The 23rd SANKEN International Symposium
The 18th SANKEN Nanotechnology International Symposium

January 9th – 10th, 2020

Scientific and Industrial Research for Space Age


The Symposium will focus on interdisciplinary cutting-edge researches of science and technologies to find novel fields that contribute to space science and space industries.
Space exploration is a rapidly growing field for basic science and industries and sustainability of humankind and requires the knowledge and technologies form comprehensive research areas.
To explore such research fields where the expertise areas of ISIR; informatics, devices, materials, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology can be applied, we invited leading scientists working on search for extraterrestrial intelligence on Mars, new materials for satellite, comfortable living in space station, moon exploration, and exoplanets using machine learning and so on.
Exchanging ideas during this symposium would stimulate each other and would bring us bold new strategies like a “Mars Shot” for future research.

Important Dates


Abstract submission deadline:
December 13th, 2019

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Registration deadline:
December 6th, 2019


Hotel reservation deadline:
December 6th, 2019

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Plenary Speakers

Junichiro Kawaguchi

Junichiro Kawaguchi (JAXA)

Christopher E. Carr

Christopher E. Carr
(MIT/ Massachusetts General Hospital)

Invited Speakers

・Necmi Cihan Orger(Kyushu Institute of Technology)
・Kazuki Yukumatsu (JAXA)
・Takao Yasui (Nagoya University)
・Izumi Yoshizaki (JAXA)
・Kazumichi Nakagawa (Kobe University)
・Daniel Duzdevich, (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University)
・Koji Hashimoto (Osaka University)
・Nikolaos Nikolaou (University College London)
・Naoya Takeishi (RIKEN)
・Tomoaki Ichijo (Osaka Shoin Women's University)
・Ryosuke Nakashima (Osaka Unievrsity)
・Yuki Komoto (Osaka Unievrsity)

General Information


 January 9th – 10th, 2020
(Reception : January 8th)


 Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center



All rooms are reserved in THE WESTIN HOTEL Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center
*The hotel is connected to the venue by a passageway.

☆ Check in (after 15:00)
 ☑ Those who will go by chartered bus
  After arriving at the hotel by bus, we will give you the room key at the hotel lobby.
 ☑ Other
  Please check in at the hotel front desk. You can check in after 15: 00.

☆ Check out (until 11:00)
  At the hotel front desk, please return the key and pay for any personal use (e.g. mini bar).
  You do not need to pay the accommodation fee. The organizer will pay altogether.


Reception Hall (Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center)


THE WESTIN HOTEL Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center

Registration Fees

Registration fees: Free

Reception fees

Invited ----- 0 yen
Participant ----- 2,000 yen
Student ----- 1,000 yen

Banquet fees

Invited ----- 0 yen
Participant ----- 2,000 yen
Student ----- 1,000 yen

Lunch Box

Lunch Box fees: Free

Instruction for Poster Presenters

We organize “Young researcher best poster awards” to encourage their Master/Doctor works. The first 10% of the total candidates will be awarded.

1. Size and Set-up/Removal
Size: 880mm width X 2050mm height
Set up: Jan. 9th, during lunch time (12:30‐14:00)
Removal: at the end of poster session.
*Any posters remaining on panels after the removal time will be discarded by the secretariat.

2. Poster Presentations
Odd numbers: Jan. 9 (Wed) 16:00‐17:00
Even numbers: Jan. 9 (Wed) 17:00‐18:00
You are required to be in front of your poster during the time assigned above.
The best poster prizes will be awarded to several (the first 10% of the total candidates) poster presentations. The awards will be presented at the end of the symposium.

Organizing Committee

Akira Oiwa,
Masaya Nogi,
Takeharu Nagai,
Masateru Taniguchi,
Akiko Watanabe,
Masayoshi Ohnishi,
Senjin Aihara


The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center, ISIR, Osaka University