General Information

Date : 22 - 27 May 2011, Sunday - Friday
Venue : Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall,
(Nakase 2-1, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, 261-0023 Japan)

The JpGU Meeting 2011 provides an opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and consultants to present and review the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets, and their environments in space. This meeting will cover all the topics of Earth and space sciences.

Meeting Calendar:Deadlines

01 Sep - 26 Oct, 2010
Session proposal

11 Jan - 04 Feb, 2011 at noon JST [at 3AM UTC]
Abstract Submission

11 Jan - 09 May, 2011 at 17:00 JST [at 8:00 UTC]


English or Japanese (no simultaneous interpretation provided) Either of the two languages is used in a single session. In oral or poster sessions proposed by foreign researchers, Only English is used.


Session proposals for JpGU Meeting 2011 are divided into 9 sessions.
They are Public Session (ex-special symposium), Union Session, 5 categories (Space and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences, Human Geosciences, Solid Earth Sciences and Biogeosciences), Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Session(ex-Joint Session etc) and General Geosciences Session.
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Session is the one treating categories not belonging to 5 categories or the one belonging to not only one category.
Joint symposiums with other scientific societies belong to Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Session. Recruitment for International Sessions is actively promoted.

Oral Sessions

There are four 1.5-hour blocks of oral sessions each day. Normally lecture time for one presentation is a 15 minutes. (JpGU Meeting 2010 results)
AM1) 08:30 - 10:30
AM2) 10:45 - 12:15
PM1) 13:45 - 15:15
PM2) 15:30 - 17:00

Oral Session locations:
The JpGU Meeting has been held in 14 session rooms (IC, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 201A, 201B, 202, 203, 301A, 301B, 302, 303, 304 ) on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall.
>> Session Rooms in the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall

For the oral presentations, basically, speakers must use a projector provided at the venue and their own laptop computer (for single-screen projector). We will only accept computer-based PowerPoint presentations. Please connect your computer to the projector and confirm the proper operation before your presentation. Ensure that your computer is equipped with the proper monitor connector (mini D-sub 15 pins) as shown below.

(mini D-sub 15 pins)

If your computer does not have this connection, please bring an appropriate converter with you. Be sure to bring an AC adaptor with you. Japanese standard AC voltage is 100V 50 Hz. The secretariat is not responsible for any projection troubles caused by computer technical difficulties.
Your computer can be placed on a podium for your presentation. Please pick up your computer at the podium after your presentation.

Slide and overhead projectors will not be available.

Postar Sessions

Poster Sessions Locations: Convention Hall on the 2nd floor.
The last four digits of each poster presentation indicate the board number.

>> Session Rooms in the International Conference Hall

Board size: The poster board surfaces measure W90cm X H210cm.
A poster number card (15 cm x 10 cm) is displayed at the top left of the board. A supply of pushpins will be available in the poster area for mounting your poster. Each poster must have a label at the top that indicates the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s) as shown below. The presenting author should be marked with a circle.

Mounting: 09:00 - 19:00

Core time: AM1 0900-1045   AM2 1030-1300   PM1 1400-1630   PM2 1615-1845
The core time of each session is set.
For details, please see the program for the meeting.

Authors are required to explain their poster for at least 1 hour in total, during the designated poster session time and breaks before and after it. We recommend to show the explanation period in the poster.

Membership subscription

Japan Geoscience Union was incorporated on December 1, 2008. If you are interested in JpGU and agree with our objectives, you can be one of our regular members by making membership registration.
Once you become a regular member, you can get many benefits like real-time delivery of earth planetary science related latest information and participation fee discount at JpGU Meeting.

Qualification for membership / Membership Fees

Qualification for membership
Member :
Individuals dealing with earth planetary science or interested in it and agree to this juridical person's aims and concerns and are willing to join.

Student Member :
University students and those who are equivalent to this status or younger deal with earth planetary science or interested in it and agree to this juridical person's aims and concerns and are willing to join.

