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No. 44 - December 2018

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President's 2019 New Year's Address

Dear ISRM colleagues and friends,

We are approaching the end of 2018. This was a positive year in terms of activities of the Board members and benefits to the community. Perhaps one of the most important achievements for this year was the revision of our Statutes and By-laws. We appreciate very much the effort of our colleagues from Singapore for the organization of our International Symposium ARMA 10. We had a nice Council Meeting in Singapore with the presence of 52 National Groups. We are proud with the increase in ISRM membership. This is the result of the collaboration and commitment of our Vice Presidents and the Presidents of the National Groups.

In September 2019, the term of office of this Board will finish and other colleagues will substitute us in the command of our Society under the leadership of Prof. Resat Ulusay. I think all the Board members can look behind and be proud of the work developed in these almost four years serving our Society.

2018 has been a difficult year for the world as we all know. If we stop to think just a little, we can realize how many countries continue to be affected by increasing violence, threaten of war, poverty and less concern to the environment. So, my first wish in this New Year message is for peace in the world, care to the environment (the Planet is our Home!) and to increasing respect for the human being. Each one of us can be a source of inspiration for the world.

We are grateful to the Presidents of our National Groups for their participation and collaboration in the activities proposed by the Board. We feel especially pleased because our Society has continued to grow since the start of this present term of office. We have now 61 National Groups and an all-time record of 8216 individual members.

Since the foundation of the Society in 1962 the world has witnessed strong transformations, but thanks to the efforts of the many Board members that preceded us, it was possible for the ISRM to accompany the transformations and to build a modern Society. We are internationally recognized as a source of knowledge and guidance for rock mechanics research and for the performance of rock engineering works.

In 2018 the Board participated in many activities organized by the National Groups around the world. The President, the Vice Presidents and the Secretary General did their best to attend many invitations with the objective to encourage the activities of the National Groups. Our forth Board meeting occurred in Singapore, preceding the Council Meeting. Thanks to the organizers of ARMS10, we had excellent accommodations to perform our annual meeting in one and a half days of intense work.

Board Committees
- In 2018 the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) evaluated the work of the 17 ISRM Technical Commissions giving suggestions to the Commission Chairmen. Following our belief that the commissions are the heart of our technical and scientific development we continue to emphatically encourage the work of the commissions.
- The Young Members Committee continues to encourage activities such as the Rock Bowl and the Students Night, with the objective to provide attractive programmes for the young participants in our events. During the ARMS10, the Rock Ball was successfully realized.
- The third Early Career Forum was also realized with many benefits to young participants and encouragement of some Fellows and colleagues of the Board. The organization of this third Forum by the ISRM Education Fund was possible due to the financial contribution of the ISRM and China, which shared the expenses with travelling and accommodation of the young participants, for the success of the Forum.

On-Line Lectures
Following the example of previous years, in 2018 we had four on-line Lectures which were given by Profs. Laura Pyrak-Nolte, Hakan Stille, Maurice Dusseault and Claudio Olalla.

Collaboration with Sister Societies - FedIGS
This collaboration has been in general through the Joint Technical Committees, the President’s participation in the annual FedIGS meeting and also through the reciprocal invitations to Council Meetings and Annual Meetings of the members Societies, where issues of interest to all are discussed. At this moment there are four members Societies in FedIGS – ISSMGE, ISRM, IAEG and IGS. In 2019 the FedIGS meeting will be held in Brazil, in September. This year we had the election of the new FedIGS President Prof. Xia-Ting Feng. He will be in the command of the Federation during the next four years.

Before I finish I would like to thank the Vice Presidents, the Secretary General and the Secretariat in Lisbon for their strong collaboration and contributions given by the National Groups and their members for the success of our activities in 2018.

I wish all of you a HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL 2019!

Eda F. de Quadros
ISRM President

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The ISRM held its Council meeting in Singapore, on 30 October

The ISRM held its 2018 Council meeting in Singapore, on the 30st of October, in conjunction with the International Symposium ARMS10, organised by the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology, the ISRM National Group of Singapore. 52 out of the 61 National Groups were either present or represented. The Council was also attended by Past President Prof. Shunsuke Sakurai, the Board members and the chairmen of several ISRM Commissions.

