The 13th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology
July 22-23, 2017, The University of Tokyo, Japan



Author Information & Program 
Hotel Information
General Information


Download a copy of the workshop program here. (Updated as of July 20, 2017)

Oral Presentation Instructions

Presentation time including questions and answers is 30 min for plenary keynote and 15 min for ordinary presentation. To allow for active questions and answers, standard presentation time excluding questions and answers are 25 min for plenary keynote and 12 min for ordinary presentation.

  • A PC, projector, and screen are available in each room. The projector screen size is 4:3. Standard MS office software is installed on the PC. You are encouraged to use the PC provided in your session room to allow for smooth transition between presentations. Please copy your data to the PC of your session room before the session starts. If you connect your own PC or Mac to the projector directly, please make sure in advance the resolution and other settings are set appropriately. Both VGA and HDMI connections are available except for room 15 where only VGA connection is available. No preview room is available.
  • Please present yourself to the session chair 10 minutes before the start of your session.
  • Please use your own presentation format. No specific presentation format is provided.

Author Information

All presenters are required to submit their abstracts by April 14, 2017, and full papers by June 23, 2017. Please download the templates for abstract and full-paper below. Authors are strongly recommended to follow the instructions in the template. This abstract will be distributed on the day.

Abstract Template and abstract information
Full paper Template

Abstract Submission

Please submit the abstract here: Abstract submision
If you submit the abstract from this link, you don't have to submit the abstract information file.

If the abstract submission link does not work in your computer environment, please send the
abstract and abstract information files by email at

Abstract due: April 14, 2017 April 28, 2017 (Extended)

Full-paper Submission

Please submit the full-paper here: Full-paper submission

If the full-paper submission link does not work in your computer environment, please send the full-paper files (word AND pdf) by email at

Full-paper due: June 23, 2017 June 30, 2017 (Extended)


  • We accept the registration fee by PayPal. Onsite payment in cash is also accepted during the workshop.

    All presenting authors must complete registration and payment by June 30, 2017 or their papers may be removed from the proceeding and their presentations may be canceled.

    If you are APESS student participants, the ANCRiSST registration fee is included in the APESS fee. You do not need to pay ANCRiSST registration fee in addition to APESS participation fee. On the registration form of ANCRiSST, please choose the payment type of "APESS student" and complete registration without online payment for ANCRiSST. For the APESS participation fee payment, please follow the organizer's instruction.

    Once you complete the payment of the registration fee, you will receive email which acknowledges your payment. Please keep this email for your record. In addition, we will provide a receipt for your payment at the onsite registration desk during the workshop.

    Please register from here: Registration form

  • Registration fee

    On or before June 23
    (Early Bird) 
    June 24-July 23
    Regular participants 20,000 JPY 25,000 JPY
    Student participants 13,000 JPY 15,000 JPY

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • For the cancellation requests received in writing on or prior to June 30, 2017, 80 % of the registration fee is refunded.
  • For the cancellation requests received in writing on or prior to July 13, 2017, 30 % of the registration fee is refunded.
  • All fees are non-refundable after July 13, 2017.
  • All fees associated with the refund is on the expense of the registrant.

VISAS and Letters of Invitation

  • Presently, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs grants VISA waivers/exemptions to 67 countries. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a short-term VISA to enter Japan in order to attend this workshop, please consult this page. If your country is not listed, please contact the Embassy of Japan, or the nearest Consulate of Japan in your home country to receive guidance on the application process and necessary documents (check more information).
  • As part of the VISA application process, you may be required to submit a Letter of Invitation and other documents. You need to meet both of the following criteria in order to qualify for these documents from ANCRiSST2017:
    • Be a registered author of an accepted abstract and/or paper
    • Have paid the workshop registration fee in full
  • Please complete the registration and payment and then contact the workshop secretariat at with your registration information. Usually the VISA procedure takes long. We recommend you begin the application as early as possible.

Requirement for papers published in the proceeding

  • Full paper submitted
  • Registration and payment completed
  • Paper presented in the workshop