3rd Announcement of ICGdR Young Scientist Workshop on Geological Disasters Control and Risk Reduction
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ICGdR Young Scientist Workshop on Geological Disasters Control and Risk Reduction

-Towards geological disasters control and risk reduction


3rd Announcement


21 May 2022

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


1. Background

    With the continuous development of society, the disturbance of human activities to the environment is increasing, which resulted in more and more frequent geological disasters. Geological disasters, including landslide, debris flow, land subsidence and so on (Fig.1), once induced, will pose immediate threats to lives of residents and lead to large socio-economic losses in the affected areas.



Fig.1 Common geological disasters (Source: Xinhua net)


    In order to inspire the creativity of young scientists, gather diversified talents and coordinate their efforts in promoting geo-disaster reduction for the benefit of human society and the natural environment, the ICGdR Youth Scientist Workshop on Geological Disasters Control and Risk Reduction will be hosted in Beijing, China on 21 May 2022. The workshop will be focusing on the theme of “Towards geological disasters control and risk reduction”, with the aim to provide a platform where youth scientists can present their work and discuss their ideas in the field of geological disasters control and mitigation.

For the sake of better realizing the collision of ideas and views, this workshop has arranged free discussion after each invited lecture session. Additionally, the uninvited presenters are encouraged to share their research ideas and achievements with a 3 minutes flash talk.


2. Workshop Theme and topics


Towards geological disasters control and risk reduction


  • Monitoring and early warning
  • Mechanism of geological disasters
  • Big data and artificial intelligence
  • High-Performance computation & simulation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Disaster reduction and mitigation


Session 1: Formation and evolution mechanism of geological disasters

Session 2: Monitoring and early warning methods of geological disasters

Session 3: Risk assessment and geological disasters control


3. Form and Date


Due to the Covid-related regulations by local government, the workshop will be organized on-line via Zoom meeting, and there is no registration fee.

Meeting ID: 860 268 11117

Password: 220521

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86026811117



1st Announcement: 23 Feb 2022

2nd Announcement: 2 May 2022

3rd Announcement: 11 May 2022

Workshop time: CST 9:00 to 18:00 (UTC+8), 21 May (Saturday) 2022


4. Organizers


  • UNESCO-Chair on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction
  • International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR)
  • Tsinghua University, China


  • Chengdu University of Technology, China
  • Tongji University, China;
  • Nanjing University, China;
  • National Institute of Natural Hazards, China;
  • Southwest Jiaotong University, China;
  • Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic;
  • Chang’an University, China;
  • University of Florence, Italy;
  • China Earthquake Administration;
  • Ocean University of China;
  • China University of Geosciences (Wuhan);
  • Kanazawa University, Japan;
  • Shandong University of Science and Technology, China;
  • Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
  • Wuhan University, China


Advisory Committee


Fawu Wang

Vice chair:

Runqiu Huang, Manchao He, Jianbing Peng, Peng Cui, Weilin Xu, Sijing Wang, Huiming Tang, Masakatsu Miyajima, Xinjian Shan, Bin Shi, Yueping Yin, Faquan Wu, Qiang Xu, Shengwen Qi, Hengxing Lan, Sandro Moretti, Scott F. Burns


Academic Committee


Xuanmei Fan

Vice chair:

Chaosheng Tang, Yonggui Chen, Chong Xu, Qiong Wang, Xiaolei Liu, Veronica Tofani, Changdong Li


Organizing Committee


Yifei Cui

Vice chair:

Wenjie Xu, Xiaoli Liu


Fikri Faris, Hufeng Yang, Jan Kropacek, Kai Gu, Manita Timilsina, Ping Li (Chang’an-U), Wenhao Qi, Yufeng Wang, Yuko Serikawa, Changsheng Wang, Chaojun Ouyang, Zijun Cao, Wei Hu

Secretariat member

Lei Zhang, Jiayan Nie

5. Workshop agenda

21, May 2022


Opening Ceremony

Prof. Fawu Wang, President of ICGdR / Chairholder of UNESCO Chair on Geoenvironmental Disaster Reduction


Welcoming Speech

Prof. Xudong Fu, Dean of School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Invited Lecture Session 1: Formation and evolution mechanism of geological disasters







Insights into the mechanisms of geological disasters from SAR remote sensing

Xie Hu

Peking University

Huafu Pei


Major advances in slope stability and deformation analyses in the last three decades

Beena Ajmera

Iowa State University


Predicting the unfrozen water content in frozen soils by using the electrical conductivity method

Jidong Teng

Central South University


Earthquake- and rainfall-triggered mass landslides: database and probability assessment

Chong Xu

National Institute of Natural Hazards, Ministry of Emergency Management of China


Model tests on the fragmentation of rock avalanche and its energy conversion mechanism

Haiqing Yang

Chongqing University


Coffee Break


Evaluation of loess collapsibility based on a simple elastoplastic model for unsaturated soils

Chao Zhou

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Huafu Pei


Data-driven model and probabilistic learning for debris flow exceedance probability assessment

Zijun Cao

Wuhan University





Invited Lecture Session 2: Monitoring and early warning methods of geological disasters


The recent advances of the physical-based forecast system for flood and debris flow in large regions

Chaojun Ouyang

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chong Xu


Development and application of novel large-scale deformation monitoring instruments for landslide

Huafu Pei

Dalian University of Technology


UAV Images-based Landslide Recognition in Dangchuan, China

Wenping Gong

China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)


In-situ observation of storm-induced seafloor interface hazards

Xiaolei Liu

Ocean University of China


Fiber-optic equipped composite anchors for landslide remediation

Luca Schenato

Italian National Research Council




Coffee Break

Keynote Session


Quantitative assessment of debris flow risk to road users

Mike Winter

Winter Associates, UK

Xuanmei Fan


Flow-like landslides: an impeding threat in several different lithological contexts

Luciano Picarelli

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Invited Lecture Session 3: Risk assessment and geological disasters control


Multiscale numerical models for debris flows: from flow-barrier interaction to the scale of the event

Alessandro Leonardi

University of Sheffield

Xuanmei Fan


Experimental study of effects of inclination induced by liquefaction on health problem

Yuko Serikawa

National Institute of Technology, Fukui College




Closing Remarks

Prof. Xuanmei Fan, Coordinator of Young Researcher Committee of ICGdR



 6. Call for thematic issue

    A thematic issue on “Geological Disasters Control and Risk Reduction” is planned in ICGdR official journal Geoenvironmental Disasters early 2023. We are looking for high-quality papers that address significant geotechnical / geological issues. A tentative deadline for full paper submission is 1 December, 2022. The speaker and participant of the ICGdR Young Scientist Workshop are welcomed to submit the manuscript to the thematic issue. The submitted paper will undergo normal review process. Please feel free to contact us (thuzhangl@tsinghua.edu.cn) before 1 August 2022 if you intend to contribute a paper.