Updated on January 17, 2019.

This page includes the most updated contents of Preliminary Program, thus the contents are subject to change. The finalized printed version will be handed out at the conference.

Table of Contents

  • Member List
  • Greetings from Organizers
  • What is ACECC and CECARs?
    • ACECC Protocols
  • Program Overview
  • Plenary Sessions
  • ACECC Award Ceremony
  • Functions
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Closing Ceremony
    • Buffet Dinner
  • Floor and Access Maps
  • Sessions Table
  • Technical Sessions
  • Booth Sessions
  • ACECC Booths
  • Technical Tours
  • General Information
  • LOC Members

Member List



Greetings from Organizers


What is ACECC and CECARs?

What is ACECC

ACECC was established in 1999 with the aim of promoting the acquisition and transfer of civil engineering knowledge for advancing the design and construction practices that ultimately improve the quality of life of all citizens from ACECC member countries. ACECC is currently comprised of member societies from 13 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, S. Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam) and in the near future hopes to add societies from other Asian countries.

Whats is CECARs

ACECC Protocols


Program Overview

Link to Program Overview

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1

  • 11:30 -12:30, Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Global Vision of the 22nd Century — The Role of Asia in the 21st Century”
    • 「22世紀の世界への視界〜21世紀のアジアが担うべきこと」
  • Mr. Jitsuro Terashima, Chairman, Japan Research Institute; President, Tama University
  • This lecture will be delivered in Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be provided.
    • 講演は日本語で行われます。(日英同時通訳あり)
plenary 1 speaker

Mr. Jitsuro Terashima, Chairman, Japan Research Institute; President, Tama University

Plenary Session 2

  • 16:00 -17:00, Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Engineering the Future”
  • Ms. Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F. SEI, F. ASCE and ASCE President
    • Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F. SEI, F. ASCE and ASCE President has diverse structural engineering experience focused mainly on buildings. She is a Risk Engineer with Zurich North America. She provides technical support to construction project policies. Robin has a passion for Engineering Ethics, and in her spare time has given over 20 presentations to various engineering groups.Robin also served on the Board of Direction of Engineers Without Borders, and the CE Industrial Advisory Board of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her alma mater. She is currently a member of the CE Industrial Advisory Boards for Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey.
    • Robin loves travel, seaside vacations, and her family. She and Chris have been married for 37 years; they have two wonderful daughters and two great son-in-laws, and Robin loves playing with the newest member of the family, grandson Jonah.
  • This lecture will be delivered in English. Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be provided.
    • 講演は英語で行われます。(日英同時通訳あり)
Robin A. Kemper

Ms. Robin A. Kemper, President, ASCE

Plenary Session 3

  • 9:30 -10:30, Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • “Building resilient airports in Asia”
  • Mr. Benoit Rulleau. Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Kansai Airports, Co., Ltd.
  • This lecture will be delivered in English. Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be provided.
    • 講演は英語で行われます。(日英同時通訳あり)

Mr. Benoit Rulleau, Corporate Executive Vice President and CTO, Kansai Airports, Co. Ltd.

ACECC Awards Ceremony

Achievement Award

Outstanding Project Award

Project Award

Technical Committee Activity Award


Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony starts with the performance by the string orchestra, “Ensemble Civil (EC).” Then, the LOC Chair introduces the history of ACECC, and then, calls the meeting to order. Having guests from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and Tokyo Metropolitan Government, highlights of three-day CECAR8 events will be introduced, along with the address by the President of Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC).

  • Opening: Performance by Ensemble Civil (EC)
  • History of ACECC
  • Opening Address: Mr. Masayasu Kayano, Chair, LOC
  • Guest speeches
    • Dr. Masafumi Mori, Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
    • Guest from Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TBD)
  • Introduction of highlights of CECAR8: Dr. Yukihiro Tsukada, Executive Director, JSCE
  • Introduction and group photo session of the ACECC Presidents
Guest from MLIT

Dr. Masafumi Mori, Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Guest from Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Chair of LOC

Mr. Masayasu Kayano, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Closing Ceremony

In the Closing Ceremony, we look back the events of CECAR8 for three days, in addition to ACECC activity report. Next, Tokyo Protocol will be addressed. Then, the next hosting country of CECAR8, India, will be introduced after handing over the flag to the Indian side, and before closing of the meeting.

