Terms and conditions

8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods

Here you can find the full list of terms and conditions that apply to the DEM8 conference.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by 1st June 2019 will receive a full refund minus a 10% processing fee. After this date, a full refund minus a 20% processing fee will be made. Alternatively, registrations may be transferred to a colleague free of charge.

For presenting authors, payment must be made by 22nd June 2019 to guarantee your talk slot.

Please send all queries and requests to support@dem8.org.


Data Protection

MercuryLab will use the personal information you provide to:

  • Organise the DEM8 event;
  • Keep you updated regarding DEM8.

If you choose to subscribe to the MercuryLab mailing list (you can unsubscribe at any time), MercuryLab will use the personal information you provide to:

  • Inform you of other conferences and/or training courses that may be of interest.

MercuryLab will always treat your data with respect. Please refer to MercuryLab’s privacy policy for more details.

University of Twente will use the personal information you provide to:

  • Organise the DEM8 event;
  • Process the payment for the DEM8 event.

Please refer to the University of Twente’s privacy policy for more details.


Photography and video release

By registering for and attending a Mercury Lab B.V. (“MercuryLab”) organised event, you agree to allow MercuryLab and its photographers and/or videographers to photograph or videotape you, including recording your image and voice during the presentation and poster sessions.

You hereby give and grant to MercuryLab and its representatives, employees, and any person, corporation, or entity acting under its permission or with its authority, or for whom it might be acting, including anyone distributing or disseminating communications by or regarding MercuryLab (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Licensed Parties”) the irrevocable right, permission and license to publish, reproduce, distribute, and/or otherwise use any still or moving photographic image, likeness, or sound recording of you (the “Images and Recordings”).

MercuryLab reserves the right to use the Images and Recordings without compensation to you in subsequent print and/or electronic publications, promotional/marketing materials, and/or on the MercuryLab website. You hereby waive all rights of inspection or approval with regard to any use of the Images and Recordings. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped at the conference, you must notify the photographers or videographers if they approach you.



Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that you take out the necessary medical and personal travel insurance at the time of booking the event. The policy should include medical expenses and loss or damage to personal property, loss of fees through cancellation of your participation or through cancellation of the event itself and cancellation or amendment of travel arrangements for any reason.