Conferences & Symposia

IACMAG Symposium, Gandhinagar, INDIA, March 2019

This IACMAG Symposium aims to provide a forum for exchanging new experiences and discussing future developments of geomechanics and geotechnical engineering and other important. The main themes of the symposium are listed below:

  • Earthquake Engineering: 

    • Dynamics of geomaterials; Earth embankments & dams; Bridges; Buildings

  • Ground Improvement: 

    • Geosynthetics; Bio-treatment; Expansive soils; Soft clays

  • Constitutive Modelling:

    • Geomaterials; Multi-scale modelling; Micro-structural instabilities; Liquefaction; Chemical and bioeffects in geomaterials; Field/Laboratory testing



16th IACMAG International Conference, Turin, June-July 2020

The 16th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (15IACMAG) will be held in Turin, Italy, 29 June - 4 July 2020. The aim of the conference is to give an up-to-date picture of the broad research field of computational geomechanics. Contributions from experts around the world will cover a wide range of research topics in geomechanics.



History of IACMAG Conferences

The first conference in what is now a series of IACMAG International Conferences was held at the Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1972. Subsequent conferences have been held ever since then on approximately a 3 to 4 year cycle. The full list of IACMAG International Conferences held to date is as follows:


  • 1972, Vicksburg, USA

  • 1976, Blacksburg, USA

  • 1979, Aachen, Germany

  • 1982, Edmonton, Canada

  • 1985, Nagoya, Japan

  • 1988, Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1991, Cairns, Australia

  • 1994, Morgantown, USA

  • 1997, Wuhan, China

  • 2001, Tucson, USA

  • 2005, Torino, Italy

  • 2008, Goa, India

  • 2011, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2014, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2017, Wuhan, China