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We are honored to organize and host the annual scientific meeting of the COST Action TU1404 (http://www.tu1404.eu) in 2017 in conjonction with the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures EAC-02 from 12 to 14 September, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. This International RILEM Conference follows the RILEM International Conference on Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems (EAC’01) organized in March, 2001, in Haifa, Israel, by Prof. Konstantin Kovler. The EAC’01 conference was dedicated to early age cracking in cementitious systems, one of the most prominent topics tackled by COST Action TU1404. Indeed, this Action includes a working group 1 related to the testing of cement based materials and RRT+ (with group priorities on fresh properties and setting, chemical and microstructural characterization, transport properties and boundary effects, mechanical properties and creep, volume stability and fracture properties and cracking), a working group 2 related to modeling and benchmarking (with group priorities on microstructural modelling, multiscale modelling, macroscopic modelling, probabilistic modelling and benchmarking calculations) and a working group 3 related to recommendations and standards. It is the reason why, to continue the tradition of the specific conference EAC’01, the idea came naturally to organize ‘EAC-02’ in conjonction with the annual event of the COST Action TU1404.  Therefore, we cordially invite colleagues concerned about early age cracking, serviceability and related durability aspects in cement-based materials and structures, to join us on September 12-14, 2017 at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting the institutions of the European Union, a place with a rich history and vibrant activities situated in the heart of Europe.

Prof. Stéphanie Staquet (ULB) & Prof. Dimitrios Aggelis (VUB)