Quite a good response to the call for papers was received with 166 accepted papers from all over the world, quite a large number for a regional Unsat Conference. All authors will be given the opportunity to make a short presentation (12 minutes + 3 minutes discussion). 18 Distinguished Lecturers (Keynote, Plenary and Invited Lecturers) will provide insights into the more advanced achievements in the field, playing an important role in the interest and scientific outcome of the Conference.
The Conference will be opened by the First European Distinguished Lecture selected by TC106 that will be delivered by Prof. Yu-Jun Cui (Ecole des ponts ParisTech, France). Two other Keynote Lectures will be delivered by Profs Weimin Ye (Tong-Ji University, China) and Majid Hassanizadeh (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands). Six Plenary Lectures will also be delivered. Distinguished Lectures also include nine Invited Lectures given at the beginning of the Parallel Sessions.
General programme: the topics that drew particular interest are Advances in experimental methods, Water retention and transport properties and Mechanical behaviour, with also significant contributions on Numerical and Constitutive modelling. The practical applications that have been dealt with are Dams and dykes, Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere interaction, Slope stability,Geo-environmental applications (a session organised together with the ISSMGE TC215) and Nuclear waste disposal. The Conference Proceedings will be made available in open-access on the web and their insertion in major databases (Web of Science, Scopus) will be asked.
As expected and confirmed by the large number and the high quality of the papers received, the E-UNSAT2016Paris Conference will foster fruitful presentations and discussions on up to date ideas, concepts and achievements on Unsaturated Soils, from many researchers from Europe and other continents.
Registration fees include lunches and Proceedings on USB flashdrive. Gala dinner (Tuesday evening) optional. Standard: 600€ - Student: 250€ (send scanned student card) Click HERE for registration on line - Registration form also available