On behalf of the Organising Committee of the “Fifth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” we would like to inform you that In view of the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the global threat a decision is taken to postpone the “Fifth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” from May 27 to 29, 2021 to June 30 to July 2, 2022. We hope and wish that travel restrictions will end by that time to allow the delegates to attend. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 30 November 2021. We hope the new dates of the conference will be suitable for all our keynote speakers, session chairs, presenters, and participating colleagues. The conference will be held in Nicosia – North Cyprus. The conference is organised jointly by the Turkish Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University with the aim of bringing scientists, engineers, practitioners, and researchers together, to exchange knowledge and discuss the new developments in the field of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The four previous conferences were participated by eminent ISSMGE members.
The conference will be hosted by Near East University, will comprise sessions over a two-day period and include keynote lectures, oral presentations, discussions, and poster sessions. Sessions will be chaired by internationally recognised academics and scientists. The official language of the conference is English. On the third day the participants will have ample opportunity for technical excursions and visits to historical sites.
Cyprus is located in the centre of the ancient world which is known as the cradle of western civilization. Nicosia the capital of the island has been in continuous habitation for more than 5,000 years, and is full of fascinating historical places. The walls ring the old city of Nicosia, with a three and a half mile circuit; contain 11 bastions and 3 gates. Today the walls remain virtually intact and it is possible to walk part of the perimeter. Nicosia is four times the winner of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award, considered Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field in the last six years; 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015.
Details of the Fourth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering can be found at ; http://zm2016.neu.edu.tr.
We wish you good health in the new year and look forward to welcoming you to the 5,000 years city of Nicosia in Spring of 2022.
Prof.Dr. Feyza Çinicioğlu & Prof.Dr.Cavit Atalar
Organising Committee Chairs
“Fifth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering”