The 12th International Symposium on the Science and Processing of Cast Iron follows the distinguished tradition of researchers, producers and users of cast iron together and discuss the advances in the science and processing of cast iron.


  • Fundamental research on metallurgy, solidification and solid state transformations of cast iron.
  • Thermo-physical and thermos-mechanical properties of cast iron.
  • Modelling and simulation of phenomena’s related to processing of cast iron.
  • Recent technologies of melting, casting, heat treatment and process control.
  • Novel developments and applications of cast iron.


October 6, 2020 15:00 ~ 20:00 Registration
17:00 ~ 19:00 Science and Techno Forum
19:00 ~ 20:30 Welcome Drinks Reception
October 7, 2020 Registration
Opening Ceremony
Plenary Lecture
Technical session
Official Banquet
October 8, 2020 Technical session
Conference Banquette
October 9, 2020 Work Visits



Early Bird Registration: 31st May, 2020 (JST)
Standard-Registration: 1st June, 2020 (JST) On-Site

Registration Fee

Early Bird Fee
~31st May, 2020
Standard Fee
1st June, 2020 ~ On-Site
Participant JPY 75,000 JPY 85,000
Student JPY 35,000 JPY 45,000
Accompanying Person JPY 30,000 JPY 40,000
Work visit JPY 10,000 -
Excursion JPY 5,000 -

※Accompanying Person must be a spouse or a family member of the registered participants.
※At least one of the authors must register and pay a registration fee before final paper submission.
※The registration of Work Visits has a deadline on 31 st May, 2020.
However, the registration of tour will be closed once full.

Registration Procedure

  • 1) Early Bird Registration / Standard Registration
    On-line Registration
    Payment site is in preparation.
  • 2) On-site Registration
    Please make payment at the On-site Registration Desk.

Fee Entitlement

Registration fee for Participant, Student

  • 1. Attendance of all Technical sessions
  • 2. Social Program (Welcome Reception, Official Banquet, Conference Banquette)
  • 3. Lunch
  • 4. Attendance of Exhibition
  • 5. Congress Kit (Congress proceedings in a USB flush drive included)

Registration fee for Accompanying Person

  • 1. Social Program (Welcome Reception, Official Banquet, Conference Banquette)
  • 2. Lunch
  • 3. Attendance of Exhibition



Abstract deadline : Janualy 31st, 2020
Abstract must be more than 200 words and cannot be exceeded 300 words.
List the 3-5 keywords covered in your paper.
Please write in English according to the abstract template.

Abstract Template here


Proceedings of this symposium will be published in IOP Conference series: Materials Science and Engineering on the day of the symposium.

The papers accepted by the end of July will be included in the volume of IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. The organizer would ask all the authors to submit your paper as early as possible.
Deadline of submission: May 31st, 2020
Details of the submission will be informed the authors after acceptance of abstract.
If the authors would like to submit extended abstract (within 2 pages), they are asked to submit the extended abstract by the deadline.
The extended abstracts are also reviewed. The accepted abstract will be included in the conference booklet, but are not included in IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. The abstract with final form should be submitted no later than August 31, 2020.

Extended Abstract Template here

(Only for extended abstract)

If the author would like to submit the paper to IOP conf. Ser.,
please follow the instruction in the abstract acceptance mail.


  • ■ Abstract deadline : Janualy 31st, 2020
  • ■ Submission of proceeding (IOP Conf. Ser.) or extended abstract : May 31st, 2020
  • ■ Submission of final form (IOP Conf. Ser.): July 30st, 2020
  • ■ Submission of final form (extended abstract): August 31st, 2020

※This is the submission of the final extended abstract.
The organization committee confirms the contents of the template and contacts the author.
The author will revise the content and submit the final extended abstract.


The symposium will be held in Muroran city in Hokkaido, Japan. The symposium venue is the Muroran City Lifelong Learning Center "Kiran". The word “Muroran” is derived from the Ainu word “Mo - Luerani” and means “small, downstream”.

This city has a mortar-like topography centered on the port of Muroran, and as the name implies, it is a town with many slopes. The city has a population of 84,727 and a group of plants such as Nippon Steel Co., Ltd. and Japan Steel Works Co., Ltd. are located around the port, making it a representative of Hokkaido's heavy chemical industry and port city. In addition, recently, the scenery of the factory group at night has attracted attention as a "factory night view", and with the light up of the Swan Ohashi over the Muroran port, it creates a night view as if it is inside a jewelry box.


CHAIRPERSON Kazumichi Shimizu
(Muroran Institute of Technology)
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Hideyuki Yasuda
(Kyoto University)
MEMBER Sadato Hiratsuka
(Iwate University)
Toshimitsu Okane
(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Yasuhiro Maeda
(Daido University)
Takashi Kanamori
Hiroyasu Makino
Noritaka Horikawa
(National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College)
Yoshiyuki Noda
(Yamanashi University)
Atsuya Toba
(Hokkaido Research Organization)
Kenta Kusumoto
(Muroran Institute of Technology)
Kazunori Sato
(SECRETARY GENERAL of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)
ADVISER Shoji Kiguchi
(Former Chairman of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)
Takeshi Torigoe
(Chairman of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)
Kiyohiko Hosoda
(Adviser of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)


MEMBER Lena M Åberg
(Volvo Powertrain)
Roberto Boeri
(INTEMA - University of Mar del Plata - CONICET)
Sarum Boonmee
(Suranaree University of Technology)
Andriy Burbelko
(AGH University of Science and Technology)
Andreas Bührig-Polaczek
(RWTH Aachen University)
Manuel de Jesús CASTRO-ROMÁN
(Cinvestav Unidad Saltillo)
Attila Dioszégi
(Jönköping University)
Steve Dawson
Jessica Elfsberg
(Scania CV AB)
Hasse Fredriksson
Marcin Górny
(AGH University of Science and Technology)
Wilson Luiz Guesser
(TUPY and State University of Santa Catarina – UDESC)
Sadato Hiratsuka
(Iwate University)
Zenon Ignaszak
(Poznań University of Technology)
Jacques Lacaze
Juan Miguel Massone
(INTEMA, National University of Mar del Plata)
Werner Menk
(Dr. Werner Menk Giessereiberatungen)
Primož Mrvar
(University of Ljubljana)
Adel Nofal
(Central Metallurgical R&D Institute)
Iulian Riposan
(POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest)
András Roósz
(University of Miskolc)
Carlos Silva Ribeiro
(Porto University)
Peter Schumacher
(Montanuniversität Leoben)
Pål Schmidt
(Volvo Powertrain AB)
Kazumichi Shimizu
(Muroran Institute of Technology)
Doru M Stefanescu
(The Ohio State University)
Ramón Suárez
Niels Skat Tiedje
(Technical University of Denmark)
Babette Tonn
(Clausthal University of Technology)
Robert C Voigt
(Pennsylvania State University)
Hideyuki Yasuda
(Kyoto University)
Note: Members will be added after confirmation.

Contact us

Japan Foundry Engineering Society
Shibaura 4-15-33-2F,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0023 JAPAN
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