The International Workshops on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT) has been held five times in the past: 1999, 2002, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In these workshops it was aimed to discuss the recent development and future directions of far-infrared and terahertz science and technologies with a special emphasis on high power radiation sources in this frequency region and their applications. On the other hand, the first International Symposium on Development of High Power Terahertz Science and Technology (DHP-TST 2013) was held in 2013 for discussion of the development of gyrotrons in sub-THz to THz band and their applications. This symposium was associated with the International Consortium "Promoting International Collaboration for Development and Application of Submillimeter Wave Gyrotrons," which consisted of six overseas institutions and three domestic institutions including FIR UF as the moderator institute. This International Consortium was reorganized and expanded in 2015 to the new International Consortium for "Development of High-Power THz Science and Technology" (http://fir.u-fukui.ac.jp/Website_Consortium/), which consists of thirteen institutions from the world including FIR UF as the facilitator institute. We feel that it is the time to organize IW-FIRT and DHP-TST as a joint meeting to update our knowledge and understanding in this rapidly developing field. Therefore, we organize the Sixth International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2017) and The 2nd International Symposium on Development of High Power Terahertz Science and Technology (DHP-TST 2017) jointly, rather than organize them separately. An important aspect of this joint meeting is to discuss the present status and future prospect of application of high power terahertz technologies.
The joint workshop and symposium consist of invited talks, oral presentations, a panel discussion and a poster session with the following scope of topics:
1) Development of high power radiation sources in the far-infrared region,
2) Application of high power terahertz technologies especially to the following topics
2-1) Terahertz spectroscopy,
2-2) Magnetic resonance phenomena in the far-infrared region,
2-3) Material development with high-power FIR sources, and
3) Other subjects related to the far-infrared region.
Past Worhshops of IW-FIRT and DHP-TS
5th IW-FIRT 2014,
4th IW-FIRT 2012,
3rd IW-FIRT 2010, and
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|| 7(Tuesday) - 9(Thursday) March, 2017
Bunkyo Campus, University of Fukui (Fukui, Japan)
Main conference room and poster session: On the 13th floor of the Science Tower I (No.24 in the campus map)
Workshop banquet: At the academy hall (No.11 in the campus map)
Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui
Masahiko Tani (Director of Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui, Japan)
Contributed-Paper Submission Deadline
: December 5, 2016
: extended to December 12, 2016 (One-page abstract with title and authors' information)
: February 21, 2017 (Exempted for invited speakers, oral and poster presenters)
: March 7(Tuesday) -9(Thursday), 2017
List of invited speakers:
Michael I. Bakunov (Univ. of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Monica Blank (Communications and Power Industries, USA)
Mikhail Yu. Glyavin (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
Masayuki Hagiwara (Osaka Univ., Japan)
John Jelonnek (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Keiichiro Kashimura (Chubu Univ., Japan)
Walter Kasparek (Stuttgart Univ., Germany)
Kimiya Komurasaki (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Yoh Matsuki (Osaka Univ., Japan)
Masaya Nagai (Osaka Univ., Japan)
Gregory S. Nusinovich (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Ci-Ling Pan (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Keishi Sakamoto (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan)
Michael Shapiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Mark Sherwin (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Joo-Hiuk Son (Univ. of Seoul, Korea)
Koichiro Tanaka (Kyoto Univ., Japan.)
Yuusuke Yamaguchi (FIR UF, Japan)
Go Yumoto (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
(In alphabetical order of family names)
March 7 (Tuesday)
9:15~9:25 Opening remark
9:25~11:50 Session on development and applications of gyrotrons
13:30~17:35 Session on development and applications of gyrotrons
March 8 (Wednesday)
9:00~11:45 Session on pulsed and cw ESR, Session on THz spectroscopy and techniques
11:45~12:00 Group photo
13:30~15:30 Session on generation, application and simulation of electromagnetic wave
15:50~17:30 Poster session
March 9 (Thursday)
9:00~12:05 Session on THz spectroscopy and techniques
13:40~14:50 DHP-TST special session
14:50~ Closing remark
Call for contributed papers
Contributed papers are accepted for poster presentations.
