Authors’s area

The Organizing and Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of papers to the 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics



Authors are encouraged to use the MS Powerpoint Template below for their oral presentations.

Oral Presentation Template

Note that the oral presentation will have a duration of 12 minutes followed by 3 minutes of questions.



Authors are encouraged to use the MS Powerpoint Template below for their e-poster presentations.

E-Poster Presentation Template

Be advised that the posters will be exhibited throughout the entire day on Wednesday, 28th June. Additionally, there will be a Combined Poster Session and Fun Lunch Mixer scheduled from 11:30 to 13:30, during which each poster will be displayed on a designated themed screen for a specified duration. We encourage authors to be next to their posters during the presentation slot to answer questions and actively engage with the audience.


The online platform for the submission of presentations will remain open until Friday 23 June at 16:00. Presenters who will not be able to submit their presentation until then, can physically drop their presentation onsite at the speaker ready room during the days of the conference. Please consult the  conference schedule for instructions and hours of operations.

Oral Presentations

Oral Presenters may either submit a powerpoint (.pptx or .ppt) or a pdf file of their presentation. Screens’ aspect ratio will be 16:9. Before submitting please make sure that the duration of your presentation does not exceed the allocated time slot of 12 mins.


Presenters of E-Posters are requested to submit a powerpoint (.pptx or .ppt) or pdf file using the template above. 


Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to use the paper template provided in the link below to start preparing their manuscripts. Papers that do not follow the template will not be reviewed.

Full Paper Template (.docx)

Papers can be submitted only through the electronic submission portal of ISSMGE. Authors will find a list of their submissions upon logging in on the conference ISSMGE page and selecting “Conference Review Platform” under their name at the top right of the page. On the listing page, clicking on the “View” button for each accepted abstract for ICEG2023 will take them to its paper submission page.

ISSMGE portal


Late Breaking Abstracts (LBAs) are meant to describe latest advances in any of the conference scientific topics that have not been published elsewhere. LBAs will be briefly examined for relevance and acceptability standards but will not be peer reviewed.

The LBAs can only be presented in the form of a poster. Recommended length: 2 pages.

Authors may use the 9ICEG Template provided below for preparing their LBA.

LBA Template (.docx)

Submit a Late Breaking Abstract

Journal Special Issue
Publication Opportunity

The organizing committee of the 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (ICEG) is pleased to announce that selected papers that have been submitted to the conference will be invited for submission to two prestigious journals of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE)

In coordination with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (JHTRW), the committee will plan to incorporate on the order of 10 to 15 novel conference papers into a Special Issue for the 9 ICEG conference. Practice papers and/or case studies are welcome, and the paper length requirements can be adjusted on merit basis by the Guest Editor. The invited papers will be selected based on a review of the abstracts and/or conference papers to fit with the themes of the journal. The papers will then be expanded for the Special Issue, but subject to the full peer review process of the journal to ensure innovation and quality.

The Guest Editor of the Special Issue will be Dennis Grubb, PHD, PE, F.ASCE who is an editorial member for ASCE JHTRW and 9 ICEG committee member.

International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories (ISSMGE)

Papers focusing on the practice of geoenvironmental engineering and Case Histories will be invited to the ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories. This will be a special issue of the Technical Committee 215 (TC215) on Environmental Geotechnics. The invited papers will be selected from the conference papers as to best fit the practice-oriented nature of the journal.

The Guest Editor is the Chairman of the TC215, Prof. Andrea Dominjanni, Associate Professor at the Polytecnico di Torino and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal is the Conference Chairman, Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos, from the University of California at Berkeley.


Authors’ Responsibilities

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, interpretation and presentation of the reported study. All authors should be acknowledged accurately and clearly.

Originality of the paper: The submitted material should be original, prepared to a high scholarly standard and fully referenced using the prescribed referencing system. The paper should not have more than 10% overlap with previous publications.

Data Quality and access: All data presented should be acquired in accordance with recognized ethical research practices. Authors should be ready to provide access to their raw data if requested by the Editor.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Conference editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Communication: Author(s) should remain in good communication with the editor if the need arises. All authors should recognise that the Editors of ICEG has the final decision to publish.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

Reviewers should :

  • Only review papers that are relevant to their own expertise.
  • Read the papers with appropriate care and attention.
  • Provide constructive feedback that will justify the decision to accept or decline the paper. Provide specific comments that will improve the submitted work.
  • Regard the work being reviewed as confidential, not discuss it with others, and keep their own identity confidential from authors.
  • Review submitted work timely, per the instructions provided by the Editors.
  • Report any suspected ethical misconduct which appears in the work.
  • Avoid any offensive language in their appraisals of the papers.
  • Treat all papers that they review fairly without any favor or bias.

Editors’ Responsibilities

Editors will:

  • Only authorize for publication content of the highest quality.
  • Ensure that a thorough and objective peer review is conducted for full-paper submissions.
  • Clearly identify articles which will not be peer reviewed (i.e. extended abstracts).
  • Be transparent with regards to the review and publication process.
  • Treat all submissions fairly without any favor or bias.
  • Provide advice to the authors during the submission process when necessary.