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The Eleventh Taiwan - Korea - Japan Joint Seminar on Earthquake Engineering for Building Structures (SEEBUS 2009)

Date: December 3 - 5, 2009
Venue: Katsura Hall, Katsura Campus, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by:
the organizing committee for SEEBUS 2009

Number of attendants: 72

Report 041


The purpose of the Joint Seminar is to bring together researchers and experts from Taiwan, Korea and Japan to discuss the most recent developments on earthquake engineering for building structures. The coordinators hope that the proceedings will form valuable basis for further developments in this important field of structural engineering and in serving the public.


The seminar started with the welcome address of Prof. Minehiro Nishiyama, a coordinator from Japan, which was followed by the opening addresses of Prof. Sung-Gul Hong and Prof. Cheng-Chih Chen, coordinators from Korea and Taiwan, respectively.
The total number of participants was 72 (11 from Taiwan, 17 from Korea, 44 from Japan including 8 professors and 25 students from Kyoto University). Approximately ten paper presentations were given by the participants from each of the three countries. The research field included concrete building structures, steel and composite building structures, vibration control, computation and networking, and fire resistance.
The three keynote lectures were given by Prof. Dong-Guen LEE from Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Prof. Shyh-Jiann HWANG from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, and Prof. Shunsuke Otani, professor emeritus of University of Tokyo.
A banquet closed the seminar, in which the 2009 SEEBUS award for the most excellent presentation and best paper was given to Prof. Atsushi Sato from Kyoto University. The next seminar will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.