Warmly Welcome to GEOTEC HANOI 2023
The 5th International Conference on

Geotechnics for Sustainable
Infrastructure Development

December 14-15, 2023 - Hanoi, Vietnam
Announcement No.1


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 (Taiwan), 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), 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), and Thuyloi University (TLU) 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 Coastal geotechnics & wind energy is also included.

Conference Themes

The conference key themes are as follows.

Deep foundations

Tunnelling &
Underground Spaces

Ground Improvement

Geotechnical Modelling & Monitoring

Landslide & Erosion

Coastal Geotechnics
& Wind Energy

Call for Papers

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.

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstracts prepared following the conference template given on the official website geotechn.vn before November 30, 2022. 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 GH2023. Accepted abstracts will be notified through your personal emails and account on abstract submission.

Full paper submission

Please submit your full papers using the template format of the conference before May 30, 2023 through the official website. The accepted full papers will be published as an E-proceeding in the series of Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering of Springer, which is indexed in Scopus. A hardcover book of abstracts with full papers of keynote and invited speakers will be printed to deliver to participants.

Please note that an accepted paper will only be published in the conference proceedings if at least one of the authors fulfils the payment of registration fee before September 30, 2023.

Important Dates

Conference Registration & Fee

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.

Two-day full benefit packagesNon-authors$350
Authors of accepted papers
Required for at least one representative author of an accepted paper (to attend the conference and get the paper published)
For Vietnamese students
Applied to Vietnamese students under the age of 25 (born after December 14, 1998) and are studying at a university in Vietnam (including undergraduate students, master's students and doctoral students).
The student must submit a document certifying his/her student’s status.
Young scientists

Applied to first authors of accepted papers and younger than 35 years (born after December 14, 1988), and are in the list of 100 young scientists approved by the organizing committee.
If a young author representatively pays the registration fee (before September 30, 2023) and attends the conference, the fee will be refunded by bank transfer.
One-day full benefit packagesDay 1 (Dec 14, 2023)
Applied to all attendees.
Day 2 (Dec 15, 2023)
Applied to all attendees.
Two-day only attendance packageOnly Attendance 
Applied to all attendees (coffee break included).
GroupGroup registration

Applied to groups of at least four people (possible for groups combined from different options).
20% discount

Conference registration fee includes a book of abstracts, lunch, coffee breaks and closing banquet.

  • Additional ticket for closing banquet: $50.
  • Additional book of abstracts: $50

Conference Venue

The National Convention Center (NCC)

Thang Long Avenue (gate No.1) &
Pham Hung Street (gate No.2)

Me Tri Ward,
Nam Tu Liem District,
Hanoi, Vietnam.

Tel:  (+84) 08041196
Website: ncc.gov.vn


Official Language

The conference official language is English.


Participants are encouraged to directly reserve hotels at their convenience. On the other hand, the conference secretariat would also be very pleased to assist hotel booking upon participant’s request.

For more detailed information on hotels in Hanoi, please contact the conference secretariat via secretariat@geotechn.vn.

Conference Excursions 

Prior to the conference start date, the organizing committee arranges one-day site visit (technical tour) for visitors to the underground construction site of Metroline 3 in Hanoi. Exact location will be decided and confirmed later. In addition, one day excursion at Cuc Phuong National Park, the country’s largest nature reserve in Ninh Binh province, will be organized for the registered delegates.

The details of these field trips will be available in the next announcement. For more details of tour information, please check on the conference website https://geotechn.vn

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 moment you arrive in the Vietnamese capital, you’ll find streets within the city centre where well-preserved precolonial and colonial buildings, a hundred of ancient pagodas, and unique museums stand proud. A great place to explore and go sightseeing on foot, this French-colonial city is also known for its delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and production of rare silks and exotic handicrafts. Within the city, you will also find a multicultural community with touches of Chinese, French, and Russian influences. Hanoi is definitely worth to discover with myriad of must-see monuments, famous places, and cuisine, no matter whether it is your first-time visiting Hanoi or not.

Patronized by

Organized by

Contact Us

FECON Corporation

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

Website: fecon.com.vn