Sunday, 6 October 2019
Century City Conference Centre and Hotel,
Cape Town, South Africa

The AYGE Conference received 70 Abstract submissions. 

Submissions received from 13 different countries.

Top countries:

South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, France, Namibia.

We look forward to receiving your full papers!


The 7th African Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference provides up and coming geotechnical practitioners under the age of 35 an opportunity to write and present at a conference in a constructive environment as well as meeting other young like-minded individuals across the country.

The African Regional Conference (ARC), preceding the AYGE conference, will also initiate dialogue between junior and senior engineers while young geotechnical engineers acquaint themselves with the industry standards, new geotechnical developments and resources available to further their careers.

Who should attend?

Geotechnical practitioners under the age of 35 in the mining and civil engineering industry. More experienced geotechnical practitioners are encouraged to motivate the YGE ‘s working under them to attend the conference and explain the advantages of presenting their work at the conference.

Full Paper Submissions

The abstract submissions for the AYGE Conference are now closed. Authors who submitted abstracts and received an email from the technical committee for approval, must now submit their full papers using the paper template provided.

Please click on the paper submission link below to submit your paper.

Should you have any questions please contact the conference secretariat

The scientific committee will review all papers and the presenting author (only) will be notified of the outcome. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed, giving authors the opportunity to improve their submission.

Two papers must be submitted if you are under 35 and want to present at both the AYGE conference and the ARC 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already submitted a paper on the ARC 2019 website but it was intended for the AYGE conference, please send an email to and the organisers will correct this for you.


Paper Submissions Process



  1. All papers to be submitted online.
  2. Please use the following link:
  3. Under the heading ‘Authors’, click on ‘Upload File’
  4. Enter your ‘Submission ID’ as per the email received when you originally submitted your abstract.
  5. Enter your ‘Password’. This will be the password you entered when you submitted your abstract.
    1. If you forgot your password, click on ‘Forgot password?’ for assistance.
  6. Click on ‘Choose File’ and select the file you need to upload.
  7. Select the ‘Format’. You will be required to select:
    1. Microsoft Word (.doc) or
    2. Microsoft Word (.docx) or
    3. PDF (.pdf)
  8. Click on ‘Upload File’.
  9. You will receive a message to confirm that your file has been uploaded.
  10. Please note that the system cannot upload files bigger than 20MB. Please try to keep your paper below 20MB. If this is not possible, please notify us by sending an email to



You will also be required to update your topic group. (Please note that even if you agree to the group your paper has been allocated you are still required to complete the following steps as well).

  1. Go to:
  2. Under the heading ‘Authors’, click on ‘Edit Submission’
  3. Enter your ‘Submission ID’
  4. Enter your ‘Password’
    1. If you forgot your password, click on ‘Forgot password?’ for assistance
  5. Scroll down to ‘Topic Areas’ and select the appropriate topic.
  6. Press ‘Submit Changes’ at the bottom of the page.

Key Dates

Opening of registration: January 2019
Extended full paper submission: 31 January 2019
Corrected papers back to authors: 28 February 2019
Final Paper Submissions: 30 April 2019
Conference date: 6 October 2019


More information about the registration process will be made available shortly. Please note that delegates registering for the AYGE and the ARC will receive a discounted rate.

Sponsorship, Advertising and Exhibition Options

There is various sponsorship, advertising and exhibition options available. For the list of options please send an email to

Conference Secretariat

Yolandé van den Berg
Cell: +27 (0)82 323 3910