ICONE27 Symbol mark The 27th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  ICONE27   “Nuclear Power Saves the World!”
    May 19-24, 2019. Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

ICONE27 Tsukuba Japan TRACK 16 Student Paper Competition

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Student Support and Awarding

Only students-presenters from Track 16 "Student Paper Competition" with accepted final papers and submitted copyright forms are eligible for this support. The acceptance notification (Qualified students notification) will be sent to you via e-mail by Feb. 22 Feb, 25. 2019. This selection will be based on the Final Paper submitted by Feb. 15, 2019. Non-qualified students are able to join Track 16 "Student Paper Competition" without this student support if you are not selected.

The award competition committee includes ASME, JSME, CNS and European Student-Track Leaders. The student paper competition committee will be chaired by JSME Track 16 leader. There will be three competition categories:

  1. Akiyama Medal
  2. Best paper
  3. Best poster

ASME, JSME, CNS and European Student-Track Leaders will select 15 "qualified students" from each of the following geographic regions with support: North America, Japan/Asia, China, and Europe (in total – 60 students). Each region will select 5 best papers and 5 best posters from all accepted papers. One paper will be selected for Akiyama Medal from Japan/Asia region for ICONE27.

Registration, Payment & Refund

All students who have been accepted as the “qualified students” in Track 16 Student Paper Competition and have been notified accordingly must register and pay for the conference on the official website by March 1, 2019. Presentation only (No publication) is not allowed in TRACK 16. The registration fee will be refunded to the register’s credit card by JSME after the end of ICONE27. The registration provides the events which are Workshop & CFD Seminar, Oral Presentation, Poster presentation, Reception, Welcome Party for Qualified Students, Banquet, Student Technical Tour and Student Award Ceremony. If you don’t attend all events, JSME does NOT refund the registration fee. If you do not register by this date, your paper will be pulled out from the conference proceedings, and lose the right of the qualified students. If you plan to attend non-student tours, you must pay for the activity.

Tentative Schedule

The “qualified students” are charged for the following events accordingly.

Note: May 24 Friday is free discussion day among qualified students to make a future networking.


The funding for “qualified students” will cover hotel sleeping rooms up to 7 nights (May 18-25, 2019) per person (hotel/sleeping rooms are based on double occupancy: two or more students to share a room). Sleeping rooms' arrangement will be made by JSME Student Track Leaders. All students should check in at the reserved hotel- on May 18, 2019 (please find updated details on Conference Official Website). Conference folder will be provided when you check in at the first floor of the hotel. All students should participate in Breakfast Briefing at the hotel meeting room on May 19 Sunday morning. The details during ICONE 27 will be informed to you by JSME Student Track Leaders.

Hotel Route Tsukuba
20 minute walk from Tsukuba Station
Address: 1145-3 Hanamuro, Tukuba city Ibaraki prefecture Japan
TEL: +81-(0)29-860-2111
FAX: +81-(0)29-855-4123
E-mail : info@route-tsukuba.jp
Web page (Only Japanese language): http://www.route-tsukuba.jp/

Map around Hotel Route Tsukuba      Map around Hotel Route Tsukuba
Map from Tsukuba Station to Hotel Route Tsukuba
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How to get to Tsukuba

JSME Student Track Leaders recommend a coach from Narita Tokyo International Airport or Haneda International Airport to get to Tsukuba. Also, JR train and Tsukuba express train are available, but you have to change trains several times.

• To Tsukuba Center from Narita Tokyo International Airport
Time table: Narita → Tsukuba Center
One way price 2,200JPY
Time table from Tsukuba Center to Narita Tokyo International Airport

• To Tsukuba Center from Haneda International Airport
Time table: Haneda → Tsukuba Center
One way price 1,850JPY
Time table from Tsukuba Center to Haneda International Airport


Poster Requirements

All accepted students must prepare a poster for display and presentation during the student poster session.

Poster Preparation

Poster Arrangement

It is very important to plan carefully and organize for the optimum use of the poster space. Subdivision into sections may be helpful. Comprehension of the poster will be greatly facilitated by mounting all sections in vertical columns. There is no obligation to fill the entire space. At the same time, do not mount a complete manuscript that may take 30 minutes to read!

All poster components must be made up before your arrival. The poster should be assembled, mounted, viewed, discussed, and possibly improved by your colleagues before setting off to the conference. Remember that the impression your posters create will greatly influence the evaluation of your paper by the technical community.

Tips: Do not try to provide too much information on one sheet. An overloaded poster rarely attracts attention. Our suggestion is to display only short sentences or a list of sentences (or phrases) under each heading preceded by bullets or numbers to describe the work. Remember, you will be there to provide further information to delegates.

Attendance at Booths

For papers with multiple authors, only one author needs to be present during the session, but co-authors can be present. If authors are unable to be present at their booth during the time assigned, they should arrange for their booth to be staffed by a person familiar with their work. If an author has more than one paper in the poster session, it is the author's responsibility to pre-arrange staffing of each booth. It is impossible for a single person to cover more than one booth, and no such plan will be accepted at the conference.

Mini Lectures

The poster session is much more than a question-answer session. It should retain all the good points of the oral session as well as provide an opportunity for individuals to ask specific questions. In this regard, we urge you to prepare a short (3-5 minutes) oral summary (mini-lecture) of your paper and give these mini-lectures to the audience at your booth. This will enable them to understand your work, and encourage them to ask specific questions. You should not anticipate the audience knowing your research work and immediately asking questions. Please prepare mini-lectures and deliver when appropriate.

Suggestion to Authors

If you can provide something for the participants to carry away, a one-page outline, bibliography, etc., your presentation will be remembered longer. This is largely a matter of taste, since a published version of your paper will be available at the conference. Whatever you furnish should be supplementary information.

You may provide a sign-up sheet at your booth to collect the names and addresses of participants who wish to obtain more information about your paper.

Mounting and Removal of Poster

The authors are to arrive at least one-half hour before the poster session starts. Carefully arrange your posters beforehand; 15 minutes should be ample time to mount your signs and posters. It is imperative that you plan the layout of posters before you arrive. It is the author's responsibility to remove all the posters and clean the area before they leave (and within 15 minutes after the scheduled session closing time).

Concluding Remarks

Well-organized and well-prepared poster sessions offer a better way than paper sessions to develop personal contacts in specialized fields as well as accommodate a large number of papers in one session. It is hoped that the general suggestions presented here will leave enough freedom to the authors for individual and imaginative layout of posters, yet provide the necessary information required for rapid and efficient transfer of information to the audience.


All qualified students will be a part of Conference Support Crew and are required to support the operation of conference session. This provide them with management and operational experience as Support Crew. The responsibilities of the Support Crew include oversees the availability of session room and Chairs, providing support on installation of presentation files, provide help to session on audio visual systems, and keep track of attendance to each sessions. One to two students per room will be assigned for two half days period to help as Support Crew. Given 60 students, the Support Crew will cover all parallel sessions for three days Monday to Wednesday.

Tentative Student Tour Schedule

All qualified students will visit Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (JPARC) and HItach Co. LTD Rinkai Factry.