The 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration and Transportation Geodynamics (formerly named as the International Symposium on Environmental Vibration) will be held on October 27-28, 2018 at Central South University, Changsha, China. In 2003, the first symposium was initiated by Professor H. Takemiya of Okayama University, Japan and Yunmin Chen of Zhejiang University, China, and held in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. The subsequent six symposia were successfully convened in Okayama University, Japan (2005), National Taiwan University, Taipei (2007), Beijing Jiaotong University, China (2009), Southwest Jiaotong University, China (2011), Tongji University, China (2013), and Zhejiang University, China (2016), respectively. With the increasing impact over academia and industry, the symposia have attracted much attention from government officials, scientific and research communities, and engineering professionals. Geotechnical challenges associated with dynamic loads on railroad track and road pavements often require scientific and technological breakthroughs for design innovations. To effectively reflect such frontiers, this symposium has been renamed as International Symposium on Environmental Vibration and Transportation Geodynamics since 2016, and held under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) TC202 Transportation Geotechnics Committee.

The scope of the 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration and Transportation Geodynamics 2018 (ISEV 2018) continues to cover environmental vibrations induced by industrial, civilian and transportation activities, problems associated with dynamic vehicular loading on road foundations, and sustainability challenges of transportation infrastructures and the built environment. The ISEV 2018 consist of a workshop dedicated to the 2nd meeting of Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers and plenary and breakout sessions as well as a technical exhibition for dissemination of research findings and engineering best practices. The ISEV 2018 event serves as a significant platform for academic exploration, experience exchange, and thought inspiration amongst the practitioners engaged in management, design and construction of large-scale civil and transportation infrastructure, researchers, academics and students. Engineers from planning, design construction and management engineering companies, decision makers, transport infrastructures managers and owners, and governmental bodies are especially welcome to attend this symposium.

Associated with the ISEV 2018 event, the 2nd Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE) meeting is organized on October 26, 2018. The 1st meeting of the YTGE associated with the 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG) was successfully convened at University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal on September 4, 2016. This forum was organized and hosted by students at the University of Minho with student participation from all around the world. It covered all the disciplines in transportation geotechnics (roads, highways, bridges, airports, railways, waterways, canals and terminals- harbors). For the first time, it created a knowledge exchange network and compiled what the best and most advanced practices worldwide in the transportation geotechnics field are either in academic or in industrial domains.

The YTGE network will be created in the framework of the ISEV 2018 event in Changsha, China on October 26, 2018. The main goal of this forum is to increase the attractiveness of the transportation geotechnics field for young generations of engineers (35 years old or younger), whilst contributing to strengthen the role of young engineers in society. The YTGE network will be responsible for organizing several initiatives for the young geotechnical community. The aims are to provide an international forum for doctoral and post-doctoral students as well as research engineers and engineers involved in innovation in transportation geotechnics, to present and discuss their main research results, and to identify future research and engineering practice needs. Most recent research topics and developments related to all disciplines in transportation geotechnics are presented during the 2nd YTGE meeting on Friday, October 26, 2018.

We welcome you to Changsha and wish you a fruitful and unforgettable 2nd YTGE meeting and ISEV 2018 symposium.

Prof. Erol Tutumluer
Chair of the Conference

Prof. Zhiwu Yu
Co-Chair of the Conference

Zhen Zhang
Chair of the 2nd YTGE

Jianfeng Mao
Co-Chair of the 2nd YTGE

Key dates

Feb 15, 2018Call for abstracts closes
Apr 05, 2018Notify authors of accepted abstracts
May 31, 2018Full-length paper submission ends
Aug 31, 2018Notify authors of accepted papers
Sep 15, 2018Submission of final camera-ready papers


Scientific Committee

Honorary Chairmen

Yunmin Chen Zhejiang University, China

Huawu He China Railway Group Corporation, China

Hongqi Tian Central South University, China

Hirokazu Takemiya Okayama University, Japan

Yeongbin Yang Chongqing University, China

Wanming Zhai Southwest Jiaotong University, China


Erol Tutumluer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Zhiwu Yu
Central South Uniersity

Zhen Zhang
Central South University

Jianfeng Mao
Central South University


Lutz Auersch Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany

Dimitri E. Beskos University of Patras, Greece

Yuanqiang Cai Zhejiang University, China

Jinchun Chai Saga University, Japan

Renpeng Chen Hunan University, China

Xiangsheng Chen Shenzhen Metro, China

António Gomes Correia University of Minho, Portugal

Yujun Cui Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, France

Geert Degrande University of Leuven, Belgium

Liang Gao Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Guangyun Gao Tongji University, China

