9th International Workshop on BISMUTH-CONTAINING SEMICONDUCTORS (IWBS2018) will take place in Kyoto at Kyoto Institute of Technology, from July 15- July 18, 2018.

Please read the below details, and go to Online Registration at the bottom of this page.

Registration Fee

To register, please read the below details, and click on Online Registration at the bottom of this page. Onsite Registration will be available from July 15, throughout the workshop at Kyoto Institute of Technology.

JPY: Japanese Yen

Registration Category

Online registration

Until July 1, 11:59PM [JST]

Onsite registration

Regualr JPY30000 JPY35000
Accompanying Guest JPY25000



Registration fee includes:

Registration fee includes:


Accompanying Person

Access to all sessions  
Lunch (July 16, 17, 18)
Coffee breaks (daily)
Welcome Reception on July 15
Banquet on July 16
Workshop Excursion on July 17*
Conference Proceedings  

*A free ticket of bleacher at the parade will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Welcome Reception

Date & Time: 6:00pm, Sunday, July 15, 2018

Location: The 60th Anniversary Hall, Kyoto Institute of Technology

*Included in the registration fee


Date: Monday evening, July 16, 2018
Location: KARASUMA Kyoto Hotel


*Included in the registration fee


After banquet: Exploring the eve of Gion Festival


Workshop Excursion

Date: Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018
Viewing Parade of Gion Festival
We will offer free ticket of bleacher at the parade on a first-come-first-served basis. You can also enjoy the parade by self-guided tour.

Accommodation (operated by KNT-CT Global Travel)

A block of rooms at neighboring hotels has been secured for the workshop attendees. Accommodation can be booked via Online Registration. Rooms are limited and are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Application for the accommodation will be closed on June 20, 2018[JST].

Rates are only available for July 14 – July 18, 2018 inclusive. Nights outside these dates can be requested but cannot necessarily be guaranteed at the same rate.


Hotel Location map

1. New Miyako Hotel
Room Rate Room Type July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
Main Building Standard Floor single occupancy JPY29160 JPY29160 JPY28080 JPY15660 JPY15660
South Wing Twin
single occupancy
JPY30240 JPY30240 JPY29160 JPY16740 JPY16740
Check-in / out time Check-in 2:00PM
Check-out 12:00 (noon)
Address 17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan
Phone +81-75-661-7111
Hotel JRL https://www.miyakohotels.ne.jp/newmiyako/english/index.html
2. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Ekimae
Room Rate Room Type July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
Single JPY 26460 JPY 26460 JPY 26460 JPY 17280 JPY 17280
Check-in / out time Check-in 2:00PM
Check-out 11:00AM
Address 707-2 Shimogyo-ku Higashishiokojicho Kyoto 600-8216, Japan
Phone +81-75-344-3055
Hotel JRL http://www.daiwaroynethotelkyotoekimae.com/en-gb
3. RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto Sold Out
Room Rate Room Type July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
Twin single occupancy JPY 37800 JPY 37800 JPY 37800 JPY 20520 JPY 20520
Twin double occupancy JPY 43200 JPY 43200 JPY 43200 JPY 25920 JPY 25920
Check-in / out time Check-in 2:00PM
Check-out 11:00AM
Address 1, Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, Higashihorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8237, Japan
Phone +81-75-341-1121
Hotel JRL http://www.rihgaroyalkyoto.com/en-gb
4. Hotel Chatelet Inn Kyoto
Room Rate Room Type July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
Single JPY 22680 JPY 22680 JPY 8640 JPY 8640 JPY 8640
Twin double occupancy JPY 45360 JPY 45360 JPY 17280 JPY 17280 JPY 17280
Check-in / out time Check-in 3:00PM
Check-out 11:00AM
Address 745-1 Nishinotoin Higashi-Iruhashino-Cho, Kyoto 604-0033, Japan
Phone +81-75-223-4800
Hotel JRL http://www.chatelet.jp/
5.Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto Sold Out
Room Rate Room Type July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
Twin double occupancy JPY 35424 JPY 35424 JPY 26784 JPY 15984 JPY 15984
Check-in / out time Check-in 3:00PM
Check-out 11:00AM
Address Shiokoji-dori, Shimogyou-ku,Kyoto 600-8216, Japan
Phone +81-75-343-5300
Hotel JRL http://www-a.global.hankyu-hotel.com/new-hankyu-kyoto/


*Above rates are per night.

*Services included: A room, a breakfast, 8% consumption tax and service charge

*Services not included: personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone bill, mini-bar, medical expenses due to injury or illness, travel insurance)

*Room equipment: Bathroom and Toilet

*Please notify IWBS2018 Registration Desk (iwbs2018@or.knt.co.jp) in advance if you expect to arrive at your hotel after 10:00PM.

