In 2008, the highly successful 42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium was held in San Francisco. Its success was in partly due to a combination of San Francisco’s breathtaking beauty and a program that featured key topics and speakers in the field of rock mechanics. In 2011, we invite you to again visit one of the great cities of the world and participate in a program that focuses on new and exciting advances in rock and geomechanics.

Abstracts of a minimum length of 300 words and a maximum of 600 words, in English, can be submitted online using link above. Abstracts should include a brief description of work performed, results of the work, and significance. Figures may be included as necessary to explain the abstract. All abstracts and accepted papers will be reviewed by experts in appropriate subject areas through an online process, and authors will be notified promptly.

This year we will make our acceptance decisions based on a review of abstracts to allow authors more time to make arrangements, such as applying for visas, to participate in the symposium. If your abstract is accepted and your paper is consistent in terms of quality and content, you will be assigned a presentation slot on the program agenda.

Deadlines for abstract and paper submittal are as follows:

--1 November 2010 – Abstract submittal
--1 December 2010 – Notification to authors
--1 March 2011 – Paper submittal

ARMA U.S. Rock Mechanics Association