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The Symposium will take place at The Kanazawa Theatre "Kanazawa Kagekiza" in Kanazawa City, Japan, which is located on the center of Kanazawa City. It takes about 20 minutes by bus from Kanazawa Station to "Kanazawa Kagekiza". Further information regarding the venue for the meeting can be accessed at: http://www.kagekiza.gr.jp/.

Scope and Topics

Background and Aims

The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM) was founded in 2001 by reorganizing the former Japan Society for Photoelasticity to extend its covering area of Experimental Mechanics not only to Solid Mechanics but also to various areas of Applied Mechanics such as Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Medical Engineering, Biomechanics, Construction and Civil Engineering and so on. The first Symposium was successfully held in Sapporo, Japan (2006) to attain its main purpose of the new establishment. The Symposium was subsequently held in Osaka, Japan (2007), Tainan, Taiwan (2008), Niigata, Japan (2009), Kyoto, Japan (2010), Sendai/Kansai, Japan (2011), Taipei, Taiwan (2012), Sendai, Japan (2013), New Delhi, India (2014), Matsue, Japan (2015) and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2016).

The present Symposium aims to promote an exchange of recent and advanced information among scientists and engineers in the wide field of Experimental Mechanics with special focus on Environmental, Medical and Welfare Engineering. The Symposium is also aimed particularly at promoting communication and collaboration between fundamental researchers and those engaged in the development of practical technology in respective areas of Experimental Mechanics. This Symposium title was updated to The International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics since the 5th ISEM'10-Kyoto, because the areas covered in the Symposium have been expanded as mentioned above.


We welcome papers in the following areas:

(I) Fundamentals
(1) Fluid Dynamics
(2) Multiphase Flow
(3) Thermodynamics
(4) Heat and Mass Transfer
(5) Solid Mechanics / Strength of Materials
(6) Material Engineering
(7) Bioengineering
(8) Civil Engineering
(9) Sound and Vibration
(10) Instrumentation and Testing
(11) Visualization and Image Processing, and others

(II) Applications
(1) Fluid Machinery
(2) Fluid Flow in Micro- and Nano-scales
(3) Environmental Science and Engineering
(4) Advanced Energy and Power Systems
(5) Combustion Technology
(6) Medical and Welfare Engineering
(7) Biomechanics and Biomaterials
(8) Material Processing
(9) Materials Testing and Fracture Mechanics Evaluation
(10) Non-destructive Testing and Inspection
(11) Optical Methods, Thermal Methods and X-ray Techniques
(12) Transducer and Sensor Design
(13) Safety Engineering, Risk Analysis and Reliability Methods
(14) Smart Materials and Structural Health Monitoring
(15) MEMS and NEMS
(16) Recycling
(17) Electronic Packaging
(18) Engineering Education, and others

Abstract and Paper Submission, Selection and Publication

Abstracts of 300-500 words in English should be submitted online at the Symposium website. The abstracts should contain the following:
(1) Title of paper.
(2) Five keywords to describe and categorize the work.
(3) Name, affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number of the author to whom subsequent correspondence should be directed.
(4) Names and affiliations of co-authors, if any.
(5) Background, objective, method, main findings and results.

The abstracts will be used for preliminary screening and planning for the sessions. Accepted abstracts should be submitted in the form of full-length manuscripts for review. Final acceptance will be based on review of the manuscripts. A bound volume of the abstracts and a piece of CD-ROM proceedings of the full-length papers will be available at the Symposium. Authors are invited to submit their papers to Advanced Experimental Mechanics published by the Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics. For more detailed information, please visit the JSEM Website (http://www.jsem.jp/journal/aem).


Abstract submission: May 12, 2017 ------- [Abstract submission]
Notification of abstract acceptance: May 26, 2017
Full-length manuscript submission: July 14, 2017
Notification of full-length manuscript acceptance: August 30, 2017
Final manuscript due: September 22, 2017


Registration by all participants, including invited speakers is mandatory. Please complete the registration form (see the Symposium website), following the instruction given below.

before September 22, 2017after September 23, 2017
Regular Fee: JPY40,000 JPY50,000
Student Fee: JPY10,000 JPY15,000

N.B. Overseas regular participants who have attended the past ISEM series (up to 11th ISEM 2016) more than twice will be given a reward corresponding to JPY 10,000. The reward can be received at the registration desk on site.

The regular fee covers Symposium attendance, a volume of program and abstracts, a piece of CD-ROM proceedings, reception, banquet, excursion and refreshments during coffee breaks. Note that the student fee does not cover either banquet or excursion, but registered accompany persons will be invited to Symposium events.

Technical Exhibition

The Symposium will make plans to exhibit current technologies for instrumentation, diagnosis and products developed by companies, corporations and universities.

Special Poster Session

The special session on poster presentations by students of High Schools and Colleges of Technology will be organized on November 3rd at 12th ISEM'17-Kanazawa, Japan. The detailed information will be posted on the 12th ISEM' 17-Kanazawa Website.

Social Event

Excursion and Banquet
The excursion and banquet will be held on Nov. 3rd. afternoon. The detailed information will be posted on the 12th ISEM' 17-Kanazawa Website.

For Further Information Contact

Professor Masayuki Nakada
E-mail: nakada@neptune.kanazawa-it.ac.jp
Phone: +81-76-274-9255 Fax: +81-76-274-9251
Address: Materials System Research Laboratory, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 3-1 Yatsukaho, Hakusan, 924-0838, Japan

Kanazawa Station (Photo courtesy of Kanazawa-city)

Kanazawa Castle "Kanazawa-jyo" (Photo courtesy of Kanazawa-city)


First Announcement and Call for Papers (PDF)


Organized by:
The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics (JSEM)
Supporting Organizations (tentative):
Asian Society of Experimental Mechanics
The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. (USA)
The British Society for Strain Measurement (UK)
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Japanese Society for Multiphase Flow
The Visualization Society of Japan
Heat Transfer Society of Japan
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
The Japanese Society for Non-destructive Inspection
The Japan Society for Design Engineering
The Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
The Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics
The Japanese Society for Terramechanics (Japan)

Update Information

  • 12th ISEM'17-Kanazawa website was opened. (Aug. 29, 2016)
Last Updated Feb. 20, 2016

The 12th International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics (12th ISEM'17-Kanazawa)