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4. June, 8:00 - June 6, 2018 18:00

Murten, Switzerland


The workshops starts on June 4th after lunch and will be finished on June 6th around lunchtime. Program

The workshop will be held at the Center 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 get there

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


November 15, 2017

Start of registration

March 15, 2018

Early registraion

April 30, 2018

Late registration / deadline

Please register here


After enrolment you will receive a confirmation by email including a pdf of your invoice. The number of participants is limited to 120.


Fees and payment

Early registration: CHF 500.– (prolonged to March 15, 2018)

Late registration: CHF 550.– (after March 15, 2018)

Students: CHF 400.– (until March 15, 2018)

* Student registration requires a proof of enrolment. Please send a copy of your students certificate to After acceptance you will receive a promotion code for registration.

** RILEM members receive a discount of 10% on early registration fee.

The fee includes coffee breaks and lunches, BBQ Party on Monday, Conference Dinner on Tuesday.

Payment must be made in advanced upon receipt of invoice.

In case of overbooking, active participants and representatives of sponsoring companies will be preferred.


For cancellations after April 30, 2018, 50% of the fee will be charged. A replacement will be accepted anytime. In case of non appearance we will charge the full fee.

Scope and Background 
Calcium sulfoaluminate cements are receiving increasing interest as an environmentally friendly alternative to Portland cement and as they can be used to formulate mortars and concretes with special properties such as fast setting, high early strength or shrinkage-compensation. Thus in the recent years the number of publications in this field increased rapidly, and new products came on the market. 

This workshop aims at exchanging state-of-the-art knowledge regarding production, hydration, properties, durability and application of calcium sulfoaluminate cements. Gathering experts from all around the world will stimulate scientific discussions and can promote national and international collaboration.


  • Clinkering:

Raw materials, lab and industrial clinkering, mineralizers, kiln operation

  • Hydration mechanisms:

Kinetics, hydrate assemblages, mineral additions, ternary binders with Portland cements, admixtures, phase stabilities, thermodynamic properties

  • Properties:

Mechanical properties, volume stability (expansion, shrinkage, creep)

  • Durability and sustainability:

Sulfate resistance, chloride ingress, carbonation, rebar corrosion, life cycle analysis

  • Application:

Mortar, concrete, waste encapsulation, standardization

Call for Papers
The call for abstracts for oral contributions with/without publication in the special issue was closed on February 15, 2018. Authors will be notified for acceptance of the reviewed abstracts on February 28, 2018. All accepted abstracts will be published in the workshop proceedings. Selected authors will be invited to publish a full paper in the special edition of “Advances in Cement Research” (approx. 10-12 contributions).

We still accept abstracts for last minute posters until April 30, 2018 (= late registration deadline). Please submit a one-page abstract by e-mail to The abstract template can be downloaded here word.doc. 

Key Dates

November 15, 2017

January 31, 2018

February 28, 2018
March 15, 2018

April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018

March 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

Start of registration
Abstract submission (
Notification of acceptance

Early registration deadline
Late registration deadline
Submission deadline for last minute posters

Full paper submission for special issue opens
Full paper submission for special issue deadline