28 May 2015

The 12th International Symposium on Landslides, Naples, June 2016

Posted by Dave Petley

International Symposium on LandslidesThe 12th International Symposium on Landslides (12 ISL) will be held on 12-19 June 2016 at the Royal Continental Hotel in Naples, Italy. This is a symposium jointly organized by FedIGS, ISSMGE, ISRM, IGS, JTC1. The previous symposia were as follows:

  • 11th in 2012 in Banff, Canada (this is the meeting at which I gave the opening keynote lecture)
  • 10th in 2008 in Xi’an China;
  • 9th in 2004 in Rio de Janeiro in Brasil

The deadline to submit abstracts is 30th June 2015.

The organisers of the meeting have selected “Experience, Theory, Practice” as the key theme.

The symposium will focus on the following main session themes:

  • Weather-induced landslides
  • Earthquake-induced landslides
  • Volcanic activity and landslides
  • Man-induced (I assume that this means human-induced!) landslides

The Scientific Committee is encouraging authors to submit abstracts dealing with one or more of the following topics:

  • Soil and rock properties
  • Investigation and slope monitoring
  • Mechanisms and mechanical aspects
  • Analysis and modeling
  • Risk analysis, assessment and management
  • Control works

My view is that the International Symposium on Landslides remains the most important landslide meeting in the calendar.  I have attended the last two, both of which have been both scientifically fascinating and hugely enjoyable.  I strongly recommend it!