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The French Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CFMS) hosted the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (18th ICSMGE) in Paris, France, from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September 2013 on the theme “Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics” at the Paris International Conference Centre (Palais des Congrès).

In agreement with ISSMGE President's vision, the role of the Technical Committees (TCs) was strengthened with the two first days devoted to plenary sessions including the Terzaghi Oration by Suzanne Lacasse, as well as the ISSMGE Honour lectures proposed by the TCs . The two following days were devoted to parallel sessions, including Discussion Sessions and Workshops. The 28 Discussion Sessions (of 1 ½ hour each with 1 General Report and the presentation of 6 selected papers) were managed by the TCs to discuss the papers sent to the Conference. The 20 Workshops had a free format, they corresponded to requests made by the TCs themselves.

Technical visits were organised on the last day (Friday 6 September). 


More than 770 papers have been received from 70 Member Societies.  

President of the Organizing Committee ICSMGE 2013
President of CFMS

Philippe MESTAT