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The 15th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems

Welcome to the website of the 15th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems. The symposium will be held at Uji city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan on June 24 (Sun) to 29 (Fri), 2018.

This conference occurs every three years and is the premier international showcase for Main Group Chemistry, including Organometallic Chemistry and Inorganic Materials Chemistry. This is the first IRIS meeting to be hosted in Japan. The IRIS meetings bring together approximately 250 scientists including world leading professors, postdoctoral fellows and research students from around the world. Plenary lectures and keynote lectures will be presented by internationally renowned scientists.

IRIS-15 will be held in conjunction with ICRIS 2018 under the support of Insitute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University and Frontier and Interdisciplinary Research Core for Deepening Investigations and Promoting Collaboration in Chemistry-oriented Fields.

In addition, we will be honouring Prof. Robert West on his 90th birthday and celebrating his chemistry.

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Important Information

• (180621) Abstracts will be provided in USB memory (NOT paper book).
It is also possible to access abstract data on the web by using the password provided at the venue.

• (180621) We changed the time of the Banquet as 18:30-20:30 (closing remark)/21:00 (room closure).
The banquet will be held in ”YOMEI-DEN" at the first floor underground of the New Miyako Hotel.

Social event information has been updated. (180612, Excurtion schedule was changed.)

• Online registration/Abstract submission have been closed. Only on-site registration is available.

Timetable (180622, updated)

Program Overview (including Poster Assignment) (180621, PB41 was added.)

From Kyoto Station To Uji Campus
Take JR Nara Line “Local” train at track no. 8-10 of Kyoto Station to Obaku station. (JPY 240, 20 min).
Any “Local” train of JR Nara line goes to Obaku station.
Turn right at the gate of Obaku station, walk along the rail road (150 m), turn right at the first crossing, go ahead (50 m), and you can see the north gate of campus.
Typically it takes 30 min from Kyoto Station to Uji Campus.
Taxi from Kyoto station to Uji campus: JPY 3,000. (30 min)

Map of Uji Campus


IRIS-15 International Advisory Board

C. W. Allen (USA)
N. Burford (Canada)
T. Chivers (Canada)
S. Dehnen (Germany)
P. Mathur (India)
M. Saito (Japan)
M. Scheer (Germany)
R. Streubel (Germany)
N. Tokitoh (Japan)
F. Uhlig (Austria)
M. Veith (Germany)
J. D. Woollins (UK)

Emeriti IRIS International Advisory Board members

A. H. Cowley (USA)
R. R. Holmes
J.-P. Majoral (France)
H. W. Roesky (Germany)
R. West (USA)

IRIS-15 National Advisory Committee

T. Agou (Ibaraki Univ., Hitachi)
T. Fujii (Nihon Univ., Tokyo)
K. Goto (Tokyo Inst. Tech., Tokyo)
A. Ishii (Saitama Univ., Saitama)
T. Iwamoto (Tohoku Univ., Sendai)
N. Kano (Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo)
T. Kawashima (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
S. Kyushin (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
Y. Matano (Niigata Univ., Niigata)
T. Matsuo (Kindai Univ., Osaka)
H. Matsuzaka (Osaka Pref. Univ., Osaka)
M. Minoura (Rikkyo Univ., Tokyo)
T. Murai (Gifu Univ., Gifu)
Y. Murata (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
A. Naka (Kurashiki Univ. of Science and the Arts, Kurashiki)
Y. Nakajima (AIST, Tsukuba)
M. Nakamura (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
N. Nakata (Saitama Univ., Saitama)
H. Nakazawa (Osaka City Univ., Osaka)
M. Nanjo (Tottori Univ., Tottori)
A. Ogawa (Osaka Prefecture Univ., Sakai)
S. Ogawa (Iwate Univ., Morioka)
J. Oshita (Hiroshima Univ., Hiroshima)
K. Okuma (Fukuoka Univ., Fukuoka)
F. Ozawa (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
T. Sasamori (Nagoya City Univ., Nagoya)
K. Sato (AIST, Tsukuba)
S. Sato (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Tokyo)
M. Segi (Kanazawa Univ., Kanazawa)
A. Sekiguchi (AIST, Tsukuba)
T. Shimizu (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Tokyo)
M. Suginome (Kyoto Univ., Kyoto)
Y. Takaguchi (Okayama Univ., Okayama)
N. Takeda (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
K. Takimiya (RIKEN, Wako)
H. Tobita (Tohoku Univ., Sendai)
M. Unno (Gunma Univ., Kiryu)
S. Yamago (Kyoto Univ., Uji)
S. Yamaguchi (Nagoya Univ., Nagoya)
Y. Yamamoto (Hiroshima Univ., Hiroshima)
M. Yamashita (Nagoya Univ., Nagoya)

IRIS-15 Local Organizing Committee

Norihiro Tokitoh, Symposium Chair
Yoshiyuki Mizuhata
Mariko Yukimoto
Fuyuko Totani