The city of Yokohama will be hosting the 15th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) come 2022. About 3,500 researchers and experts in computational engineering and computational mechanics are expected to participate, with at least 2,000 expected to come from abroad.
The new PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH facility, one of the largest MICE complexes in Japan, will be hosting the 2022 congress. This is the second time Japan is hosting the congress, when Chiba was the chosen host city in 1994.
To promote Japan as the host country, former president of JSCES (The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science), Prof. Kenjiro Terada (Tohuku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science) has been appointed "MICE Ambassador" by JNTO in March of 2017.
Prof. Seiichi Koshizuka (University of Tokyo, School of Engineering, Department of Systems Innovation) was elected as chairperson for the WCCM 2022.
PACIFICO Yokohama is in the midst of expanding capacity. It is building a new adjacent MICE development in Minato Mirai, which is expected to open in spring 2020. The MICE complex sits along the waterfront area of the Minato Mirai 21 district in Yokohama.
The new facility - Yokohama Minato Mirai International Convention Center - will be one of Japan's largest when it opens with a 5,000-capacity.