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.