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The Naito Conference
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About the Naito Conference

What is the Naito Conference?

The Naito Conference is an international academic conference that has been held since 1991 for the purpose of promoting basic research in the natural sciences, and the 50th conference was held in the present year. This conference is a closed international conference that will be held through four days. It consists of about 25 leading researchers in the thematic areas invited from around the world and about 60 poster presenters selected by organizing committee from the public applicants. During the conference, the latest research results in the thematic areas are reported and opinions are actively exchanged, serving as a cornerstone for building an international network among the researchers. Awards are also given to outstanding poster presenters during the conference, to contribute fostering young researchers and the promotion of basic research in the natural sciences.

To Participate the Naito Conference

The Naito Conference limits the participants only to invited lecturers or accepted poster presenters. Co-authors will not be allowed to participate.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Online application web site will be announced prior the application period. Please book mark this page and come back when it gets closer to the date.

Guidelines for the abstract submission

All the speakers are requested to submit an abstract via online.

Word Count

The text of abstract should not exceed 700 words (a one- or two-page abstract on paper base). All the information including, the name of presenter, affiliation and title with abstract body should be less than 900 words in total (error message will appear when it exceeds the limit of the word count). Chemical structural formulas, figures and tables can be uploaded (on the page) and are not counted as a word.

Title and Body

It is advisable to prepare your abstract in word processing software in advance. It enables you to cut and paste your text quickly and easily into the abstract box. For the use of special characters or text decorations, please check the instructions available on the online submission page.

Abstract ID number and password

It is your responsibility to maintain the secrecy of your personal information. Please keep your abstract ID number and password into secure location, as you will need them to edit your abstract or to check the status of your submission. For security reasons, we cannot respond to any inquiries regarding forgotten passwords or ID numbers.

For Poster Presenters

To participate

To participate in the conference, presentation of your poster at the conference is mandatory.
The organizing committee will review and select 60 scientists as the poster presenters. Please be reminded that participation without presents is not allowed. Note that your information and the photograph will be on the printed program at the conference.

Nomination for the poster presentation

The organizing committee reviews the all applications, and the outcomes will be informed by 3-4 months before the conference.

The Naito Conference Poster Award

Several excellent poster presenters will be awarded with commemorative shield. All poster presenters are eligible for the award. The organizing committee reviews all the poster presentations, and nominates award winners. The winners will be announced by the organizing chair on the last day of the conference.

Registration fee

No registration fee is required.

Poster session details

All poster presenters are expected to stand near their posters during the poster sessions for discussions. Posters should be prepared in English.

Poster Size

Please hang your poster on the board that matches your poster number. Push pins are available at the conference site.

Board size: 135 cm (width) x 180 cm (height)

The Naito Conference Poster Board size

Accommodations and Meals

The accommodations and meals will be provided by The Naito Foundation, however, attendees are responsible for transportation expenses to the conference site.

For Invited Lecturers

Information for presentation

  1. Presentation Time
    Plenary Lecturer: 50 minutes
    Lecturer: 30 minutes (25 min. talk +5 min. Q&A.)
    *Detailed program will be announced at a later date.
  2. Presentation Material
    In order to transfer your presentation material, please choose one from the following options:
    1. Upload your presentations (URL: TBD)
    2. Bring your material to Speaker’s desk with USB memory. PC operator will copy your presentation data and transfer it to our server.
    3. Use your PC to show your presentation. In case your presentation is prepared by Mac, we recommend using your own Mac for the presentation.
  3. Presentation at the Conference Site
    On the day of your presentation, please visit the Speaker’s desk at least 30 minutes before your talk and confirm whether your material will be presented correctly. Presentation data will be deleted from our server after the conference.
    We have “Mini D-Sub 15-pin connectors” and “HDMI cables” for connecting the PC to the projector. The screen resolution of the projector is Full HD (1920x1080).
    If you have a different output connector, please bring an appropriate conversion connector.
    In addition, please be advised to bring your own AC adapter.

Accommodations and expenses covered by the Naito Foundation

  1. Airfares, public transportation expenses from the either the nearest station or local airport of your affiliation.
  2. Lodging expenses and meals during the conference
    *For lecturers whom invited from overseas lecturers, additional stay up to 2 nights for pre- and/or post- conference at your convenience will be also covered by the Naito Foundation.

* Please keep in mind that the Naito Foundation does not cover personal expenses during the conference, such as fees for any room service, phone, and laundry service (but not limited to the list here). Your travel including accommodations will be arranged by our contracted travel agent.


The official language of the Naito Conferences is English. Translation services are not provided.

Prohibition of Video Recording and Photographing

Please be reminded that, attendees are prohibited from using photography, video, or recording devices during scientific sessions and poster sessions.

Dress Code