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International Symposium on Ground Improvement Technologies
and Case Histories (ISGI09)
9 to 11 December 2009, Singapore


(Accredited 12 PDUs by the PE Board, Singapore)


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Reminder: deadline of hotel booking to enjoy the Conference rate is 11 November 2009.

 

Scope of Symposium
The symposium provides a platform for engineers and researchers to interact and exchange experience on ground improvement technologies and share know-how from case histories

 

Keynote lectures by 8 prominent ground improvement researchers and practitioners

D T Bergado, Thailand

Behavior of Deep Cement Mixing (DCM) and Stiffened Deep Cement Mixing (SDCM) Piles under Full Scale Tests and Embankment Loading 

M C R Davies, New Zealand

The Performance of Soil Nailed Systems

B Indraratna, Australia

Soft Soil Foundation improved by Vacuum and Surcharge Preloading at Ballina Bypass, Australia

M Kitazume, Japan

Ground Improvement in Tokyo/Haneda International Airport Expansion Project

H L Liu, China

New Composite Foundation Techniques For Soil Improvement In China

S Pinto, Portugal

Rehabilitation and Reinforcement of Marina EXPO Breakwaters

V R Raju, Singapore

Ground Improvement – Principles and Applications in Asia

S Varaksin, France

Formulation of a Concept And Realistic Soil Parameters For The Foundation Of Randomly Located Structures On A Mega Scaled Project

 

About 100 technical papers will be presented on the following topics  

Recent Development in Ground Improvement Technologies;• Case Histories involving Major Infrastructure Projects; • Design and Analytical Methods in Ground Improvement; • Instrumentation and Monitoring in Ground Improvement; • Variability/Quality Control Issues in Ground Improvement; • Laboratory and Centrifuge Model Testing on Ground Improvement Studies; • Case Studies on Ground Improvement

Please see ATTACHED FILE for the list of papers accepted for the symposium (as of 17 September 2009). 

 

The final list of papers is subject to the authors’ registration and confirmation to attend the symposium. Conference Program will be released accordingly. 

To appreciate the important contributions of authors towards this Symposium and with the strong support from sponsors for the Symposium, the presenting author of each paper will be entitled to a special presenting author registration fee of S$500 (about US$350) if the presenting author registers by 30 September 2009.  

Great thanks for your strong support to ISGI09. 

 
ISGI09 Organising Committee 
ISGI09 Secretariat
Professional Activities Centre
NUS Faculty of Engineering
Blk EA, #05-34
Singapore 117576
Tel: (65) 6516 5113
Fax: (65) 6874 5097
Email: ISGI09@nus.edu.sg

Sponsors:






 

International Symposium on Ground Improvement Technologies 
and Case Histories (ISGI09)

Organized by the Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS)
9 to 11 December 2009, Singapore


(www.geoss.sg/ISGI09)

Call for  Advertisement in the Conference Souvenir Magazine

 

The following benefits are included in the package: 

  1. One full-page colour advertisement in the Conference Souvenir Magazine (advertisement contents to be provided by the advertiser)
  2. One complimentary Conference Pass .

 The advertisement content should meet the following requirements: 

  • A4 size.
  • If PDF, make sure the images used inside the PDF are hi-res (300dpi)
  • If JPG, then the JPG must be at least 300dpi
  • 3mm of bleeding on 4 sides 

To book your advertisement, please email the Conference Manager Cheah Kok Keong at engckk@nus.edu.sg by 9 Nov 2009. Alternatively you may contact him at +65 6516 5113.  All advertisement content and design must be submitted by 13 Nov 2009.  

Advertiser – S$1,500

 
ISGI09 is Organised by Geotechnical Society of Singapore
 

Supporting Organisations

Association for Geotechnical Societies of Southeast Asia
Chinese Institution of Geotechnical Engineering
Hong Kong Geotechnical Society
Indonesian Geotechnical Society
Institution of Engineers Malaysia
Institution of Engineers Singapore
Japanese Geotechnical Society
Korean Geotechnical Society
Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society
Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore)
Vietnam Geotechnical Society

 

 
 
