（2nd International young scholars’ symposium on rock mechanics）
The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) Commission on Education has the pleasure of announcing the 2nd International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics—three years after the successful 1st International Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics which was held in Beijing, China. The 2nd Symposium will also be held in Beijing, this time on Oct. 14-16 immediately preceding the 2011 ISRM Beijing Congress.
The 2nd Young Scholars’ Symposium aims to provide an ideal platform for idea and information exchange, plus knowledge and experience sharing. To develop and improve any subject requires continuity—through young researchers advancing the knowledge based on past information, and incorporating new techniques and new experiences. The Symposium will thus provide extra stimulus and encouragement to the Young Scholars so that they will tackle our outstanding rock mechanics and rock engineering problems with renewed vigour.
Recently, an ISRM Young Members Presidential Group has been formed and it is hoped that all six of the Young Members (each representing one of the six ISRM regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America) will be able to attend, giving Young Scholars an opportunity to discuss with them the ways in which Young Scholars interests can be addressed within the ISRM.
So, to all Young Scholars in rock mechanics, including young rock mechanics scientists, engineers and students, you are warmly welcomed to attend the Symposium. All professors, research scientists and engineers who are involved in rock mechanics education and the training of young rock mechanics scholars are also of course welcome to the Symposium.
Sponsorship（主办）：International Society for Rock Mechanics(ISRM)
Organizer（承办）: ISRM Commission on Education
Supported by（赞助）：Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and
Field investigation and observation
Rock constitutive relations and property testing
Numerical and physical modeling for rock engineering
Information technology, artificial intelligence and other advanced techniques
Underground and surface excavation and reinforcement techniques
Dynamic rock mechanics and blasting
Predication and prevention of Geo-environmental hazard
Case studies of typical rock engineering
Publisher：All the accepted papers will be included in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by Taylor &Francis/ Balkema.（2008年第一届国际岩石力学青年学者研讨会论文集由该出版社出版，183篇论文全部被EI 和ISTP 收录）
Key data for symposium：
Abstract due: March 31, 2011
Abstract acceptance notice: April 15, 2011
Full length paper due: May 31, 2011
Pre-registration deadline: Jun. 30, 2011
Prof. J. A. Wang(王金安)
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Science and Technology Beijing
Xueyuan road 30, Haidian District
Tel/Fax: (+86) 10 62334098