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.


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

Invited speakers

Talks have been reserved for several former PhD students of Dominique as well.

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 January 31, 2018. Final decisions on presentation and poster selection will be communicated by February 28, 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 Journal. Information will be provided on this website later on.

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.
The conference schedule will be posted on this website at a later date.

Local information and accommodation

Participants to the workshop will be accommodated inside the CAES (simple CNRS village). 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).

The two main Paris airports are Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). RER line B (from CDG) or Orlybus (from Orly) bring you to Denfert-Rochereau station, and metro line 6 from Denfert-Rochereau to Montparnasse train station in Paris. From Paris-Montparnasse, train main lines (SNCF) reach the city of La Rochelle in about 3:20. From La Rochelle, a shuttle will be provided to the CNRS village facilities on saturday (June 17) and back on friday (June 23).

From La Rochelle, this last transfer can be made by boat to Boyardville, 1.5 km (1 mile) from the CNRS village.

More information will be available on this web page at a later date.


Registration details

A form for registering online will be available at a later point on this web page. We plan to accept payments by credit card and wire transfers.

Important dates

January 31, 2018: deadline for abstract submission (talk or poster).
February 28, 2018: notification of acceptance.
June 17-23, 2018: workshop. Talks will start on June 18 in the morning and end on June 23 beginning of the afternoon.

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This page last updated January 26, 2017.