7th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

“Ground models, from big data to engineering judgement”

Barcelona, Spain | June 18-21, 2024

The ISC (International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization) conferences are regular events promoted by ISSMGE’s TC102 (Technical Committee for Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests) to gather experts and practitioners in the areas of geotechnical characterization, with special emphasis on in situ mechanical and geophysical testing tools and procedures. Since 1998, geotechnical engineers, geologist and geophysicists from all over the world have gathered at ISCs in Atlanta (1998), Porto (2004), Taipei (2008), Recife (2012), Gold Coast (2016) and Budapest (2021) to share their knowledge and experiences.

That successful sequence will continue in Barcelona (Spain) where the 7th ISC will take place at the Campus Nord facilities of UPC BarcelonaTech from the 17th to the 21st of June 2024. Endorsed by the Spanish Society for Soil Mechanics, ISC7 aims to be a gathering point for all professionals and experts in the field. The conference sessions will blend applications and research in the field with focal points on aspects such as the development of ground models for large and small projects, the direct application of in situ tests for design of geotechnical structures, the development of new testing apparatus and procedures, the integration of monitoring techniques in site characterization, the role of big data and machine learning in site characterization, the use of numerical simulation techniques as an aid to geotechnical and geophysical testing or the specific challenges associated with the characterization of tailing storage facilities.