ILP Sedimentary Basin 2015 Tokyo


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Please kindly be advised that deadline of registration will not extend from 7 AUGUST, 2015.
We expect that accommodations near the venue will be booked so fast because Tokyo has become very popular for travellers and the conference dates are best periods for sightseeing.
Therefore, we kindly recommend early registration and booking of flights and accommodations (see link to Registration Form).

Scientific Program

The 2015 Workshop of the International Lithosphere Programme (ILP) Task Force on Sedimentary Basins will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 5-9 October 2015.  This meeting follows successful past meetings in Paris (2005), Quebec (2006), Morocco (2007), Ensenada, Baja California (2009), Abu Dhabi (2010), Tirana (2011), Brisbane (2012), and Marseille (2013).
The conference will take place in Tokyo (Shinagawa district) from 5-7 October, followed by a 2-day post-conference field trip to the Izu arc-arc collision zone from 8-9 October.
Subduction modifies the overriding plate by fractionation, accretion, and tectonic deformation including orogeny, back-arc spreading, basin formation, or intraplate shear-zone initiation.  We seek contributions linking deep and shallow processes in sedimentary basins from subduction environments and related analogues.  The ILP Task Force on Sedimentary Basins promotes dialogue among researchers studying basin fill, those investigating deeper basin structure, and those developing numerical and analogue models of basin processes.  We welcome contributions which analyze the structure and physical properties of basins as well as the underlying crust and mantle, and also contributions that examine interactions between deep earth and surface processes and the implications of these interactions for basin dynamics.

Here are the topics that we highlighted for the conference:
1- Subduction dynamics : forearc to backarc
2- Active tectonics from shallow to deep
3- Sedimentary basins from observation to modeling
4- Sedimentary and petroleum systems
5- East, SE Asia geology

Confirmed invited speakers are:
Evguenii Burov (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
Christian Gorini (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
Frédéric Gueydan (Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France)
Bilal Haq (NSF, Washington DC, US and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
Tanio Ito (Teikyo Heisei Univ., Japan)
Manuel Pubellier (CNRS Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
Hiroshi Sato (ERI, University of Tokyo, Japan)


Located in downtown Tokyo overlooking Tokyo Bay

Meeting Schedule

OCTOBER 5 to 7 (meeting) and OCTOBER 8 to 9 (Excursion), 2015

Registration (From May 10, 2015) Now it's closed

Please send this MS word registration form to ilp2015_apply at Within couple of days ”Payment Instruction” email from TOKYO EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL will be sent, so please follow instructions to payment for registration fees via credit card. Registration process is complete when you receive “Your Order Confirmation” email.

Abstract Submission (From May 10, 2015) Now it's closed

Conference Fees

Prices for the conference (not including the field trips)
- Students: 10,000 JPY  (approx. 80 €)
- Universities and research Institutes: 28,000 JPY   (approx. 200 €)
- Companies: 42,000 JPY  (approx. 300 €)

Costs for the 2-day Field trip (including meals, 1-night accommodation) 42,000 JPY (approx. 300 €)
(limited to 50 participants)

Field Trip (Oct 8-9, 2015)

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Post-symposium Field Excursion (October 8-9) : Geology and Active Tectonics of the Izu Collision Zone
The Izu-Bonin arc on the Philippine sea plate is now colliding against the Honshu arc on the Eurasian plate, forming the Izu Collision Zone 80 km west of Tokyo. We can observe the fore-arc basin fill sequence uplifted by the collision at Miura peninsula and strongly deformed trench-basin-fill in Ashigara area. A bus tour to the middle of Mt. Fuji will also be included.


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Organizing Committee

Hiroshi Sato (ERI, Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Takaya Iwasaki (ERI, Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Tatsuya Ishiyama (ERI, Univ. Tokyo, Japan; Symposium Secretary)

Scientific Committee  (on April 20th, 2015)

Hiroshi Sato (ERI, Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Takaya Iwasaki (ERI, Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Tatsuya Ishiyama (ERI, Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Toshifumi Imaizumi (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Tanio Ito (Teikyo Heisei Univ., Japan)
Yoichiro Takada (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
Hiroyuki Tsutsumi (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Yuzuru Yamamoto (JAMSTEC, Japan)
Fadi Nader (IFP Energies Nouvelles, France)
Liviu Matenco (Utrecht Univ., the Netherlands)
Sierd Cloetingh (Utrecht Univ., the Netherlands)

Scientific Sponsors (on July 1th, 2015)

Tokyo Geographical Society*, Geological Society of Japan, Seismological Society of Japan
The Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology, Japan Geoscience Union
* Kindly provide funds through their Research Grant Program


Financial Sponsors (on July 1th, 2015)

INPEX Corporation, JAPEX, JX., Mitsubishi Corporation Exproration Co., Ltd., MOECO, JGI., Inc., Geosys, Inc.



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