Third Indo-Japan Workshop

Geotechnics for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management


13 December 2017

Venue: IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India

Japan Geotechnical Society

3rd Indo-Japan Workshop Photos

About the Workshop

Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) and Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) made an agreement of cooperation to promote and enlarge the exchange of technical scientific and professional knowledge related to geotechnical engineering. First workshop was held in 2011 at Kochi and Second workshop was held in 2015 at Fukuoka. The third workshop is proposed to be organized as pre-conference event for IGC 2017. The workshop will focus on the recent advances and the developments that are taking place in Geotechnical aspects of natural disaster mitigation and management. Speakers from the India and Japan present some of the salient aspects of natural disaster mitigation strategies.

Organized by:

Indian Geotechnical Society
Japanese Geotechnical Society
in association with
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati.
Date: 13 December 2017
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


  • Natural Geo hazards and site characterisation
  • Earthquake Hazards
  • Landslide Hazards


Tentative Program:

Registration: 8.30 onwards

Inaugural function: 9.00 - 9.30

Tea: 9.30 to 9.50

Session 1: 9.50 -11.20 (90 min, 4-6 Presentations)

Break: 11.20-11.30

Session 2: 11.30 to 13.00 (90 min, 4-6 Presentations)

Lunch: 13.00-14.00

Session 3: 14.00 to 15.30 (90 min, 4-6 Presentations)

Panel discussion and Concluding

Registration Fee

Delegates: Rs.1500/-

Students: Rs. 750/- (Limited registrations on priority basis)

Organising and Technical Committee

  • Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu,
    President, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS),
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • Prof. Akira Murakami
    President, Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS),
    Kyoto University, Japan.
  • Prof. Ikuo Towhata
    Vice President (Asia), ISSMGE.
  • Prof. J. T. Shahu
    Honorary Secretary, IGS, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
  • Prof. Takeshi Katsumi
    Kyoto University, Japan,
  • Prof. Deepankar Choudhury
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
  • Prof. Hemanta Hazarika
    Kyushu University, Japan,
  • Dr. A. Murali Krishna
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
  • Dr. Diganta Goswami
    Chairman, IGS Guwahati Chapter,
  • Dr. Arindam Dey
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,

Correspondence address

Dr. A. Murali Krishna
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati -781039 India.
Mobile: +91 9435199213
Prof. Takeshi Katsumi
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Kyoto University
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
+81 75 753 9205, +81 75 753 5116 (fax)