Scope and Background


ISSS-7 is the 7th in a series of international symposia organized by The Surface Science Society of Japan. This symposium highlights recent achievements in surface and interfacial science, and related fields. 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 green technologies leading renewable energy for sustainable growth. Interdisciplinary studies and discussion on the future directions of the fields are strongly encouraged.

Important Dates

2nd Announcement and Call for Papers
(only on Web site)
January, 2014
Abstract Deadline
(only on Web site)
has been extended to July 11 (Fri), 2014
Acceptance Notice
(via E-mail)
August 29 (Fri), 2014
Advanced Registration
(only on Web site)
September 26 (Fri), 2014
Manuscript Deadline
(via Online Submission of e-JSSNT)
December 31 (Wed), 2014

Venue


The symposium place, Matsue city in Shimane prefecture, is one of Japanese mythological areas.

Kojiki (A.D. 712) the first history book of Japan said that the deities who created Japan were active around there, for example Susano-o-no-Mikoto deity fought and killed Yamata-no-Orochi, a gigantic serpent with eight heads and eight tails; this is one scene in the ISSS-7 poster and banquet.

Kagura

You can also see many kinds of unearthed articles at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo. For examples, a bell-shaped bronze vessel relic, Dotaku, is supposed to have been put to some ceremonial use. A comma-shaped stone bead, Magatama, was used as ornamental necklaces in ancient times.

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine (older than 8th century, main shrine: national treasure) was dedicated to one of the deities. This Grand Shrine is one of Japan's most important shrines.

At the beginning of the 17th century, a feudal lord built a formidable castle, Matsue castle, on the banks of Lake Shinji. The castle is one of only 12 remaining original castles nationwide and you can enjoy the sightseeing boat tour circles the castle’s historical moats. The scenic beauty of the lake Shinji is especially magnificent and the views are worth seeing. The sun begins to set, and exquisite colors of tinting appear in the water and sky of Lake Shinji. The author Lafcadio Hearn described the beauty of Matsue and Lake Shinji, blessed with an abundance of beautiful natural scenery.

Adachi museum of art is famous for the best Japanese garden chosen by the U.S. magazine Sukiya Living. There are many other nice places in and around Matsue. Facing onto the relaxed atmosphere and appearance, Matsue has a calming influence on residents and visitors alike.

Link to

Access to Shimane Prefectural Convention Center
Access to Shimane

The Symposium will be held at Shimane Prefectural Convention Center (Kunibiki Messe), Matsue, Shimane (http://www.kunibikimesse.jp/14.html).

The nearest airport is Izumo Airport; it is well connected from Tokyo (Haneda; 80 min), Osaka (Itami; 60 min), and Fukuoka (65 min) airports. Yonago Airport is also available from Tokyo (Haneda; 80 min, Narita; 90 min) and Seoul (Incheon; 70 min). From there, Matsue station is conveniently reached by an airport limousine bus (from Izumo Airport; 30 min, from Yonago Airport; 45 min).

A local express train of Japan Railway Company is also available from Okayama station (2 hr 30 min). From Matsue station it takes about 7 min on foot to get to Kunibiki Messe.

Abstract Submission


Please make your "My Page" first, where you create your ID, password, and Personal Information. Next in your "My Page", you can start Abstract Submission, Symposium Registration, Banquet Registration, Social Program Registration, and Hotel Accommodation.

Go to My Page for 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 and postal addresses, the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and the main text (template doc).

The abstract should be in PDF format (less than 2 MB in size), and submitted via the Web page.


The deadline for submission has been extended to July 11 (Fri), 2014.


The author is requested to declare the preferred presentation form (oral or poster) and to choose the related first and second categories in

  1. Frontiers in dynamics on Surfaces
    (carrier dynamics, spin dynamics, ultrafast phenomena, thermal transport, photonics, transition, diffusion/desorption/reaction)
  2. Nanomaterials: Fabrication and Functionality
    (nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanorods nanowires, nanodots, self-assemebly and self-organization, plasmonic application, optical function, electronic function, magnetic function)
  3. Surface Electronic States
    (surface state, quantized state, Rashba effect, magnetism, electric transport, 2D material, topological insulator, superconductor, optical property, device applications)
  4. Surface Chemistry
    (surface reaction, fundamental catalyses, electrochemical interfaces, solid / liquid interfaces, self-organizing interfaces, supramolecular interfaces)
  5. Biointerface and Biomolecular Electronics
    (bioelectronics, biosensor, bio-MEMS, biomimetic materials / interfaces, medical/bio-devices, medical application, neural interfaces)
  6. Development on Instrumentation & Characterization
    (nano and sub-nano analyses, standalization of characterization, local chemical analyses, operando analysis, emerging experimental techniques, novel theoretical methods)
  7. Surface Structure
    (surface and interface strucure, atomic-scale controlled interface, thin films and ultrathin films, modified surfaces)
  8. Green Technologies
    (heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, solar cell, interfacial energy conversion, enegy storage device, thermoelectric conversion, tribology)
  9. Topical Sessions
    (Only invited speakers)

Young authors can apply Travel Award and Best Poster Award, here.


ISSS-7 Awards:

ISSS-7 Awards will be offered in the following two categories on a competitive basis. Anyone 35 or younger as of November 2, 2014 is encouraged to apply as eligible, which must be certified on site. Application is made at the time of abstract submission in each category of interest.


1) Travel Award is intended to support travel in part for applicants who are judged to excel others on the basis of the abstracts. Up to 50,000 Japanese yen will be provided per recipient.


2) Best Poster Award recognizes the outstanding poster presentations at the symposium. Decision will be due by voting during the poster viewing on November 3, 2014. An award winner must be the first author and present the paper with prospective intention of submitting a proceedings paper.


The Award winners will be commended in public with certificates and medals during the Banquet on November 5, 2014.


Symposium, Banquet, and Social Program Registration

Registration Procedure

Please log-in your "My Page" which is created in Abstract Submission, using the same ID and password. In My Page, you can edit Registration Application Details. Note that your registration will be completed after you finish the payment procedure.

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Conference Fees

  Early REGISTRATION
(On or Before September 26, 2014)
Late and On-Site REGISTRATION
(On or After September 27, 2014)
Regular (SSSJ member) JPY 45,000 JPY 50,000
Regular (non-SSSJ member) JPY 55,000 JPY 60,000
Student (SSSJ member) JPY 15,000 JPY 18,000
Student (non-SSSJ member) JPY 17,000 JPY 20,000
Accompanying person JPY 2,000

* All fees are in Japanese Yen.


Regular and Student Registration Fee Includes: Program booklet, Abstract memory stick (USB), and attendance to Sessions and Exhibition, Welcome reception, and Coffee breaks.
Accompanying persons Registration Fee Includes: attendance to Welcome reception, and access to Exhibition room.

For SSSJ Non-Members (living abroad); We invite the participants from foreign countries to join SSSJ. You can obtain an International Regular Membership of SSSJ, if you register for ISSS-7 as a Regular Participant (Non-SSSJ Member), without additional payment. This special offer is only for the participants from the outside of Japan, irrespective of the nationality (including Japanese living abroad). The membership is valid until ISSS-8 (scheduled in 2017). (If you register for ISSS-8 as a regular participant of non-SSSJ membership again, your International Regular Membership is extended until ISSS-9.) The members are given the privilege of free access to the articles in our bulletin on Web and others. You will find the application form in your conference bag. The details of the membership and privilege are given here.

For SSSJ Non-Members (living in Japan); You can obtain the SSSJ membership of FY2015 without payment of the additional membership fee (JPY10,000 for a regular member and JPY2,000 for a student). You will find the application form in your conference bag. Regular Members will receive SSSJ bulletins monthly from April 2015.

We can prepare a day-care room for participant's child(ren) in the symposium place with discount price. Please contact isss7@sssj.org
For participant who requires Japanese VISA, click here.

Banquet

A banquet will start at 18:00 on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, in Matsue Vogel Park. The excursion buses will bring you to the banquet place after the excursion, and near your hotels after the banquet. You can go to the banquet place by train, by yourself. The details of the banquet is here.

Banquet
Contents Banquet
Date Wednesday (night), November 5th, 2014
Fee JPY 3,000/per person

Excursion tours

Excursion tours will start after the morning sessions on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. Several buses of four different courses will depart from the conference place. The details of the tours are

Tour No. 1: Tatara Tour
Contents Excursions and Tours
Date Wednesday (afternoon), November 5th, 2014
Fee JPY 2,000/per person
Minimum number of participants required 40 person
Maximum number of participants required 200 person
Tour No. 2: Adachi Museum of Art Tour
Contents Excursions and Tours
Date Wednesday (afternoon), November 5th, 2014
Fee JPY 2,000/per person
Minimum number of participants required 40 person
Maximum number of participants required 300 person
Tour No. 3: Kojindani Tour
Contents Excursions and Tours
Date Wednesday (afternoon), November 5th, 2014
Fee JPY 2,000/per person
Minimum number of participants required 40 person
Maximum number of participants required 100 person
Tour No. 4: Sake Brewery Tour
Contents Excursions and Tours
Date Wednesday (afternoon), November 5th, 2014
Fee JPY 2,000/per person
Minimum number of participants required 20 person
Maximum number of participants required 40 person

*All tours will be on even if it rains.

*A box lunch will be served on the bus.

*Routes may change at any time without notice.

*If it does not reach to minimum number of participants required for each tour at the closing date of acceptance, these tours will be canceled.

Accommodation

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Technical Exhibitions


It is our pleasure to provide wonderful technical exhibitions giving participants and vendors a venue for sharing ideas and product information during the symposium.


For exhibitors in Japan, here are a prospectus (Syui-sho) , cooperation request (Kyouryoku-negai) , and submission form (Moushikomi-sho) for the ISSS-7 exhibition.

Programs


Plenary and Invited Speakers

Plenary Lectures

Prof. John T. Yates, Jr. (Univ. of Virginia, USA)
"The Electronic Excitation of TiO2- Monitoring Electron and Hole Behavior and the Effects of Band Bending on Surface Chemistry"
Prof. Yoshinori Tokura (Riken, Japan)
"Topological Electromagnetic Responses from Surface/Interface States"
Prof. Robert M. Corn (Univ. of California, Irvine, USA)
"Nanorings and Other Things: Bio-Inspired Nanostructured Interfaces"

Invited Speakers (will be updated for more several speakers)
Normal sessions

Frontiers in dynamics on Surfaces
Prof. Angelos Michaelides (Univ. College London, UK)
"Structure and dynamics of water at interfaces"
Dr. Hirohito Ogasawara (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, USA)
"Ultrafast surface reaction and desorption probed by X-ray free-electron laser"
Dr. Mitsunori Kurahashi (NIMS, Japan)
"Application of a state-selected O2 beam to the analysis of surface reaction dynamics"
Prof. Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia Univ. USA)
"Excitons at Semiconductor Interfaces"
Nanomaterials : Fabrication and Functionality
Prof. Richard E. Palmer (Univ. of Birmingham, UK)
"Atomic manipulation of polyatomic molecules and size-selected gold clusters"
Dr. Goki Eda (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore)
"Band nesting in transition metal dichalcogenide nano-sheets"
Prof. Ulrich Kaspar Heiz (Technical Univ. Munich, Germany)
"Catalysis and photocatalysis of cluster hybrid materials"
Prof. Roman Nowak (Aalto Univ., Finland)
"Mechanics meets electronics in nanoscale: The mystery of current spike and nanoscale-confinement"
Surface Electronic States
Dr. Joseph Stroscio (NIST, USA)
"Local Probe Measurements of Field Effect Doping of Graphene and Topological Insulator Surface States"
Dr. Claus Schneider (Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany)
"Exploring the Electronic Origin of New Paradigms in Information Technology"
Prof. Peter Feulner (Technical Univ. Munich, Germany)
"Spin-dependent electron transfer dynamics probed by the Core-Hole-Clock method"
Dr. Takashi Uchihashi (NIMS, Japan)
"Surface superconducting materials: Toward topological nanoarchitechtonics"
Surface Chemistry
Dr. Niklas Nilius (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany)
"Tailoring the properties of oxide materials via doping"
Dr. Kazukuni Tahara (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Functionality of surface-confined molecular networks at the liquid/solid interfaces"
Prof. Karsten Reuter (Technical Univ. Munich, Germany)
"Identification of the Active Phase of Heterogeneous Catalysts through In Situ Reaction Product Imaging"
Biointerface and Biomolecular Electronics
Prof. Francesco Stellacci (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"From Nano- to Bio-Interfaces, Lessons Learned"
Prof. Kaoru Tamada (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
"Self-assembled metal nanoparticle based biosensor and bioimaging"
Dr. Yuko Ueno (NTT Basic Research laboratories, Japan)
"On-chip FRET Aptasensor Built on Graphene Oxide Surface"
Development on Instrumentation & Characterization
Prof. Joachim Schnadt (Lund Univ., Sweden)
"Ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at the MAX IV Laboratory"
Prof. Jiro Matsuo (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
"Molecular imaging of biological materials with Ar cluster SIMS"
Prof. Richard Berndt (Univ. of Kiel, Germany)
"STM-based spectroscopies of single dopants and quantum noise"
Dr. Pavel Jelinek (Institute of Physics of the ASCR, Czech Republic)
"The origin of high resolution AFM/STM imaging and beyond"
Surface Structure
Dr. Toshio Hyodo (KEK, Japan)
"Recent results with total-reflection high-energy positron diffraction (TRHEPD)"
Dr. Shamil Shaikhutdinov (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft,Germany)
"Ultrathin silicate films on metals"
Dr. Tevfik Onur Menteş (Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
"Low-dimensional bimetallic alloys: structure and magnetism at the nanoscale"
Prof. Tadashi Abukawa (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
"Surface structure determination by three-dimensional Patterson map: Au and In on Si(111) surface"
Green Technologies
Dr. Zhou Haoshen (AIST, Japan)
"How to develop new green technologies: From lithium ion battery to post lithium ion battery"
Prof. Joachim Sauer (Humboldt Univ. Berlin, Germany)
"Sites for Methane Activation on pure and Li-doped MgO Surfaces"
Prof. Masato Machida (Kumamoto Univ., Japan)
"Interfacial structure of thermostable Rh/metal phosphate catalysts for automotive applications"
Prof. Shuk-Yin Tong (South Univ. Sci. Technol. China, China)
"Understanding stabilization forces on polar surfaces of ZnO"

Topical Sessions (Only invited speakers.
The list will be updated for more several speakers)

Surface Science at Electrocatalysts for Energy Systems
Prof. Ib Chorkendorff (Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark)
"From Surface Science to Nanoparticles: In Search of New Catalysts"
Prof. Ken-ichiro Ota (Yokohama National Univ., Japan)
"Advancement of group 4 and 5 metal oxide cathode for PEFCs"
Prof. Yung-Eun Sung (Seoul National Univ., Korea)
"Surface electrochemistry on nanoparticles for fuel cell"
Prof. Lin Zhuang (Wuhan Univ., China)
"Toward Better Descriptors for the Surface Reactivity of Metal Catalysts"
Novel Biosensing Based on Nano-structures
Prof. Tomoji Kawai (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Single Molecule DNA and RNA Sequencing by Gating Nanopore systems"
Prof. Yuji Miyahara (Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ., Japan)
"Detection of biomolecular recognition using bio-transistors"
Dr. Lain-Jong Li (Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
"Graphene/MoS2 2D Monolayer Stacking for Ultrasensitive Detection"
Dr. Bernhard Wolfrum (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
"Nanoporous crossbar arrays for localized electrochemical sensing on a chip"
Novel Electronic States -Topological insulator materials-
Prof. M. Zahid Hasan (Princeton Univ., USA)
"TBD"
Prof. Qi-Kun Xue (Tsinghua Univ., China)
"TBD"
Prof. Xi Dai (Tsinghua Univ., China)
"Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect:material design for Chem insulators"
Prof. Yulin Chen (Univ. of Oxford, UK)
"Visualizing Electronic Structures of Topological Quantum Materials"

Heinrich Rohrer Medal

The Heinrich Rohrer Medal Lecture (Grand Medal)

To be announced after the selection
A Grand Medal winner will provide an award plenary lecture and Rising Medal winners will deliver award invited talks during the symposium.

