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TRANSOILCOLD2021 Special Issue calls for papers


       Cold regions account for 50% of the world's total land area and cover large areas in the northern hemisphere, including Canada, Alaska, Finland, Norway, Sweden, vast portion of China and Russia, and all the northern tier of the United States. Transportation infrastructures in cold regions face great technical challenges due to ground freeze-thaw or permafrost degradation. New transportation infrastructure on embankments, such as high-speed railways on slab tracks or highways, requires high geometry standards.  
       The 5th International Symposium on Transportation Soil Engineering in Cold Regions (TRANSOILCOLD2021) will be held on November 12–14, 2021. This conference aims to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners in the transportation community to share the latest research advances and experiences in the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure in cold regions. 

1. Organization

Sun Yat-sen University, China

CCCC First Highway Consultants Co., Ltd., China

State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, CAS, Lanzhou, China

State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering

Qinghai Research Institute of Transportation (QRIT), Department of Transportation (DOT) of the Qinghai Province, China

Beijing Jiaotong University, China

St. Peterburg State University of Railway Engineering, Russia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA

Far Eastern State Transport University, Russia

Korea University, Republic of Korea

China Mining University, Xuzhou, China

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Institute of Geoecology, Academy of Russia

Journal of Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, China

Shijiazhuang Tiedao University


Transportation Geotechnics Committee of China

2. Main Topics

Mechanical behavior of soil and aggregate

Non-destructive testing of subgrade and aggregate

Coupled modeling of mechanical and physical processes

Frost heave and thaw weakening of subgrade, ballasted subgrade and base of slab track

Field experiments in roadway embankments

Long-term monitoring of subgrade functionality

Dynamic/seismic behavior of transportation infrastructure

Soil-structure interaction related to transportation infrastructure

Experience in the construction and maintenance of subgrade in cold region

Artificial groud freezing in transportation

Experience in maintenance of infrastructure in cold regions

Transport infrastructure safety

Geotechnical problems of underground construction  in complex conditions

Other related topics related to transportation soil engineering in cold regions

3. Submission

Guest chief editor: Prof. JianKun Liu, School of Civil Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China (liujiank@mail.sysu.edu.cn)
The selected papers of this symposium will be published in the Journal of Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions.
Submission Process:

SCAR operates an online submission and rigorous peer review system. To submit a manuscript, please visit SCAR's Homepage www.scar.ac.cn or directly visiting http://www.scar.ac.cn/hhkxen/ch/index.aspx, viewing Guideline to get more submission details. As a double-blind peer review journal, The manuscript files without personal information is demanded to be uploaded to 'main documents', manuscript with personal information is demanded to be uploaded to 'title page'. The Submission Column “TRANSOILCOLD2021” should be chosen for getting quick publishing access. The signed Copyright Transfer Form (Download on Journal’s Home Page) should be scanned and uploaded as 'Supplementary files not for review' with the online submission of your article. Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and not yet submitted to elsewhere.

Release date:2021-03-17 Browse: 11647