Invitation to Attend the First International Conference on Advances in Rock Mechanics Hammamet, 29-31 March 2018

Organized by the Tunisian Society for Rock Mechanics
Sponsored by the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

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On behalf of the organizing committee, I am delighted to invite you to attend the International Conference on Advances in Rock Mechanics, an ISRM Specialized Conference (TuniRock 2018) to be held in Hammamet, Tunisia, on March 29-31, 2018. This Conference aims at bringing together researchers and engineers around the most recent advances in Rock mechanics and rock engineering applications. The exciting program that the Tunisian Society for Rock Mechanics prepared includes technical and scientific sessions, keynote lectures, one-day workshops and a social and cultural program.

Welcome to Tunisia !

Prof. Essaieb Hamdi
President, Tunisian Society for Rock Mechanics
Chairman of the First International Conference on Advances in Rock Mechanics - An ISRM Specialized Conference

About the Conference
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Tentative Program

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Rock Mass Characterization
Laboratory and In situ Testing
Hard soils-soft rocks
THMC modeling in rocks
Mine design
Vibrations from blasting
Mechanical breakage of Rocks
Tunneling and ground support
Petroleum Rock Mechanics
Slope and Open pit Stability
Risk in Rock Engineering Design
Geothermal energy
Natural and ornamental stones



Fractured Rock Mass description
Deterministic and Probabilistic Rock Slope Stability Analyses


Social program



International Advisory Committee
Eda Freitas de Quadros, ISRM President, Brazil
William Joughin, ISRM Vice President for Africa, South Africa
Seokwon Jeon, ISRM Vice President for Asia, Korea
Stuart Read, ISRM Vice President for Australasia, New Zealand
Charlie Chunlin Li, ISRM Vice President for Europe, Sweden/Norway
Doug Stead, ISRM Vice President for North America, Canada
Sergio A.B. da Fontoura, ISRM Vice President for South America, Brazil
Norikazu Shimizu, ISRM Vice President at Large, Japan
Manchao He, ISRM Vice President at Large, China
Luís Lamas, ISRM Secretary General, Portugal
Xia-Ting Feng, ISRM Past President, China
Walter Wittke, ISRM Past President, Germany

International Scientific Committee
Essaieb Hamdi, Tunisia (Chairman)
Abdallah Ben Mamou, Tunisia
Abdellah Hafsaoui, Algeria
Ali Karrech, Australia
Amade Pouya, France
Carlos Carranza Torres, USA
Charles H. Dowding, USA
Doug Stead, Canada
Fetheddine Melki, Tunisia
Frederic Pellet, France
Giovani Barla, Italy
Giovanni Grasselli, Canada
Georgios Anagnostou, Switzerland
Hatem Gasmi, Saudi Arabia
Hédi Sellami, France
Isabelle Thénevin, France
Jean Louis Durville, France
José Angel Sanchidrian, Spain
Joseph Justin Mbenza Muaka, South Africa
Karim Miled, Tunisia
Louis N.Y. Wong, Hong Kong
Lina Maria Lopez, Spain
Manuel Pastor, Spain
Michel Chalhoub, Lebanon
Mohamed Laid Boukelloul, Algeria
Mounir Bouassida, Tunisia
Najla Romdhane, Tunisia
Nick Barton, Norway
Nicolas Gatelier, France
Olivier Fouché Grobla, France
Oualid Limam, Tunisia
Pablo Segarra, Spain
Ricardo Castedo, Spain
Sergio da Fontoura, Brazil
Tarek Kormi, Tunisia
William Joughin, South Africa
Zoubeir Lafhaj, France
Nizar Bel Hadj Ali, Tunisia
Local Organizing Committee
Montassar Ben Slama (Chairman)
Salma Souissi (Co-chairman)
Ahmed Sliti
Ghada Snoussi
Imen Bel Hadj Ali
Nesrine Gabssi
Sofiene Ezzeiri
Kais Ben Abdallah
Tounakti Malek



Please be informed that each participant including authors and speakers are expected to pay the full registration fee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which are available in both hard copy and USB formats. All participants will receive a confirmation email about the receipt of their registration within three working days after completion of the registration.



The TuniRock 2018 Conference is a unique opportunity to promote your activities among participants (researchers and industry). Participants from many countries will be participating to the TuniRock 2018 Conference from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. This could lead to increasing marketing opportunities and establishing new partnerships in rock mechanics and rock engineering fields by enhancing visibility on the conference website and social networking.
If you are interested to join the event as an exhibitor or partner, please choose from the offers listed in the document. Different partnerships are proposed.
If you want to discuss our requirements or to adjust a partnership package to your requirements, please contact us.


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