The 20th ISGdR, 16-19 August 2022, Kanazawa, Japan (2nd Circular)
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The 20th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Reduction / 20ISGdR


2nd Circular




The 20th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (20th ISGdR) provides an international platform for academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of the reduction of the disasters triggered by geological and geophysical factors on the earth and beyond. The 20th ISGdR marks the 20th Anniversary of the event and will take place on August 16-19, 2022 in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit their original research abstracts or full papers.


Date: August 16 to August 19, 2022

Style: Hybrid Conference

Location: Kanazawa, Japan

Venue: The Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Organizer: International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR)

Supporters: Japan Society of Civil Engineers, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, The Chubu Branch of The Japan Society of Engineering Geology

Sponsors: Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa City, The Maeda Engineering Foundation, Hokuriku Road Research Association (Hokuriku Doro Kenkyukai)


Executive Committee

Honorary chair

Prof. Masakatsu MIYAJIMA

Kanazawa University


Prof. Masaho YOSHIDA

National Institute of Technology, Fukui College

Vice chair

A. Prof. Toshikazu IKEMOTO

Kanazawa University


Asst. Prof. Akira MURATA

Kanazawa University


Prof. Zhen-jiang SHEN

Kanazawa University


A. Prof. Shunichi KOBAYASHI

Kanazawa University


Asst. Prof. Xi XIONG

Kanazawa University


A. Prof. Toshiyuki TAKAHARA

Kanazawa Institute of Technology


Prof. Shuhei TAKEDA

Fukui University of Technology


Prof. Hayato NISHIKAWA

Fukui University of Technology


A. Prof. Yuya YAMATO

National Institute of Technology, Fukui College


Asst. Prof. Yuko SERIKAWA

National Institute of Technology, Fukui College


Dr. Takumi MURATA

Tobishima Corporation




Date: August 16, 2022

Venue: The Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ICGdR Annual Meeting

Date August 16, 2022

Venue: The Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Date: August 17-18, 2022

Venue: The Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry





Key Dates

Call for Abstract & Full Paper

Mon., June 6, 2022

Deadline for Abstract & Full paper Submission

Sun., June 26, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline

Sun., June 26, 2022

Notification of Decisions on Abstract and Full Paper

Tue., July 12, 2022

Deadline for Standard Registration

Sun., July 24, 2022

The 20th ISGdR Symposium

August 16-19, 2022


General Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday, August 16

Registration, 2022 Annual Meeting of ICGdR

Day 2: Wednesday, August 17

Opening and Award Ceremony

Keynote and Invited Lecture

Oral Session

Day 3: Thursday, August 18

Keynote and Invited Lecture

Oral Session

Closing Ceremony

Day 4: Friday, August 19

Technical Tour to Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark



  • Geo-disasters caused by earthquake
  • Geo-disasters and climate change
  • Geo-disasters related to volcanism
  • Geo-disasters caused by human activities
  • Landslides
  • Tsunami
  • Social resilience to disasters
  • New technologies for geo-disaster reduction
  • And other related topics



General Instructions

  • Abstracts and full papers must be written in English.
  • Submitted abstracts and full papers must be original.
  • Author’s name and e-mail address must be supplied properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).
  • Regarding the full paper, it’s not mandatory to submit it.
  • Submit abstracts and full papers to: / Assistant Professor Xi XIONG, Kanazawa University.


Submission Format

The abstract should be a summary of your presentation. Please avoid scientific or engineering symbols, acronyms and bullets. The submission should be typed single-spaced in 12-point type Times New Roman in Microsoft Word file (*.doc/*docx). The length should be no more than 1 page.

We only accept full papers from ICGdR members and each member can only submit one full paper. The paper should be prepared using the template as provided. The length should be no more than 6 pages. Non-members willing to submit a full paper should apply for an ICGdR Individual Membership at least for 2022 by following the membership application procedure on the ICGdR website, i.e., submit an Individual membership application form and pay 100 Euro to ICGdR. All of the submitted full papers will be peer-reviewed.


Receipt Notification

All submission will be confirmed by e-mails. Author does not receive a confirmation email should check the spam folder. In case a confirmation e-mail is not received within 48 hours, please contact:


How to Submit Your Presentation at the Symposium:

For on-site participants, your presentation must be uploaded into the PC/Mac in your lecture room before the start of the session. During your lecture you will be using a Remote Controller for controlling your presentation. Please note that we cannot guarantee the quality of Mac-based presentations. Please check in advance (2 hours before your session starts) to ensure Windows compatibility. All presentations will be deleted after the symposium.

For on-line participants, the Guideline for Participants will be sent via e-mail after you register.

Each presentation will be 15 minutes, followed by 5-minute discussion.



  1. Authors are required to certify that their abstracts or full papers are original and have not been previously published elsewhere. Simultaneous submission to any other conference, workshop or journal is strictly prohibited.
  2. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are strictly prohibited to protect intellectual property rights of others and the authors' own academic reputation.
  3. Authors should take responsibilities for their submissions and must not violate the above regulations.
  4. Submissions that do not meet/follow the conference submission rules and format will be returned for modification.
  5. High-quality papers will be recommended for publication in the ICGdR official journal: Geoenvironmental Disasters.
  6. A small number of outstanding presentations will be selected for conference awards.



All participants should register. There should be at least one registration for one abstract or paper.


Registration Fees

Registration Fee

Early Bird Payment before June 20 2022

Regular Payment after June 19 2022


ICGdR Member

10,000 JPY

12,000 JPY


12,000 JPY

14,000 JPY

Student* and Accompany Person



For on-line participation

ICGdR Member






*Full-time student will be required to present a student ID (or another proof of full-time study) at check-in. Registration fee will be waived for invited speakers.

** Non-Member cannot submit full paper for peer-review.

*** Student and accompany person who want to participate in the technical tour need to pay 3,000 JPY for entrance fee of facilities and lunch.


Registration Fee Includes:

  • Paper presentation
  • Attendance to all technical sessions
  • Symposium materials (program, local information, etc.)
  • Coffee-breaks (lunch is not included)
  • 1-day technical tour with lunch on August 19


Methods of Payment:

Registration fee must be paid in JPY by Bank Transfer. All payments made by bank transfer have to be net of all bank charges. The payer pays the bank charges of their bank, and the beneficiary pays the charges of their bank, if applicable. You can pay your registration fee through a bank transfer as per given information below.


Bank Name: The Fukui Bank, Ltd.

Branch Name: Sabae Branch


Branch Code: 200

Beneficiary Account Number: 6054901

Beneficiary Name: The 20th ji ba n sa i ga i ke i ge n ko ku sa i si n po ji u mu ji tu ko u i i n ka i

Beneficiary Address: Geshicho, Sabae, Fukui 916-8507, Japan


Cancellations and Refunds

The Symposium Secretariat must be notified by e-mail ( about the cancellation of the registration. Telephone cancellation will not be accepted. The appropriate refunds will be made after the Symposium.

The following cancellation conditions apply:

Cancellations received


Cancellations received by 26 June 2022


Cancellations received from 26 June 2022 to 24 July 2022


Cancellations received after 24 July 2022




The receipt as a proof of payment will be issued at the registration desk during the conference. A participation certificate will also be provided.



Asst. Professor Xi XIONG

Kanazawa University, Japan