The Heinrich Rohrer Medal Lecture (Grand Medal)

Proceedings


The proceedings of ISSS-7 will be published in the e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (open access Web-based journal). All papers will be subject to peer review. The papers are individually and immediately published on the Web after acceptance, and are unaffected by delays in other papers. There are no page limitations or fees for color figures. Instructions of manuscript preparation are on the journal Web page. http://www.sssj.org/ejssnt

Committees

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRPERSON

S. Morita (Osaka Univ., Japan)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD

Chair
K. Takayanagi (Japan)
 
  • M. Aono (Japan) ,
  • E. Bauer (USA) ,
  • F. Besenbacher (Denmark) ,
  • C. L. Bai (China) ,
  • J. J. Boland (Ireland) ,
  • C. Carbone (Italy) ,
  • C. S. Chang (Taiwan) ,
  • T.-C. Chiang (USA) ,
  • E. F. da Silva, Jr. (Brazil) ,
  • S. D. Evans (UK) ,
  • C. S. Fadley (USA) ,
  • H.-J. Freund (Germany) ,
  • A. Fujishima (Japan) ,
  • M. Grätzel (Switzerland) ,
  • J. G. Hou (China) ,
  • S. Iijima (Japan) ,
  • K. Itaya (Japan) ,
  • Y. Iwasawa (Japan) ,
  • U. O. Karlsson (Sweden) ,
  • D. A. King (UK) ,
  • W. Knoll (Austria) ,
  • Y. Kuk (Korea) ,
  • M. G. Lagally (USA) ,
  • G. Le Lay (France) ,
  • H. Möhwald (Germany) ,
  • D. J. Müller (Germany) ,
  • J. E. Ortega (Spain) ,
  • K. Oura (Japan) ,
  • G. Pacchioni (Italy) ,
  • W.-D. Schneider (Switzerland) ,
  • G. A. Somorjai (USA) ,
  • P. Soukiassian (France) ,
  • S. Y. Tong (Hong Kong) ,
  • S. Tougaard (Denmark) ,
  • M. Tsukada (Japan) ,
  • M. A. Van Hove (Hong Kong) ,
  • A. T. S. Wee (Singapore) ,
  • R. Wiesendanger (Germany) ,
  • Q. K. Xue (China) ,
  • J. T. Yates, Jr. (USA) ,

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair
H.Daimon Nara Inst. Sci. Tech.
Vice Chairs
  • M. Oshima Univ. Tokyo ,
  • S. Hasegawa Univ. Tokyo ,
  • A. Sakai Kyoto Univ.
Secretaries
  • D. Fujita NIMS ,
  • K. Hattori Nara Inst. Sci. Tech.
Treasurers
  • M. Kasu Saga Univ. ,
  • T. Fukuda Osaka City Univ.

Program

Chair
  • K. Fukui Osaka Univ.
Vice Chairs
  • Y. Morikawa Osaka Univ. ,
  • A. Hirano Iwata Tohoku Univ. ,
  • I. Matsuda Univ. Tokyo
  • J. Kubota Univ. Tokyo
Advisory
  • S. Watanabe Univ. Tokyo

Publication

Chair
  • K. Akagi Tohoku Univ.
Vice Chairs
  • J. Onoe Tokyo Inst. Tech. ,
  • M. Takai Univ. Tokyo ,
  • S. Shiraki Tohoku Univ.

Local Arrangement

Chair
  • T. Yasue Osaka El.-Comm. Univ.
Vice Chairs
  • H. Onishi Kobe Univ. ,
  • S. Hasegawa Osaka Univ. ,
  • M. Suzuki Kyoto Univ. ,
  • Y. Fujii Kobe Univ. ,
  • Y. Teraoka JAEA , K. Tamada Kyushu Univ. ,
  • S. Aoyagi Shimane Univ. ,
  • M. Fujii Shimane Univ.
Advisory
  • K. Yoshino Shimane Inst. Indust. Tech.

Exhibition

Chair
  • T. Koshikawa Osaka El.-Comm. Univ.
Vice Chairs
  • S. Hasegawa Univ. Tokyo ,
  • R. Oiwa Omicron NanoTech. Japan ,
  • T. Tazawa JEOL ,
  • K. Sasakawa Kobelco Res. Inst. ,
  • K. Obori Horiba ,
  • J. Ye Nissan Arc ,
  • S. Hayashi NSSMC ,
  • N. Isomura Toyota Cent. R&D Labs. ,
  • Y. Nagasawa Toray Res. Center ,
  • H. Yokoi Canon

General Secretary

E. Uemura SSSJ

Audit

A. Ichimiya Nagoya Univ.

International Organizing Committee of ISSS series

Chair
K. Takayanagi (Japan)
 
  • E. Bauer (USA) ,
  • Y. Iwasawa (Japan) ,
  • W. Knoll (Austria) ,
  • G. A. Somorjai (USA) ,
  • P. Soukiassian (France) ,
  • M. Tsukada (Japan)