However, a limited number of contributed papers are accepted for oral presentations
according to the recommendation by the program committee.
Authors are requested to submit a one-page abstract as instructed in "Abstract preparation".
For submission of papers, please send the following information by e-mail to
December 5, 2016 December 12, 2016 (extended) with one-page abstract
in the specified format instructed in "Abstract preparation":
- Type of presentation ("Invited" or "Contributed")
- Title of presentation
- The following information of the presenting author
2) Position (ex: Prof., Ph.D student etc.)
3) Title (ex: Prof., Dr., Mr., Ms. etc.)
4) Postal address
5) E-mail address
- E-mail address of corresponding author if the corresponding author is different from the presenting author.
- Attendance of banquet (Yes/No), if your presentation is accepted.
Subject of the e-mail should be "IW-FIRT2017 submission: YOUR NAME".
Acceptance for presentation will be notified by December 26, 2016.
Note that the presenting author is registered as a participant after the decision of the acceptance of the paper. Please refer to ĀgRegistrationĀh for fees for the registration and the banquet.
This workshop will make a booklet of abstract.
This workshop will not publish a book of proceedings.
Ā®Download the template of abstract
Applicants of financial support program for young scientists should use the "template of abstract," which can be downloaded above(Support for students and young researchers has been finished).
Authors of invited papers and contributed papers are requested to submit an abstract by
December 5, 2016 December 12, 2016 (extended).
Please prepare one-page abstract using the "template of abstract," which can be downloaded above.
Support for students and young researchers
A limited number of awards to assist students and young researchers to attend IW-FIRT2017 will be available on the competitive basis. Instructions for applicants is provided here:
format (docx) and
The deadline for application is 12 September, 2017.
Registration is required in advance for participants to
the workshop except for the invited speakers,the oral and the poster presenters.
Please send the following information by February 21, 2017, by e-mail to
- Title (ex: Prof., Dr., Mr./Ms. etc.)
- Position (ex: Prof., Ph.D student etc.)
- Postal address
- E-mail address
- Attendance of banquet (Yes/No)
Subject of the e-mail should be ĀgIW-FIRT2017 registration: YOUR NAMEĀh.
Registration fee is free.
The banquet fee will be a few or several thousand yen (to be announced later), which will be collected at the conference site
Access to University of Fukui
|| From JR Fukui Station, (i) take the buses (Bus No.21 or 28) leaving from Bus Stop No.2 in front of JR Fukui Station (West exit) and get off at Fukui-daigaku-mae (approx. 10 minutes), or (ii) take the Echizen Railway (Awara-Mikuni Line) and get off at Fukudai-mae-nishi-fukui Station.
(Access to University of Fukui)
International organizing committee
J. Jelonnek (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
M. Yu. Glyavin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
R. J. Temkin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
T. Fujiwara (Osaka University, Japan)
S. Asai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
W. Kasparek (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
S. Sabchevski (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
R. Dupree (University of Warwick, UK)
O. Dumbrajs (University of Latvia, Latvia)
A. M. Kuleshov (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)
M. Bakunov (State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Tsun-Hsu Chang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
E. S. Estacio (University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines)
H. Ohta (Kobe University, Japan)
M. Hagiwara (Osaka University, Japan)
Local organizing committee
(all above at FIR UF)
Fukui Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kansai Research Foundation for technology promotion
Research Foundation for the Electrotechnology of Chubu
The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
Terahertz Technology Forum
Division of Terahertz Spectroscopy, The Spectroscopical Society of Japan
Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications (JEMEA)
The Society of Electron Spin Science and Technology (SEST)
The Japan Society of Infrared Science and Technology
Professional Group on THz Technology, The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
For detailed information on the IW-FIRT and DHP-TST, please contact:
Postal address: Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui
3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan
Fax: +81-776-27-8770 (FIR UF office)
Phone: +81-776-27-8659 (Masahiko Tani (Chair))
For the information of Fukui city, please refer to the following web site:
You can download the Map of Fukui Station vicinity from the workshop web site, from which you can find the location of the hotels near Fukui Station.