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CONTACT MECHANICS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2020

The first Contact Mechanics International Symposium (CMIS) took place in Lausanne in 1992. For the 10th edition of CMIS we are happy to welcome you back in Switzerland, in the beautiful region of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taking place over three days, May 13-15, 2020, the Symposium will be hosted in the Prealpina hotel in the city of Chexbres, a short distance from Lausanne.  CMIS started from the desire to gather researchers interested in a broad range of topics in theoretical, computational and experimental contact mechanics. The 10th edition of CMIS will pursue this tradition of interdisciplinary research and foster intense discussions and exchanges by assembling a group of leading researchers in a pristine location. During these three days, we will discuss a wide panorama of topics in the area of contact mechanics with the objective to reinforce interactions and collaborations between the various communities.
 

CMIS OBJECTIVES

Following the tradition of CMIS symposia, the aim of this symposium is to gather researchers from the mathematical and engineering communities working on various aspects of contact mechanics, using theoretical, experimental and computational approaches.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

The congress addresses a wide panorama of topics in the area of contact mechanics in order to reinforce interactions and collaborations between various communities:

• Models, friction laws; wear; tribological modeling; cohesive zone models; rolling;
• Emerging computational approaches: methods, algorithms and numerical analysis ;
• Mathematical analysis ;
• Dynamic contact problems, instabilities ;
• Nano and micromechanics of contact and multiscale approaches ;
• Multiphysics and thermomechanical coupling ;
• Granular materials and rigid bodies ;
• Contact modeling in mechanical and civil engineering, biomechanics and geomechanics.

HISTORY

The locations of CMIS have always been selected with the idea of providing a quiet and private environment to encourage scientific discussions among the participants. Following such tradition, CMIS 2020 will be held at the Prealpina hotel, in Chexbres, in the Lavaux region, which is a short distance from Lausanne, Switzerland. The dates are May 13-15, 2020.

CONFERENCE LIST

1. Lausanne, Switzerland, 1992
2. Carry Le Rouet, France, 1994
3. Peniche, Portugal, 2001
4. Hannover, Germany, 2005
5. Chania, Greece, 2009
6. Cargese, France, 2012
7. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2014
8. Warsaw, Poland, 2016
9. Oropa (Biella), Italy, 2018
10. Chexbres, Switzerland, 2020

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Alart Pierre CNRS, Monpellier, France
Prof. Barber James R. University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Dimitri Rossana University of Salento, Italy
Prof. Haslinger Jaroslav Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Laursen Tod A. State University of New York (SUNY).
Prof. Lebon Frederic CNRS, Marseille, France
Prof. Paggi Marco IMT School for Advanced Studies – Lucca, Italy
Prof. Popov Valentin Technische Universität Berlin –  Germany
Prof. Popp Alexander University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
Dr.  Puso Mike Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA
Prof. Stavroulakis Georgios E. Technical University of Crete – Chania, Greece
Prof. Stupkiewicz Stanislaw Polish Academy of Sciences – Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Temizer Ilker Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Yastrebov Vladislav A. CNRS, Evry, France
Prof. Zohdi Tarek Berkeley, CA, USA
Prof. Zavarise Giorgio University of Salento, Italy
Prof. Raous  Michel CNRS – Marseille, France
Prof. Wriggers  Peter Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

Jean-François Molinari, EPFL, Switzerland

Guillaume Anciaux, EPFL, Switzerland

Brice Lecampion, EPFL, Switzerland

Emma Sorrentino (administration), EPFL, Switzerland

PROGRAM

Not yet available

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Giorgio Zavarise – On the old and new techniques for enforcing contact constraint conditions
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Giorgio Zavarise – On the old and new techniques for enforcing contact constraint conditions

Giuseppe Carbone – Steady and Reciprocating contacts of Viscoelastic Solids
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Giuseppe Carbone – Steady and Reciprocating contacts of Viscoelastic Solids

Julien Scheibert – Image-based in situ measurements at the onset of sliding of rough contacts
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Julien Scheibert – Image-based in situ measurements at the onset of sliding of rough contacts

Lucia Nicola – Modeling contact deformation of rough bodies
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Lucia Nicola – Modeling contact deformation of rough bodies

Stanislaw Stupkiewicz – Augmented Lagrangian method for inequality constraints in contact mechanics and beyond
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Stanislaw Stupkiewicz – Augmented Lagrangian method for inequality constraints in contact mechanics and beyond

Vincent Acary – Time-integration methods for nonsmooth contact dynamics: beyond the seminal Moreau-Jean scheme.
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Vincent Acary – Time-integration methods for nonsmooth contact dynamics: beyond the seminal Moreau-Jean scheme.

