It is with great sadness that we learnt about the passing of one of our members, Juan Little, from BLA consulting in the Free State region. Our sincere condolences go out this his wife, Joane, and his family in respect this great loss. May you all find comfort in this time of mourning.
On behalf of the Japanese Society for Rock Mechanics, I inform you that the deadline of abstract submission of YSRM2019&REIF2019 will be extended to May 14, 2019. Please forward this email to each member of your national group.
“YSRM 2019: The 5th ISRM Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics & REIF 2019: International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Innovative Future” from December 1 to 4, 2019.
Important dates: Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019 > May 14, 2019 Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: August 10, 2019 Scholarship Application Deadline: August 10, 2019 Early Bird Registration Closes: August 31, 2019
Scholarships: Scholarships for students and young scholars (< 40 years old) will be awarded to selected applicants.
What is this big hype about Industry 4.0? One should actually ask, what is Industry 4.0? Talking about the fourth industrial revolution, one cannot help but think about what really happened in the previous three and how those impacted our day-to-day going about doing our jobs. In short, condensing hundreds of years into a few lines, the first industrial revolution (IR1.0) saw the birth of the word press. With this, reproduction of books became faster and knowledge got round faster, however that led to the need for more people to become literate.