Postponement of CPEG2020 (New date: March 17-19, 2021)

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, CPEG2020 which was originally scheduled to take place from October 29th to 30th, 2020, in Kyoto, Japan, has officially been postponed to March 17th to 19th, 2021. The venue will remain to be in Kyoto University’s main campus.

In the meantime, we will continue as planned with the paper review process and notification of paper acceptance.

The decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the symposium. We would like to thank all the partners and registered members for their support and understanding.

All updates regarding the symposium will be posted on this website, so please keep visiting our website regularly. We look forward to hosting you in Kyoto in March.

Template for Paper Submission

Authors whose abstract proposals have been accepted, are invited to submit their papers through the same ISSMGE Conference Review Platform website used to submit all abstracts ( Use the same username/password combination to find a list of all submissions.

If your proposal has been accepted, you should prepare your full manuscript using the following template (MS Word and PDF files contain the same instructions, though you can directly use the MS Word file to work on your manuscript):

After finishing your manuscript, and once ready to upload it to the ISSMGE Conference Review Platform, use the following checklist to confirm that all format requirements have been met, which will help minimize the chances of your paper being rejected for editorial reasons:

As previously instructed, the deadline for paper submission will be March 15th. Please, plan your time accordingly.

As with all CPEG symposiums, all submissions will be subject to a peer-review process, so you may be required to modify and improve your manuscript after submission. All final manuscripts will be published in an open-access JGS Special Publication with individual DOI numbers.

Also, as an official ISSMGE TC215 event, jointly organized by JGS and Kyoto University, authors of selected papers will be invited to revise their manuscriptsfor possible publication in renowned journals such as ‘Soils and Foundations‘ and ‘Environmental Geotechnics‘.

Remember that by submitting an abstract you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:

  1. If accepted, at least one author will be available to present the paper.
  2. To create a vibrant environment, it is expected that every accepted paper is presented by a different registered author or co-author.
  3. Papers should only be submitted to CPEG2020 with the permission of all the named authors. Submission of a paper is taken as permission by all authors to publish.

Also, by submitting your manuscript, you accept, on behalf of you and of your co-authors, the release form required to produce the symposium proceedings via a JGS Special Publication using J-Stage, as described in:

We look forward to receiving your manuscript but, more than that, we look forward to meeting with you in Kyoto for what will surely be a vibrant scientific event in the old capital of Japan!

About Indexing

As we have received several messages inquiring about whether or not CPEG2020 proceedings will be indexed, we wanted to state here that, as an official ISSMGE TC215 (Technical Committee 215 on Environmental Geotechnics) symposium, we will submit the final proceedings for indexing at ISSMGE partner indexed databases. As soon as they are online, we will include the information in our official website.

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Autumn Colors in Kyoto

Autumn is the best time of the year to see beautifully colored foliage in Kyoto. At various points in the city, on the street and at temples/shrines, you will find maple trees colored in red as well as other colorful trees. On Yoshida Campus of Kyoto University, too, red autumn leaves and a number of bright yellow gingko trees attract visitors during this season.

CPEG2020 Venue

We are delighted to confirm that the venue for the 3rd International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, CPEG2020, will be the International Halls at Kyoto University’s Clock Tower! This building, beloved by the entire university community, has been the most recognizable symbol of Kyoto University since its opening, and it’s currently one of its premier centers for academic exchange and a platform of communication to the public. This makes this the best possible venue for CPEG2020!

Kyoto University’s Clock Tower is located right in front of the main gate at the Yoshida Main Campus and, as such, is of easy access from any corner of the city. You can find further information on reaching the venue (and Kyoto City) in the page Venue and Travel of our website.

We look forward to meeting you all at this historical building, next year!