The Asia-Pacific Workshop on Lithosphere and Mantle Dynamics, first held at Taipei in 2016, aims at gathering the Asia-Pacific community of researchers in lithosphere and mantle dynamics, seismology, mineral physics, and geochemistry to stimulate discussion and collaborative works. The 2nd workshop, to be held at Yokohama on August 2018 under the support from JpGU (Japan Geoscience Union) and JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), is planned to deepen discussions on:

Registration is open on February 1, 2018 !

Date & Venue

August 6 - 8, 2018 (+ post-workshop excursion on August 9)
Yokohama Institute of Earth Sciences (YES), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokohama, Japan

Important Dates

by April 30, 2018
Registration for attendees who need VISA on their immigration into Japan
by July 15, 2018
Registration for early-bird discounts
by August 1, 2018
Abstract submission / Registration for regular fees


Registration is open on February 1, 2018 !

Attendees of this workshop are requested to register yourselves by sending the following information via email to agmt underscore loc at yahoo dot co dot jp by the end of this April.

  1. Name
  2. Affiliation
  3. E-mail address
  4. Position (Faculty, Researcher, Post-Doc, Students)
  5. If a visa is needed for your entry into Japan ?
  6. If you join post-workshop excursion ?
  7. Remarks (if any, e.g., number of accompanying persons)

Due to the capacity of our equipment, registrations from up to 100 participants can be accepted. (Up to 40 guests can join the post-workshop excursion to D/V CHIKYU.)

Abstract Submission

All presenters are requested to prepare and submit his/her abstract(s) via emails by August 1, 2018. All abstracts are expected to be:

A template file can be downloaded, either in Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats. (Note that the LaTeX template is zip'ped.)


In the workshop, LOC is planning 2.5 days workshop and 6 scientific sessions in total. Tentative sessions are
  1. Seismological imaging
  2. Earthquake seismology
  3. Mineral physics and geochemistry
  4. Geodynamics modeling
  5. Planetary Geophysics
  6. Ocean Floor Drilling and geology of subduction and collision zone
Day 1Session 1Session 2Posters
Day 2Session 3Session 4PostersBanquet
Day 3Session 5Session 6
Day 4D/V CHIKYU Tour (optional)

List of Confirmed Speakers

As of January 5, 2018.


All attendees are requested to book their accommodation by himself/herself. Do not worry, a lot of hotels are available in central Yokohama !

Attendees are also kindly asked to commute by himself/herself between JAMSTEC and his/her hotel. Almost all participants will take either:

followed by about 15 minutes' walk to the YES of JAMSTEC. Please referer to the Location and Access to the Yokohama Institute of Earth Sciences (YES) of JAMSTEC. During the period of Workshop, a shuttle bus will be available between JAMSTEC and Yamashita Park (near Chinatown).

Travel to Yokohama

Yokohama Visitor's Guide

Local Organizing Committee & Scientific Session Committee Members

KAMEYAMA, Masanori (Ehime Univ./JAMSTEC)
MICHIBAYASHI, Katsuyoshi (Shizuoka Univ.)
OHTANI, Eiji (Tohoku Univ.)
CAPITANIO, Fabio (Monash Univ.)
DESCHAMPS, Frédéric (Academia Sinica)
LEE, Changyeol (Chonnam National University)
SUN, Daoyuan (Univ. Science Technology China)
TAN, Eh (Academia Sinica)


Japan Geoscience UnionJapan Geoscience Union (JpGU)
JAMSTECJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)