International Conference

ICMMA 2017

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ICMMA 2017: Information
"International Conference on
Mathematical Modeling and Applications Based on Self-Organization"
Goal The goal of the conference is to organize invited talks given by leading researchers from the field of mathematical modeling and applications related to a wide range of real world phenomena. Emphasis is placed on self-organization, which is a keyword that is now prevailing in a variety of areas from biology and neural networks to social and economic systems. This conference will thus provide opportunities for researchers to exchange ideas and establish new directions for future research.
Organizers Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS),
Research Branding Project “Meiji University Doing Mathematical Sciences”
Date December 11-13, 2017
 (Poster presentations will be held on December 12)
Place Room 603, 6F High-Rise Wing, Nakano Campus, Meiji University
4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-8525

Transportation to Meiji University

Campus Map

Schedule December 11 (Monday), invited talks (room 603)
December 12 (Tuesday),
   invited talks (room 603),
   poster session (open space of the 6th floor),
   banquet (open space of the 6th floor)
December 13 (Wednesday), invited talks (room 603)

Conference Timetable

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Please click the "Registration" button to open the registration form.
To participate in ICMMA 2017, please come to the registration desk on the day.
Registration Deadline
 Please register by November 30 (Thu.), 2017.
*Registration: closed

Registration fee: free

Please register in advance for the sake of convenience of our preparation.
Banquet will be held on December 12 (Tue.) :
     6,000 Japanese-yen for general attendants
     3,000 Japanese-yen for students
Please pay the banquet fee by Japanese-yen at the banquet site.
*Poster Presentation: closed

Registration Deadline
 Please register by November 30 (Thu.), 2017.


Please read the "Poster Guideline" details here.

Poster awards will be presented to outstanding poster presentations. The award winners will be invited to the banquet in the evening of the day of the poster session.

List of Posters

Invited Speakers

  Toyoki Kunitake
    Recipient of the "Order of Culture"
    (Institute of Advanced Studies, Kyushu University, Japan)

  Do Sung Huh (Inje University, Korea)

  Naoki Katoh (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

  Deok-Soo Kim (Hanyang University, Korea)

  Hiroshi Matano (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

  Akio Nakahara (Nihon University, Japan)

  Chie Nara (Meiji University, Japan)

  Masatsugu Shimomura (Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

  Robert Michael Sinclair (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

  Arzu Gönenç Sorguç (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

  Daishin Ueyama (Musashino University, Japan)

Organizing Committee of ICMMA 2017
Chair:Kokichi Sugihara
Vice Chair:Tomohiko Yamaguchi

Elliott Ginder
Ichiro Hagiwara
Kota Ikeda
Yumihiko Ikura
Masayasu Mimura
Tomoyuki Miyaji
Masaki Moriguchi
Kazuyuki Nakamura
Nobuhiko J. Suematsu
Toshikazu Sunada


Date : December 11 (Mon.) – 13 (Wed.), 2017
Place: Meiji University Nakano Campus,
    Room 603, 6F High-Rise Wing

December 11
Morning Session Chair: Kokichi Sugihara
Masatsugu Shimomura
  (Professor, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology,
   Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University and Tohoku University,
"Biomimetics: Innovative Engineering based on Biodiversity and Self-Organization"

Research area(s): Biomimetics, Nanotechonology, Polymer science
Do Sung Huh (joint work with Bo Kyoung SHIN)
  (Professor, Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience and
   Center for Nanomanufacturing Inje University, South Korea)
"Functionalization of honeycomb-patterned porous polymer films using a reactive vapor in breath figure method"

Research area(s): Functional polymer films
Afternoon Session Chair: Ichiro Hagiwara
Akio Nakahara
  (Professor, Nihon University, Japan)
"Design of crack morphology using memory of plastic deformation"

Research area(s):
Physics of Pattern Formation, Crack Formation, Rheology of Softmatter
Naoki Katoh
  (Professor, Department of Informatics, Kwansei Gakuin
   University, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Japan)
"Recent developments of combinatorial rigidity theory"

Research area(s):
Combinatorial optimization, the design and analysis of combinatorial and geometric algorithms
Arzu Gönenç Sorguç
  (Professor, Dr., Vice Dean of the Faculty of Architecture,
   Director of METU Design Factory, Turkey)
"Transcoding Crystals on the search for Extreme in Architecture"

Research area(s):
Computational Design, Biomimicry, Fabrication Technologies
December 12
Morning Session Chair: Tomohiko Yamaguchi
Robert Sinclair
  (Associate Professor, Okinawa Institute of
   Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)
"Endless forms most beautiful: Iterative self-organization in biology"

Research area(s): Mathematical biology, Experimental mathematics
Toyoki Kunitake
  Recipient of the "Order of Culture"
  (Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Kyushu University,
"Molecular Organization:
The Case of Bilayer Membrane"

Research area(s): Molecular organization, bilayer membrane, nano-film
 Group photo / Lunch break
 Poster Session
 Poster Awards conferment ceremony,

  (6,000 Japanese-yen for general attendants/
   3,000 Japanese-yen for students)

December 13
Morning Session Chair: Toshikazu Sunada
Hiroshi Matano
  (Professor, the University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Stability of fronts in bidomain models"

Research area(s): Nonlinear partial differential equations
Deok-Soo Kim
  (Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
  Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea)
"Voronoi Diagram of Spherical Balls: Properties and Applications"

Research area(s):
Theory and applications of Voronoi diagrams, Molecular geometry
Afternoon Session Chair: Hiroshi Matano
Daishin Ueyama
  (Professor, Musashino University, Japan)
"Attempts towards the application of the self-organization in the reaction-diffusion systems"

Research area(s):
Applied Mathematics, Computer aided analysis, Simulation
Chie Nara
  (Visiting Professor, Meiji University, Japan)
"Foldable Products Based on Continuous Flattening Problems in Discrete Geometry"

Research area(s): Kelvin expection, Tiling Polyhedron, Continuous Folding, Development

Transportation to
Meiji University, Nakano campus

4-21-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan 164-8525
From Nakano Station to Meiji University

nakano map

 The nearest JR train station to Meiji University, Nakano campus is Nakano Station. It takes approximately 8 minutes on foot from Nakano Station to campus. Please exit from the North Exit of Nakano Station.

From Haneda Airport to Nakano Station

'Haneda Airport' English web site

  • Haneda Airport (羽田空港) -- [Monorail] --> Hamamatsucho (浜松町)
  • Hamamatsucho (浜松町) -- [JR line] --> Kanda (神田)
  • Kanda (神田)-- [JR line] --> Nakano (中野)


Line : Tokyo -Monorail : approx. 20min. 470 yen
Haneda Airport International Terminal (Monorail) --> Hamamatsucho
Line : JR Keihintohoku : approx. 10 min. 290 yen
Hamamatsucho --> Kanda
Line : JR Chuo Line : approx. 16 min. for Rapid Train
Kanda --> Nakano
From Narita Airport to Nakano Station

'Narita Airport' English web site

  • Narita Airport (成田空港) -- [JR Narita-Express] --> Shinjuku (新宿)
  • Shinjuku (新宿) -- [JR line] --> Nakano (中野)


Line : JR Narita-Express : approx. 90 min. 3310 yen
Narita Airport --> Shinjuku
Line: JR Chuo Line: approx. 5 min. for Rapid, 10 min. for Local
Shinjuku --> Nakano
Route map

Line map

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