Plenary Sessions

RocDy-4 will have two plenary sessions for keynotes and one for young scholars.

  •  Keynote Lectures

Keynote lectures will be given by several distinguished speakers to lead the theme topics and highlight some of the latest development in rock dynamic research, innovations, challenges, and future directions.

Manchao He

China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China

Title of presentation:  To be confirmed later…

Jonny Rutqvist

Hydrogeology Department, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Title of presentation:  Modeling Fault Activation, Seismicity and Leakage in Geologic Carbon Sequestration

Yulong Li

Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Title of presentation: Electromagnetic Hopkinson Bar: A Powerful Tool to Study Mechanical Behavior of Materials at High Strain Rates

Ömer Aydan

Department of Civil Engineering, University of the Ryukyus, Japan

Title of presentation: Physics, Motions and Predictions of Earthquakes from a Rock Mechanics Perspective

Larisa Nazarova

Chinakal Institute of Mining of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Title of presentation: Stochastic Data and Determenistic Information Seismicity and Stress Field Simulation: Modeling, Lab Tests, Field Observations

Gaofeng Zhao

Tianjin University, China

Title of presentation: An Overview of Recent Developments in Numerical Methods in the Modelling of Rock Dynamic Problems

Petr Konicek

Department of Geomechanics and Mining Research, Institute of Geonics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech

Title of presentation:  Destress Blasting as a Rockburst Mitigation Technique

Alexander Spathis

Orica, Australia

Title of presentation: To be confirmed later…


 Young Scholars Plenary Session (YSPS)

For the first time the programme will include a Young Scholars Plenary Session (YSPS), featuring outstanding research and engineering work by young scholars.


We encourage all eligible authors to apply. The Organising Committee will select up to 6 speakers from the submitted papers based on recommendations from the Scientific Committee. Details on eligibility and nomination can be found in the attached document.


 Special Sessions

Proposals for special sessions are welcome. Prospective conveners are invited to contact the Organizing Committee. Once a special session is approved, the conveners will be responsible for soliciting contributions and organising the session. Special sessions will be included scheduled in the conference programme as parallel sessions.