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Waseda University
Research Institute for Science and Engineering
Institute for Space Science Observation
Inoue Foundation for Science

WELCOME

 The "International Workshop on Applications of Rare Gas Xenon to Science and Technology" (XeSAT 2018) is the fourth in a series of meetings focusing all aspects of using xenon and other rare gas detectors in various radiation fields. The conference topics are rare gas detectors and its applications in science, medical science, and technology. It will be held at Waseda University, Tokyo, from September 18-21, 2018. The conference will provide a significant opportunity for discussion among people working in diverse fields. This series of conferences started in 2003 with a meeting named HPXe called by V. Dmitrenko of MEPHI. This was followed by the XeSAT 2005 at Waseda University, organized by N. Hasebe. Unfortunately, the XeSAT series was interrupted despite the tremendous expansion of the field and the amazing advances in detector technology. After the long break, the XeSAT 2017 was held at Khon Kaen in Thailand in 2017 by the effort of Prof. Chinorat Kobdaj at Suranaree University of Technology and Prof. K.L. Giboni of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
 Due to the widespread interest in xenon and other rare gas detectors, the three events were very successful. In fact, they were a forum for physicists, chemists, and engineers to discuss the advances in rare gas technology and application specific issues.
 There have been some recent progress and new attempts of detector technology (such as Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors (MPGD), GEMs, photon sensors such as APD and SIPM), and new advances in technology/engineering (like background reduction and shielding technology), along with large-scale experiments for dark matter and double-beta decay detection. Thus, rare gas detectors are scientifically and technologically at the highest interest point in history.

TOPICS

 The conference will involve fields related to the physics and chemistry of rare gas detectors, and their applications in science, medical field and engineering. Although the previous conferences were mainly focused in xenon detectors, this conference calls for wider fields of detectors. The following will be the main topics covered:

  • Ionization and scintillation of rare gas and other detector media
  • Electronic and ionic transport processes in rare gases
  • Recent advancements in radiation detectors
  • Rare gases purification and recycling methods
  • Applications to nuclear and high-energy physics, astrophysics and space sciences
  • Applications to nuclear geology and planetology, engineering and space technology
  • Imaging applications: astrophysics and nuclear engineering
  • Medical applications: medical imaging, PET, anesthesia, and contrast media
  • Cryogenics for storage and handling of large amounts of rare gases
  • Development and application of gaseous photomultipliers (GPM)
  • Reduction of background noises and shielding technology
  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

     In addition to invited talks and highlight talks, we are expecting contributions for oral and poster presentations from colleagues all over the world. If you are interested, please prepare and send us your abstract following the instruction described below. All abstracts must be received before July 15, 2018. The official language of the conference is English. Please make an abstract based on this form template and download Word file(.doc).

  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
  • XeSAT 2018 CONFERENCE VENUE

    1. International Conference Center, Waseda University
    2. 1-20-14 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
    3. Tel +81-3-5286-1755

    HOST INSTITUTEES & ADDRESS

    1. XeSAT General Secretariat (Prof. Nobuyuki HASEBE)
    2. Cosmic Radiation Lab.,
    3. Physics Department,
    4. Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
    5. Research Institute for Science and Engineering,
    6. Waseda University,
    7. 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
    8. TEL/FAX: +81-3-5286-3897
    9. E-mail: hasebelab@xesat2018.stars.ne.jp
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    COMMITTEE

    INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    1. E.Aprile (Columbia Univ., USA)
    2. D.Y.Akimov (ITEP, MEPhl, Russia)
    3. V.V.Dmitrenko (MEPhl, Russia)
    4. X.D.Ji (IHEP, China)
    5. N. Hasebe (Waseda Univ., Japan)
    6. C.Galbiati (Princeton Univ.)
    7. K.L. Giboni (SJTU, China)
    8. C.Kobdaj (SUT, Thailand)
    9. J.A. Matias-Lopes (Coimbra Univ., Portugal)
    10. S.Mihara (KEK, JAPAN)
    11. D.Nygren (LBNL, USA)
    12. Y.Suzuki (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    13. D.Thers (Subatech, France)
    14. S.Torii (Waseda Univ., Japan)

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    1. A.Hitachi (Waseda Univ., Japan)
    2. S.Ulin (MEPhl, Russia)
    3. E.Shibamura (Waseda Univ., Japan)
    4. M.Yamashita (ICRR, Japan)
    5. K.Yorita (Waseda Univ., Japan)