Membership of the ISRM: The ISRM has an all-time record of 8216 individual members and 155 corporate members, belonging to 61 National Groups. This represents an increase of 5% in the number of individual members since the last year, mainly from China and Russia.

Revision of the ISRM Statutes and By-laws: The fundamental documents that rule the activity of the ISRM were revised in order to bring them in line with the current practice and needs of the Society.

Salzburg, Austria, to host the 15th ISRM International Congress in 2023: After a competition between two excellent proposals presented by Austria and by Korea to host the 15th International Congress of the ISRM, the Council selected the Austrian proposal.

Peter Kaiser (Canada) will receive the 8th Müller Award: The Müller Award is the most prestigious award of the ISRM, made once every four years at the ISRM Congress, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the profession of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Prof. Peter Kaiser was selected by the Council to receive the award. He will deliver the Müller lecture during the 14th ISRM International Congress in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, September 2019.

Rocha Medal 2019 winners were announced: The winner is Lei Qinghua (China) with the thesis “Characterisation and modelling of natural fracture networks: geometry, geomechanics and fluid flow” (Imperial College, UK) and the runner-up is Wu Bangbiao (China) with the thesis “Dynamic tensile failure of rocks subjected to simulated in situ stresses” (Univ. of Toronto, Canada). The Rocha lecture will be given during the 15th ISRM Congress in Brazil.

ISRM sponsored conferences: The Council approved the application from the National Group of Norway to host the 2020 ISRM International Symposium, 13-19 June, at the occasion of the Eurock 2020. Torino, Italy was selected for the European Rock Mechanics Symposium Eurock 2021.

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24th ISRM online lecture by Prof. Claudio Olalla
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For the 24th ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Professor Claudio Olalla, from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. The title of the lecture is Computing Foundations with Hoek and Brown Failure Criteria (click to watch). It was broadcast on Thursday, 13 December, at 10 AM GMT and will remain available in the online lectures dedicated webpage.

Claudio Olalla is Full Professor at the “Civil Engineering School” of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) at the Ground Engineering Department. During more than 30 years has been member of the prestigious “Laboratory of Geotechnics” of CEDEX.

He has nearly 45 years of experience as geotechnical engineer related to all kinds of civil works, such as dams, foundations, slopes, tunnels, earthworks, hydraulic and maritime facilities. He formed part of various technical commissions who elaborated different geotechnical regulations and manuals in Spain He has published multiple articles in journals and international congresses related to rock and soil mechanics, particularly at the “International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences”, “Geotechnique” and “Canadian Geotechnical Journal”.

He was President of the “Spanish Society of Rock Mechanics” from 2006 to 2012. He is member of the Board of the “Spanish Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” and member of the Spanish Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD).

Previous ISRM Online Lectures were given by Wulf Schubert, John Hudson, Pierre Dufaut, Eduardo Alonso, John Read, Herbert Einstein, Shunsuke Sakurai, Resat Ulusay, Dick Stacey, Jean Sulem, Nick Barton, Ove Stephansson, Peter Kaiser, Walter Wittke, Nielen van der Merwe, Giovanni Barla, Charles Fairhurst, Marc Panet, Xia-Ting Feng, Milton Kanji, Laura Pyrak-Nolte, Håkan Stille and Maurice Dusseault.

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ISRM 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, 13-18 September 2019

Dear fellow rock engineer

2019 will be a special year for the ISRM South America National Groups when the region welcomes the ISRM family for its 14th Congress. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay will be the host countries for the event that is to be held in Foz do Iguassu, city that marks the common border amongst these countries. It is an honor to organize such a venue but it is also a great responsibility to maintain the tradition of memorable ISRM congresses.

The central theme of the Congress is Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development, a theme much relevant and needed for the current stage of most countries. All ISRM regions are invited to share their experience in the theme. The program of activities has been released and is available at the Congress website and features short courses, workshops, technical sessions, the Early Career Forum and the student fun game RockBowl.

