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EGU 2020 | 3-8 May | Vienna | Austria: session ERE5.1/GI6 on Constructional GeoMaterials – call for abstracts

We would like to draw your attention to the largest international assembly of geoscientists working in the field of geomaterials in construction sector which will be realised next year (2020) in the frame of the General Assembly of European Geosciences Union (EGU 2019) to be held in Vienna, Austria; May 3 – 8, 2020. The session (code ERE5.1/GI6) organised within the Energy-Resources-Environment (ERE) Division of EGU 2020 is entitled Constructional GeoMaterials: Resources, Properties, Uses, and Environmental Interactions. Full session description can be found at:
and some additional details can be found at the bottom of this message including deadlines for abstract submission (January 15, 2020), abstract submission fees, and travel support grants.
This will be for the 16th-times we will meet in Vienna (tradition of our “Geomaterials in Construction” session started in 2005); each of previous sessions has been richly attended with broad spectrum of themes and topics related not only to natural stone in heritage structures, its decay and conservation (to many of us very popular and highly beloved topic), but much broader aspects of construction geomaterials were intensively discussed (including other materials in heritage structures such as mortars, but also widely used modern constructional geomaterials such as aggregates, inorganic binders, structural ceramics, etc.). Thanks to your participation at these sessions, we got privilege to publish 4 edited books (3 as Special Publications of the Geological Society of London, 1 with Springer) and several special issues of leading scientific journals in the field (Engineering Geology, Environmental Earth Sciences, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Resource Policy, Minerals …); hopefully most of the publications were appreciated by yourself, your colleagues, and received adequate citation response.
We will appreciate your submissions / expression of interests to publish (even before the start of EGU2020). In the case of greater number of contributions on similar topics, we are prepared to organize focused special issues in highly ranked international journals.

As for previous years, we will be really glad to meet you in Vienna again not only during discussions over scientific topics, but also during informal accompanying program we are planning to organize as usually. We would like to continue in the tradition to run our session and related activities on volunteer-basis without being bound by rigid organizational structures/rules. We believe that this is the only way on how to provide maximum academic freedom to share and exchange research ideas and results.

Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested and feel free to contact us if you need any help or support.

Thanks for your time and looking forward to meeting you in Vienna

Richard, Luigi, and Ákos


Abstract submission
You may submit the text of your contribution as plain text, LaTeX, or MS Word content. Each abstract will be charged with Abstract Processing Charge (APC) of €40.00 gross (€33.61 net).
Guidelines for abstract submission can be found at:
Please note that the official deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2020, 13:00 CET.

Travel support
EGU provides some limited financial support – Roland Schlich travel support – to cover expenses related to participation at the EGU General Assembly. Scientists who wish to apply for a Roland Schlich travel support must be the contact author, as well as the first and presenting author of their contribution, and they must apply by 1 December 2019. Full information can be found at:

NEW for EGU2020
Late abstracts (submitted by conveners after 15 January 2020) require a final approval by the programme committee and will be invoiced with €80.

Additional information
Full information about the EGU2020:

Online session description
Further information about the session:

Session convenors
Richard Přikryl (Charles University, Czech Republic; e-mail: prikryl@natur.cuni.cz)
Luigi Germinario (Saitama University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Japan; e-mail: luigi.germinario@gmail.com)

Ákos Török (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; e-mail: torokakos@mail.bme.hu)