Japanese Liquid Crystal Conference 2018

September 3rd (Mon.) – 6th (Thu.), 2018
Annual meeting: Gifu University (1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City, 501-1193, Japan)
Friendship meeting: Gifu University Satellite Campus (6-31 Yoshino-machi, Gifu City)
Organized by Japanese Liquid Crystal Society (JLCS)
In cooperation with The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers; Society for Information Display, Japan Chapter; The Japan Society of Applied Physics; The Japanese Photochemistry Association; The Society of Polymer Science, Japan; The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan; The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers; The Chemical Society of Japan; The Biophysical Society of Japan; The Physical Society of Japan; Japan Oil Chemists’ Society; The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
Supported by Gifu Prefectural Government; Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau

Important dates:

Registration for presentation in the Annual Meeting: May 7th (Mon.)-May 25th (Fri.) (JST)
Abstract submission: June 11th (Mon.) – June 29th (Fri.)
Registration for participation and payment (early bird fee): June 11th (Mon.) – July 30th (Mon.)

Friendship Meeting: September 3rd (Mon.)
Annual Meeting: September 4th (Tue.) – 6th (Thu.)

1. Registration for presentation in the Annual Meeting:

Open from May 7th (Mon.) till May 25th (Fri.) (JST)

Registration site will open on May 7th (Mon.).

In the registration, please choose oral presentation/poster presentation/no preference.
Oral presentation is 20 minutes including discussion.
Poster presenters under the age of 30 (JLCS members; excluding the previous awardees) are eligible to apply for the JLCS Kousai Poster Award and those who belongs to the master and bachelor course of student are could be apply for the JLCS student poster award.

Registration for presentation form closed at May 25th (JST)

2. Abstract submission:

Open from June 11th (Mon.) till June 29th (Fri.)

Submission site will open on June 11th (Mon.).

Templates with preparation instructions: (in Japanese) MS-Word, PDF

The publication date of the JLCC2018 abstracts (CD-ROM) will be August 20th, 2018.

Submission form of your abstract file closed at June 29th (JST)

3. Registration for participation and payment:

Registration for participation and payment (early bird fee): June 11th (Mon.) – July 30th (Mon.)

Note (common to all participants):
Member fee applies also to members of Societies in cooperation, and to those from Corporate Members (in Japanese).

Notes to participants from abroad:
Participants from abroad can pay the early-bird registration fee at the conference site if you complete the registration for participation and payment by the early-bird fee deadline (July 30th (Mon.), JST). Only cash (Japanese yen) will be accepted.
Conference materials (abstract CD-ROM, name badge) will be handed at the conference site, and will not be sent to your address.

Notes to participants from Japan:
Although on-site registration and payment are possible, registration and payment in advance are strongly encouraged to avoid unnecessary troubles. Late fee applies to on-site payment.
Early-bird fee applies to participants who complete payment by bank transfer through Japan Post Bank (ゆうちょ銀行) by the early-bird fee deadline (July 30th (Mon.), JST).
Participants who complete registration and payment by July 3oth (Mon.) will receive conference materials (abstract CD-ROM and name badge) one week prior to the Conference.

Registration fee for the Annual Meeting
(including one abstract CD-ROM):

Regular (non-student), member:
Early-bird (till July 30th): 8,000 yen
Late/On site: 11,000 yen

Regular (non-student), non-member:
Early-bird (till July 30th): 20,000 yen
Late/On site: 23,000 yen

Student, member:
Early-bird (till July 30th): 4,000 yen
Late/On site: 6,000 yen

Student, non-member:
Early-bird (till July 30th): 7,000 yen
Late/On site: 9,000 yen

Additional abstract CD-ROM: 3,000 yen

Banquet fee
(buffet-style, September 5th, 17:30-19:30):

Regular (non-student):
Early-bird (till July 30th): 5,000 yen
Late/On site: 6,000 yen

Early-bird (till July 30th): 2,000 yen
Late/On site: 3,000 yen

* The same fee applies to members and non-members

Registration fee for the Friendship Meeting (September 3rd):

3,000 yen for regular participants, 1,000 yen for students (the same fee applies to members and non-members).

Early-bird registration

On-site registration of participation is available at the reception desk in the conference venue.

4. Friendship Meeting (September 3rd)

Date: September 3rd (Tue.)

Site: Gifu University Satellite Campus, 4th floor of the East Tower at Gifu Skywing 37, 6-31 Yoshino-machi, Gifu City (JR Gifu Station)

This friendship meeting is intended to provide young researchers with an opportunity to establish friendship with each other and to create a network to conduct joint research. We are planning a symposium that enables free and vigorous discussion on cutting-edge researches from young researchers. We are waiting for active participation of young researchers as well as graduate students, undergraduates and self-proclaimed young members, and short presentations from young researchers. .

5. Annual Meeting Program 6th July 2018

JLCC 2018 Program (in Japanese)(PDF) (version 2018.07.06)

6. Accommodation

Information will be available soon.

7. Information for presenters

Information for oral presenters
Oral presentation is 20 minutes including 5-minute discussion.
Bring your own PC for the presentation, and make sure in the break time that it works well with the projector on site.

Information for poster presenters
Poster presentation will be on September 4th (Tue.) and detailed schedule is indicated in the program.
Poster panel: height 180cm, width 90cm (We recommend your poster height to be 120cm or smaller).
Adhesive tapes are prepared at the poster room.
Information on the JLCS Kousai Poster Award and Student Poster Award well is available here (in Japanese).
Rules of the Kousai Poster Award is available here (in Japanese).
Rules of the Student Poster Award is available here (in Japanese).

8. Other information

Organizing Committee: (ekitou2018 followed by @jlcs.jp)
Kenji Urayama (Director of JLCS)
Shusaku Nagano (Director of JLCS)
Shoichi Kutsumizu (Chief of the Local Committee)
Yohei Miwa (Local Committee)
Kazuhiro Yabuuchi (Local Committee)