The Canadian Geotechnical Society, the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Joint Technical Committee on Landslides (JTC-1) organize the 11th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL) and the 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada from June 2 to 8, 2012. The theme of the symposium will be Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding.
The symposium theme Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting
Society through Improved Understanding was selected because it is
believed by the SL/NASL 2012 Technical Committee that the profession is
undergoing a revolution, as unprecedented amounts of quantitative data
become available through new measurement and analysis techniques.
Therefore, perhaps it is time to stress understanding of landslide
mechanisms and behaviour. How do we make sense of all the numbers that
are now available to us?
Several session themes are proposed that authors are being asked to consider when submitting their abstracts:
1. Landslides and Society: Processes and Impacts
2. Understanding Landslide Mechanisms
3. Advances in Investigation, Characterization and Modelling Tools for Hazard Assessment
4. Application of New Monitoring Technologies for Improved Landslide Hazard Management
5. Evaluation and Control of Landslides: Avoidance, Prevention and Protection Strategies
In addition, several "Key Issues" sessions will be developed to
highlight initiatives of the JTC-1 as well as fundamental and strategic
challenges being faced by landslide professionals. These include:
6. Classification of Landslides: Strategies and Requirements
7. Managing, Understanding and Using Complex Data Sets arising from New Technologies
8. Slope Stability in Forest Management
9. Impacts of Climate Change on Landslide Risk
10. Sub-Marine Landslides: Impacts, Assessment and Control