ICIAM 2023 News

August 24, 2021 :
Schedule of Proposal of Minisymposia and Contributed Talks

The organizers of ICIAM 2023 are pleased to inform the schedule of proposal of minisymposia and contributed talks. If you are interested in proposing a minisymposium or/and a contributed talk, please see here.

August 21, 2021 : Call for Satellite and Embedded Meetings

The organizers of ICIAM 2023 are pleased to launch the call for satellite and embedded meetings. If you are interested in organizing a satellite or/and an embedded meeting, please see here.

August 20, 2021 : E-mail Notifications for ICIAM 2023 News

If you are interested in receiving e-mail notifications for ICIAM 2023 News, please see here.

August 20, 2021 : Renewal of ICIAM 2023 Web

ICIAM 2023 Web has been renewed.

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Congress Venue

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Waseda University is the largest research university in Japan. It is also one of the oldest universities, founded in 1882 by Shigenobu Okuma, who later became Prime Minister of Japan. The Okuma Auditorium was built in 1927 after his death in commemoration of his achievements. This auditorium is the symbol of Waseda University now. We plan to use 14 university buildings for ICIAM 2023. The buildings of Waseda University’s main campus are located close together, providing easy access from one building to another. A significant amount of signage and student volunteers will be used to assist the participants at the ICIAM venue.

The combination of these rooms and halls will enable us to hold at least 70 parallel sessions during the Congress, and all the facilities are designed to be barrier-free for guests with disabilities. Lunch is to be taken at restaurants around the congress venue, or at the cafeterias of Waseda Campus. Cafeterias will be able to cater to those with dietary restrictions and/or special needs.

Another attractive point of the venue is its convenient access from the metro system. The “Waseda” metro station is just a 5-minute walk from the Congress venue and the trains run every 5 minutes, from 5:00 am to midnight.

Accessibility is also good in Tokyo. Most of the metro and train stations are easily accessible for the disabled and most of them are equipped with either elevators or lifts. The “Waseda” metro station has both elevators and lifts. In addition, smart cards “Suica” and “Pasmo” can be used on almost all rail and bus lines in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and are accepted by a growing number of taxis. “Suica” IC cards are available for purchase at JR stations, while “Pasmo” cards are available at subway, private railway stations, and bus depots. You can also use these cards for shopping as electronic money at a constantly increasing number of registered shops.

The former president of Waseda University has kindly accepted our request for using, without a fee, any buildings with various modern conference equipment at the Waseda Campus. He hopes that this offer will assist the advancement of applied mathematics and industrial mathematics.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government also has funds for supporting international congresses. The Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, where S. Oishi was the senior Dean, and the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have signed a comprehensive partnership agreement. Based on this agreement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has already decided to provide financial support worth approximately US$300,000 for ICIAM 2023 on the condition that it be held at Waseda University with a certain number of foreign participants. Furthermore, support of complimentary cultural programs for 120 persons and half-day city tours for 800 persons will be offered.

Call for Papers and Proposals


A minisymposium is composed of one or several sessions. Each session consists of four 25-minute presentations on a single topic of industrial and/or applied mathematics, and its mathematical foundations. Minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description of the sessions, a list of speakers and titles of the presentations.

  • The call for minisymposia will be announced in March of 2022.
  • The deadline for proposals of minisymposia will be at the end of December, 2022.

Contributed Talk

A contributed talk is a presentation, given in lecture format, with a length of 15-minutes. Contributed talks can introduce topics from all areas of industrial, applied mathematics and their foundations consistent with the conference themes. Presenters of contributed talks will be asked to submit the title of their presentation, along with a brief abstract. Accepted presentations will be grouped together based on their subjects.

  • The call for contributed talks will be announced in March 2022.
  • The deadline for proposals of contributed talks will be the end of December, 2022.

Embedded Meeting

The organizers of the ICIAM 2023 Tokyo Congress are pleased to launch the call for proposals of embedded meetings. Embedded meetings are those held during the week of the ICIAM Congress and which share resources with the main ICIAM Congress. Participants of an embedded meeting are required to register as ICIAM 2023 participants, and the program of an embedded meeting will be organized as an ICIAM 2023 session.

If you are interested in organizing an embedded meeting, please contact Prof. Takeshi Ogita, Chair of the Satellite & Embedded Meetings Committee, at meetings-committee@iciam2023.org. Please include a brief description of the event, including the following information:

  • The scope and content of the meeting
  • Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee (who will work in liaison with the organizers of the proposed embedded meeting and the organizers of ICIAM 2023)
  • The estimated number of participants
  • The estimated number of speakers
  • The URL of the web page of the proposed meeting (if available)

Feel free to contact us with tentative information for meetings that are not yet fully planned. This information will be useful to others planning related meetings. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent to the contributors within two months after submission.

