“Fire Broke Out in the Main Hall and Surrounding Buildings of Shuri Castle”

The fire that broke out in the main hall and surrounding buildings of Shuri Castle
was a shocking incident that reminds us of the necessity for the disaster mitigation
of cultural heritage and historic cities. Shuri Castle continues to be loved by not
only the local people but also people in other regions. It has been used for all sorts
of activities. This fire made us realize the importance band meaning of cultural
heritage, and it renewed our awareness of the importance of protecting our cultural
heritage.

Challenges in protecting cultural heritage sites and historical cities from natural hazards and man-made disasters still require immediate attentions and ideas for the resolutions. This year, we will once again host the “Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities” and hold debates pertaining to disaster mitigation for cultural heritage sites and historical cities. We are soliciting both refereed papers and non-refereed reports in accordance with the guidelines below and welcome your submissions.