International Advisory Committee
Bergado B (Thailand)
Chen Z Y (China)
Chin C T (Taiwan)
Choa V (Singapore)
Davies M C R (New Zealand)
Indraratna B (Australia)
Irsyam M (Indonesia)
Jefferson I (UK)
Kitazume M (Japan)
Koseki J (Japan)
Lee S R (Korea)

Liu H L (China)
Madhav M R (India)
Ooi T A (Malaysia)
Pinto S A (Portugal)
Puppala A (USA)
Shang J (Canada)
Varaksin S (France)
Yan S W (China)
Yong K Y (Singapore)
Yoo C S (Korea)
Zhang J M (China)

 
 
Organising Committee
Chair- Leung C F
Co-Chair - Chu J
Secretary - Leong K W
Treasurer - Shen R F
Members
Chandrasegaran
Lam P W J
Ng T G
Samingan A S
Yee K

Lam K P
Ng C C
Ong T S
Wong L T
Yee Y W

General Information

Conference Hotel/Venue
Furama RiverFront (Havelock Road)
405 Havelock Road
Singapore 169633
Tel: (65)6733 2081

Conference Registration and Collection of Conference Kit
Outside VIP Room, Level 3
8 December 2009 (Tuesday)
5.00pm to 8.00pm
9 December 2009 (Wednesday)
7.45am to 5.00pm
10 December 2009 (Thursday)
8.00am to 3.30pm

Keynote Lecture
Venus II and III, Level 3

Breakout Rooms
Venus II and III & Jupiter III, Level 3

 

Lunch
Jupiter I & II, Level 3 12.15pm to 1.15pm (9 & 10 December 2009)
Exhibition
Venus I, Level 3 Opening Hours: 9 December 2009 (Wednesday) 8.30am to 6.00pm 10 December 2009 (Thursday) 8.30am to 3.30pm
Please wear your name badge at all times. It is required for entry to all sessions and meals.


Conference Dinner
Venus I & II
10 December 2009
7.30pm to 10.00pm
Complimentary for those holding standard conference passes.
Spouses, accompanying persons, guests and student registration will have to purchase dinner ticket separately if they want to join the dinner. Dinner ticket is priced at S$100 nett.
Dinner tickets have to be purchased from the Registration Desk by 9 December 2009, 5.00pm.

ISGI Site Visit
11 December 2009,
9.30am to 1.30pm (Please assemble at the Furama RiverFront lobby 10 minutes before departure time)
Pasir Panjang Reclamation Phases 3 and 4 & Singapore Flyer
For more details of the site visit, please refer to the Technical Program.

You are advised to be comfortably dressed for the outdoor with covered footwear.

Registration fee for the Site Visit is waived for all authors and full paying standard delegates. However pre-registration for participation is required.

As there are limited seats, authors and full paying standard delegates will be given the priority to register. Please register with the secretariat counter on 9 December 2009, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Registration fee for student delegates (non-authors), accompanying persons and spouses will be levied at S$30. Please register with the secretariat counter only on the 10 December 2009, 9.00am to 12.00 noon. Registration is subject to availability.  

 

Technical Program        Instruction to Speakers

 
Paper Submission
 

Dear Authors

Before you submit your full papers, please ensure these meet the following criteria:

  1. Contents must be relevant to ground improvement with reasonable technical standards and no technical errors.
  2. Contents must be original and substantial part of the paper should not be published
    elsewhere.
  3. Title of not more than 80 characters should reflect main contribution and idea of paper.
    Title should not start with an article e.g. “The”, “A” etc.
  4. English used must be of reasonable standard. Non-English writers are advised to
    seek help.
  5. Layout, presentation, figures and tables must follow the instructions given in the
    attached template (WORD or LATEX format). They must be logical and clear; all
    reference quoted must be listed.
  6. Paper must be of a non-commercial nature.
 

Please submit your 6-page paper by 28 May 2009 at the following website:

http://rpsonline.com.sg/isgi09/


When you log in the above web site for the first time, you will be prompted to register your
particulars and contact details.


If you do not know your Paper ID, please email the conference secretariat at:
ISGI09@nus.edu.sg .

 

I wish to take this opportunity to inform you that there will be best paper award(s) given at the Symposium. In addition, the publisher will submit the published proceedings for possible inclusion in the ISI Conference or equivalent index. Authors of selected papers will be requested to extend their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Ground Improvement published by Thomas Telford. As such, I encourage all authors to prepare high quality papers for the Symposium.


