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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON THE RESTORATION PROGRAM
FROM GIANT EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS

Period: January 22-24, 2008
Venue: Royal Phuket City Hotel, Phuket, Thailand

Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Symposium program is now available.

Pre-registration is now over. You can still make on-site registration at the symposium. If you have any question or request, please contact the conference secretary at sumatra-adm[at]eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

See you all in Phuket!


Field trip: The symposium is planning to conduct a post conference one-day tour to Khao Lak. See the tagged pdf document for details. Please reserve for the trip through Registration page above. The price for the trip is about USD50, but would be subject to change. [pdf version]


Announcement: [pdf-version]
The symposium is to conclude the three year project of gThe Restoration Program from Giant Earthquakes and Tsunamish that started in April 2005. The primary objective of the project is to propose long-term countermeasures against disasters due to giant earthquakes and tsunamis, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. This symposium will bring together leading researchers related to the project, in the field of seismology, civil engineering and social sciences to elaborate the proposal toward ultimate restoration from the earthquake and tsunami disasters in the affected countries due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, and also discuss future development of measures for the mitigation of disasters due to giant earthquakes and tsunamis. Establishing networks of international and interdisciplinary researchers will be encouraged. The symposium venue, Phuket, Thailand, is a world famous beach resort which was devastated by the December 2004 tsunami. The participants will see how the area was affected and how the area has recovered from the disaster. The hotel is located in the city of Phuket and about 12km from Patong Beach. A mid-symposium beach tour to Patong and a post-conference one-day tour will be organized.

Conference Theme
Creating societies safe and secure from earthquake and tsunami hazards

  • Mechanism of giant earthquake and tsunami and its prediction
  • Human resource program for education and outreach
  • Effective use of tsunami warning system and mitigation
  • Restoration program and city planning after the giant earthquake and tsunami
  • Other related subjects

    Important Deadlines

  • Abstract submissionF@November 30 (Friday), 2007
  • Acceptance notices issued: Mid-December, 2007
  • Deadline for Pre-registration: November 30 (Friday), 2007

    For further enquiries and more information on symposium registration, please e-mail to sumatra-adm[at]eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

    Submission guidelines
    A two page abstract should be submitted. Template for the abstract can be downloaded. The following information should be clearly stated on the first page.

  • Title and optional subtitle of the paper
  • Author names
  • Affiliations of Authors
  • Postal addresses of all authors and an e-mail address of the contact author

    The author that presents the paper should be underscored. For the purpose of editing, the usage of a standard word processor such as Microsoft WORD is strongly recommended. The collected abstracts will be edited and distributed at the symposium.

    Detailed instructions for abstract format are as follows:

  • Paper size: A4 (210mm x 297mm) or U.S letter size (8 1/2"x 11")
  • Headings: Title, author(s)' name(s), affiliation(s), and postal address(es) for the authors to be aligned left. E-mail of the contact author should be included.
  • Typing area: Single spaced in 154mm x 225mm (or 6" x 8 7/8"), with margins of 28mm (1 1/4") at the left, and 25mm(1") at the top of the paper
  • Length: Two pages (In order to align the page format, NOT ONE PAGE BUT TWO PAGES of abstract is strongly recommended) .
  • Font: gPalatino Linotypeh will be used for print. Similar fonts such as gTimes New Romanh or gCenturyh are allowed but will be converted to gPalatino Linotypeh in editing.
  • Characters: Title(14pt, Bold), Authors(12pt, Bold), Affiliations(12pt), Text(10.5pt)
  • One or more figures are allowed to insert in the abstract with proper layouts and captions.
  • Language: English

    Collected abstracts will be edited for printing the abstract book. Send the abstract to the symposium secretary as an attached electronic document. Full paper will be collected for the symposium proceedings. More detailed announcements will be notified later.

    Program (tentative)
    January 22(Tue) 9:00 - Registration
    9:30 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony
    10:15 - 11:00 Keynote lecture (1)
    11:05 - 11:50 Keynote lecture (2)
    11:50 - 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 14:30 Session 1-1
    14:30 - 14:45 Break
    14:45 - 16:15 Session 1-2
    16:15 - 16:30 Break
    16:30 - 18:00 Session 1-3
    18:30 - 19:30 Reception
    January 23 (Wed) 8:30 - Registration
    9:00 - 10:30 Session 2-1
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 12:15 Session 2-2
    12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:00 Session 3-1
    15:00 - 15:15 Break
    15:15 - 16:45 Session 3-2
    16:45 - 17:00 Break
    17:00 - 18:00 Session 3-3
    18:30 - 21:30 Short beach tour and dinner
    January 24 (Thr) 8:30 - Registration
    9:00 - 10:30 Session 4-1
    10:30 - 10:45 Break
    10:45 - 12:15 Session 4-2
    12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 15:00 Wrap-up session 1: General Discussion
    15:00 - 15:15 Break
    15:15 - 16:30 Wrap-up session 2: Adoption of resolution
    16:30-17:00 Closing ceremony

    Field excursion
    We plan to set up a post-symposium excursion on January 25 (Friday) to visit the area of tsunami disaster along the Thai coast, if considerable numbers of participants express their interests to participate into the excursion.

    Sponsers (plan)

  • Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
  • Disaster Prevention Research Forum
  • National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
  • National Institute of Advanced@Industrial Science and Technology
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Science Council of Japan/Science Council of Asia

    Symposium Secretary
    Professor Teruyuki Kato
    Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
    1-1, Yayoi 1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032 Japan
    Phone: +81-3-5841-5730 Fax: +81-3-5689-7234
    E-mail: teru@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp