3-7 July 2017
> Montpellier France

Author Area

Extended deadline for paper submission : November 21th, 2016

Abstract submission

The abstract (including title, authors, affiliations and a short description of maximum 600 words without figures and equations) should be submitted through a form in the registration platform not later than 17th June 2016.
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Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 31st, 2016 

Papers submission

Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit their full paper no later than October 28, 2016. These guidelines, explain how to prepare the manuscript. As in previous editions of the Powders and Grains conference, the manuscript should not exceed 4 pages including figures and references. All papers will be reviewed by two referees and used for the selection of oral and poster presentations. The reviews will be available in January 2017 for revision. The final revised versions will be published as open-access papers in a dedicated volume on the EPJ Web of Conferences (http://www.epj-conferences.org) prior to the beginning of the conference on July 3, 2017. The papers will be published assuming that at least one of the paper authors will register and attend the conference.

Authors are required to prepare their manuscript by using the following templates:

It is recommended to avoid changing the structure of the template as this can lead to production errors. The authors will be invited to complete and submit the publication right form once their papers are accepted.

For the submission of your manuscript, please follow the following link :
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Note that you need to create an account (different from that used for abstract submission and registration) prior to paper submission.

Oral Presentations

As we have a tight schedule, the time will be strictly adhered to. A computer will be provided if necessary for presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF or Keynote formats. Be sure that your presentation is uploaded to the computer well before your presentation and definitely no later than the session break before your scheduled presentation. Please also ensure that your presentation is run properly. Please inform your session chair during the session break of your personal information.

Time allotted for oral presentations

  • Plenary: 30 minutes including 5 minutes for discussion
  • Regular: 15 minutes including 3 minutes for discussion

Video Abstracts and Best-Video Award

All contributors to the scientific program of the upcoming conference “Powders & Grains 2017” in Montpellier, including keynote speakers, speakers, and poster presenters are invited to submit video abstracts in relation to their contributions. The aim of the video abstracts is to increase the visibility of scientific work by conveying scientific results  beyond the constraints of the written articles. Among all submissions of video abstracts, the members of the “Association pour l’Etude de la Micro Mécanique des Milieux Granulaires” (AEMMG) will select the three best contributions. Criteria for the selection are scientific contents, aesthetic aspects, and fun-factor. The winners of the Best Video Awards are announced during the closing ceremony of the conference. For instructions, please see


A poster space of A0-portait size (1.2m height x 0.85m width) will be provided. Posters can be set up at the beginning of the conference and can be removed at the end. The allocated poster time is associated with social hours. During the poster time, authors are expected to be present at their posters to reply to questions from the audience. Conference prizes for three best posters and a best video will be awarded during the gala dinner.

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31 July 2016
Notification of acceptance and request for full papers for peer review
28 October 2016
Deadline for full paper submission
21 November 2016
Paper submission

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15 February 2017
Reviewers reports available
5 March 2017
Paper re-submission for online publication
17 March 2017
Notification of acceptance of final paper
3 July 2017
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