3-7 July 2017
> Montpellier France


Conference place

The conference will be held in Montpellier at the Corum conference center. Montpellier is a central place in the south of France at 15’ tramway from the Mediterranean sea. It is 150 km from Marseille and 350 km from Monaco (East), 350 km from Barcelona (South-West), and 250 km from Toulouse (West). Montpellier is the 8th largest and the fastest growing city in France. It has 300 days of sunshine a year on average. According to the New York Times, Montpellier was unique French city within 45 destinations to go in 2012.
(The Corum - Esplanade Charles De Gaulle - BP 2220 - 34000 Montpellier - Visit website)

Montpellier is the capital of the Region Languedoc-Roussilon to which belong 6 sites of the UNESCO world heritage (see the site Destination Sud de France).

Montpellier is a capital of the culture with 2 operas, a national orchestra, numerous theaters, one of the most beautiful museums of Europe (Fabre museum), numerous international festivals (dance, cinema, music).
Montpellier has the eldest faculty of the western world still in activity. It is the 5th research city in France. The two universities and several research institutes host nearly 70000 students. Montpellier is the world center of agronomic research because of its prominent research institutes in environmental sciences (INRA, CIRAD, IRSTEA, IRD...).
Montpellier also hosts the Consortium of the CGIAR, a strategic alliance that unites organizations involved in agricultural research for sustainable development.

A regional Research Network on granular media entitled «Réseau MiDi» (MiDi Network) was created in 2010.
This research network aims at promoting collaborative synergy by removing cultural barriers between researchers working in various areas related to discrete materials in Montpellier and its region.

Place de la Comédie city, center of Montpellier


Montpellier is easily accessible by air, train and car:

Montpellier Méditerranée Airport 8 km/15 minutes away (by car) from/to the City Centre, Shuttle bus service & taxis

Direct flights:

- Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Alger, Oran

Direct flights to 4 international hubs :
- 2 hubs in France : Paris & Lyon (450 flights to 20 countries)
- 2 hubs in Europe : Amsterdam to Asia and North America & Madrid to Latin America, Africa, Spain and the Islands

Air France
Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.
Event : Powders & Grains 2017
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 30246AF
Valid for travel from 28/06/2017 to 12/07/2017

Discounts on a very wide range of public fares on all Air France and KLM dumonde flights, up to -47% on metropolitan France routes (including Corsica) **.
Please log on to the Internet link http://www.airfranceklm-globalmeetings.com for
• obtain preferential rates *,
• make your reservation,
• have your electronic ticket issued **,
• and choose your seat on board *

If you book through the AIR FRANCE & KLM Global Meetings website, you will receive a receipt for your e-ticket. If you prefer to process your reservation and ticket purchase through an AIR FRANCE KLM point of sale, or by an authorized travel agency, you must keep this document to justify the application of the preferential rates. Make sure you are in possession of one of the vouchers according to your booking method as it may be requested at any time during your trip. The loyalty programs of the Air France and KLM partner companies allow to accumulate miles using Air France or KLM flights.
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Saint-Roch TGV Station 5 minutes away at walking distance from the city center HighSpeed Train to/from Paris in 3H15 11 trains per day to/from Paris + Paris CDG Airport, Lille International connexions to Barcelona, Geneva, Brussels

2 main highway axes:
North/South : Lille-Paris-Barcelona (A9 highway),
Clermont- Ferrand (A75 highway via the Millau Viaduct)
East/West : Nice-Bordeaux-Nantes

The longest tramway network of France, 4 tramway lines serve the city center. Stop « Corum"

City network of bicycles rental stations Connected to other soft transports (bus, tramway)

Looking for a local taxi, please dial: +33 4 67 52 10 10
T.R.A.M. Taxi will quickly find you a taxi
More info: www.taxi-tram.fr


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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

New deadline!
Author area

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
Opening of the Conference

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