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06/02/2016 - 13:24

The preliminary list of papers is now available. Click here to see it.

05/27/2016 - 13:23

Luleå University of Technology and the International Committee for the Ground Support 2016 conference would like to welcome you all to join us between 12-14 September, 2016 at the Kulturens Hus (city art center) in downtown Luleå!

Registration is now open! Visit for more information, or go to to sign up. Early registration rates have been extended through June 30th.

Come and join us for a full conference schedule including over 50 high-quality technical papers, 7 keynote speakers, 6 invited speakers from around the Nordic countries, technical visits post-conference, and a full social program!

We hope to see you there!

04/19/2016 - 10:21

Workshop - Numerical modeling of rock and soil reinforcement for mining and civil applications.

Announcing the course on Numerical modeling of rock and soil reinforcement for mining and civil applications.

Date: Sunday, 11th September, 10:30-16:00 (workshop closure before Symposium Welcome Buffet)

Venue: Luleå University of Technology

Course content

  • Basic theory
  • Examples from Itasca softwares in continuum & discontinuum
  • Examples from real projects


Course fee is 900 SEK and includes participation, course material and examples, lunch and coffee. Register early as space is limited!


Previous use or knowledge of any software codes.

Who should attend?

This training course is designed for users with some experience in numerical modeling who may wish to learn more about rock and soil reinforcement

What to bring?

Course attendees will be required to bring their own personal laptops.

Download the course details
10/20/2015 - 08:41

We have updated the website with more information like  conference shedule, keynote speakers etc. You can view these sections under the link Program.

09/25/2015 - 10:51

The Abstract deadline has been extended until 31 October 2015

05/07/2015 - 15:57

The call for abstracts has now opened. Please submit your Abstracts for the Ground Support 2016 conference under the Submit a paper for the conference  box in the left pane.

05/07/2015 - 15:57

The new website for the Ground Support 2016 conference has now been made publically available. New information about the conference will be added soon, so please check back on a regular basis.