Scope and general information

Following the previous W(H)YDOC workshops organised in Paris (200220052008, 2012), the scope of W(H)YDOC 15 is to bring together young doctors in geomechanics within an informal three days invited Workshop to allow for the presentation of the researches carried out during their PhD thesis.

The workshop is aimed at favouring informal and constructive exchanges about recent research results and ideas. No specific research topics are suggested, in order to highlight the variety of the researches presently carried out in the invited universities. The number of contributions has been limited so as to allow for individual presentations and discussions of all contributions. 

Internationally well known Professors also participate to the workshop. In 2015, keynote lectures will be delivered by:
  • Prof. Antonio Gens (UPC Barcelona), 
  • Prof. Christopher Spiers (U. Utrecht),
  • Prof. Henri Van Damme (MIT-CNRS).

In 2015, 18 selected PhD students from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA will present their  work.

The W(H)YDOC 2015 Prize will be given to the best presentation made during the workshop. 

Any interested person is warmly encouraged to attend the Workshop. Participation to the workshop is free but registration is mandatory.


The following sponsors are gratefully acknowledged for their support:




MMCD        SIE


Alert Geomaterials          CFMS          CFMR          EFB


 LafargeHolcim          Sols Mesures


Sanchez Technologies



The proceedings of the workshop can be downloaded here.

Instructions for invited PhDs

Invited PhD contributors are asked to submit a 4 to 6 pages paper. A volume of proceedings will be edited and printed to be distributed to all participants. A PDF version of the contributions will be made available online using the open archive HAL.

Use this template to prepare your contribution.

Important dates

  • Papers reception:
    15 November 2015
  • Registration:
    15 November 2015
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