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Read also the report from EUROCK 2015 in the TunnelTalk blog, written by Shani Wallis: Link

 

ISRM Regional Symposium
EUROCK 2015 & 64th Geomechanics Colloquium

The EUROCK 2015 conference this year was held in Salzburg, Austria from October 7th to October 10th in conjunction with the traditional Geomechanics Colloquium, organized by the Austrian Society for Geomechanics.

A total of 90 papers were presented orally in eleven sessions (four plenary sessions, seven parallel sessions), while about 100 papers were presented as posters.

The conference attracted more than 1400 participants (including booth personnel) from 50 countries. Fortunately, a proportion of 11% of female participants as well as almost 16% of participants of the younger generation could be observed, indicating the increasing popularity of geotechnical engineering. Seventy companies took the opportunity to present their products and services at the technical exhibition.

More than 400 participants attended the seven practical and very informative workshops, the topics ranging from photogrammetric analyses for mapping purposes, the state of the art of EC7 related approaches, numerical simulations by Itasca Consultants GmbH and Geomechanica Inc., contractual models, grouting, and developments of resource efficient technologies for underground construction.

The social program included a welcome drink and a classical concert at the historical Salzburg Residence, and a dinner at the Stieglkeller Salzburg. An accompanying persons program and field trips to a railway tunnel in Carinthia and to a powerhouse cavern in Vorarlberg completed the program.

Detailed statistics to the participants of this event can be found at the end of this page.

Get your impressions from the event and have a look at the photographs taken during the conference and accompanying programs. Feel free to download photographs in high resolution for your personal use. Go to the sub menu item IMPRESSIONS.

In addition, several lecturers granted permission to distribute their lecture slides. Go to the sub menu item DOWNLOADS to download these lecture slides (PDF format) for free. Please do not forget to cite the contribution if you use any material (pictures, paragraphs) from the lecture slides in public.

Participants of EUROCK 2015 can download the proceedings in PDF format. We have sent all participants an email with the download link. Engineers interested in one of the contributions of EUROCK 2015 can purchase it at the online library OnePetro (will be available soon). Examples for citation of EUROCK 2015 contributions can be found in the sub menu item PROCEEDINGS.

Finally, we want to thank

… all participants for coming to Salzburg. Together we made this an incredible event!

… all authors and lecturers for their interesting contributions/presentations and their effort put into preparing them. Three of them have been awarded for remarkable life performance presenting their contribution. Have a look at the sub menu item AWARDS and find out who the winners of the best presentation awards are.

… all companies, those who accompany our conference already for several years, as well as new ones. Your performance is an indispensable part of our conferences!
3GSM GmbH, AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Albatros Engineering GmbH, APS Antriebs-, Prüf- u. Steuerungstechnik GmbH, Atlas Copco GmbH, Austin Powder GmbH, Avesco AG, BASF Performance Products GmbH, BAYSTAG GmbH, BECK Engineering, BK Giulini GmbH, CRC Press, Danish Fibres, Desoi GmbH, DIBIT Messtechnik GmbH, Durstmüller GmbH, DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH, EPLASS project collaboration GmbH, Erkat Spezialmaschinen und Service GmbH, Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und ,technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Friedr. Ischebeck GmbH, Geobrugg AG, Geoconsult ZT GmbH, Geodata ZT GmbH, geomecon GmbH, germanBELT Systems GmbH, Gesteinslabor Dr. Eberhard Jahns, GL Test Systems GmbH, Glötzl Gesellschaft für Baumesstechnik mbH, Ha-Be Betonchemie GmbH & Co KG, hbm, Herrenknecht AG, iC Consulenten Ziviltechniker GmbH, IGT Ziviltechniker GmbH, IMERYS Civil Engineering, IMERYS Metalcasting Germany GmbH, ITA Croatia, ITASCA Consultants GmbH, ITE GmbH, Jennmar Spain S.A.U., KrampeHarex FIBRIN GmbH, MAPEI GesmbH, MAT Mischanlagentechnik GmbH, Maxam Österreich GmbH, Metcam AG, Moldan Baustoffe Gmbh & Co KG, Mooser Schwingungstechnik GmbH, MÜHLHÄUSER-OBERMANN GmbH, ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH, Plaxis bv, Pöyry Infra GmbH, Rockmore International GmbH, Rowa Tunnelling Logistics AG, SEMEX-EngCon GmbH, SIKA Österreich GmbH, SISGEO SRL, The Robbins Company, TPH Bausysteme GmbH, Trumer Schutzbauten GmbH, TTE-Europe GmbH, Tunnel Expo Turkey, Universities, VÖBU Vereinigung Österr. Bohr- und Spezialtiefbauunternehmungen, Wacker Chemie AG, WEBAC-Chemie GmbH, Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG, Wimmer Felstechnik GmbH

