• 2nd International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Image showing buildings caught in a landslide. Photo by Arnfinn Emdal, NTNU.
  • 2nd International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Image showing collapsed bridge. Photo by Bjørn K Dolva, Statens vegvesen.
  • IWLSC - Trondheim, Norway, 12 - 14 June 2017. Image showing the old city bridge in Trondheim. Photo by Kjell T Nesgaard, NTNU.


On behalf of the Norwegian Geotechnical Society, I have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the second International Workshop on Landslides in Sensitive Clays (IWLSC).

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The theme of the 2nd IWLSC is “from theory to implementation.” It is about bridging the gaps between research and practice, which is the key to greater advances in the geotechnical engineering as such. This workshop will aim to bridge the gaps between young geo-professionals and seniors working on landslide in sensitive clays.

This workshop is the second in the IWLSC series. The first IWLSC workshop was held in 2013 in Quebec City, Canada. The 2nd IWLSC aims to provide an international perspective of landslides in sensitive clays and their consequences by bringing together state-of-the-art contributions from international researchers in the academia and in the industry, as well as planners working on land‐use and hazard mapping. The symposium shall provide a broad coverage of the scientific and engineering aspects of geo-hazards related to sensitive clays.

The workshop themes will include; Sensitive clay’s source, nature, development, characterization and extent; slope development and processes; triggering of landslides; post-failure behaviour and landslide morphology; modeling and slope stability assessment; geotechnical and geophysical investigations; risk assessment framework; landslide precursors and early warning systems; stabilizing methods in sensitive clays; climate change; submarine slides in sensitive sediments.

Please join the 2nd IWLSC. You can contact me at vikas.thakur@ntnu.no in case you have some suggestions/feedback wrt the theme and format of the 2nd IWLSC. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you all to Trondheim.

With best regards

Professor Vikas Thakur
Professor Vikas Thakur
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Professor Ariane Locat
Professor Ariane Locat
Laval University
Dr. Jean-Sebastien L'Heureux
Dr. Jean-Sebastien L’Heureux
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute


Important dates

  • March 1st, 2016: Deadline for abstract submission (with intention to submit a full paper). Authors suggest the name of 2 potential reviewers that have agreed to review the paper in the period 1st August – 1st September 2016.
  • March 15th 2016: Notification of acceptance (or rejection) of abstract and the names of reviewers confirmed by editors
  • August 15th 2016: Manuscript submission to reviewers and editors.
  • September 15th 2016: Receive solicited corrections and signed forms from reviewers. Authors must report this to the editors.
  • October 15th 2016: Author’s deadline of final corrected papers submitted to editors with revision notes. Reviewers obligatory appear on the acknowledgements. The full paper submission must be accompanied by a full workshop registration.
  • November 15th 2016: Final deadline for abstract submission (poster presentation).
  • December 15th 2016: Notification of acceptance (or rejection) of abstract for the poster session.


Workshop Organizers:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian Geotechnical Society



Université Laval
Norwegian Public Roads Administration
the Norwegian National Rail Administration
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate