IEEE ICC2012 Workshop on
Re-think ICT infrastructure designs and operations
~ Disaster Recovery Lessons Learned from Great East Japan Earthquake~
~ and Recovery Technology Discussion for Great Disaster~


On March 11th, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake occurred with the epicenter approximately 70 kilometers (42 mile) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe structural damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse. Furthermore, many electrical generators including nuclear reactors were take down.
Of course, the damage of ICT including communication networks and computing infrastructures was un-experienced and beyond their thoughts. Although many rapid recovery plans have been executed, however, Japan has faced and has been expected to re-design and operations.
This workshop aims to share with international audiences on the opinion of emergency ICT infrastructure operations in large disaster, like Great East Japan Earthquake. We actually plan to invite some speakers who will address their experiences and future issue in Great East Japan Earthquake. Furthermore, we would like to discuss and "Re-think" the future ICT infrastructure designs and operations according to the accepted technical papers.