The 15th Annual MPM Workshop​

will be held at the

The University of California, Berkeley

September 5, 2024 - September 6, 2024

This workshop will provide an opportunity for members of the international MPM community to present and discuss recent and ongoing research to advance the theoretical and algorithmic aspects of the MPM, and to showcase applications of the method.

Short Course Available:

This year, the Anura3D Research Community is offering a short course at the completion of the workshop. You can visit the Anura3D Course tab of this web page to find out more.

Call for Abstracts:

The 15th Annual MPM Workshop invites researchers, industry professionals, engineers, and academicians to submit abstracts for consideration for oral presentation at our event which will be hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase and share your latest research findings and contribute to the advancement of the Material Point Method. We welcome abstract submissions on a wide range of topics related to MPM such as new integration methods; improvements in stability, scalability, and computational efficiency; applications, among others. Whether you are exploring groundbreaking techniques, innovative methodologies, or practical applications, we encourage you to be part of this enriching event.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral presentations during the workshop. Presenters and participants will have the opportunity to engage with experts in the field, gain valuable feedback, and expand their professional network.

Submission Guidelines:

Early Abstract Acceptance:

If you require early abstract acceptance, for example to leave ample time for a travel visa, please submit your abstract early and then email us at with your request.

Program Overview:

Join us for an exciting and engaging program featuring groundbreaking research conducted by prominent experts in the field of MPM. This conference is the perfect venue to showcase your work and engage with a welcoming community of researchers. The features of this workshop include presentations, networking opportunities, and training opportunities on the use of MPM codes.

More details about the program and agenda will be made available soon.

Contact Information:

Questions about the 2024 MPM Workshop: Kenichi Soga, Ph.D. ( )

General questions about the MPM workshop:  Jim Guilkey ( ), Michael Homel ( )

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