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Program Overview
22-24 September 2008
Florence, Italy



Three days will be devoted to plenary lectures and poster sessions. In each session, invited speakers will present state-of-the-art model studies and identify future developments in their discipline; extensive discussions about the topics will follow the talks. Posters will be on display for the whole day during which the session is scheduled.


Rheology and large-scale deformation
Advances in understanding Earth rheology, crust and mantle rheology from micro- to mega-scale, strength of the lithospheric multilayer, coupling of deformation from crust to mantle, stress characterisation, stress patterns, large-scale deformation dynamics.

Subduction zones and mantle dynamics
Dynamical aspects of subduction zones, subduction zone rheology, thermal structure, accretionary wedges, HP and UHP exhumation, mantle dynamics, mantle convection patterns.

Mountain Building and Thrust Systems
Continental collision, dynamics and kinematics of thrusting, relations between magmatism and deformation, oblique convergence, role of d├ęcollement layers.

Lithospheric Extension
Dynamics and kinematics of rifting, role of lithosphere rheology, relations between magmatism and deformation, mantle plumes, evolution and architecture of normal fault systems, oblique extension, break-up and passive margins development.

Basins and Sedimentary Budget
Foreland basins, extensional basins, salt tectonics, basin inversion, hydrocarbon accumulation and migration.

Surface Processes
Coupling deep and Earth surface processes, link between climate/surface processes/tectonics, erosional processes, relief dynamics, geomorphological processes.

NEW! We have added a new poster session: Methods and techniques
This poster session deals with advances in modelling techniques and materials and is scheduled for the third day of the conference (WEDNESDAY Sept 24)