This international workshop is organized in the honor and in the presence of Dominique Jeulin, after he retired from École des Mines in 2016. The workshop aims to promote ideas and establish connections between researchers working in the wide field of mechanics and physics of heterogeneous media. The main themes of the workshop cover the theoretical and numerical modeling of microstructures and of their electrical, mechanical and transport properties, in solid mechanics and material science. Sessions will emphasize all main topics beloved by Dominique, ranging from probabilistic models, multiscale structures, microstructure evolution, image analysis for materials, homogenization, stochastic analysis, fracture and rupture processes, transport properties of nano-structures, localization in non-periodic media, percolation theory, fuel cell technology and the problem of triple percolation, electric & magnetic properties, optical properties, computational methods.

Invited speakers


François Willot (Mines ParisTech)
Samuel Forest (Mines ParisTech)

Call for contributed talks and posters

The workshop will include a limited number of contributed lectures and a poster session. If you want to contribute by a talk or a poster, please fill this form before February 15, 2018. Final decisions on presentation and poster selection will be communicated by March 13, 2018.

The number of talks will be limited due to the available time slots.


Participants will have the opportunity to submit a paper for publication in a special issue of a Internationl Journal of Solids and Structures or Image Analysis and Stereology(submission planned for the fall of 2019). Please let us know ( if you plan to submit an article to this journal.


On this special occasion, a book at Presses de l'école des Mines will be published, with special articles that are of a scientific or “sentimental” nature. You are welcome to contribute to the book, if you'd like to talk ("metaphysically") about random models and microstructures, your collaboration with Dominique, show pictures of heterogeneous media or of colleagues... The format is free, but a latex tample is available here. The deadline is set to March 15th.

Venue and conference schedule

The workshop will be held at the CNRS village La Vieille Perrotine, 140, route des Allards, 17310 Saint Pierre d'Oléron, in the Île d'Oléron, France (Google map link).
(images: CC/Wikipedia)

Oléron, the home of Pierre Loti, is a 30 km-wide island (nowadays linked to the coast of France by a bridge), made of small scattered villages, beaches and pinèdes (pine forests), famous for its palourdes (local clams). Further information is available here.

A shuttle will link the city of La Rochelle to Oléron on Sunday 17, late afternoon. Talks will start on monday morning and end friday in the beginning of the afternoon, June 22. A shuttle will take back participants June 22 to La Rochelle. La Rochelle can be reached from Paris by either train (the trips is 2:30 to 3 hours) or plane.
The conference program will be available on this website at a later date.

Local information and accommodation

Participants to the workshop will be accommodated inside the CAES (simple CNRS village with single rooms). All meals will be provided inside the village. The 90 acres village includes two ponds, a forest area and offers a direct access to the seashore. It is located in the protected area of the marsh of Moëze, near Fort Royer and Fort Boyard oyster farms. See this link for more information.

A banquet will be held on thursday (June 21, 2018).

A shuttle from from the KEOLIS company will bring participants from the nearby city of La Rochelle (train station) on Sunday 17, at 17:00 (5 PM).

To reach La Rochelle, you can take the train from e.g. Paris Gare Montparnasse. The two main Paris airports are Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). RER line B (from CDG) or Orlybus (from Orly) brings you to Denfert-Rochereau station, and metro line 6 from Denfert-Rochereau to Montparnasse train station in Paris.

A shuttle will take partipants back from Oléron to La Rochelle at around 12:45 in Oléron, and reach La Rochelle at around 14:15.


Registration details

Use the following online form to register, before May 14: We accept payments by credit card and wire transfers. The fee for registration (comprising accomodation and meals) is 650 € up to April 30 (early bird registration fees) and 750 € afterwards.

Important dates

February 15, 2018: deadline for abstract submission (talk or poster).
March 13, 2018: notification of acceptance.
June 17-22, 2018: workshop. Talks will start on June 18 early morning and end on June 22 at around noon.

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This page last updated March 23, 2018.