*Deadline for application: June 20, 2018 [Japan time = GMT+9:00]

*If you request smoking room, please write it in “Remarks” on the online application page. Your request will be forwarded to the hotel. However, please kindly understand that smoking /non-smoking rooms might not be provided to you as you requested due to the room vacancy.

*Full payment will be required to confirm your reservation.



All payments must be made in Japanese Yen (JPY) by credit card through Online Registration or by bank transfer. Neither checks nor cash are accepted.

Registration fee payments must be received prior to the deadline date in order to remain at the current registration rate.

Your registration and hotel reservation will be confirmed with your full payment.
Your payment will be charged after June 20, 2018.

Credit Card: We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express and JCB.



*Drawer of this online payment transaction will be “Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. / KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL”.

 However, the company name might be slightly changed depending on the card company.

*Please use a credit card which is valid at least until August 2018.
*Once the payment is completed, a payment confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.


Bank Transfer: Please make payment to the following bank account within a week after you completed the registration.

         A bank transfer must be made in full amount without any deductions for bank charges.

         (To identify the payment, please input your registration ID and your name as the sender name.)

Bank Name:   Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Branch Name: Suzuran


Account No:   Ordinary 6103259

Account Name: KNT-CT Global Travel Co., Ltd.



Attendees will receive a confirmation by e-mail around the beginning of July when payment is received in full. Please present the confirmation at the Registration Desk at the conference venue for the smooth registration.


Change / Cancellation

Changes and cancellations can be made online by July 1, 2018[JST]. After that, a written notification should be sent to IWBS2018 Registration Desk (iwbs2018@or.knt.co.jp) by email to avoid any trouble.
The date and time of the change and cancellation will be based on our working hours (Monday through Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM [Japan time = GMT+9:00] except national holidays.) After the working hours, cancellation will be made on our next working day, which may incur charges.


Cancellation Fee


Until June 30, 2018: JPY 10,000

on and after July 1, 2018: 100% of the registration fee / No refund




Up to 21 days prior to the check-in date No charge
20-8 days prior to the check-in date 20% of accommodation charge
7-2 days before the check-in date 30% of accommodation charge
1 day before the night of stay 40% of accommodation charge
On the reserved day 100% of accommodation charge
No show without notice 100% of accommodation charge



*If payment was made by credit card, the refund will be made to the same credit card after deducting the cancellation penalties after the online registration deadline.
*If payment was made by bank transfer, the bank information should be informed by email to the IWBS2018 Registration Desk (iwbs2018@or.knt.co.jp).
*It may take several months to arrive the refund on your credit card statement or your bank account.


Other Information

Visa Information

Attendees should check if they require a visa to enter Japan on the website of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan

 -VISA / Residing in Japan: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html

-Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay): http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html


If you need a visa to enter Japan, we will provide the following documentations for your application:

 -Letter of guarantee

 -Letter of invitation

-Schedule of stay

Attendees who require the documents should apply “Required” for the VISA application via Online Application.


Visa documents will only be issued to

-attendees who have paid their registration fee in full


*The IWBS 2018 Registration Desk will contact the attendees who need visa documents by a separate email for the further information.



-Since it takes time for obtaining visa, we suggest you to contact the Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General with jurisdiction over your place of residence immediately to make sure what you need to prepare for.

-It may take 4 weeks for the documents to reach you after you contact us for your visa application. (7-14 days for the documents’ preparation and 10-14 days for sending documents.)

We strongly advise you to apply at least one month prior to the conference.

Requirements for Application

For excursions and accommodations, agreement is required for 3 items below before making online application:


1. All the information regarding the registration, social events and hotel accommodation are to be announced on this website.
2. Please download and read Agent-Organized Tour Terms and Conditions before applying.

3. KNT and commissioned companies shall use personal information entered in the application form to contact the applicant, and shall also use the information within the scope necessary for arranging and providing the applied services.


Click for Registration

Deadline: 11:59 pm July 1, 2018 [Japan time = GMT+9:00]


IWBS 2018 Registration Desk

Haruna Hatoyama (Ms.)

KNT-CT Global Travel CO., LTD.

Address: Sumitomo-shoji Kandaizumi-cho Bldg., 13F,

1-13 Kandaizumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0024, Japan

E-mail: iwbs2018@or.knt.co.jp  Phone: +81-(0)3-6891-9354 Fax: +81-(0)3-6891-9412

Office Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM  from Monday to Friday

Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays


Certified Travel Service Manager: Yasuyuki Mochida (Mr.)
A Certified Travel Service Manager is responsible for supervising all transactions at the sales office where your travel arrangements are made. If you have any questions about your travel contract, please feel free to contact the managers specified above.


Planning & Operation

KNT-CT Global Travel CO., LTD.

Address: Sumitmo-shoji Kanda-Izumi-cho Bldg., 13F,

1-13 Kanda-Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0024, Japan

Government Registration Number: Japan Tourism Agency No.2040

Full member of Association of Travel Agents