The 10th International Symposium for Social Management Systems 2015 was held in Bandung, Indonesia
The 10th International Symposium on Society for Social Management Systems (SSMS 2015) was conducted from October 26th to 28th, 2015 at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia in conjunction with the 3rd Plano Cosmo International Symposium. The theme of the symposium was “Resilient City, Resilient Region.” Around 100 members and researchers from 10 countries from the Asian region participated, and many domestic researchers, students, government officials of Indonesia also participated in the symposium.
The 10th SSMS, co-sponsored by the Kochi University of Technology (KUT) was remarked as an achievement of the new horizon of Social Management Systems which collaborates with Medical Science and Psychological fields.
At the opening remark on October 26th, Chair of SSMS, Professor of National Taiwan University, and former minister of Taiwan Prof. Jenn-Chuan CHERN announced that contribution of SSMS to Asia’s development had been essential and necessary for further discussions to overcome various issues such as societal and natural environment, natural disasters, global climate change, deteriorating infrastructure, energy security, poverty and sustainable development.
Following the opening session, there were three keynote lectures on October 26th– 1. Mr. Laksda Willem Rampangilei, head of National Disaster Management, Indonesia; 2. Prof. Masahiko Isobe, president of Kochi University of Technology, Japan; 3. Prof. Benedictus Kombaitan Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia.
After the keynote lectures, as much as seven tracks of roundtable discussion were held in parallel by invited lecturers on October 26th－1. Innovative Disaster Mitigation and Management; 2. Environmental Planning and Management; 3. Infrastructure Planning and Management; 4. Food, Water and Energy Security; 5. Regional/City Planning and Management; 6. Methods and Tools in Resilient City and Region, and 7. Institution and Finance
Seven tracks of ordinary sessions were held in parallel on October 26th and 27th, and around 80 presentations were made. Not only researchers but students from various countries also made presentations including students from Kochi University of Technology.
At the plenary session on October 27th (second day), five lectures were invited－ 1．Prof. Tetsuya Ishida, The University of Tokyo, Japan; 2. Fouad Bendimerad, Chairman of the Board of the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative; , U.S.A; 3. Prof. Dilanthi Amaratungga, University of Huddersfield, UK; 4. Prof. Karst Geurs, University of Twente, Netherlands; 5. Prof. Pradono, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia.