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  • 日本計算工学論文集

From the presidentFrom the President

Naoya Sasaki (The 13th president of JSCES)

  The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES) was established in 1995, after the success of the 3rd World Congress on Computational Mechanics (1994, Chiba) (WCCM III), as an academic organization that pursues development and progress of computational engineering and computational mechanics. This year, we are celebrating its 25th anniversary. It is a great honor for me to appoint the president of this Society, inheriting such a history from this term.
  At present, the number of members of the JSCES is gradually increasing, while the decrease in number of members is a big issue for most of academic societies. The number of participants and presentations at the annual conference hosted by the JSCES has also been on the rise in the last few years. We recognize that this is one of the signs of expectations for the JSCES as a result of appropriately responding to the needs of society.

  In the coming era, circumstances surrounding our society and academic societies are becoming more complicated with rapid progress of new information technology and cutting-edge science. One of the trends is major movements such as Society 5.0, SDGs, AI, and IoT, and technological changes and evolution.
  As seen in the recent unpredictable phenomena such as COVID-19, a computational engineering approach that takes advantage of the characteristics of analysis and synthesis may act greatly in the relationship between humans, society, nature, information and mechanical systems. It may become a driving force to solve problems and create new values.
  On the other hand, it is important to go back to the basics and further promote the deepening of expertise based on the elucidation of complex phenomena, to act against the trend of excessive information analysis.
  Therefore, by thoroughly analyzing the current situation and self-questioning the advantages of the JSCES, we will provide an opportunity for engineers and researchers to communicate new technologies, methods, and ideas, and to provide clues for their interaction.

  We believe that promoting young generations who can cope with above mentioned situations will become an important activity that should be continued in the future.
 In addition, we will also consider creating a resilient management system that allows smooth academic activities to some extent even when the social functions are paralyzed due to a pandemic such as the recent one. Also, we will create a mechanism such as IT and online utilization so that members can participate remotely in events in the future, in case of the difficulties to maintain the academic society as a place for encounters and interactions.

  The JSCES has carried out many other activities to promote the computational engineering and science. For example, Short Courses, Summer Camp and Seminars are regularly provided. The Research Committee of JSCES operates Study Groups for HQC (High Quality Computing), PSE (Problem Solving Environment), Hypercomplex Disaster Simulation, Uncertainty Modeling and Simulation, Benchmarks, Education of Computational Mechanics, and Automobile Structural Model-Based Development, to exchange information among the members and cooperation between academia and industries. As an entry point for information exchange and industry- academia collaboration, we are also implementing initiatives, not found at other academic societies, such as symposiums with public testing/research laboratory from the perspective of SME utilization and regional revitalization. Furthermore, the JSCES will host the 3rd International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science for Safety andEnvironmental Problems (COMPSAFE2020) with JACM (Japan Association for Computational Mechanics) during 8-11 December, 2020, which will be held fully online. This conference series is an APACM Thematic Conference and an IACM Special Interest Conference. Moreover, the JSCES and JACM will host the 15th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XV) jointly organized with the 8th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM VIII) in Yokohama during 2022. In this manner, the JSCES will continuously support the IACM.

  Computational engineering and mechanics are applied in various fields as useful technologies and methods, and also as a way of thinking, in the cyber space of the CPS (Cyber-Physical System) field in cooperation with mathematical information science and data analysis.
  One of the roles that the JSCES should play is to drive research, technological development, and dissemination awareness that meet such social demands.
  Therefore, I would like to discuss a way to evolve computational engineering for the coming era and a way to lay foundation for innovative changes, with the parties concerned.

Naoya Sasaki (The 13th president of JSCES)Naoya Sasaki
Dr. Naoya Sasaki joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1982. He was assigned the duties of Corporate Chief Engineer in 2014. Throughout his career, he has been engaged in the development and expansion of mechanical system technologies and molecular simulation technologies. He is a Ph.D. in Engineering. He has been named a fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, and he is also a fellow of the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science. He has been a Cooperative Member of Science Council of Japan. He was a Program Director of SIP (Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program), Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation Cabinet Office, the Government of Japan between 2014 and 2018.