It is a great pleasure and an honor for us to extend a warm invitation to all of you to attend the 8th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (8ICEGE) that will take place in Osaka, Japan, on 7-10 May, 2024.
Following the highly successful conferences of this series held in Tokyo 1995, Lisbon 1999, Berkeley 2004, Thessaloniki 2007, Santiago 2011, Christchurch 2015, and Roma 2019, the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) on appointment by the ISSMGE Technical Committee 203 (‘Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and associated problems’) is delighted to announce that Osaka will host the 8th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (8ICEGE) from 7 to 10 in May 2024.
The 8ICEGE offers an outstanding technical program on a range of earthquake geotechnical engineering topics, which will be presented in the published proceedings as well as in the oral and poster sessions. We believe that the 8ICEGE will provide an excellent opportunity for earthquake and geotechnical engineers, geologists and seismologists, consulting engineers, public and private contractors, regional and national authorities, and all those involved in engineering projects and research related to earthquake geotechnical engineering, to exchange ideas and present their recent experience and developments. We hope that you will find the 8ICEGE professionally rewarding, scientifically stimulating, and personally enjoyable as were the previous ICEGEs.
There are always concerns nowadays about the COVID19 effects on conference organization. At this moment, the 8ICEGE intends to avoid virtual conference and provide participants with ample opportunities to meet and talk with each other and to visit technically interesting sites in and around Osaka.
Last but not least, as well as the central business hub in western Japan, Osaka has been at the heart of Japan’s cultural and economic developments for hundreds of years with a perfect mix of traditional and modern cultures. The 8ICEGE will also provide you with a great opportunity to enjoy the many charms of Osaka.
Thank you for your participation and contributions in advance, and enjoy the conference and Osaka!
Misko Cubrinovski (TC203 Chair Person)
Junichi Koseki (JGS President)
Motoki Kazama (Chair Person of 8ICEGE Executive committee)