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The 15th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction

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The 15th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (15th IS-GdR) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of the reduction of the disasters triggered by geological and geophysical phenomena on the earth and beyond.

15th IS-GdR will take place on 25-30 August 2017 in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts

♦ Date:

25-30 August 2017

♦ Organizers:

• Project Center on Natural Disasters Reduction, Shimane University, Matsue, Japan
• Joint International Center on Natural Hazard (JIC-Nh) of Shimane University, Beijing University of Technology and the University of Florence
• International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR)

♦ Co-organizers:

• Research Centre on Landslide, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
• OKI Islands UNESCO Glibal Geopark Office

♦ Sponsors:

• Electric Technology Research Foundation of Chugoku.

♦ Organizing Committee

Chair Persons:
Toshitaka Kamai (Director, Research Center on landslides, DPRI, Kyoto University)
Fawu Wang (Director, Project Center on Natural Disasters Reduction, Shimane University)

Vice Chair Persons:
Fuchu ai (Beijing University of Technology, China)
Sandro Moretti (University of Florence, Italy)
Kazuhiro Nobe (OKI Islands UNESCO Global Geopark Office, Japan)

Committee Members:
Andreas Auer, Shunsuke Endo, Akira Hamasaki, Hiroaki Hayashi, Toshiaki Irizuki, Masayuki Ishii, Hiroaki Ishiga, Atsunori Isomura, Atsushi Kamei, Hisahi Murakami, Maranori Nagamatsu, Shigefumi Okamoto, Tetsuya Sakai, Ikuo Tasaka, Miki Tasaka

♦ Academic Advisory Committee

Chair Persons:
Yasunao Hattori (President of Shimane University, Japan)
Masaru Kitaura (Professor, Emeritus of Kanazawa University, Japan)

Yukikuni Akishige (Vice President of Shimane University, Japan)
Jingshan Bo (President of China Institute of Disaster Prevention, China)
Scott F. Burns (President of IAEG)
Paolo Canuti (Holder of UNESCO Chair on the Prevention and Sustainable Management of Geo-hydrological Hazards, Italy)
Masahiro Chigira (Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan)
Peng Cui (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Xiuli Du (Vice President of Beijing University of Technology, China)
Thomas Glade (University of Vienna, Austria)
Fausto Guzzetti (National Research Council, Rome, Italy)
Manchao He (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Chuntang Hou (Deputy Director of Institute of Geomechanics, CAGS, China)
Runqiu Huang (Director of the State Key laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironmental Protection)
Zhilin Li (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)
Dwikorita Karnawati (Vice President of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
Lei Nie (School of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, China)
Jianbing Peng (School of Geology Engineering and Geomatics, Chang’an University, China)
Bin Shi (School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, China)
Nicolas Sitar (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Baitao Sun (Director of Institute of Engineering Mechanics, CEA, China)
Huiming Tang (Vice President of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)
Sijing Wang (Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering)
Faquan Wu (Secretary-General of IAEG)
Koetsu Yamazaki (President of Kanazawa University, Japan)
Yueping Yin (President of International Consortium on Landslides)
Endi Zhai (Chief Engineer for Civil Works, China Three Gorges Corporation)

♦ Academic Committee

Chair Person:
Masakatsu Miyajima

Vice Chair Persons:
Matteo Berti, Nicola Casagli, Guangqi Chen, Qiangong Cheng, Ranjan Kumar Dahal, Faisal Fathani, Hans-Balder Havenith, Bin He, Siming He, Yu Huang, Michel Jaboyedoff, Yonggang Jia, Wenxing Jian, Hengxing Lan, Tonglu Li, Qiuhua Liang, Ko-Fei Liu, Toshitaka Kamai, Hyuck-Jin Park, Wei Shan, Jun Shen, Alexander Strom, Joong Ho Synn, Huiming Tang, Binod Tiwari, Vit Vilimek, Fawu Wang, Patrick Wassmer, Mike Winter, Qingbai Wu, Qiang Xu, Weilin Xu, Masaho Yoshida

Committee Members:
Netra Prakash Bhandary, Guangzhu Cao, Byung-Gon Chae, Fuchu Dai, Zili Dai, Jianhui Deng, Xuanmei Fan, Yong Hong, Mingjian Hu, Bolin Huang, Jianhui Long, Tingkai Nian, Xiangjun Pei, Shengwen Qi, Wenhao Qi, Jusong Shi, Kun Song, Lijun Su, Ping Sun, Huabin Wang, Aiguo Xing, Chong Xu, Yan Xu, Hufeng Yang

