Pictures from TERS-5
TERS-5 finished successfull and we are thankful to all the participants, invited speakers, committee members and volunteers
for making this conference such a wonderful experience.
The International Conference on Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (the TERS series) brings together academic and industrial researchers interested in the latest developments in the field of Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS).
The meeting addresses the fundamentals and applications of TERS, with special emphasis on spatial resolution, enhancement, improvements in reliability, comparability, robustness and methodology. The scientific program will include invited and contributed talks, industry presentations and a poster session.
The TERS series had its first edition in 2009, and since then it has been gathering a growing number of scientists from around the world.
2015 is the International Year of Light (IYL), and the 5th edition of the International conference on TERS, which will take place in Osaka, Japan, during October 29-30, 2015, will actively contribute to promote the IYL. The TERS community has recently grown remarkably and many groups have achieved impressive results. It will be the right time to discuss these new and interesting achievements during the conference.
The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest include:
We are no more accepting any Abstracts.
The Program(This is an outline of tentative program. Actual program with more details will come up in due time.)
The Venue And The Neighborhood
While the three main campuses of Osaka University are a bit far from the downtown of Osaka city,
the Nakanoshima Center is right in the middle of the downtown. This university center provides wonderful
facilities for holding meetings and conferences.
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Located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan, Osaka is Japan's second most important city with a population of about 2.5 million serving as a major economic hub in the Kansai region. Throughout the centuries, Osaka has been known as the "water city" because rivers, big and small, flow through the central part of the city, and it is also known as the "nation's kitchen" serving as a center of trade during the Edo period. Today, Osaka is a modern Asian city combining a rich cultural past with a sophisticated high-tech future that provides countless attractions for visitors and residents alike. The following is a recommended list of activities and places of interests for guests of TERS-5.Nakanoshima Park
The first public park in Osaka created in 1891 located between the Dojima and
Tosabori rivers. It is an ideal place from which to appreciate the beauty of the Water
A modern facility with three floors below ground, the museum stores and displays a wide range of
The museum consists of an exhibition space where people can "see, touch and play" and a planetarium
where you can learn of the wonders of space and energy.
Suspended 170 m above the ground and connecting the twin skyscrapers of Shin-Umeda
City, the Floating Garden Observatory offers unprecedented views of the city and its surroundings. Below ground
is Takimi Shoji Alley, an area of restaurants recreated with a retro feel.
The 55 meter-tall castle tower is built on a 260-acre ground including the park. A famous warlord Toyotomi
Hideyoshi, who aimed to unify Japan as a nation, founded the castle in 1583. If you are interested in Japanese history,
you could see all displays related to Hideyoshi and his battles from first to eighth floor and get a fine view of the
city from the observation deck on the top floor.
With its restaurants, eye-catching billboards and trademark crab and blowfish signs, Dotonbori is a
lively place that is typical of many areas of Osaka. In addition to the Dotonbori Gokuraku Shotengai, the food and performing
arts theme park, there is the Dotonbori Walkway, the Ebisu Tower Ferris wheel, and Yabafo, Japan’s first
building-mounted free-fall amusement ride.
Shitennoji is one of the oldest temples in Japan and the first ever to be built by the state in 593 by Prince Shotoku.
At 300 meters, Abeno HARUKAS is Japan's tallest building. It is a commercial complex featuring state-of-the-art
offices, department store, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, an art museum and a top-floor observatory.
More information about other tourist attractions in Osaka can be found in the official website of Osaka, www.osaka-info.jp/en.
Hotels In The Neighborhood
Nakanoshima center of Osaka University is located in the downtown of Osaka. There are plenty of nice hotels in this locality. One can easily reserve a hotel in "Nakanoshima" or "JR Osaka Station" areas via popular booking sites such as expedia.com, hotels.com, booking.com, agoda.com, etc.
Our recommendation, however, is Rihga Royal Hotel, which is located right in front of the Nakanoshima Station of Keihan-Subway Line, and the Conference place is located at only a few minutes walk from the Rihga Royal Hotel.
For more details about the area, please refer to the Google map above in the "Location" section.
(Late Registration finished on October 12, 2015)
Registration Fee* (in Japanese Yen):
(1 US$ is approximately 125 JPY)
* The registration fee includes lunch packets and coffee breaks.
** Please note that on-site payments are only accepted by credit card or cash in Japanese Yen.
*** Students must present their student ID cards on site.
In the unfortunate event of cancellation, the refund of the registration fee will be as follows:
- 50% refund until October 12th, 2015.
Visa for Japan
Citizens of most of the countries do not require any Visa for a short visit to Japan.
However, depending upon your nationality, you may need a Visa to attend TERS-5. Please confirm from your nearest Japanese embassy/consulate.
The documents required to apply for a Japanese Visa may also depend on your nationality. If you need any document from us to obtain your Japanese Visa, please contact us immediately by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know what kind of documents are required. In order to avoid any possible delay, please do not forget to provide us the postal address of your residence and a copy of the first page of your passport. Please note that the Visa process may take several weeks, it is therefore advised that you start the Visa application process without any delay.
Please also note that conference registration is required before you apply for the Visa.
Professor, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.