International Workshop on Seismic Design and Assessment for Resilience, Robustness and Sustainability of Slope Engineering
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        In recent years, the world has entered an active period of earthquakes. A large number of landslides caused by strong earthquakes often pose a serious threat to people’s lives and property, causing huge casualties and severe damages in infrastructures (figures above). At the same time, new disaster prevention concepts based on resilience, robustness and sustainability have been gradually proposed. However, in the field of disaster prevention of earthquake-induced landslides, the research and engineering practice based on the disaster prevention concepts such as resilience are still in the preliminary stage, lacking the corresponding design specifications and guidelines, which brings great challenges to the seismic design practice of slope engineering based on resilience. In view of this, the technical committee (TC-1) of seismic performance-based design for resilient and sustainable slope engineering has been established, led by Tongji University, and jointly organized by the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR), world-class universities and research institutions. Since 2018, the TC-1 has hold three international seminars on seismic performance, resilience and sustainability of slope engineering in Shanghai, China (2018), Edinburgh, UK (2020) and Sendai, Japan (2022) respectively. The previous conferences systematically carried out extensive and in-depth discussions on the above topics and boosted good research outcomes, including conference papers, special issues on international journals such as Engineering Geology and Soils and Foundations, and a monograph entitled Slope Stochastic Dynamics with the Springer press. These works laid a good foundation for the research on seismic resilience, robustness and sustainable design and evaluation of slope engineering.
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        Under the above background, the International Workshop on Seismic Design and Assessment for Resilience, Robustness and Sustainability of Slope Engineering meets the urgent needs and expectations of researchers and engineering practitioners, to solve the scientific problems encountered in the specific design and evaluation of resilience and disaster prevention of slope engineering. The purpose of the academic workshop is to provide a platform for experts, scholars and engineers working on seismic design of slopes all over the world to exchange experiences and share achievements, define the framework of a new generation guideline for the design and evaluation of anti-seismic resilience of slope engineering, and construct an international standard. At the same time, the workshop will present new achievements and progresses in the theory and application of the resilience, robustness and sustainability seismic design and evaluation of slope engineering, through the invited lectures, sub-session lectures, thematic exchanges and discussions.


        Experts and scholars, scientific and technological personnel, graduate students and representatives of relevant engineering enterprises engaged in the slope engineering are warmly welcomed to participate in the workshop, with a view to promote the development of slope engineering resilience, robustness and sustainable anti-seismic design research in theory, experiment and practice. During the workshop, an exhibition of equipments related to slope engineering will be presented.


1. Organizers

Organizer: Tongji University, China.

Supporting Organizations:

International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR);

National Natural Science Foundation of China;

Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, China.


2. Organizing Committee

Yu Huang, Tongji University (Chair)

Min Xiong, Tongji University (Secretary General)

Wuwei Mao, Tongji University (Secretary General)


3. Themes

The themes of this workshop mainly concern with the resilience, robustness and sustainability seismic design and evaluation of slope engineering, including but not limited to the following aspects:



Specific aspects


1 Earthquake damage and seismic fortification level of slope engineering

(1) Seismic damage and hazard analysis of slope

Seismic hazard analysis of slope site; investigation and prediction model of slope seismic damage

(2) Seismic performance and fortification level of slope engineering

Division of functional seismic state of slope engineering, life safety and post disaster recovery fortification level

(3) Seismic design of slope engineering

Framework and code for seismic design and evaluation of slope engineering

2. Seismic site effect analysis of slope engineering

(1) External environmental excitation- seismic ground motion

Strong earthquake record, artificial ground motion and ground motion simulation based on numerical algorithm

(2) Seismic response spectrum of slope site

Study on seismic site effect and design response spectrum and its influencing factors

(3) Seismic design of slope engineering under the influence of active faults

Seismic method and technology of slope considering focal mechanism, fault dislocation and near fault ground motion characteristics

