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8th symposium on disaster mitigation of cultural heritage and historical cities

  • Type: Meeting or Conference
  • Date: 05 Jul 2014 (tentative)
  • Location: Japan (Kyoto)
  • Venue: Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus
  • Language: Japanese


Challenges in protecting cultural heritage sites and historical cities from natural and man-made disasters still require immediate attention and ideas for solutions. 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.

Call for Presentation Papers

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

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

Refer to our homepage (http://www.rits-dmuch.jp).
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.


Friday, April 18, 2014

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 16, 2014 (Fri). 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.

Deadline for Final Papers: Friday May 30, 2014

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 Kitamach
i, 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.rits
umei.ac.jp We
bsite: http://

Additional information



  • Themes:Cultural Heritage, Disaster Risk Management, Structural Safety
  • Countries/Regions:Japan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/36712

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