Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:

15th November 2021 10th December 2021

Abstract Acceptance:

15th December 2021 25th December 2021

Full Paper Submission Deadline:

31st March 2022

Full Paper Acceptance:

25th April 2022


Conference secretariat


Secretary general: Minghe Ju






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The Fourth International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-4) will be held on 17-19 August 2022 in Xuzhou, China. This follows the successful series of RocDyn conferences since 2013 (RocDyn-1 in Switzerland, RocDyn-2 in China, RocDyn-3 in Norway) .


RocDyn-4 is a Specialized Conference under the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM). The main theme is “Rock Dynamics: Progress and Prospect”, with the aim to take stock of the significant progress that rock dynamics has made since the formation of the ISRM Commission on Rock Dynamics in 2008 and the RocDyn-1 conference in 2013, examine new research areas and applications, and look to the future of rock dynamics.


Rock dynamics has wide applications in defense, civil engineering and infrastructure, energy and mining, and geo-hazards and the environment. It covers a wide scope of topics on the behavior of rock materials and rock mass under dynamic loads, ranging from characterization and the propagation of stress waves in geological media to dynamic response of rock and rock structures and dynamic rock support.


We invite all those involved in rock dynamic research and engineering to submit papers and join us in Xuzhou in 2022, to share, to exchange, to cooperate and to renew our friendship.


Organizing Committee for

RocDyn-4 Xuzhou 2022

Important Information

1. Due to the impact and limitations of COVID-19 pandemic, RocDyn-4 will adopt a hybrid on-site and virtual attendance format.

2. All accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings volume by CRC Press and submitted for EI indexing. For the past RocDyn

    conferences, all accepted papers have been EI indexed.

3. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the journals International Journal of Mining Science and TechnologyGeomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-energy, Geo-resourcesJournal of Central South University or Deep Underground Science and Engineering.


4. The initially planned RocDyn-4 has been moved to Xuzhou, China in 2022, while RocDyn-5 will then go back to Melbourne, Australia in 2024.


Main Organizer