ARMS8 Album

25 October, 2014

Dear Participants of ARMS8:

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 more than 600 participants, including more than 130 students, attended the symposium from 37 countries and regions. Over the three days of the symposium, seven excellent keynote lectures, the 2014 Franklin Lecture, the Rocha Medal Lecture, and 329 excellent full papers were presented.

The symposium provided us with a great opportunity to respond to the symposium topics, "Rock Mechanics for Global Issues - Natural Disasters, Environment and Energy", 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

Katsuhiko Kaneko
Chairman of the Scientific Committee


  • 23 October, 2014: Photo Album is available now.
  • 08 July, 2014: Expiration of Paper Submission Deadline
  • 27 January, 2014: Expiration of Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 22 December, 2013: Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • June 2013: ARMS8 Website is renewal
  • June 2013: Bulletin No.2 is available


  • All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings by USB flash drive. The USB flash drive proceedings will be available at the start of the symposium.
  • All accepted papers will be introduced in the ISRM Digital Library after the symposium and available to the rock mechanics community worldwide.


  • Online registration is now closed. However, participants can still register on-site and pay the registration fee in cash or by credit card. On-site Registration will be available at the Registration Desk on Level 2 of the Royton Sapporo (Symposium Venue). Please note that there is no on-site registration for the Banquet, Students' Night and the Technical Tours. We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you soon.
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  • Hokkaido Government
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