Dear Colleagues,

Korean Society for Rock Mechanics (KSRM) cordially invites the international community of rock mechanics and rock engineering to attend the joint international symposium, the 2017 ISRM Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics (YSRM 2017 – an ISRM Specialized Conference) and the 2017 International Symposium on New Developments in Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (NDRMGE 2017). Both series of international conference have been well attended in the past decade since there were many ongoing or planned rock engineering projects with challenging issues and innovative technologies involved. The theme of the Symposium “Challenges and Innovations in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering” was therefore selected to provide a forum to discuss the related subjects.

The event will be held in beautiful Jeju Island, a UNECSO’s World Natural Heritage Site. The beautiful volcanic island and lava tubes attract many national and international tourists because of easy access with convenient flight schedules and no-VISA entry policy for most countries.

We would like to welcome you to Jeju Island in May 2017 to exchange knowledge and experiences in rock mechanics and rock engineering and to discuss innovative ideas in multi-disciplinary subjects among participants including many young scholars.

Looking forward to meeting you in Jeju Island.

Chairman of the Symposium

Seokwon Jeon