26th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference

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11. - 14. September 2018

Transportation Graz Airport to conference venue

Departure time BUS I: 2:15pm
Departure time BUS II: 4:15pm
Departure time BUS III: 6:30pm

IMPORTANT: There is no transportation after 6:30pm!


Download Programme as PDF (Version 2018-09-10)

Rules regarding paper presentation:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader are available
  • Each presentation has a duration limit of 12 min
  • After each presentation 3 min are reserved for discussion


Project: Murkraftwerk Graz (http://www.murkraftwerkgraz.at/)
Departure: 09.00am
End of excursion: 01:30pm (Graz Airport) or 02:00pm (Graz Hauptbahnhof / Graz central station)

Important information: Please bring robust footwear and a rain protection.


Der Klugbauer
Reinischkogel 28
A-8563 Reinischkogel
Phone: +43 3143 8101
e-Mail: office(at)klugbauer.at
Web: http://www.klugbauer.at/
Map: click here
On 11.09.2018 transportation to "Der Klugbauer" will be provided.
Meeting point: Graz Airport


On behalf of the ISSMGE, the Austrian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering has the pleasure of announcing the 26th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference that will be held from Tuesday 11th September to Friday 14th of September 2018.
The conference will take place at Hotel Klugbauer (http://www.klugbauer.at/).


Each European National Society will be asked to select two representatives to attend the Conference. Ideally, they should be 35 years of age, or less, at the time of the meeting. Senior geotechnical engineers will deliver keynote lectures and will engage with the young engineer delegates during the technical sessions.


Dr. Franz Tschuchnigg & Prof. Helmut F. Schweiger

Contact Information

Contact person: Dr. Franz Tschuchnigg
Address: Computational Geotechnics Group, Institute of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics, Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstrasse 12, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43(0)316-873/6729
Email: franz.tschuchniggnoSpam@tugraz.at

Conference topics

There is no specific conference theme, any topic related to geotechnical engineering is appropriate. Some examples:

  • Site investigation
  • Laboratory and field testing
  • Field monitoring
  • Selection of design parameters
  • Constitutive, numerical and physical modelling
  • Shallow and deep foundations
  • Deep excavations and retaining structures
  • Tunnelling and underground structures
  • Slope stability and landslides
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Ground improvement
  • Mechanical, hydraulic and thermal behaviour of saturated and unsaturated soils
  • Environmental Geotechnics

Important dates

Invitation to National Societies, call for papers: October 31st, 2017
Deadline for Abstracts: December 31st, 2017
Abstract acceptance, specification of paper format: January 31st, 2018
Deadline for papers: April 30th, 2018
Final program: Mai 31st, 2018
Conference meeting: September 11th-14th, 2018

Template for Papers


Papers should be prepared in MS Word (.docx) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and sent by email to franz.tschuchniggnoSpam@tugraz.at.

Conference Fee

EUR 370,--
Includes accommodation, all meals, coffee breaks, proceedings and excursion.

Bank details:
Account holder: Graz University of Technology
IBAN: AT25 1200 0516 5610 1818
Please mention EYGEC 2018 and clearly identify participant’s name. Registration should be paid free  of bank charges, if any.