The series of International Conference on Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (GEOTEC HANOI) was organized successfully in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2019 in Hanoi and it has become a well-known event not only in Vietnam but also internationally for its excellent quality and organizational scale. The number of accepted papers and attendees increased significantly over the times. In the latest event, GEOTEC HANOI 2019 (GH2019), there were 186 published papers and more than 800 attendees from 37 countries and territories. More remarkably, GEOTEC HANOI has welcome world-class experts to deliver keynote lectures: Prof. Sven Hansbo (Sweden), Prof. Kenji Ishihara and Dr. Hiroshi Yoshida (Japan), Prof. Harry G. Poulos (Australia), Prof. Pieter A. Vermeer (Netherlands), and Prof. Alain Guilloux (France) in GH2011; Prof. Rolf Katzenbach (Germany), Prof. Alain Guilloux (France), Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka (Japan), Prof. Kenichi Soga (United Kingdom), Prof. Helmut Schweiger (Austria), and Prof. Sven Hansbo (Sweden) (honorable lecture) in GH2013; Prof. Bengt H. Fellenius (Canada), Prof. Buddhima Indraratna (Australia), Prof. Chang-Yu Ou (Chinese Taipei), Dr. Jamie Standing (United Kingdom), and Prof. Kazuya Yasuhara (Japan) in GH2016; and Prof. Harry Poulos (Australia), Prof. Adam Beruijen (Belgium), Prof. Masaki Kitazume (Japan), Prof. Delwyn Fredlund (Canada), Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic (The UK), and Prof. Mark Randolph (Australia) in GH2019. In addition, GH2019 conference was hornored to have two special invited lectures: Prof. Charles Ng (Hong Kong, China), President of ISSMGE; Prof. Eun Chul Shin, (South Korea), V. President of ISSMGE for Asia.
Following the success of the four previous events, the 5th International conference, GEOTEC HANOI 2023 (GH2023) will be organized by FECON Corporation, the Vietnamese Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE), Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS), Thuyloi University (TLU), and Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) on December 14-15, 2023 at the National Convention Center (NCC), Hanoi, Vietnam. GH2023 will be honorably patronized by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
For the 5th conference, besides the five usual themes of GEOTEC HANOI series, i.e., Deep foundations, Tunnelling and underground spaces, Ground improvement, Geotechnical modelling and monitoring, Landslide and erosion, one new and imperative topic on sustainable development, namely Offshore Wind Power and Coastal Geotechnics is also included.
The conference key themes are as follows.
Engineers, researchers, teachers and other professionals are warmly invited to submit papers dealing with the conference themes. Well-documented case histories and design experience, especially those related to projects in Vietnam, are encouraged.