About the Conference

Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (CIST) has organized international fora and conferences related to Photonics Science and Technology every year since 1998 when CIST was established. For example, the 4th International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics (ICONO’4) in 1998, the International Symposium on Optical Memory (ISOM2000) in 2000, and the Korea Japan Joint Forum in 2008. The first Chitose International Forum on Photonics Science and Technology was held in 1999.

The 21st Chitose International Forum on Science and Technology (CIF21) will be held on October 15th, 2021, at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (CIST), Hokkaido, Japan.

CIF21, originally planned to be held in 2020, was postponed for one year. During this year, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has spread all over the world with new virus mutations emerging, forcing us to re-establish our style of teaching and doing research, and forge an international community in a fashion that is resistant to crises and as well in harmony with the natural environment.

Based on the concept of the 21st conference, a keynote lecture on ‘environment and polymer materials,’ by Prof. Laschewsky (Potsdam University) and a tutorial lecture on ‘communicating in the connected world’ by Ms. Yanagihara will be given. Several invited and contributed talks on related areas by expert scientists and students are also scheduled.

Considering the current situation, the forum will be operated in hybrid format with face-to-face onsite and real-time video sessions. The poster session will be held onsite and is accompanied by on-demand short video presentations as well as a Q and A online session.

Application to the poster session is highly welcome and is open to wide fields of science and technology, such as materials, devices, ICT systems, and their applications.


Oct. 15th, 2021 at CIST

Time Event
9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks
9:40-10:40 Session 1
11:00-11:40 Plenary Lecture (Tutorial)
11:40-13:00 Poster Session Short Presentations
13:00-14:30 Poster Session
14:40-16:00 Session2
16:15-17:00 Plenary Session
17:00 Closing Remarks