Jie Han University of Kansas, USA

Toshiki Hamamoto University of Toyama, Japan

Hong Hao Curtin University of Cambridge, UK

Kimitoshi Hayano Yokohama National University

Xia He Beijing Jiao Tong University, China

Carlton Ho University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

XiangChen Hou Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Baoshan Huang University of Tennessee, USA

Maosong Huang Tongji University, China

Hai Huang Pennsylvania State University, USA

Hugh Hunt University of Cambridge, UK

Buddhima Indraratna University of Wollongong, Australia

Tatsuya Ishikawa Hokkaido University, Japan

Jianqun Jiang Zhejiang University, China

Shenghao Ju National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan

Xiaoyan Lei East China Jiaotong University, China

Dingqing Li TTCI, USA

Yongle Li Southwest Jiao Tong University, China

Suched Likitlersuang Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Xianzhang Ling Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Jiankun Liu Beijing Jiao Tong University, China

Songyu Liu Southeast University, China

Qiang Luo Southwest Jiao Tong University

Andrei V. Metrikine Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Yoshitsugu Momoya Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan

Soheil Nazarian University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Takashi Okayasu Kyushu University, Japan

Jin Y Ooi The University of Edinburgh, UK

Taesoon Park Seoul National University of Science & Technology, South Korea

Yonglin Pi The University of New South Wales, Australia

William Powrie University of Southampton, UK

Anand Puppala University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Imad L. Al-Qadi University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Yu Qian University of South Carolina, USA

Tong Qiu Pennsylvania State University, USA

Yanjun Qiu Southwest Jiao Tong University

Jiping Ru Natural Science Foundation of China, China

Charles Schwartz University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Daichao Sheng University of New Castle, Australia

Ted Sussmann University of Hartford, USA

Yiqiu Tan Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Tawatchai Tanchaisawat Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Fumio Tatsuoka Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Erol Tutumluer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Fuming Wang Zhengzhou University, China

Hainian Wang Changan University

Hao Wang Rutgers University

Linbing Wang Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Ping Wang Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Peter Woodward University of Leeds, UK

He Xia Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Weiping Xie Wuhan University of Technology, China

Bin Xu Nanchang Institute of Nottingham, UK

Youlin Xu The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Jun Yang The University of Hong Kong, HK

Yangping Yao Beihang University, China

Jongdar Yau Tamkang University, Taipei

Zhanping You Michigan Tech, USA

Haisui Yu The University of Nottingham, UK

Ma Zhan CARS, China

Feng Zhang Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Nan Zhang Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Xiong Zhang Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Shunhua Zhou Tongji University, China

Franz Ziegler Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Organizing Committee


Chunyang Chen
Central South University, China

Youjun Xie
Central South University, China

Vice Chairmen

Shifan Qiao
Central South University, China

Xiaobin Chen
Central South University, China

Jinfeng Zou
Central South University, China

Zhihui Zhu
Central South University, China

Secretary in General

Xiaobin Chen
Central South University, China

Yuanjie Xiao
Central South University, China

Members (To be added)

Xuecheng Bian Zhejiang University, China

Degou Cai China Academy of Railway Science, China

Yonggui Chen Tongji University, China

Xiaobin Chen Central South University, China

Hancheng Dan Central South University, China

Yingfei Du Central South University, China

Liang Gao Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Zheng Han Central South University, China

Zhongming He Changsha University of Science & Technology, China

Hesong Hu Architectural Design and Research Institute of Guangdong Province, China

Guoqing Jing Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Liangxin Jin Central South University, China

Wuming Leng Central South University, China

Dongping Li Central South University, China

Yuliang Lin Central South University, China

Guanshi Liu Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Weizheng Liu Central South University, China

Rusong Nie Central South University, China

Jiandong Niu Central South University, China

Xiaolin Song Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Jidong Teng Central South University, China

Peng Tu Central South University, China

PengchengWang China Academy of Railway Science, China

Qiyun Wang Fuzhou Institute of Technology, China

Shuying Wang Central South University, China

Xinghua Wang Central South University, China

Xuan Wang Central South University, China

Limin Wei Central South University, China

Junhua Xiao Tongji University, China

Hong Xiao Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Fang Xu Central South University, China

