CREST 2023

The aim of CREST 2023 is to disseminate information and exchange ideas on issues related to natural disasters and disasters associated with anthropogenic activities, as well as to provide solutions through the use of alternative resources, disruptive technologies and soft type disaster mitigation measures for building a sustainable and resilient society from the perspective of geoengineering. The conference aims to bring together engineers, researchers, scientists and policymakers from around the world under one umbrella for debates and discussions on wide range of interdisciplinary themes mentioned in this bulletin. The conference focuses on commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 9, No. 11, No. 13 and No. 17 by promoting new ideas and innovations in infrastructure design, construction and maintenance, as well as policy making and implementation with the aim of contributing to climate change adaptation and disaster resilience.

Where

Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka, Japan

When

November 20 - 22, 2023

CREST 2023 Conference Starts In

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Ikuo Towhata
Specially Appointed Professor
Kanto Gakuin University

Japan

Dr. Kimio Takeya
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Japan

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Akihiko Wakai
Gunma University
Japan

Prof. Anand Puppala
Texas A&M University
USA

Prof. Buddhima Indraratna
University of Technology Sydney
Australia

Prof. Haruichi Kanaya
Kyushu University
Japan

Prof. Jason Dejong
University of California Davis
USA

Prof. Keh-Jian Shou
National Chung-Hsing UniversityTaichung
Taiwan

Prof. Kyriazis Pitilakis
Aristotle University Thessaloniki
Greece

Prof. Lanmin Wang
Lanzhou Institute of Seismology
China

Prof. Meei-Ling Lin
National Taiwan University
Taiwan

Prof. Motoki Kazama
Tohoku University
Japan

Prof. Nicola Moraci
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Italy

Prof. Richard Bathurst
Royal Military College of Canada
Canada

Prof. San-Shyan Lin
National Taiwan Ocean University
Taiwan

Prof. Sangseom Jeong
Yonsei University
Korea

Prof. Susumu Yasuda
Tokyo Denki University
Japan

Prof. Thallak G. Sitharam
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
India

Special/Theme Speakers

Dr . Bui Trong Vinh
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Vietnam

Prof. Chandan Ghosh
National Institute of Disaster Management
India

Dr. Christelle Nadine Abadie
University of Cambridge
UK

Prof. Fauziah Ahmad
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

Dr. Gabriele Chiaro
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Dr. Hing-Ho Tsang
Swinburne University of Technology
Australia

Prof. Kenji Daito
Daido University
Japan

Dr. Minimol Korulla
Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
India

Prof. Mitsu Okamura
Ehime University
Japan

Dr. Pijush Samui
National Institute of Technology Patna
India

Prof. Rao Martand Singh
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway

Prof. Toshiro Hata
Hiroshima University
Japan

Prof. Yasuhiro Mitani
Kyushu University
Japan

Young Researcher Special Speakers

Dr. Arvind Kumar Jha
Indian Institute of Technology Patna
India

Dr. Katerina Ziotopoulou
University of California Davis
USA

Dr. Yi He
Southwest Jiaotong University
China

Dr. Zentaro Furukawa
Kyushu University
Japan

Prof. Zheng Han
Central South University
China

Call for Papers

The organizing committee of CREST 2023 invites all interested authors to submit abstracts on the conference themes. The abstract should be of maximum 400 words in pdf format via online submission system of the conference. All the abstracts will be reviewed by the technical committee of CREST 2023 and, if accepted, the authors will be asked to submit an extended abstract (2 or 4 pages) and a full-length paper (8 or 10 pages). The extended abstract proceedings will be provided to the delegates during the conference, while the full-length papers will be peer reviewed and published. The authors can register for the conference after the acceptance of full-length paper. The submission guidelines and templates for abstract, extended abstract and full-length paper will be provided on the conference website. Young scientists and researchers will be rewarded for the best presentations and the best papers. Special issue of selected papers will be published in eminent journals of geotechnical, geo-environmental and sustainable development fields.

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: April 30th 2022

About the venue

Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka


The Fukuoka International Congress Center is a multi-functional venue for meetings, conferences and exhibitions. It is a modern building situated waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities that can adapt to the needs of events of different sizes and styles. Located in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka City, the venue is a 15-minute walk from the nearest subway station.

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Fukuoka City

The Startup Capital of Japan


Fukuoka, the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, is located in the northern region of Kyushu Island in Japan. It is the fifth biggest metropolis city in Japan and has thrived as a gateway to Asia for about 2000 years. The city is well connected to the world through Fukuoka Airport, which is just 10 mins from the downtown Fukuoka through subway. It has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world and is the only city in Japan with the highest birth rates. The city is also known as the startup capital of Japan, as it has the highest rate of startups in the country.

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Important Dates

Abstract submission openingJanuary 15, 2022
Abstract submission deadline (Extended) May 31, 2022 June 30, 2022
Abstract acceptance notificationJuly 15, 2022
Extended abstract and full-length paper submission openingJuly 15, 2022
Extended abstract and full-length paper submission deadlineOctober 15, 2022
Extended abstract and full-length paper acceptance notificationJanuary 15, 2023
Registration of papersJanuary 15, 2023
Revised full-length paper submission deadlineFebruary 15, 2023
Opening of participant registrationFebruary 15, 2023
3 days event
30+ Invited Speakers
200 + Delegates
50+ Exhibition Booths

English Bulletin

Japanese Bulletin

Organized by

In association with

University of Cambridge

Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)

Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS)

The Japan Landslide Society

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

International Press-in-Association (IPA)

Global Society for Smart Geo-Sustainnovation (GLOSS)

Supported by

Kyushu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)

Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka City

Consulate General of India, Osaka-Kobe

Kyushu Branch of Japanese Geotechnical Society

The Society of Materials Science, Japan (JSMS)

Japan Federation of Construction Contractors (JFCC)

Japan Geotechnical Consultants Association (JGCA)

Organization of Geowaste Technology for a Recycled Based Society

Apllied Slope Engineering Research Group (ASERG)

Local Resilience Research Institute (LRRI)

Japan Civil Engineering Consultants Association (JCCA)

Publishing Partner

Commitment towards SDGs