ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018

The ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Winterschool 2018 on Natural versus compacted clayey soils: from micro to macro behaviour and modelling will be held from 5th to 9th of November 2018 in Bari, Italy. The school is organised by The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT), the Politecnico di Bari and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

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Mini-symposium on Mechanics and Physics of Granular Materials. EMI 2018 – MIT Boston

The mini-symposium MS40 – Mechanics and Physics of Granular Materials will be held in the EMI 2018 – MIT Boston, May 29 – June 1, 2018. Researchers are invited to submit an abstract to MS40 organized by the EMI Granular Materials Committee, from Oct 15, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018 in the link: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION, and register at: REGISTRATION

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InterPore 2018 abstract submission

Researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the mini-symposium on hydraulics and mechanics of unsaturated porous that will be held in InterPore 2018, New Orleans, US.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 Dec. 2017, 23:59  US/central timezone. Please select session number MS 1.21 when submitting the abstracts.

More information can be found on the corresponding website.



Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize Winners 2017

The Ioannis Vardoulakis PhD Prize 2017 was granted to Anne-Catherine Dieudonné from Université de Liège (Belgium) and to Xiusong Shi from Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). The award ceremony and the presentation of the theses took place during the workshop in Aussois this year.

As every year, information on the chosen PhD(‘s) thesis/theses can be found on the corresponding website.

ComGeo IV – Deadline extension

The last date for electronic submission of one-page abstracts for the forthcoming ComGeo IV has been extended to November 20, 2017. Abstracts in the MS Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats should be submitted to with a copy to and

ComGeo series of Symposia is a sequel to the long running Numerical Models in geomechanics (NUMOG) and aims to report and discuss latest developments in Computational Geomechanics. We have already received contributions from a number of prominent researchers including most of the members of the Scientific Committee. For more detailed information, please visit the ComGeo IV website at