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WHAT'S NEW
  • June 24, 2017 due date of early-bird registration was extended (to July 21st, 2017) (check out important days/registration pages)
  • June 9, 2017 due date of hotel reservation is corrected (to Aug 21st, 2017) (check out important days page)
  • May 17, 2017 symposium tour info is added (posted on program page)
  • Apr. 29, 2017 paper submission was extended (till May 31st, 2017) (check out important days/submission pages)
  • Nov. 08, 2016 three keynote lectures are confirmed (posted on program page)
  • Oct. 10, 2016 open ISSM-8 website


MESSAGE FROM CHAIR OF ISMC (INTERNATIONAL SCALE MODELING COMMITTEE)



Kozo SAITO, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Research for Technology Development (IR4TD) &
Tennessee Valley Authority Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40508-0503 USA

https://www.ir4td.uky.edu/rd/directory/director/
It is my great pleasure to announce the 8th Symposium (ISSM-8) at Portland, Oregon, USA, to be held in September 2017, hosted by Mark Finney at Forest Fire Service, and co-sponsored by the Institute of Research for Technology Development (IR4TD), University of Kentucky and Scale-modeling division at JSEM (Japanese Society of Experimental Mechanics). I would like to invite you to submit your accomplishments and on-going research results on scale modeling to this symposium, and look forward to getting together and seeing you in Portland in 2017.

Scale modeling covers almost all fields of engineering and is often applied to medicine, meteorology, biology etc. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, Professor Emori (the founder of scale modeling theory) knew there was a need for international communication among a wide range of scale modeling researchers. He initiated the first international symposium on scale modeling in 1988 in Tokyo under the sponsorship of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Following this first successful ISSM, so far six symposia were held (ISSM-2 at Lexington, KY in 1998, ISSM-3 at Nagoya, Japan in 2000, ISSM-4 at Cleveland, OH in 2003, ISSM-5 at Choshi, Japan in 2006, ISSM-6 at Kauai, HI in 2009, and ISSM-7 at Hirosaki, Japan in 2013). In 2000, the International Scale Modeling Committee consisted of professionals on scale modeling from a variety of fields, and they decided ISSM should be held every three (or four) years. After ISSM-5, a special workshop was proposed to select papers from the past ISSM and collect them in a special ISSM volume: Progress in Scale Modeling, which was published by Springer in August 2008. The following book (Vol.2) was published in 2015 consisted by selected papers from ISSM-6 and ISSM-7.

MESSAGE FROM CHAIR OF ISSM-8


Mark FINNEY, Dr.
International Scale Modeling Committee Member
Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, USDA, USA
RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
5775 US Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808
https://www.firelab.org/profile/finney-mark
It is pleasure to announce that we are going to have the 8th international symposium on scale modeling (ISSM-8) in the beautiful international city of Portland, Oregon in September 2017. It is well known that the concept of scale modeling is very powerful in the engineering fields, and we believe it holds great promise for wildland fire as well because of the wide range of physical factors that govern laboratory to field-scale fire behaviors. Moreover, it is scientifically important to understand the major physics to govern the phenomena of wildfires for better predictions, training, and mitigation. Because scale modeling is useful to any kind of engineering field (e.g., fluid, thermal, dynamic, statics, architecture, civil, ocean, space etc.), this symposium will provide chance to involve anybody from a variety of disciplines; not limited to any single research area/field as most of the other conferences. This feature makes this symposium so unique, and is the original idea from Dr. R. Emori (founder of this symposium since 1988). In fact, his soul has been successfully continued to past symposia and transferred to younger generations. This time, it is great honor to be in charge to host Eighth Symposium (ISSM-8) in Portland, USA, where you can enjoy the picturesque location, excellent international cuisine, and warm hospitality and we would like to welcome anybody who is interested in this unique yet wonderful academic and engineering meeting.

This symposium could provide everyone a variety chances/accesses to learn new things related on scale model. How to use the concept of scale model in your field is also one of scopes in this symposium so that you are not necessary to be a professional in scale model. We are certainly sure that all attendees can enjoy and learn a power of scale model through the symposium. I look forward to seeing you at Portland, Oregon, USA, in 2017.

MESSAGE FROM CO-CHAIR OF ISSM-8


Yuji NAKAMURA, Prof., Dr.
International Scale Modeling Committee Member
Toyohashi University of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, 441-8580, Japan
http://www.me.tut.ac.jp/ece/
It is my pleasure to share my duty with Mark Finney of USDA Forest Service to organizing the 8th International Symposium on Scale Modeling (ISSM-8) to be held in Portland Oregon, September 12-14, 2017.

