in Kyoto, JapanDecember 11-16, 2023

About Conference

DateDecember 11-16, 2023
VenueKyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, JAPAN

The MRM is the first cross-disciplinary international conference in Yokohama, Japan, launched in 2019 by the Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) in Yokohama in 2019. It is a platform for high-level discussions on advanced materials research. In 2021 the second MRM was held in Yokohama as a hybrid due to the impact of the COVID-19. Both meetings were successful in scale (~40 symposia and ~1800 attendees) and quality: this success comes from excellent review talks by world-leading scientists, informative contributed presentations, and fruitful discussions on cutting-edge topics that transcended traditional disciplines.

The IUMRS-ICA, on the other hand, is one of the most important serial conferences of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and has been organized annually since 2008 by IUMRS members in Asia. In Japan, IUMRS-ICA was most recently held in Fukuoka in 2014, providing the opportunity for scientists, engineers, and students from not only Asia but around the world to exchange their recent achievements. A large number of researchers and students from across the world attended IUMRS-ICA, which has become a showcase for advanced materials research in Asia.

Under these backgrounds, the 3rd MRM will be held jointly with the historic IUMRS-ICA in Kyoto in 2023 as an international grand meeting (MRM2023/IUMRS-ICA2023) covering a broader range of fields. This is not a simple joint meeting of two conferences, but a large-scale conference (grand meeting) that merges the features of each to create new value. The organizing committee is pleased to invite scientists, engineers and students working in all areas that are connected with the Materials Science and Engineering from all over the world.

Call for Symposia

The Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) is now seeking symposium proposals for the grand meeting of MRM2023/IUMRS-ICA2023. The scientific program will highlight the latest advances in materials research at an international level on interdisciplinary research for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The technical program of the meeting will include 40 symposia organized in both basic and applied topic categories. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Novel Methodology in Materials Research

    Materials Informatics, Big Data, Mathematical Approach, Inverse Materials Design, etc.

  • Energy and Carbon Neutrality & Zero Emission Technology

    Lithium Alloys, Batteries, Photocatalysts, Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, Perovskite Materials, etc.

  • Electronics and Quantum Materials

    Electronic Devices, Photonic Crystals, Semiconductor, Sensing Devices, Plasmonics, 2D Materials, Optoelectronic Materials, MEMS, etc.

  • Materials for IoT & AI and Smart Systems

    Flexible Electronics, Organic Semiconductor, Smart Sensors, Flexible Materials, Stretchable Electronics, Haptic Devices, etc.

  • Soft Materials and Bioinspired Materials

    Smart Polymers and Gels, Supramolecules, Smart Textile, Self-healing Materials, Soft Actuators and Robotics, Biomechanical Systems, etc.

  • Materials for Health Care and Regenerative Medicine

    Tissue Engineering, Scaffolds, Bone Tissue, Bio-Interface, Cell Chip Devices, DDS, Biologically Active Molecules, etc.

  • Novel Functional or Structural Materials Based on New Principles

    Multiscale Experiments & Simulations and Materials Structure & Function of Metal, Ceramics, Polymer, Composites, Preparations and Characterizations.

  • Materials Research for Process and Product Innovation

    Surface, Electrocatalysts, Chemical Reaction System, Organic Material Conversion, Nanopore Materials, Interfacial Molecular Systems, Plasma Science, Manufacturing Process Technology, etc.

  • Other Topic Keywords: Advanced Materials Innovation for the Post-COVID-19 Era and Social Implementations, Resources Recycling and Circular Economy, Sustainability Transformation (SX), etc.

Proposals must be submitted by the system linked below before August 1, 2022.


The symposium proposal deadline has passed, but due to technical difficulties, we will accept additional proposals until the end of August. The new deadline is August 31, 2022. Proposals will be evaluated by the screening committee composed of the board members of MRS-J & co-organized societies, and the chairperson of MRM2023/IUMRS-ICA2023. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Submission procedure

Please sign up (or sign in) to the system and submit proposals. After the symposium is launched, this system will continue to be used to manage public information on the conference website.

  1. Those who submitted symposia to MRM2021 can use the account created at that time. Just sign in , please.
    Otherwise, please sign up first.
  2. Click "Propose new symposium" and enter the required data.
  3. Press the "Submit" button, and then a notification will be sent by email to all organizers by which you entered and the secretariat.

The submitted information is displayed only to the secretariat. An "Edit" button will appear on your symposium page, and you can edit it at any time within the deadline.