Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 worldwide, previously we have already postponed our Conference to October this year. While we are hoping that the situation will have improved by then, we cannot be certain that all international travel and large gathering restrictions will have been fully released by that point in time.

Therefore, the organization committee has taken the new decision to organize the  conference in two stages:

Stage 1: Webinar, a pre-conference webinar will be organized on 12-13 October 2020, REGISTER the same day as originally scheduled. In the webinar, we will invite all keynote speakers, and some selected papers to present online.

Stage 2: Physical conference, a 3-day conference will be held on 28-30 April 2021,   

REGISTER at the same venue, Madurodam, the Hague, the Netherlands. All keynote lectures and accepted papers will be presented physically.

Meanwhile, we will be open for new paper submission. The deadline for new paper submission is 31 October 2020.

Thank you for your understanding and support for the Microdurability2020 . We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Hague, 28-30 April 2021.







Dear Colleagues

Concerning the current situation of worldwide spreading coronavirus Covid-19, the Organizing Committee of the Microdurability2020 conference has decided to postpone the conference to 12-14 October, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding and support for the Microdurability2020.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


With kind regards

The Organizing Committee of the Microdurability2020



The 4th International RILEM conference
Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
26 - 28 May 2020
Den Haag (The Hague) – The Netherlands


International RILEM Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites (Microdurability)  is a Sino-Dutch initiative, organized under the umbrella of RILEM and also supported by ACI, fib. After three successful events in Nanjing 2008, Amsterdam 2012 and Nanjing 2016, the fourth Microdurability conference will be held in Den Haag, The Netherlands on May 26 - 28 May, 2020.

In the recent years, alternative binders, supplementary cementitious materials and different industrial or regional wastes were used in concrete in order to improve concrete properties, and to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry. The consequence of these actions will change the chemistry, microstructure, and further influence the durability of concrete. Based on this concept the aim of the 4th Microdurablity conference is to bring together the leading experts in this field from around the world to present the recent achievements, share the latest developments and address the challenges on the microstructure related durability issues of cementitious materials.

Main Topics

  • Alternative binders, supplementary cementitious materials and industrial or regional wastes used in concrete
  • Hydration and microstructure formation
  • Transport properties in cracked and uncracked concrete
  • Chemical and physical degradation under coupled loading conditions.
  • Effect of time dependent phenomena and ageing on microstructure and durability
  • New techniques for evaluation of hydration, microstructure and service life
  • Development and application of smart cementitious materials for enhanced durability
  • Modeling of microstructure, transport, degradation processes and design for durability.