non-conventional methods for measuring low-strain dynamic properties of geomaterials 

OLSON, Scott 

Experimental and numerical investigation of cyclic response of dense sand under multidirectional shaking          

ORENSE, Rolando 

Recent trends in ground improvement methods as countermeasure against liquefaction

O'ROURKE, Thomas 

Underground infrastructure response to earthquake-induced ground deformation

PAOLUCCI, Roberto 

The 3D numerical simulation of near-source ground motion during the Marsica Earthquake, Central Italy, 100 years later

PENDER, Michael 

 Discussion Leader B

PITILAKIS, Kyriazis 

New elastic spectra, site amplification factors and aggravation factors for complex subsurface geometry towards the improvement of EC8

RATHJE, Ellen 

Remote sensing for geotechnical earthquake reconnaissance

SITAR, Nicholas 

On seismic response of stiff and flexible retaining structures


Estimating shallow shear wave velocity structure with local P waves

STEWART, Jonathan 

PEER-NGL Project: Open source global database and model development for the next-generation of liquefaction assessment procedures


The importance of field vs measurements and G/Gmax-log y relationships in evaluating liquefaction triggering


Silty sand liquefaction, screening, and remediation


Qualification of residential land from the viewpoint of liquefaction vulnerability


Limitations of shear wave velocity as a liquefaction predictor

YASUDA, Susumu

New project to prevent liquefaction-induced damage in a wide existing residential area by lowering the ground water table



01  Soil dynamics: field and laboratory testing
02  Soil-site characterization and dynamic soil modelling
03  Site effects and microzonation
04  Seismic hazard and strong ground motion
05  Soil liquefaction and lateral spreading
06  Impacts of liquefaction on buildings and infrastructure
07  Slopes, embankments, dams and landfills
08  Earth-retaining and waterfront structures
09  Shallow and deep foundations
10  Residential and multi-storey buildings
11  Underground structures and waste repositories
12  Lifeline earthquake engineering
13  Offshore structures, critical facilities
14  Soil-structure-foundation interaction
15  Analytical and numerical methods
16  Case histories, observations and lessons from recent and past earthquakes
17  Codes, policy issues, insurance and standard of practice
18  Geotechnical engineering for mega-earthquakes and multi-hazards
19  Geotechnical engineering for urban systems and resilient communities
20  Performance-based design in earthquake geotechnical engineering
21  Mini-symposium: Combined Geotechnical Hazards
22 Mini- symposium: Effect of fine particles on the behaviour of sands and tailings
23 Mini- symposium: Numerical and Constitutive Modeling Techniques for Soil Liquefaction: Verification, Validation, and New Developments
24 Mini- symposium: Liquefaction Case Histories and the Next Generation Liquefaction (NGL) Project
25 Mini-symposium: Seismic design & performance of retaining walls
26 Mini-symposium: Earthquake-induced Rockfall Risk Analysis and Mitigation
27 Mini-symposium: Probabilistic seismic performance methods in geotechnical earthquake engineering
28 Mini-symposium: Three-dimensional site effects in strong ground motion
29 Mini-symposium: Assessing seismic induced cracking of earthfill embankments
30 Mini-symposium: Earthquake Design and Performance of High Cut Slopes
31 Mini-symposium: Verification and validation of site response calculations: from 1-D to 3-D geometry and from linear to non-linear soil behavior
32 Mini-symposium: Towards the Establishment of an International Collaboration Framework for Instrumented Sites and Structures, aiming to Enhance Global Earthquake Resilience and Sustainability
33 Mini-symposium: Liquefaction Mitigation: Case Histories and New Developments
34 Mini-symposium: Advances in Insitu Testing Equipment and Data Interpretation for Assessing Soil Liquefaction Potential
35 Mini-symposium: Seismic performance of horizontal infrastructure; observations, learnings and resilient design solutions