The 4th Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science

(The 407th Symposium on Sustainable Humanosphere)

Date: December 26-27, 2019

Venue: Nanjing International Conference Hotel, China

Updated: 2021/01/18




The environment surrounding humans is rapidly changing with complicated interlinkages, threatening sustainable development and healthy living. There has been an increasing demand for reliable future projections based on an accurate understanding of current conditions of Humanosphere, and for the presentation of measures for solving the problems. To establish the Sustainable Humanosphere, international collaboration and expansion of Humanosphere Science on a global scale is important.

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) launched a new program called the Humanosphere Asia Research Node (ARN) in 2016. This program aims to strengthen its function as a hub for international collaborative research and foster innovation in the field of humanosphere science, with the ultimate goal of delivering solutions to global-scale problems. 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 and to discuss “Present and Future of Humanosphere Science”, RISH planned to organize this symposium.

The symposium committee welcomes you to “The 4th Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science” on December 26-27, 2019 in Nanjing, China. The symposium 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.

The 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”.


26-27 December 2019


Nanjing International Conference Hotel

Time table

26 December 


















Opening ceremony

Opening speech (RISH)

Photo session

Coffee Break

1-minute speech session


Parallel Session

A1 session

B1 session

A new horizon of humanosphere science and humanity

Coffee Break

A2 session

Research of space electromagnetic environments in Asia

B2 session

Cellulose Nanofibers Materials



27 December 

















Poster session


Parallel Session

A3 session

Wood Information: climatology and Tree ring science

B3 session

Bioenergy and biochemicals

A4 session

Space weather in Asia

B4 session

Timber architectures

Coffee Break

Closing ceremony

Closing speech(NFU)

Oral/poster award


Dinner + Night Tour


    Session Title/ Coordinators   Title Speakers
Dec 26


A1 Bio-Diversity
Prof. Mao Lingfeng
1  (30min) Bigdata based Insect Biogeography Facing the Anthropocene Dr. Chen Shengbin(Chengdu University of Technology)
2  (30min) Multidimensional diversity patterns and assembly mechanism of amphibians along an elevational gradient: a case study from Mount Emei, China Prof. Hu Junhua(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
3  (30min) Phenological patterns and phenological responses to climate change across biogeographical regions of China Prof. Du Yanjun( Hai-nan Univ.)
Q&A (15min)    
B1 A new horizon of humanosphere science and humanity
Dr. Zhai Shengcheng (NFU)
Dr. Suyako Tazuru (RISH)
1  (20min) The Beginning of Use of Evergreen Oak Tree in East Asia Dr. Yumiko Murakami (Kyoto University Museum)
2  (20min) The traditional maintenance techniques in Japanese wooden architecture Dr. Rie Nakayama (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
3  (12min) Wood Supply in Yayoi Period Mr. Kosuke Tsurugi (Kyoto Univ.)
4  (12min) Two-dimensional MFA mapping and its potential for wood classification Mr. Yusuke Kita (RISH, Kyoto University)
5  (20min) Exploitation of the excavated wood from archaeological sites Prof. Wang Shu-zhi (Chinese Academy of Social Science)
6  (20min) Cell Wall Deterioration of Waterlogged Wooden Artifacts Dr. Juan Guo (Chinese Academy of Forestry)
Dec 26


A2 Research of space electromagnetic environments in Asia
Prof. XIaohua Deng(Nanchang Univ.)
Prof. Hirotsugu Kojima (RISH)
1  (25min incl 5m Q&A) Observations of low frequency electromagnetic waves in the geospace by Chinese satellites TC-2 and ZH-1 Prof. Cao Jinbing  (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
2  (25min incl 5m Q&A) Conjugate observation of magnetospheric plasma waves and polar mesosphere winter echoes by Arase satellite and MST radars in both hemispheres Dr.Yoshimasa Tanaka (National Institute of Polar Research)
3  (25min incl 5m Q&A) Electromagnetic environments around the Moon Dr. Masaki Nishino (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
4  (25min incl 5m Q&A) CE-4 VLFRS Scientific Payload Prof. Fang Guangyou (Chinese Academy of Science)
B2 Cellulose Nanofibers Materials
Prof. Hiroyuki yano (RISH)
Dr. Jingquan Han (NFU)
1  (20min) Nanocellulose-Mediated Soft Composites and Their Application  in Functional Materials Dr. Jingquan Han (NFU)
2  (20min) Strong hydrogels based on cellulose or chitin nanofibers Dr. Chuchu Chen (NFU)
3  (30min) Pulp Direct-Kneading Method for the Production of CNF Reinforced Composites Prof. Hiroyuki Yano (RISH)
4  (30min) Trial Production vehicle utilizing CNF Prof. Arimitsu Usuki (RISH)
Dec 27


A3 Wood Information: climatology and Tree ring science
Prof. Junji Sugiyama (RISH)
Prof. Pan Biao (NFU)

