inter-Disciplinary Underground Science and Technology (i-DUST)

Critical zone

atmospheric, ground, underground and fluids interactions, environmental risks assessment and human activities, global change

Geological reservoirs

water and geological storage and resource, imaging and characterization, monitoring and temporal evolution

Couplings: Solid Earth, atmosphere and near Universe

seismo-hydro-electromagnetic couplings, cosmic radiations, energetic phenomena and radiation in the high atmosphere

Astroparticle Physics

dark matter, gravitational waves, neutronic environment, muons densitometry;

Noise as a signal, Advanced Metrology

Low Noise facilities for ultimate metrology innovations, instrumentation design and methodologies for rare and weak events observations, radiation and electronics, seismometry, gravimetry, tiltmetry, medical applications,….


Micro-organic characterizations in underground environment

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Open proposals on topics related to underground sciences : (mechanical modelizations, inversion process, …)

i-DUST 2016 will also be coordinated with thematic meetings to be organized soon.

Advancing Knowledge & Instrumentation
Solid Earth, Atmosphere & Near Universe

The i-DUST biennial international conference has been created in 2002 to offer an opportunity of gathering to the concerned communities by discussing updates on the various topics from the laboratory scale, including their geological and atmospheric surroundings, up to the Universe scale. The organizing institution is the Low Noise Underground Laboratory (LSBB) of Rustrel-Pays d’Apt. The themes of the conference are related to the LSBB activities which have opened new vistas since its infancy and provided new tools for underground science and technology.


 Full papers of 4 to 6 pages will be published by Web of Conferences of EDP Sciences and available in open access after an international peer-review procedure. Full contributions must be submitted from April 20 to June 5, 2016. Final decisions will be sent to authors by July 1st, 2016. Templates and more detailed informations will be posted later.


To submit your abstract , click on “Abstract Submission” and fill up the form .

Abstract acceptance date (e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author): April 20th at the latest.

June 1st to 3rd 2016
i-DUST conference
Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
Salle Amphithéâtre AT06
Bâtiment Sud
74 rue Louis Pasteur, 84 029

Avignon (Vaucluse – France),

January 4th, 2016

Registration and abstract submission open online
April 11th, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission
April 20th, 2016
Abstract acceptance date
April 30th, 2016
Deadline for early-bird reduced registration rate
May 25th, 2016
Deadline for full registration rate

June 1st, 2016
i-DUST conference start
June 5th, 2016
Deadline for submission of full paper contributions
July 1st, 2016

Decision about full paper acceptance
September, 2016
Open on-line access of accepted papers