March 16 Monday - 18 Wednesday, 2015
(March 15 Sunday - 18 Wednesday for NASEMS members)

Welcome to 4th CBNM 2015 - NAGANO

We organized previously symposia on Challenges for Carbon-based Nanoporous Materials in 2007, 2010, and 2012, while research on carbon-based materials is increasing year by year. Graphene has joined in new nanocarbon families, promoting worldwide research with relevance for energy and environmental technologies, and research on porous coordination polymers has progressed immensely. Shale gas has changed the picture of worldwide energy supply, accelerating nuclear power phase-out. The nuclear energy to natural gas shift is now remarkable.

Graphene has joined in new nanocarbon families.

We need to have a fruitful time for the discussion and promotion of green innovation from the fundamental scientific points. We would like to offer an intensified science platform on Energy related topics on porous materials. This symposium is a joint meeting with NASEMS-5 of the Concert-Japan program (2013-2015) supported by the European Union and JST. This symposium will also host a branch meeting of the project “Separation of Light Isotope Molecules with Quantum Molecular Sieving Esupported by JST CREST program.
We invite well-known scientists to join this symposium. Attendance of young scientists will be encouraged, although the participant number will be regulated to enable efficient interactions and discussions. The scientific program consists of oral papers (invited papers and general papers) and poster papers.

(NEW) -- TRAIN TIMETABLES were added, see below in 'more information for arrival'
(NEW 5.March.) -- PROGRAM were uploaded
(NEW 10.March.) -- Detailed program were revised

Program - The 5th meeting of NASEMS

Sunday 15 March

Room: Iizuna at 3F

  • 16:00-18:00 Meeting of Concert-Japan project
  • Dinner for NASEMS5 members (invited speakers of CBNM)

Monday 16 March

Room: Asama at 3F

  • 8:30-11:30 Meeting of Concert-Japan project

Program - 4th symposium of CBNM

Monday 16 March

Room: Asama at 3F

  • 11:00 Registration
  • 13:00-13:00 Welcome Address
  • 13:10-14:50 Oral session 16-1
  • (14:50-15:20 Break)
  • 15:20-17:00 Oral session 16-2
  • 17:30-19:00 Poster session
  • 19:10-21:10 Reception at Uranosu at 12F

Tuesday 17 March

Room: Asama at 3F

  • 8:30-10:30 Oral session 17-1
  • (10:30-11:00 Break)
  • 11:00-12:40 Oral session 17-2
  • (12:40-14:00 Lunch)
  • 14:00-16:00 Oral session 17-3
  • (16:00-16:20 Break)
  • 16:20-18:00 Oral session 17-4
  • 18:30-20:30 Banquet at Tomizushi (outside the hotel)

Wednesday 18 March

Room: Shiga at 3F

  • 8:30-10:10 Oral session 18-1
  • (10:10-10:40 Break)
  • 10:40-12:30 Oral session 18-2
  • (12:30-13:50 Lunch)
  • 13:50-15:30 Oral session 18-3
  • 18:00 Farewell party

Detailed program is here outlink

40 min and 20 min will be allotted for oral presentation

Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz, The City College of New York, USA
  • Prof. Lars Borchardt, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Lucia Carlucci, University of Milano, Milano, Italy
  • Prof. Milton Cole, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Dr. François-Xavier Coudert, CNRS & Chimie ParisTech, France
  • Prof. Morinobu Endo, Shinshu University, Japan
  • Prof. Alain Fuchs, CNRS & Chimie ParisTech, France
  • Prof. Hiroshi Fukuyama, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr. Silvina Gatica, Howard University, USA
  • Dr. Jacek Jagiello, Micromeritics, USA
  • Prof. Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. Krisztina Laszlo, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Prof. Minoru Miyahara, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. Shin Mukai, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Prof. Alexander Neimark, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Prof. Roland Pellenq, MIT, USA
  • Prof. Ljubisa Radovic, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
  • Dr. Tohru Setoyama, Mitsubishi Chemical Co., Japan
  • Prof. Joaquín Silvestre-Albero, Alicante University, Spain
  • Prof. Hideki Tanaka, Okayama University, Japan
  • Dr. Matthias Thommes, Quantachrome Instruments, USA

Conference site and Accommodation

Hotel Metropolitan Nagano LINK outlink

The hotel combines with Zenkoji-guchi (North/West) of Nagano station (1 min walk)
MAP outlink

We booked the rooms of Hotel Metropolitan Nagano for the above invited speakers.
Also we keep additional rooms at the special rate for general participants and we
recommend you to book your room in the Hotel Metropolitan Nagano as the delegate
of 4th CBNM.

Ref. Tokyo-Nagano by JR Nagano Shinkansen 90-100 min
You can get the ticket at Narita airport and Tokyo Station on site.
The reserved and non-reserved tickets are available.
The Nagano Shinkansen system will change on March 14, 2015. The Nagano Shinkansen will be extended to Kanazawa-city and the name will be changed from Nagano Shinkansen into Hokuriku Shinkansen on March 14, 2015. Then you can take a Shinkansen and get off at Nagano Station, notice that depending on service, last stop may be Kanazawa (e.g., for Asama service, last stop will keep being Nagano Station; for Kayagaki and Hakutaka services, last stop will be Kanazawa). We recommend you to buy the reserved ticket at Tokyo station or Narita airport in order to avoid the busy situation in non-reserved cars, because new Shinkansen should attract many travellers.
More information for arrival


Please fill the following form:
Registration File outlink

and upload in the following link, personalizing the filename:

Abstract Submission

One-page abstract in PDF format should be uploaded from the CBNM4 link below.
Deadline of abstract: End of January 2015
You could refer the abstract template:
Abstract Example outlink

Upload abstract

You can upload your abstract in the following link:

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster size has to be A0: 841 mm (width) x 1189 (height).
Orientation is portrait.

Financial Support


Prof. Katsumi Kaneko (Symposium Chair)
Manami Hoya (Secretary)
Fernando Vallejos-Burgos (Webmaster)