The 2014 ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium (EUROCK 2014) was held in Vigo, Spain, on May 27-29, 2014, organized by the University of Vigo and the Spanish National group of the ISRM (SEMR). A total of 390 participants from 40 countries learnt from six keynote lectures and more than 200 hundred oral and poster presentations. Importantly, around a third of the delegates at this symposium were students.
The keynote lectures were presented by leading international experts including Nick Barton, Anna Maria Ferrero, Derek Martin, Xia-Ting Feng, Claudio Olalla and José Lemos. They covered a wide spectrum of rock mechanics traditional but still unresolved concerns as well as some advanced applications and relevant case studies.