MISASA-3 first circular

COE-21 International Symposium, MISASA-3
“Origin, Evolution and Dynamics of the Earth: a tribute to Prof. Eiji Ito”

We are pleased to announce the third COE-21 International Symposium at ISEI, “Origin, Evolution and Dynamics of the Earth: a tribute to Eiji Ito”, that will take place in Misasa, Western Japan, on 21-23 March, 2008.

Prof. Eiji Ito started his academic career in April, 1969 at Thermal Spring Research, which was the predecessor of the Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior (ISEI), Okayama University. Throughout his career, he contributed a great deal of high-pressure Earth science research, and his word has taught us volumes about the structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth. He will retire his professor position at the end of March, 2008. ISEI will hold an international symposium in honor of his great contribution to Earth and planetary science and high-pressure science and technology.

The total cost should not exceed 15,000 JPY. It will include main on-site costs:- a welcome reception, lunch on the 22nd and 23rd, a banquet, refreshments and an abstract volume.

Important dates

November 15, 2007
Distribution of 2nd circular (including application form, abstract format, costs and payment details)
December 15, 2007
Deadline for receipt of application forms
January 15, 2008
Deadline for payment of the conference fee
February 15, 2008
Deadline for submission of abstract
March 1, 2008
Distribution of 3rd circular (including details of programme, poster format, travel arrangements etc.)
March 21-23, 2008

Contributions at the symposium will consist of both oral presentations and posters. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 15, 2008.

Local Organizing Committee


21 Century COE program from Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior, Okayama University / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT)


MISASA-3 will take place at Misasa Sogo Bunka Hall in Misasa town on March 21-23, 2008.