About NEMS 2016
Matsushima is one of the greatest views of Japan near Sendai, and the conference venue from the second day (April 18-20, 2016), Hotel Matsushima Taikanso, is the largest Japanese-style resort hotel in the north area of Japan. The conference is held in the most expected week of cherry (Sakura) blossom in this area. The photograph below was taken from the conference venue.
On the first day (April 17, 2016), Premium Tutorial by Prof. Masayoshi Esashi, Tohoku University is given in Sendai L-Park in the downtown of Sendai. You have a chance to visit MEMS facilities in Tohoku University as the official technical tour. In the afternoon, iCAN 2016 Japan Selection is also held in the same place. ( iCAN web site)
We are expecting about 300 oral and poster presentations in the fields of MEMS, NEMS, nanomaterials, molecular engineering, micro/nano-manipulation and assembly, nano-biology and other related technologies in nano/micro-world. In addition to sessions, the conference is preparing attractive events to enhance the global network of researchers and engineers as well as to experience Japanese culture and nature.
Grand banquet and After-party
The grand banquet is in Japanese traditional party “Enkai” style in a huge tatami room (Fig. 1). We can enjoy a music show and a participatory event by a Sendai-local girl pop group “Iris” (Fig. 2).
After the grand banquet, you are recommended to move to after-party with your friends and colleagues in Japanese-style guest room (group room for 4 or 5 persons, Fig. 3), where you can stay overnight (futons are ready). Pre-registered (Type B) attendee will be assigned to one of the guest rooms according to your gender, affiliation etc. No request of room assignment is accepted, and please look forward to knowing your roommates at the conference. This Japanese-style hotel experience must help you to extend your network of researchers. A Japanese-style public bath is also enjoyable (Fig. 4). For the after-party, drinks and foods including local specialties will be prepared, and you can purchase what you like at the hotel store after tasting them. The tasting and sales corner will be also set up in the poster session on April 18.
The fees of the grand banquet, after-party (i.e. complimentary one night stay with 3 or 4 friends in a Japanese-style guest room) and breakfast on April 19 are included in the advanced registration (Type B) fee. The information is subject to change.
Fig. 2: Sendai-local girl pop group “Iris”
Fig. 3: Japanese-style guest room
Fig. 4: Japanese-style public open bath
The conference is preparing 3 courses of attractive excursion; A: Sakura (cherry blossom) course, B: Matsushima and recovery-from-Tsunami course and C: Sendai town walking course.
You must register the order of courses of your preference at the advanced registration. At the on-site registration, only a limited number of tickets will be offered for sale, if the seats are available. The fee of the excursion is included in the advanced registration (Types A and B) fee. The attendee who register in advance (not on-site) but do not want to participate the excursion can receive a gift as the compensation of the excursion. The information is subject to change.