Recent developments

ISRM Congress 2019

  • 798 abstracts were accepted and 15 were rejected.
  • The list of all accepted abstracts will be available soon at the Congress webpage.
  • The site is open for the full paper submission and will close on March 18th.
  • Taylor and Francis will be the Publisher for ISRM2019 and all refereed and finalised pa-pers must be with the Publisher by the end of June.
  • Registration is open as well as reservation for accommodation at the official hotel. In-structions are available at the Congress webpage.
  • The announcement for Rockbowl and call for team registration have been published at the Congress webpage. Some contacts have been made and the work is coming along very well.
  • Sponsorship has been granted by Geobrugg.

Two new suggested methods have been approved and will be made available on the ISRM website:

  • Determining Deformation and Failure Characteristics of Rocks Subjected to True Tri-axial Compression.
  • ISRM SM for In-situ AE Monitoring of the Fracturing Process in Rock Masses.

Two new ISRM Online Lectures are available for viewing or downloading on the ISRM website (

  • 24th Online lecture: Professor Claudio Olalla: Computing Foundations with Hoek and Brown Failure Criteria
  • 25th Online lecture: Prof. Derek Martin: Stress-induced fracturing (Spalling) around underground excavations: Laboratory and In-situ Observations (as of 21 March 2019).

ISRM Conferences

The following ISRM Conferences are scheduled:

Event title Start date End date Country City
Geotechnical Challenges in Karst 2019-04-11 2019-04-13 Croatia Omis-Split
8th International Symposium in Geomechanics - an ISRM Specialised Conference 2019-05-06 2019-05-10 Colombia Bucaramanga
2019 Rock Dynamics Summit in Okinawa 2019-05-07 2019-05-11 Japan Okinawa
ISRM 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics 2019-09-13 2019-09-18 Brazil Foz do Iguaçu
YSRM2019 - the 5th ISRM Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics and REIF2019 - International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Innovative Future 2019-12-01 2019-12-04 Japan Okinawa
EUROCK 2020 - Hard Rock Excavation and Support - the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium 2020-06-13 2020-06-19 Norway Trondheim
EUROCK 2021 - the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium 2021-06-01 2021-06-01 Italy Torino