Plenary Speakers

8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods

For DEM8 we have invited wonderful speakers. We are proud to present the following plenary speakers.

Prashant Gupta – Procter & Gamble, UK

Christine Hrenya – University of Colorado, USA

Benjy Marks – University of Sydney, Australia

Catherine O’Sullivan – Imperial College London, UK

Thorsten Pöschel – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Franck (Farhang) Radjai – Université de Montpellier, France

Stefan Radl – Technische Universität Graz, Austria

Thomas Weinhart – Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands

Jidong Zhao – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China


After-dinner speaker

David Pinson – BlueScope Steel, Australia

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.

Full Papers

The following full papers can be downloaded via the links below.   15 – Hydrodynamics of Spouted Fluidized Beds with Different Injection Patterns using CFD-DEM. Behrad Esgandari, Shahab Golshan, Reza Zarghami, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh 16 – SEGREGATION OF BINARY GRANULAR MIXTURES DURING HEAP FORMATION IN A SIMPLIFIED MODEL OF BLAST FURNACE. Sandip H. Gharat 29 –…
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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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Important Dates

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


We invite everyone to propose mini-symposia for the upcoming DEM8 conference.