Distinguished experts such as Daniel Francois Malan (South Africa), Laura Pyrak-Nolte (USA), John Read (Australia), Giovanni Barla (Italy), Li Xiao (China), Yuzo Ohnishi (Japan), Tarcisio Celestino (Brazil) and Erling Fjaer (Norway) will deliver keynote lectures that cover rock engineering for underground and open pit mines, civil works and petroleum engineering, experimental and computational state-of-the-art.

On behalf of the Brazilian Rock Mechanics Committee, Argentinian Society of Geotechnical Engineering and Paraguayan Society of Geotechnics it is a great pleasure to announce the preparation for the 2019 ISRM International Congress and also to invite you to start getting ready to come and join us in Foz do Iguassu. For more information visit the Congress website.

Sérgio Fontoura (General Chair)
Ricardo Jose Rocca (Co-chair)
José Pavón Mendoza (Co-Chair)

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E.T. Brown Colloquium - A celebration of Prof. Ted Brown's 80th anniversary

The “ET Brown Colloquium” was organized in Brisbane, Australia, on 4th December 2018, by some of his former students, friends and colleagues to celebrate his 80th birthday and his long and distinguished career in rock mechanics and rock engineering. The event was held in the Queensland Club (Brisbane) and included six eminent speakers in rock mechanics including Prof. Brown. The full day of lectures was followed by a celebratory dinner in the same venue.

During the Colloquium, Prof. Resat Ulusay (ISRM President Elect) substituted the ISRM President Dr. Eda Quadros who, already on her way to Brisbane, had to cancel her presence due to unforeseeable circumstances. He delivered Dr. Quadros’ addess and presented to Prof. Brown a specially designed commemorative plaque on behalf of the ISRM, during the celebratory dinner, The plaque reads "Commendation issued by the ISRM for invaluable contributions to Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering and continuous dedication to the ISRM, including the participation in all 13 ISRM Congresses, since 1966 in Lisbon".

In addition, an ISRM gift was also presented to Prof. Ted Brown by Professors Resat Ulusay and Xia-Ting Feng (ISRM Immediate Past President). Messages from two ISRM Past Presidents, Professors Charles Fairhurst and John A. Hudson, sent to Prof. Brown were also read. Prof. Fairhurst’s message was a video film specially prepared for this event.

The Colloquium was opened with the remarks by Mr Rob Morphet, Colloquium Secretary, and consisted of four sessions, which were chaired by Dr. Tao Li (Ted Brown's student), Emeritus Professors Barry Brady and Don McKee (Ted Brown'scolleagues and friends) and Prof. Qihu Qian (China), respectively, who shared their memories about Prof. Brown with the participants.

The speakers and the titles of their lectures are given below:

  • Ted Brown: “Reflections on a fortunate career in rock mechanics and herding cats”
  • Evert Hoek: “Hoek-Brown failure criterion and GSI -2018 Edition”
  • Hai-Sui Yu (Ted Brown's student): “On a unified critical state model for geomaterials”
  • Ernesto Villaescusa (Ted Brown's student): “Probabilistic estimation of rock mass static and dynamic demands for excavation stabilization”
  • Robert Bertuzzi (Ted Brown's student): “Rock mass properties for tunneling”
  • Xia-Ting Feng (ISRM Immediate Past President): “Rock mechanics contributions to recent hydroelectric developments in China”

The lecture program was closed with an open discussion including recollections and anecdotes facilitated by Prof. Mike Hood, friend of Prof. Brown.The lectures given in this Colloquium will be published in the Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in 2019, a Special Edition in honour of Prof. Brown.