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Announcement

    First announcement of XeSAT2018 Mar. 20, 2018
    Second announcement of XeSAT2018 Jul. 10, 2018
    Final announcement of XeSAT2018 Aug. 10, 2018

    Social Program

    Onsite Registration Start 10:30AM Sep. 18, 2018
    Program Start 1:00PM Sep. 19, 2018
    Program End 12:00AM Sep. 21, 2018
  • Tuesday, Sep.18: Reception with snacks and drinks (18:30 -20:30) at the Restaurant Nantei,
     in the Building of Okuma-Kaikan near the International Conference Hall.
  • Thursday, Sep. 20: Banquet (18:30 -20:30) at the Restaurant Nantei,
     in the Building of Okuma-Kaikan near the International Conference Hall.
  • Conference Schedule PDF File

    Registration

    From   Mar. 20, 2018  to  July. 31, 2018  and  Onsite

    Early Mar. 20, 2018 to May. 31, 2018
    Regular June. 1, 2018 to July. 31, 2018 ←Now
    Onsite Sep. 18, 2018 to Sep. 20, 2018

    Registration fee:

    Early 15,000JPY(1,0000JPY*)
    Regular 20,000JPY(15,000JPY*) ←Now
    Onsite 25,000JPY(20,000JPY*)
    • Payment Methods: credit cards, on-site pay in cash
    • The following credit cards are accepted for payment: VISA, Master, JCB, American Express, Diners
    • Note: * Student price (At registration students are requested to show the student ID at the registration desk).
    • Act on Specified Commercial Transactions Sample

    Regular Registration (~ July. 31)

    Regular Registration(20,000JPY)

    Regular Registration (15,000JPY: Student Price)

  • Banquet fee is free.
  • Reception fee is free.
  • After the payment processing is completed, the credit company send you the payment confirmation e-mail from "support@cardservice.co.jp"
  • If you would like the receiption of registration, the reception stuff at conference's registration desk will hand over your receipt that day.
  • Note: * Student price (At registration students are requested to show the student ID at the registration desk).
  • Abstract submission

    1. Start:      Mar. 21, 2018
    2. Deadline:   Jun. 30, 2018 ←Extended to July 15, 2018

  • Please make an abstract (PDF) based on this form templete and Word file(.doc).
  • Please submit abstractions, after registration processing is completed.
  • TRAVEL

    Passport and Visas

     Every visitor entering Japan must be in possession of a valid passport. For participants from some countries special entrance formalities or VISA are necessary. Participants are strongly advised to enquire well in advance in their countries. Formal invitation letters will be issued upon request.

    Climate

     The average temperature in Tokyo on late September is 22 degrees and average humidity is 68%. However, they depend on the year.

    Transportation

     Tokyo is reached via Narita Airport from where you have a choice of three ways of getting to Tokyo city center.

    To Tokyo St. from Narita Airport
  • Narita Express(about60min)
  • Airport-Narita(Rapid service) train(about 90min)
  • Airport shuttle bus(about 80~110min)
  • To Tokyo St. from Haneda Airport
  • Take the Tokyo Monorail and transfer to the Keihin-Tohoku line or Yamanote line at the Hamamatsucho Station.(about 35min)
  • Airport shuttle bus(about 40min)
  • Accommodation

     Hotels in Tokyo can be found via the website of Nippon Travel Agency
     The following areas are convenient to stay:

  • Waseda Sta. (Tozai line, Toden[tram] line):
     The nearest station from the venue
  • Takadanobaba Sta.:
     Next to Waseda Sta. by Tozai line
  • Iidabashi Sta.:
    Yurakucho line,second next to Waseda Sta. by Tozai line
  • Kudanshita Sta.:
     Third next to Waseda Sta. by Tozai line
  • Shinjuku Sta.:
    ToeiShinjuku line, Marunouchi line, second next to  Takadanobaba Sta. by Yamanote line
  • Ikebukuro Sta.:
    Yurakucho line, Marunouchi line, second to Waseda Takadanobaba Sta. by Yamanote line,
  • Tokyo Central Youth Hotel is located just one minute from Iidabashi Sta. This youth hotel offers a shared room at a very reasonable price.

    INQUIRY

    1. XeSAT Secretariat (Prof. Nobuyuki HASEBE)
    2. Cosmic Radiation Lab.,
    3. Physics Department,
    4. Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
    5. Research Institute for Science and Engineering,
    6. Waseda University,
    7. 301 55S 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
    8. TEL/FAX: +81-3-5286-3897
    9. E-mail: hasebelab@xesat2018.stars.ne.jp