Aim and Scope

Recent natural disasters including the Tohoku, Haiti and Chile earthquakes, tsunami, and the volcanic ash disruption to European air space demonstrated that the impact of disaster spread worldwide. Furthermore, the accident at the nuclear power plant triggered  by Tohoku tsunami in Japan have highlighted  difficulties of disaster preparedness. We need to develop multi-hazard, interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, and comprehensive approaches to disaster risk reduction. We also need to rethink the way we design our infrastructure to mitigate disaster loss and to accelerate recovery process.

Conference Themes

  • Hazard mitigation, emergency response and recovery planning
  • Socio-economic strategies for disaster risk reduction
  • Social vulnerability
  • Database and data models development
  • Transportation systems
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Information systems
  • Natural and technological (Natech) disasters

Conference Committees

Conference Chairs Prof. Shoshi Mizokami Kumamoto University, Japan
Conference Co-Chairs Prof. Ryuji Kakimoto
Prof. Fumihiko Yamada
Kumamoto University, Japan
Kumamoto University, Japan


The International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR) is a multi-university international consortium which provides overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for mitigation of the impact of natural disasters and infrastructure renewal and reconstruction projects in tsunami affected or underdeveloped regions.
Kumamoto University is one of Japan's oldest and most prestigious national university. Currently, the university is home to more than 8,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, including 345 international students from 44 countries. For over 100 years our university has been at the forefront of culture, advancing science and technology, and contributing to the development of the Japanese educational system.