The 16th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics will be held in Turin, Italy, 29 June - 4 July 2020. The aim of the conference is to give an up-to-date picture of the broad research field of computational geomechanics. Contributions from experts around the world will cover a wide range of research topics in geomechanics.

Pre-conference courses will also be held in Milan and Grenoble.

IACMAG Board Officers

  • John Carter, President, Australia
  • Musharraf M. Zaman, Executive Vice President, and Secretary, Newsletter, USA
  • Jian-Hua Yin, Vice President, Hong Kong, China
  • Giancarlo Gioda, Vice President, Italy
  • Chandrakant S. Desai, General Secretary and Treasurer, USA
  • D.N. Singh, Secretary, India
  • Patric Fox, Vice President, North America
  • K.K. Phoon, Vice President, Singapore
  • Helmut Schweiger, Vice President, Austria


Local Organizing Committee

Executive Board

  • Marco Barla (Chairman)
  • Alice Di Donna (Vice chair Grenoble)
  • Donatella Sterpi (Vice chair Milano)
  • Matteo Baralis (General Secretary)
  • Alessandra Insana (General Secretary)


  • Stefano Aversa, Università degli Studi Partenope (Italy), President GNIG
  • Carlo Callari, Università degli Studi del Molise (Italy)
  • Annamaria Cividini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Gabriele Della Vecchia, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Massimiliano Ferronato, Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
  • Sebastiano Foti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Alberto Guadagnini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Nicola Moraci, Università degli Studi di Reggio Calabria (Italy), President AGI
  • Guido Musso, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Claudio Scavia, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Gioacchino Viggiani, Universitè Grenoble Alpes (France)






Symposium srl

Via Gozzano 14, 10073 Ciriè (Torino) - Italy

Phone +390119211467 - Fax +390119224992

How to get to Torino

Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.

By air

Caselle International Airport (, 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.

Moreover Malpensa International Airport (, one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Torino.

By train

Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.

Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.

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By car

Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.

The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station

About Torino

Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.

Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.


Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.


Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.


Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather. Average temperature in July is 23°C .

This is Torino (video)

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A spectacular night view of Torino with some of its most famous symbols: the river Po, the Mole Antonelliana tower and the snowy mountains


Politecnico di Torino, corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino.

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The 2020 IACMAG Conference will be held at the Politecnico di Torino, one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering.

Conference facilities
Conference facilities will be located both at the Politecnico main building (pedestrian access at corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24) and in the new area called Cittadella Politecnica (pedestrian access at Corso Castelfidardo 34/a) situated at 10 minutes' walking distance from the main building.

Meeting rooms
Plenary sessions will be held at the Aula Magna, the main university congress room located in the Politecnico main buiding.
Parallel sessions will take place in the teaching rooms located in the so-called Corte Interrata of the Cittadella Politecnica. This new area of the Politecnico will also host most of the catering services.

Pre-conference courses

Pre-conference courses will be held in Grenoble and in Milan at the local polytechnic universities.