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EP2DS18-MSS14 has been successfully closed. Thank you for your attendance.

See you in the next EP2DS-MSS.

Proceedings manuscript submission deadline extended. (2009.9.2)
Conference flash! (snapshots) (ID: ep2ds18mss14, Password: kobe)
Kobe Portpia Hotel price down! (2009.7.2)
Call for late news. (2009.6.23)
Support application. (2009.6.22)
Program schedule(2009.6.10)
Urging hotel reservation. (2009.5.28)
Excursion page is open. (2009.2.23)
Invited speakers' page is open. (2008.12.22)
Conference history page is open. (2008.12.9)
Plenary speakers' page is open. (2008.12.1)

The 18th International Conference on Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (EP2DS-18) and the 14th International Conference on Modulated Semiconductor structures (MSS-14) will be jointly held at Kobe International Conference Center, Kobe, Japan, July 19 - 24, 2009. This will be the 2009 edition of the biennial conference series that are now established as the major events in the research fields of modulated semiconductors and low-dimensional electron systems.

What is Joint Conference?

By making a registration either to EP2DS-18 or to MSS-14, the participants could freely come and go between the two. The submission of papers is limited, however, only to the registered Conference. If you want to submit papers to both Conferences, you need to register to both Conferences and to pay doulbe registration fee.

The first "joining" of the two conferences occured in 1985 for EP2DS-6 and MSS-2 in Kyoto, Japan. Tsuneya Ando (Chair of EP2DS) and Hiroyuki Sakaki (that of MSS) decided to hold the two conferences in parallel at the same location. This form was reenacted in Nara, Japan, in 1991, again in Nara, 2003, and has been followed from then on.

Conference Scope for EP2DS-18 Conference Scope for MSS-14
EP2DS traditionally covers the fundamental physics as well as transport, optical and other properties of electronic states in low dimensional systems. Now the low-dimensional family is expanding to novel systems such as nanotube, graphene, NEMS, and others. MSS addresses the synthesis, processing and applications of modulated materials. With an initial focus on semiconductor heteroand nano structures, MSS now also encompasses the broader range of hybrid, modulated organic, spintronic, and biologically-based modulated structures.
  • Electronic, optical and magnetic properties of low-dimensional systems
  • Semiconductor heterostructures, superlattices, quantum wires, and quantum dots
  • Quantum Hall effects
  • Spin phenomena in nanostructures
  • Novel low-dimensional systems, including graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, NEMS, biological and molecular structures
  • Physics and devices for quantum information processing
  • Organic semiconductors and hybrid structures
  • Metal-insulator transitions
  • Novel probes, experimental techniques
  • Advances in growth and processing for modulated structures
  • Nanowires and dots: electronic and optical properties
  • Nanophotonic structures
  • Spintronics and spin-effects in nanostructures
  • Physics and devices for quantum information processing
  • Heterostructures and superlattices
  • Organic semiconductors and hybrid structures
  • Novel modulated structures, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, molecular structures, NEMS, and bio-based structures
  • Novel probing and fabrication techniques

Important updates

Aug. 25, 2008 Website open
  Call for papers
Oct. 9, 2008 Program committee up
Nov. 25, 2008 Venue, Access, and Sponsors
Dec. 1, 2008 Plenary speakers
Dec. 22, 2008 Invited speakers
Feb. 10, 2009 Related conferences
Feb. 23, 2009 Excursion
Mar. 16, 2009 Abstract submission
Apr. 30, 2009 Local committee
May 8, 2009 Hotel reservation
May 13, 2009 Registration
May 13, 2009 Visa application
May 13, 2009 Invitation letter
May 15, 2009 Program schedule
May 13, 2009 Payment of registration fees
May 28, 2009 Cancellation policy
May 28, 2009 Urging hotel reservation
June 4, 2009 VISA web application
June 9, 2009 Financial support information
June 10, 2009 Progaram schedule
June 22, 2009 Support application starts
June 30, 2009 Program leaflets, etc.
July 13, 2009 Presentation instructions
July 14, 2009 Social programs