ISIPM-11 & FLM2023

ISIPM-11 & FLM2023 in Venice 
22-24 November 2023 - Scientific Campus of Ca' Foscari University of Venice

11th International Symposium on Inorganic Phosphate Materials

International Workshop on Forward-Looking Materials

Post meeting notes

The Organizing Committee wants to thank those who participated in ISIPM-11 & FLM2023 in Venice conference, contributing to make it a memorable event. We hope there will soon be the opportunity to realize a new equally successful event together!

We also want to congratulate the winners of the Best Poster Competition:

  • Zixuan Lu (Meiji University, Japan) - poster title: “Fabrication of apatite-fiber scaffold with optimized pore structure for bioartificial livers containing blood vessels”
  • Andrius Pakalniškis (Vilnius University, Lithuania) - poster title: “Sc Doping Effects on the Magnetic and Structural Properties of LuFeO3

In the Conference photographs folder you can find a selection of photographs taken during the meeting. If you have photographs that you would like to share with other participants, please contact the Local Organizing Committee to include them in the folder.


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to be part of this three-day event that will be held at the Scientific Campus of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (located in Mestre, mainland of Venice) on 22-24 November 2023. Scientific sessions will be hosted in the Auditorium “D. Mainardi”, located at the Alfa Building of the Scientific Campus. 

The Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorous Chemistry (JAIPC) and  the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems (DSMN) of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have created a common forum where experts in different research fields and young researchers can discuss face-to-face about novel ideas and projects in a widespread range of topics. Based on the focus ISIPM-11 and FLM2023 respectively deal with, the joint congress will include specialized sessions devoted to recent progress in inorganic phosphate materials as well as to new approaches and strategies for advanced materials synthesis and applications.

We look forward to seeing you in Venice!

Organized by

Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorus Chemistry
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems

Sponsored by

AIMPLAS Plastics Technology Centre

Important dates

  • Abstract submission opening: July 1, 2023
  • Abstract submission deadline: August 31, 2023
  • On-line registration opening: September 7, 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification by: September 7, 2023
  • Early bird registration deadline: September 20, 2023
  • On-line registration deadline: November 8, 2023
  • Conference days: November 22-24, 2023
  • Manuscript submission deadline: December 10, 2023


The Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorous Chemistry (JAIPC) organized the first International Symposium on Inorganic Phosphate Materials in 1991 at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo (Japan). Since then, ISIPM encouraged the basic research and application activities on inorganic phosphate materials in the world. A series of the symposiums from 1st to 10th ISIPM have provided a precious occasion for a collaboration between academic scholars and industrial researchers. Regarding the 11th ISIPM symposium (2023) in Venice, Italy, we hope that this meeting becomes the memorable platform on the ISIPM program for the promotion of fundamental and technological research activities on inorganic phosphate materials. Topics of interest include but are not limited:

  • Basic Science of Phosphates
  • Materials Design and Characterization of Phosphates
  • Boundary Science and Innovative Processing of Phosphates
  • Phosphorus Chemistry and Applications for SDGs
  • Beneficiation, Recovery and Recycling of Phosphates
  • Environmental Science and Green Technology of Phosphates
  • Apatite or Phosphates-Related Biomaterials
  • Phosphates for Energy Materials
  • Phosphates for Ionic and Electronic Conducting Materials
  • Phosphates for Optical Materials
  • Anticorrosion and Catalytic Application of Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid and Fertilizers


The International Workshop on Forward-Looking Materials is devoted to the most promising research lines on the design, the preparation, the characterization and the application of innovative smart materials. The event is specifically aimed at young scientists, that will have the possibility to present and discuss their research results, and to establish new relationships for developing future ideas. Therefore post-docs and Phd students are strongly encouraged to propose their oral and poster contributions to the Workshop Program, which will be further enriched by keynote lectures and invited talks from International experts. The workshop will focus on a series of topics including:

  • Bio- and bioinspired materials
  • Electronic and magnetic materials
  • Energy materials
  • Green and renewable materials
  • Low-dimensional quantum materials
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optical and photonic materials

Conference Chairs

ISIPM-11 - Toshinori Okura (Kogakuin University, Japan)
FLM2023 - Enrico Trave (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)

Honorary Chair

Kimihiro Yamashita (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)

