Submission of ABSTRACT:  17 July 2017  Extended deadline: 31 July 2017
Notification of Acceptance:   14 August 2017
Submission of FULL PAPER:  31 August 2017
Last day of Early Registration:   31 August 2017


Urban safety and environmental management are challenges for any country in the world today. Scientists, researchers, academics and politicians from universities, institutions, governments and societies are working together to find new solutions to these global issues. Recognizing the importance, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, and International Center for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS) at Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) are co-organizing “The 16th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (USMCA2017)” during November 26-28, 2017 in Sendai, Japan, as a side event of International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017 “World Bosai Forum.” The USMCA has been held for 15 times in different cities in Asia, and this will be a good opportunity to see current conditions of the coastal areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

< History of USMCA >

2016 Tacloban, the Philippines  2008 Beijing, China
2015 Kathmandu, Nepal 2007 Dhaka, Bangladesh
2014 Yangon, Myanmar 2006 Phuket, Thailand
2013 Hanoi, Vietnam 2005 Singapore
2012 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2004 Agra, India
2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand 2003 Tokyo, Japan
2010 Kobe, Japan 2002 Bangkok, Thailand
2009 Incheon, Korea

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The symposium will focus on the following subjects and keywords for urban safety and environmental management:
1. Urban Safety & Disaster Mitigation
      a. Risk assessment
      b. Disaster mitigation and urban planning
      c. Early warning
      d. Emergency response
      e. Disaster management
      f. Recovery and rehabilitation
2. Infrastructure Management
      a. Life cycle and stock management
      b. Construction materials and technology
      c. Maintenance and sustainability
3. Environment Informatics
      a. Climate change
      b. Water resources
      c. Biodiversity
      d. Transportation
      e. GIS / remote sensing
4. Special Session
      2011 Great East Japan Earthquake recovery & reconstruction

Organized by

International Research Institute of Disaster Science(IRIDeS),Tohoku University

International Center for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS) Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) The University of Tokyo, Japan