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2nd Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium

Event Date 14 May 2012
Event End Date 18 May 2012
Location Sun City, North West, South Africa
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

 

SAIMM and SANIRE are hosting the

Second
Southern Hemisphere International
Rock Mechanics Symposium

SHIRMS 2012

The first Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium (SHIRMS) was held in October 2006 in Perth. This covered a wide range of topics in rock mechanics and proved to be very successful.

The 2nd SHIRMS is to be held in South Africa during 2012 and promises to follow in the same tradition. The Symposium will be combined with the planned South African Rock Engineering Symposium (SARES 2012)

Sponsorship Opportunities

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

  1. Premium Sponsor Package
  2. Exhibitor Package
  3. Cocktail Sponsor
  4. Advertiser Sponsorship
  5. Conference Bags Sponsorship
  6. Pen & Pad Sponsorship
  7. Lanyards Sponsorship
  8. Author Gift Sponsorship
  9. Technical Visit Sponsorship

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Sponsorship Package details can be downloaded in download section below

 

Objectives

To provide an international forum to present and discuss the latest developments in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering

 

Organising Committee

Conference Committee Chairman
W Joughin

D Stacey D O’Connor

G Marusha R Johnson

G Keyter L Gardner

D van Heerden R Carstens

B Long B Crompton

E Sellers F Malan

 

Who should attend

The Conference will be of value to:

Rock engineering practitioners
DMR inspectors
Researchers
Academics
Mining engineers
Civil engineers

 

Topics

Papers are invited that integrate the following topics:

Fracture and damage of rocks
Numerical modelling
Constitutive models
Rock mechanics data
Deformable rock
Underground rock mechanics
Tunnelling
Slope stability
Caving
Ground support
Subsidence
Seismicity
Risk

 

Call for papers

The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should
be submitted to:

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator,
SAIMM, PO Box 61127,
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa.

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Key Dates & Publication

9 September 2011 Submission of abstracts

14 October 2011 Acceptance of abstracts

13 February 2012 Submission of final papers

14–16 May 2011 Conference

Please note:
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be
published in the Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

 

Abstracts

More information will be made available at a later date

Preliminary Programme

More information will be made available at a later date

Social Programme

More information will be made available at a later date

Technical Visits

More information will be made available at a later date

 

Registration Fees

Registration

 

 

Registration Fee SAIMM/ SANIREMembers

 

 

Registration Fee – Non SAIMM/ SANIRE Members

 

 

Registration Fee – Student/ Retired Members

 

 

Please note:
Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2012, for attending this event

Registration Fees:

Please Note:
Registration fee does not include accommodation
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

 

Accommodation

The conference will be hosted at Sun City, which is located in the Pilansberg located in the North West Province of South Africa.

For more information visit: www.suninternational.com

Please Note:
Registration fee does not includes accommodation

Contact

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator,
SAIMM, PO Box 61127,
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa.

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Downloads

The following items may be downloaded from the download section below:

  • First Announcement & Call For papers
    Sponsorship Opportunities Form

 

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