Symposium 2018

DRG Logo

University of Luxembourg Logo BGR Logo

Announcement and Call for Papers

Joint Symposium of the
Belgian Group of Rheology BGR
and the
German Rheological Society DRG

Rheology – 360°

March 19-20, 2018
University of Luxembourg, Campus Limpertsberg

The focus of the joint symposium of the DRG and the BGR are the rheological properties of complex fluids in all its aspects. Colloidal dispersions, polymer solutions and melts, filled systems and life science fluids are characterised by complex flow behaviour. The objective of this symposium is to present novel results in the fields of theory & simulations, experiments and applications. Contributions from both academia and industry are welcomed in order to touch flow phenomena of a wide variety of complex fluids.

In particular, young rheologists are encouraged to present their results and share their insights within the rheological community. There will be no parallel sessions. Ample time will be provided for discussions. The conference language will be English.

Abstract submission until January 31, 2018 at



A. Tobias (ULuxembourg, LU), J. Baller (ULuxembourg, LU), U. Handge (HZG, DE), C. Wagner (USaarland, DE), N. Willenbacher (KIT, DE), P. Roose (allnex, BE), C. Clasen (KUL, BE), E. van Ruymbeke (UCL, BE).

Scientific committee

P. Moldenaers (KUL, BE), N. Reddy (UHasselt, BE), E. van Ruymbeke (UCL, BE), J. Baller (ULuxembourg, LU), U. Handge (HZG, DE), N. Willenbacher (KIT, DE), C. Wagner (USaarland, DE).


The scientific program will start Monday 9 am and will end Tuesday around 3 pm and there will be a poster session.

Amherst Rheology Course

The traditional Amherst Rheology Course will take place just after the Symposium on March 21‑22 at the same location.

Conference fee

The regular conference fee for participants from academics (industry) is 120 € (240 €) including two lunches and one dinner buffet. Reductions for early bird registration and PhD students are available.


Luxembourg is well connected by fast trains to Paris, Brussel and Cologne and there is an international airport. If you travel by train from southern Germany, you might want to consider a connection via France.


A contingent of hotel rooms is reserved until 31/01/2018 and the youth hotel until 31/12/2017.

Social program

On Sunday afternoon March 18 a guided tour through the lovely, historic city of Luxemburg will be offered for free. On Sunday evening we will organize a conference dinner that can be booked separately.

For more information please see:

Announcement and Call for Papers (PDF)