We announce the extension of the abstract submission deadline for IWN 2018.
New abstract submission deadline is July 11, 2018.
This deadline will not be extended any further.
l Notification of abstract acceptance will be in mid-August.
l The publication date of the accepted abstracts will be Nov. 11, 2018 (the first day of the workshop).
Detailed abstract format is found at the following website.
Graduate students can apply “Student Award” of IWN2018.
Program committee will announce several excellent papers during workshop.
Please apply at the time of abstract submission.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to welcome you to Kanazawa for IWN 2018.
<The latest and important information>
November is one of the best seasons for sightseeing in Kanazawa.
Therefore, it is considered that hotel fee will soar soon just before the workshop. If you are planning to participate, you will ask for hotel reservation in good time.
It is possible to book a limited number of room at local hotels from the registration HP.
Detailed information of accommodation is found at the following website.
Participants may also make their own reservations at any of the many hotels near the workshop venue.
Note: The official travel agency of IWN2018 is only an Art Tourist Co., Ltd.
There may be contacts from other companies, but please be aware that it is irrelevant to the IWN2018 committee.
The registration system is now open thorough the workshop website.
The early registration deadline is October 1, 2018 (JST: GMT+9:00).
For detailed registration fee, please refer to the following website.
Note; The login ID and password required for “Registration” and “Abstract Submission” are different. If you are new to the “Registration” and “Abstract submission” HPs, please get ID and password on each HP.
[Short course session]
Short course will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2018.
Short course speakers are listed as follows,
l Ulrich T. Schwarz (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany): “Group-III-nitride optical devices”
l Debdeep Jena (Cornell University, USA): “Nitride Electron Devices”
General and student registrants can participate in this short course session, but it is optional and must be booked when registering through the website.
Participants from countries requiring a visa to enter Japan should obtain one from the nearest Japanese embassy or consulate in good time. If documents issued by the workshop committee are necessary for the visa application (e.g., an invitation letter), please refer to the following website.
[Plenary and invited speakers]
l Hiroshi Amano (Nagoya University): Blue LEDs and Transformative Electronics for Developing Sustainable Smart Society
l Michael Kneissl (Technische Universität Berlin): Exploring the Wavelength Limits of AlGaN-Based Deep UV LEDs
l Tomás Palacios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Gallium Nitride and the New Computer Revolution
l Tetsuzo Ueda (Panasonic): GaN Power Devices: Current Status and Future Challenges
l Koji Shiozaki (Nagoya University, on leave from Toyota Motor): Challenge for GaN-based Electronics on Future Mobility towards a Sustainable Society
Invited speakers (tentative):
Please visit the website
[Tourist Information of Kanazawa City]
Detailed tourist information about Kanazawa is found at the following site,
A tentative workshop schedule is found at the following website.
1. Welcome Reception: Sunday evening, 6:00 p.m., Nov. 11, 2018
A welcome reception will be held on the 3rd floor of the ANA Crown Plaza Hotel Kanazawa. All participants and accompanying persons are invited to join the reception free of charge.
2. Excursion: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
The workshop will organize a tour to the Traditional Handicraft Village “Yunokuni-no-mori (https://yunokuni.jp/mori/en/
)”, where visitors can learn about the process of making various local traditional articles, including gold leaf, “Kaga Yuzen” printed silk for Japanese kimonos, “Washi” Japanese paper, “Wajima” lacquerware, and “Kutani” ceramicware. Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own souvenirs.
The tour also includes a visit to Natadera Temple (http://www.natadera.com/EN/
), where guests will enjoy a beautiful scene of autumn-colored leaves. The temple also has magnificent, strangely formed rocks that are said to be the remains of ancient undersea volcanic eruptions. The excursion is optional and requires booking when registering through the website.
Because there is a capacity of this excursion, please apply early.
3. Banquet: Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2018
A workshop banquet will be held in the Otori room on the 3rd floor of the ANA Crown Plaza Kanazawa Hotel. More than 20 Kanazawa Geisha girls, “Kanazawa Geigi” will perform a traditional Japanese dance, and local Japanese sake, wine, and a delicious multi-course meal will be served. The banquet is also optional and must be booked when registering through the website.
Because there is a capacity of this banquet, please apply early.
4. Student Event: Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2018
A student event will be held simultaneously with the banquet. This event will be organized by students at Japanese universities. Participants will enjoy discussions while eating light meals and drinking alcohol. All student participants can attend this event and enjoy exchanges with international students without any additional charge. Further information will be announced.
[JJAP Special Issue]
All authors presenting their research at the workshop are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to the Special Issue of the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) entitled "Frontiers of Nitride Semiconductor Research", which will be published in June 2019. The deadline for manuscript submission is November 16, 2018. Manuscripts should essentially follow the JJAP standard; detailed instructions for manuscript preparation will be provided on the workshop web site shortly. The manuscripts will be reviewed through the normal reviewing process of JJAP. The publication charge will be included in the Registration Fee of the author. However, the authors are subject to paying the fee of 3,500 JPY per printed page if proofreading is recommended by the publisher to improve the quality of language after acceptance. An open-access option will be provided to selected papers free of charge; the regular open-access option can be selected by paying the corresponding fee. It should be noted that the publication of no-show papers at the workshop without an unavoidable, demonstrable explanation shall be cancelled to eliminate submissions from authors who do not intend to attend the workshop.
We welcome your participation and look forward to seeing you in Kanazawa.
Steering Committee Chair
Yoichi Kawakami (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Program Committee Chair
Hiroshi Fujioka (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Local Arrangement Committee Chair
Atsushi A. Yamaguchi (Kanazawa Inst. Tech., Japan)
Publication Committee Chair
Shigefusa F. Chichibu (Tohoku Univ., Japan)