The 6th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing
(EU-Japan JSPP)
with special emphasis on " Atomic and Molecular Processes in Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas"

Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan
21-23, April, 2008

Organized by
Global COE Program, 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 6th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing (JSPP2008), which will be held at the Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan, from the 21st to 23rd of April, 2008. The Symposium covers a broad range of science and technologies related to plasmas processing. This time we have selected "Atomic and Molecular Processes in Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas" as the special topic of the Symposium and plan to dedicate some sessions to this theme, which has gained special interest of the community in recent years due to its importance for a wide range of material processing by plasmas in atmospheric-pressure environments. Of course, other traditional topics in plasma science and technologies, including those of plasmas at low pressures, continue to be important subjects discussed in depth during the Symposium.

The JSPP2008 is organized by the Global COE Program "High-Level Global Cooperation for Leading-Edge Platform on Access Spaces" of Keio University, and the "Atomic Technology Project" of Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies, Osaka University.

I would like to thank you for your interest in this Symposium and look forward to seeing you during the Symposium.
Satoshi Hamaguchi
Chair, Organizing Committee, JSPP2008

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  • The official language of the symposium is English.

Organizing Committees:

  • Chair Satoshi Hamaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
    Co-Chiar Nigel Mason (Open University, UK)
    Co-Chair Zoran Petrovic (Institute of Physics, Serbia)
    Program Chair Seiji Samukawa (Tohoku University, Japan)
    Secretary Katsuhisa Kitano (Osaka University, 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 processes in atmospheric pressure plasmas

List of Invited Speakers:

  • Invited Speakers
    • Sadruddin Benkadda (University of Provence, France)
      Mark Bowden (Open University, UK)
      Steve Buckman (Australian National University, Australia)
      Mirko Cernak (Comenius University, Slovakia)
      Rikizo Hatakeyama (Tohoku University, Japan)
      Takanori Ichiki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
      Kohei Ito (Keio University, Japan)
      Takako Kato (NIFS, Japan)
      Song Yun Kang (Tokyo Electron, Japan)
      Katsuhisa Kitano (Osaka University, Japan)
      Akihiro Kono (Nagoya University, Japan)
      Kanya Kusano (Earth Simulator Center, Japan)
      Jae Koo Lee (Pohang Univ. of Sci. and Tech, Korea)
      Christophe Leys (Ghent University, Belgium)
      Gordana Malovic (Institute of Physics, Serbia)
      Gottlieb S. Oehrlein (University of Maryland, USA)
      Takehiko Sato (Tohoku University, Japan)
      Masaharu Shiratani (Kyushu University, Japan)
      Jan Skalny (Comenius University, Slovakia)
    • Eva Stoffels-Adamowicz (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherland)
      Hirotaka Toyoda (Nagoya University, Japan)
      Vahid Vahedi (Lam Research, USA)

  • Speakers of Reviews/Progress Reports
    • Uwe Czarnetzki (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
      Nigel Mason (Open University, UK)
      Zoran Petrovic (Institute of Physics, Servia)
      Kunihide Tachibana (Kyoto University, Japan)


  • a) Overall Schedule, including Social Events
b) Oral Presentations
c) Poster Presentations
d) Program list

List of Social Events

(1) Reception 18:00-20:00 April 20 (Sun) at Hotel Festone (near theConvention Center): free of charge
*Festone: (in Japanese)

(2) Dinner & Music show (Okinawa style) 19:00-21:00 April 21 (Mon) at Janatei (including transportation btw the Convention Center and Janatei restaurant): 4,000 yen/person
*Janatei (in Japanese)
(3) Banquet (Western-style course dinner) 19:00-21:00 April 22(Tue) at Okinawa Convention Center: 4,000yen/person for regular participants & 2000yen/person for students (Special menus (such as vegetarian) may be available: please contact the Symposium Organizer in advance.)

(4) Half-day (4 hour) Excursion (visit to Shurijo and Okinawa Museum) 14:00-18:00 April 23(Wed) (leaving from the Convention Center): 2,500yen/person
*Shurijo Castle Park
*Okinawa Prefectual Museum & Art Museum



  • (1) About international connections to Okinawa Airport

    Flight connection to Okinawa Naha Airport (OKA) may be easier through the following airports. The approximate number of flights per day between each airport and Okinawa Naha Airport is the following.