1  (25min) Paleoclimate study based on tree-ring width and the isotopic geochemistry;  case studies of Indonesia and Myanmar  Prof Tagami and Ass Prof Yumiko Watanabe (Faculty of Science, Kyoto University)
2  (25min) Alpine treelines on the Tibetan Plateau: an integrative understanding from xylogenesis to ecosystem Prof. Liang Eryuan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
3  (25min) Response of vegetation growth to extreme climate over temperate Northern Hemisphere Dr. Wu Xiuchen(Beijing Normal University)
4  (15min) Restoration of the manufacturing process on archaeological wooden artifacts by Tree-ring analysis Ms. Yoko Ura (Nara National Institute for Cultural Properties)
5  (15min) Machine learning approaches to analyze the annual growth pattern of Cryptomeria japonica Mr. Takeshi Nakajima (RISH)
B3 Bioenergy and biochemicals
Prof. Fei Wang  (NFU)
Dr. Yuki Tobimatsu (RISH)
1  (30min incl Q&A) Current Researches on Biomass Energy and Biofuels in Nanjing Forestry University Prof. Fei Wang (NFU)
2  (30min incl Q&A) Biomass as renewable carbon source Prof. Yukihiko Matsumura (Hiroshima University)
3  (20min incl Q&A) Selective pyrolysis of biomass to produce high-quality liquid fuels and biochar Dr. Huiyan Zhang (Southeast China University)
4  (20min incl Q&A) Advanced model compounds provide new insights of lignin structures and valorization Dr. Fengxia Yue (South China University of Technology)
Dec 27


A4 Space weather in Asia
Dr. Tatsuhiro Yokoyama (RISH)
Dr. Ercha Aa(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
1  (30min) Solar flare forecasting models from the perspective of machine learning: past, present and future Dr. Xin Huang,(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
2  (30min) Operational Space Weather Services in National Space Science Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Yanhong Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
3  (20min) Current status of Ionospheric space weather and disaster prevention at Thailand Dr. Punyawi Jamjareegulgarn(King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang,Thailand)
4  (20min) Ionosonde observations of the ionosphere in West China Dr. Chunhua Jiang (School of Electronic Information Wuhan University, China)
B4 Timber architectures
Prof. Hiroshi Isoda (RISH)
Prof. Que Zeli (NFU)
1  (20min) Timbers and Timber Engineering Across the Sea Prof. Kohei Komatsu (RISH)
2  (20min) Shear performances of screw joints in timber structures Dr. Kenji Kobayashi (Shizuoka University)
3  (15min) Lateral performance of the frame with hanging mud wall in Japanese traditional residential houses Ms. Li Zherui (RISH)
4  (20min) Experimental study on bearing capacity of typical joints  of Chuan-Dou style timber structures before and after reinforcement Prof. Zhou Haibin (Chinese Academy of Forestry)
5  (20min) Rwsearch and Development of Tall Timber Structure in China Prof. He Minjuan  (Tongji University)

Abstract and Presentation

Abstract book

  • Please kindly check your presentation number and abstract in the book (PDF file) below.
  • Please let us know if you have any questions or comments by December 10th.

Oral presentation

  • You can use your own laptop. Please make sure that your file is properly displayed by connecting your PC to the projector well before your presentation.
  • If you want to use the laptop PC provided in the session room, please bring a USB memory and copy your presentation file well in advance.
  • Please check your presentation time in the program above.

Poster presentation

[one-minute presentation in English (not compulsory)]

  • If you would like to present 1-minute speech for your poster in English, please submit your slide by December 16th Monday. (one-minute speech is NOT compulsory)
  • One-minute presentation session will be held between 10:30-12:00 on 26th.

[ONE-page slide submission for one-minute speech applicants by Dec.16]

  • Applicants are kindly requested to prepare ONE page PowerPoint file in English for the speech.
  • Please send both the PowerPoint file and its PDF file to us:
    E-mail address:
    Deadline: December 16, (Mon)  
  • Please name your file using the following format:
    Poster number_Last name of the presenting author
     (for example: P003_Aoyama.pptx and P03_Aoyama.pdf)
  • Please see the attached template and select  ‘Standard (4:3 aspect ratio)’ as the slide size.  You cannot use ‘Animation’.
  • Please check your poster number in the program in the link below.

Poster Display

  • Poster board size: 120 cm(Height) x 85 cm(W) (A0 size recommended)  
  • Please print out their posters in advance since posters can not be printed out at the symposium venue.
  • Please mount your poster at poster room from the evening on 26th, and unmount your poster before the closing ceremony on 27th.
  • Push pins will be provided to attach posters.

[Poster Session Period]

  • You are encouraged to present your paper next to your poster in Poster Session 8:30-10:30 on December 27th.

Oral and Poster Award

We present Oral and Award’ to a few excellent oral and poster presenters in the closing ceremony.


Deadline for Travel Support: October 15th, 2019 (Closed)
Deadline for Registration: October 31st, 2019 (Closed)
Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 31st, 2019 (Closed)

Deadline for Registration and Abstract summission
EXTENDED (only for NFU and related participants): November 24th, 2019 (Closed)

ARN symposiums from 2016 to 2018

 Date: 25-27 September  2018
 Venue:  National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan 

 Date: 19 – 21 July 2017
 Venue: Kyoto University Uji Obaku Plaza, Kyoto Japan

 Date: 20 – 21 February 2017
 Venue: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia

Organizing committee

Co-Chair: Prof. Junji Sugiyama, RISH, Kyoto University
              Prof. Mei Changtong, Nanjing Forestry University


ARN Secretariat
        Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
        E-mail: arn+s2019(at)



Gokasho, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. 611-0011
Telephone: +774-38-3346 Facsimile: +774-38-3600