The series of International Conference on Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (GEOTEC HANOI) was organized successfully in 2011, 2013 and 2016 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 2016, there were 135 published papers and more than 600 attendees from 31 countries and territories. More remarkably, in the GEOTEC HANOI (GH) conferences world-class keynote lectures were delivered by leading experts as: 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; and Prof. Bengt H. Fellenius (Canada), Prof. Buddhima Indraratna (Australia), Prof. Chang-Yu Ou (Taiwan), Dr. Jamie Standing (United Kingdom), and Prof. Kazuya Yasuhara (Japan) in GH2016.

Following the success of the three previous events, the 4th International conference, GEOTEC HANOI 2019 (GH2019) will be organized by FECON Corporation, the Vietnamese Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE), the Thuyloi University (TLU), and Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd (KKC) on November 28-29, 2019 at the National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam. GEOTEC HANOI 2019 will be honorably patronized by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In this 4th conference, besides the four typical themes of GEOTEC HANOI series, i.e. Deep foundations, Tunnelling and underground spaces, Ground improvement, and Geotechnical modelling and monitoring, two new and imperative topics in sustainable development, namely, Landslide and erosion, and Coastal foundation engineering,  are also included.

Conference Themes

Deep Foundations

Landslide and Erosion

Tunnelling and Underground Spaces

Geotechnical Modelling and Monitoring

Ground Improvement

Coastal Foundation Engineering


Organising Committee


Pham Viet Khoa, FECON Corporation, Vietnam

  • Phung Duc Long, Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE), Vietnam
  • Trinh Minh Thu, Thuyloi University
  • Hiramoto Hiroshi, Kokusai Kogyo Ltd., Japan
  • Le Quang Hanh, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Anh Dung, Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE), Vietnam
  • Nguyen Trung Viet, Thuyloi University
  • Nakamura Mitsutomo, Kokusai Kogyo Ltd., Japan

Scientific Committee


Phung Duc Long, Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE), Vietnam

  • Axelsson Gary, ELU Konsult AB , Stockholm, Sweden
  • Berggren Bo, SGS & Berggren Tech Company, Sweden
  • Bui Man, GTC – Soil Analysis Services, UEA
  • Cheang William, Plaxis, Singapore
  • Dinh Van Nguyen, ANTS & University College Cork, Ireland
  • Do Duc Phi, University of Orleans, France
  • Do Minh Duc, VAEGE, Vietnam
  • Doan Dinh Hong, Subsea 7, France
  • Guilloux Alain, Terrasol, France
  • Hoang Van Long, Mining & Geology University, Vietnam
  • Huynh Dat Vu Khoa, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
  • Katsumi Takeshi, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Le Quang Hanh, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Le Thiet Trung, National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Anh Minh, DORIS Group Company, United Kingdom
  • Nguyen Minh Hai, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Nguyen Tien Dung, Vietnam Japan University, Vietnam
  • Noppadol Phien-weij, AIT, Thailand
  • Nord Bertil, Swedish Geotechnical Society, Sweden
  • Park Jea Hyun, KICT, Korea
  • Pham Huy Giao, AIT, Thailand
  • Pham Quoc Hung, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Puppala Anand J., University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Shimizu Norikazu, Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • Suzuki Motoyuki, Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • Schweiger Helmut, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Takeshi Satoh, Asano-Taisei-Kiso Engineering Ltd., Japan
  • Tang Anh Minh, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France
  • Thieu Quang Tuan, Thuyloi University, Vietnam
  • Tran Thanh Tung, Thuyloi University, Vietnam
  • Trinh Minh Thu, Thuyloi University, Vietnam
  • Trinh Viet Cuong, IBST, Vietnam
  • Vu Anh Tuan, Le Quy Don University, Vietnam.
  • Vu The Manh, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Watabe Yoichi, Hokkaido University, Japan