  • Submissions open on: August 26, 2021
  • Closing date for submissions: November 1, 2022
  • Notification of decision: within two months after submission

Satellite Meeting

The organizers of the ICIAM 2023 Tokyo Congress are pleased to launch the call for proposals of satellite meetings. Satellite meetings are those held within a few weeks of ICIAM 2023 on a topic of interest to ICIAM attendees in a location that makes it convenient for ICIAM participants to combine events into a single trip. Satellite meetings have no official connection to ICIAM beyond a cross listing on the ICIAM 2023 webpage.

Satellite meetings are to be organized and run by independent organizations or groups, and accepted proposals will be registered as ICIAM Satellite meetings. The organizers of the satellite event shall mention in the web page of the meeting that it is a registered satellite meeting. However ICIAM does not provide any financial or other support for satellite meetings.

If you are interested in organizing a satellite meeting, please contact Prof. Takeshi Ogita, Chair of the Satellite & Embedded Meetings Committee, at meetings-committee@iciam2023.org. Please include a brief description of the event, including the following information:

  • The full name (including any abbreviations) of the proposed meeting
  • The scope and content of the meeting
  • Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee (who will work in liaison with the organizers of the proposed satellite meeting and the organizers of ICIAM 2023)
  • The estimated number of participants
  • Venue and Dates
  • The URL of the web page of the proposed satellite meeting (if available)

Feel free to contact us with tentative information for meetings that are not yet fully planned. This information will be useful to others planning related meetings. A notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent to the contributors within one month after submission.

  • Submissions open on: August 26, 2021
  • Closing date for submissions: November 1, 2022
  • Notification of decision: within one months after submission

Local Information

Host City, Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world’s largest cities offering visitors a uniquely eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary attractions. The city has something for everyone. Its cleanliness and safety are well-known and it is full of attractions, historic and modern. During every visit to the city, there is a new and exciting discovery. From the famous cat café to ancient shrines, to designer shops and traditional restaurants, there are numerous places to visit and enjoy.

Many research laboratories of various companies are located in Tokyo. For instance, Hitachi Research & Development Group has the Global Center for Social Innovation – Tokyo, and its Collaborative Creation Space. The Toshiba Science Museum is also located in the Greater Tokyo area. ICIAM participants will have the opportunity to visit them and discuss mathematical topics with researchers in industry.

A metropolis full of attractions like no other

Tokyo is known as one of Asia’s most modern cities, but traditions and cultures passed down from the Samurai period can still be seen and experienced. The city is a fast-paced cultural hub where what’s new and modern sits alongside historical gems. Tokyo offers visitors a uniquely eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary attractions, including world-renowned, exceptional Japanese cuisine.

Delicious, delicate, and diverse cuisines

Tokyo is without doubt one of the world’s gourmet paradises. Guests will be overwhelmed by the sheer range of choices for dining, with 100,000 restaurants offering tempting delights from around the world. In addition, you can experience the finest restaurants and highest culinary standards in the world. Of course, there is no better place in the world to enjoy sushi, tempura, sukiyaki and other traditional delicacies, and to experience authentic Japanese flavors.


There are countless opportunities for visitors to shop for the beautiful and innovative products for which
Japan is world-famous: exquisite green teas and traditional sweets, attractive lacquerware and textiles
as well as fashion, from the classic to the avant-garde, in addition to state-of-the-art electronics products. Crossing through the Ginza shopping district, home to the biggest brand-name stores, the oldest department store in the world, and the Sony building, leads to Akihabara’s “Electric Town”, where multi-storied mega-stores and backstreet specialist shops deal in the latest electronics and coolest pop-culture

Tokyo at night

As dusk falls, Tokyo is transformed into a city of bright lights. Many observation decks in towers
and tall buildings are open till late, providing great vantage points for lovely night views. An
evening stroll through the streets of Shinjuku, Ginza or Shibuya – Tokyo’s best-known
nightlife districts – is a great way to see the city after dusk and enjoy the myriad of neon lights.
Visitors who want to “act like the locals” can enjoy the izakaya (local pubs) for a Japanese beer and yakitori (grilled chicken on a skewer) or visit a karaoke lounge for their own private sing-athon party. Guaranteed fun stories for the folks back home!

Arts & culture, traditional themes

Tokyo has dozens of museums spanning nearly every topic and interest with many offering glimpses into Japan’s rich and diverse history. For the more contemporary minded, there is an impressive number of smaller museums and galleries showcasing home-grown artists. Ueno Park is the most famous spot with various museums gathered in one area and we recommend visiting there if you are interested in arts and culture.

If you want to know more about Japanese traditional culture such as Kabuki, Noh and Sumo, there are various
places in Tokyo where you can encounter them.

Overall Affordability

Tokyo offers quality goods and services suited for all budgets, and participants are sure to find good value for money. Although Tokyo used to be recognized as one of the most expensive cities in the world, prices are no longer high compared with other big cities. The Starbucks index shows that a Starbucks latte in Japan costs less than in other global mega cities such as Paris, Sydney, Beijing and Seoul.

Subway fare

A single Tokyo Metro fare of less than USD 3 will get you to most destinations within central Tokyo. The city’s subway and railway services are among the best in the world; they are not only inexpensive but also frequent, reliable and clean, and have multilingual signs.


To satisfy the demanding taste buds of locals and international visitors, restaurants, cafes and bars strive to serve quality food and drinks at affordable prices.


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Tokyo offers more than 96,000 rooms ranging from budget hotels to five-star luxury hotels, assuring friendly, high-quality service for guests. There are more than 6,000 rooms within 30 minutes by local transportation and/or walking distance to the venue.


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will offer the following complimentary tours and cultural programs for overseas guests of ICIAM 2023. These tours will take them to the main tourist sites in Tokyo during the Congress, and cultural programs will offer outstanding exotic experiences.

Tokyo City Tour – Half-day Tour

Japanese Garden & River Cruise

This tour will take visitors to traditional Japanese gardens, such as the Hama-Rikyu Gardens, a typical garden of the Edo period (1603–1868), or the Imperial Palace East Gardens, a part of the palace grounds open to the public, and the former site of Edo Castle. A river cruise from the Hama-Rikyu Gardens will offer views of Tokyo from the river.

Asakusa – Japan’s Most Famous Temple

The tour will take you to Asakusa, which is the old center of downtown Tokyo, and the most famous sightseeing spot in Tokyo. The area maintains the atmosphere of the old capital, with its 200m-long covered avenue of numerous stalls leading up to Japan’s most famous Buddhist temple, Sensoji. You can find traditional shops to buy souvenirs or Japanese local sweets and fast food along the market street.

One-day trip from Tokyo

Mt. Takao – The western fringes of Tokyo Travel beyond the western suburbs of Tokyo to a place where you can feel the Japanese spiritual world coexisting with nature. Mt. Takao is both a popular hiking spot and a religious destination. It takes approximately 90 minutes from the venue to Mt. Takao, where you can enjoy clean, fresh air in a natural environment. You can also experience Goma Kito, a ritual fire performance by a priest. Shojin ryori, Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is included for lunch in the tour.

Cultural Programs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will offer the following complimentary cultural programs for delegates and accompanying persons to experience first-hand the unique culture of Japan.

Origami-Paper Miracle

Origami, literally meaning “folding paper”, is a traditional Japanese art of transforming a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture. You can create almost anything with origami, from a simple airplane to flowers and animals. The most popular origami is a Japanese crane.

Cha No Yu – Japanese Tea Ceremony

Cha-no-yu is not just about the ceremonial way of serving tea; it is an art form that also concentrates on the relationship between the host and the guest. In the search for the ultimate hospitality, each encounter is treasured as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Guests can experience the beauty and elegance of cha-no-yu.

Dress in Kimono – Japanese Traditional Clothing

Kimono is a Japanese traditional clothing made with fabrics frequently hand-made and decorated. Kimono was worn in daily life in Japan in olden times, and is still worn on special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. Guests can try out Kimono and enjoy taking photos.


Tokyo, great access from all over the world

Tokyo provides great direct air access for overseas travelers and is served by two international airports: Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda). Narita offers over 1,400 international flights per week from 107 cities around the world, while Haneda offers over 600 international flights per week from 30 major cities.

Narita International Airport

  • 2nd largest and busiest airport in Japan, serving 35 million passengers a year
  • Connected with 107 cities worldwide
  • 88 international airlines serve the Airport

Haneda International Airport

  • Largest number of flight arrivals/departures in Japan
  • Located near the city center, 15 minutes to Tokyo Station
  • Over 600 international arrivals per week
  • Connected with 28 cities around the world with plans for increase
  • 33 international airlines serve the Airport

Arrival at the airport

Narita International Airport is about 60 km from central Tokyo, and is easily accessed by either the Narita Express in 60 minutes or the new Skyliner Access Express in 40 minutes. Haneda International Airport is even more convenient, located within 15 km (15 minutes by train) of central Tokyo. Within the city, a well-developed network of public transportation allows easy and convenient movement in and around the city. Major modes of transportation include trains, subways, buses and taxis.

Waseda University is located near the Shinjuku area in the heart of Tokyo. All delegates can easily travel to the venue, it takes 30–40 minutes from Haneda Airport to Shinjuku area by the Airport Limousine shuttle bus.

