The W(H)YDOC International Workshop for Young Doctors in Geomechanics is periodically organized (2002, 2005, 2008 and 2012) at Ecole des ponts ParisTech in link with the ALERT European Network and other first rank universities over the world. The idea is to bring together the best young geotechnical doctors within an informal three days invited Workshop, so as to allow for a detailed presentation of their PhD research. Students completing their last PhD year are also welcome.
Three outstanding Professors from various Universities act as Keynote lecturers (one each day) and/or discussion leaders during the sessions. The 2015 Session will welcome Prof. Antonio Gens (UPC Barcelona), Prof. Henri Vandamme (CNRS-MIT research group) and Prof. C. Spiers (U. Utrecht). Typically, around 20 contributions (including the 3 Keynote Lectures) are presented during the three days. Proceedings containing extended summaries (3 pages each) are made available on the web.
A W(H)YDOC prize (1000 €) for the best PhD presentation is also organized, according to the decision of a Committee made up with the invited Professors (3 keynotes and 3 Session chairs).
The attendance is free with at least 60 persons attending. The venue of the next W(H)YDOC 15 is planned from 2 to 4 December 2015. More details can be obtained from Prof. Pierre Delage and will be announced later at the website of ALERT Geomaterials.