In recent years, huge scale natural disasters have occurred worldwide due to global warming, earthquake / tsunami and others. Since there are numerous vulnerable areas in Asian-Pacific regions, those disasters influence the regions significantly. Also our modern society has become a kind of complex system containing a number of technologies and technological systems. Technological failure might cause significant impact to human lives. Emerging computational engineering and science technologies are expected to give us powerful tools to solve such complicated safety-related and environmental problems.

Thus the Japan Association for Computational Mechanics (JACM), the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES), and International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University have decided to co-organize a new APACM Thematic Conference, COMPSAFE2014 (1st International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science for Safety and Environmental Problems) during 13-16 April 2014 in Sendai, Japan.

The conference topics are computational mechanics, and computational engineering and science technologies, and their applications related to

  1. safety- / risk-related, disaster-preventing topics including various types of natural hazards such as earthquake, tsunami, typhoon / hurricane / cyclone, flood, explosion of volcano, land slide,
  2. any kinds of accidents and failures of engineering artifacts such as fractures, crashes, explosion, and
  3. environmental and social problems such as air / water pollution, radioactive contamination, global environment problems, evacuation and so on. We hope this conference will play a role of corporate experts network in those fields and push forward the technologies in those fields.