Linrong Xu Central South University, China

Changbin Yan Zhengzhou University, China

Qi Yang Central South University, China

Weichao Yang Central South University, China

Sheng Zhang Central South University, China

Xuemin Zhang Central South University, China

Jiasheng Zhang Central South University, China

Chunyan Zhao Central South University, China

Lianheng Zhao Central South University, China

Jinfeng Zou Central South University, China


The Symposium will include aspects of transportation geotechnics focusing on railways, roads, and airfields. Topics will concentrate but not limit to the following:

  • - Dynamic interaction of vehicle and transportation infrastracture (pavement, railway and airfield)
  • - Wave propagation and traffic induced structure and ground vibrations
  • - Environmental vibration issues in Metro
  • - Soil-structure dynamic interaction problem in transportation
  • - Analysis and testing on environmental vibration
  • - Vehicle, machine and human induced vibrations
  • - Monitoring, evaluation and control of traffic induced vibrations
  • - Cyclic deformation of soils and transportation foundation settlement
  • - Structural safety and serviceability of railway, metro, roadway and bridges
  • - Application of geosynthetics in transportation infrastructure
  • - Advances in materials characterization, laboratory and field evaluation, and full scale testing (ALF, HVS) and monitoring of roads, railways and airfields
  • - Stabilization/treatment of foundation geomaterials of roads, railways, and airfields.

Conference Proceedings

  • - Full-length papers submitted to the conference and accepted after a rigorous peer-review process to be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Procedia Engineering and further submitted for indexing by Web of Science.
  • - In addition, a selected group of 10 to 15 full-length journal papers will be solicited for publication in a Special Issue of Elsevier’s Transportation Geotechnics journal dedicated to the ISEV 2018 and 2nd YTGE events. Authors who intend to have their papers published in this special issue should clearly indicate their publication interests in the abstracts submitted to the conference. The guest editors of this Special Issue will coordinate the reviews of the abstracts received and invite competitively selected authors to submit full-length papers for the peer review process of Transportation Geotechnics journal publication.
  • - Guest Editors of the Special Issue of Elsevier’s Transportation Geotechnics journal: Prof. Daichao Sheng, Prof. Xiaobin Chen, and Prof. Yuanjie Xiao

Practical Information


The 8th ISEV 2016 will be taken place from Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October 2018.


Xiandai Grand Gloria Hotel, Changsha, China


22 South Shaoshan Road Railway campus, Central South University Changsha, China


Registration desk will open on Friday 26th October from 12h00 till 21h00 at the lobby of Xiandai Grand Gloria Hotel, Changsha.

Onsite Registration Fees

The access to all the General Assembly activities is subject to registration. The invoices can be processed in USD, $or RMB, ¥.

Participation categoryRegistration rate
Standard Full Participant350 USD
Participant without Paper300 USD
Student Participant150 USD

Conference Dinner

Only full registration includes conference dinner. Tickets for the conference dinner in the 1st day of registration can be purchased on site for the cost of $90, each. If you would like to bring guest with you to the dinner you will have to purchase two tickets.

What is included in your registration?

  • Welcome reception;
  • The buffet dinners and banquet dinner during the conference;
  • Attendance to all conference sessions;
  • All tea and coffee refreshments throughout the conference;
  • Delegates bag and all conference materials; and
  • An electronic copy of the conference proceedings.


Hunan province is defined as having a Subtropical monsoon climate. At the end of October, the weather in Hangzhou should be relatively cold and rainy. The average daily temperature varies between 15℃and 23℃. Rainfall is frequently during the conference period.

Electricity, Power Supply

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental three-pin plugs are in use. Depending on your country, you may need an adapter.


The Organising Committee and/or Conference Organiser shall not be held liable for personal accidentsof losses or damage to private property of registered delegates of the Conference. Delegates should make their own arrangements in respect of personal insurance.

Conference Venue

Conference location address: Xiandai Grand Gloria Hotel Railway campus, Central South University

Railway campus, Central South University

Xiandai Grand Gloria Hotel

Public transportation

* The departing time follow is for reference only. It shall be in accordance with the actual condition.
* 具体发车时间以实际乘坐为准

Recommended course


  1. Please buy the corresponding tickets at domestic flight window, in Beijing Capital International Airport.
  2. Long-distance Coaches: The airport bus Civil Aviation Hotel line will depart from the Changsha Huanghua International Airport to the Civil Aviation Hotel Station, and then change line 107 to Railway Campus Station. Total Ticket Price: 4 RMB. Travel time: 1 hour and 45 min.

For Taxi (about 65 RMB from Changsha Huanghua International Airport to the conference venue): 22 South Shaoshan Road, Changsha.