International Conference on Geotechnical and Highway Engineering GEOTROPIKA 2008  will be held on 26-27 May 2008 at Best Western Premier Sri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The Conference will be organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and supported by Institute of Quarrying Malaysia, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Public Works Department, Malaysia.

The International Conference in Geotechnical and Highway Engineering, GEOTROPIKA 2008 is aimed to provide opportunities for participants to exchange ideas and experiences via technical papers and discussions on practical applications to generate better understanding amongst practicing Geotechnical and Highway engineers and other related professionals on the importance of their professions and the impact on construction industry.

Main Theme: "Advancement in Geotechnical and Highway Engineering".

Listed below are the topics to be discussed:

  • Performance Prediction of Geotechnics and Highway Constructions
  • Construction of Roads over Problematic Soils
  • Soils Improvement, Stabilization and Reclamation
  • Soil and Rock Slope Failures and Remedial Measures
  • Innovation on Highway Construction and Pavement Materials
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Geological and Rock Engineering
  • Other Related Topics

Conference Objective:

Geotechnical and Highway engineers are always faced with problems related to the performance prediction of constructions as well as the diagnostic of past failures.  Therefore the conference will be held with the following objectives:

  • To provide opportunities to interact with world leading figures in geotechnical and highway engineering.
  • To provide avenue to network and exchange ideas with stakeholders from industry.
  • A chance to contribute and share knowledge, ideas and experiences on the practical applications in Geotechnical and Highway Engineering fields to enhance the prediction performance of construction and minimize or prevent future failures.

Professional involved in Geotechnical and Highway Engineering as well as in contruction industry are cordially invited to participate:

  • Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Researchers and Graduate Students
  • Academicians
  • Consultants
  • Conctractors
  • Directors and Project Managers
  • Other Related Professional

Faculty of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Skudai, Johor, MALAYSIA

 
Potential authors are invited to submit about 300-word abstracts of their intended papers. The paper shall generally cover the following subjects :-
Performance Prediction of Geotechnics and Highway Construction
Construction of Roads over Problematic Soils
Soils Improvement, Stabilization and Reclamation
Soil and Rock Slope Failures and Remedial Measures
Foundation Engineering
Innovation on Highway Construction and Pavement Materials
Geological & Rock Engineering
Other Related Topics