… all sponsors for supporting the conference and all social events. Without your support, neither the event itself to this extent nor the events' high quality would have been possible at all.
3G Gruppe Geotechnik Graz ZT GmbH, Austin Powder GmbH, Avesco AG, BASF Performance Products GmbH, CRC Press, Danish Fibres, DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH, G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Geobrugg AG, Geoconsult ZT GmbH, Herrenknecht AG, iC Consulenten Ziviltechniker GmbH, IGT Ziviltechniker GmbH, Jäger Bau GmbH, jm systems GmbH, Moldan Baustoffe Gmbh & Co KG, MULTiSERWIS, ÖGG-Infrastruktur AG, PORR AG, Pöyry Infra GmbH, Schauenburg Tunnel-Ventilation GmbH, SPESAN Handels-GmbH, STRABAG AG, TPH Bausysteme GmbH, tunnel-online, WEBAC-Chemie GmbH, Wimmer Felstechnik GmbH

… all friends and colleagues for helping us organizing the conference and the workshops, and especially the scientific committee for reviewing the contributions.
Marianne Ebner, Thomas Frühwirt, Andreas Gaich, Robert Galler, Andreas Goricki, John Harrison, Patrick Hehenberger, Michael Henzinger, Johann Herdina, Wolfgang Hornich, Max John, Daniel Scott Kieffer, Alexander Kluckner, Kurt Kogler, Heinz Konietzky, Andreas Leitner, Andrea Lisjak, Simon Löw, Lothar te Kamp, Anton Kaufmann, Manuel Lagger, Omid K. Mahabadi, Bernd A. Moritz, Matthew A. Perras, Rainer Poisel, Markus Pötsch, Ignaz Reichl, Christine Santos Martinez, Claudio Scavia, Wulf Schubert, Andi Sloan, Gert Stadler, Wolfgang Stipek, Kurosch Thuro, Horst Wagner, Wolfgang Wiesner, Gerald Zenz

On behalf of the Austrian Society for Geomechanics

Alexander Kluckner

 

Wulf Schubert
Wolfgang Unterberger | Wolfgang Stipek | Johann Herdina | Bruno Mattle
Gerald Zenz | Andreas Leitner
Adolf-Bernd Moritz | Georg-Michael Vavrovsky | Franz Pacher | Rainer Poisel
Helmut Schweiger | Robert Galler | Christian Zangerl

 

EUROCK 2015 | Participants per country | Order with regard to number of participants (number of participants decreases from top to bottom and from left to right)

1116 participants (100%) are considered for the evaluation given below. These are all participants except the personnel of each booth (70 exhibitors).

