The 9th VERSIM workshop at Kyoto University

The VERSIM group is an international working group on the behaviour of the magnetosphere and ionosphere by means of ELF and VLF radio waves.


  • Plasma structures and boundaries - morphology and dynamics
  • Wave-particle and wave-wave interactions
  • Wave-induced particle precipitation
  • Wave propagation in magnetosphere and ionosphere
  • Sprites and the effects of lightning on the ionosphere
  • Results of recent space missions such as Arase, MMS, and Van Allen Probes


  • Y. Omura (Kyoto University)
  • H. Kojima (Kyoto University)
  • M. Hirahara (Nagoya University)
  • Y. Saito (ISAS/JAXA)
  • T. Amano (The University of Tokyo)
  • I. Shinohara (ISAS/JAXA)
  • Y. Ebihara (Kyoto University)
  • S. Zenitani (Kobe University)
  • M. Shoji (Nagoya University)
  • S. Kurita (Kyoto University)
  • N. Kitamura (The University of Tokyo)
  • C. Martinez (Nagoya University)
  • E. Kawasaki (Kyoto University)
  • H. Nitto (Kyoto University)
  • Y. Hsieh (Kyoto University)
  • S. Nakamura (Nagoya University)



Program Announcement August 7, 2020
Guildline of data uploading October 1, 2020
Presentation data upload deadline November 6, 2020


Registration System Open October 1, 2020
Registration Deadline (Presenter) November 6, 2020
Registration Deadline (Listener) November 9, 2020
Cancellation Deadline November 11, 2020


Outline of Schedule

Monday 16 Oral session
Tuesday 17 Oral session
Poster session
Wednesday 18 Poster session
Oral session
Thursday 19 Oral session
Friday 20 Oral session
Award Ceremony
Conference closes

Scientific Program


Oral presentations will only be by invitation.
There are no restrictions on the number of submissions you may submit.


Poster Awards

​We are pleased to offer some awards for young scientists.

Excellent Poster Presentation Awards (EPPA) for students
  • 1 out of 10 poster
Outstanding Poster Awards (OPA) for early career scientists
  • 1 out of 10 posters
  • within 7 years after Ph.D


Oral Presentation Duration
20 minutes including Q & A time
Oral Presentation Hours (JST)
Nov. 16th (Mon)
      09:20 – 12:35 | 21:00 – 24:15
Nov. 17th (Tue)
      09:00 – 12:15
Nov. 18th (Wed)
      21:00 – 00:15
Nov. 19th (Thu)
      09:00 – 12:15 | 21:00 – 24:15
Nov. 20th (Fri)
      09:00 – 12:15 | 21:00 – 23:50
  • Share your screen 5 mins before your scheduled presentation time. (Multiple participants can share screens simultaneously.)
  • Generally the presentation slides are shared by speakers. However, to avoid problems due to poor Internet connection, please upload your slides in advance.


Poster Slides
Allowed file type: PDF
Slide size: Widescreen 16:9 (highly recommended) or 4:3
Maximum: 10 slides
Poster displayed time
From Nov. 13th (Fri) – Nov. 20th (Fri)

Elevator Speech
Duration: 2 min speech+3 min Q&A
Allowed file type: PDF
Slide size: Widescreen 16:9 (highly recommended) or 4:3
Maximum: 3 slides
Elevator Speech Hours (JST)
Poster Session 1
    Nov. 17th (Tue)   21:00 – 24:00
Poster Session 2
    Nov. 18th (Wed)   09:00 – 12:00

  • Free discussion is available in the Poster Discussion session (after the elevator speech).
  • Slides of elevator speech are collected in advance and will be shared via zoom by session chairs. Therefore, upload your slides in advance.


Check the PDF guidelines for uploading your files

Registration & Fee