RUSSIAN SOCIETY FOR SOIL MECHANISC , GEOTECHNICS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Russian Society of Soil Mechanics , Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering State Governmental Committee on Construction (Goss troy) , Saint Petersburg State University of Transportation .....
Russian Society of Soil Mechanics , Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering State Governmental Committee on Construction (Goss troy) , Saint Petersburg State University of Transportation are honored to present for your attention the International Geotechnical Conference "Reconstruction of historical cities and geotechnical engineering " to be held on 17 to 19 September 2003 in Saint Petersburg . The Conference will celebrate the tercentenary of Saint Petersburg and will enjoy attendance of the leading Russian and international geotechnical experts . The Conference will be hosted by the State Governmental Committee on Construction (Goss troy) and Russian Society for Soil Mechanics , Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering . Range of Topics Section One . Reconstruction of historical cities . Subjects: Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg : geotechnical aspects of monuments preservation on soft soils Modern geotechnologies : efficiency , sparing working regimes to ensure safety of the existing buildings Underground construction in historical cities : underground traffic development , influence of underground construction on historical buildings and structures Geotechnical monitoring : methodology ,practice,results Geotechnical practice of risk assessment and management : methodology of risk assessment in reconstruction and new construction in terms of influence thereof on the existing buildings Section Two . Geotechnical calculations in reconstruction . Subjects: Assessment of influence of reconstruction and new construction on the existing buildings and structures under preservation Role of soil mechanics in reconstruction Calculations for joint superstructure - subsoil behavior Modeling of complex reconstruction situations in design and construction Working languages : All procedures of the conference will be conducted in Russian and English and will be accompanied by simultaneous translation . Technical Excursions Technical tours will be conducted on September 19 , 2003 . The topic of the tours is the " Reconstruction suburbs of Saint Petersburg " Venue of the Conference: Saint Petersburg Russia Papers will be published in the Conference proceedings . The participants are advised to limit the size of their papers to 6 pages of A4 format . All papers must be presented in the electronic format by March 1, 2003 . The Editorial Board will then make a final selection of the papers for the Conference Proceedings . No abstracts are necessary for submission . Please contact the Secretariat for the template and guidelines for the preparation of papers . Poster sessions : all authors whose papers will be accepted for the Conference Proceedings may present their contributions at Poster Sessions . The authors are requested to present their poster session applications no later than March 30,2003. Cultural Programme An attractive cultural programme will be provided during and after the Conference . Participants of the Conference and accompanying persons will have many opportunities to visit the sights of Saint Petersburg - famous museums , historical monuments and imperial places in the centre and the suburbs , as well as to sample boat trips . Registration and registration fees To register at the Conference please fill in and send to the Secretariat the pre- registration form . Detailed registration fees will be advised in Bulletin 1 in the beginning of the year 2003 . Accommodation To book the hotel rooms please contact our Secretariat and we will provide you with the information on Saint Petersburg hotels and the booking conditions through our partner Welt Reisebuero travel agency . Important Deadlines Paper Submissions - March 1,2003 Poster session applications - March 30 , 2003 Notification of acceptance - May 15 , 2003 Pre-registration at the Conference - June 1, 2003 Hotel rooms booking - July 15 , 2003 Acad . Vyacheslav Ilichev , President RSSMGFI , CO-Chairman Prof . Vladimir Ulitsky , President of the North -West branch RSSMGFI , CO-Chairman Conference Secretariat Alexey Shashkin , Galina Furtseva , Mikhail Lisyuk e-mail : email@example.com Tel : +(7)-(812)-215-04-62 Tel / Fax : +(7)-(812)-316-61-18 Mailing address : 198005 , Russia , Saint Petersburg , Izmaylovsky Prospect 4 , office 411