About the Meeting

ASPEN 2009


Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (ASPEN) was organized as a union of academic and industrial societies in Asian nations and regions in order to promote network and collaboration of academic societies and researchers in Asia. Conference will be held every two years.

ASPEN 2009 will be the third ASPEN conference, starting from the first conference held in Shenzhen, China in 2005, and the second in Gwangju, Korea in 2007. The fourth conference is scheduled to be held in Hong Kong in 2011.

The first two days of the three-day conference will be dedicated to technical sessions focusing on ten technical fields. An exhibition will be held on the same floor with the technical sessions. A field trip to nearby industrial plants is scheduled on the third day.

Supporting Young Researchersí Network

As Asia is becoming the new industrial zone in the world, ASPEN 2009 will put special emphasis on supporting young researchers and their networks. Strong relationships between researchers of the next generation is crucial to the prosperity of Asian region. There will be a special session for young researchers to present their research activities and to exchange ideas for their future collaboration.

Conference Venue - Kitakyushu

The conference venue Kitakyushu is an international city with a population of one million, located in Kyushu Island, which is the westernmost island of the four major islands that constitute Japan.

Historically, Kitakyushu has been one of the major industrial zones that contributed to modern industrialization of Japan. Now Kitakyushu zone hosts several new automobile manufacturing plants along with hi-tech electronics and biotechnology companies. (> Venue)

Conference Schedule

  • Nov. 10, 2009 (Tue): Reception
  • Nov. 11, 2009 (Wed): Keynote Speeches, Technical Sessions
  • Nov. 12, 2009 (Thu): Keynote Speeches, Technical Sessions, Banquet
  • Nov. 13, 2009 (Fri): Industrial Tour

(Last updated: May 08, 2009)