Seattle 2018 – Call for Papers

52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium to be held in
Seattle, Washington, 24-27 June 2018

Invitation to Seattle

The American Rock Mechanics Association invites you to its 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on 24-27 June 2018. The 2018 program will focus on new and exciting advances in all areas of rock mechanics and geomechanics. Seattle is one of the country’s fastest growing and exciting cities. Home to some the world’s most innovative companies (in­cluding Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks), Seattle is known for its beautiful mountains and waterfront, its world-class restaurants, and its sophisticated cul­tural institutions. The symposium will be held at the Westin Seattle on 5th Avenue in the heart of the city.

Technical tours and field trips are being planned. Sightseeing tours will include various city landmarks, social activities and other attractions. Short courses and workshops will be held immediately prior to the symposium and will be listed as they are confirmed. Details will be provided on the symposium web page as they become available.

Subject Areas

This symposium encompasses all aspects of rock mechanics, rock engineering, and geomechanics. The emphasis will be on similarities of interests among practitioners in all fields. We invite scientific and engineering papers in:

  • Petroleum engineering,
  • Civil engineering,
  • Geology and geophysics,
  • Mining engineering,
  • Underground construction, and
  • Use of rock as artistic and building material.

Further details will be provided on the symposium web page as they become available.

Accommodations and Registration

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for symposium attendees at the Westin Seattle on 5th Avenue, in the heart of the shopping, financial, and scenic areas of the city. Guests can walk to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel, and to ferries to nearby islands and peninsulas. Seatac Airport is easily accessible from the hotel via light rail or taxi. The Westin has made rooms available to symposium delegates at a very favorable rate.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available for the symposium.

Information on symposium registration, exhibition, accommodation and sponsorships can be found at www.armasymposium.org or by contacting Peter Smeallie, Executive Director, ARMA, info@armarocks.org, 703-683-1808.

 

Organizing Committee

Bill Dershowitz, Golder Associates (Co-chair)
Mark Liebman, CASE Forensics (Co-chair)
Houman Bedayat, Convergent US
Chris Breeds, Subterra, Inc
Seth Busetti, Conoco Phillips
Tom Doe, Golder Associates
Conrad Felice, CW Felice LLC
Thomas Flottman, Origin Energy
Stephen Hadley, WSDOT
Yossef Hatzor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Rennie Kaunda, Colorado School of Mines
Joseph Wartman, University of Washington
Maria Nikolinakou, ARMA Treasurer
Richard Schultz, University of Texas at Austin
Peter Smeallie, ARMA Executive Director