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The 21st International Summer Symposium in 2019

The International Summer Symposium (ISS) provides a platform for international students and engineers to present, discuss and exchange their research interest in English. It consists of paper presentations, a half day workshop, and Networking Recepiton.

The 21st ISS will be held on 3 and 4 September 2019 as part of Common Sessions of 2019 JSCE Annual Meeting at Kagawa University Saiwai-cho Campus.

We look forward to your participation.


=> Photos of the ISS in 2017 and 2018.

               Paper  Presentation(2017)                     International Workshop for Young Civil Engineers(2018) 


September 3-4,  2019

Venue (Tentative)

・Kagawa University, Saiwai-cho campus (Paper Presentation)
Access: https://www.kagawa-u.ac.jp/english/22410/campus-mapaccess/22412/別ウィンドウで開きます

・香川社会福祉総合センター(International Workshop for Young Civil Engineers  )
Access: http://www.kagawa-swc.or.jp/home/home.htm別ウィンドウで開きます


・Paper Presentation
    Date: September 3-4,  2019
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00
    Room: TBA

・International Workshop for Young Civil Engineers (WS)
    Date: September 3, 2019
    Time: 13:00 - 17:00
    Room: TBA
    WS Theme: 「When a Mega Disaster Strikes...- How would you respond if you were a mayor?-」
    WS Outline: This workshop provides participants with the same experience as mayors in Miyagi Prefecture gained in the workshop held for them half a year before the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. In this workshop, every participant acts as the mayor of a city damaged by a mega disaster. The participants discuss Common Operational Picture (COP) and Incident Action Plan (IAP); what situation should be in the city in a week. Each group makes a report of the goals and response policies of the city as a mayor in the end of workshop.
   ・Maximum Participants: 36 people
    ※If participants capacity reached, selection will be conducted by IAC International Student Network Group.

・Networking Reception
    Date: September 3, 2019
    Time(Tentative): 17:30 - 19:30

How to apply

・Please register and submit your paper in English on the Annual Conference website:
http://committees.jsce.or.jp/zenkoku/ (in Japanese)

※Submission system is in English now! ※Submission website will open March 1, 2019

・Please choose the ‘International Session ((The 21st International Summer Symposium) ) to submit your paper.
・After your submission, JSCE Int'l Activities Center will contact you to confirm your intention of participation in Workshop and Networking Reception.

What's New

3/4 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PAPERS (PDF) ※Updated the submission website


Koji Kevin Arai
International Activities Center, JSCE
E-mail: k-arai@jsce.or.jp
Tel: 03-3355-3452