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Update on the Workshop on Volcanic Rocks & Soils, 24-25/9/2015, Isle of Ischia, Italy

This ISRM Specialised Conference follows three previous Workshops on Volcanic Rocks, the last of which took place five years ago in Tenerife (Spain).

The Workshop occurs in two full days, divided in five sessions devoted to the main Conference topics, and including keynote lectures, selected contributions, and open discussion. Two technical visits take place in the following days at the end of the Workshop.

Keynote Lectures & Oral Sessions:

Keynote Lecture 1: Vicki Moon, University of Waikato, NZ
Oral Session 1: Structural features of volcanic materials
Keynote Lecture 2: Aurea Perucho, Geotechnical Laboratory (CEDEX), Madrid, Spain
Oral Session 2: Mechanical behaviour of volcanic rocks
Keynote Lecture 3: Rolando Orense, University of Auckland, NZ
Oral Session 3: Mechanical behaviour of volcanic soils
Keynote Lecture 4: Charles W.W Ng, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR
Oral Session 4: Geotechnical aspects of natural hazards
Keynote Lecture 5: Quan Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
Oral Session 5: Geotechnical problems of engineering structures
Special Lecture: Marco V. Nicotera, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Technical Visits:

The visits will include several sites of both natural, archaeological and technical interest; they take place:
Saturday - 26 September, 2015: Tour around the Phlegraean Fields
Sunday - 27 September, 2015: Tour around the Ischia island


The deadline for accepting the early bird registration is July 15th.

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