The 8th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing
with special emphasis on "Atomic and Molecular Database for Plasmas and Surfaces"

Great Buddha Hall, Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan

 Venue: Todaiji Culture Center, Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan Dates: 16-18, January 2012 (with a welcome reception on 15 Jan. )  Sponsored by Keio University Osaka University  co-organized by Global COE Program "High-Level Global Cooperation for Leading-EdgePlatform on Access Spaces," Keio University Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Osaka University

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 8th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing (JSPP2012), which will be held at Nara, Japan, from the 16th to 18th of January 2012 (with a welcome reception on 15th).

The Symposium on Plasma Processing covers a broad range of science and technologies related to plasmas processing. This time we have selected "Atomic and Molecular Database for Plasmas and Surfaces" as the special topic of the Symposium and plan to dedicate some sessions to this theme. Other traditional topics in plasma science and technologies, including fundamental physics of low-temperature plasmas and plasma processing for materials, continue to be important subjects discussed in depth during the Symposium.

The venue is a newly-built conference hall (Kinsho Hall) located inside the complex of Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Buddhist temple dated back to the early 8th century. The conference hall is adjacent to the new Todaiji museum (scheduled to open on the 10th of October, 2011) that exhibits national treasures of the temple. Todaiji Temple is well known for its Great Buddha (Daibutsu), the largest bronze statue of the Buddha in the world, which is housed in the Great Buddha Hall, the world’s largest wooden building.

Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 740, prior to Kyoto (794-1868). It was a city of international cultures in those days, with strong connections with Korea, China, Middle East, and even Europe through the Silk Road.

The middle of January is a quiet time for Nara. I would recommend the participants of the Symposium stroll around in the beautiful nearby parks and gardens during the off time, possibly contemplating the bygone days if not science. (The climate of Nara in January is mostly sunny and the daytime high temperature is around 8°C =47°F.)
Satoshi Hamaguchi

from Aug. 21, 2011
last update Feb. 14 2012
Group Photo

Photos during the Symposium

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Summary of Presentations (Table of Contents of the Proceedings)



  • The official language of the symposium is English.

Organizing Committee:

  • Satoshi Hamaguchi (Chair, Osaka University, Japan)
    Nigel Mason (Co-Chiar, Open University, UK)
    Zoran Petrovic (Co-Chair, Institute of Physics, Serbia)
    Seiji Samukawa (Tohoku University, Japan)
    Masaharu Shiratani (Kyushu University, Japan)
    Katsuhisa Kitano (Secretary, Osaka University, Japan)

International Executive Committee:

  • Toshiaki Makabe (Chair, Keio University, Japan)
    Uwe Czarnetzki (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
    William G. (Bill) Graham (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
    Kunihide Tachibana (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan)

Program Committee:

  • Seiji Samukawa (Chair, Tohoku University, Japan)
    Timo Gans (University of York, UK)
    Cheng-Che (Jerry) Hsu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
    Junghoon Joo (Kunsan National University, Korea)
    Daiji Kato (NIFS, Japan)
    Kazuaki Kurihara (Toshiba, Japan)
    Yi-Kang Pu (Tsinghua University, China)
    Tetsuya Tatsumi (SONY, Japan)


  • * atomic and molecular processes in plasmas
    * collision cross sections
    * low temperature plasmas
    * space/astrophysical plasmas
    * laser induced plasmas
    * plasma diagnostics
    * plasma-surface interactions
    * microplasmas
    * atmospheric/high-pressure plasmas
    * plasmas in (contact with) liquids
    * plasma processing, including etching, deposition, ion implantation, etc.
    * plasma application for nanotechnologies
    * plasma application for biotechnologies and medicine
    * other plasma processing
    * Special Topic: Atomic and Molecular Database for Plasmas and Surfaces

List of Speakers for Invited Talks and Special Lectures:

  • * Steve Buckman (Australia)
    Mark Bowden (UK)
    Uros Cvelbar (Slovenia)
    Uwe Czarnetzki (Germany)
    Sasa Duiko (Serbia)
    Vasco Guerra (Portugal)
    Cheng-Che (Jerry) Hsu (Taiwan)
    Yoen-Ho Im (Korea)
    Makoto Imai (Japan)
    Gong-Ho Kim (Korea)
    Nigel Mason (UK)
    Toshiaki Makabe (Japan)
    Jiro Matsuo (Japan)
    Izumi Murakami (Japan)
    Tomoyuki Murakami (Japan)
    Yoshiharu Nakamura (Japan)
    Seiji Samukawa (Japan)
    Kohki Satoh (Japan)
    Kazuo Shimizu (Japan)
    Shunjiro Shinohara (Japan)
    Masaharu Shiratani (Japan)
    Kunihide Tachibana (Japan)
    Atsushi Tani (Japan)
    Jonathan Tennyson (UK)
    Kazuo Terashima (Japan)
    Hideyuki Usui (Japan)
    Jan Van Dijk (Netherlands)
    Takashi Yagisawa (Japan)
    Jung-Sik Yoon (Korea)
    Jong-Shinn Wu (Taiwan)


Call for Papers:oral or poster presentations
(Abstract Submission Deadline: Dec. 16(Fri), 2011)

  • A prospective participant who wishes to present his/her paper is requested to submit an Enxtended Abstract, 1 or 2 page(s) in length on A4 paper, in English, by sending it via e-mail at or by uploading it though the "Abstract Submission Form" below.
    • * Refer to the prescribed format as indicated below:
      → SAMPLE (doc)
      → SAMPLE (pdf)
      * Name your file as "(family name of the corresponding author).pdf", such as "smith.pdf"
      * E-mail the file to upload it in the following "Abstract Submission Form". When the size of the file exceeds 3MB, please E-mail your Extended Abstract file to
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Dec. 16(Fri), 2011.

Registration and/or Abstract Submission:

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  • If you have trouble in registering through the web registration, please contact us at
  • If you have registered/submitted a contributed paper, you must have received our reply by now. Please check if your name is in this list. If your name is missing, please contact us at as soon as possible as your registration/paper submission is not completed yet. Please check the schedule of your presentation here and make sure it is not in conflict of your travel schedule.

Registration Fees:

  • Regular: 15,000 yen
    Student: 5,000 yen
  • * Registration fees will be collected on site. (cash only).

Deadlines and Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission: Dec. 16(Fri), 2011
    Final Announcement of Accepted Papers: Dec. 19, 2011

Welcome Reception (Sunday), Banquet (Tuesday), and Local Tour (Wednesday):

  • For information, click here.

Guideline for Poster Presentation:

  • ・Date and Time: Jan. 17 (Tue) 16:15-17:45
    ・Size of the poster board : 90cm wide x 210 cm high
    ・Place your poster under your poster number


  • (1) Airports: The international airport closest to Nara is Osaka-Kansai Airport (KIX). Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM), which is a smaller airport that has some international connections is also close to Nara. If you arrive at Tokyo Narita airport or Tokyo Haneda airport, there are connecting flights to these airports.

    (2) From Airports to Nara: for information, click to here.

Hotel Information:

Past Symposia:

The 7th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing in Czech Republic
The 6th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing in Okinawa, Japan


Additional financial supports have been provided by the following organizations. We wish to thank them for their contributions to the success of this Symposium.
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace
Research and Development (AFOSR/AOARD)
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
Academic sponsors
The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Division of Plasma Electronics

For further information, please contact
Satoshi Hamaguchi
Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies,
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University,