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Program in pdf format

Program at a glance for Wednesday 6 June 2018 (including links to the sessions)

Program at glance for Thursday 7 June 2018 (including links to the sessions)


Poster presentations can be found here

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Registration, Tampere Hall

City Reception (business casual) together with


Wednesday 6 June 2018

Program at a glance for Wednesday 6 June 2018


8.00 Registration opens

9.00 Opening Session
Chair: John Heynen

Welcome words:
Carlo Vandecasteele, ISCOWA
Pentti Lahtinen, Chair of the Scientific Committee
Teemu Vehmaskoski, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL

9.30 Keynote Lecture I

"Breaking out The Silos! - Towards Circular Economy Society"

D.Sc. Nani Pajunen
The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

10.00 Keynote Lecture II

"Enabling circularity by giving materials an identity"

Rob Oomen
Madaster - Netherlands

10.30 Coffee

11.15 Parallel Sessions and workshops:

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Parallel Sessions and workshops:

15.15 Coffee

15.45 Parallel Sessions and workshops:

17.15 ISCOWA members’ meeting

18.30 Social Program
A - Cocktails at Ramboll office (included in the fee)
B - Finnish Nature & Sauna (Included in the fee) Sponsored by ECOLAN Oy
C - Lake Cruise and dinner (100 EUR inc. VAT 24 %)


Thursday 7 June 2018

Program at a glance for Thursday 7 June 2018


8.00 Registration desk opens

9.00 Keynote Session
Chair: Carlo Vandecasteele

9.00 Keynote Lecture III

"Cement-treated lightweight soils used in a large-scale land reclamation project"

Dr. Yoichi Watabe
Hokkaido University

9.30 Keynote Lecture IV

"Developing a more “respectful” cement: from thermodynamic calculations to real–life applications"

Professor Yiannis Pontikes
KU Leuven

10.00 Coffee

10.45 Parallel Sessions and workshops

12.15 Lunch

13.15 Parallel Sessions and workshops

14.45 Coffee

15.15 Parallel Sessions and workshops:

17.00 Closing Session

19.00 Dinner (included in the fee, business casual)
(Next Host City Announcement)


Friday 8 June: Excursion Day (included in the fee)

Full day: 8.00-14.30, lunch included
Ends in Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Helsinki downtown

Half day: 8.00-12.00 lunch included
Ends in Tampere downtown and Tampere-Pirkkala airport.