From the 1116 participants

  • 867 participants (77.69%) are from the language and economic area DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
  • ca. 11% are women and ca. 89% are men.
  • 175 are students (15.68%). 114 students (65.14%) are from the language and economic area DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

 

Austria 596 53.41%   Iran 5 0.45%   Egypt 1 0.09%
Germany 233 20.88%   Finland 4 0.36%   Iraq 1 0.09%
Switzerland 38 3.41%   Norway 4 0.36%   Lithuania 1 0.09%
Italy 18 1.61%   Slovakia 4 0.36%   Luxembourg 1 0.09%
Czech Republic 15 1.34%   Greece 3 0.27%   Morocco 1 0.09%
Canada 14 1.25%   Hungary 3 0.27%   Netherlands 1 0.09%
Poland 14 1.25%   Nigeria 3 0.27%   Portugal 1 0.09%
Turkey 14 1.25%   Slovenia 3 0.27%   Romania 1 0.09%
Ghana 13 1.16%   South Africa 3 0.27%   Rwanda 1 0.09%
France 12 1.08%   Belgium 2 0.18%   Thailand 1 0.09%
China 11 0.99%   Bulgaria 2 0.18%        
Great Britain 11 0.99%   Brazil 2 0.18%        
Gabon 10 0.90%   Denmark 2 0.18%        
Japan 10 0.90%   India 2 0.18%        
Sweden 10 0.90%   Korea 2 0.18%        
Croatia 9 0.81%   Pakistan 2 0.18%        
Russia 8 0.72%   Singapore 2 0.18%        
Australia 7 0.63%   Saudi Arabia 2 0.18%        
USA 6 0.54%   Bolivia 1 0.09%        
Spain 5 0.45%   Belarus 1 0.09%        

 

 

EUROCK 2015 | Participants per country | Alphabetical order from top to bottom and from left to right

1116 participants (100%) are considered for the evaluation given below. These are all participants except the personnel of each booth (70 exhibitors).

From the 1116 participants

  • 867 participants (77.69%) are from the language and economic area DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
  • ca. 11% are women and ca. 89% are men.
  • 175 are students (15.68%). 114 students (65.14%) are from the language and economic area DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

 

Egypt 1 0.09%   Canada 14 1.25%   Slovakia 4 0.36%
Australia 7 0.63%   Korea 2 0.18%   Slovenia 3 0.27%
Belgium 2 0.18%   Croatia 9 0.81%   Spain 5 0.45%
Bolivia 1 0.09%   Lithuania 1 0.09%   South Africa 3 0.27%
Brazil 2 0.18%   Luxembourg 1 0.09%   Thailand 1 0.09%
Bulgaria 2 0.18%   Morocco 1 0.09%   Czech Republic 15 1.34%
China 11 0.99%   Netherlands 1 0.09%   Turkey 14 1.25%
Denmark 2 0.18%   Nigeria 3 0.27%   Hungary 3 0.27%
Germany 233 20.88%   Norway 4 0.36%   USA 6 0.54%
Finland 4 0.36%   Austria 596 53.41%   Belarus 1 0.09%
France 12 1.08%   Pakistan 2 0.18%        
Gabon 10 0.90%   Poland 14 1.25%        
Ghana 13 1.16%   Portugal 1 0.09%        
Greece 3 0.27%   Rwanda 1 0.09%        
Great Britain 11 0.99%   Romania 1 0.09%        
India 2 0.18%   Russia 8 0.72%        
Iraq 1 0.09%   Saudi Arabia 2 0.18%        
Iran 5 0.45%   Sweden 10 0.90%        
Italy 18 1.61%   Switzerland 38 3.41%        
Japan 10 0.90%   Singapore 2 0.18%        

 

 

EUROCK 2015 | Side events
  • 63 people participated at the field trips.
  • 28 people participated at the accompanying persons programs.
  • 70 companies have been present at the technical exhibition.
  • 10 scientific institutions showed their current research focus at the university booth.

On Wednesday, 7th of October, 2015, 423 people particiapted at the workshops. Below the number of participants of each workshop.

  • WS 1 | Digital ground mapping: 46 participants
  • WS 2 | Design practices for the 21st Century: 42 participants
  • WS 3 | Contractual models: 61 participants
  • WS 4 | Time-dependent behavior in tunneling and mining: 70 participants
  • WS 5 | Grouting: 118 participants
  • WS 6 | Rock fracture modelling using FDEM: 49 participants
  • WS 7 | DRAGON - Development of resource efficient technologies: 37 participants

 

 

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