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Call for papers

GEODIARY

Ground Improvement, December 2000. Geotechnique symposium in print, co- sponsored by the BGS and ICE Ground Board on the theme of the mechanical improvement of the ground using vibrocompaction, vibro- replacement, dynamic com- paction, soil mixing, compaction grouting, surcharging, deep drainage and other improvement techniques to consolidate or reinforce soil. Synopses of proposed papers should be submitted by 29 November 1999. First drafts must be received by 31 January 2000. A symposium will be held at the ICE in early 2001. Contact Mary Henderson, email: henderson_m @ice. org.uk

15th ICSMGE, 27-31 August 2001, Instanbul, Turkey. Conference and exhibition organised by the Turkish National Committee for the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Plenary session themes are: Testing and property characterisation of geo- materials; Foundations and retaining structures; Tunnelling and underground space development; Ground improve- ment and reinforcement; Environmental issues of geotechnical engineering; and Design, construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. Abstracts for UK contributions should be submitted by 1 March 2000 (not March 2001 as detailed in the flyer included with this issue). For more details and an abstract form, contact Grace Chen at the ICE, tel: 0171 665 2233; fax: 0171 799 1325; email: chen_g@ice.org.uk The form is also available on the web at: £www.itu.edu.tr/ 2001/

International symposium on earth reinforcement (IS Kyushu 2001), 14- 16 November 2001, Fukuoka, Japan. Conference organised by the Japanese Geotechnical Society, ISSMGE TC-9 and IGS on embankments, wall structures, foundations and slopes and excavations, focusing on testing, design and monitoring. Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted, in English, to the technical committee by September 30, 2000. Contact Professor Hidetoshi Ochiai, Department of Civil Engineering (Suiko), Kyushu University, 6-10-1, Hakozaki, Hgashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan; tel and fax: +81 92 642 3285; email: iskyushu@civil. Kyushu-u.ac.jp

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