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 http://mercuryDPM.org. 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).
The preliminary programme of the ALERT workshop and school 2017 in Aussois is now online. Be aware that changes can still occur.
More information and the link to the registration script can be found here.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the ALERT Geomaterials Workshop 2017 (28th Edition) has been extended up to May 31, 2017!
Please submit your abstracts by email directly to the coordinators using the Workshop abstract form (doc, odt, pdf). Since time for the presentations is limited, only a part of the submitted abstracts can be chosen for the oral presentations. Therefore, we invite you to submit your abstract as soon as possible. The presentation can also be submitted as a poster. The abstracts of the posters will be published in a separate booklet (ISSN registered).
The video of Prof. Takashi Matsushima giving the Special lecture at the annual meeting in Aussois 2016 is now available online. The lecture was entitled Planetary Geomechanics.
The ALERT Doctoral School 2017 is entitled Discrete Element modeling. It will take place in Aussois, from 5th to 7th October, 2017. The school organisers are Gaël Combe (3SR Grenoble) and Stefan Luding (University Twente). Continue reading
It is already a nice tradition – David Mašín (Charles University, Prague) has documented with photographs the atmosphere of the ALERT Workshop. Thanks, David!
As it was announced in the programme, this year some practical exercise sessions will be organized during the School; in order to actively and profitably participate to these practical session on numerical examples, you are requested to bring your own laptop (no additional laptops will be provided by the organisation).
The Organisers of the School built a Virtual Machine using the free (open source) VirtualBox software, which is available for all platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux. This means that all participants of the Doctoral School will be able to run the Virtual Machine we prepared on their personal laptop, regardless of their operating system. The two following two conditions must be strictly respected:
- You must have 25GB free space on your hard drive so you can download the
prepared Virtual Machine. We’ll have a few USB sticks with the files to download
and we’ll ensure that all participants have them downloaded on their laptops
before the Saturday morning.
In order to save time, you will need to have the VirtualBox software already installed on your laptop (https://www.virtualbox.org
) by the Saturday morning (we’ll have only few installers ready on our USB sticks for Windows, Mac and Linux)
The usage of VirtualBox is very practical as all participants will have the same environment, ensuring a consistent experience in the audience.
See you in Aussois!
The ALERT Poster session will be held during the ALERT Workshop in October 3-5, 2016 in Aussois. Those who are interested are asked to submit their abstracts (both word/openoffice and pdf files are required) by email to the coordinator Nadia Benahmed using the attached abstract form (doc). The deadline for the abstracts submission is September 5, 2016.
2016 Gordon Research Conference on Granular Matter – Particulate Systems in Science and Technology will take place on July 24-29, 2016 at Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States, see http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=13053.
The deadline for the abstract submission has been officially extended to May 1, 2016; you can find here a link to the symposium: http://www.lem3.fr/2016EMI-IC/ and here a link for the abstract submission: http://www.lem3.fr/2016EMI-IC/index.php?page=abstract. The list of the minisymposia can be found at http://www.lem3.fr/2016EMI-IC/index.php?page=sessions.