Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words for consideration for the programme. Abstracts must provide sufficient information for a fair assessment and should be written in English. Please note that as a condition of acceptance, at least one author will pay to attend the conference and present.

Abstracts may be submitted on the following key topics areas

Cold Regions Geotechnical Engineering (natural ground freezing and permafrost)
  • Transportation (Linear infrastructures: road, rail, pipeline and airfield)

  • Slope stability (Natural and engineered)

  • Frozen core dams

  • Foundations

  • Considerations for future climate in today's designs

Sustainability in Cold Regions
  • Low carbon freezing solutions (both active and passive)

  • Ground freezing to minimise environmental impacts

  • Ground freezing to preserve existing structures

Site Investigation
  • Frozen soil testing

  • Soil/rock frozen and unfrozen thermal properties

  • Frozen soil stress-strain behaviour and parameters, instantaneous and long-term

  • Frozen soil creep

  • Frost susceptibility testing and criteria

  • Effects of salinity or contamination on frozen soil strength

Artificial Ground Freezing
  • Frozen earth structure design and analysis:

    • Thermal modelling

    • Structural modelling

  • Frost action in soils:

    • Frost heave and thaw consolidation in AGF

    • Effects on adjacent structures in ground freezing

  • Engineering design and case histories;

    • Tunnels, shafts, foundations, slopes, barrier walls, pipelines, LNG tanks

    • Lessons learned

Call for Papers now open

Submission deadline: Friday 14 October 2022

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Key dates

  • 14 October 2022 | Abstract submission deadline
  • December 2022 | Successful authors notified
  • April 2023 | Deadline for Full Paper