Registration and abstract submission

After reading the description below, please choose one of the registration forms at the bottom of this page to submit your registration. Thank you.

Before your abstract submission, please enter your login information on the “Registration Form” at the bottom of this page.

After completion of the registration, please login to the “Abstract Submission” form and submit your abstract. For abstract preparation, please refer to the Guideline for Creating Abstracts. The abstract file name should be labeled according to the rule indicated in that guideline.

If you intend to submit multiple abstracts, you are required to submit for each (however, you need not register for each).


Deadline for Registration and abstract submission has been extended to 12:00 JST on 26th September 2014 (JST=UTC+9hours, i.e., it is 03:00 UT on 26th September.)

*Application for registration, abstract submission and travel support has been closed.

Outline of the sessions (tentative)

Date Time Sessions
Joint Party
OM Party OB&IB
Joint Party
Joint Party
4 Dec AM S
Eve Symposium Banquet
5 Dec AM IA IQ
Eve IA&IQ Joint Party
Special session:
Interdisciplinary sessions:
Ordinary sessions:

Sub-sessions below are subject to change.

Symposium banquet and parties

Symposium banquet :
On the evening of 4 December, the NIPR will host an informal buffet-style banquet at the Tachikawa Grand Hotel. All symposium participants are welcome to attend.
Entrance fee for the banquet is 3,000 yen (1,500 yen for students)

Session parties:
On the evenings of the 2 and 5 December, some session conveners will host small, informal buffet-style parties with drinks and food after the afternoon session.
Entrance fee for the parties is to be decided.

Guideline for creating abstracts

*The abstract format for the Antarctic meteorites session (OA) is different from that of other sessions. The sample abstract below should be used.

  • The abstract should be a PDF file no longer than two pages on an A4 sheet, including figures, tables, and references. File size of the abstract must be less than 10MB. Please submit your abstract using the form below.
  • Please download the following sample abstract file (MS Word, OpenOffice, and PDF files) for creating your abstract. Be sure to submit your abstract file after converting it to (or saving it as) a PDF file (if necessary) and renaming it per the explanation below.
  • An abstract file should have the following name(s):
    • SC_FamilynameFirstname_N.pdf (if this is a new submission)
      SC_FamilynameFirstname_N_vM.pdf (if this is for submission of a corrected version)
    • Here, SC is a session code that you select as your first choice (among S, IA, IB, IM, IP, IQ, IS, OS, OM, OG, OB, and OA as described above). If you submit only one presentation, then N is 1. If you submit multiple abstracts (to any sessions), then N indicates your Nth submission. If you intend to submit a corrected version, add “_vM” where M is a version number of your abstract, e.g., _v2, _v3.
  • Margin
    Upper margin: 20 mm
    Lower margin : 20 mm
    Right margin: 15 mm
    Left margin : 15 mm
  • Space between lines is fixed 14-point (approximately 4.9 mm)
  • Font : Times New Roman
  • Font size
    Title is 12-point Bold
    Author list is 10-point
    Organization list is 10-point italic
    Main text is 10-point
  • Insert a blank line between title and authors, and between organization and main text.

Note: Abstracts will be available to the public via the symposium website.

Abstract Sample Files

  Name Size Comment
Abstract samples (General except for Antarctic meteorites session) SC_FamilynameFirstname_N.doc 47K MS-Word
SC_FamilynameFirstname_N.pdf 25K PDF
Abstract samples (Antarctic Meteorites) OA_FamilynameFirstname_N.doc 26K MS-Word
OA_FamilynameFirstname_N.pdf 72K PDF

** IMPORTANT ** If you use a file other than PDF, you must convert it to (or save it as) a PDF file and rename it as described above prior to submission. Thank you. **

Other Information

If you do not have software to convert your documents to PDF files, there are several ways to do so, even via free software such as OpenOffice, PrimoPDF, and PDFCreator. See the following websites:

Registration and abstract submission form

Please register using the following form.

*Application for registration, abstract submission and travel support has been closed.

Registration form

Participants who wish to present paper(s) should prepare and submit their abstract PDF file using the "Abstract Submission” form below (one submission for each presentation required).

Abstract submission form