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September 2009 Volume 34, Number 9

Geotechnical Special Publication: The Role of Full-Scale Testing in Foundation Design

PAPER TOPICS: The Geo-Institute is soliciting abstracts of technical papers for a special publication honoring Bengt H. Fellenius, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE. To be entitled The Role of Full-Scale Testing in Foundation Design, the volume will be edited by Mohamad H. Hussein, M.ASCE, Robert D. Holtz, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, K. Rainer Massarsch, and Garland E. Likins, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, and will make its appearance during the institute’s annual conference in 2012. Technical papers covering all aspects of foundation testing and design and foundation construction practices will be considered, and papers documenting case histories are particularly welcome.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2009, for abstract submission. Finished manuscripts will be expected in late 2010.

CONTACT: Abstracts of no more than 300 words are to be e-mailed to Hussein at MHGRL@pile.com.

19th Annual International Conference on Storm-Water and Urban Water Systems Modeling
February 18–19, 2010, Toronto

PAPER TOPICS: Using state-of-the-art computer models to resolve real pollution problems and for ecorestoration; surface water quality modeling; modeling effects on aquatic systems and habitats; storm-water and pollution management modeling; urban water systems modeling; urban drainage system design and analysis; wetlands, best management practices, total maximum daily loads, and low-impact development in relation to wetlands; field data monitoring and emerging instrumentation; biocomputing (genetic algorithms and neural networks); GIS, FM/AM, and CAD systems and analysis; decision analysis systems; and policy, legislation, permitting, and enforcement.

DEADLINE: Abstracts are to be e-mailed to admin@computationalhydraulics.com by January 8, 2010.

CONTACT: Additional information may be obtained at www.computationalhydraulics.com.