General Information

Invitation to the 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

You are cordially invited to the 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Plant Physiologists, JSPP, to be held on March 21-23, 2013, in Okayama. The meeting will cover many exciting subjects in the field of plant biology.

1. Date

Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23, 2013

2. Venue

Okayama University Tsushima Campus
(2-1-1, Tsushima-Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8530 Japan)

3. Presentations

Membership in JSPP is a requirement for presentation. Each member may present a paper in one of the sessions during the meeting. Japanese or English may be used for the presentations and during the discussions. Registration instructions for scientists interested in attending or presenting can be found below. If you are not a JSPP member at the present time, please plan to become a member for 2012. Applicants may fill out an application form, which is located on the JSPP website, and send the completed form to the JSPP office.

3-1. Oral presentations

Oral presentations are limited to 14 minutes and 30 seconds, including the discussion time. All sessions will be held in rooms that have LCD projectors that are to be operated by the presenter or their colleagues. Chairpersons may interpret as needed during the question and answer time.

3-2. Poster presentations

Poster presentations will also be accepted. Poster presenters must be in attendance for the scheduled poster session.

4. Symposia

Twelve symposia are scheduled. The details of the symposia will be on the website later. All symposium speakers will be selected and invited by the symposium organizers.

5. Banquet and Reception
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Place: Hotel Granvia Okayama
(1-5 kitaku Ekimoto-cho, Okayama 700-8515, Japan)
Reservations are required for banquet participants. (See the details below.)
6. Registration for Participation and Presentations

Registration is required of all attendees. Please fill out the registration located at the following web site and submit the form before February 15, 2013.

For paper presentations, please register your paper title together with abstract before November 30, 2012 at the above web site. A list of sessions is attached as a PDF file.

Anyone who wants to present a paper should register for attendance on or before November 30, 2012. Applications for presentations will not be accepted after that deadline.

  • Deadline for the registration of paper presentation: Friday, November 30, 2012, 24:00.
  • Deadline for attendance only: Friday, February 15, 2013, 24:00.

The program of the meeting will be placed on the website in January 2013.

7. Instruction for Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted online thorough the website. Please see details on the “Registration” page, and also read the page containing “Notes concerning registration”. The abstract should not exceed 1200 letters and spaces. Figures and tables should not be placed in the abstract.

8. Registration Fee
Registration fee For presenting
a paper*
On or before
November 30, 2012
For only
On or before
February 15, 2013
For only
February 6, 2013
JSPP member 8,000yen 8,000yen 10,000yen
JSPP student member 5,000yen 5,000yen 6,000yen
Non-JSPP member 9,000yen 9,000yen 13,000yen
Banquet 8,000yen 8,000yen 9,000yen

* Presentation: JSPP members only

Non-member symposium speakers are exempt from registration fee, but banquet fee is required. Abstract should be submitted by November 30, 2012.

Please consult the registration form for details on how to transfer the registration fee to the JSPP. Please send all fees in Japanese yen. (Note: Members who would like to attend both the meeting and the banquet need to send 16,000 yen when the registration is made on or before February 15, 2013)

The registration fee should be sent by postal giro transfer (Postal account No. 00950-4-282645) by February 15, 2013. However, in case you are coming from overseas, please complete online registration by the deadline (on or before November 30, 2012 if you are presenting a paper, on or before February 15, 2013 if you are attending but not presenting a paper) and e-mail Organizing Committee ( With online registration and prior notification to the Organizing Committee, you may pay the fee (advanced registration rate) on site. Without online registration and prior notification, advanced registration rate will not be applicable.

Receipts will not be issued. Once registration forms and payment have been received, the payment will not be refunded, even if the registration is cancelled.

If you have an accompanying guest(s), please consult the Organizing Committee.

9. Transportation and Accommodations

The Organizing Committee does NOT make travel arrangements.

10. Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Yuichiro Takahashi, Okayama University
Office: Organizing Committee, 54th Annual Meeting of JSPP
c/o Nakanishi Printing, Co., Ltd.
Shimotachiuri Ogawa Higashi
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8048