Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The 2018 Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation will be hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation and sponsored by the Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS).

This year’s technical sessions will focus on the following major topics:

  • Lessons Learned: Case Studies
  • Rock Slopes
  • UAV Applications
  • Instrumentation
  • Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Transportation Infrastructure
  • Abandoned Mine Lands
  • Acid Producing Materials
  • Infrastructure Failure that Mimics Geohazards

Abstracts on the related topics are welcome. Abstracts should be submitted for consideration, for presentation at the Forum, on or before June 8, 2018. Abstracts should be in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman, 12-pitch, double-spaced and left justified, and be 300 words or less. The abstract should include the presentation title, presenters’ names, title, organization or company affiliation, business address, phone number and email address. Abstracts should be emailed to: Mark Lewis 696-6046.

Selected presenters will be notified by June 22, 2018, and PowerPoint presentations will be due on or before July 20, 2018. For information or questions concerning conference presentations, please contact Tony Szwilski 696-5457.

Details pertaining to speaker guidelines and other presentation information will be provided to authors and/or presenters at the time of abstract acceptance. Information on past conferences can be found on the website at


Registration online at Eventbrite.


Embassy Suite Baltimore & The Grand
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

For Reservations: Please call 410-727-2222 and ask for the ‘Geohazard 2018 Technical Forum’ block.

Negotiated rate of $140 per room per night plus applicable tax. The cut-off date for reserving rooms at this rate is 7/23/2018. Please make your reservation as soon as possible as rooms at this rate are limited.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Contact Kelli Snyder (304) for available Exhibitor Space or visit to become a sponsor or reserve Exhibitor Space.

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