The 2nd Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science

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.

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.

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):

Access/Restaurant Map around Uji Campus (English):


Detailed Information for Program  
PDF version: program_2nd-ARN Symposium

  •  Schedule of Events




July 18

15:00 – 19:00

Pre-registration and Poster Display           




July 19

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:40

Opening Ceremony                    

09:40 – 10:30

Short Poster Presentation – Elevator Speech I                 

10:30 – 12:30

[Session 1]

Producing Biomass Energy and Material through Revegetation of Alang-alang Fields              

13:30 – 15:30

[Session 2]

Wood Biomass Conversion – Green Chemistry and Biological Processes          

16:00 – 18:00

[Session 3]

Green Wood Technology          

18:10 – 20:00

Poster Session & Welcome Mixer                 




July 20

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:50

Short Poster Presentation – Elevator Speech II                      

09:50 – 11:50

[Session 4]

Research Advances on Invasive Species Management             

12:50 – 14:50

[Session 5]

Research Alliance on Water-logged Wood in East and South-East Asia             

15:20 – 17:20

[Session 6]

Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests from Space            

17:30 – 18:30

Poster Session             

18:30 – 20:00

Banquet  (& Poster Session)




July 21

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 11:00

[Session 7]

Equatorial Fountain – Study of Atmosphere, Motion and Materials –           

11:00 – 11:10

Closing Remarks




July 21

11:30 – 18:30

Excursion (Byodo-in temple, MU Radar)            

Important Notice

  • We will open on-site registration from 15:00-19:00 on July 18th at Kihada hall. Please kindly drop by if you come to Uji campus on 18th.
  • Both Welcome Mixer(July 19th) and Banquet (July 20th) incur no charge, we, however, are not allowed to serve free drinks/liquors by the university rule. You are kindly requested to pay 1,000 JPY for the events at the venue to enjoy drinking. Halal, vegetarian dishes will be available at both events.

Poster Session & Elevator speech

Information for Poster Presenters  
PDF version: poster program for elevator speech

Important Notice

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


Please kindly name your poster presentation file using following format: 
 Poster number_last name of  the presenting author_ARN_ppt
(for example: P03_Aoyama_ARN_ppt)

  • Poster contributors are advised to mount the posters at Hybrid Space (Kihada hall 2nd floor) from 15:00-19:00 on July 18th and from 8:30 on July 19th.

  • In addition to the elevator speech, you also are kindly requested to present your paper next to your poster in Poster Session & Welcome Mixer (18:10-20:00, 19th July) and Poster Session (17:30-18:30, 20th July).

Organizing Committee

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

About ARN (English):

Call For Papers

Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is now closed.

Oral Presentation

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

Poster Presentation

Submission form for poster presentation

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

Registration Form

   Registration is now closed.
   If you are interested in the 2nd ARN symposium,
   please feel free to contact us: 


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


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