Authors | Speakers | Reviewers

Ground Support 2023
10-12 October 2023 | Perth, Western Australia

Ground Support 2023 proceedings editor

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo
Associate Professor and Director, Australian Centre for Geomechanics

Since obtaining a BEng (Civil) and MEng (Geotechnical) from The University of Pretoria, Johan has been involved in geotechnical engineering in open pit and underground environments throughout 14 countries. He commenced his career in 1998 as a geotechnical engineer at SRK Consulting in Johannesburg where his experience included open pit and underground projects in varying geotechnical conditions. In 2005 he was awarded a PhD (Geotechnical) from The University of Pretoria. Johan joined the ACG in 2007 as a research fellow. During his time at the ACG, Johan has been involved in research, the supervision of postgraduate students and geotechnical training. He also performs geotechnical and mining-induced seismicity reviews providing him with the valuable opportunity to visit numerous operations worldwide. Johan was instrumental in the development of the mXrap software and many of the software routines and apps available in that platform. Johan is a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He was awarded the SAIMM Gold Medal in 2006 and 2016, and the SAIMM Silver Medal in 2014. In 2019, Johan was appointed director.

Important Dates
Abstract submission:
14 April 2023
Speaker registration deadline:
4 August 2023
Abstract acceptance notification:
21 April 2023
Copyright form submission:
4 August 2023
Draft paper submission:
9 June 2023
Bio notes submission:
4 August 2023
Reviewer feedback:
16 June 2023
PowerPoint presentation:
29 September 2023
Final paper submission:
4 August 2023

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Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

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