November 19 (Tue.) ~ 22 (Fri.), 2019
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Japan


Overall program

Day 1
19th November 2019
  • Opening ceremony
  • Keynote speech
  • Oral presentations
  • Welcome dinner
Day 2
20th November 2019
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
Day 3
21st November 2019
  • Oral presentations
  • Plenary session
  • Closing ceremony
  • Gala dinner
Day 4
22nd November 2019
  • Field tour to sericulture and silk industry sites

Oral presentations

Each paper will be given 15 minutes for presentation and discussion (12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for discussion) while keynote paper will be given 30 minutes for presentation and discussion. A room for each section will be equipped with a LCD projector.

Poster Presentation

The poster display will be arranged at a meeting room. The poster presentation will be given 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes for presentation and discussion on the second day of the congress.

Each poster will be allotted a display board 90 cm x 210 cm (width x height). All illustrations must be brought by the authors.


An exhibition to introduce Japanese latest and traditional silk industry will be held.

Program for accompanying persons

A day-trip around Tsukuba city will be arranged for accompanying persons on 20th November 2019.

Post-Congress tour

Two optional post-congress tours would be arranged on 23rd November 2019 with extra charge. Both are one-day bus tours from Tsukuba. Interested persons can register for one of them on a website.

Closing date of post-congress tours: October 9th 2019, 12:00pm JST (05:00 UTC)
Closing date of post-congress tours fee payment: October 11th 2019, 12:00pm JST (05:00 UTC)


Nippon Travel Agency (NTA)
Business hours: 09:45-17:45 (Japan time)
*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays


- Tours with participants less than minimum passenger count will be canceled.

Option Ⅰ: Tokyo (Per person tour price ¥17,300)

Visit to traditional and modern Tokyo. Minimum passenger count: 20 people

Tokyo Skytree: The tallest tower in the world built in 2012
Asakusa: A district famous for the Senso-ji Temple
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

Option Ⅱ: Nikko (Per person tour price ¥19,000)

Visit to a famous tourist place in mountains. Minimum passenger count: 20 people

Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine, dedicated to a Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu
Lake Chuzenji
Kegon Falls