Welcome Message

Welcome Message

General Chair of ICPMG2022
Moonkyung CHUNG
(KICT, President of KGS)
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and 12,300 members of the Korean Geotechnical Society (KGS), I’m pleased to welcome you all with warm hearts to the 10th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2022). This welcome is also on behalf of our late friend Professor Dong-Soo Kim, who was the chair of TC104. The conference will be held from September 19 to 23 in 2022 at KAIST, Daejeon, Korea under the auspices of Technical Committee 104 (TC104: Physical Modelling in Geotechnics) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
Following the successful precedents from the first one “Centrifuge 88” in Paris to the last “ICPMG 2018” in London, the ICPMG 2022, being the tenth of its kind, will be another commemorative one full of remarkable programs.
Since the last conference in London, the community of physical modelling has been longing for opportunities to communicate in a fully direct way. The 4th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics was held online in Luleå Sweden after 6 months of delay. Asiafuge 2021 in Singapore is going to be a hybrid event in November after being delayed by one year. We sincerely hope that ICPMG 2022 is to be an opportunity for us to gather together again with a hope of a new leap forward and we are planning a meaningful program to fulfill the objective.
We are ready to reach out and listen to various and valuable voices from the member societies of ISSMGE and are willing to reflect their opinions into the program. The host KGS will do its best to make the ICPMG 2022 a success as we did for the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Seoul 2017.
We welcome all the physical modelling specialists from all over the world and want to have precious time for the future of physical modelling in geotechnics in the city of Daejeon. We thank you for your participation and contributions in advance.

Moonkyung CHUNG
President, Korean Geotechnical Society (KGS)