Okinawa, JAPAN December 1 - 4, 2019

YSRM2019 & REIF2019 The 5th ISRM Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics and International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Innovative Future

Future Initiative for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
– Collaboration between Young and Skilled Researchers/Engineers –

What's New

July 1, 2019
Extended Abstract Submission starts!
May 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance had been sent to authors.
May 24, 2019
The abstract submission has been closed.
April 26, 2019
The abstract submission deadline is extended!
Scholarships application started
April 18, 2019
Online Registration starts
March 19, 2019
Young Scholars' Interaction Session, Technical Tour and Scholarships information updated.
February 12, 2019
Application for Exhibition started
January 17, 2019
Donation information below is updated (Japanese language only).
Sponsors, Technical Exhibition page are updated.
December 12, 2018
Call for Abstract
July 9, 2018
Website open!


On behalf of the Japanese Society for Rock Mechanics, we are pleased to hold “YSRM 2019: The 5th ISRM Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics & REIF 2019: International Symposium on Rock Engineering for Innovative Future”. The purpose of this symposium is to promote the exchange of newly invented technology among young and skilled researchers/engineers and to aid in the passing on of this technology and future developments to the younger generations. Today, the problems to be solved in rock mechanics and rock engineering are very complicated and globalized. Thus, researchers and engineers with a variety of experiences and different expertise need to address the problems in a cooperative environment. In addition, the applications of new technologies, such as AI, ICT, and IoT, are also highly anticipated in the field of rock mechanics and rock engineering. In view of these goals, international interaction between the younger generations and more experienced generations should be very meaningful. The themes of this symposium include innovative technology, conventional and unconventional energy, construction design, environmental issues, disaster management, and earth sciences. We hope that many young and skilled researchers/engineers will attend this symposium from all over the world, participate in deeply meaningful discussions, and create new global research connections.

Prof. Norikazu Shimizu, Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Important Dates

Organizer, Sponsor and Supporter

Organized by

Japanese Society for Rock Mechanics
International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Co-Sponsored by

Japan Society of Civil Engineers
The Japanese Geotechnical Society
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan
The Society of Materials Science, Japan

Supported by

Japan National Tourism Organization
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP18HP0708)
The Kajima Foundation
The Maeda Engineering Foundation
Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

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