First Circular
Announcement & Call for Papers
9th International Symposium on Weatherability (ISW)
3rd International Workshop on Polymer Degradation and Stability
 (March2829, 2013 at JAIST Tokyo satellite campus at Shinagawa Inter City Bldg. Tokyo, Japan)

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Invitation
We take pleasure in inviting you to participate and present a paper in the 9th International Symposium on Weatherability (ISW) combined with 3 rd International Workshop on Polymer Degradation and Stability to be held in Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (JAIST) Tokyo satellite campus at Shinagawa Inter City Bldg. Tokyo Japan on March 28 and 29 2013 organized by Materials life society (MLS) and JAIST.
MLS is the only organization in Japan for study specially on weatherlability, durability and life time prediction of many kinds of industrial products or materials more than 20 years since its establishment in 1988.
These meetings will provide good opportunity to meet each other of experts from industry and institute of all over the world.

Main Topics in 2013 are:
- Weathering of Plastics and Coatings or relevant materials
- Stabilization of Polymers and Mechanisms
- Correlation Field and Laboratory Tests
- Analysis of Polymer Degradation
- Determination or Simulation of Relevant Climatic Factors
- New Test Procedures and Devices
- Standardization
- etc

Language
Official language will be English

Presentation
Contributions to the Symposium can either be presented as 30 min oral presentations or as posters.
Please submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words together with the exact title and name(s) of the author(s) and the type of presentation (oral/poster) by e-mail to

Ms.Emiko Arai
Materials life society, Japan (MLS).
2-6-8 Kayaba-cho nihonbashi Chuo Word Tokyo, Japan
e-mail: mls@kt.rim.or.jp

The papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, which will appear at the beginning of the event. Guidelines on how to prepare the camera ready text is shown in the last page.

Submission of Registration Form , abstract and camera ready manuscripts
Registration form, Abstract not exceeding 300 words and camera ready manuscripts (see last page) together with the exact title and name(s) of the author(s) by e-mail to :

Ms.Emiko Arai
Materials life society, Japan (MLS).
2-6-8 Kayaba-cho nihonbashi Chuo Ward Tokyo, Japan
e-mail: mls@kt.rim.or.jp

Deadlines
Submission of abstract : November 30, 2012
Submission of camera ready manuscripts : January 28 , 2013

Invited Speakers (Decided up to now)
Prof. Graeme George (AUS)
Prof. Jacques LACOSTE(FRN)
Dr. Mathew Celina(USA)

Organizing Committee
TERANO (JAIST)
KURODA (Gunma Univ.)
KURIYAMA(Yamagata Univ.)
ITO (Waseda Univ.)
TAKIZAWA(Bridgestone Co.)
SATO(Tohoku Electronic Industrial Co.,Ltd.)
TAKANE(JWTC)

Chairman
TAKANE(JWTC)

Organization
International Symposium on Weatherability ISW is being organized on behalf of Materials life society (MLS), Japan.

Participation Fee
Participation fee is \20,000 (about 250US$). This fee does not include welcome party fee, which is another \4,000 (about 50US$).

Registration fee must be paid in cash on arrival at venue.

Conference Venue
The symposium will be held in JAIST Tokyo satellite campus at Shinagawa Inter City Bldg. It takes only five minutes walk from JR Shinagawa station. Shinagawa station is located in the center of Tokyo. It takes 20 minute from JR Tokyo station by train.

Address: 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6019 JAPAN
http://www.jaist.ac.jp/satellite/sate/eng/index.html

Accommodation
Accommodation for the Symposium will be booked through the web site.

http://www.japanaccommodation.net/
http://www.japanhotel.net/Area.aspx?Area=Tokyo