Full Paper Submission
DEADLINE is April 28, 2017
- Submit a full paper using the template by the DEADLINE of APRIL 28, 2017. The paper must be edited using the word template provided. If you do not follow the format given in the template including the six-page limitation, your paper will not be accepted, and your presentation be cancelled.
Through the link below, please download the full paper template, and upload your full paper both as Word and PDF files.
- The presenter must complete the registration to ISSW31 by May 24, 2017.
Please note that those are FIRM DEADLINES. With a sufficient time of about three months, you cannot expect any extension for the full paper submission. The technical program will be finalized right after the regular registration deadline cited above.
If you have any questions, or have a technical difficulty in using the template, please contact .
ISSW31 Registration is open now
The 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW31) will be held at Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan from July 9 to 14, 2017. ISSW provides excellent forum of shock wave research and its applications to science, engineering, medical and other various fields. As well as scientific programs, participants will enjoy cultural activities including watching Grand Sumo Tournament held during the symposium period.
Now, ISSW31 registration site is open:
If you plan to participate in ISSW31, we would like to encourage you to register during the early bird period up to April 28, thereby obtaining reasonable discounts.
Participants who need a visa to enter Japan should familiarize themselves with visa requirements, including the effective periods of documents submitted and issued, well in advance of the symposium, and prepare for associated application procedure with an ample time. In order to obtain a visa, a letter of invitation (LOI) sent from us is required. However, LOI does not guarantee issuance of a visa. Please note that we will issue LOIs only to authors whose abstracts were accepted, and who have completed the payment of their registration fee.
For further information:
Also, please note that the number of tickets for watching Ground Sumo Tournament is limited to 350 on first come-first served basis.
We look forward to seeing you in Nagoya this summer.
With best regards,
Co-Chairs of ISSW31
COMMUTE BY SUBWAY
Unfortunately, during ISSW31 on-campus accommodation with an inherently limited capability is not available. There is no hotel within a walking distance from the symposium venue. Most of hotels are located in the central or downtown part of Nagoya city, Sakae, Fushimi and Nagoya Station areas. Please check their locations and access to the venue before reservation. Fortunately, those areas are easily accessible using subways. "Meijo Line" is circular and has "Nagoya Daigaku (Nagoya University)" station. Another line "Higashiyama Line" connects the downtown areas and "Motoyama" station that is the intersection to Meijo Line, and a next stop to "Nagoya Daigaku" station. ISSW31 Organizing Committee highly recommends all participants to use subway to each venue that holds symposium (Nagoya Daigaku), banquet (Nagoya Station), and the one for the Grand Sumo Tournament (Shiyakusho -- City Hall). Please refer to the travel information page about subway and its ticketing including IC Manaka-Card ticket, which we recommend for subway ride.
The Venue and Subway
Manaca-Card for Subway
THE 31st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SHOCK WAVES
The 31st International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW31) will be held July 9-14, 2017, at Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. This will be the third ISSW held in Japan, after 26 years from ISSW-18 in Sendai. The symposium will be organized with strong supports from International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI), Shock Wave Research Society of Japan, School of Engineering of Nagoya University, and some other societies, organizations, governments and industries. ISSW provides excellent forum of shock wave research and its applications to science, engineering, medical and other various fields. As well as scientific programs, participants will enjoy cultural activities including watching Grand Sumo Tournament held during the symposium period.
In order to obtain a visa, you need a letter of invitation (LOI) sent from us. However, LOI does not guarantee a visa to Japan.
Please note that we will issue LOIs only to authors whose abstracts are accepted. All expenses incurred in relation to the symposium and the visa issuance are the sole responsibility of the applicant.
The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics
Join ISWI Now!
Dear Prospective ISWI Members,
International Shock Wave Institute (ISWI) is the association to promote international and interdisciplinary collaboration in all areas of shock wave research through the organization of conferences including International Symposia on Shock Waves (ISSW) and International Shock Interaction Symposia (ISIS), awards and honours and to facilitate liaison with other organizations with similar interests and activities.
An ISWI member will have benefits of subscription of Shock Waves, an International Journal, and accessing ISWI archives to collect various database related to shock wave research etc. Also a member who pays 2016 & 2017 annual regular membership fees will have 100 USD DISCOUNT in regular registration to ISSW31.
Currently ISWI welcomes new members. Please visit
and join us now.
Shocking Sound Waves - Call for Entries
In the evening of July 10 at Toyoda Auditorium, we will hold a concert by participants named "Shocking Sound Waves (SSW)." All participants including accompanying persons are welcome to join as players, performers as well as audiences. We welcome any music of any genre, any play style, any instruments within their availability, regardless of your skill level.
Now we call for entries to SSW.
If you or your group would like to entry to SSW as players, send an email to
With the following data:
Subject: Entry to SSW
- Name of group
- Number of players
- All players' full name and affiliation
- Name of corresponding person and his/her email address
- Name of music(s) to play and total duration in minutes
- Instruments to play (number) (e.g. Electric guitar (2), Piano (1), Vocal (1) etc.)
- Short description of the group
- Request or inquiry to the organizer, if any
A grand piano, a drum set, microphones and amplifiers (for electric guitar, base etc.) will be prepared by the organizers.
The deadline for entry is April 28, 2017.
We look forward to having many entries from many of you.