Message from president

Seiichi Koshizuka (The 10th president of JSCES)

On behalf of the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science(JSCES), I would like to introduce the present status and activities in JSCES as one of the biggest academic societies in the field of computational mechanics in Japan.

The Executive Council of the JSCES was renewed in May 2014 as the regular procedure in every two years: S. Koshiuzka (Univ of Tokyo, President), N. Sasaki (Hitachi, Vice-president), K. Terada (Tohoku Univ, Vice-president), M. Fujisaki (Fujitsu), S. Hagihara (Saga Univ), D. Isobe (Tsukuba Univ), T. Kobayashi (Mechanical Design), H. Miyachi (Cybernet), T. Nagashima (Sophia Univ), K. Nakajima (Univ of Tokyo), H. Nakamura (CTC), H. Okada (Science Univ of Tokyo), S. Okazawa (Hiroshima Univ), H. Okuda (Univ of Tokyo), R. Sawada (Toyota), H. Takahara (NEC), N. Takano (Keio Univ), A. Tezuka (AIST), Y. Umezu (JSOL), T. Yamada (Yokohama National Univ), K. Kashiyama (Chuo Univ, Inspector) and K. Yamamura (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Inspector).

The JSCES was established in 1995 for researchers and technical experts in the field of computational engineering and science after the 3rd World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM-III) held in Makuhari, Japan, in 1994. The JSCES became a general incorporated organization in 2010 to strengthen the management. On 1 May 2014, the JSCES has 980 individual members and 81 corporate members. The individual members come from 60% of universities and research institutes and 40% of industries.

The JSCES hosts an annual conference, which constantly collects about 350 papers published in a CD and presented in more than 30 minisymposia. Also, Transactions of JSCES have been published on the website(https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jsces) since 1997, as an academic journal collecting valuable papers in the field of computational engineering and science. Quarterly journal "Keisankougaku" is delivered to the members to transfer the topics and news.

The JSCES has also carried out many other activities to promote the computational engineering and science. For example, Summer Short Course, Summer Camp and Seminars are regularly provided. The Research Committee of JSCES operates Study Groups for Creative Design and Manufacturing, 1D-CAE, HQC (High Quality Computing), S&V (Simulation & Visualization) and PSE (Problem Solving Environment) to exchange information among the members and cooperation between academia and industries.

This year, the JSCES hosted the 1st International Conference on. Computational Engineering and Science for Safety and Environmental Problems (COMPSAFE2014) with JACM (Japan Association for Computational Mechanics) on 13-16 April 2014 in Sendai, where the Great East Japan Earthquake had attacked in 2011. This meeting, which was the APACM Thematic Conference and the first IACM Special Interest Conference held in the Asia-Pacific Region, was brought to a successful conclusion.

Seiichi Koshizuka

Seiichi Koshizuka
Seiichi Koshizuka obtained PhD in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1991. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics, computational mechanics, particle methods, physics-based computer graphics, nuclear engineering and biomechanics. He is a professor of the Department of Systems Innovation, the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.