The 7th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2019)
(March 5-7, 2019, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan)

   The International Workshops on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT) has been held six times in the past from 1999 to 2017. 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. We feel that it is the time to organize the next IW-FIRT to update our knowledge and understanding in this rapidly developing field. Therefore, we organize the Seventh International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2019).
The workshop consists of invited talks, oral presentations 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-TST
6th IW-FIRT 2017 and DHP-TST 2017, 5th IW-FIRT 2014, 4th IW-FIRT 2012, 3rd IW-FIRT 2010, and
DHP-TST 2013

Date March 5(Tuesday) - 7(Thursday), 2019

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)
Campus map


Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui (FIR UF), Japan


Masahiko Tani (Director of FIR UF)

Important dates

Application for Financial Support for Students and Young Researchers Deadline
   September 26, 2018  - closed
Contributed-Paper Submission Deadline
   December 14, 2018
    (One-page abstract with title and authors' information)
Registration Deadline
   February 19, 2019 (Except for invited speakers, oral and poster presenters)
Conference Dates
   March 5 (Tuesday) -7 (Thursday), 2019

Invited speakers List of invited speakers:
Marco Battiato (Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore)
Elmer S. Estacio (The Univ. of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)
Gerd Gantenbein (IHM, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Mikhail Yu. Glyavin (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
Jarno Järvinen (Univ. of Turku, Finland)
Tae-In Jeon (Korea Maritime and Ocean Univ., Korea)
Yusuke Kajihara (The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Shojiro Kimura (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Stefan Knirck (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Germany)
Masami Kojima (Kanazawa Medical Univ., Japan)
Seitaro Mitsudo (FIR UF, Japan)
Yuichi Ogawa (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Hitoshi Ohta (Kobe Univ., Japan)
Michael Shapiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Kohei Shimamura (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Yukihisa Suzuki (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan)
Susumu Takahashi (Univ. of Southern California, USA)
Masahiko Tani (FIR UF, Japan)
Yoshinori Tatematsu (FIR UF, Japan)
Keisuke Tominaga (Kobe Univ., Japan)
Johan van Tol (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State Univ., USA)
(In alphabetical order of family names)
Exhibitors to be sequentially added
(on a first-come, first-served sign-up basis)
Schedule and  program


Call for contributed papers For submission of papers, please send the following information by e-mail to
by December 14, 2018 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
    1) Name
    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-FIRT2019 submission: YOUR NAME".

Acceptance for presentation will be notified by December 26, 2018.

Note that the presenting author is registered as a participant after the decision of the acceptance of the paper. Please refer to gRegistrationh 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.
Abstract preparation Download the template of abstract
Authors of invited papers and contributed papers are requested to submit an abstract by December 14, 2018. Please prepare one-page abstract using the "template of abstract," which can be downloaded above.
Financial support for students and young researchers Submission is closed

Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui (FIR UF) provides a limited number of awards to assist students and young researchers to attend IW-FIRT 2019. Instructions for applicants is provided here:   format (docx)  and  format (pdf).
The deadline for application is September 26, 2018.

Registration Registration is required for participants to the workshop except for the invited speakers, the oral and the poster presenters before February 19, 2019. Please send the following information by e-mail to
- Name
- Title (ex: Prof., Dr., Mr./Ms. etc.)
- Position (ex: Prof., Ph.D student etc.)
- Affiliation
- Postal address
- E-mail address
- Attendance of banquet (Yes/No)

Subject of the e-mail should be gIW-FIRT2019 registration: YOUR NAMEh.

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. 7 minutes),
(ii) take the Echizen Railway (Awara-Mikuni Line) and get off at Fukudai-mae-nishi-fukui Station, or
(iii) take a taxi.
Bus , Echizen Railway, 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

S. Mitsudo
Y. Tatematsu
Y. Fujii
K. Yamamoto
T. Furuya
Y. Yamaguchi
M. C. S. Escaño
M. Fukunari
Y. Ishikawa
T. Idehara
T. Saito
A. Fedotov
I. Zotova
A. I. Tsvetkov
I. Bandurkin
S. Sabchevski

Financial support

Fukui Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kansai Research Foundation for technology promotion
Research Foundation for the Electrotechnology of Chubu


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Other information

For detailed information on the IW-FIRT, please contact:
E-mail: iwfirt2019_secretariat@fir.u-fukui.ac.jp