May 25, 2020
A reservation form of Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo for VIP guests is available at the accommodation page.
May 15, 2020
The ICSJ2020 website was updated on May 15, 2020.
The ICSJ2020 steering committee decided to extend the abstract submission deadline from May 22 to June 30, 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak has not been settled down worldwide yet. In Japan, the declaration of a state of emergency has been extended to the end of this May. We would have to understand that the current situation is still very hard for most of research organizations to submit an abstract by the original deadline. As discussed, we extended the deadline as long as we can align the conference schedule. Some international conferences have adopted remote or hybrid meetings to keep holding the conferences. ICSJ2020 does not intend to adopt any remote meeting because it cannot keep the quality of conference. In principle, ICSJ2020 will be held on-site only. In particular, author interview sessions are a big feature of ICSJ where all session speakers move to the author interview room for interactive discussions right after closing their oral session. Any remote meeting does not keep such productive discussions. Hence, the ICSJ2020 steering committee will make the final decision if we hold the conference as scheduled or not depending upon the number of submitted abstracts and the social environment of the time. The final decision will be announced on the official website promptly. To keep the quality of ICSJ2020, we sincerely hope receiving a sufficient number of contributed abstracts. We would greatly appreciate your kind understanding and continuous support.
May 9, 2020
The ICSJ2020 official website was opened and the first call for paper was announced on March 9, 2020