The ISL/NASL 2012 Technical Committee invites authors from industry, government and academia to submit abstracts pertaining to the investigation, classification, monitoring, analysis and mitigation of landslides. Case studies together with papers featuring innovative analysis techniques and solutions, as well as research (recent and/or future trends), are strongly encouraged.
The symposium theme Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding was selected because we believe that the profession is undergoing a revolution, as unprecedented amounts of quantitative data become available through new measurement and analysis techniques. Therefore, perhaps it is time to stress understanding of landslide mechanisms and behaviour. How do we make sense of all the numbers that are now available to us?
Several session themes are proposed that authors are being asked to consider when submitting their abstracts:
|1.||Landslides and Society: Processes and Impacts|
|2.||Understanding Landslide Mechanisms|
|3.||Advances in Investigation, Characterization and Modelling Tools for Hazard Assessment|
|4.||Application of New Monitoring Technologies for Improved Landslide Hazard Management|
|5.||Evaluation and Control of Landslides: Avoidance, Prevention and Protection Strategies|
In addition, several "Key Issues" sessions will be developed to highlight initiatives of the JTC-1 as well as fundamental and strategic challenges being faced by landslide professionals. These include:
|6.||Classification of Landslides: Strategies and Requirements|
|7.||Managing, Understanding and Using Complex Data Sets arising from New Technologies|
|8.||Slope Stability in Forest Management|
|9.||Impacts of Climate Change on Landslide Risk|
|10.||Sub-Marine Landslides: Impacts, Assessment and Control|