7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils

7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils
DATE: August 23~25, 2019
Host: The Japanese Geotechnical Society. Supported by: TC106 Unsaturated Soils of ISSMGE
Venue: Nagoya Congress Center (1-1 Atsuta-nishimachi, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya 456-0036)
CONTACT: JGS International Affairs Department, ap-unsat2019@jiban.or.jp

Information of Keynote Address

Information of Keynote Address NEW!(2018.05.02)

Conference Information

AP-UNSAT2019-Bulletin-No.2-2 NEW!(2018.05.16)


Following the success of the last conference held in Guilin, China, in 2015, the Japanese Geotechnical Society and ISSMGE TC106 are pleased to host, on this great tradition of conference series, the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (AP-UNSAT2019) in Nagoya City, the geographical center of Japan. The organize committee of AP-UNSAT2019 also hope that all events during the conference may provide an easy-access bridge between the theoretical researches and the practical applications related to unsaturated soils. In particular, young researchers and engineers dealing with unsaturated soils from Asia-Pacific region and beyond are warmly encouraged to attend the conference and submit their papers. Well-documented case histories from the region are also particularly welcome.


Feng ZHANG, Professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology
Yuji KOHGO, Professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Yuji TAKESHITA, Professor of Okayama University

Technical Secretary

Hiromasa IWAI, Assistant Professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology

Call for abstract

AP-UNSAT2019 is now calling for Abstracts. AP-UNSAT2019 provides opportunities for researchers to present papers within the themes listed below.
Those who want to present your recent works are required to submit an abstract. The abstracts must be submitted no later than July 31, 2018.
The Abstract should be written up to one A4 page using the following template “01-JGSSP_PaperFormat_AP-UNSAT2019”, and it should include the figures and tables (if any).
The submitted Abstracts will be reviewed, and “accept or reject” of submitted abstract will be notified on September 30, 2018 and later.

A template of an abstract  can be available from the following links. In writing your abstract, please read the template carefully and make it according to the format.
(DOC) 01-JGSSP_PaperFormat_AP-UNSAT2019
(PDF) 01-JGSSP_PaperFormat_AP-UNSAT2019
Abstracts should be submitted through the e-mail < mailto:ap-unsat2019@jiban.or.jp>.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: July 31, 2018 May 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2018 July 31, 2018
Full paper submission deadline: November 30, 2018 October 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance for revised paper: February 28, 2019 January 31, 2019

Conference Themes

A.    Fundamental soil behavior

<A-1>     Micro-and macro structure
<A-2>     Water-retention
<A-3>     Stress-strain behavior
<A-4>     Multi-physic couplings
<A-5>     Monotonic/Cyclic behavior

B.    New equipment and testing methods

<B-1>     Advanced and new testing equipment
<B-2>     Sensors for suction/moisture measurements
<B-3>     In-situ/field testing

C.   Modelling

<C-1>     Constitutive modelling
<C-2>     Numerical modelling and analysis

D.   Geotechnical engineering problems

<D-1>     Case histories
<D-2>     Hazards
<D-3>     Foundations

E.    Energy and environmental issues

<E-1>     Soil-atmospheric interaction
<E-2>     Capillary barriers
<E-3>     Nuclear waste disposal
<E-4>     Gas hydrate
<E-5>     CO2 sequestration