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WHAT'S NEW
  • Aug. 17, 2009 update program (at-a-glance)
  • July 15, 2009 update accommodation info
  • June 4, 2009 add accommodation info
  • June 1, 2009 DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO JUNE 30
  • May 29, 2009 add comments for Swine Flu in top page
  • May 22, 2009 add invited speakers (Profs. Nagata & Dobasi) in program page
  • Apr. 20, 2009 add cosponsorship in top page
  • Jan. 22, 2009 due date of paper submission is changed (to May 31, 2009)
  • Jan. 7, 2009 registration and paper submission pages are built (supported by Keng)
  • Nov. 21, 2008 edit entire website (suggested by Allison)
  • Nov. 7, 2008 change instruction of paper submission (proposed by program chair)
  • Nov. 1, 2008 minor changes & switch to full-paper submission
  • Oct. 31, 2008 add message from chair
  • Oct. 31, 2008 open ISSM-6 website


  • EXTENSION OF DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION (~ JUNE 30)
    ICSM (international committee of scale modeling) decided to extend deadline of submission from May 31st to June 30th. Please take into account to perticipate ISSM6 in this summer. We all invite you to come to Hawaii and have fruitful discussion on scalem modeling issues.



    SWINE FLU EFFECT ON ISSM6
    ICSM (international committee of scalem modeling) and ISSM6 chairs have been discussed seriously about the effect and treatment on Swine Flu. At this moment, we decide to hold ISSM6 as planned. However, we may make final decision according to the on-time situation. Our decision will be posted on the website (top page, in this section) in a timely manner.
    We would like to ask all possible attendees to ISSM6 to check the status through the website. Thank you for your kind understandings.
    If you have further question and special request on this matter, please do not hesitate to ask symposium office.
    We also would like to all attendees to ISSM6 to prepare well for Swine Flu; preventing spreading is each personnel's responsivility (e.g., prevent cough, wash your hands frequently etc.), just as normal flu treatment.



    MESSAGE FROM CHAIR ON ISMC (INTERNATIONAL SCALE MODELING COMMITTEE)



     Kozo SAITO, Ph.D.
     Director, Institute of Research for Technology Development (IR4TD) &
     Tennessee Valley Authority Professor in Mechanical Engineering
     University of Kentucky
     Lexington, KY 40508-0503 USA

     http://www.engr.uky.edu/me/cfpl/
    Scale modeling covers almost all fields of engineering and is often applied to medicine, meteorology, biology etc. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, Professor Emori (the founder of scale modeling theory) knew there was a need for international communication among a wide range of scale modeling researchers. He initiated the first international symposium on scale modeling in 1988 in Tokyo under the sponsorship of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Following this first successful ISSM, so far five symposia were held (ISSM-2 at Lexington, KY in 1998, ISSM-3 at Nagoya, Japan in 2000, ISSM-4 at Cleveland, OH in 2003, and ISSM-5 at Choshi, Japan in 2005). In 2000, the International Scale Modeling Committee consisted of professionals on scale modeling from a variety of fields, and they decided ISSM should be held every three years. After ISSM-5, a special workshop was proposed to select papers from the past ISSM and collect them in a special ISSM volume: Progress in Scale Modeling, which was published by Springer in August 2008.

    Now it is time to have 6th Symposium (ISSM-6) at Hawaii, Kauai, on September 2009. At this time, Professor Yuji Nakamura from Hokkaido University will be a host to organize the symposium. Any person who is interested in the scale modeling community is welcomed to attend. We are looking forward to getting together and seeing you in Hawaii, 2009.

    MESSAGE FROM CHAIR OF ISSM-6



     Yuji NAKAMURA, Prof. Dr.
     International Scale Modeling Committee Member
     Associate Professor in Division of Mechanical and Space Engineering
     Hokkaido University
     N13 W 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8628 JAPAN

     http://york-me.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/~yuji/index-e.html
    It is pleasure to have the 6th international symposium on scale modeling (ISSM-6) on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii in September 2009. Through the past symposia, the importance of the engineering concept of scale modeling has been addressed and confirmed in various fields and the scale modeling community has spread over the world. Keeping this legacy, in ISSM-6, we welcome any person who is interested to discuss scale modeling issues. Beyond the conventional purpose, such as deeper understanding of fluid dynamics, thermal processes, fire modeling, etc., we would like to have a variety of discussions on the application process as well in this symposium.

    We are sure this symposium brings a lot of merits and impacts all disciplines. Everyone has chance to learn new things through not only the technical sessions but also face-to-face communications/discussions during the "rich" break time, since providing such an atmosphere is one of the important features of this symposium. Please join us and enjoy scale modeling and the wonderful atmosphere that this symposium creates. I look forward to seeing you at Kauai, Hawaii, in 2009.

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ISSM-6


    chair (honorary): Kozo Saito, Tennessee Valley Authority Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky
    chair: Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Hokkaido University
    Secretary-General: Allison Hehemann, Ms., University of Kentucky

    Executive committee:
    John Baker, Prof. Dr., University of Alabama (program)
    Keng Chuah, Dr., University of Kentucky (proceedings, website)
    Genichiro Kushida, Prof. Dr., Aichi Instituite of Technology (program)
    Kazu Kuwana, Prof. Dr., Yamagata University (program, chair)
    Vedha Nayagam, Dr., NASA Glenn Research Center (public relation)
    Kozo Sekimoro, Pres., Sekimoto SE Engineering (printed matter, public relation)
    Peter B Sunderland, Prof. Dr., University of Maryland (public relation)

    Publication committee:
    Akihiko Ito, Prof. Dr., Hirosaki University (chair)
    Heng Ban, Prof. Dr. PE., Utah State University
    Tamio Ida, Prof. Dr., Kinki University
    Junichi Nakagawa, Dr., Nippon Steel Co. Ltd.
    Richard KK Yuen, Prof. Dr., City University of Hong Kong
    Takashi Tsuruda, Dr., National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster
    Tadashi Konishi, Prof. Dr., Oita National College of Technology

    Advisory Board: (alphabetic order)
    Toshi Hirano, Pres. Dr., Chiba Institute of Technology
    James Quintiere, J.L. Bryan Prof. Dr., University of Maryland
    Tadao Takeno, Prof.(Emeritus) Dr., Nagoya University
    Forman A Williams, Prof. Dr., University of California, San Diego