Membership Fees
Member :
( 2,000 JPY/year )
Graduate students or researchers who are equivalent to this status without steady income
( 1,000 JPY/year ) **Student Discount Application is necessary.

Student Member :
Under graduate student or younger:
( free of charge ) **Student Discount Application is necessary.

*Accounting year stars on April 1 and ends at the end of March.
*Graduate students or younger are free of charge to become a member and participate in JpGU Meeting.
*Members classified as Regular, School teacher, Aged 70 or over are necessary to pay annual fee of 2000 yen.
(Jpgu Meeting Registration fee is free for members aged 70 or over)

Abstract submission(fees)

Abstract submission will start on Tuesday, January 11, 2010 and the deadline is Friday, February 4, 2011.. You can submit your abstract through the designated website.

Advance submission
until 31 Jan. 2011 at 17:00 JST
JPY 1,500 per one

Normal submission
until 04 Feb. 2011 at noon JST
JPY 3,000 per one

Figure upload
until 04 Feb. 2011
JPY 500
Max 500KB


All the participants and those who have submitted their abstract must pay registration fee and abstract-submission fee by cash (Japanese yen) at the reception desk on the first floor during the above hours. Exchanging money is available at some hotels. Please be sure to check when you make a hotel reservation.
Undergraduate and high school students and those aged seventy and over won't be charged anything for participation regardless of whether they make a presentation or not.


Start: January 11, 2011
Close: May 9, 2011 at 23:59 JST
On-site registration
Start: May 22, 2011
Close: May 27, 2011

  Full Conference TicketOne day Ticket
From January 11
Until May 9
RegularJpGU MemberJPY 11,000JPY 6,000
NonmemberJPY 18,000JPY 12,000
TeacherJpGU MemberJPY 5,500JPY 3,000
NonmemberJPY 11,500JPY 8,000
GraduateStudentJpGU MemberJPY 5,500JPY 3,000
NonmemberJPY 11,500JPY 8,000
On-site Registration
From May 22
Until May 27
RegularJpGU MemberJPY 13,000JPY 7,000
NonmemberJPY 20,000JPY 13,000
TeacherJpGU MemberJPY 7,000JPY 4,000
NonmemberJPY 13,000JPY 10,000
GraduateStudentJpGU MemberJPY 7,000JPY 4,000
NonmemberJPY 13,000JPY 10,000

Name tags

A name tag will be issued to all the registrants that make a payment of participation fee. All Meeting registrants are required to wear their name tag in order to gain entry to the scientific sessions.

JpGU Meeting Information Desk

Information Desk (General guidance and information) :1st floor

Registrations, Various consultations, Rewrite of receipts, Cloakroom, Various information ... etc

General Guidance Desk
  • Site:
    • Desk facing the 1st floor entrance
  • Time:
    • May 22(Sun.) - May 24(Tue.) 8:00-17:00
    • May 25(Wed.) - May 27(Fri.) 8:30-15:00
  • Contents of work:
    • General guidance
    • Issuance of name tags for junior, senior and university students and the aged 70 and over.
    • Correspondence with news media
    • Correspondence with the participants to the Public Sessions (Only on May 22)
    • Correspondence to the lecturers (Only on May 22)
    • Fill-in the time and the day one day tickets.

On-site registration Counter / Pre-registration Desk
  • Site:
    • Counter at the back of General Guidance Desk
  • Time:
    • May 22(Sun.) - 24(Tue.) 8:00-17:00
      (excluding recess: 11:45-12:30, 15:00-15:15)
    • May 25(Wed.) - 27(Fri.) 8:30 - 15:00
      (excluding recess: 11:45-12:30)
  • Contents of work:
    • Various registrations and payments
    • JpGU Membership subscription / Confirmation of IDs and personal information
    • JpGU Meeting registration (full conference or one day tickets)
    • Correspondence to the pre-registered participants (Handover of programs)
    • Party ticket
    • Cloakroom
      • May 22(Sun.) - 24(Tue.)  8:00 - 19:00
      • May 25(Wed.) - 26(Thu.)  8:30 - 19:00
      • May 27(Fri.)  8:30 - 17:30
      (Please be punctual. We can't keep your PCs and valuables.)
    • Reception of meetings
    • Reissue of name tags
    • Reissue of receipts

