1. Abstract

A book of abstracts will be made available to participants at the symposium. Deadline of abstracts will be May 15, 2007. Details can be viewed here.

2. Proceedings

Proceedings of the symposium will be published triplicate:

(i) e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (e-JSSNT), "Leaflet" NEW

(ii) special issue of Surface and Interface Analysis, and

(iii) the Activity Report of the JSPS 141st Committee.

The relation of these three proceedings is as follows. The proceedings (iii) includes (i) and (ii), as well as those papers not published in (i) or (ii). The papers which are included in (i) can not be published in (ii), and vise versa. The proceedings (iii) will include all the papers presented at the ALC07.

The proceedings (iii) will be printed with black and white and only limited copies (less than 400) will be printed in order to distribute within the participants as well as JSPS committees. Color figures should be avoided as possible, or if color figures are used, it should be understandable when printed black and white.

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (e-JSSNT): This is a non-paper version of scientific journal published by the Surface Science Society of Japan starting from May 2003. All authors of accepted contributions and invited speakers are asked to submit a paper. No distinction will be made between oral and poster presentations. There are no page limitations and use of color figures. All the papers including review papers will be peer-reviewed, and will be published in the e-JSSNT Web site soon after being accepted. Detailed information of e-JSSNT can be found at .

If you prefer publishing your paper in a traditional hard copy journal to publishing in the electric journal, you can choose publication in a special issue of Surface and Interface Analysis (SIA). This option is offered only for a paper with the maximum page length of four journal pages for contributed and 6 pages for invited papers. You are not allowed to submit your paper both in e-JSSNT and SIA. Since the pages of the special issue are limited, the Program Committee will select papers to be accepted in SIA. The paper will be published according to a normal publication procedure of SIA (see ). Only one author of each paper in the special issue of SIA can receive the free issue copy.

A limited edition of the symposium proceedings containing all the papers both in e-JSSNT and SIA will be distributed only to the participants of the symposium, as JSPS-141 Activity Report. In this edition, all the color figures will be printed monochromatically. If you do not wish to submit a paper either in e-JSSNT or SIA, you are asked to submit a manuscript only to JSPS-141 Activity Report without reviewing. Therefore all the manuscript should be carefully prepared because the papers in the Activity Report will be printed as-received. Submission to e-JSSNT or SIA is strongly recommended.

Instructions of proceedings submission

  • Please prepare your manuscript in MS Word, following the instructions of each journal (e-JSSNT or SIA), i.e. not a camera-ready format. JSPS-141 Activity Report paper format should be either that of e-JSSNT or SIA.
  • Figures and tables should be embedded in the MS Word file.
  • Please submit the MS Word file to Prof. Isao Tsuyumoto by e-mail as an attached file.
  • Please do not send your manuscript directly to each journal.
  • Deadline for submission is November 20, 2007.
  • Please specify whether original or review paper; e-JSSNT, SIA, or only Activity Report, in your submission cover letter.

Sample copies of SIA as well as e-JSSNT will be distributed during the ALC07 for your information.