Call for Abstracts

Prospective Authors are invited to submit abstracts using the online submission tool.

EXTENDED Abstracts Submission Deadline: Friday 30th September 2022 at 23:59 hrs (GMT+2)

CLICK HERE to submit your abstract
Papers will be indexed on Scopus.

Important Dates
EXTENDED Abstract Submission: Friday 30th September 2022
EXTENDED Notification on Abstract Acceptance: Friday 21st October 2022
EXTENDED Paper Submission: Monday 16th January 2023
 Final Paper Submission: Friday 17th March 2023
Conference Themes
  • Fundamental soil behaviour (water retention, stress-strain behaviour, micro- and macro-structure etc)
  • Behaviour of naturally occurring unsaturated soils, especially unsaturated hard soils-weak rocks
  • Cyclic/dynamic behaviour of unsaturated soils
  • Multi-phase media and multi-physical couplings (thermal, chemical, biological etc)
  • Advances in testing techniques, methods and equipment
  • Advances in suction and water content measurement sensors and their use especially in the field
  • Physical, numerical and constitutive modelling
  • In-situ/Field testing
  • Long-term measurements of suction in the field and their relation to climatic parameters
  • Geoenvironmental and geo-energy applications of unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Applications of unsaturated soil mechanics in geotechnical practice, especially simple and straightforward cases showing the importance of unsaturated soil mechanics for the introduction of unsaturated soils in geoengineering education
  • Introduction of unsaturated soil mechanics in undergraduate courses: methods, experiences, material to assist geotechnical engineering educators
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics in the preservation and pathology of historic monuments
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics principles in the context of rammed earth applications and mudbricks
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics in slope stability/landslides with emphasis on open pit mining
  • Hydro-mechanical and thermal properties of bentonites and bentonite-based mixtures, especially Milos Bentonite
  • The importance of unsaturated soils in many problems of forensic geotechnical engineering
  • Unsaturated soils for foundations, fills, levees, embankments, dams, roads & pavements, railways and other pieces of infrastructure
  • Understanding the effect of climate change on the environment and infrastructure through unsaturated soil behaviour
  • Codes and regulations including unsaturated soils mechanics principles
  • Any other possible application in the field of unsaturated soils

Submission Terms & Conditions Submission
  • Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the online abstract submission form available at the top of this webpage and should be submitted Friday 30th September 2022 the very latest.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of your submission will be sent to your stated email address. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact us at
  • Abstracts will be reviewed based on originality, technical quality, style and clarity of presentation and importance to the field. Accepted contributions will then be selected for oral presentations.
  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Up to two abstracts can be submitted per registered person.
  • It is the author's responsibility to submit a complete abstract in finalized format. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • Authors’ names must be listed with mixed-case letters (first name and family name in full). Affiliations (institute/hospital/university, city, country) should be properly stated in your abstract in lowercase. No references to the exact addresses (street number, ZIP) are needed and will be deleted for reasons of uniformity.
  • Abstract texts can have the following structure which is optional:
    a) Introduction
    b) Method
    c) Results
    d) Conclusion
    The text must be a maximum of 500 words, excluding title and authors list and affiliations.
  • It is the author's responsibility to submit a complete abstract in finalized format. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • The presenting author is indicated by clicking on the appropriate box next to the respective name.
  • Pre-registration of the abstract’s presenting author until January 20th, 2023, is a prerequisite for its presentation in the Scientific Programme and its publication in the Conference electronic material.
  • If an author wishes to withdraw a submitted abstract, a written request should be sent to the Conference Secretariat.
  • All authors agree to abide by UNSAT policies pertaining to submission, publication, and presentation of abstracts.
  • The accurate submission of abstracts is also a prerequisite for their acceptance. Any submitted abstract that does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

Notification of Acceptance
  • All received abstracts will be evaluated by members of the Scientific Committee of the Conference.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the corresponding author of each abstract by October 21st, 2022.
  • Accepted abstracts will be considered for oral presentation and will receive instructions to submit the full paper until January 16th, 2023.
  • The corresponding author receives all information concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all other co-authors of the status of the abstract.
  • All paper presenters will be asked to reconfirm their attendance after receiving the notification. If you do not reconfirm your paper presentation, register and pay the registration fee before the given deadline, your abstract will be removed from the program.

Instructions on preparing & submitting your full paper
  • Template: To create your full paper, please use the two-column template sent to you via email and read carefully the instructions included in the template.
  • Deadline: Full papers should be submitted by Monday the 16th of January 2023 to allow for a peer review of all papers to be carried out promptly.
  • Language: All papers must be written in English and should NOT exceed 6 pages.
  • File Name: The file name for each paper must follow this format: UNS_abstract number_First Author Surname_a, b, c, for more than one papers, for instance: UNS_152_Jones_b for an author named Jones with two papers and UNS_043_Li for an author named Li with only one paper.
  • File Number: Please note that numbers used should include one 0 if the abstract number is smaller than 100 (for example 043) and two 0 if abstract number is smaller than 10 (for example 005).


For any queries regarding the online abstract submission, please contact the Conference Secretariat at