Important Notice

Late Registration:
1 August 2018
Only presenters and co-authors are acceptable.

On-site registration:
Not available



Special Issue for MoDeSt2018


To keep our conference results in record, a Special Issue for MoDeSt2018 will be published in the Polymer Degradation and Stability (Elsevier). All participants with an oral or poster presentation are invited to submit contributions to a special issue.


All submitted papers will undergo the standard rigorous peer review process of the journal. Manuscripts can be submitted through the website of the journal from August 1 until November 1, 2018. The deadline will be strictly enforced to meet the publication schedule. Final decision will be made on all manuscripts by March 1, 2019.


The submission website for this journal is located at:

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue you are editing, it is important that authors select “VSI:MoDeSt2018” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.


Submission deadline extended: November 22, 2018


Acceptance deadline: March 1, 2019


Guest editors: Prof. Hideki ABE, Prof. Haruo Nishida, Prof. Masami Kamigaito



If you have any questions about the special issue, please feel free to let us know.






Sunday, 2 September 2018, 16:00-19:30
Monday, 3 September 2018, 8:30-18:00
Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 8:30-16:00
Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 8:30-12:30
Thursday, 6 September 2018, 8:30-11:30


Yayoi Auditorium Ichijo Hall


Welcome Party


Sunday, 2 September 2018, 18:00-19:30


Yayoi Auditorium Annex



Scientific Program


3-6 September 2018


Yayoi Auditorium Ichijo Hall / Annex


Gala Dinner


Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 18:30-20:30


Meiji Kinenkan



Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 13:20-18:20


Asakusa Senso-ji

Rakugo in English