Resat Ulusay
President Elect, ISRM

Prof. Resat Ulusay delivering Dr Quadros' addressPresentation of the ISRM commemorative plaque to Prof. Ted BrownProf.s Resat Ulusay and Xia-Ting Feng present a gift to Prof. Ted Brown on behalf of the ISRM

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EUROCK 2020 in Trondheim, Norway, the 2020 ISRM International Symposium

We are very happy to announce that during the 2018 ISRM Council meeting in Singapore, EUROCK 2020 was selected as the ISRM International Symposium. On behalf of the EUROCK2020 Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in EUROCK2020, which will take place at the Clarion Hotel & Congress in the beautiful city of Trondheim, Norway, from 14 to 19 June 14.

The historical city of Trondheim was founded in 997 as a trading post during the Viking Age and served as the capital of Norway until 1217. Today it is the third largest city in Norway and known as the technological hub of Norway, hosting the largest university, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), as well as the Foundation for Science and Industrial Research (SINTEF), St. Olavs University Hospital and several other technology-oriented institutions.

Trondheim offers easy access by direct flights from several European airports, as well as direct flights from all major Norwegian airports and several daily departures by train and bus from Oslo.

The central theme of EUROCK 2020 is a Norwegian specialty, namely Hard Rock Engineering. Within this main theme, we have defined ten main topics:

  • Hard rock tunnelling and rock support
  • Weakness zone issues
  • Design of unlined hydropower tunnels
  • Rock stress estimation and measurement
  • Characterization of rock mass
  • Recent advances in rock mechanics theory
  • Brittle failure
  • Rock falls/Rock avalanches - mapping and monitoring
  • Abrasivity/advance and cutter wear in hard rock conditions
  • Rock support design in swelling weakness zones

 We invite all professionals and academics interested in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering to submit abstracts to EUROCK 2020. Key dates are:

  • Abstract submission opening: 1 February 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2019
  • Paper submission deadline: 14 October 2019
  • Notice on paper acceptance: 10 February 2020

For more information on the conference, please visit our website at www.eurock2020.com.

The EUROCK2020 Organizing Committee

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ISRM Suggested Method for Determining Basic Friction Angle of Planar Rock Surfaces by Means of Tilt Tests

The new ISRM Suggested Method for Determining the Basic Friction Angle of Planar Rock Surfaces by Means of Tilt Tests, prepared by a working group chaired by Prof. Leandro Alejano, as part of the work of the ISRM Commission on Testing Methods was recently finalized and approved.

The new Suggested Method was published, as usual, in the journal Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (vol. 51, Dec. 2018) and is available on the ISRM website, under Products and Publications | Suggested Methods (free download for ISRM members).

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Two more languages added to the ISRM technical glossary: Croatian and Macedonian

The ISRM Glossary assembles a list of approximately 1000 Rock Mechanics terms translated by the ISRM National Groups from an original list in English into their national languages. Croatian and Macedonian were recently added, totalling 17 languages: Chinese, Croatian, English, Finnish, French, German, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish and Turkish.

Translation into several other languages is still going on and they will be added to the glossary in the future. To search, choose the original language and insert the term. If a correspondence is found, click on the adequate term to see its translation in the available languages.

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Geotechnical challenges in karst, Omis-Split, 11-13 April 2019, an ISRM Specialized Conference

The ISRM Specialized Conference and 8th Conference of the Croatian Geotechnical Society "Geotechnical challenges in karst - Karl Terzaghi and karst in Croatia 110 years ago", will take place 11-13 April 2019 in Omis-Split.

As karst poses many challenges to engineers, karst is the main subject of this conference. However, we will receive papers with other topics in geology, geotechnical engineering, etc.

It is worth knowing that great Karl Terzaghi started his rich career in Croatian karst, in Gacko polje, just 110 years ago. His first contributions to geology and geotechnical engineering will be remembered in a special lecture, to inspire us all. Hence the subtitle of the conference is Karl Terzaghi and Croatian karst 110 years ago.

The topic of the congress has arisen from a whole range of new life requirements. Let’s just mention some. By spreading the settlements at the bottom of the high cliffs, there is a need for a high-quality protection against the rockfalls. The need to build garages in urban areas, and to save valuable resources on the surface for other purposes, the coastal towns descend underground into the area of the karst. The construction of the foundations of large bridges and viaducts in the coastal zone creates a challenge in the transfer of concentrated loads into karst characterized by a number of weaknesses (karst sinkholes, caverns, …). The need for the construction of high speed roads in the coastal zone of the Republic of Croatia implicates excavations of long tunnels, which again is threat in the karst area.

