The workshop

The International Workshop on Unsaturated Soils "Between Theory and Practice in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics" has been jointly organized by the University of Trento (Department of Mechanic and Structural Engineering) and the University of Napoli Federico II (Department of Geotechnical Engineering) and will be held at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, from 4 to 6 February, 2008. This event is supported by TC6 the ISSMGE Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils
The Workshop is intended to be a forum for postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers to exchange experiences about new advances and developments in this field. It is hoped that the relatively informal nature of the meeting will stimulate discussion, exchange of new ideas, and debate on fundamental topics.
Postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers from different universities have been invited to present their work. In line with the aims of the workshop, special importance will be given to discussions. After each presentation, 20 minutes will be devoted to questions, remarks, and comments. In each session two discussion leaders, who would have previously reviewed the papers, will also stimulate discussion by raising specific questions.

Themes of the workshop are Fundamentals and Theoretical Advances, Laboratory Testing Techniques, Modelling and Numerical Analysis, Flow Analysis.

All contributions will be published in a proceeding book, which will be freely distributed at the Workshop to all participants.
Please contact Dr. Alessandro Tarantino for information about the purchase of the proceedings.

Registration is available on-line.
The participation in the Workshop is free of charge.