About the conference

Invitation

    On behalf of the Romanian Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (SRGF), the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the 17th Danube – European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (17DECGE), we are inviting you to attend 17DECGE to be held in Bucharest, Romania, between 7th and 9th of June 2023.
    In 2018, at the 16th DECGE in Skopje, the Romanian Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (SRGF) has been chosen by the representatives of the Danube Societies of ISSMGE as organiser and host of the 17th edition of the Danube – European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, scheduled for 2022.
    Romania has expressed its interest in organizing this conference also in 2014 at the Council Meeting of the Danube Societies of ISSMGE at the 15th DECGE in Vienna. Previously, Romania had organized the 10th edition in 1995 in Mamaia.
    Following the pandemic, as many conferences have been postponed, it has been decided together with the Vice-president for Europe, prof. Mario Manassero, to also delay the 17DECGE for June 2023.
    The 17th edition of DECGE will be held in Bucharest, 7 – 9 of June 2023, at Ramada Parc hotel, under the auspices of the Romanian Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (SRGF) and the main technical universities involved in this field in Romania.
    The theme of the Conference is: European Geotechnical Engineering – Unity and diversity meaning to get together the Danube – European countries, each one with its specificity and finding the way for having unified practices within the European context.
    The general objectives of 17DECGE are to disseminate the knowledge and the national practices toward all stakeholders in the field, to approach both research and practical topics, but also trans-disciplinary ones and to ensure a forum of discussion for all.
    17DECGE proposes interesting and diverse topics under the general theme of the conference, plenary and discussion sessions, as well as a technical exhibition.
    17DECGE will be joined with the 2nd National Symposium on Environmental Geotechnics, now with international attendance, to emphasize the importance of this topic at present. The 1st edition was held in Bucharest in June 2018, benefitting of the presence of the then vice-president for Europe of ISSMGE, Prof. Mario Manassero, who delivered the R.K. Rowe lecture.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Bucharest in June 2023.
Prof. Loretta Batali
Chair of 17DECGE Conference
President SRGF

TOPICS

I. Geotechnical investigation and ground modelling

I.1. Site investigation
I.2. Laboratory testing
I.3. Experimental and numerical modelling
I.4. Geotechnical parameters

II. Geotechnical design

II.1. Eurocodes
II.2. Geotechnical structures
II.3. Ground improvement
II.4. Ground reinforcement / geosynthetics
II.5. Infrastructure works
II.6. Rehabilitation of geotechnical structures

III. Geo-hazards

III.1. Landslides
III.2. Seismic geotechnical engineering and soil dynamics
III.3. Risk management

IV. Environmental geotechnics, hydrogeology and energy

IV.1. Environmental geotechnics
IV.2. Hydrogeology
IV.3. Energy geotechnics

V. Information technology in Geotechnical Engineering

V.1. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Geotechnical Engineering
V.2. Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Geotechnical Engineering
V.3. New geotechnical instrumentation, sensors and sensing technologies
V.4. Big data and databases in geotechnical engineering
V.5. Imaging technologies in geotechnical engineering

Comittees

Conference chair – Prof. Loretta Batali – President SRGF, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Honorary Conference chair – Prof. em. Sanda Manea – Honorary President SRGF, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest

International advisory board

Dr. Marc Ballouz – ISSMGE President
Prof. Lyesse Laloui – ISSMGE Vice-President Europe
Prof. Mario Manassero – immediate past Vice-President ISSMGE Europe
Prof. Helmut Schweiger – University of Technology, Graz
Prof. Dietmar Adam – TU Wien
Prof. Milorad Jovanovski – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, chairman of 16DECGE
Prof. Andrea Dominijanni – Politecnico Torino, chairman TC 215 ISSMGE

