Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere

The 2nd Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science

The symposium committee welcomes you to “The 2nd Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science (The 343rd Symposium for Sustainable Humanosphere)” on 19 – 21 July 2017 at Uji, Kyoto.

“The 2nd Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science” aims to share the concept and recent advances of Humanosphere Science, thereby fostering students and young researchers who will sustain and expand the new science.

Asia Research Node (ARN) Symposium will cover scientific and technological advances in the fields of material science, plant science, entomology, microbiology, ecology, forestry, wood science, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, architecture, space science, atmospheric science, environmental science, electromagnetic engineering, agriculture and other related sciences contributing to creating “Sustainable Humanosphere”.


19 – 21 July 2017


Kyoto University Uji Obaku Plaza

Access map (English):

 Program (Tentative)

19th July, 2017
    Opening Ceremony
9:00 9:05   Prof. Takashi Watanabe, Director of RISH, Kyoto University
9:05 9:10   Prof. Sulaeman Yusuf, Head of Research Center for Biomaterials – LIPI
9:10 9:20   Intoroduction to Asia Research Node (ARN)
9:20 9:30   Photo Session
9:30 10:20 Short Poster Presentation – Elevator Speech I
    [Session 1]
  Producing Biomass Energy and Material through Revegetation of Alang-alang Fields
    <Chair>  Prof. Toshiaki Umezawa
10:30 10:50 Keynote: Dr. Didik Widyatmoko (Bogor Botanic Gardens-LIPI, Indonesia)
10:50 12:20 Presentations by invited speakers
12:20 13:20 Lunch
    [Session 2]
  Wood Biomass Conversion – Green Chemistry and Biological Processes
    <Chair>  Dr. Hiroshi Nishimura
13:20 13:50 Keynote: Prof. Lisbeth Olsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
13:50 15:20 Presentations by invited speakers
15:20 15:50 Coffee Break
    [Session 3]
  Green Wood Technology
    <Chair>  Dr. Kenji Umemura, Dr. Kentaro Abe
15:50 16:20 Keynote: Prof. Zeli Que (Nanjing Forestry University, China)
16:20 17:50 Presentations by invited speakers
18:00 20:00 Poster Session & Welcome Mixer
20th July, 2017
9:00 9:50 Short Poster Presentation – Elevator Speech  II
    [Session 4]
  Research Advances on Invasive Species Management
    <Chair>  Dr. Chin-Cheng Yang
9:50 10:20 Keynote: Prof. DeWayne Shoemaker (University of Tennessee, USA)
10:20 11:50 Presentations by invited speakers
11:50 12:50 Lunch
    [Session 5]
  Research Alliance on Water-logged Wood in East and South-East Asia
    <Chair>  Prof. Junji Sugiyama, Yousei Kozuma
12:50 13:20 Keynote: Prof. Kim Sucheol (Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, Korea)
13:20 14:50 Presentations by invited speakers
14:50 15:20 Coffee Break
    [Session 6]
  Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests from Space
    <Chair>  Prof. Yoshiharu Omura
15:20 15:50 Keynote: Prof. Yoshio Yamaguchi (Niigata University, Japan)
15:50 17:20 Presentations by invited speakers
17:30 18:30 Poster Session
18:30 20:00 Banquet
21st July, 2017
    [Session 7]
  Equatorial Fountain
    <Chair>  Prof. Mamoru Yamamoto
9:00 9:30 Keynote: Prof. Fumio Hasebe  (Hokkaido University, Japan)
9:30 11:00 Presentations by invited speakers
11:00 11:10 Closing Remarks


Humanity faces serious problems, such as the exponential increase in world population, global warming, shortage of energy and materials due to mass consumption of fossil resources, frequent disasters due to increasing extreme weather, and the spread of dreaded pathogens. The environment surrounding human population is also rapidly changing, threatening sustainable development and healthy living.

With the establishment of Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University in 2004, we define the “Humanosphere”, as the spheres that support and interact with human activities, namely, “outer space“, “the atmosphere“, “the forest-sphere” and “the human living environment“. Our research activities involve to comprehensively understand the current situation in the “Humanosphere”, so that it will lead to the establishment of science and technology that are indispensable to sustainable development and contributing towards the betterment of society.

RISH started the activities of a new program named “Humanosphere Asia Research Node (ARN)” since 2016. ARN integrates our various facilities and human networks in ASEAN region and Japan for consolidating the international collaborative research on “Sustainable Humanosphere”. To further strengthen the international network in “Humanosphere Science”, RISH planned to organize this syposium.

Organizing Committee

General Chair: Prof. Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, RISH, Kyoto University

About ARN (English):

Call For Papers

Authors are kindly invited to submit an abstract related to the topic of the symposium.

Oral Presentation

Submission form for oral presentation is here
(Note that oral presentation is reserved for invited speakers. Offered papers will be given poster presentation)

Poster Presentation

Submission form for poster presentation is here

     Poster size will be in A0 (841×1189mm)

Important date


Abstract Submission Deadline (oral and poster): 15th May  2017

Acceptance announcement (Poster):  30th May 2017

PowerPoint slide (for short poster presentation) submission deadline: 10th July 2017

Registration Form


General Chair : Prof. Tsuyoshi Yoshimura
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University