Program (overview) is now available. For more detail, please visit the page "program". According to this, you can discuss with the travel agency for your travel schedule to Hirosaki. Please remember that, around the time of conference, we do have many festival in North-east Japan so that not only the hotel but also the ground transportation should be quite tight. It would be highly possible that little seat is left fot Shinkan-sen, Flight, Bus etc: earliest booking of ground transportation is also highly recommended.
Hotel researvation is now available. For more detail, please visit the page "venue & accommodations". Please aware that we have limited number of rooms researved for ISSM deligates: the room is assigned by "first-come-first-serve" basis. If all rooms are booked, it would be quite difficult to find the place to stay nearby the conference site. To avoid this, early action to book the room is highly recommended (note that we will hold the room until June 6th as informed).
ISSM-7 exective committee decided to extend the deadline of submission one month; namely, till end of April, 2013.
Please submit your contributed paper to ISSM-7!
ISMC (International Scale Modeling Committee) has selected the following two issues seriously-considered for the present symposium, namely, (1) scale modeling for safety management/design, and (2) scale modeling for energy-saving strategy.
Based on this decision, exective committee decided to open the special session;
Scale Modeling on Natural Disaster
Facing on severe structural and environmental dameges caused by huge earthquake in 2011 (March eleventh), now is the time to reconsider the strategy to manage such natural disaster with assistance of scale modeling apporach. Any related work on this field is encouraged to join to the symposium and let us discuss together the future direction in a right way.
ISMC (International Scale Modeling Committee) has been decided to publish
the book including the selected papers accepted to present at ISSM-6 (2009) and
This article is considered as the continuous version of "Progress in Scale Modeling (PSM)" published at 2008 from Springer (ISBN: 978-1-4020-8682-3), including the selected papers presented at the past ISSMs (first to fifth). PSM is known as unique and only research article to deal with variety of scale modeling problems in the vast subjects. Selective procedure to this book will be started after this symposium by editorial committee (Detail publication process will be announced to each potential personel). We highly encourage your contribution to this article through the submission to ISSM-7.
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
Akihiko ITO, Prof. Dr.
International Scale Modeling Committee Member
Professor in Graduate School of Science and Technology
1-bunkyocho Hirosaki-shi Aomori-ken 036-8560, JAPAN
chair (honorary): Kozo Saito, Tennessee Valley Authority Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
chair: Akihirko Ito, Prof. Dr., Hirosaki University, Japan
Secretary-General: Hiroyuki Torikai, Prof. Dr., Hirosaki University, Japan; Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Hokkaido University, Japan
Nelson Akafuah, Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan Ali, Dr. PE., Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
John Baker, Prof. Dr., The University of Alabama, USA
Heng Ban, Prof. Dr. PE, Utah State University, USA
Keng Hoo Chuah, Dr., Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Malaysia
Ritsu Dobashi, Prof. Dr., The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mark Finney, Dr., Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, USA
Jun'ichi Furukawa, Prof. Dr., Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology, Japan
Belal Gharaibeh, Prof. Dr., University of Jordan, Jordan
Hong G. Im, Prof. Dr., King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Tadashi Konishi, Prof. Dr., Oita National College of Technology, Japan
Genichiro Kushida, Prof. Dr., Aichi Instituite of Technology, Japan
Tianxiang Li, Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Naian Liu, Prof. Dr., University of Science and Technology of China, China
Junichi Nakagawa, Dr., Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp., Japan
Vedha Nayagam, Dr., NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Abraham Salazar, Dr., Giffin Inc. Michigan, USA
Kozo Sekimoto, PE.Jpn, Sekimoto SE Engineering, Japan
Kazunori Kuwana, Prof. Dr., Yamagata University, Japan (chair)
Mitsutomo Hirota, Prof. Dr., Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Tamio Ida, Prof. Dr., Kinki University, Japan
Hiroyuki Ito, Prof. Dr., Kanagawa University, Japan
Hiroyasu Saito, Prof. Dr., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Takashi Tsuruda, Prof., Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Richard KK Yuen, Prof. Dr., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Advisory Board: (alphabetic order)
Toshisuke Hirano, Pres. Dr., Chiba Institute of Science, Japan
James Quintiere, J.L. Bryan Prof(Emeritus). Dr., University of Maryland, USA
Tadao Takeno, Prof.(Emeritus) Dr., Nagoya University, Japan
Forman A Williams, Prof. Dr., University of California, San Diego, USA