3. Evolution mechanism and analysis method of slope stability under earthquake dynamic action

(1) Evolution mechanism of slope instability triggered by earthquake

Instability initiation and flow evolution, fluid dynamics, particle dynamics and constitutive model

(2) Study on physical and numerical simulation analysis methods of slope

Physical model test and numerical simulation method of shaking table and centrifuge

(3) Study on random dynamic analysis method of slope engineering

Study on seismic dynamic reliability, vulnerability analysis and risk assessment of slope engineering

(4) Seismic design method of slope engineering

Analysis on seismic design and evaluation methods of slope engineering, and study on seismic design specifications of existing slopes

4. Seismic resilience analysis of slope engineering

(1) Theory and application of seismic resilience analysis and evaluation of slope engineering

Seismic resilience assessment framework of slope engineering, typical case study sharing, etc.

(2) Seismic resilience technology of slope engineering

Seismic liquefaction and reinforcement technology of slope engineering, resilience improvement technology

(3) Planning and analysis of seismic resilience of existing slope engineering

Policies, plans, cases and social management related to seismic resilience of slope engineering

5. Seismic robustness analysis method of slope engineering

(1) Analysis theory of seismic robustness and recoverability of slope engineering

The robustness of slope engineering structure, the disaster process of slope engineering structure, the resilience recovery mechanism and the functional state recovery process analysis

(2) Research on improving seismic robustness of slope engineering

Structural design for shock absorption and energy dissipation of slope engineering, structural design for redundancy and recoverability

(3) Sensitivity and robustness of seismic evaluation and design methods for slope engineering

Robustness of seismic evaluation design method for slope engineering

6. Study on the sustainable earthquake resistant method of slope engineering

(1) Slope geological environment and engineering structure monitoring technology

Full time domain deformation dynamic monitoring technology of slope engineering geological environment, multi-source monitoring fusion technology, stability monitoring

(2) Long term seismic risk assessment of slope engineering based on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Long term risk assessment and early warning of slope engineering based on multi-source monitoring data, risk assessment and optimization decision of slope engineering based on AI

(3) Study on life cycle seismic design and assessment of slope engineering

Evolution of long-term seismic performance of slope engineering, durability of slope engineering and reinforcement technology

7. Seismic design method and technology prospect of new generation slope engineering

(1) Medium- and long-term policy planning for earthquake disaster prevention of slope engineering

Social management of seismic resilience and sustainability of slope engineering

(2) The application of information science such as big data and machine learning in the seismic field of slope engineering

Application of Information Science in earthquake resistance of regional large-scale slope engineering

(3) Application of new metamaterials and artificial folding materials in the field of slope seismic resistance

Seismic strengthening technology of slope engineering based on metamaterials and origami materials


4. Important Dates

Submission of abstracts for review: 15 Dec. 2022

Review of all abstracts: 31 Dec. 2022

Registration: 13 Jan. 2023

Workshop Sessions: 14-15 Jan. 2023


5. Workshop Venue

Venue:Kingswell Hotel Tongji

Address: 50 Zhangwu Road, Shanghai, China

Tel: 021-33626888



6. Conference Papers

The format of the abstract and the full paper should be written in strict accordance with the template requirements.

After the layout review and academic review, the Organizing Committee of the conference will issue an acceptance notice to the papers that meet the acceptance conditions. The Organizing Committee will compile all the abstracts of the papers into a volume and make a proceedings collection for participants to exchange during the workshop. At the same time, the electronic version of the summary collection and the full papers will be given to the participants in the form of a USB disk.

The Organizing Committee will select a number of excellent papers from the papers presented at the meeting and recommend them to be published in the special issues of international journals.


7. Accommodation

Kingswell Hotel Tongji (4-star hotel) (

Address: No. 50 Zhangwu Road, Shanghai, China



8. Contacts and Submission

Min Xiong, (Submission);

Wuwei Mao, (Conference affairs)


We warmly welcome experts, scholars, graduate students and scientific and technological personnel engaged in the research of Geological engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Earthquake Engineering to actively contribute to the conference.