  • Closing Address: Prof. Osamu Kusakabe
  • Meeting Summary: Prof. Makoto Kimura
    • ACECC Activity Report, CECAR8 Summary
  • Tokyo Protocol: Prof. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, President, JSCE
  • Flag Hand-over Ceremony
  • Introduction of the Next Host Country
  • Adjourn
Secretary General ACECC

Dr. Kenichi Horikoshi, Secretary General ACECC

Secretary General LOC

Prof. Makoto Kimura, Secretary General LOC

President of JSCE

Prof. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, President of JSCE

Buffet Dinner

Japanese traditional food and drink will be served. At the beginning of the party, a traditional Japanese celebration ceremony “Kagami-Biraki” will be performed. With that ceremony, some guests will open a large vessel of authentic Japanese sake to start the dinner. Western food, drinks and vegetarians food will be also served. Major ingredients of the dishes will be displayed.

Japanese Traditional Performance “DAIKAGURA”

A Japanese traditional performance “Edo-Daikagura” will be shown in the party. Performers SENMARU and YUKI actively perform in Asia, the USA, Europe and around the world, and known for the splendid reputation. “Edo” is the old nameof Tokyo. “Daikagura” was derived from a talisman ceremony against evils. Today, the performance including Japanese traditional acrobatics and tricks is becoming popular entertainment for parties.


Floor Maps & Access Maps

Technical sessions

Session Table

Link to Session Table

Technical Sessions in Detail

Link to Techinical Sessions Details

Booth Exhibit

ACECC Booths


Technical Tours

CECAR8 offers you opportunities to visit actual Japanese civil engineering sites. The technical tours introduce Japan’s dynamic and sustainable infrastructure development and O & M, as well as urban development in metropolitan Tokyo and old Tokyo (Edo). They display cutting-edge technologies as well as historical city planning that will increase your real-life knowledge while you are attending CECAR8.

For further information on each tour, visit Technical Tours.

One-day Tours on Friday, April 19th

#1 Road Infrastructure Tour in and around Tokyo

Latest road planning, design, construction, operation & maintenance technology, road traffic control system, and more. The tour includes all of these.

#2 Water Supply & Sewerage Infrastructure Tour

This tour includes one of the world’s top-ranked tap water supply system, which has long history back to the Edo-era. It also shows you one of the oldest wastewater treatment facilities in Tokyo. Then, you will see the city from the surface of Sumida-River, which has been an important inland-waterway for ship transportation.

#3 Railway Infrastructure Tour

This tour gives you first-hand railway experience. You will hop on board a variety of Japanese trains, such as bullet train (Shinkan-sen), New Transit Waterfront Line, subway, and conventional line, and finish at the Railway Museum.

#4 Tour of the Great East Japan Earthquake Restoration

You will have a very rare opportunity to visit the site with a survivor from the disaster, who will tell you their experience and share their first-hand knowledge of recovery.

#5 Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) Recycling Facilities Tour

This tour will show you how the final volume of disposed waste is reduced with state-of-the-art recycling technology and system. You will visit recycling facilities operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and private companies.

Half-Day Tours on April 16 – 18th

#6 Explore Shinjuku Subcenter on Tuesday, April 16th

In this tour, you will stroll among Shinjuku subcenter, Japan’s most developed business district. You will see magnificent views from the top floors of Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings.

#7 Excursion in Ikebukuro Area on Thursday, April 18th

Ikebukuro, Tokyo’s busiest transportation hubs, has a tree-like government office building. You will be able to peek inside the tree. Then we will stroll in a park inside the big city.

#8 Modern Civil Engineering Construction Site on Wednesday, April 17th

This tour will allow you to step into a highway and railway grade separation construction site and expose you to the high-quality of Japanese civil engineering and transportation policy.

#9 Edo-Taste Old Town Tour on Tuesday, April 16th

In this tour, you will visit a small town with atmosphere of Japan’s old Edo period. Young Japanese civil engineers will accompany you to explain the many historical sites.

General Information

LOC Member List