Topic 1: Laboratory Testing and Modelling
1a: Laboratory Testing
1b: Numerical/Physical Modelling
1c: Prediction of Soil Behaviour
1d: Unsaturated Soils
1e: Problematic Soils and Geosynthetic Material
1f: Micro-macro Transition

Topic 2: Small and Large Works
2a: In-situ Testing
2b: Foundations and Retaining Structures
2c: Tunnelling
2d: Railways
2e: Roads and Pavements
2f: Marine and Fluvial Geotechnics
2g: Underground Structures
2h: Structures in Seismic Areas
2i: Pile Foundations
2j: Ground Improvement, Grouting and Dredging

Topic 3: Natural Hazards
3a: Slope Stability and Landslides
3b: Earthquake Related Problems
3c: Coastal and Fluvial Hazards
3d: Floods
3e: Drought
3f: Other Natural Hazards

Topic 4: Environmental Preservation and Sustainable Development
4a: Preservation of Historic Sites
4b: Protection and Rehabilitation of Ecosystems
4c: Assessment and Treatment of Pollution
4d: Reversible Construction
4e: Geotechnics and Renewable Energies
4f: Optimizing Construction and Sustainable Development

Topic 5: Geotechnical Cultures and Responsibilities
5a: National and International Practices
5b: Standards and Design Codes
5c: Regulations and Innovation
5d: Geotechnical Education and Training
5e: Instrumentation in Geotechnical Engineering
5f: Monitoring and Observational Design
5g: Risks and Responsibilities of Geotechnical Engineers

Topic 6: Future Technological Innovation
6a: Antigravity practices
6b: Robotics and Automation
6c: Nano-Bio-Geo Convergence
6d: New / Advanced materials
6e: New / Alternative energies (methane
hydrate, shale oil/gas)
6f: Other future prospects