International Concrete Conference Seeks Abstracts

CONCREEP-9@MIT: International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures is seeking abstracts related to creep, shrinkage, and aging of our built infrastructure. The conference is being hosted by the Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT and the Groupement de Recherche International Multi-scale Materials Under the Nanoscope (GDRI, M2UN) and will take place September 22 - 25, 2013, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

-          Nanomechanics of Creep and Shrinkage
-          Microstructure, Setting and Aging of cement
-          Multiscale and Multphysics Approaches
-          Micromechanics of Creep and Shrinkage
-          Creep, Shrinkage and Fracture of Cementitious Materials 
-          Creep and Shrinkage of Concrete under Extreme Conditions
-          Constitutive and Numerical Modeling
-          Model-based monitoring of creep and shrinkage in concrete structures
-          Performance design of New Concrete Materials and Structures
-          Structural Mechanics of Creep and Shrinkage

Abstracts on the above topics - not shorter than 400 words, but not exceeding 600 words - are invited by Monday, December 31. Upon review by the technical advisory panel, the notification of acceptance will be given by January 31, 2013, at which stage recommendations concerning the format of the papers will be sent the authors for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Please sent abstracts by email to

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association