The Committee of Battery Technology
The Electrochemical Society of Japan

Last update 2013/4/25



The 54th Battery Symposium in Japan

October 7-9, 2013, Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan

General Information
The Battery Symposium in Japan is held every year under the auspices of the Committee of Battery Technology, the Electrochemical Society of Japan to promote international collaboration and cooperation and provide a forum for scientists and engineers to discuss fundamentals, innovations and applications in the field of batteries. The Battery Symposium in Japan also creates an opportunity to exchange new ideas and latest research results. The 54th Battery Symposium in Japan will be held in Osaka, Japan. The symposium objective is to provide a forum for presentations and discussions on all aspects of batteries.

Meeting Dates and Venue
October 7 (Mon) to 9 (Wed), 2013
Osaka International Convention Center (5-3-51 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Japan)

The Committee of Battery Technology-The Electrochemical Society of Japan

The Chemical Society of Japan
The Solid State Ionics Society of Japan
Osaka Science & Technology Center
Fuel Cell Development Information Center
Kansai Branch of the ECSJ
The Committee of Capacitor Technology, ECSJ
Association of Fuel Cells, ECSJ

Main Subjects
1. Reactions and Materials of Batteries and Fuel Cells
2. Innovative Batteries
3. Rechargeable Batteries for Automotive Application / Large-scaled and Low-cost Rechargeable Batteries
4. Durability Improvement and Cost Reduction of Fuel Cells
5. International Session "The 17th International Symposium on Batteries, Fuel Cells and Capacitors"

Important dates
June 1, 2013: Deadline for short abstract submission
August 25, 2013: Deadline for extended abstract submission
September 10, 2013: Deadline for early bird registration
October 8, 2013: Banquet

*Online submission system - BSJ54 website

Registration Fee
(Including an Abstract Volume. Consumption tax included)

   Regular*  Student
 Early Bird Fees until September 10, 2013  14,000 JPY  5,000 JPY
 Regular Fees after September 10, 2013  17,000 JPY  7,000 JPY
 Abstract volume only  7,000 JPY 5,000 JPY
 Banquet (October 8 Evening) 9,000 JPY 

*For members of organizer and co-sponsors, registration fee is 10,000 JPY (until September 10, 2013) or 14,000 JPY (after September 10, 2013), and abstract volume only is 5,000 JPY. All participants, including authors of the symposium, are required to register via the website and pay the appropriate registration fees.

Call for papers

Oral presentation*
15min. Lecture + 4min. Discussion (normal presentation)
LCD projectors will be available for all your presentations (Bring your own PC)

*Notice: If the number of the accepted papers is too large to arrange a program, a poster session may be held on October 7 evening; paper presentation style (oral or poster) will be assigned during the program arranging process.

Short abstract submission
The submitted short abstract will be reviewed by symposia organizers and acceptance of each short abstract will be notified in the middle of July, 2013.
The author is required to provide the following information for the short abstract in the BSJ54 website:
- Title of paper
- Presenting author data: postal address, phone, fax and e-mail
- Corresponding author data: postal address, phone, fax and e-mail (if different from above)
- Symposium name you submit your paper to
- Short abstract of the paper (about 500 words)

The deadline for "Short Abstract Submission" is June 25th, 2013.
The submitted papers will be reviewed by symposia organizers and the authors of accepted abstracts will be notified.

Extended abstract submission
Your manuscript for abstract volume should be upload on the BSJ54 website in a PDF file.
The deadline for "Abstract Submission" is August 25th, 2013.
If a manuscript is not received by the deadline, the presentation will be cancelled. For your convenience, we strongly recommend you to use a properly formatted MS-Word template that you can download.
The detailed information on the proper format of the document is as follows:
Total number of pages: 1
Paper Size: A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm)
Margins: Top, bottom, and sides: 18 mm each
Title: Times New Roman 12pt, bold, centered
Author(s): Times New Roman 10pt, centered below the title (underline presenting author)
Affiliation(s): Times New Roman 10pt, italic, centered below the Author(s) including the postal address and E-mail address
Main text: Times New Roman 9pt, justified, single-spaced

*When submitting your abstract, please name the file (PDF format) with your submission number, which you will receive when you complete the paper submission. (e.g. If your submission number is 10001, then name the file as 10001.pdf)

For inquiries about the symposium

Symposium Chair
Yoshinori MIYAZAKI
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Secretary General
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, JAPAN
FAX: +81-72-751-9609