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The GeoMontréal 2024 conference organizing committee invites members of the Canadian and international geotechnical and hydrogeological communities to contribute papers for presentation at the conference. Of particular interest are submissions highlighting recent research developments and advancements in their respective fields of practice, as well as case histories dealing with the challenges of geotechnical or hydrogeological problems.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts of a maximum of 300 words by January 12, 2024. Abstracts can be written in English or French.


The abstracts should generally align with the following topics, but sessions may be added for groups of abstracts which share a common theme not listed below:


Geotechnical Themes

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

  • Soil-Structure Interaction

  • Slope Stability and Stabilization

  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

  • Seismology Applied to Geotechnical Engineering

  • Vibrations and Monitoring

  • Geohazards

  • Geotechnical Laboratory and In Situ Testing 

  • Rock Mechanics 

  • Engineering Geology 

  • Instrumentation, Monitoring and Remote Sensing

  • Applied Geophysics

  • Cold Regions and Permafrost

  • Deep Excavation Support

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering 

  • Geotextiles and Geomembranes 

  • Sustainable Geotechnics

  • Numerical and Analytical Modelling

  • Ground Improvement  

  • Tunneling and Underground Spaces

  • Dams and Embankments 

  • Mining Science and Technology

  • Mine Waste Management

  • Transportation Geotechnics

  • Pipelines and Buried Structures

  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

  • Groundwater in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Risk Assessment and Management

  • Professional Practice

  • Geo-Marine Engineering

Hydrogeological Themes

  • Geogenic Contaminants

  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

  • Permafrost and Groundwater

  • Groundwater and Agriculture

  • Coastal Hydrogeology

  • Regional Groundwater Studies

  • Fractured Rock Hydrogeology

  • Surface Water - Groundwater Interactions

  • Impacts of Mining on Groundwater

  • Groundwater and Climate Change

  • Contaminant Transport and Remediation

  • General Hydrogeology

  • Groundwater Modeling

  • Isotope Hydrogeology

  • Groundwater Management

  • Groundwater Contamination and Remediation in Memory of Jason Gerhard

  • Cold Regions Hydrogeology

  • Deep Groundwater Systems

  • Energy Development and Groundwater

  • Hydrogeological Characterization and Hydrogeophysics

  • Outreach and Education in Hydrogeology

  • Vadose Zone Hydrogeology

Abstracts in English or French must be submitted through the Call for Abstracts page of the GeoMontréal 2024 conference web site. Authors will be asked to indicate the technical theme under which they wish their paper to be presented.

In order to ensure all abstracts meet the conference's presentation requirements, a template has been prepared. All authors must use the template and follow the guidelines to help ensure presentation uniformity in the conference's online technical program calendar and proceedings – submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be returned. Please take particular note of the abstract word count.

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to January 12, 2024. Complete technical papers are required for abstracts submitted to the Geotechnical Themes and for all students applying for the IAH-CNC Tóth Award under Hydrogeological Themes. Only a final (formatted and corrected) abstract is required by authors in the Hydrogeological Themes. Invitations for the submission of full papers for the CGS papers and final abstracts for the hydrogeological themes will be sent by February 28, 2024 to authors whose abstracts are accepted by the conference's Technical Committee. Abstracts submitted for the hydrogeological themes can be modified by the authors after February 28, 2024.

Guidelines for the preparation and submission of technical papers will be posted in early 2024. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit their full papers or final abstracts by April 30, 2024, along with at least one full conference registration. Authors are expected to present their paper or abstract during the conference.

Final decisions regarding the technical merit, relevance, and assigned session topic for accepted papers are the responsibility of the Technical Committee.


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