IMPORTANT DATES

Dates

Abstract submission opening October 1, 2019
Abstract submission deadline January 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance February 8, 2020
Deadline for early registration fee March 1, 2020
Deadline for registration and payment March 31, 2020
Conference May 13-15, 2020

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES AND SUBMISSION

Abstract uploading

Please use the following form to upload your abstract before January 15th 2020. We will send out the notifications of acceptance before Feb. 8th 2020.

Important information: Use the abstract template and save your abstract as: lastname.CMIS2020 as a word document.

Abstract Upload

REGISTRATION

FEES

FEES

Early payment

(before Feb 29, 2020)

Late payment

(after March 1, 2020)

Delegates 470 CHF 520 CHF
Students
 

370 CHF + 80 CHF (for banquet, optional)

420 CHF + 80 CHF (for banquet, optional)

Delegates
The fees include the 3 days seminar with coffee, lunch breaks and the banquet.

Students
The fees include the 3 days seminar with coffee and lunch breaks . A contribution of 80.-CHF is requested for the banquet.

Any modification or cancellation has to be done prior to March 31 2020. After this date the modifications will be impossible and there will be no refund after cancellation.

Please contact emma.sorrentino@epfl.ch for any modification or cancellation request.

Bank transfer informations

Not yet available

VENUE AND TRAVEL

The conference and the accommodation both takes place in Hotel Prealpina

Route de Chardonne 35
CH – 1071 Chexbres

Tel : +41-21-946-09-09

Take A9 highway and exit at Chexbres, then see map below

From Geneva airport

These two correspondences both takes about one and a half hour and are equivalent in price (35 francs). The tickets can be taken on vending machines at the train station, at a CFF/SBB counter (can be found in the arrival area at the airport) or on the website https://www.sbb.ch/fr/horaire.html

Option 1

Take the train IR90 in direction Brig (1 hour and 2 minutes, 3 stops)
Get off in Vevey
Change train and take RER7 in direction Puidoux-Chexbres (11 minutes, 3 stops)
Get off in Chexbres-Village
Ten minute walk to the hotel (see map)

Or

Option 2

Take train IC5 in direction Zürich HB (37 min, 2 stops)
Get off in Morges
Take RER4 direction Palézieux or Romont (30 min, 7 stops)
Get off in Puidoux-Chexbres
Take bus 382 direction Cully gare
Get off at Chexbres-Village
Ten minute walk to the hotel (see map)

From Lausanne

The travel takes about 30 minutes.

Option 1 (costs 11.20 francs)

Any train that stops in Vevey
Same as option 1 in section “from the airport” starting at point 2

Option 2 (costs 7.40 francs)

Any train that stops in Puidoux-Chexbres
Same as option 2 in section “from the airport” starting at point 3

ACCOMODATION

Price for a double or single room: CHF 130, breakfast and taxes included.

For booking, please contact the hotel specifying that you will attend the conference :   info@prealpina.ch

Overlooking Lake Geneva, in a soothing, calm setting, you’ll feel you’ve left everything behind, even though you’re only minutes away from the centre of both Vevey and Lausanne.

You’ll enjoy a relaxing stay at the Hotel Prealpina. Our property offers modern comfort in a peaceful setting with breathtaking views!

A magical ambiance, with the stunning combination of vineyards, mountains, and the lake! Welcome! »

All of our guest rooms feature a total or partial view of the lake and the Alps.

All of our rooms are equipped with:

  • Courtesy tray with tea and coffee
  • Safe
  • Satellite Television

CONTACT
for all questions concerning the symposium

Emma Sorrentino

E-mail :  emma.sorrentino@epfl.ch

Phone : +41 21 69 36333

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