The 5th International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress (ISRSV) sponsored by International Society for Rock Mechanics will be held from August 25-27, 2010 in Beijing, China. On behalf of the Organizing Committee of ISRSV, I formally invite you to participate in this significant event.

The symposium is designed to show the latest development in the investigation of the in-situ rock stress, which provides us with a unique opportunity to share the state-of-the-art experience and knowledge, to facilitate progress in the future and to make new friends and renew old acquaintances.

I believe that the participants may better understand the development of earthquake disaster prevention in China, and enjoy the oriental scenery and the harmonious coexistence of ancient civilization and modern culture.

We will make every effort to make this event a sound success, and make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable.

We look forward to meeting you in Beijing in 2010.