The Engineering Geology Group of ETH Zurich, in association with an international advisory board, are organizing a conference on Progressive Rock Failure (PRF) and time-dependent aspects of rock mass damage and strength degradation. Addressing these key challenges offers a unique and exciting opportunity to bring together a range of participants from the rock mechanics, engineering geology, material sciences and geomorphology communities.

The conference will be held from the 5th-8th of June, 2017 at Ascona, Switzerland and will include three days of talks and discussions from international experts. Additionally, there will be one day of integrated field excursion, and (tentatively) a workshop on the practical implementation of PRF in numerical models on June 9th.

Details of the conference program, pre-registration and requirements for travel award applications are available on the conference website The contact e-mail address of the Organizing Committee is


Start Date
05 June 2017

End Date
08 June 2017

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Ascona, Switzerland