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Paper Selection Committee

Prof. Ron Cox

Australia

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Prof. Tomoya Shibayama

Japan

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Prof. Tomoya Shibayama has been engaged in tsunami and storm surge disaster mitigation studies for more than 40 years, through the use of hydraulic laboratory experiments, field surveys and numerical simulations. He served as team leader of post-disaster survey teams for all major tsunami and storm surge events in the past fifteen years, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004), the Tohoku Tsunami (2011) or the Storm Surge due to Typhoon Haiyan (2013), amongst others. Over the years, he has helped many international research teams to conduct such field surveys, especially in developing countries, where he has conducted many of these activities. In recent times he has delivered the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) "Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters" from Edx. Through this course, he teaches the most advanced knowledge regarding coastal disasters to students throughout the world. Formerly, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Engineering Journal (CEJ), the Chairman of Ocean Engineering Committee, JSCE and the President of Japan Federation of Ocean Engineering Societies.  He is now serving as the President of Japan Association for Coastal Zone Studies. He is the winner of 2019 Hamaguchi International Award For Enhancement of Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience.

Prof. Han Ligteringen

The Netherlands

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Prof. Han Ligteringen has more than 45 years of experience in ports, coastal and hydraulic engineering, including national and regional port master plans, planning and design of individual ports, design of breakwaters and other port related structures. Besides his work as a consultant he has served from 1995-2011 in the Chair of Ports and Waterways at Delft University of Technology and from 1980-2014 at IHE in Delft. He continues to give courses on port planning and design in many countries.

Author of the handbook “Ports and Terminals” and of more than 100 papers on subjects related to the above areas of expertise.

 

Dr. Gary Mocke

South Africa

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Prof. Charitha Pattiarachchi

Sri Lanka - Australia

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Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano

D. of Eng., M. ASCE

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Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano is at present the Chair and Professor of the Civil Engineering Department of the Gokongwei College of Engineering at the De La Salle University, Philippines. He obtained his M. Eng. and D. Eng. (Civil Engineering) from Tokyo City University, Japan and his MS in civil engineering (structural) from the De La Salle University. He was involved as a Consulting Wind Engineer of the World Bank Project on the Assessment of the Multi-hazard Vulnerability of Priority Cultural Heritage Structures in the Philippines. As a member of ASEP Loads and Action Committee of the National Structural Code of the Philippines, Dr. Garciano helped developed the new wind contour maps of the Code. Dr. Garciano has contributed to various national and international conferences and meetings in the field of risk analysis and reliability theory. His research interests include wind, earthquake and flood hazard analysis, reliability theory, risk engineering and reliability theory. His research interests include wind, earthquake and flood hazard analysis, reliability theory, risk engineering, and Bayesian updating methods.

Dr. Eric C. Cruz

Professor at University of the Philippines

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Dr. Eric C. Cruz - Professor and Semirara Professorial Chair in Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal, Engineering Group, Institute of Civil Engineering in University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Specialization: Coastal Engineering; Coastal Hydrodynamics and Structures; Nearshore Process Modeling

Dr. Mario P. De Leon

Professor at De La Salle University

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Dr. Mario P. De Leon is currently an Associate Professor of the Civil Engineering Department of the Gokongwei College of Engineering at De La Salle University, Philippines. He obtained his MEng degree Specializing in Environmental Science and Technology from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and Ph.D. degree Specializing in Coastal Engineering from Kagoshima University in Japan He was involved in a Joint Field Survey Team of Typhoon Haiyan 2013 with professors and coastal engineers from universities in Japan and Vietnam. His research interests include coastal processes, shore protection, and nearshore hydrodynamics.

 
 
 
 

 

Prof. Ron Cox  -  Chairman (Australia)

Prof. Dr. Han Ligteringen  -  Member (Netherlands)

Prof. Charita Pattiaratchi  -  Member (Sri Lanka)

Prof. Tomoya Sgibayama  -  Member (Japan)

Dr. Gary Mocke  -  Member (South Africa)

Vacant  -  Member (Philippine)

Dr. Lessandro Estelito O. Garciano - PSC Member (Philippines)

Dr. Eric C. Cruz - PSC Member (Philippines)

Dr. Mario P. De Leon - PSC Member (Philippines)

Mr. Christopher H. Ornum - Secretariat (Philippines)

Mr. Juluis Izhrael Villena   -  Secretariat (Philippines)

 

 

 PAPER SELECTION COMMITTEE (PSC)

  • The Secretariat will receive, group and distribute to the PSC all abstracts of papers received from and inform authors of selection or non-selection of their papers;

  • Based on experience, some 300-400 abstracts can be expected;

  • The abstracts will be evaluated by the PSC;

  • The final goal is to have some 200 to 220 accepted abstracts for presentation and some 30 abstracts for poster presentation;

 WORKING METHOD

  • The PSC Secretariat will receive, group and distribute to the PSC members all abstract of papers received (all abstract will be distributed to all PSC members with indication for which abstracts they should give remarks;

  • Each abstract will be reviewed by two members of the PSC, giving a scale of 1 to 5 eventually making recommendations on the content and suggesting in the improved use of English language as well as on the combining of papers having similar subject matter or site locations;

  • In the event that a member feels the paper is to specialized, he may pass it on the Secretary of the PSC, who will in turn with the guidance of the Chairman PSC take appropriate action;

  • The Rating can be described as follows:

  • “5” – Excellent paper, well written, presents new data or a new view, Must be presented at the Conference. Qualifies for a best paper award

  • “4” – Good paper, valuable contribution to the designated subjects of the conference, but not good for presentation and should be presented for a poster sessions

  • “3” – Acceptable paper, either a valuable contribution, but not so well written, or well written and technically/scientifically questionable

  • “2” – Paper that is not acceptable, either because it is based on questionable concepts or because it is a mere repetition of old stuff

  • “1” – Paper must be rejected because it is not within the scope of the conference, because it is based on faulty concepts, or because it intends to open a political or commercial discussion about specific product or project.

  • The reviewers are requested to submit their judgement in the form of a spread sheet to the Secretary, preferably two weeks before the meeting of the PSC

  • The spread sheet includes the nationality of the main author(s) and the conference theme under which it is submitted for each paper

  • It is recommended that the Secretariat  of the PSC prepares the presentation of the list of abstracts in such a way that they are already sorted according to the following:

    •   a) number of papers per theme

    •   b) number of papers accepted and rejected per country

    •   e) flagging of papers by authors from poorly represent regions

    •   d) flagging of papers that fall into a poorly represented theme

    •   c) papers that require language assistance

 

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