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Where we send your data

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CouFrac 2022 – Call for abstract

The CouFrac 2022 (Coupled Processes in Fractured Geological Media) Conference will take place in Berkeley, California, 14-16 November 2022. The deadline for CouFrac 2022 abstract submission is June 1.
Why CouFrac 2022?
We have organized a very interesting program with distinguished Keynote Speakers, a Panel Discussion on Carbon Neutrality, and Emerging Scientist Plenaries
 Please find the conference flyer attached.

The Organizing Committee members have developed 26 sessions covering a wide range of topics associated with coupled processes in fractured geological media.

Selected presentations will be invited to submit papers to one of the CouFrac 2022 Special Issues (RMRE, WRR, JRMGE, TUST, and GGGG).

As CouFrac 2022 is an international conference sponsored by both ARMA and ISRM, we offer a 20% discount of the Registration fee for the ARMA/ISRM members

What is New and Special?
Mengsu Hu and Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte have organized a Special Session on Machine Learning for Coupled Processes in the Earth Sciences and EngineeringSix Distinguished Invited Lecturers have been invited to deliver state-of-the-art machine learning applications. The details of the Special Session can be found in the second flyer attached.

The conference will be held in person in Berkeley, with online options available for participants who are unable to travel.

We look forward to your participation!

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