The 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies
(IW-FIRT 2021)
March 8-9, 2021 (Online Conference)

  The Chair and the Local Organizing Committee have decided to make the 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2021) as an all-online meeting. Our decision is based on the continuing uncertainty concerning COVID-19 travel restrictions and the safety and health of our community.

Preface
  Welcome to the 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2021).

  The first International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT) was held in 1999 as a celebration event for establishing FIR FU, and the second IW-FIRT was held in 2002 as a part of the Fukui University International Congress to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our university. The third IW-FIRT was held in 2010, eight years after the second IW-FIRT, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the foundation of FIR UF. The fourth, fifth, and sixth IW-FIRT were held in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019, successively, every few years. In these workshops, it was aimed to discuss the recent developments 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 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2021).

  The scope of IW-FIRT 2021 are:
1) Development of high power radiation sources in the far-infrared region;
2) Application of high power terahertz technologies, especially with 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,
  2-4) Interaction of biological molecules, tissues and biological system, and
3) Other subjects related to the far-infrared region.

In IW-FIRT 2021, the topic 2-4) is newly added, and special attention is paid to this topic.

  I hope that you will enjoy the discussion in the meetings and deepen your friendship with other participants.

Masahiko Tani
Chair, IW-FIRT 2021
Professor and Director of FIR UF


Past Workshops of IW-FIRT and DHP-TST
7th IW-FIRT 2019, 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(changed) March 8(Monday) - 9(Tuesday), 2021
Venue(changed)

Online conference. We will use Zoom and Google drive.

Organizer

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

Chair

Masahiko Tani (Director of FIR UF)

Important dates
2021/1/8 update

Contributed Paper Submission Deadline
   January 25, 2021 January 18, 2021 (with one-page abstract)
Registration Deadline
   February 22, 2021 (except for invited speakers, oral and poster presenters)

Program overview
(tentative)
2021/1/14 update
8 Mar. (Tue.)9 Mar. (Wed.)
10:00- Talk

Lunch Lunch
14:00-Opening
Talk
-19:00
14:00- Talk

-19:00
Closing
Poster presentations will be put on Google drive.
Invited speakers
2021/1/12 update
List of the invited speakers (in alphabetical order of family names):
    Mitsuru Akaki (Kobe Univ., Japan)
    Mikhail Yu. Glyavin (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
    Masahiko Harata (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
    Masaki Horitani (Saga Univ., Japan)
    Iwao Hosako (NICT, Japan)
    John Jelonnek (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
    Takayasu Kawasaki (Tokyo Univ. of Science, Japan)
    Setsuko Komatsu (Fukui Univ. of Technology, Japan)
    Alexei Kuleshov (O. Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine)
    Sergey Morozov (Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, Russia)
    Yukihiro Ozaki (Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Japan)
    Svilen Sabchevski (Institute of Electronics of BAS, Bulgaria)
    Harumi Sato (Kobe Univ., Japan)
    Hideyuki Takahashi (Kobe Univ., Japan)
    Keisuke Tominaga (Kobe Univ., Japan)
    Inna Tupaeva (Southern Federal Univ., Russia)
    Shota Yamazaki (RIKEN, Japan)
    Takeshi Yasui (The Univ. of Tokushima, Japan)
    Irina Zotova (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia)
Call for contributed papers   Contributed papers are accepted for poster presentations. A limited number of contributed papers are accepted for oral presentations based on the recommendation by the program committee. All submissions are requested with attachment of one-page abstract. Please check the instructions in "Abstract preparation".

Abstract preparation   All presenters,including invited speakers, are requested to submit a one-page abstract. Please check the following instructions

Abstract template
  The template for the abstract is available. Click here (.docx).
  Please follow the instructions stated in the template.
Abstract submission
  Please submit one-page abstracts by e-mail to
    "iwfirt_submit_(%)_fir.u-fukui.ac.jp"
    "iwfirt2021_submit_(%)_fir.u-fukui.ac.jp"
    (Replace "_(%)_" with "@".)
The email address for submission was incorrect.
If you have already submitted the abstract, please resend it to the correct address.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


The subject of the e-mail must be "IW-FIRT2021 submission: YOUR NAME".
  Please send the following information with the abstracts.
- Type of presentation ("Invited" or "Contributed")
- Title of presentation
- The following information of the presenting author
    1) Title (ex: Prof., Dr., Mr., Ms., etc.)
    2) Name
    3) Affiliation
    4) Position (ex: Prof., Ph.D student, etc.)
    5) E-mail address of the corresponding author
    (if the corresponding author is different from the presenting author)
Abstracts must be submitted by January 25, 2021 January 18, 2021.
Acceptance for presentation will be notified by February 12, 2021.

Note that the presenting author is registered as a participant after the decision of the acceptance of the paper.

Registration   Registration before February 22, 2021 is required for all participants to the workshop except for the invited speakers, and presenters of contributed papers.
  Please send the following information by e-mail to
    "iwfirt2021_secretariat_(&)_fir.u-fukui.ac.jp":
    (Replace "_(&)_" with "@".)
    1) Title (ex: Prof., Dr., Mr., Ms., etc.)
    2) Name
    3) Affiliation
    4) Position (ex: Prof., Ph.D student, etc.)
    5) E-mail address

The subject of the e-mail must be "IW-FIRT2021 registration:YOUR NAME".

The registration is free.

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)
S. Sabchevski (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
A. M. Kuleshov (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)
M. Bakunov (State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
E. S. Estacio (University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines)
H. Ohta (Kobe University, Japan)
M. Hagiwara (Osaka University, Japan)
K. Tominaga (Kobe University, Japan)
N. Ryskin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
V. Shcherbinin (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Ukraine )

Local organizing committee

S. Mitsudo
Y. Tatematsu
Y. Fujii
K. Yamamoto
T. Furuya
Y. Yamaguchi
M. C. Escaño
M. Fukunari
Y. Ishikawa
E. Khutoryan
A. M. Kuleshov
S. Sabchevski
A.Tsvetkov
J. Järvinen
H. Kitahara

Advisory Committee

T. Saito (University of Fukui, Japan)
M. Thumm (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Cosponsors

The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
Terahertz Technology Forum
The Spectroscopical Society of Japan
Division of Terahertz Spectroscopy, The Spectroscopical Society of Japan
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)

Contact address

For detailed information on the IW-FIRT, please contact:
  E-mail: iwfirt2021_secretariat_(99)_fir.u-fukui.ac.jp
  (Replace "_(99)_" with "@".)
  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))