On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to welcome you with great pleasure to the 4th International Workshop on design in Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCEE 2015) in Taipei City, Taiwan.
DCEE 2015 is organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, and with help of Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University for the pre-conference workshop. In order to give all participants a most worthy experience of conference, the organizing committee has arranged the event in careful contemplation and detailed consideration. We have planned a pre-conference workshop: “Sustainable City – A Hundred Years from Now”, facilitated by Professor Pirjo Haikola (Finland) and Professor Mei-Mei Song (Taiwan), in hope to bring on the discussion one step further to the future. I would like to thank Professor Haikola and Professor Song for their great efforts.
This year’s workshop features 3 keynote speeches and 13 technical presentations by researchers from Japan, U.S.A., Denmark, Italy and Taiwan. The presentations span a wide range of studies related to Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from environmental design, structural design, to engineering design education. These arrangements are aimed to provide the participants a most abundant journey of “design”. I would like to thank all of the presenters, particularly the three excellent keynote speakers – Professor Hideyuki Horii from Japan (Designing Innovation Workshop: i.School UTokyo), Professor Eduardo Miranda from USA (Performance Based Design), Mr. Ying-Chih Chang from Taiwan (Structural design for best integration with Architecture).
Last but not the least, the organizing committee also planned a technical tour to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, to see how the old architecture from the Japanese colonial period has been re-used and transformed into modern exhibition venues and creative studios for young artists.
I am looking forward to a delightful and enjoyable meeting with you. Thank you very much for coming all the way to join us here in Taipei. I wish you all a pleasant stay in Taipei and a successful meeting of the DCEE 2015.
Shang-Hsien (Patrick) Hsieh
Chairman, DCEE 2015 Organizing Committee
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University