Welcome to PanAm Unsat 2021!

Following the successful Pan-American Conferences on Unsaturated Soils held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (February, 2013), and in Dallas, Texas, USA (November, 2017), we invite you to attend the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, which will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July of 2021. The conference will deal with advances in unsaturated soil mechanics and discuss current and future trends in practical applications.

Unfortunately, owing to the still undefined status of the ongoing pandemic all over the world, after consulting the secretary of the TC106, the conference advisory committee and hearing Brazilian health authorities, the conference chairs decided to keep the date of the PanAm Unsat 2021 but change the format to a fully online

Important dates and deadlines

  • Revision results: January 25th, 2021

  • Revised Paper Submission: February 21st, 2021

  • Final Paper Acceptance: March 22nd, 2021

With satisfaction, we inform that two special issues of the Soils & Rocks, an International Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, will be dedicated to papers submitted to the Conference. The first issue, to be published in late 2021, will be reserved to the Keynote Lectures and State-of-the-Art Reports. The second issue, to be published in early 2022, will contemplate extended versions of papers selected among those accepted for publication in the Conference.

The PanAm Unsat 2021 conference proceedings will be published by Web of Conferences, an open access platform specifically devoted to scientific conferences. Each and every published paper will have a digital document identifier (DOI). The paper’s metadata will be sent to major databases, making your research paper highly visible and easy to find. The proceedings will be permanently archived and available for download at no cost.

Preliminary Conference Topics

  • Barriers

  • Case Histories

  • Composite Materials

  • Education

  • Embankments

  • Expansive and Collapsible Soils

  • Field Measurements

  • Foundations

  • Fundamentals

  • Geophysics

  • Geotechnics of Roads

  • Laboratory Testing

  • Numerical Modelling

  • Remediation of Degraded Areas

  • Slopes

  • Soil Properties

  • Soil-Vegetation-Climate Interaction

  • Tailings Engineering