Vol. 21, No. 3
49th Annual Meeting
of the International Society of Electrochemistry
13 - 18 September 1998,
Kitakyushu City, Japan
This conference was organized jointly by the Science
Council of Japan and the Electrochemical Society of Japan and was sponsored
by Kitakyushu City, IUPAC, the Commemorative Association for the Japan
World Exposition, Asahi Glass Foundation, Tokyo Ohka Foundation for
the Promotion of Science and Technology, and Ishikawa Carbon Foundation
for the Promotion of Science and Technology.
Thirteen symposia were held in parallel at two sites,
Kitakyushu International Conference Center and Rihga Royal Hotel Kokura,
with the common theme of "Electrochemistry for Future Science and Technology".
Symposia topics included fundamental electrochemistry, surface electrochemistry,
photoelectrochemistry, biological and organic electrochemistry, advances
in high-temperature electrochemistry, new tailored materials by electrochemistry,
environmental electrochemistry, corrosion and surface technology, battery
and energy storage, fuel cells, industrial electrolysis and electrochemical
engineering, chemical/electrochemical sensors, and role of electrochemistry
in chemistry and chemical education.
Contributed papers from 839 participants included 6 plenary
lectures by Professors M. Ito (Japan), H. B. Gray (USA), N. Yamazoe
(Japan), W. L. Worrell (USA), D. M. Kolb (Germany), and J. Saveant (France);
2 award lectures by Professors G. Lang (Hungary) and A. Wieckowski (USA);
66 keynote lectures; and 279 invited talks. Several industrial exhibitors
also made technical presentations. Foreign attendees from more than
40 countries numbered 298 among the total of 1119 conference participants.
During the meeting, a special exhibition of environmentally friendly
vehicles also opened at the Conference Center. Eight satellite symposia
were also held in Japan and Korea before and after the meeting.
Dr. Rika Hagiwara
49th ISE Secretariat