Japanese
2017 ISJ Meeting, Hakodate, Japan, 15-18 September 2017
The 50th annual meeting of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) will be held at Hokkaido University (http://www2.fish.hokudai.ac.jp/department-graduate-school/access) in Hakodate, Japan from 15 to 18 September 2017.
Schedule
Meeting of the board of editors   15 Sept. (Fri.) (12: 00 - 14: 30)
Meeting of trustees 15 Sept. (Fri.) (15: 00 - 17: 00)
Presentation 16 Sept. (Sat.) - 17 Sept. (Sun.)
Mixer 16 Sept. (Sat.) (18: 30 - 20: 30)
Symposium 18 Sept. (Mon.) (9: 00 - 17: 00)
Presentation
  1. The speaker must be an individual member (regular, student, foreign and sustaining) of ISJ, having paid a membership fee of the 2017 fiscal year (from August 2017 to July 2018) for the new ISJ as a general incorporated association.
  2. The presenters can choose the oral or poster presentations.
  3. The oral presenters have 15 minutes in total (including ca. three minutes for the question and answer) for their presentation. The presenters can use PowerPoint or PDF file, for both of them, the only available OS is Windows. The slides and VHS video tapes are not available, but the moving images are conditionally acceptable with PowerPoint (click here for detailed information about the moving images). Please note only one screen will be prepared.
  4. The oral presenters cannot use their personal computers. The computers prepared by the organizing committee must be used.
  5. The oral presenters must operate PowerPoint or Acrobat by themselves (the organizing committee does not operate them).
  6. The oral presenters must hand over the CD-R or USB flash memory including the data of PowerPoint/PDF file to the Reception Desk of ISJ Meeting. The file name of PowerPoint/PDF should be: “Register number of presentation” plus (connected by hyphen) “name of presenter” plus “.pptx”, “.ppt”, or “.pdf” (e.g., 085-Imamura.pptx, 085-Imamura.ppt, or 085-Imamura.pdf).
  7. The poster size for poster presentation should be smaller than 83 cm (width) by 110 cm (height).
  8. The thumbtacks etc. will be prepared by the organizing committee. The posters should be set up to the designated space during the forenoon of 16 Sept. and posted for two days (16-17 Sept.).
  9. The title, names of author(s) and institution(s) should be clearly displayed at the uppermost portion of the poster.
  10. The odd-numbered posters should be explained by the presenters on 16 Sept. and the even-numbered posters on 17 Sept. For the explanation, the presenters should be beside their posters during “core time” (13:30-14:30 on respective days). During the core time, the oral presentations will not be held in both times. The presenters can also choose their own presentation time at any time during 9:00 to 16:00 (except 11:15-12:30 and 16:15-17:00, 16 Sept.). In this case, the presenters should post a message card with their own presentation time on their board (message cards will be prepared by the organizing committee).
  11. The register number of the oral and poster presentations will be informed to the participants from the organizing committee after the application will be finished.
  12. No photography is allowed for both the oral and poster presentations.
Application for participation

If you are a foreign student in Japan, your supervisor should register your participation using your name (in your place) via an internet registration system for ISJ meeting (in Japanese). When your supervisor registers on your behalf, please remember to describe the name of the supervisor in the remarks column of the registration system. Otherwise (foreign member), please send the application form(click for download) to the representative of the organizing committee (Prof. Hisashi Imamura; isj-nenkai2017@bunken.co.jp) by e-mail for application.

*Deadline of application for participation and presentation: July 13, 2017, 17:00 (JST, GMT+9:00).
*Deadline of application for participation only: August 17, 2017, 17:00 (JST, GMT +9:00).
(Deadlines are the same as those for Japanese participants)

Abstract
The participants who wish to present their studies must send English abstract also to the organizing committee. If you are a foreign student in Japan (an individual member of ISJ), your supervisor should send it in your place via the internet registration system. Otherwise (foreign member), please send it by e-mail (isj-nenkai2017@bunken.co.jp) by yourself. In both cases, the abstract must be send when you apply for participation (deadline is 13 July 2017). The English abstract will be included in the 2017 Annual Meeting Abstracts (in Japanese), which can be downloaded from ISJ member homepage in mid August. When preparing the English abstract, please follow to the style shown below:
  1. When the presentation includes two or more authors, the presenter should be marked by the asterisk.
  2. The name of author should be followed by the name of the institution in the parentheses.
  3. The space by a single line should be inserted between the title and name of the author and between the name of the author and sentences, respectively.
  4. The following tags should be used:
     a. italic: <I>character</I>
     b. superscript: <SUP>character</SUP>
     c. subscript: <SUB>character</SUB>
  5. The abstract, including the title and name of the author (and institution) should include 1504 characters (please note not "words") (94 characters by 16 lines). Please note the spaces between the title and name of the author (and institution), between the name of the author (and institution) and sentences, and between the words are counted as the number of characters.
Example
Morphology of the dentition in <i>Howella parini</i> Fedoryako, 1976 (Perciformes)
(space)
*Hisashi IMAMURA and Toshio KAWAI (Hokkaido University)
(space)
<Main text of abstract> Main text main text. Main text main text main text main text main text main text main text. Main text main text main text main text main text main text.
Fees
Conference fee for foreign member: ¥ 3,500 per person (¥ 2,000 for student)
Abstracts (in Japanese): ¥ 2,000 per copy
Mixer: We will let you know once we decide

*Please pay the fees directly to the reception desk on 16 September 2017.
*On-site conference fee: ¥ 4,500 per person (¥ 3,000 for student)
*Conference dinner is available only for those who have applied in advance.
Symposium
Three symposia entitled “Natural history of the loaches –Everyone knows about the fishes, but none knows their real characters–”, “Collaboration with river administration for freshwater fish conservation” and “Adaptation and evolution of benthic fish fauna in northern Japan in relation to the North Pacific Rim” will be held on 18 September.
Contact
If you have any questions, please contact the representative of the organizing committee by e-mail.
Prof. Hisashi Imamura (isj-nenkai2017@bunken.co.jp)
Faculty of Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-Machi, Hakodate, 041-8611, JAPAN
Moving images
Now in preparation

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