♦ Secretariat

Zili Dai, Tetsuya Kogure, Kiyoshi Masumoto, Hideki Mukoyoshi, Kumiko Nakatsuji, Hirokazu Sato, Toshihide Shibi, Kun Song, Hufeng Yang, Shuai Zhang, Lu Zheng


♦ Key Dates

Call for Abstracts 15 March 2017
Deadline for abstract submission 15 April 2017
Notifications of Abstract Decisions, Registration and Accommodations Open 20 April 2017
Online registration and accommodation open 21 April 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline 15 June 2017
Deadline for standard registration 30 June 2017
The 15th IS-GdR Symposium 25-30 August 2017

♦ Topics

• 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

♦ Time table

Friday, 25 August 2017


Whole day


Ice break party


Saturday, 26 August 2017

Move to Oki Island


Matsue →

Oki Island

Field investigation on Landslides


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Field investigation on Volcanic activities


Oki Island

 → Matsue

Field investigation on Coastline erosion


Come back to Matsue


Annual Meeting of ICGdR


Monday, 28 August 2017

Opening Ceremony



High Level Forum


Keynote Lectures 1


Coffee break


Keynote Lectures 2


Welcome Banquet


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Invited Lecture 1


Matsue →


Coffee Break


Invited Lecture 2


Young Researcher Forum 1


Coffee Break


Young Researcher Forum 2


Move to Kyoto University


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Keynote Lecture 3



Invited Lecture 3


Young Researcher Forum 3


Visit the laboratory in Kyoto University


Closing ceremony




Registration will be open as of 1 May 2017. Registration should be completed at the latest by 15 July 2017.
Note: All participants should register. There should be at least one registration for each paper.

♦ Registration Fees

Registration Fee Early-Bird Payment

before 31 May 2017

Regular Payment

After 1 June 2017

ICGdR Member 25,000 JPY 30,000 JPY
Non-Member 30,000 JPY 35,000 JPY
Student* 13,000 JPY 18,000 JPY
Accompanying person 10,000 JPY 15,000 JPY

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

♦ Registration Fee Includes:

• Paper presentation
• Attendance to all technical sessions
• Conference program
• Name badge
• Symposium materials including Book of Abstracts
• Conference bag
• Certificate of presentation
• Certificate of attendance
• Lunches and coffee-breaks
• Banquet
• Ice break party

♦ What is not covered by the fee?

Field Trip to Oki Island, 25,000 JPY / per person (Hotel fees are included).
Bus to Kyoto University, around 6,180 JPY / per person.

♦ Certificate

*[Certificate of Presentation or Certificate of Attendance]

A certificate of attendance includes participant’s name and affiliation, certifying the participation in the symposium. Oral presenters will receive a certificate of presentation from the session chair after their presentations or at the end of the session. Poster presenters will receive a certificate of presentation from the conference staff at the end of their poster session.

♦ Cancellations and Refunds

The Symposium Secretariat must be notified by e-mail ( or Fax (+81-852-32-6469) 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 Refund
Cancellations received by 15 June 2017 100%
Cancellations received from 16 June 2017 to 31 July 2017 50%
Cancellations received after 1 August 2017 0%


♦ Methods of Payment

Registration fees must be paid in JPY by one of the following methods: Credit Card, Cash.


Terrsa, Matsue
Address: 478-18, Asahi-cho, Matsue, Shimane 690-0003, Japan
(West side of North Exit of JR Matsue Station)

O-baku Plaza, Uji Campus, Kyoto University
Address: Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

♦ Trip

• Accommodations

Ichibata Hotel



Green Rich Hotel Matsue Ekimae


Hotel Keihan Kyoto GRANDE
No.31 Nishi-Yamao-cho, Higashi-kujyo, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8003
Tel: 075-661-0321

♦ Visa & Invitation Letters

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter Japan generally must first obtain an entry visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
A Letter of Invitation is a proof that your paper submission and registration application are accepted by the conference committee board. It will be stated in English and may help with your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa.
Letters of invitation for Visa applications can be provided by the Symposium Secretariat. Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be sent to participants who have completed the registration process.
Visa applications are not the responsibility of the Symposium. Please ensure that you submit your application to the appropriate Embassy in good time. Letters of invitation WILL NOT be issued after 15 July 2017.
Please visit The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website for information and regulations about your visa application:

Socializing Event

Tour Schedule
09:00-17:00, 26 August 2017

Tour Rates
20,000 JPY per person

Reservation and Payment Deadline
1 August 2017

√ Contact Us

• 15th IS-GdR Secretariat

• Shimane University
Tel: +81 852 32 9878
Fax: +81 852 32 6469
Add: 1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504, Japan

• Kyoto University
Research Center on Landslides
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan

  • IUGS
  • IAEG
  • GRF
  • Geoenvironmental Disasters