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Report of the 3rd International Summer Symposium

Date: 8 August 2001
Venue: The University of Tokyo

The Third International Summer Symposium organized by the International Activities Committee of JSCE, was held at The University of Tokyo,Hongo Campus, on 8 August, 2001.

The symposium was held annually so as to provide an opportunity to exchange information and ideas concerned with various aspects of civil engineering among international students and engineers, including Japanese. The objective of the symposium is also to promote international exchange and mutual understanding between international communities and Japanese students and engineers.

The symposium started in 1999 and has had a high reputation as a valuable opportunity for exchanges among students and engineers in English.

The number of attendants of the symposium was 165 (international students/ engineers: 93; Japanese students/engineers: 48; chairpersons/keynote lecturer/committee members: 24). There were a total of 90 technical presentation from 7 areas in civil engineering, including the keynote lecture given by Mr. Minoru Hirano, Director of Japan Highway Services, title "The Development of a National Expressway Network in Japan and its Future Prospects".

The symposium was brought to a close with the Get-Acquainted Reception where there were lively and friendly exchanges between the participants. The "Certificate of Excellence" was awarded during this reception to 14 speakers for their outstanding papers and presentations. The award winners are:

  • Atsuko Teramoto (Nagoya University)
  • Chakree Bamrungwong (Saitama University)
  • Ian Celebrado Espada (The University of Tokyo)
  • Khalid Farooq (The University of Tokyo)
  • Mohamed Abdel-Basset Abdo (The University of Tokyo)
  • Mughal Habib-ur-Rehman (The University of Tokyo)
  • Munawwar Ali Khan (The University of Tokyo)
  • Riaz-ul-Islam (Saitama University)
  • Seyed Mohammad Reza Alavi Moghaddam (The University of Tokyo)
  • Thirapong Pipatpongsa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Thirugnanasuntharan Aravinthan (DPS Bridge Works Co., Ltd.)
  • Wael A. Zatar (Saitama University)
  • Wanchai Yodsudjai(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Yafeng Yin (The University of Tokyo)

The symposium closed with a promise to meet again in the Fourth International Summer Symposium to be held in Kyoto next year.

(Xuehui AN, Secretary General, Organizing Committee of the Third International Summer Symposium, JSCE)