ESF Research Conferences

ESF-JSPS Frontier Science Conference for Young Researchers

Mathematics for Innovation:Large and Complex Systems

28 February - 4 March 2012

Four Seasons Hotel, Tokyo at Chinzan-so, Japan.


Prof Volker Mehrmann, Technische Universität Berlin, DE
Prof Yoshiaki Maeda, Keio University, JP


NEW! Programme is available. The Conference starts on 28 February with a welcome drink and dinner; it finishes on 4 March with the breakfast.

The current trend to a global economy and a knowledge society has placed information and innovation technologies, at the forefront. In almost all industries Mathematics opens the way to virtual experiments, the simulation of multiple scenarios for a given phenomenon and its control and optimization. Moreover, besides its role in science and engineering, the domains of application of mathematics include social, environmental, and economic phenomena. This connection is especially strong in areas where innovation is contributing to the well being of society, such as health, security, communications, and environmental stewardship.

To read the preliminary programme, please click here.

How to participate

Application is officially closed.

Please contact the Conference Officer if you have questions.

Conference fee

Selected participants will receive a grant that covers their conference fee and contributes to their travel expenses.

Practical Information

The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo at Chinzan-so, Japan. More Practical Information.


Buses will be arranged on 28 February from Narita International Airport, to The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so with the following schedule: 11:00, 17:30 and 20:15. There will be additional shuttles in case the flights are delayed. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Airport departure point
Please find the staff with a signboard “ESF-JSPS Conference” waiting at the gates of the airport.  The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating “ESF JSPS Conference.”

On departure day, 4 March 2012 transportation will be organised from the hotel to Narita Airport only.

If you will fly with a different schedule or to Haneda Airport, you will need to organise your own transportation. For more information, please see:
* Transport Haneda Airport - Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzanso
* Transport Narita Airport - Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzanso

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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 12-397 in any correspondence.