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

For more information, visit: CONFERENCE WEBSITE
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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.



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

ALERT Doctoral School — MercuryDPM

The topic of the ALERT Doctoral School 2017 is Discrete Element Modeling. The last day of the school will consist of practical sessions for different levels of DEM users (beginner or advanced users). In order to prepare these sessions and have as few delays as possible, we ask the participants for the following:

Please bring your laptop or organize in small groups — a limited number of laptops will be provided by the organizers.

DEM for beginners: For this practical session, the organizers will provide bootable USB keys with OS (linux) and DEM programs pre-installed. Please check the procedure to boot on an external usb pen drive (which can be tricky with a very new laptop).

DEM for experts: For this practical session, students have to bring their own laptops. It is strongly recommended to install the software There is an installation instruction on the homepage or in the last chapter of the ALERT School book (the complete book will be published after the meeting in Aussois).