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Announcement for the “11th Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities” and Call for Presentation Papers

DateJuly 1, 2017 (Sat)
Deadline for Paper SubmissionsApril 17, 2017 (Mon)
Notice of Review ResultsMay 15, 2017 (Mon)
Deadline for Final PapersMay 29, 2017 (Mon)

Challenges in protecting cultural heritage sites and historical cities from natural and man-made disasters still require immediate attentions and ideas for the resolutions. This year, the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University will once again host the "Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities" and hold debates pertaining to disaster mitigation for cultural heritage sites and historical cities.

We are soliciting both refereed papers and non-refereed reports in accordance with the guidelines below and welcome your submissions.

For more details of the application, please click here (PDFダウンロード)(printable)

Host

Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University

Symposium Date/Time

July 1, 2017 (Sat) 9:30-18:00 (tentatively scheduled)
*The symposium will be conducted in Japanese.

Location

Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus (scheduled)

Participation/Submission Fee

Free

Topics Solicited

New papers and reports pertaining to research and case studies on protecting cultural heritage sites and historical cities from natural and man-made disasters: 1) Disaster mitigation technology for cultural heritage sites, 2) Historical disasters and disaster reduction knowledge, 3) Disaster mitigation plans for historical cities, 4) Man-made and animal damage to cultural heritage sites, 5) Policies for the continuance and preservation of historical cities and cultural heritage sites, and 6) International cooperation and outreach regarding disaster mitigation at cultural heritage sites.

Submission Guidelines

One submission shall be 4-8 pages (however, total shall be even-numbered), and the final copy of the manuscript shall be offset printed on A4-sized paper.

Presentation Papers Japanese WORD(WORDダウンロード) PDF(PDFダウンロード)
English WORD(WORDダウンロード) PDF(PDFダウンロード)
Application Sheet Japanese EXCEL(EXCELダウンロード)
English EXCEL(EXCELダウンロード)

Deadline

April 17, 2017 (Mon) (Japanese Standard Time)

Refereed Papers and Reports

This symposium seeks academic research articles, investigations, and case study reports.
“Papers” shall be reviewed by two referees who will examine them from the standpoints of novelty, utility, quality and reliability. Submitters may be asked to provide revisions regarding any questions or unclear points found during the review process. The result of the judgment will be notified around May 15, 2017 (Mon). You may receive the request of revisions and comments as well.
“Reports” shall not be reviewed, but we will check the topic, format, etc. and may request revisions.
We may refuse your presentation and publication in case your paper or report does not suit solicitation topics and formats excessively deviate from the assigned one.

Deadline for Final Papers

May 29, 2017 (Mon) (Japanese Standard Time)

Send completed manuscripts (with the requested revisions appropriately made) via postal or electronic mail by the deadline.

Program/Participating Application

Outline of the program and information for participating application are scheduled to be posted on the Institute website.
Presentations are scheduled for ten minutes per session.

Manuscript Submission Address/Inquiries

Secretariat of Symposium,
Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University
Address: 58, Komatsubara Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan 603-8341
TEL: +81-(0)75-467-8801 (9:30 - 17:00 on weekdays)
FAX: +81-(0)75-467-8825
E-mail: heritage@st.ritsumei.ac.jp