It is expected at least 1 author of an accepted paper should register for the Symposium
to present the paper.
If you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the conference secretariat.


Prof C F Leung
Organizing Chair
International Symposium on Ground Improvement Technologies and Case Histories
(ISGI09)

 

 

Hotel Accommodation

Getting to the Hotel

The estimated taxi fare from the Changi International Airport to the following Hotel is USD15-20 (S$21-27), depending on the traffic conditions.

Furama Riverfront Singapore (Official Hotel)

405 Havelock Road
Singapore 169633
Tel: (65) 6739 6411
Fax: (65) 6235 1280
Website: riverfront@furama.com

Room Rate

Limited rooms available.

Rates may not be applicable after 11 November 2009. Please check directly with the hotel for the best available room rates after this date.

Room Type

Room Rate per Night

Deluxe Single
- inclusive of 1 Buffet Breakfast & Internet Broadband Access

S$168++

Deluxe  Twin
- inclusive of 2 Buffet Breakfasts & Internet Broadband Access

S$188++

  • Check-in Time : 1400 hours
  • Check-out Time: 1200 hours

Rates quoted are on per room basis per night in Singapore Dollars and are subjected to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.

 

Download Furama Riverfront Singapore Hotel Booking Form.

River View Hotel (Supporting Hotel)

382 Havelock Road
Singapore 169629
Tel: (65) 67329922
Fax: (65) 63494830
Website: www.riverview.com.sg
River View Hotel is less than 100m (5 mins walk) away from the Official Hotel

Room Rate

Reservation must be made before 25 November 2009 to enjoy the special rates below.

Room Type

Room Rate per Night

Superior Single
- inclusive of 1 Buffet Breakfast & Internet Broadband Access

S$160++

Superior  Twin / Double
- inclusive of 2 Buffet Breakfasts & Internet Broadband Access

S$180++

Deluxe Single
- inclusive of 1 Buffet Breakfast & Internet Broadband Access

S$190++

Deluxe  Twin / Double
- inclusive of 2 Buffet Breakfasts & Internet Broadband Access

S$210++

  • Check-in Time : 1400 hours
  • Check-out Time: 1200 hours

Rates quoted are on per room basis per night in Singapore Dollars and are subjected to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.


Download Hotel Booking Form.

 

Registration

Payments are to be made Singapore dollars (SGD) as quoted below. All banking charges MUST BE borne by the participants. Approximate exchange rate as of June 2009 – US$1=S$1.45.
For early bird registration, payment must be received by 10 Oct 2009. For others, payment must be received prior to the conference.

 

By 30 Sep 2009

From 1 Oct 2009

Presenting Author *
(Only 1 Presenting Author Per Paper)

SGD 500

SGD700

Members of GeoSS and Supporting Organizations:*
Association for Geotechnical Societies of Southeast Asia
Chinese Institution of Geotechnical Engineering
Hong Kong Geotechnical Society
Indonesian Geotechnical Society
Institution of Engineers Malaysia
Institution of Engineers Singapore
Japanese Geotechnical Society
Korean Geotechnical Society
Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

SGD600

SGD700

Others*

SGD700

SGD800

Students**
(A Letter from the University or thesis supervisor certifying student status is Required)

SGD250

SGD350

Accompanying Persons
(Conference Dinner)

SGD100

* Includes daily coffee breaks and lunches, attendance to all technical sessions, a copy of conference programs & proceedings and conference dinner.
** Includes daily coffee breaks and lunches, attendance to all technical session and a copy of conference programs and CD proceedings.
Refunds and Cancellation
A 50% refund will be made for withdrawals (received in writing) made before 9 November 2009. No refunds will be made thereafter. However, a replacement will be accepted upon prior arrangement at no extra cost. Please inform us of the changes, if any, by email.

 

To Register for ISGI09:

Click here to download Registration Form


Please complete registration form and submit it to the ISGI09 Secretariat by mail, fax or email:
ISGI09 Secretariat
c/o Professional Activities Centre
National University of Singapore, FoE
Blk EA #05-34, 9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117576
Tel: +65 6516 5113
Fax: +65 6874 5097
Email: ISGI09@nus.edu.sg

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