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6th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, RocExs 2017



Date From 22.05.2017 to 24.05.2017


Campus Nord of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)

The next edition of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, RocExs 2017, will take place in Barcelona from 22nd to 24th May 2017.

RocExs 2017 is organised on behalf of the Rockfall Expert Network (RocExs.NET) and the Joint Technical Committee of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMFE), International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG -JTC-1) by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC).

Rockfalls are frequent and damaging hazard in mountainous regions and coastal cliffs. They are also frequent in cut slopes of the transportation corridors, in quarries and other excavations. Significant progress has been achieved in the last decades, particularly in the characterization of the rock masses at the potential rockfall sources, in detecting premonitory instability features and monitoring of displacements, in the rockfall modelling and in the design of both protective and stabilization measures. The analysis and management of the rockfall hazard and risk often requires a multidisciplinary approach. The aim of the workshop is to bring together earth scientists, engineers, practitioners, decision makers and end-users, in order to discuss and evaluate new methods, models and approaches for the analysis and management of the rockfalls that have been recently developed.

For further information, please check the workshop web site. All colleagues interested in this topic are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation in this workshop, before January 31st 2017.