International Symposium on Intrinsic Localized Modes
30th Anniversary of Discovery

January 25-27, 2018, Kyoto, Japan


The international symposium on intrinsic localized modes: 30th anniversary of discovery, will be held during January 25-27, 2018 in Kyoto, Japan. The symposium commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first paper on intrinsic localized mode (ILM) by Prof. A.J. Sievers and Prof. S. Takeno.

In this symposium, various studies on theoretical and experimental problems on ILMs/discrete breathers (DBs) are presented. The organizing committee is excited with the opportunity to discuss recent progress of ILM in different fields such as physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and material science and engineering in Kyoto, in which Prof. Takeno worked for a long time.

The organizing committee welcomes the participation of various researchers not only on ILM but also on various field of nonlinear dynamics at the symposium.


  • Co-chairs
    • Albert J. Sievers, Cornell University, USA
    • Masayuki Sato, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Organizing Committee
    • Juan F.R. Archilla, University of Seville, Spain
    • Sergey V. Dmitriev, Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems of RAS, Russia
    • Yusuke Doi, Osaka University, Japan
    • Yosuke Watanabe, Osaka University, Japan
    • Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Tottori University, Japan
  • Secretary
    • Masayuki Kimura, Kyoto University, Japan

Important Dates

  • Deadline of abstract submission: 2017.11.15 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 2017.12.1
  • Symposium: 2018.1.25-27

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