Scientific committee

Scientific committee chair – Prof. Irina Lungu – Vice-President SRGF, Technical University “Gheorghe
Asachi” Iaşi
Scientific committee vice-chair – Assoc. prof. Nicoleta Ilieş – Vice-President SRGF, Technical
University of Cluj-Napoca
International members: in progress
Prof. Mirjana Vukicevic – University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Katarzyna Zabielska-Adamska – Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Prof. Sonia Zlatovici – Zagreb Polytechnic, Croatia
Prof. Roman Marte – Graz University of Technology, Austria
Assoc. Prof. Andrei Totsev – University of Architecture, Civil engineering and Geodesy, Bulgaria
Assist. Prof. Erion Bukaci – Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranës, Albania
Assist. Prof. Jovan Papic – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Skopje, North Macedonia
National members:
Prof. Horatiu Popa – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Prof. Nicolae Boţu – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Prof. em. Augustin Popa – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Prof. Marin Marin – Politehnica University Timişoara
Prof. em. dhc. Anghel Stanciu – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Prof. em. Vasile Muşat – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Prof. Vasile Grecu – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Assoc. prof. Ernest Olinic – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Assoc. prof. Cristian Arion – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Assoc. prof. Vasile Fărcaș – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Assoc. prof. Ancuţa Rotaru – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Assoc. prof. Ana Nicuţă – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Assoc. prof. Dorel Platică – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Lecturer Bogdan Teodoru – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Lecturer Mircea Aniculăesi – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Lecturer Oana Elena Colţ – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Lecturer Iulia Prodan – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Lecturer Olimpiu Mureşan – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Dr. Mircea Galer – Geostruct Expert Bucharest
Eng. Dragoş Marcu – Popp & Assoc. Inginerie Geotehnică Bucharest

Organising committee

Organising committee chair – Eng. Alexandra Ene – Secretary SRGF, Popp& Assoc. Inginerie
Geotehnică Bucharest
Organising committee vice-chair – Prof. Adrian Ciutina – Vice-President SRGF – Politehnica University
Timişoara
Organising committee vice-chair – Eng. Lóránd Sata – Vice-President SRGF, SBR – Soletanche Bachy
Fundaţii Romania, Bucharest
Members:
Assoc. prof. Andrei Olteanu – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Lecturer Stefan Ardelean – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Lecturer Ioan Boţi – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Lecturer Monica Mirea – Politehnica University Timişoara
Lecturer Alexandra Ciopec – Politehnica University Timişoara
Lecturer Oana Colţ – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Lecturer Florin Bejan – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Lecturer Dana Madalina Pohrib – Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iaşi
Dr. George Tsitsas – GT Ground Engineering & Construction Services Bucharest
Dr. Dan Carastoian – Proexrom Iaşi
Dr. Dumitrica Stefanache – Progeocon Iaşi
Eng. Traian Ghibuş – Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest
Eng. Dan Iancu – DI&A Design Consulting, Bucharest
Eng. Florin Damian – Geofor Tehnic Iaşi
Eng. Ionela Ionescu – Popp & Assoc. Inginerie Geotehnică Bucharest
Eng. Denisa Pașca – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Eng. Alexandru Măgureanu – SBR – Soletanche Bachy Fundaţii Romania, Bucharest
Eng. Adrian Centea – Cenconstruct Timişoara

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Marc Ballouz

President ISSMGE

Prof. Roger Frank

Past president ISSMGE,
ENPC, France

Prof. Lyesse Laloui

Vice-president Europe ISSMGE, EPFL Switzerland

Prof. Mario Manassero

Past Vice-president Europe ISSMGE, Politecnico Torino, Italy

Prof. Abdelmalek Bouazza

3rd R.K. Rowe lecture, Monash Univ., Australia

Prof. Dietmar Adam

TU Vienna, Austria

Eng. Adriaan van Seters

Chairman CEN TC 250/SC7, Fugro, The Netherlands

1

Day 1, Wednesday, 7.06.2023

17:00 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 – 22:00 Welcome Reception@ Ramada La Parc Restaurant

2

Day 2, Thursday, 8.06.2023

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 – 10:00 Opening Terra Grand Ballroom
10:00 – 12:30 Plenary session 1 Terra Grand Ballroom
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch@Ramada Parc
14:00 – 16:00 Plenary session 2 Terra Grand Ballroom
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30 Plenary session 3 Terra Grand Ballroom
20:00 – 23:00 Gala dinner@ Ramada La Parc & Jasmine restaurants

3

   Day 3, Friday, 9.06.2023

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 – 12:30 Plenary session 4 Terra Grand Ballroom
10:45 – 11:00 coffee break
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch@ Ramada Parc
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel sessions 1,2 and 3 in Terra 1, Terra 2 and Terra 3 rooms
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:30 Parallel sessions 4, 5 and 6 in Terra 1, Terra 2 and Terra 3 rooms
18:30 – 19:00 Closing
20:00 – 22:00 Possible organized dinner depending on requests

4

Day 4, Saturday, 10.06.2023

08:00 – 15:00 Technical visit

Organizers

Romanian Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
with support of:

Bulletins

1st Bulletin – call for papers

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