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Keynote Speakers
Prof. Tetsuya Sumi
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Presentation Title: Historical perspective and challenges on sediment flushing in the Kurobe River, Japan
  • He worked for the Ministry of Construction, Japanese government, from 1985 to 1998 mainly at the Public Works Research Institute in the field of Hydraulics in Dam Engineering. He was an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering Kyoto University from 1998 and now is his current position from 2009. His specialties are hydraulic engineering, dam engineering and civil engineering, with particular emphasis on sediment management of rivers and reservoirs, river restoration, dam operation, numerical modeling and field monitoring of sediment flushing, bypassing and replenishment. He is joining several projects on the integrated sediment management for reservoir sustainability and improvement of river basin environment. Recently he chaired the national committee on dam upgrading initiative. He is contributing to several international associations and conferences such as ICOLD, IAHR, ISRS and ISE. He hosted the 2nd International Workshop on Sediment Bypass Tunnels in 2017 with the collaboration with ETH-Swiss and NTU-Taiwan. He is also leading international symposium of Flash Flood in Wadi Systems under the regional project of GADRI.
  • Prof. Jau-Yau Lu
    National Chung Hsing University
    Presentation Title: Sediment Load and Scour of Intermittent Rivers in Central Taiwan
  • 1984~1990 ‧ Hydraulic Engineer, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    1990~2016 ‧ Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    2012~2013 ‧ Deputy Director-General, Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute, National Applied Research Laboratories, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

  • Important Dates
    Online Abstract Submission System Open
    July 1, 2017
    Online Registration System Open
    January 11, 2018
    Deadline for Abstract Submission
    January 15, 2018
    Acceptance Notice
    March 20, 2018
    Online Full Paper Submission System Open
    March 20, 2018
    Registration Deadline for Accepted Author
    April 30, 2018
    Deadline for Paper Submission
    June 15, 2018
    Conference Dates
    November 5-8, 2018