Scale modeling has established its wide range of applications to engineering and science. During the time that numerical modeling has become so powerful and popular to many researchers, scale modeling plays an ever increasing role in validating numerical model predictions by offering scaling laws. Both scale and numerical modeling start with assumptions, while each takes a different route, scale modeling with experiments and numerical modeling with equations. Both methods can share an important mission in progress in engineering and science. Generating and validating simple yet useful assumptions can help human understanding of nature, as explained by Saito and Williams in Introduction section of Progress in Scale Modeling Volume II.

Scale modeling technique has been widely applied to R&D, but not so much in engineering education where scale modeling can help students to integrate their learned knowledge by particularly using the Law approach for developing scaling laws. For that reason, a special category: application of scale modeling to engineering education was created and added to the general session.

We would like to encourage you to submit your work on scale modeling to the ISSM8 and look forward to seeing you in a beautiful city, Portland, Oregon September 2017.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ISSM-8


Chair (honorary): Kozo Saito, Tennessee Valley Authority Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Chair: Mark Finney, Dr., Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, USDA, USA
Co-chair: Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Secretaries:
Taro Hirasawa, Prof. Dr., Chubu University, Japan
Sandra Dunn, Ms., University of Kentucky, USA
Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

ISSM8 Executive Committee:
Nelson Akafuah, Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan Ali, Dr. PE., Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
John Baker, Prof. Dr., The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
Heng Ban, Prof. Dr. PE, Utah State University, USA
Yang-Tse. Cheng, Prof. Dr.,University of Kentucky, USA
Keng Hoo Chuah, Dr., INTI International University, Malaysia
Ritsu Dobashi, Prof. Dr., The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mark Finney, Dr., USDA, USA (Chair of ISSM-8, Program chair)
Jason Forthofer, Dr., USDA, USA
Manabu Fuchihata, Prof. Dr., Kindai University, Japan
Michael Gollner, Prof. Dr., Universit of Maryland, USA
Jose Grana, Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Belal Gharaibeh, Prof. Dr., University of Jordan, Jordan
Taro Hirasawa, Prof. Dr., Chubu University, Japan (Secretary)
Mitsutomo Hirota, Prof. Dr., Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Tamio Ida, Prof. Dr., Kindai University, Japan
Hong G. Im, Prof. Dr., King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Akihirko Ito, Prof. Dr., Hirosaki University, Japan
Hiroyuki Ito, Prof. Dr., Kanagawa University, Japan
Yangkyun Kim, Dr., Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Ttechnology (KICT), South Korea
Tadashi Konishi, Prof. Dr., Oita National College of Technology, Japan
Genichiro Kushida, Prof. Dr., Aichi Instituite of Technology, Japan
Kazunori Kuwana, Prof. Dr., Yamagata University, Japan (Publication chair)
Tianxiang Li, Dr., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Greg Linteris,Dr., National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Fang Liu, Prof. Dr., China University of Mining and Technology, China
Naian Liu, Prof. Dr., University of Science and Technology of China, China
Patrick J. Marsac, Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Sara McAllister, Dr., USDA, USA (Publication co-chair)
Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan (ISSM-8 Co-chair, Program co-chair, Secretary)
Vedha Nayagam, Dr., NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Mohamed Omar, Prof. Dr., Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates
Hiroyasu Saito, Prof. Dr., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Ahmad Salaimeh, Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Abraham Salazar, Dr., Giffin Inc. Michigan, USA
Kozo Sekimoto, PE.Jpn, Sekimoto SE Engineering, Japan
Ghassan Tashtoush, Prof. Dr., University Science and Technology, Jordan
Ghosh Tathagata, Prof. Dr., Univeristy Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
Hiroyuki Torikai, Prof. Dr., Hirosaki University, Japan
Takashi Tsuruda, Prof., Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Li Yang, Dr. Prof. China University of Mining and Technology, China
Richard KK Yuen, Prof. Dr., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Beth Weckman, Prof. Dr., University of Waterloo, Canada
Chad Wedding, Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky, USA
Indrek Wichman, Prof. Dr., Michigan State University USA
Michael Winter, Prof. Dr., University of Kentucky, USA

Progran Committee:
Mark Finney, Dr., USDA, USA (chair)
Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan (co-chair)

Publication Committee:
Kazu Kuwana, Prof. Dr., Yamagata University, Japan (chair)
Sara McAllister, Dr., USDA, USA (co-chair)



Advisory Board: (alphabetic order)
John DeRis, Dr., FM global, USA
Carlos Fernandez-Pello, Prof. Dr., University of California, Berkeley, USA
Elain Oran, Prof Dr., University of Maryland, USA
James Quintiere, Prof.(Emeritus). Dr., University of Maryland, USA
Tadao Takeno, Prof.(Emeritus) Dr., Nagoya University, Japan
Forman A Williams, Prof. Dr., University of California, San Diego, USA