Call for Papers


29th Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference

Hershey, Pennsylvania

January 25-27, 2017

Sponsored by: Central PA Section of ASCE

The 29th Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference is issuing a “Call for Papers” focusing on Challenges and Advances in Geotechnical Engineering.  Of particular interest are papers related to Regional Projects and the following list of topics:

  • Foundation Re-Use, Rehabilitation and Repair

  • Responses to Geotechnical-Related Disasters

  • Stability & Performance of Slopes and Embankments, including Repair of Failed Slopes or Repair of Failed Retaining Structures

  • Dams and Levee Design and Remediation Challenges

  • Excavation Support Design & Construction

  • Infrastructure: Highway, Rail, Transit and Utilities

  • Innovative Uses of Common Geotechnical Solutions for Challenges of the 21st Century

Key Dates:

  • February 12, 2016:           Abstracts due – 300 to 500 words (max. 1 typewritten page).                                
  • March 14, 2016:                Notification of accepted papers.
  • November 7, 2016:           Draft paper and presentation due.
  • December 12, 2016:         Final papers due.
  • January 25 - 27, 2017:     Attendance & Presentation at Conference.


Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to provide an advance draft copy of their paper and presentation by November 7, 2016 AND to submit electronic versions of written final papers for inclusion in the proceedings (issued electronically to all attendees) by December 12, 2016.  Authors of accepted abstracts will also be expected to prepare and give a presentation of their paper at the Conference in Hershey, PA from January 25–27, 2017.

Submit Abstracts via on-line link:   29th Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference Collection Site