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Tagung EMPA-VA-2018-06-04-01-en 04. Juni 2018
June 4, 2018, untilCalcium Sulfoaluminate Cements
June 6, 2018 
 International Workshop / 1st Announcement
Venue: Murten, Switzerland
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Details:   1st Announcement

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Program will follow


The workshop will be held at the Center Loewenberg near Murten. The Centre is nestled in a quiet park and offers also hotel facilities. Tickets for public transport can be arranged at any train station. How to get there

Accomodation / Hotel
Standard single rooms can be booked at the conference location at the Centre Loewenberg. Alternatives in Murten are available and can be booked through Murten Tourism.
Book your accommodation at the conference location at the Centre Loewenberg by addressing to loewenberg@sbb.ch (Please note that Center Loewenberg has only single rooms, small and functional. Alternative housing is available in Murten. Murten can be reached conveniently by public transport from the Center Loewenberg (Connection: Murten/Morat to Muntelier-Löwenberg within a few minutes). Accommodation in Murten can be booked through Murten Tourism.

Start November 15, 2017
Participants may register until April 30, 2018.

Scope and Background
Calcium sulfoaluminate cements are receiving increasing interest as an environmentally friendly alternative to Portland cement and as they can be used to formulate mortars and concretes with special properties such as fast setting, high early strength or shrinkage-compensation. Thus in the recent years the number of publications in this field increased rapidly, and new products came on the market.
This workshop aims at exchanging state-of-the-art knowledge regarding production, hydration, properties, durability and application of calcium sulfoaluminate cements. Gathering experts from all around the world will stimulate scientific discussions and can promote national and international collaboration.


  • Clinkering: Raw materials, lab and industrial clinkering, mineralizers, kiln operation
  • Hydration mechanisms: Kinetics, hydrate assemblages, mineral additions, ternary binders with Portland cements, admixtures, phase stabilities, thermodynamic properties
  • Properties: Mechanical properties, volume stability (expansion, shrinkage, creep)
  • Durability and sustainability: Sulfate resistance, chloride ingress, carbonation, rebar corrosion, life cycle analysis
  • Application: Mortar, concrete, waste encapsulation, standardization


Call for Papers
Abstracts: Authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract for oral and poster presentations by Email to csa2018@empa.ch until January 31, 2018. The template is downloadable as word.doc
Please underline the name of the presenting author and indicate the topic and the preference for presentation (oral or poster) and whether full paper submission for a special issue is intended.
Authors will be notified for acceptance of the reviewed abstracts on February 28, 2018. Abstracts will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Key Dates
June 2017 1st announcement
October 2017 2nd announcement
January 31, 2018 abstract submission (csa2018@empa.ch)
February 28, 2018 notification of acceptance
November 15, 2017 Start of registration
February 15, 2018 Early registration
April 30, 2018 Late registration
May 31, 2018 Full paper submission for special issue
June 4-6, 2018 Workshop in Murten


Information on the scientific program:
Frank Winnefeld, Empa

Barbara Gleich, Empa

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