ISRM 2014

Technical Program

Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics - This extensive technical program of leading-edge, peer-reviewed papers will provide the opportunity for high level knowledge sharing with peers.

Two types of presentations will be presented:

  • Oral Presentations: 345 papers
  • Poster Presentations: 94 papers

 Click here for the live technical program schedule! 

Technical Program Topics

  • Application of geophysics in rock mechanics
  • Enabled rock mechanics: scope of augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence
  • Explosive free rock breakage techniques for rock excavation and drilling
  • Fracture mechanics and fracture propagation
  • Fractured rock and rock mass discontinuities
  • Ground freezing
  • High temperature geomechanics
  • In-situ stress measurement
  • Lab and in-situ rock characterization and modelling
  • Numerical, analytical, constitutive modelling or rock processes
  • Prediction and modelling
  • Remote sensing and seismicity
  • Reservoir geomechanics
  • Rock mechanics risk assessment
  • Rock physics models for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery
  • Role of uncertainties in rock engineering design
  • Slope stability and land slides
  • Stability and excavation support
  • Subsidence - prediction and mitigation of its impacts
  • Underground storage of petroleum, gas, CO2 , and nuclear waste disposal


One day symposium on “Shale and Rock Mechanics as Applied to Slopes, Tunnels, Mines and Hydrocarbon Extraction” (ARMA & CARMA Initiative), Chaired by Herbert Einstein of MIT.

This one day event (symposium) is subdivided into four plenary sessions:  

  • Shale in Hydrocarbon Extraction
  • Shale in Slopes
  • Shale in tunnels and mines 
  • A debate on "Shale is a soft rock and not a hard soil"



Director: Lise Bujold
1-514-939-2710 ext. 1308

Congress Coordinator: Chantal Murphy
1-514-939-2710 ext. 1309

Technical Program Coordinator: Janet Sandor
1-514-939-2710 ext. 1320


General Chair: Ferri Hassani, McGill University
Co-Chairs: Jamie Archibald, Queen's University
John Hadjigeorgiou, University of Toronto

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