Call for Papers

The Third International Symposium


the New Frontiers of Thermal Studies of Materials

November 28-30, 2004


Organizing Committee


Tooru ATAKE (Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)

Executive Secretary

Kazuya SAITO (Dept. Chem., Univ. of Tsukuba)

Executive Committee

Hideyuki KATO (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST))
Hitoshi KAWAJI  (Mater. & Struct. Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol.)
Yoshitaka SHIMIZU
Yasuhisa YAMAMURA (Dept. Chem., Univ. of Tsukuba)

           under the auspices of

The Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
The Society of Promotion for Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Japan
The Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki, Japan

           under the consent of

Japan Society for Safety Engineering
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan
The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
The Carbon Society of Japan
The Electrochemical Society of Japan
Japan Oil Chemists' Society
Japanese Liquid Crystal Society
The Chemical Society of Japan
Japan Society for Environment Chemistry
The Japan Institute of Metals
The Crystallographic Society of Japan
The Atomic Energy Society of Japan
The Japan Federation of Engineering Societies
The Mineralogical Society of Japan
The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan
The Society of Materials Science, Japan
The Biophysical Society of Japan
The Ceramic Society of Japan
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Japan Society of Thermophysical Properties
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
The Japanese Society for Biomaterials
The Surface Science Society of Japan
The Physical Society of Japan
The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan


The symposium will consider the new frontiers and burgeoning fields of thermal studies of materials. A variety of new functional materials, such as high temperature superconductors, solid state ionics, fullerenes and other inorganic and organic substances, will be discussed from the viewpoint of thermal studies. The relationship between the structure and physical properties will be covered with strong emphasis on the phase transition and glass transition mechanisms. New techniques such as nano-calorimetry will be discussed. The invited lectures given by distinguished scientists will cover also the thermal stabilities, phase relationships, and molecular motions in new functional materials. The symposium will be held under the auspices of The Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis (Chairman: Tooru ATAKE) and The Society of Promotion for Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Japan (Chairman: Sigeru YAMAUCHI).


The official language of the symposium will be English.

Symposium Site

University Hall, University of Tsukuba (1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, 305-8577 JAPAN) 

Scientific Program

The scientific programs will include the keynote lectures, invited lectures, and poster presentations.

Keynote Lectures:

Invited Lectures:


All presenters should submit a camera-ready abstract. The abstract must be prepared as described in the attached guide "Format of Abstract". The camera-ready abstract should be sent to the excecutive secretary by the end of October, 2004.


Full-length paper will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers as a special issue of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Those who present paper(s) are invited to submit manuscript(s) for the proceedings. All manuscripts will be carefully reviewed in regular manner by two independent referees. Please submit your contribution to the Symposium Chairman by November 28, 2004.

Social Event

A banquet will be held in the evening of November 29th (18:00-20:00) .

Registration Fees

Registration Form  

by Oct. 31, 2004 [after Oct. 31, 2004]
Active participant: 10,000 Yen [13,000 Yen]
Student: 5,000 Yen [6,000 Yen]

The registration covers:
-Admission to the scientific sessions
-Abstracts booklet
-Coffee, soft drinks during the breaks


by Oct. 31, 2004 [after Oct. 31, 2004]
Active participant: 5,000 Yen [7,000 Yen]
Student: 2,000 Yen [3,000 Yen]


Proposed titles and authors: September 30, 2004
Abstract: October 31, 2004
Registration and payment: October 31, 2004
Manuscript: November 28, 2004


Weather in Tsukuba in November is normally dry with temperatures between 10 - 20 C.

Further Inquiries

Professor Kazuya SAITO, Symposium Executive Secretary
Department of Chemistry
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8571 JAPAN
TEL:+(81) 29-853-4239
FAX:+(81) 29-853-6503