Dislocation based Plasticity

2nd Schöntal Symposium - Dislocation based Plasticity

  • Name:

    Schöntal Symposium - Dislocation based Plasticity

  • Venue:

    Monastry Schöntal

  • Date:

    29.02. - 04.03.2016

  • Author:

    DFG research group 1650 

2nd Schöntal Symposium

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You will find the next Schöntal Symposium here.


On behalf of the DFG research group FOR 1650 Dislocation-based Plasticity, you are invited to the Schöntal Symposium held at the monastery Bad Schöntal in Germany.

The focus of the symposium is on Dislocation-based Plasticity and related topics. The symposium will feature thematic lectures but will mainly be a forum for intense discussions, knowledge exchange and networking within the research community concerned with dislocations, their modeling, experimental observations, and theoretical assessment. Furthermore, all participants are invited to bring a poster for the poster session on Tuesday evening. The conference flyer is available here.


Every day of the symposium will focus on one of the following topics:

  • Current state and challenges in developing a physical based continuum theory of dislocations (organized by Benoit Devincre)
  • Dislocation based plasticity – Experiment vs. Simulation (organized by Christian Motz)
  • Dislocation modeling - Discrete-continuum transition (organized by Bob Svendsen)
  • Dislocations and interfaces (organized by David Srolovitz)

The final program of the Symposium including some travel information can be downloaded here.


The conference fee will be 500€ and covers the costs for a single room for up to 5 nights, all meals and soft drinks during the day.

Registration starts on November 5th, 2015; Deadline for the registration is December 18th, 2015. Since the Symposium is limited to a number of 80 participants, the registration will strictly be handled on a first come first serve basis.

For registering please use the online registration form below or download the registration form as PDF and sent it by mail to: info∂for1650.kit.edu.

For further inquiries please send an E-mail to: katrin.schulz∂kit.edu.

Conference venue

The Symposium will take place at “Kloster Schöntal“, an ancient monastery in the southern part of Germany (www.kloster-schoental.de).

The contact data and coordinates are:

Bildungshaus Kloster Schöntal
Klosterhof 6
74214 Schöntal, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)7943 894 0
Fax: +49 (0)7943-894 100
E-mail: bildungshaus does-not-exist.kloster-schoental de

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The accommodation is covered by the conference fee and includes the stay in a single room for up to five nights. Some of the rooms are renovated ancient monk cells in the beautiful historic abbey. Some family rooms are available.

Childcare grants

We provide a number of childcare grants available for the conference attendees as well as childcare at the conference venue. The grants will be given to selected meeting attendees who are bringing young children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home. Applications for the childcare grants or childcare at the conference venue are due December 18th 2015.


Monastry Schöntal
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