23 - 26 April 2019, Hong Kong SAR

About 5IWRP

The main aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and discuss progress in measurement, modeling, and inversion of rock physics, with an emphasis on multi-physics and the stress-dependency of different physical properties. Theoretical developments, laboratory experiments and digital simulations will be covered for all applications, from resource characterization to CO2 storage. The workshop offers a potential for linking these branches together. The following broad themes will be covered at the 5th IWRP:

  • Anisotropic rock physics
  • Elastic and flow behavior of fractures and their characterizations
  • Static-dynamic behavior of rocks and geomechanics
  • Digital rocks and their applications
  • Role of machine learning in rock physics modelling and their applications
We seek papers covering the above topics, and will also consider papers with more general rock physics themes.

In keeping with the spirit of prior workshops, registration fees will be kept low and participation will be limited to around 100 participants. Limited student discounts will be available.

There are sponsorship opportunities for interested companies.

Call for papers

The Call for Papers is open from 1 August, 2018 through 15 October, 2018. Prospective participants are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 2 pages using the provided template.

The abstract should be sent to: abstract.5iwrp2019@yahoo.com. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent out in December.

Hosted by

  • Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)


  • Arthur Cheng (National University of Singapore)
  • Teng-fong Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Technical Program Committee

  • Ludmila Adam (The University of Auckland)
  • Angus Best (National Oceanography Centre)
  • Dave Dewhurst (CSIRO)
  • Luca Duranti (Chevron)
  • Xinding Fang (Southern University of Science and Technology)
  • Ahmed Riza Ghazali (PETRONAS)
  • Tongcheng Han (China University of Petroleum, East China)
  • Rune Holt (NTNU)
  • Munish Kumar (TOTAL, Singapore)
  • Laurent Louis (New England Research)
  • Hitoshi Mikada (Kyoto University)
  • Mark Sams (Ikon Science)
  • Steve Sun (Columbia University)
  • Tianfu Xu (Jilin University)
  • Gang Yu (BGP)
  • Stanislav Glubokovskikh (Curtin University)