Acknowledgements

The origins of the ISSMGE stem from the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering held at Harvard University in 1936 (http://www.issmge.org/the-society/history). Following that initiative, further major conferences were organised and the International Conference has become the quadrennial landmark event of the Society. The proceedings of these events are now available on the ISSMGE website and the generosity and support of the many publishers concerned is both appreciated and recognised. The valuable assistance of Tiago Dias in coordinating and verifying the quality of the scanning for the proceedings from 1936 to 1997 is also acknowledged. Of course, all the papers should still be referenced to their original sources and relevant bibliographic information and preliminary pages are given below.

18ICSMGE Paris, France September 2013
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: under category ”Other”
Publisher: Presses du Ponts, Paris. ISBN 978-2-85978-478-2

17ICSMGE Alexandria, Egypt October 2009
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: under category ”Other”
Publisher: IOS Press. ISBN 978-1-60750-031-5

16ICSMGE Osaka, Japan September 2005
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: under category ”Other” or “ISSMGE Report”
Publisher: IOS Press. ISBN 90 5966 027 7

15ICSMGE Istanbul, Turkey August 2001
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 2001_1to4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 2001_04_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 2001. ISBN 90 2651 853 6

14ICSMFE Hamburg, Germany 1997
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1997_1to4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1997_04_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1997. ISBN 90 5410 891 6

13ICSMFE New Delhi, India January 1994
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1994_1to6.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1994_06_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1994. ISBN 81-204-0854-3

12ICSMFE Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1989
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1989_1to5.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1989_05_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1989

11ICSMFE San Francisco, USA 1985
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1985_1to5.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1985_05_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1985

10ICSMFE Stockholm, Sweden 1981
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1981_1,2,3,4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1981_04_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1981

9ICSMFE Tokyo, Japan 1977
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1977_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1977_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Japanese Geotechnical Society

8ICSMFE Moscow, USSR 1973
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1973_1to6.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: unavailable
Publisher: Russian Society for SMGFE

7ICSMFE Mexico City 1969
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1969_1to4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1969_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Sociedad Mexicana de Mecánica de Suelos

6ICSMFE Montreal, Canada 1965
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1965_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1965_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: University of Toronto Press

5ICSMFE Paris, France 1961
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1961_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1961_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Dunod Paris

4ICSMFE London, UK 1957
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1957_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1957_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Butterworths Scientific

3ICSMFE Zurich, Switzerland 1953
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1953_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1953_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Imprimerie Berichthaus, Zurich

2ICSMFE Rotterdam, Netherlands 1948
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1948_1,2,3,4,5,6.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1948_06_0001.pdf
Publisher: GEBR. Keesmaat

First ICSMFE Cambridge Massachusetts, USA June 1936
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1936_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1936_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Graduate School of Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts. 1936
Printed by Spalding-Moss Co., Boston

The symposium Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground is an event organized by the ISSMGE TC204 (formerly TC28) every three years since 1994. In the context of underground constructions, this event is internationally recognized by the technical rigor and academic soundness of its publications. The event was first held in New Delhi (1994) and since then it has taken place in London (1996), Tokyo (1999), Toulouse (2002), Amsterdam (2005), Shanghai (2008), Rome (2011) and Seoul (2014).

Considering the historical relevance and the scientific value of these events, a project to digitize and publicly release their proceedings was organized at Ghent University by Adam Bezuijen, current chairmen of the committee, and Tiago Dias, PhD student. With the collaboration of ISSMGE, GeoEngineer.org and CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, this online free database was made possible. It currently includes 821 papers from the proceedings from New Delhi '94 to Seoul '14, which can be searched by Symposium, Session, Title and Authors.