    Domestic Connections via Major International Airports in Japan
    Osaka-Kansai Airport (KIX) 8 flights a day (ANA/JAL, etc)
    Nagoya-Chubu Airport (NGO) 6 flights a day (ANA/JAL)
    Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT) 1 flight a day (ANA) *
    International connections
    Taipei, Taiwan 2 flights a day (China Air)
    Seoul (Incheon), Korea 1 flight a day except for Friday (Asiana Air)

    All Nippon Airways (ANA):
    Japan Airlines (JAL):
    China Airlines :
    Asiana Airlines :

    * Most flights (25 flights a day) between Tokyo and Okinawa depart from/arrive at Tokyo-Haneda airport (HRD/RJTT), which is a mostly domestic airport near Tokyo downtown. Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HRD/RJTT) and Tokyo-Narita Airport(NRT) are (not so conveniently) connected by direct bus services (75min, 3,000 yen).

(3) How to get to your hotel
a) Laguna Garden Hotel or Culture Resort Festone
Taxi (approximately 14km, 30min, US$30-35) or Airport Limousine Bus "Hana" ( 540yen/person) .

The Airport Limousine Bus "Hana" connects the airport to Laguna Garden Hotel.
(Web site in Japanese: )

Airport Limousine Bus "Hana" Schedule (everyday)

Airport 12:30 -> Laguna Garden Hotel (2nd stop) 13:05
Airport 14:40 -> Laguna Garden Hotel (2nd stop) 15:15
Airport 15:50 -> Laguna Garden Hotel (2nd stop) 16:25
Airport 17:10 -> Laguna Garden Hotel (2nd stop) 17:45

Culture Resort Festone is about 10 min walk from Laguna Garden Hotel.
b) Other hotels
Please inquire of each hotel in advance or the Information Desk at the Okinawa-Naha Airport

Call for Papers:

  • 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


Registration form.

Registration Fees:

  • Regular: 20,000 yen
  • Student: 5,000 yen
    • Registration fees will be collected on site.
           The registration desk is located at Room B3 of the Okinawa Convention Center.
      The registration desk is open from 15:30-17:30 on April 29 (Sun) and throughout the Symposium (April21-23).

Hotel Reservation:

  • The following two hotels are within walking distances from the conference site (Okinawa Convention Center).
  • Laguna Garden Hotel

    4-1-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City, TEL: 098-897-2121
    single (single room) 15,015 yen (regular rate, incl. tax and service charges: without breakfast, additional 20% off if the guest has an ANA mileage card*)
    single (twin room/ single use) 17,325 yen**
    twin (two beds) 8,925 yen**
    triple (two beds with an extra bed) 7,140 yen**
    * ANA (All Nippon Airway) cards can be obtained free of charge.

    ** conference rates: per person, including tax/service charges; breakfast is included
  • Culture Resort Festone

    3-28-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City, TEL: 098-898-1212
    single 8,800 yen
    twin 7,700 yen
    triple 6,500 yen
    4-6 people 5,700 yen
    Conference rates
    (per person, including tax/service charges; breakfast is included)
  • Hotel reservation form  (<= Closed at Mar.3 2008)

Hotels in Down Town Naha:

The conference site (Okinawa Convention Center) is also accessible from Naha downtown by bus (Time required; 30-70 minutes from Naha bus terminal) or by taxi (Time required; about 30minutes, Fare; about 2,000 yen, based on the meter)

There are many hotels in downtown Naha. For room reservation of hotels other than Laguna Garden Hotel and Culture Resort Festone listed above, please contact the hotels directly.

For more hotel information, see

Poster presentation

The size of a poster is limited to height 1200mm x width 1200mm. Please put up your poster sometime between noon and 13:30 on April 21 in the designated poster session room and remove it by 15:10 on the same day.

Deadlines and Important Dates:

Abstract submission: Jan. 31, 2008 (Extended)
Final Announcement of Accepted Papers: Feb. 4, 2008
Hotel reservation via this web site: Feb 4, 2008


Download a flier of this symposium from here

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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)
CASIO Science Promotion Foundation
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
Academic sponsors
The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
The Physical Society of Japan

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