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Report of the 10st International Summer Symposium

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2008
Venue: JSCE Headquarters

The Tenth International Summer Symposium organized by the International Activities Committee of JSCE (Chair: Prof. Osamu Kusakabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology) was held at the Headquarters of JSCE, Tokyo, on September 18, 2008. The symposium is held annually so as to provide an opportunity to exchange information and ideas associated with various aspects of civil engineering among international students and engineers, including Japanese. Another objective of the symposium is to promote international exchange and mutual understanding between international communities and Japanese students and engineers.

The symposium started in 1999 and has received high reputation as a valuable opportunity for exchanges among students and engineers in English. From this year, a full paper review process was introduced to enhance quality of paper. The Tenth Summer Symposium was supported by the International Scientific Exchange Fund, JSCE.

The number of attendants of the symposium was 100 (international students/engineers: 57; Japanese students/engineers: 43). This year's keynote lectures were given by Prof. Tomoya Shibayama, Yokohama National University, titled "Risk Management in Coastal Area - Protection against Tsunami and Storm Surge -" and Prof. Hanbin Ge, Meijo University, titled "Inspection Activities on Damaged Bridges in Seismic Region of Wenchuan Earthquake." These lectures served as a reference very much for the international students and help them have a vision for future.

Moreover, there were a total of 60 technical presentations from 7 areas in civil engineering (i.e., A. Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering: 12; B. Hydraulic, Coastal and Environmental Engineering: 3; C. Geotechnical Engineering: 22; D. Infrastructure Planning and Management: 6; E. Materials, Concrete Structures and Pavements: 6; F. Construction Management and Engineering: 6; G. Environmental Systems and Engineering: 5). The symposium was brought to a close with the Reception where there were lively exchanges between the participants. The "Certificate of Excellence" was awarded, during this reception, to 13 speakers for their outstanding papers and presentations.

The award winners are: Tamura Hiroshi(Yokohama National University)/ Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan(Nagoya University)/ Suntoyo(Tohoku University)/ Nguyen Hoang Giang(Saitama University)/ Laddu Indika Nalin De Silva(University of Tokyo)/ KARUNARATHNA ANURUDDA KUMARA(Saitama University)/ Sanjay Kumar Jha(Saitama University)/ LEE Jina(University of Tokyo)/ Ahmed Ibrahem MOSA(University of Tokyo)/ MATSUNAGA Takako(Saitama University)/ Dorji Cheki(Yokohama National University)/ Dinh Van Hiep(Saitama University)/ SHARIF MONIRUZZAMAN SHIRAZI(Saitama University).

This symposium was closed with a promise to meet again in the Eleventh International Summer Symposium to be held next year.

(Hitoshi Yamada, Chair, Organizing Committee of the Tenth International Summer Symposium, JSCE)

The award winners with Prof. Kusakabe