For more information, click here to visit the conference website, or click here to download the conference bulletin.

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The 2019 Rock Dynamics Summit in Okinawa, 7-11 May, an ISRM Specialized Conference

The 2019 Rock Dynamics Summit in Okinawa as a specialized conference of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) will be held in Bankoku Shinryokan on Busena Point in Nago, one of the most scenic spots in Okinawa (Japan), surrounded by the beautiful emerald ocean which clear blue sky and hosted 2000 Kyushu-Okinawa G-8 Summit.

The 2019 Rock Dynamic Summit in Okinawa is jointly organized by the Rock Dynamics Committee of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE-RDC) and Japan Society for Rock Mechanics (JSRM) and supported by the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) and Turkish National Society for Rock Mechanics (TNSRM).

Rock dynamics involves diverse research scopes ranging from earthquake engineering, blasting, impacts, failure of rock engineering structures as well as the occurrence and prediction of earthquakes, induced seismicity, rockbursts and non-destructive testing and explorations. Rock dynamics has wide applications in civil and infrastructural, resources and energy, geological and environmental engineering, geothermal energy, and earthquake hazard management. This topic has become one of the important area of research and engineering activities in geomechanics and geoengineering. The 2019 Rock Dynamic Summit in Okinawa is organized to address scientific research as well as engineering applications. There will be ten keynote speeches related to each theme of the summit by the eminent speakers involved in various aspects of Rock Dynamics.

On behalf of the organizers of 2019 Rock Dynamic Summit in Okinawa, we look forward to meeting you in Okinawa, where to share and to cooperate, with a common goal to advance rock dynamics on 7 to 11 May 2019.

For more information visit the website: http://www.2019rds.org

Prof. Dr. Ömer AYDAN, Chairman
Prof. Dr. Takashi KYOYA Co-Chairman
Emeritus Prof. Dr. Toshikazu KAWAMOTO, Honorary Chairman

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3rd ICITG, Guimarães, Portugal, 29 Sep. to 2 Oct. 2019 – December Update

The 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering (3rd ICITG) is organised in the framework of the activities of the Joint Technical Committee 2 (JTC2) on "Representation of Geo-Engineering Data" of the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS), by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG) and the University of Minho (UM).

This conference aims to address the most updated developments in information communication and technologies in geo-engineering. The main themes are:

  • Data exchange (including ownership/legal aspects);
  • Use of Information and communications technologies (ICT) in laboratory and field works;
  • Big data and databases; Data mining and data science;
  • Imaging technologies;
  • Building information modeling (BIM) applied to geo-structures;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Intelligent constructions;
  • Optimization systems;
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality;
  • Intelligent geo-synthetics and health systems;
  • Sensors and monitoring;
  • Asset management;
  • Case studies in design, constructions and maintenance.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering and further submitted for indexing by Scopus and Web of Science.

Additionally, you can also propose a Workshop to the Organizing Committee. Currently one mini-symposium (Machine Learning in Geotechnics) and two workshop (Deep Underground Engineering and Data Mining; Big data and AI-based geotechnical design – from fundamentals to practical issues) are available. Those wishing to participate can submit an expression of interest.

For more information visit the conference website: http://www.3rd-icitg2019.civil.uminho.pt/.

On behalf of the organizing committee I am honored to invite you to the 3rd ICITG in the City of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

António Gomes Correia
Chairman of the 3rd ICITG

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YSRM2019 and REIF2019, Okinawa, Japan, 1-4 December, an ISRM Specialized Conference

On behalf of the Japanese Society for Rock Mechanics, we are pleased to hold “YSRM 2019: The 5th ISRM Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics & REIF 2019: International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Innovative Future”. The purpose of this symposium is to promote the exchange of newly invented technology among young and skilled researchers/engineers and to aid in the passing on of this technology and future developments to the younger generations.