Access within Tokyo

An extensive network of trains and subways runs through central Tokyo, offering convenient and easy commuting. The unique numbering system of the Tokyo Metro, which identifies the metro lines as well as each station, makes it easy even for first-timers to know which lines to get on and off. In addition, the safety and cleanliness of the trains and subway cars means that travelers have no hesitation about making full use of the transportation system, even at night. Taxis run widely in Tokyo, and can be stopped on the street curb as well as at taxi stands in front of hotels, train stations and large buildings. Taxis are clean and comfortable, offering white-glove service.

A network of train lines operated by JR East Japan and the subway lines of Tokyo Metro and Toei link stations around Tokyo. Symbols and signs at the stations are multilingual in English, Korean and Chinese. Train timetables are located on the platforms and trains move very punctually.

Tokyo Railway & Subway Route Map


Scientific Program Committee

To be announced.

Organizing Committee

  • Shin’ichi Oishi, Waseda University, Japan, Congress Director
  • Hisashi Okamoto, Gakushuin University, Japan, Deputy Congress Director
  • Hiroshi Akiba, The University of Tokyo / Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan
  • Keiko Imai, Chuo University, Japan
  • Kenji Kajiwara, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Hiroshi Kokubu, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Motoko Kotani, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Kenichi Maruno, Waseda University, Japan
  • Osamu Saeki, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Kazue Sako, Waseda University, Japan
  • Katsuyuki Takashima, Waseda University, Japan
  • Shao-Liang Zhang, Nagoya University, Japan

Executive Committee

  • Shin’ichi Oishi, Waseda University, Japan, Chair
  • Hisashi Okamoto, Gakushuin University, Japan, Deputy Chair
  • Daisuke Furihata, Osaka University, Japan
  • Elliott Ginder, Meiji University, Japan, Secretary
  • Kenji Kajiwara, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Masaharu Nagayama, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Takeshi Ogita, Tokyo Women’s Christian University, Japan, Secretary
  • Katsuhisa Ozaki, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, Secretary
  • Takashi Sakajo, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Kouta Sekine, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan, Secretary
  • Hiroshi Suito, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Naoya Yamanaka, Meisei University, Japan, Secretary



The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is a world-wide organization for professional applied mathematics societies, and for other societies with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics. The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, held every four years, is the flagship conference of ICIAM.



JSIAM, the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, was established in April 1990, and is the central organization for industrial and applied mathematicians in Japan. It currently has approximately 1300 individual members and 23 corporate members including Toyota, Nissan, Hitachi, NEC, and Canon. The JSIAM’s objective is to foster the mathematical sciences and engineering mathematics which contribute to the innovation of science and technology. It is a cross-disciplinary society consisting of people researching mathematical phenomena (in mathematics as well as in other sciences), those who apply mathematics (engineering, technology), and those who develop methods of analysis (computer science, experimental science).

Both the JSIAM and the MSJ are registered members of the Science Council of Japan, which is the governmental body administering the promotion and enhancement of sciences in Japan. Members of both societies have actively attended past ICIAM congresses since their inception, with recent ICIAMs attracting around 100 participants from Japan. Furthermore, both societies have sent representatives to every ICIAM Board Meeting.


MSJ, The Mathematical Society of Japan, founded in 1877, is one of the oldest academic societies in Japan. Currently, the MSJ has more than 5,000 individual and institutional members. It organized the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto in 1990 with great success. The MSJ conducts various activities to support mathematical research and education, thereby contributing to science and culture in general. It holds two annual meetings and organizes workshops/seminars, such as the Takagi Lectures and the MSJ-Seasonal Institutes. The MSJ’s activities include: (1) publishing journals, conference proceedings and books, (2) commending, through various awards, mathematicians who have made significant achievements in pure and applied mathematics, and (3) holding public lectures and seminars for a general audiences. As a body of professionals with mathematical expertise, the MSJ has been making policy proposals to the Japanese Government in order to improve the national education and research environment of mathematical sciences. The MSJ is also committed to a global agenda through its international activities. For example, members of the MSJ actively participate in international conferences such as the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) and the Asian Mathematical Conference (AMC). Furthermore, Dr. Shigefumi Mori, a member of the MSJ, was elected as president of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the first ever from Asia.


Waseda University

Waseda University is one of the largest research universities in Japan. It employs more than 2,000 permanent faculty members and has a student body of more than 45,000 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate students. Founded in 1882 by the former prime minister of Japan, Shigenobu Okuma, it is also one of the oldest universities in Japan. Waseda University has hosted various international congresses on the scale of many thousands of participants on information technology, electronics, physics, etc. All lecture halls, seminar rooms, and the Okuma Auditorium are air-conditioned. Waseda University has generously offered these fabulous facilities for ICIAM 2023 without a fee.

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) is the official destination marketing and management organization for Tokyo. Its goal is to build economic prosperity and support community development through tourism. It effectively market the city and communicate the ever-evolving image of Tokyo to global audiences in the aim of attracting visitors and business events. This is achieved through the coordinated group efforts of community, partners, and staff working together.