Invitation to Bid for Hosting Third ICPE

24 August, 2021 Notices
With the great success of the Inaugural International Conference on Press-in Engineering (ICPE) held in 2018 and the Second ICPE held recently in 2021, the IPA Board of Directors wishes to invite proposals to host the next conference Third ICPE to be held in 2024 or 2025. Interested persons may submit their 1-page proposals (free format) to the IPA for hosting the Third ICPE by 31 October 2021.
Hosting of the Third ICPE can count on extensive assistance in organizing and managing the conference from the IPA Secretariat. All the proposals submitted will be deliberated at the next IPA Board of Directors meeting and shortlisted proposal(s) will be invited to submit a more detail proposal before the host for Third ICPE is confirmed. 
For your reference, the following is the summary of the First and Second ICPE:
1. The First International Conference on Press-in Engineering (ICPE) was held at Kochi University of Technology in Kami city, Kochi Prefecture, Japan on 19th and 20th September, 2018. At the conference, there were 418 participants including researchers, engineers, practitioners and students from 17 countries.
In the plenary sessions, two keynote lecturers were invited: Professor Fumihiko Imamura, director of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science of Tohoku University, and Mr Kenjiro Shimada, from Komatsu Ltd, a leading company developing ICT construction machinery. Also, a video message by Mr Akio Kitamura (Honorary president, IPA / President, GIKEN Ltd), who is an inventor of the Press-in technology, was shown.
Furthermore, the state-of-the-art report of the collaboration between the Cambridge University and GIKEN Ltd. was unveiled. Across the 16 general sessions 88 presentations on the research and project reports were made.
2. The Second International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2021 (ICPE 2021) was held on 19th and 20th June, 2021. The conference was conducted online due to the pandemic of COVID-19. The conference welcomed 430 experts who are engineers, practitioners, researchers, students from 19 countries. The two-day conference consisted of two keynote lectures by Dr. Yozo Fujino, President of Josai University and Dr. Mark Randolph, professor of the University of Western Australia, three state-of-the-art reports and various general sessions where 59 research papers were presented.
Note: For each conference an Organizing Committee was established to plan and manage the conference. Some financial support was granted to the Organizing Committee from private foundations. Also, the IPA Awards ceremony took place at the occasion of the opening ceremony of each conference. You may find detailed information of the conferences in the 2018 December issue of IPA Newsletter and the upcoming 2021 September issue.