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5th International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress, Beijing - information update

The 5th International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress is an ISRM Specialised Conference that will be held in Beijing, China, 25-28 August 2010, organised by the Institute of Crustal Dynamics (ICD), the China Earthquake Administration (CEA) and the Seismological Society of China (SSC) Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME).

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for abstract submission for ISRSV was extended to 20 December 2009. Abstract submission is on-line through the symposium website.

A high-level special session “Difficulties with Hydraulic Fracturing Stress Measurements and Ways to Overcome them”, chaired by Prof. Bezalel Haimson, has been added. This session emphasizes the limitations of the method and how to overcome them in practice, or how to improve the method. Prof. B. Haimson, Prof. M. Zoback, Prof. J.C Roegiers, Prof. F. Cornet, Prof. T. Ito, Prof. T. Doe and other world known geoscientists will contribute to this special session. This special session will be followed by a Panel debate entitled "The Future of Deep In Situ Stress Measurements Through Boreholes", also chaired by Prof. Haimson. The Panel will consist of all the invitees of the special session, and it will be conducted in front of the entire Symposium audience, and will first include statements from the panel members, followed by questions from the audience and answers from the panel.

The full papers will be selected, peer-reviewed, and included in the symposium proceedings published by Taylor & Francis, with worldwide circulation.


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