Second U.S. - Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop

The Second U.S.-Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop will be held October 8 - 9, 2011 immediately preceding the Japan National Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology in Kyoto, Japan. Details are provided below for both the Workshop and the Symposium.


Second U.S.-Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop

The Workshop will bring together leading U.S. and Japanese researchers in geoenvironmental engineering to build upon the success of the First U.S.-Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop that was held in New Orleans U.S. in 2008 in conjunction with the ASCE/Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2008. The workshop is organized to address issues related to challenges and opportunities in the sustainable management of vast quantities and diverse types of wastes and byproducts generated in both countries as well as cleanup of contaminated sites present in both countries. The main objective of the Workshop is to foster interaction between researchers for exchange of knowledge and ideas and to develop specific plans for collaborative projects. The Workshop will provide an environment for in person interactions to promote scientific discussions and allow for taking advantage of complementary aspects of the expertise of the researchers from the two countries. Geoenvironmental engineering practitioners also will be included in the Workshop to provide the state of the practice and input towards developing research priorities. The academicians and practitioners together will provide a broad basis for discussions related to advancing research as well as educational initiatives in containment, remediation, and reuse.

The Workshop Co-Chairs are:

Dr. Takeshi Katsumi (Kyoto University)

Dr. Nazli Yesiller (Global Waste Research Institute)

Dr. Jim Hanson (California Polytechnic State University)

The Workshop organizers are working to secure funding to support a portion of travel costs for U.S. academician participants. A limited number of spaces will be available for participants from U.S. institutions in the Workshop. If you are interested in attending, please provide a 1-paragaph (half page maximum) summary of your background and interests in geoenvironmental engineering and potential contributions to the Workshop. Please send this information to Nazli Yesiller at Please submit your statement of interest by Friday, March 18, 2011.



International Session at the JGS 9th National Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology

The JGS National Symposium Series on Environmental Geotechnology have been held every two years and attracted more than 80 paper presentations and 150 academic and practitioner participants. This year, an International Session will be organized as part of the JGS 9th National Symposium to be held in English. Persons interested in attending the Workshop are encouraged to submit a paper for the Symposium.


October 8 - 9 (The National Symposium will be held on both Saturday and Sunday)


Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall; (


Original papers on various topics related to environmental geotechnology are invited.

1) Testing and site investigation

2) Geo-environmental remediation and risk management

3) Reuse of by-products in geotechnical applications

4) Waste containment and land use

5) Natural contamination

6) Environmental effects of construction works

7) Global environmental issues affecting geoenvironment

8) Others


Paper submission:

-  March 25 (Fri): Abstract submission deadline

-  May 20 (Fri): Paper submission deadline

Abstracts should include title of the paper, name of the authors and their affiliations, and contact address including e-mail. Abstract length should be of approximately 250 words. The papers (4, 6, or 8 pages) should be written following the format provided below. The submitted papers will be reviewed by the JGS technical committee members and, according to the review results, some papers may be requested to be revised.


Registration fee will be free. Proceedings will be available for purchase.


Professor Takeshi Katsumi, Kyoto University,, or the JGS Office,


JGS Manuscript Format

Instructions to Authors for Preparation of Symposium Manuscript

Aaaa Bbbb 1, Cccc Dddd 2, and Eeee Ffff 1 (Author(s)’ name)

1Japanese Geotechnical Society, Japan (Affiliations)

2Xxxxx University, Japan

KEY WORDS: Environment, Soil, Vegetation, Landfill (4 to 6 words)


The symposium publication will be produced from a scanned reproduction of your manuscript and figures. Please produce your manuscript on standard A4 paper. Please remember there is no publisher intervention in the papers and the print out supplied by you is what will be published.

The author should prepare his/her own manuscript according to this example.


2.1 Length

Your text must be no longer than 8 pages of A4 paper (297 × 210 mm) including all tables and illustrations, and produced according this sample. The number of pages is requested to be even.

2.2 Fonts

Use Times New Roman set to 9 point (pt) type size with 10.5 pt line spacing.

2.3 Margins

Set 20 mm margins top, bottom, left and right on the standard A4 paper (297 × 210 mm). All text and figures must fit within 257 × 170 mm area.

2.4 First Page

2.4.1 Title

On the first line type the title of the paper, in upper and lower case text, aligned to the center, unjustified, using Arial 10.5 pt.

2.4.2 Author(s)

Leave one line of 10.5 pt space. On the next line, using Times New Roman 9 pt aligned to the center, unjustified, type the name(s) of the author(s).

2.4.3 Affiliation(s)

Leave one line of 10.5 pt space. On the next line, using Times New Roman 9 pt, Italic, aligned to the center, unjustified, type the author’s affiliation and country. If the authors have different affiliations, repeat for each affiliation and type the superscript number before each affiliation that is correspondent to those after each author’s name (See above). Use line space of 10.5 pt.

2.4.4 Keywords

Your paper should include keywords. Leave one line of 10.5 pt space. On the next line, type 4 to 6 keywords, aligned to the left margin, with the heading “KEYWORDS: ”.


3.1 General

Set the main text fully justified in double columns (Column width is 82 mm).Use Times New Roman set to 9 point type size and line space of 10.5 pt.

Leave two lines beneath the keywords. Do not indent the first paragraph after a heading. Indent the first line of all further paragraphs at 5 mm.

3.2 Section Headings

First-level section headings should be in 9 pt, UPPER CASE, aligned to the left margin, with one line of space above, one line of space below.

Second-level headings should be in 9 pt, Upper and Lower Case, aligned to the left margin with one line of space above, 5 pt of space below.

Third-level headings should be in 9 pt, italic, Lower case, aligned to the left margin with 5 pt of space above, no space below.

Number the headings consecutively.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and REFERENCES are first-level section headings without number.


4.1 General

Color will not be used in the proceedings so figures must be capable of reproduction in black and white. Please ensure that all figures are of high quality. All figures must be included within the number of pages allowed and within the text area.

Line illustrations should be embedded directly into the documents. Alternatively, illustrations may be pasted in position onto the top copy printout (ensuring that pasted figures are firmly attached).

The use of tints (shades of black) will not reproduce. Please use cross hatching or something similar. See attached sheet for further information.

4.2 Caption

Captions are required for all figures and tables. Captions should be set as 9 point. Figure captions should appear beneath figures, table captions should appear above tables.

Figures and tables must be referred to by number in the text, and identified by their number in the captions.

4.3 Equations

Equations should be printed clearly in black only, using standard conventions and notation, also using a standard font – please use the symbol fonts in Word rather than any other program.

Number equations consecutively and place the number at the end of the line, between parentheses. Refer to equations by these numbers.

Keep appropriate space above and beneath the equation.


When citing a book or paper, type the superscript number at the sentence of concern in the following way 1).

At the end of the paper list all references in numeric order underneath the heading “REFERENCES”.

Use 9 pt Times New Roman and line spacing of 10.5 pt.

Book titles and journal titles should be in italics.

Sponsorship for the Second U.S. - Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop

Sponsors are sought for supporting the Second U.S.- Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop to be held October 8 - 9, 2011 immediately preceding the Japan National Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology in Kyoto, Japan. The main themes of the workshop include: waste containment, remediation, and beneficial reuse of wastes and byproducts.