The Organizing Committee of the 14th International Congress of Rock Mechanics invites all interested geotechnical professionals and academics to submit abstracts for the ISRM 2019. The central theme of the event is Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development, and your abstrat can be submited considering the following topics:

  • Dynamic instability of underground excavations (Rockbursts)
  • Case histories in rock engineering
  • Characterization of faults and other geological features
  • Characterization of intact rocks and rock masses
  • CO2 injection and underground rock storage
  • Computational methods for rock mechanics big data
  • Constitutive models in prediction of rock behavior
  • Crustal stress and earthquakes
  • Dams and foundations in rocks
  • Design of underground and open pit mines
  • Dynamic phenomena in rock mechanics
  • Education in rock engineering
  • Exploration and production of geothermal energy
  • Flexible support systems for underground excavations
  • Fluid flow and pore pressure in rocks
  • Fracture and damage of rocks
  • Geophysics and geology related to rock mechanics
  • Hazard and risk assessment in rock engineering
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • In situ stress measurements and estimation
  • Instrumentation and monitoring
  • Laboratory and field testing and measurements
  • Mechanized excavation through rocks (TBM performance and rock drilling)
  • Mechanics of hard rocks
  • Mechanics of weak rocks
  • Preservation of ancient rock structures and buildings
  • Numerical and analytical modeling of rock phenomena
  • Ornamental rocks
  • Petroleum reservoir and well geomechanics
  • Rock heterogeneity and multiscale approaches
  • Rock slope supporting structures
  • Rock tunneling
  • Seismic behavior of rock masses
  • Slope stability and landslides
  • THMC coupled processes in rock mechanics
  • Underground Nuclear Power Plants
  • Underground Research Laboratories URL
  • Underground storage and radioactive waste disposal


Submission of abstracts

The abstracts should be submitted until 30 October 2018 to the ISRM 2019 according to the following rules:

  • Register for a user account and follow the on-screen instructions (available soon).
  • All abstracts must be submitted only via the online submission system.
  • All abstracts must be written in English, and submitted in PDF format following the one-page template (download here).
  • Abstract should include title, authors, their affiliations and the e-mail address of the corresponding author, the main text and keywords: 3 to 5 keywords. No figures, photos or illustrations are allowed in the abstract. The main text shoud contain a brief introduction, methodology and preliminar or expected results.
  • All abstract authors are asked to choose two technical topics (in order of preference) during the submission process. The scientific and advisory committee reserves the right to place the abstract in a different and more appropriate category based on its topic and content.
  • Acknowledgment of submission will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the submitting author. Please make sure that a confirmation e-mail is received after making the submission. If this e-mail confirmation is not received, it means we have not received the abstract.
  • By submitting the abstract, you are granting ISRM 2019 to publish and disseminate it electronically
  • It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure the technical and textual accuracy of the abstract.

Acceptance of abstracts

Abstracts are reviewed by the Paper Review Committee Scientific Committee of the ISRM 2019 based on the scientific merit and the quality of the writing. ISRM2019 is a Scopus indexed Congress and must comply with the quality requirements. After the review process, authors of accepted abstracts are eligible to submit their full papers. Only the accepted papers will be published in the Congress Proceedings.

All accepted papers will be a part of the ISRM Digital Library following the event and available to the rock mechanics community worldwide.

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