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Welcome to Osaka and the Joint Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology and the Society for Mathematical Biology, July 28 - August 1, 2014 (JSMB/SMB 2014 Osaka)

Date and Venue 

Date: July 28 - August 1 (Monday to Friday) 2014

July 28: Board Meeting and Welcome Reception
July 29 - August 1: Plenary talks, parallel sessions and posters
July 30: Conference Banquet

Schedule by Day

 MONDAY, July 28th
 10:00- 12:00 SMB Board Meeting Room 1201
 13:00- 16:00 SMB Board Meeting Room 1201
 14:00- 16:00 JSMB Board Meeting Room 1102
 17:30-  Registration Open 12th Floor
 18:00- 19:30 Welcome Reception (Springer)  Room 1202
   TUESDAY, July 29th 
 8:00-  Registration Open 10th Floor
 8:30- 9:30 Plenary Talk by Laura Miller Room 1003
 9:50- 11:30 Parallel Session 1 8, 10, 11th Floors
 11:30- 13:00 Lunch 
 13:00- 14:00 Plenary Talk by Yanni Xiao Room 1003
 14:20- 16:00 Parallel Session 2 8, 10, 11th Floors
 16:20- 18:00 Parallel Session 3 8, 10, 11th Floors
 18:30- 20:30 Poster Session Room 1009
   WEDNESDAY, July 30th 
 8:30- 9:30 Plenary Talk by Carson C. Chow Room 1003
 9:50- 11:30 Parallel Session 4 8, 10, 11th Floors
 11:30- 13:00 Lunch 
 13:00- 14:10 Akira Okubo Prize Room 1003
 14:30- 16:10 Parallel Session 5 8, 10, 11th Floors
 16:30- 18:10 Parallel Session 6 8, 10, 11th Floors
 19:00- 21:00 Banquet Hotel NCB
    THURSDAY, July 31st 
 8:30- 9:30 Plenary Talk by Iain D. Couzin Room 1003
 9:50- 11:30 Parallel Session 7 10, 11th Floors
 11:30- 13:00 Lunch 
 13:00- 14:00 Plenary Talk by Akiko Satake Room 1003
 14:00- 15:00 Plenary Talk by Hawoong Jeong Room 1003
 15:20- 17:00 Parallel Session 8 10, 11th Floors
 17:20- 19:00 SMB General Meeting Room 1008
 17:20- 19:00 JSMB General Meeting Room 1009
   FRIDAY, August 1st 
 8:30- 9:30 Plenary Talk by Tatsuo Shibata Room 1003
 9:50- 11:30 Parallel Session 9 10, 11th Floors
 11:30- 13:00 Lunch 
 13:00- 14:00 Plenary Talk by Steven A. Frank Room 1003
 14:20- 16:00 Parallel Session 10 10, 11th Floors
 16:20- 17:40 Lee Segel Prizes Room 1003

Venue: Osaka International Convention Center, Nakanoshimam, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Japan

Osaka International Convention Center

Plenary Talks

Plenary speakers: Nanako Shigesada, Carson C. Chow, Iain D. Couzin, Steve A. Frank, Hawoong Jeong,  Laura Miller, Akiko Satake, Tatsuo Shibata, Yanni Xiao See program book for detail.


Minisymposia proposal is closed on February 28th, 2014. There has been 71 minisymposia proposals. See program book for the list of accepted minisymposia and the invited talks therein.

Contributed Sessions

The submission of contributed talks and posters is closed on May 31. See program book for the list of accepted presentations.

Conference Banquet

Date: July 30 (Wed) 19:00-21:00
Venue: Hotel NCB (3 min walk (200m SW) of Osaka International Convention Center)


Please make registration, hotel booking, payment, and abstract submission from online registration page: REGISTRATION/ACCOMMODATION/ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PAGE (in Janan Travel Bureau's site).


Hosted by Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology

Cosponsored by Chinese Society for Mathematical Biology and Korean Society for Mathematical Biology

Supported by the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund


Breaking News

Conference Breaking News

  • Submission of contributed talks has been closed on May 31, 2014

  • The deadline postponed to May 31 for early bird registration and abstract submission of contributed sessions
As we knew that quite a number of people were unable to make payment from JTB West's online registration page, we decided to postpone the deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission for contributed talks to May 31. In case you are unable to get your payment processed online, JTB Western Japan Coop. will provide the way to process your payment manually, the detailed instruction to which will be posted on the online registration page.

JSMB/SMB 2014 Osaka Organizing Committee
  • April 1, 2014: Request for minisymposium organizers
Dear Organizers of the minisymposia,

We would like to ask all the organizers of minisymposia for coordinating submissions of the abstracts and registrations of all the invited speakers of your minisymposium:

1) Please ask all the speakers of your minisymposium to register and make payment for the conference fee from the registration page described below. The conference fee for the members is applied to an invited speaker, even if he/she is not a member. Please make sure that all the speakers have finished registration and payment. Send us the Inquiry Numbers of their registration when you send me the abstracts of their talks (see below).
2) Please collect all the abstracts of the invited talks of your minisymposium, and send them to me (to the address: sasaki_akira(at)soken.ac.jp; cc to: jsmb-smb2014-prog(at)cp.cmc.osaka-u.ac.jp; use the subject: JSMB/SMB Minisymposium Abstracts) by May 31, 2014. Abstract must be submitted as PDF and must not exceed one A4 page (for each talk). Follow descriptive flyer for contributed talks for further detail of the format. Abstract template files can be downloaded from here.

We would greatly appreciate your kind cooperation.

Akira Sasaki, Cochair of Planning group of JSMB/SMB 2014, Osaka

  • March 31, 2014: Registration/ Payment/ Abstract submission page open
Dear all participants of JSMB/SMB 2014 Osaka:
We are please to inform you that the site for the registration, hotel booking, payment, and abstract submission is now open. Please register from REGISTRATION/ACCOMMODATION/ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PAGE (in Janan Travel Bureau's site).  Those who would like to give contributed oral talks and poster, please also visit  this site, register and submit your abstract (see below).
  • March 31, 2014: Call for Contributed Talks and Posters
Contributed talks and posters is now open for registration. The abstracts for oral presentations and posters must be received by May 15 31, 2014.
  • March 24, 2014:  Accepted minisymposia are listed below.
Now you find all the titles of 70 accepted minisymposia and their organizers in the middle of this page in Minisymposia section.  
  • February 28, 2014: Minisymposium proposals  submission is closed.
  • February 28, 2014: Travel Information

July and August are high season for flights to and from Japan. We therefore strongly recommend you to book air tickets as early as possible. See here for more information.

  • December 30, 2013: The deadline for the proposals of minisymposia is postponed to February 28, 2014
Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for minisymposium proposal for the Joint Annual Meeting of the JSMB and the SMB, Osaka 2014 has been extended until February 28. We welcome proposals from all areas of the life and medical sciences at the interface of mathematics and its application to biology.

Those interested in organizing a minisymposium should submit a proposal to the conference program committee by no later than February 28, 2014Proposals should be submitted via email: jsmb.smb2014.minisympo@gmail.com  For more information please see: https://sites.google.com/site/jsmbsmbjointmeeting2014osaka/home/guidelines-for-mini


Toshiyuki Namba, The Chair of JSMB/SMB 2014 Organizing committee.

This page is maintained by Akira Sasaki, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Hayama, Japan. sasaki_akira[at]soken.ac.jp