All the papers should still be referenced to their original sources, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

IS-NEW DELHI '94 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Underground Constructions in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Underground Construction in Soft Ground
New Delhi - India
January 3, 1994
ISBN: 90 5410 536 4
Editors: Keiichi Fujita, Science University of Tokyo, Japan
             Osamu Kusakabe, Hiroshima University, Japan
Publisher: A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 1995

IS-LONDON '96 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)
Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
London - United Kingdom
April 15-17, 1996
ISBN: 90 5410 856 8
Editors: R.J.Mair, Geotechnical Consulting Group, London, United Kingdom
             R.N.Taylor, Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
Publisher: A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 1996

IS-TOKYO '99 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - IS-TOKYO'99
Tokyo - Japan
July 19-21, 1999
ISBN: 90 5809 106 6
Editors: O.Kusakabe, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
             K.Fujita, Department of Civil Engineering, Science University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan
             Y.Miyazaki, Obayashi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Publisher: A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 2000

IS-TOULOUSE '02 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - IS-Toulouse 2002
Toulouse - France
October 23-25, 2002
ISBN: 2 9510416 3 2
Editors: R.Kastner, U.R.G.C. Geotechnique, INSA Lyon, France
             F.Emeriault, U.R.G.C. Geotechnique, INSA Lyon, France
             D.Dias, U.R.G.C. Geotechnique, INSA Lyon, France
             A.Guilloux, Terrasol, France
Publisher: Specifique, Lyon, 2003

IS-AMSTERDAM '05 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of TC28 of the ISSMGE
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
June 15-17, 2005
ISBN: 0 415 39124 5
Editors: K.J.Bakker, Delft University of Technology and Plaxis BV, Delft, The Netherlands
             A. Bezuijen, GeoDelft, Delft, The Netherlands
             W.Broere, Delft University of Technology, Plaxis BV, Delft, and A.Broere BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
             E.A.Kwast, Holland Railconsult, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher: Taylor & Francis/Balkema, Leiden, 2006

IS-SHANGHAI '08 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium (IS-SHANGHAI 2008)
Shanghai - China
April 10-12, 2008
ISBN: 978 0 415 48475 6 (Hardback) / 978 0 203 87998 6 (eBook)
Editors: C.W.W.Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
             H.W.Huang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
G.B.Liu, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, 2009

IS-ROME '11 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
Rome - Italy
May 17-19, 2011
ISBN: 978 0 415 68367 8 (Hardback) / 978 0 203 80358 5 (eBook)
Editor: Giulia Viggiani, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, 2012

IS-SEOUL '14 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
Seoul - Korea
August 25-27, 2014
ISBN: 978 1138 02700 8 (Hardback) / 978 1315 73895 6 (eBook)
Editors: ChungsikYoo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
               Seong-Wan Park, Dankook University, Korea
               Bumjoo Kim, Dongguk University, Korea
               Hoki Ban, Hanyang University, Korea
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, 2014

This online free database is an initiative of the TC306 committee of the ISSMGE (contact person: Marina Pantazidou, mpanta@central.ntua.gr), in collaboration with the Romanian Society for SMGE and publisher CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, and under the Auspices of the Innovation and Development Committee.

It currently includes 123 papers from the proceedings from Constatza '08 and Galway '12, which can be searched by Conference, Session, Title and Authors.

All the papers should still be referenced to their original sources, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

ICETGES 'O8 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering Sciences: Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
Constantza, Romania
June 2-4, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-415-47593-8
Editors: Iacint Manoliu & Nicoleta Radulescu, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2008

SFGE '12 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Proceedings of the International Conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education
Galway, Ireland
July 4-6, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-415-62127-4
Editors: Bryan McCabe, National University oj Ireland, Galway, Ireland
            Marina Pantazidou, National Technical University oj A thens, Greece
            Declan Phillips, University oj Limerick, Ireland
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2012

This online free database is an initiative of the Sri Lankan member Society (SLGS).

It currently includes 140 papers from the proceedings from Colombo ‘15, which can be searched by Conference, Session, Title and Authors.

ICGE '15 Colombo - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Proceedings of the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (ICGE)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
August 10-11, 2015
ISBN: 978-955-1411-01-5
Editors:Athula kathulaka et al., Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society

This online free database of ISC’5 is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and supported by ISSMGE TC102 (Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests).


It includes 237 papers from the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, held at the Gold Coast (Queensland), Australia, 5-9 September 2016. The database can be searched by Session, Title and Authors.

ISC’5 (Gold Coast) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)


All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation 5, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, 5 – 9 September 2016.
For Volume 1: ISBN 978-0-9946261-1-0
For Volume 2: ISBN 978-0-9946261-2-7
Editors: Barry M. Lehane, Hugo E. Acosta-Martínez and Richard Kelly.
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 2016.