IASS 2016 TOKYO

The IASS, founded by Eduardo Torroja in 1959, has as its goal the achievement of further progress through an interchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane, and shell structures. The IASS has been continuing its international activity for more than fifty years.


One of the remarkable features of the spatial structures is its structural efficiency. Therefore, they are used where or when large lightweight structures are needed. Bridges or large covered public facilities are the typical examples. Numerous spatial structures constructed in the 20th century are now facing to the maintenance problems. New constructions, still energetically going in some countries in the world, are requiring further efficiency and environmental affinity. Global warming is changing the weather conditions and natural disturbance such as wind, rain or snow, to the existing or newly constructed structures.


IASS holds annual symposium every year and Japan has hosted it every fifteen years since 1971. The last symposium in Japan was held at Nagoya in 2001, the first year of 21st century. The fourth symposium in Japan will be held at Tokyo in 2016. The theme of the symposium is “Spatial Structures in the 21st Century”.


Any topic related to the progress of the spatial structures or architectures in the past or the future are welcome to be discussed at the symposium.


The Japanese IASS members are preparing the symposium to be fruitful and meaningful for the further developments, not just of spatial structures, but also of any related structures and architectures.




Committees

Organizing Committee

Shiro Kato (Honorary Chair, Prof.em, Toyohashi Univ. Tech.)

Ken'ichi Kawaguchi (Chair, Univ. Tokyo)

Makoto Ohsaki (Vice Chair, Chair of Scientific Committee, Kyoto Univ.)

Toru Takeuchi (Chair of Program Committee, Tokyo Inst. Tech.)


International Adovisory Committee

John F. Abel (Former president of IASS )(USA)

Rafael Astudillo (Spain)

Michael Valentin Balz (Germany)

TaekJin Kwun (Korea)

Tien Lan (China)

Rene Motro (Previous president of IASS)(France)

Jan J. Obrebski (Poland)

Sergio Pellegrino (President of IASS)(USA)

Ekkehard Ramm (Germany)

Brian Smith (UK)

Narendra K. Srivastava (Canada)

Raji Sundaram (India)

Tibor Tarnai (Hungary)


Local Adovisory Committee

Kazuo Ishii (Prof. em, Yokohama National Univ.)

Mamoru Kawaguchi (Former president of IASS, Prof.em, Hosei Univ.)

Koryo Miura (Prof. em, Univ. Tokyo)

Hiroshi Ohmori (Prof. em, Nagoya Univ.)

Masao Saito (Prof. em, Nihon Univ.)

Akira Wada (Prof. em, Tokyo Intitute of Technology)


International Scientific Committee

Kai-Uwe Bletzinger (Germany)

Andrew Borgart (The Netherlands)

John C. Chilton (UK)

Jeroen Coenders (The Netherlands)

Alberto Domingo (Spain)

Andreas Falk (Sweden)

Jose Manuel Galligo (Spain)

Charis Gantes (Greece)

Manfred Grohmann (Germany)

Ken'ichi Kawaguchi (Japan)

SeungDeog Kim (Korea)

Carlos Lazaro (TAC chair)(Spain)

Marijke Mollaert (Belgium)

Makoto Ohsaki (Japan, Chair)

Ruy Marcelo de Oliveira Pauletti (Brazil)

Juan Gerardo Oliva Salinas (Mexico)

Ronald E. Shaeffer (USA)

Toru Takeuchi (Japan)

Romuald Tarczewski (Poland)

Petr Vegh (Canada)

Minger Wu (China)

Su-Duo Xue (China)

Qilin Zhang (China)

Zhihua Chen (China)

Sigrid Adriaenssens (US)

Ulrik Stottrup-Andersen (Denmark)

Gorun Arun (Turky)

S. Alireza Behnejad (UK)

Philippe Block (Switzerland)

Reinhard Harte (Germany)

Minjuan He (China)

Olga Popovic Larsen (Denmark)

Bernard Maurin (France)

Mogens G. Nielsen (Denmark)

Niels De Temmerman (Belgium)

Qinghua Han (China)


Local Scientific Committee

Ryuji Endo (Polytechnic Univ.)

Nobuyuki Hagiwara (Daido Univ.)

Hideaki Hamada (Hosei Univ.)

Takuji Hamamoto (Tokyo City Univ.)

Takashi Hara (National Institute of Technonoly, Tokuyama College)

Norihide Imagawa (Tokyo Denki Univ.)

Mitsuhiro Kanada (Tokyo Univ. of the Arts)

Masaya Kawabata (Yokohama National Univ.)

Norio Kondo (Nihon Univ.)

Tomohiko Kumagai (Meiji Univ.)

Yukihiro Matsumoto (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology)

Naoya Miyasato (Nihon Univ.)

Shigehiro Morooka (Tokai Univ.)

Shojiro Motoyui (Tokyou Institute of Technology)

Atsushi Mutoh (Meijo Univ.)

Takuo Nagai (The Univ. of Shiga Prefecture)

Shoji Nakazawa (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology)

Toku Nishimura (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Akira Okada (Nihon Univ.)

Takahiro Otsuka (Meijo Univ.)

Jun Sato (Univ. Tokyo)

Yoshiya Taniguchi (Osaka City Univ.)

Kenji Yamamoto (Tokai Univ.)

Tetsuro Yamashita (Kogakuin Univ.)

Jingyao Zhang (Nagoya City Univ.)