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Accordingly to advancements in this area (see "SCOPE"), this symposium will be held to promote integration between geophysics - tectonics - rock mechanics through discussion on the topics related to rock stress at a wide variety of depth ranging from tens of meters to tens of kilometers. We are pleased to invite all of rock mechanics engineers, researchers and practitioners, as well as geologists, geophysicists and earth scientists. Contributions are welcome within civil, mining, geothermal, petroleum engineering and earth science. Please join us for this exciting event in Sendai, Japan !


This 6th symposium is set to focus on fundamental and practical issues related to rock stress at a wide variety of depths for earth science and engineering. The scientific program consists of keynote and invited lectures and contributed papers for oral and poster presentations. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Frontiers of in-situ stress measurements
  • Integration of stress data and methods
  • Practical approaches to in-situ stress measurements
  • Laboratory testing for rocks under stress conditions
  • Excavation in rock stress field
  • Slope stability and rock stress
  • Deep mining
  • Storage of carbon dioxide and radioactive waste in rock stress field
  • Oil, natural gas and geothermal resource developments and rock stress
  • Induced seismicity
  • Rock mass deformation and fluid migration
  • Behavior of rocks under pressure/temperature of the deep Earth’s crust
  • Earthquakes and stress in the earth's crust


Abstract submittal : Nov. 30, 2012--> Dec. 14, 2012 (Extended on request)
Notification of abstract acceptance : Jan. 31, 2013-->Feb. 10, 2013
Full paper submittal : May 31, 2013--> June 10, 2013 (Extended on request)
Advanced Registration: June 30, 2013 --> July 31 2013 (Extended)

Organized by Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics, JCRM
Sponsored by International Society for Rock Mechanics, ISRM
Co-sponsored by American Rock Mechanics Association, ARMA