Important Dates

8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods

Here you can find the overview of the important and conference dates of DEM8.

Important Dates

Now open:

Online registration now open

Six page extended paper submission (optional) 

20th January 2019 – Priority abstract submission closed

Abstract submission now closed

Mini-symposium submission now closed

22nd April 2019:

Presenters notified

12th May 2019:

Early bird fee payment deadline

28th June 2019:

Presenting authors payment deadline*

Standard fee payment deadline

30th June 2019:

Six page extended paper submission (optional) closes

*Presenting authors, please ensure payment is made by 28th June 2019 to guarantee your talk slot.

Conference Dates

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019

Student days

Sunday 21st July 2019

Registration & Welcome reception

Monday 22nd July 2019

Conference opens

Thursday 25th July 2019

Conference banquet

Friday 26th July 2019

Conference closes (after lunch)

More Information


Conference hotel: U Parkhotel The rooms at the U Parkhotel are available at these discounted prices when booked via the link below by 19th June 2019. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th July 2019: Comfort room € 84,50 per night Superior room € 99,50 per night Superior View room € 105,00 per night Panorama room…
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Best Talk First Prize Award Masahide OtsuboTalk title: Discrete element modelling of elastic wave propagation through granular materials for laboratory shear plate tests Second Prize Award Rémi ChassagneTalk title: DEM simulations and continuum modeling of size-segregation in bedload sediment transport. Best Poster First Prize Award Yuki MoriPoster title: Large-scale DEM-CFD method for a gas-solid flow…
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Please fill in your meal preference for the DEM8 Banquet here  

Book of abstracts

Please click here to download the book of abstract Please note there is NO NEED to print. You will receive a printed copy on arrival at the conference.


DEM8 is made possible by these people. Take a look who is part of these committees.


DEM8 is offering exhibition spaces to those wishing to showcase their products and services to both the academic and industrial sectors. Exhibition space An exhibition space of 6 m2 can be rented at EUR 500. Please contact us at to find out more about being a sponsor or exhibitor at DEM8.

Fun Activities

On Wednesday 24th July at 16:30, a series of fun activities are available for everyone (conference attendees and guests). Please note minimum and maximum numbers apply to each activity. If an activity does not reach the minimum it will be cancelled and your other preferences will be used. If the maximum is exceeded, allocation will…
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We invite everyone to propose mini-symposia for the upcoming DEM8 conference.


Full Papers The organisers of DEM8 are inviting all participants whose abstract has been accepted for presentation to kindly submit the full paper to before 30th June 2019. The submission of the full paper is optional, but recommended. Papers will be invited for submission to special issues at the discretion of the journals. All…
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