Winter School on GEOMECHANICS for ENERGY and the ENVIRONMENT

The Laboratory of Soil Mechanics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (LMS- EPFL) is pleased to announce The 3rd edition of the Winter School dedicated to Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.

The event will be held from 21st to 23rd of January 2020 in Villars-sur-Ollon in the heart of the Vaud Alps (Switzerland).

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Mini-symposium: Computational Geomechanics, WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020

We would like to make you aware of a mini-symposium we are organizing for WCCM-ECCOMAS in 2020, to be held in Paris on July 19-24, 2020. The symposium is entitled “Computational Geomechanics”, and focuses on modeling aspects related to geological materials. A full description can be found at https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a280.pdf.

We would be honored if you could contribute to our mini-symposium. The abstract submissions are open now and the deadline for submission is Dec 15, 2019: https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/Autor.asp. After you login, there is a template for abstracts.

Please can you forward this to any colleagues who might be interested in attending

We look forward to hearing from you and to meeting you at the conference.

Best regards,

S Sun, R Regueiro, R Borja, JS Chen, M Rouainia, C Tamagnini 

Acoustic Waves and Effective Mechanical Properties in Granular Media – the Mircromechanical Perspective

Mini-symposium at WCCM ECCOMAS 2020

We are delighted to invite you to speak in our mini-symposium, Acoustic Waves and Effective Mechanical Properties in Granular Media – the Mircromechanical Perspective, at the 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/) to be held next July in Paris, FR.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together a broad range of specialists in the experimental, numerical simulation and theoretical modelling of granular materials in order to facilitate valuable knowledge exchange, and form fruitful new collaborations between modellers and experimentalists. A full description of the symposium can be found in the link given below:

https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a272.pdf

If you are interested in speaking at the symposium, you can submit your abstract here:

https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/CsmRegUsrForm10.asp

Important dates are listed below:

 December 15, 2019: Deadline for presenting a one page abstract;

– February 28, 2020: Acceptance of the contributions and instructions for writing the final one page abstract;

– April 1, 2020: Deadline for submitting the final abstract and early bird registration.

“Computational modelling of internal erosion” minisymposium at WCCM ECCOMAS 2020

We invite submission of abstracts for the minisymposium MS132 – COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF INTERNAL EROSION as part of the 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress 2020 (Paris, July 19-24 2020, https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org).

The minisymposium is organised under the auspices of GdRI GeoMech.

For more information please read https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/admin/Files/FileAbstract/a132.pdf

Instructions for authors are available at https://www.wccm-eccomas2020.org/frontal/Autor.asp

Important dates are listed below:

 December 15, 2019: Deadline for presenting a one page abstract;

– February 28, 2020: Acceptance of the contributions and instructions for writing the final one page abstract;

– April 1, 2020: Deadline for submitting the final abstract and early bird registration.

2020 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference

The 2020 ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference is on 5th-8th of April 2020 and will be held at Durham University (www.emi2020-ic.com). A number of mini-symposia are organised for research on “Mechanics of Granular Materials and Coupled Systems”, including:

–          MS-51: Granular Systems: Imaging, Modelling and Understanding

–          MS-52: Analysis and Methods for the Simulation of Deformation, Failure and Coupled Processes Across Scales

–          MS-53: Characterisation and Modelling of Particle Shape

And

–          MS-54: Constitutive and Numerical Modelling in Geotechnics

Abstract Submission is now open and the deadline is on  of 15th of November, 2019.  Access to submission is provided from the conference website (www.emi2020-ic.com) or directly at: https://www.openconf.org/emi2020ic/

For full details on each mini-symposia please visit: https://sites.durham.ac.uk/emi2020-ic/accepted-minisymposiums/

Registration for the ALERT Workshop & School 2019 (last day reminder)

The registration for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop and School 2019 is open now! Find the preliminary program of the Workshop and school here. Please read the hints in the registration form! After filling the form and pressing the button “Register”, a window will open with your invoice. Please print the window with the invoice for your records! You will also get an email with the registration data afterwards. In case of the registration of the ALERT members, the corresponding representative of the ALERT institution will receive the registration data too.

Link to the registration form (inscriptions closed)

The deadline for the registration is the September 18th! The accommodation in Aussois will be processed in the order of the registrations (see the hints in the registration form). Please note that the number of rooms in the CNRS “Centre Paul Langevin“ is limited.
See also hints on how to get to Aussois!

13 International Symposium on Landslides, Cartagena Colombia June 2020

In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE,ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society-CGS cordially invites the international geotechnical community to participate in the XIII International Symposium on Landslides-XIII ISL, which will be held from June 15 to 19 – 2020 in the city of Cartagena-Colombia.

http://www.scg.org.co/xiii-isl/index.html

All abstracts, draft manuscripts and final manuscripts shall be submitted to the Conference staff through the ISSMGE’s Conference Review Platform whose address is:

https://www.issmge.org/publications/review-platform/conferences/isl2020

People interested in submitting documents for the Conference should visit the website listed above and register. The account credentials should be used to access the platform for subsequent submittals.

First-time submittals should be performed in two steps. Firstly, the authors should provide a text of their abstract. Secondly, after acceptance, authors should submit a PDF copy of their manuscript before the papers submission deadline.

Manuscript deadline: November 11, 2019.