On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to invite you to the 5th International Conference on Geofoam Blocks in Construction Applications (EPS’18) which will be held in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus on May 09 – 11, 2018.

Geofoam researchers, consultants, molders, contractors and practitioners from all around the world will be meeting in Kyrenia to discuss the recent developments and future trends of the expanded polystyrene (EPS)-block geofoam technology and its construction applications. EPS’18 will continue to contribute to the development of the geofoam applications after successful Oslo (1985), Tokyo (1996), Salt Lake City (2001) and Oslo (2011) conferences.

We are honored to dedicate the proceedings of EPS’18 to Mr. Tor Erik Frydenlund and Mr. Geir Refsdal who were the pioneers of the development of geofoam technology. They have implemented the use of geofoam as a lightweight fill material in Norway and also involve in the dissemination of the technology to other countries.

The conference program will be a combination of technical papers and group discussions regarding the use, new development and implementation of geofoam technology. The conference theme will cover but not limited to the present use of geofoam, design specifications, applications, new concepts, material properties, modeling and special topics of geofoam blocks in construction applications.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kyrenia on 09-11 May, 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Okan University, Department of Civil Engineering

  • December 01, 2016

    Abstract submission begins. Submit your abstracts (which contain a paper title up 80 characters, contain maximum of 250 words, 5 keywords, and authors names and affiliations) by using abstract submission system.

  • July 3, 2017

    Deadline for abstract submission

  • July 03, 2017

    Early bird registration opens

  • August 07, 2017

    Notification of provisional acceptance based on abstract

  • October 09, 2017

    Deadline for full text submission

  • December 11, 2017

    Notification of paper acceptance, review comments provided

  • January 08, 2018

    Early bird registration closes

  • January 08, 2018

    Deadline for registration of at least one of the authors for paper to be published. Failure to register, that person's paper will be removed from the proceedings.

  • January 08, 2018

    Deadline for revised paper submission (Firm deadline)

  • May 09, 2018

    Congress opens

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