Advisory Committee

  • Berggren Bo, SGS & Berggren Tech Company, Sweden
  • Do Minh Toan, HUMG, Vietnam
  • Fellenius Bengt H., B. K. Fellenius Consultants Inc., Canada
  • Fredlund Delwyn G., University of Saskatchewan & CGS, Canada
  • Guilloux Alain, Terrasol, France
  • Ishihara Kenji, Chuo University, Japan
  • Katzenbach Rolf, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • Ngo The Phong, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Ba Ke, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Cong Man, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Huu Dau, FECON Corporation, Vietnam
  • Ou Chang-Yu, NTUST, Taiwan
  • Poulos Harry G., Coffey Geotechnics, Australia
  • Standing Jamie, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Schweiger Helmut, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Vermeer Pieter A., Deltares, the Netherlands
  • Yasuhara Kazuya, Ibaraki University, Japan

Call for Papers

Engineers, researchers, teachers and other professionals are warmly invited to submit papers dealing with one or more of the conference themes. Well-documented case histories and design experience, especially those related to projects in Vietnam, are encouraged.

Abstract Submission

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Please submit your abstracts in a Word template given on the official website before May 15, 2019. Abstracts, including name of authors, affiliation, and email address, should not exceed 500 words written in English.

All abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance, clarity and scientific contribution by the Scientific Committee of GEOTEC HANOI 2019. Accepted abstracts will be notified through your personal emails and account on the official website.

Full Paper Submission

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Please submit your full paper using the template format of the conference before September 15, 2019 through the official website. The best papers will be selected and published in conference proceedings by the Construction Publishing House, Ministry of Construction (Vietnam) having an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).

Official Language: The conference official language is English.

Important Dates

January 1, 2019 – June 15, 2019EARLY REGISTRATION
— May 15, 2019Deadline for submitting abstracts
— May 31, 2019Notification of accepted abstracts
June 16, 2019 – November 28, 2019NORMAL REGISTRATION
— August 1, 2019Deadline for submitting full papers of accepted abstracts
— September 15, 2019Deadline for submitting final version of full papers.

Registration & Fee

Registration should be made online via the conference website or by sending a form to the conference supporting email via before November 28, 2019. For delegates who have some difficulties in paying the registration fees via bank transfer or credit card in your countries, you are welcome to pay the fees by cash at the conference venue.

The registration fee is for a hardbound proceedings book (with its soft copy on a CD or in a USB), lunches, coffee break and closing banquet.

Delegates registered as students must submit a letter from their supervisor defining their student status.

  • Additional ticket for closing banquet: $50.
  • Additional hardbound copy of the proceedings book (including CD): $100.
Early registration (before June 15, 2019) $300
Normal registration (June 16, 2019)$350
For authors of accepted papers$250
For Vietnamese students$50
For group registration*25% discount
For young scientists ** : The Organizing Committee offers a free registration for maximum 100 young scientists whose full papers are accepted.
*More than 4 people who belong to one organization or are co-authors of one paper.
** Born after November 28, 1984.

Conference Venue

The National Convention Center (NCC),
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Avenue (gate No.1) and Pham Hung Street (gate No.2),
Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Introduction of Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital, lies on the banks of the Red River, the cultural center with puppetry, music, and dance performances. Hanoi ranks among the world’s most attractive and interesting cities. Originally named Thang Long, the city was first the capital of Vietnam in A.D. 1010 and has had many names until its current incarnation. The name Hanoi, in fact, means “bend in the river” and denotes the city’s strategic location along the vital waterway.

The most obvious reminders of the past in Hanoi are written in the vestiges of precolonial and colonial buildings low facades tucked beneath towers of concrete, especially in the city’s Old Quarter. But even these centuries-old structures are recent, considering the rich history here that dates back thousands of years. Besides the Old Quarter, there are many beautiful landscapes such as West Lake and HoanKiem Lake, attracting many foreign tourists.


FECON Corporation

15th Floor, CEO Tower, HH2-1 Lot, Me Tri Ha Urban,
Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District,
Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hotline: (+ 84) 90.344.0978
(Mr. Dung – Chief of secretary board)

Tel: (+ 84) 246.269.0481
(Ext: 579 – Ms. Khuyen)