20th International Symposium on Laser-Aided Plasma Diagnostics
10th - 14th Sep. 2023
Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel, Kyoto, JAPAN


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Abstract submission
An abstract is required for each presentation. The submission page is linked via [Abstract submission] in the above menu. Please use the Word template, then submit your abstract (in PDF form).
The word template file is linked from the [Abstract submission] page.

Symposium registration
The registration page is linked via [Registration] in the above menu.

Hotel reservation
The hotel reservation page is linked via [Venue and Accomodation] in the above menu.
This reservation page is provided by Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel.

COVID restrictions in Japan were lifted on 8 May 2023.
Vaccination or negative certificate is not required for entry into Japan from different countries.
However, LAPD international scientific committee (ISC) and local organizing committee (LOC) will try to make the conference as safe as possible regarding a possible COVID infection. Therefore, depending on the actual situation, suggesting to wear a mask and to take a COVID test might be considered during the symposium. Also, the participants who will be likely affected by COVID may be requested at the hotel room.

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This is the 4th announcement (PDF) of the 20th International Symposium on Laser-Aided Plasma Diagnostics (LAPD20).
The 20th International Symposium on Laser-Aided Plasma Diagnostics (LAPD20) is organized by National Institute for Fusion Science and Hokkaido University. LAPD20 will take place from Sunday, 10 September 2023 (evening reception) to Thursday 14 September 2023 at Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel in Kyoto, Japan. (Official Web Site of Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel)

The LAPD20 Symposium is the continuation of a biennial series that began at Kyushu University in 1983. It brings together physicists and chemists in diverse areas of laser-based plasma diagnostics including the physics of nuclear fusion, laser physics and low-temperature plasma chemistry and physics.
The symposium aims to promote cross-pollination of these fields via fruitful discussion, and covers all diagnostics using electromagnetic waves (lasers and microwaves) applied to fusion plasmas, industrial process plasmas, environmental plasmas, plasmas for medical applications, atmospheric plasmas, plasmas in liquids and other plasma applications.
Topics on hardware developments related to laser-aided plasma diagnostics are also welcome.


4th Announcement : 28th Mar. 2023

Abstract submission start: 1st May 2023

Registration and hotel reservation start: 19th May 2023

Abstract submission deadline: 16th Jun. 2023

Abstract acceptance notify: 30th Jun. 2023

Early registration deadline (JPY 60,000 for regular participants and JPY 30,000 for student participants): 28th Jul. 2023

Manuscript submission deadline for JINST: 1st Sep. 2023

LAPD symposium: 10th - 14th Sep. 2023


2023/05/19 [Registration] and [Venue and Accomodation] pages are updated.
2023/05/01 [Abstract submission] and [Visa Support] pages are updated.
2023/04/18 The word template file is linked from the [Abstract submission] page.
2023/04/05 Updated according to the corrected 4th announcement
2023/03/28 Updated according to the 4th announcement
2022/11/16 Updated according to the 3rd announcement
2022/03/17 Updated according to the 2nd announcement
2022/01/15 Updated according to the 1st announcement

Previous Symposia:
LAPD19 (2019) Whitefish, USA
LAPD18 (2017) Prague, Czech Republic
LAPD17 (2015) Sapporo, Japan
LAPD16 (2013) Wisconsin, USA
LAPD15 (2011) Jeju, South Korea




Local Organizing Committee / National Institute for Fusion Science