INVITATION

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the “Fourth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” to be held in Nicosia – North Cyprus from June 2 to 4, 2016. The conference is organised jointly by the Turkish Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University with the aim of bringing scientists, engineers, practitioners, and researchers together, to exchange knowledge and discuss the new developments in the field of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

The conference will be hosted by Near East University, will comprise sessions over a two-day period and include keynote lectures, oral presentations, discussions, and poster sessions. Sessions will be chaired by internationally recognised academics and scientists. The official language of the conference is English. On the third day the participants will have ample opportunity for technical excursions and visits to historical sites.

Cyprus is located in the centre of the ancient world which is known as the cradle of western civilization. Nicosia has been in continuous habitation for more than 4,500 years, is the capital of the island and is full of fascinating historical places. The walls ring the old city of Nicosia, with a three and a half mile circuit; contain 11 bastions and 3 gates. Today the walls remain virtually intact and it is possible to walk part of the perimeter. Nicosia is four times the winner of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award, considered Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field in the last six years; 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015.

Details of the Second and Third International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering can be found at ; http://zm2009.neu.edu.tr/ and http://zm2012.neu.edu.tr/

We will look forward to welcoming you to Nicosia in June 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Prof.Dr. Feyza Çinicioğlu & Prof.Dr.Cavit Atalar
Organising Committee Chairs
“Fourth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering”

 

A few notes from the earlier conferences

The First International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering was organised by the Turkish National Committee of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University on 29-31 May, 2003.

The Second International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering was organised by the Turkish National Committee of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering on 28-30 May, 2009.

The Third International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering was organised by the Turkish National Committee of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University with the aim of bringing together scientists, engineers, practitioners and researchers to exchange knowledge and discuss the new developments in the field of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The Conference is hosted by Near East University on 28 – 30 June, 2012. The Conference comprises eight keynote lectures and 104 paper presentations at 26 sessions. Around 130 papers were submitted to the conference. All papers submitted to the Conference were thorougly reviewed and evaluated by referees selected from the Conference Organising Committee and International Advisory Board. The Conference Proceedings include seven keynote lectures and 104 papers reviewed and accepted for scientific/technical merit.