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PIERS 2018 in Toyama, Japan, 1-4 August, 2018

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We are speaking the same language, Maxwell's Equations.
--- In memory of Jin Au Kong

The 40th PIERS in Toyama, JAPAN

1 - 4 August 2018 (From Wednesday to Saturday)

Venue: Toyama International Conference Center and ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama

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PIERS 2018 Toyama Program

  • Program at a Glance
    Please visit here at the local website, where the Program at a Glance is posted. You can easily have an idea about the entire program by taking a look at this webpage.
  • General Lectures
    During PIERS 2018 Toyama, four General Lectures (GLs) by leading scientists in the electromagnetics community will be scheduled as plenary sessions. There are no other sessions running in parallel to these GLs, and all the PIERS 2018 Toyama participants are invited to join the GLs. Please visit the GL program at this webpage.
  • Pre-Conference Workshop
    Prior to the Conference, a Workshop will be held on July 31, 2018, and all the registered PIERS 2018 Toyama participants are invited to attend the Workshop without extra fees nor advance reservation. Please plan on attending this Workshop! Please visit the Workshop schedule at this webpage.
  • Toyama City Fireworks Festival
    The Toyama City Fireworks Festival will be held 19:45-20:30, August 1, 2018, right after the Symposium Reception. Please get out of the venue and enjoy Toyama's great summer event! Fireworks festivals held in Toyama in the past can be seen from this website.


  • PIERS Focus Sessions
    Each focus session should be focused on a specific hot topic that must be timely and reflect the future trends or the latest scientific advances in the area. The leadership of the conference will select the topics of focus sessions and the responsible organizers. The organizers may adjust the title of the focus session to make it e.g. more specific/focused and should make the best effort to ensure the high quality of the session by inviting high-profile keynote speakers (30 min for each; 0-2 keynote speakers for each focus session) and excellent invited speakers (20 min for each), etc. Some contributed oral talks (15 min each) are encouraged, however, quality must be very well controlled by the organizers with a typical acceptance ratio of less than 50%. Each focus session will last for a half-day (with a coffee break) or a full-day (with a lunch break and two coffee breaks).
    Note that in some cases the conference leadership would invite/encourage the leading scientist (or one of the few leading scientists) of a selected topic to give a keynote talk and also serve as a co-organizer of the same session to ensure the high quality of the focus session.
  • Young Scientist Programs
    To encourage more young scientists and students to contribute to PIERS with presentations of good research results, the two young scientist programs are organized at PIERS 2018 in Toyama.

    •  Best Student Paper Award (BSPA)
    Any full-time university student, who is the first author as well as the presenting author of a paper submitted for oral presentation at PIERS 2018 Toyama, can apply for the Best Student Paper Award (BSPA). Three Prize Winners (First, Second, and Third Prizes) and two Honorable Mentions will be selected for each category (SC1 to SC5) by the PIERS 2018 Toyama Young Scientist Program Committee. For details on the application procedures, please visit here .
    List of Best Student Paper Award for past PIERS events.

    •  Young Scientist Award (YSA)
    The Young Scientist Award (YSA) is arranged for the first time at PIERS 2018 Toyama; it provides a more general young scientist program in comparison with the BSPA. To qualify applications for the YSA, the applicant must be under 35 years of age on August 4, 2018, and the first author as well as the presenting author of a paper submitted for oral presentation at PIERS 2018 Toyama. Awardees will be selected after peer-review of the applications by the PIERS 2018 Toyama Young Scientist Program Committee. For details on the application procedures, please visit here .

    •  Selections of the BSPA Finalists and the YSA Recipients
    The Young Scientist Program Committee of PIERS 2018 in Toyama completed selections of the BSPA finalists and YSA recipients. The details are announced on the local website:
    BSPA Finalists List
    YSA Recipients List

  • CAMWA Poster Awards
    To encourage more submissions of good research results to CAMWA (the journal "Computers & Mathematics with Applications"), the Editorial Board of CAMWA sponsors three prizes for the posters presented at PIERS 2018 Toyama. The prizes will be selected b y a special committee according to the quality and relevance. Posters relevant to the scope of CAMWA are scheduled for presentation on August 2-3. Each winner will receive a certificate during the Award Ceremony at the Symposium Banquet on August 3, as well as 500 USD (1st prize), 300 USD (2nd prize) and 200 USD (3rd prize) checks mailed from CAMWA later.

  • Banquet&Reception Reservation
    Symposium Reception: Wednesday evening, 1 August 2018.
    All conference participants are invited to a welcome reception at the conference hotel. The tickets are free and handed out on a first-come-first-served basis. Please make reservation in advance for the reception by 10 July 2018.
    Symposium Banquet: Friday evening, 3 August 2018.
    Symposium banquet is planned for PIERS participants and their guests. A limited number of banquet tickets will be available. For all participants, the price is USD 80 per person. Please make reservation and pay by credit card (USD) in advance for the banquet by 10 July 2018.
    To reserve the tickets of Banquet & Reception, please download the form and email to PIERS OFFICE.
    BanquetReservationForm.doc, BanquetReservationForm.pdf
  • About Toyama

    Toyama is a prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast in the Hokuriku region. Prefectural capital is Toyama City. The Prefecture also includes part of the spectacular Northern Japan Alps, which can be experienced along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. PIERS 2018 Toyama will be held at Toyama International Conference Center and ANA Crowne Plaza Toyama, located in the center of Toyama City. Please visit the linkages for details. Various movies and e-books about Toyama are also available here on the local website.
    Toyama Prefecture , Tourism Information in Toyama


  • Contact Us - Local website

    * Inquiry about Hotel, Visa, Travel and other issues related to local arrangement, please contact:

    PIERS 2018 Toyama Secretariat
    c/o Dupler Corp.
    3F Sun-Arch Bldg., 3-1 Nemoto, Matsudo
    Chiba 271-0077

    Email: secretariat@piers2018.jp
    Phone: +81-47-361-6030
    Fax: +81-47-308-5272

    * Inquiry about paper submission, registration, and program schedule, please email to:

    PIERS OFFICE: office@piers.org and/or tpc@piers.org

                                                                          Contact PIERS OFFICE: office@piers.org