Topics

  • Innovative Technologies (AI, ICT, IoT, Computational Methods, Exploration Methods, etc.)
  • Conventional and Unconventional Energy (Engineering of Oil, Natural Gas, Geothermal and other Mining Resources, etc.)
  • Investigation and Testing, Design, Construction, Measurements and Maintenance (Site Characterization, Tunnels and Underground Spaces, Dam Foundations, Field Measurements, Back Analysis, Maintenance, etc.)
  • Environmental Issues (Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, Radioactive Waste Disposal, THMC Coupling, etc.)
  • Natural Disasters and Mitigation of Geo-hazards (Earthquakes and Rock Dynamics, Risk and Hazard Management, Disaster Mitigation, Subsidence, Slope Stability, etc.)
  • Earth Sciences and Engineering Geology (Seismology, Volcanology, Rock Properties, Geophysical Prospecting, Remote Sensing, etc.)

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 31, 2019
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: August 10, 2019
  • Notification of Extended Abstract Acceptance: September 30, 2019

Scholarships

  • Scholarships for students and young scholars will be awarded to selected applicants.

We look forward to welcoming you to Okinawa in December, 2019. For more information visit the website: https://www.ec-pro.co.jp/ysrm2019.

Prof. Norikazu Shimizu
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

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ISRM participated in the 2nd JTC1 Workshop in Hong Kong on 3-5 Dec 2018

The Second Joint Technical Committee No.1 (JTC1) Workshop on Natural Slopes and Landslides (Chairman of JTC1: Prof Luciano Picarelli) of the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) was held in Hong Kong on 3 - 5 December 2018 (Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Workshop: Prof Ken Ho). FedIGS is an alliance of the learned societies of the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM), the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the International Association for Engineering Geology (IAEG) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

Prof. Norikazu Shimizu, ISRM Vice President at Large, gave a speech on behalf of the ISRM at the Opening Ceremony of the workshop after the address made by Prof. Charles Ng, President of ISSMGE. The main topic of this workshop was “Triggering and Propagation of Rapid Flow-like Landslides”, while that of the last workshop held in Barcelona on 24-26 May 2017 was “Advances in Landslide Understanding”. The workshop was composed of 4 keynote lectures, Hutchinson lecture (an award lecture), 8 theme lectures by young members, 19 oral presentations in general sessions, 9 oral presentations in the special session on “Benchmarking Exercise on Landslide Runout Analysis”, and a half-day technical visit.

A total of 120 participants from over 20 countries enjoyed fruitful discussions and promoted the exchange of knowledge and experiences on the noted topics. For further details on the workshop visit the web site: http://www.hkges.org/JTC1_2nd/index.html.

Norikazu Shimizu
VP at Large, ISRM

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ISRM visit to Hungary and Bulgaria

Prof. Norikazu Shimizu, ISRM Vice President at Large, and Prof. Ivan Vrkljan, past ISRM Vice President, visited Hungary to meet Prof. Ákos Török, the President of the Hungarian National Group of ISRM (HUNGISRM) and other members. Prof. Török hold a seminar on the topic of Monitoring in Rock and Geotechnical Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics with his colleagues and students on 10 September 2018. They exchanged their knowledge and experiences on the monitoring of ground behavior in various projects, and discussed subsidence and landslide issues around Budapest. The seminar was very successful with 25 participants.

Two days later, on 12 September, Profs. Shimizu and Vrkljan joined the First Bulgarian National Workshop on Structural and Geotechnical Monitoring held in Sofia. Dr. Nikolay Milev (University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy) organized the workshop and invited them. The topics of the workshop were planning a monitoring program, dam and slope monitoring, geotechnical monitoring in Bulgarian experiences, and other case studies. Profs. Shimizu and Vrkljan gave lectures on displacement monitoring using satellite technology and on the observational procedure for concrete caisson and tunnelling in the Karst region, respectively. This one-day workshop was enjoyed by 90 participants.

Norikazu Shimizu
VP at Large, ISRM

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ISRM Sponsored meetings

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