Yonsei UniversityY-Y Joint SeminarYamaguchi University

on Strategic Lifetime Management
for Civil Infrastructures with the Latest Information Technologies

- collaboration between Yamaguchi and Yonsei Universities -

Yamaguchi University Tokiwa Campus, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan January 15-16, 2007

About the Seminar

Strategic lifetime management for civil infrastructures is becoming one the most important issues in the sustainable development of societies not only in both of Japan & Korea but also in all over the world. Therefore, advanced research works and international collaboration are needed to establish the practical lifetime management system.

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University and the Graduate School of Science & Engineering (Dept. of Computer & Systems Engineering), Yamaguchi University has agreed each other to organize the Student Education Exchange Program and Joint Seminar between both universities. The Student Education Exchange Program will focus on the sharing research ideas, practical discussions and research collaboration to the recent hot topics in IT-based infrastructure management and maintenance. And the Joint Seminar (Y-Y Joint Seminar) will be discussing the latest topics related to maintenance strategies for civil infrastructures.

The first Y-Y Joint Seminar was held in Ube, Yamaguchi, from 27th February to 2nd March 2007. The major concern in the second Seminar which will be held at Yamaguchi University,15-16 January, 2008, will focus in almost the same topics of previous one. We believe that the Seminar might make a good collaboration of both universities in the future as a valuable reference for recent developments in strategic lifetime management of civil infrastructures.

Ayaho Miyamoto (Chairman)
Professor of Yamaguchi University,

Sang-Ho Lee (Chairman)
Professor of Yonsei University,

April, 2007