The First International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2018, Kochi

September 19-20, 2018

Kochi, Japan

Dear All,

On behalf of the members of the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank all of you for great contributions to the First International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2018 ( ICPE 2018), which was held on 19th and 20th September in Kochi, Japan. As the Chair of the Organizing Committee, I am very pleased and grateful to have shared such a successful conference with you.

We welcomed 418 experts who are engineers, practitioners, researchers, students from 17 countries.

The two days conference consists of the two invited lectures, the state-of-the-art reports, the two organized sessions, such as the current stage of i-Construction and dialog between operators/practitioners, and the various general sessions where 83 numbers of research papers were presented.

Again, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of the participants, lectures, exhibitors, subsidies and supporters who generously helped us make this conference the great success. Without your support, the great success of the ICPE 2018 would not have been achieved.

Thank you again and I wish we can meet again at the next ICPE in 2021.

Sincerely yours,

Osamu Kusakabe

Chair of ICPE Organizing Committee

President of International Press-in Association