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 –

YSRM 2019 & REIF 2019 Gallery

Dear Participants of YSRM 2019 & REIF 2019

We hope you all had a safe and uneventful trip home.
As we reflect on last week's symposium, we are delighted to recall that 274 participants from 20 countries. Over the three days of the symposium, five excellent keynote lectures and 174 excellent papers were presented.

The symposium provided us with a great opportunity to respond to the symposium topics, "Future Initiative for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering – Collaboration between Young and Skilled Researchers/Engineers", and to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences with each other in various areas of rock mechanics and rock engineering.

We are sincerely grateful to all the participants for contributing to the great success and enjoyment of this symposium. We wish you all health and prosperity, and hope our paths will cross again soon.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Norikazu Shimizu
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Takatoshi Ito
President of the Japnese Society for Rock Mechanics

What's New

November 30, 2019
Onsite Registration Desk, Shuttle Bus Information are updated.
November 15, 2019
Technical Tour C: the tour program has been changed due to fire accident of the Shuri catsle.
November 14, 2019
Final Program is released.
November 10, 2019
Online Registration is now closed.
October 31, 2019
Online Registration: Close on November 11, 2019 *extended!

[Information] "Technical Tour C": Unfortunately, most of the Shuri castle has been burnt down in the morning of 31st October, 2019, so that we are working to change the schedule in Technical Tour C. As for more information, we will announce as soon as an alternative tour is decided.

We are still accepting your attendance for the banquet. If you miss to apply it, please contact at the registration desk by Wednesday, November 20.
October 29, 2019
Program is updated!
Speaker's guideline is announced.
October 8, 2019
Titles of Keynote Lectures are updated
October 2, 2019
Notification of Scholarship Recipients will be announced within a few weeks
October 1, 2019
Notification of Acceptance for Extended Abstract is announced to authors
*contact us if you don't receive it even you submitted your extended abstract.
*authors who are required to revise their extended abstract will be received the notification after resubmission.
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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