Scope and Background

"Symposium on Surface Science & Nanotechnology -25th Anniversary of SSSJ Kansai-" (SSSN-Kansai) is an international symposium for the 25th anniversary of the Kansai branch of the Surface Science Society of Japan. This symposium highlights recent achievements in surface and interfacial science, and nanotechnology. Major topics include the structure, electronic states, and dynamic processes of a wide range of surfaces and interfaces, novel instrumentation and methodological development, and applications of surface science to energy and environmental technologies. Interdisciplinary studies and discussion on the future directions of the fields are strongly encouraged.

Date & Location

January 24-25, 2017
Kyoto International Community House (kokoka), Japan

Plenary and Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Hiroshi Daimon (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)

    "3D Observation of Atoms and Electrons by Two-dimensional Photoelectron Spectroscopy"

  • Prof. Takanori Koshikawa (Osaka Electro-Communication University)

    "Development of highly spin-polarized and high brightness LEEM and application to spintronics materials"

  • Prof. Ying Jiang (Peking University, China)
  • Prof. Ulrich Hoefer (Philipps Universitat Marburg, Germany)
  • Prof. D.-W. Kim (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
  • Prof. Runwei Li (Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, China)
  • Dr. Om Prakash Khatri (Indian Institute of Petroleum, India)
  • Prof. Stefan Tautz (Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany)
  • Dr. Chia-Hao Chen (National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan)
  • Dr. Jun Okamoto (National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan)
  • Prof. Pankaj Bharali (Tezpur University, India)
  • Dr. Takashi Kumagai (Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Germany)
  • Dr. Toshiki Sugimoto (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Prof. Taichi Okuda (Hiroshima University, Japan)
  • Prof. Yasushi Hotta (University of Hyogo, Japan)
  • Prof. Teruki Sugiyama (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Prof. Iwao Matsuda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dr. Hikari Sakaebe (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

Important Dates

  • 1st Announcement and Call for Papers: October 17, 2016
  • Abstract Deadline: (Closed) December 14, 2016 (Wednesday) 17:00
  • Early Registration Deadline: (Closed) December 22, 2016 (Thursday) 17:00


Conference Fees

Late Registration (After December 22, 2016) Regular: JPY 20,000-
Student: JPY 5,000-
On-Site Registration Regular: JPY 20,000-
Student: JPY 5,000-

Regular and student registration fee includes: attendance to sessions, program booklet, and coffee breaks.
Conference fee can be paid by credit card without transfer fee. If you prefer to pay through a bank transfer (with additional transfer fee), ask the accountant by e-mail.

We offer a sincere welcome to the banquet for all registered persons. Banquet will be offered for free (no charge) by SSSJ-Kansai. Please entry for the banquet at the registration page.

Abstract Submission

A one-page abstract (A4 size, 297*210 mm) is required for each presentation. The abstract should consist of a title, an author list including affiliations, the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and the main text. The template for the abstract can be downloaded. (Template.doc)
The abstract should be converted into PDF format (less than 5 MB in size), and submitted via the above link.
The author is requested to declare the preferred presentation form (oral or poster) and to choose the related first and second categories in;

  1. 1. Surface Molecular Dynamics (diffusion/desorption/reaction, single-molecule chemistry, electrochemistry, self-organizing interfaces, supramolecular interfaces, molecular dynamics, carrier dynamics, ultrafast phenomena, photonics)
  2. 2. Surface Electronic States (surface state, quantized state, Rashba effect, magnetism, electric transport, 2D material, topological insulator, superconductor, optical property, device applications, electronic devices)
  3. 3. Surface Structure(surface and interface structure, atomic-scale controlled interface, thin films and ultrathin films, modified surfaces)
  4. 4. Nanomaterials: Fabrication and Functionality (nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires, nanodots, self-assembly and self-organization, plasmonic application, optical function, electronic function, magnetic function)
  5. 5. Development on Instrumentation & Characterization (nano and sub-nano analyses, standardization of characterization, local chemical analyses, operando analysis, emerging experimental techniques, novel theoretical methods)
  6. 6. Energy and Environmental Technologies (heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, solar cell, interfacial energy conversion, energy storage device, thermoelectric conversion, tribology)

Oral presentation is selected by the program committee and the presentation time and date will be announced at a later date. Due to the limited time for oral presentations, we may ask you for poster presentation instead of oral presentation.


A banquet will be held at night on January 24, 2017.

Poster Awards

Best Poster Award recognizes the outstanding poster presentations at the symposium. Posters presented by the lead young researchers (35 and younger on April 1, 2017) can be nominated for the review. An award winner must be the first author. Decision will be made by voting during the poster viewing. The Award winners will be commended in public during the symposium.

Presentation Time

  1. 1. Oral presentation (contributed presentation)Oral presentations are assigned 15 minutes. (presentation for 10 minutes, Q&A for 5 minutes).
  2. 2. Poster presentationPoster presentations are assigned 80 minutes on Jan. 24 and 25, 2017.
    Core time: the first half for speakers with an odd presentation number the last half for speakers with an even presentation number.

Presentation Method

  1. 1. Oral presentationOral presentations will be given using a PC projector. SSSN will prepare PCs with the following specifications; Windows8.1 Pro with Microsoft Power Point 2010. Presenters may bring your own PCs.
  2. 2. Poster presentationPresenters put up posters, figures, tables, and photographs in a designated display space (180 cm (H) × 90 cm (W) for one presentation). Presenters are required to answer questions from attendees during their session time.

Program & Time Table

Link to PDF File
  1. (Updated 10th Jan. 2017)
  2. Committees

    Symposium Chairperson Takuya Matsumoto (Osaka University)
    Steering Committee Yasushi Maeda (AIST)
    Shin-ichi Honda (University of Hyogo)
    Program Junichi Kanasaki (Osaka University)
    Teruo Kanki (Osaka University)
    Yu Nakamura (Mitsubishi Electric)
    Hiroshi Okuyama (Kyoto University)
    Akitaka Yoshigoe (JAEA)
    Kenji Yoshii (JAEA)
    Mitsunori Kitta (AIST)
    Masaru Takizawa (Ritsumeikan University)
    Hiroyuki Sugimura (Kyoto University)
    Shingo Tanaka (AIST)
    Publication Yoichi Otsuka (Osaka University)
    Accountant Takayuki Arie (Osaka Prefecture University)
    Kei Mitsuhara (Ritsumeikan University)

    Supporting Organizations

    ・ The Spectroscopical Society of Japan
    ・ The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
    ・ The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
    ・ Catalysis Society of Japan
    ・ The Society of Materials Science, Japan, Kansai Branch
    ・ The Japan Institute of Light Metals
    ・ The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
    ・ Japanese Society of Tribologists
    ・ The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
    ・ The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
    ・ Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
    ・ The Japanese Society of Microscopy
    ・ The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kansai Branch
    ・ The Physical Society of Japan
    ・ The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
    ・ The Surface Finishing Society of Japan
    ・ The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
    ・ Japan Oil Chemists' Society
    ・ The Society of Powder Technology, Japan
    ・ The Vacuum Society of Japan


    SSSN Secretary