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4th International Workshop / Second Announcement

22. - 25. May 2016

Murten, Switzerland


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The workshop will start on Sunday, 22.5.2016, late afternoon with welcome drinks and finish on Wednesday, 25.05.2016, at around 15.30h.



The workshop will be held at the Centre Loewenberg near Murten. The Centre is nestled in a quiet park and offers also hotel facilities. Tickets for public transport can be arranged at any train station.
How to come there

Accomodation / Hotel
Standard single rooms can be booked at the conference location at the Centre Loewensberg. Alternatives in Murten are available and can be booked through Murten Tourism.

Book your accommodation at the conference location at the Centre Loewenberg by sending the attached pdf form to (Please note that center Loewenberg ( has only single rooms, small and functional. Alternative housing is available in Murten. Murten can be reached conveniently by public transport from the center Loewenberg (Connection: Murten/Morat to Muntelier-Löwenberg ( a few minutes). Accommodation in Murten can be booked through Murten Tourism.

Participants may register until April 1, 2016.
After enrolment, you will receive a confirmation by email. The number of participants is limited to 100.
(PhD students pay a reduced fee, please contact before booking to get the reduction code)

Conference fee
Early registration: CHF 500.– (before February 15, 2016)
Late registration: CHF 550.– (after February 15, 2016)
Students CHF 400.- (before February 15, 2016). Student registration requires a proof of enrolment which has to be sent to After the approval you will receive a code to be able to register. 
The fee includes coffee breaks and lunches, welcome drinks on Sunday, grill party on Monday, conference dinner on Tuesday.

Scope and Background
The workshop Mechanisms and Modelling of Waste / Cement Interactions focuses on the chemical understanding and the thermodynamic modelling of the processes responsible for the stabilization of hazardous and radioactive wastes in cementitious systems. Like the very successful earlier meetings in this series of workshops (Meiringen, 2005; Le Croisic, 2008; Ghent 2013), the 4th workshop intends to bring together world-leading and junior scientists from the different branches of the research communities.

The workshop aims at exchanging state-of-the-art knowledge on chemical and physical processes of waste/cement interactions.

  • Cement Chemistry and Microstructure
    Modelling, multiscale-approaches, alternative cements
  • Cement/Rock/Soil Interfaces and Transport
    Cement/host rock, transport processes and modelling
  • Interaction of Cement with Waste Constituents
    Radwaste, toxic waste, metal binding mechanisms, organic compounds
  • Nanoscale Characterisation and Molecular Dynamics
    Methods at large scale facilities, advanced methods
  • Deterioration and Leaching
    Alkali-aggregate reaction, carbonation, sulfate interaction, ageing process, natural analogues


Book of abstracts
Here you can download the book of abstracts.

Special Issue
Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Submission: May 1, to August 1, 2016.

Key Dates

December 15, 2015 Start of registration
December 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
February 15, 2016 E arly registration deadline
April 1, 2016 Late registration deadline
May 1, 2016 Full paper submission for special issue opens
August 1, 2016 Full paper submission for special issue deadline