Fourth International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo IV)comgeo

Assisi, Italy. 2-4 May, 2018


ComGeo series of Symposia, a sequel to NUMOG (Numerical Models in Geomechanics), is a multi-disciplinary forum for exchange of views between researchers, engineers and students. The format of this Symposium will be similar to that of previous ComGeo meetings; i.e. limited number of participants, high technical standard and an informal style promoting discussion. The scope will cover a broad range of research topics in soil and rock mechanics, including developments in computational/analytical techniques, their application to practical engineering problems as well as innovations in experimental testing and interpretation. Original contributions in the areas of petroleum, mining, geo-environmental, nuclear and off-shore engineering, are also welcome.

Symposium Organizers

Gyan N. Pande (Co-Chair)
Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Stan Pietruszczak (Co-Chair)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Krakow University of Technology, Poland

Claudio Tamagnini (Co-Chair)
University of Perugia, Italy


Diana Salciarini
University of Perugia, Italy

Wojciech Pula
Wroclaw University of Science & Technology, Poland

Stefanos Drakos
IC2E, Rhodes, Greece 

                                          Scientific Committee

E. Alonso (Spain)

J. Andrade (USA)

L. Andresen (Norway)

C. Di Prisco (Italy)

I. Einav (Australia)

L. Gambarotta (Italy)

A. Gens (Spain)

M. Hicks (The Netherlands)

T. Hueckel (USA)

C. Jommi (Italy)

M. Karstunen (Sweden)

L. Laloui (Switzerland)

D. Masin (Czech Republic)

D. Lydzba (Poland)

G. Meschke (Germany)

T. Nakai (Japan)

R. Michalowski (USA)

H. Schweiger (Austria)

A.P.S. Selvadurai (Canada)

J.F. Shao (France)

D. Sheng (Australia)

H-S. Shin (South Korea)

P. Simonini (Italy)

K. Soga (USA)

H. Thomas (UK)

J. Tejchman (Poland)

D. Toll (UK)

A. Truty (Poland)

C. Viggiani (France)

R. Wan (Canada)







                        Important Dates

Abstract submission: 20 November 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2017
Submission of extended abstracts: 1 March 2018
Last day for early registration: 31 March 2018
Symposium 2 – 4 May 2018

Abstract Submissions

One-page abstracts are invited by 20 November 2017 and authors will be informed of acceptance by 1 December 2017. Abstracts should be prepared in MS Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and sent by email to with a copy to  and

The extended two-page abstracts are due by 1 March 2018 and should be prepared using the following template: (to be provided)

Symposium Publications

All extended abstracts will be included in the electronic publication ‘4th International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics, Assisi, Italy, 2-4 May 2018 – Book of Extended Abstracts’ which will be available free to download from the website of the International Centre of Computational Engineering ( There will be no formal proceedings of the Symposium. However, selected papers will be published, after a peer review, in Special Issues of Acta Geotechnica (Springer) and Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment (Elsevier).


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