Geo-Risk 2017

Denver, Colorado | June 4-7, 2017

Call for Submissions

Conference Topics

The Call for Submissions is now closed

The Geo-Risk Conference Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract to any of the technical topics listed:

  • Practice of risk assessment and management in all fields of geoengineering
  • ​Geohazards such as landslides, slope failures, dams and levees, earthquakes, and geoenvironmental hazards including those caused by human activity
  • Reliability-and risk-based code developments
  • Advances in geotechnical Reliability Based Design
  • Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) developments and applications
  • Acceptable risk and risk communication including applications to insurance and financial decision-making
  • Impact of spatial variability and probabilistic site characterization
  • Uncertainty relating to geotechnical properties, models and testing methods
  • Advances in the applications of theory and practice of statistics and probability in geoengineering
  • Emerging Topics

Submit an Abstract


Abstracts without all the details requested below may not be considered:

  • Abstracts must be between 300 to 500 words.
  • Abstracts must identify the name of the topic to which the paper is being submitted.
  • Abstracts must include the full formal names, credentials, affiliations and email addresses for all authors.
  • The corresponding author must be the author uploads the abstract and presents the final paper.
  • Abstracts (and all details requested above) must be uploaded to the online MIRA Paper Submission System.
  • Abstracts are due by June 1, 2016.

View the complete list of Submission Process and Deadlines (may be subject to change)


The Geo-Risk 2017 conference Proceedings will be published as a Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) of the Geo-Institute of ASCE. GSPs are the G-I’s primary outlet for continuing the tradition of geotechnical knowledge transfer. They are recognized internationally as premier publications for geotechnical engineering and the geoprofession. GSPs originated with the proceedings of the first geotechnical specialty conference, on the Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils held in 1960, and the G-I has administered the publications ever since its formation in 1996.

A GSP is special because the content is subject to rigorous technical review during a three-phase submission process. Each paper must receive a minimum of two positive peer reviews before acceptance.

Papers published in a GSP are indexed in Civil Engineering Database, Google Scholar, and others.


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