were the keynote lectures presented by J.A. Hudson (The future for rock
mechanics and the ISRM), C.I. Lee, Y.J. Park and K.Y. Kim (Prediction of fault
zones ahead of tunnel face using 3-D displacement monitoring), N.R. Barton (Important
aspects of petroleum reservoir and crustal permeability and strength at several
kilometres depth), T. Ramamurthy (Joint factor concept in solving rock
engineering problems), X.T. Feng (Recent development and applications of
intelligent rock mechanics), F. Hassani, P. Radziszewski and J. Ouellet (Microwave
assisted drilling and its influence on rock breakage- A Review), H. Stille and
M. Holmberg (Observational method in rock engineering), Z.T. Bieniawski (Reflections
on new horizons in rock mechanics design: theory, education and practice), S.A.
B. da Fontoura (Geotechnical behavior of sedimentary argillaceous rocks), O.
Aydan (New directions of rock mechanics and rock engineering: geomechanics and
geoengineering), M.S. Bruno (Slurry fracture injection of petroleum and
numerical sanitation wastes), C. Erichsen (Rock Mechanics as a basis for
successful Rock Engineering), P.H.S.W. Kulatilake (Recent developments on rock
joint roughness, and rock joint and rock mass strength and deformability) and J.
Zhao, Y.X. Zhou and G.W. Ma (Rock failure, wave propagation and tunnel
stability under dynamic loads).