Services available

Wireless LAN is available on the 1st floor around information desk and on the 2nd floor around elevators and the lobby by free for your convenience.
Charged Spot Service by the provider is available except for the wireless LAN shown above.
Please access

  • Wireless LAN is available on the 1st floor around information desk and on the 2nd floor around elevators and the lobby by free for your convenience. Specification of LAN is 11b/11g.
  • Accessibility, settings and movements are not ensured.
    Please change the wireless LAN setting, take measures for virus and security setting on your own responsibility.
  • Wireless LAN is not always accessible.
  • There are NO electric power sources and desks prepared.
  • Charged Spot Service by the provider is available except for the free wireless LAN.
    Please be sure to check the URL shown above and sign on with Service Provider by yourself.
  • Access key for wireless LAN is shown on the Bulletin Board on the first day of JpGU Meeting 2010.


Party is held during JpGU Meeting 2011. (May 25, Wednesday, 2011)
Discounted ticket for the party : Until May 9, Friday, 2011
Party ticket : By the day

<< Party Ticket >>
(Discounted) Regular·Teacher·70 years old or over : 4,000 JPY,
Graduate student·Undergraduate student : 1,500 JPY
(Normal) Regular·Teacher·70 years old or over : 5,000 JPY,
Graduate student·Undergraduate student : 2,000 JPY

Child care

Child care is available everyday during JpGU Meeting 2011 at "Little Garden WBG", a nursery school at 5-minutes-walk from the venue. They have English speaking staff.
>> Details


A wide range of accommodation options are available near Makuhari Messe with different rates, levels of service, and locations. For further details, visit the website of each accommodation and please make a reservation by yourself.
We can provide some accommodations at reasonable prices for the participants of the meeting.
You can have your money changed at some hotels. Please be sure to check by yourself.
>> Accommodations Guide


Several restaurants are open in and around the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall.

>> Restaurants in the Makuhari Messe
>> Makuhari New City Guide


>> to the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall
Makuhari Messe is conveniently located halfway between central Tokyo and the New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). Both Narita and Haneda airports can be reached by bus or car in approximately 60 minutes. Tokyo Station is also only 30 minutes away by train (the JR Keiyo Line).

By train

the JR Keiyo Line
5 min. walk from Kaihin-Makuhari Sta. (30 min. from Tokyo Sta. / approx. 12 min. from Soga Sta.)
the JR Sobu Line (the Keisei Line)
15 min. by bus -Take the bus bound for Makuhari Messe or Kaihin Makuhari Sta. at Makuhari Hongo Sta.- (approx. 40 min. from Akihabara Sta.)

By airport bus

Airport bus that goes directly from Haneda Airport to Makuhari Messe -Get off the bus at the stop "Apa Hotel & Resort". Then it takes 1 min. on foot to Makuhari Messe.- (approx. 60 min. / 1,120 JPY)


(New/update membership, conference participation)

Important Dates

Sep 1:
Session Proposal starts
Oct 4:
Call for exhibitors starts (Closes when all booths are filled.)
Oct 26:
Deadline of Session Proposal
Dec 20:
Release of the session list
Jan 11:
Abstract submission starts
Jan 11:
JpGU Meeting Registration starts
Jan 31 17:00 JST:
Deadline of Advance Abstract submission
Feb 4 12:00 JST:
Deadline of Abstract submission
Mar 10:
Starts recruiting Part-times
Mar 10:
Starts accepting reservation for paid conference rooms
May 9:
Pre-JpGU Meeting registration closes