Scientific Committees


  • Takeshi Toyama (Nihon University, Japan)
  • Toshihiro Kasuga (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Kiyoshi Itatani (Sophia University, Japan)
  • Hirokazu Nakayama (Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan)
  • Kazuaki Hashimoto (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Toshinori Okura (Kogakuin University, Japan)
  • Toshiyuki Akazawa (Hokkaido Research Organization , Japan)
  • Mamoru Aizawa (Meiji University, Japan)
  • Makoto Sakurai (Chubu University, Japan)
  • Shigeru Sugiyama (Tokushima University, Japan)
  • Motohide Matsuda (Kumamoto University , Japan)
  • Taishi Yokoi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • Hiroaki Onoda (Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan)
  • Naoyuki Matsumoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Hirotaka Maeda (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Hidetoshi Satou (Shimonoseki Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan)
  • Fumihiro Kaji (Taihei Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan)
  • Takehiko Nakajima (HOYA Technosurgical Corp., Japan)


  • Michele Back (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Marco Bortoluzzi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Elti Cattaruzza (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Francesco Gonella (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Leonardo Puppulin (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)  
  • Flavio Rizzolio (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Enrico Trave (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Alberto Vomiero (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Gloria Zaccariello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
Local Organizing Committee
  • Enrico Trave (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Michele Back (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
  • Leonardo Puppulin (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy)
International Advisory Board
  • Kiyoshi Kanamura (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • Kazumichi Yanagisawa (Shinshu University, Japan)
  • Takahiro Takei (University of Yamanashi, Japan)
  • Yoshiyuki Yokogawa (Osaka City University, Japan)
  • Hiroyuki Nariai (Kobe University, Japan)
  • Masataka Ohgaki (Hitachi Hight-Tech Science Corporation, Japan)
  • Brahim Elouadi (Université de La Rochelle, France)
  • Ilias Belharouak (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Eng San Thian (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Sander Leeuwenburgh (Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • John Jansen (Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Yoshio Sakka (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Masamoto Tafu (National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan)
  • Miho Nakamura (University of Turku, Finland)



The final schedule with the timetable of all scientific sessions and social events is reported in the Conference Program.

Invited speakers

Below a list of speakers that have preliminary announced their participation.

Plenary Lecturers

  • Prof. Toshinori Okura (Kogakuin University, Japan)
    Lecture title: "Na- superionic conductive phosphate glass-ceramics for oxide-based all-solid-state batteries"
  • Prof. Brahim Elouadi (Universite De La Rochelle, France)
    Lecture title: to be defined


A Best Poster Competition is organized by the Scientific Committees to reward those contributions that stand out for the originality, the accuracy and the relevance of  the presented research. Awarded presentations will be announced at the conference closing. The Competition is in partnership with Applied Sciences.

Applied Sciences - An Open Access Journal from MDPI

Social events

The conference dinner will be held at the "San Trovaso" restaurant located in the historic Venice island.


Submission procedure

Conference attendees who intend to submit an abstract as Corresponding Author must fill the submission form. Please note that the Call for Abstracts is open July 1-August 31, 2023.

Corresponding Authors are asked to select the symposium (ISIPM-11 or FLM2023) and the specific topic of interest (only for ISIPM-11). Furthermore, the choice of contribution cathegory between invited talk/oral presentation/poster presentation is also due.

Once the abstract has been submitted, the Corresponding Author will receive an email confirmation from the Local Organizing Committee.
Please consider that each Corresponding Author is allowed to submit a maximum of two abstracts.
Final decision about acceptance and presentation form (oral or poster) will be notified by the Local Organizing Committee.

Abstract preparation

For the preparation of the abstract, Corresponding Authors are recommended to use the provided template and to upload it as Ms Word file. The abstract must be written in English and the length is limited to one page in A4 format (210x297 mm). The title should describe the focus of the presentation in no more than 20 words.

Oral presentations

Duration of each talk type (including 2 to 3 minutes for question time):

  • Standard oral presentation: 15 minutes
  • Invited talk: 25 minutes
  • Plenary lecture: 40 minutes

For oral presentations we recommend using the Auditorium's projection system. The system is equipped with a personal computer running recent release of standard software, including Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat Reader; therefore it is preferable that presentations are in Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe PDF format.

Before the start of each session, the presentations can be loaded onto the projection system computer via USB flash memory stick under the supervision of the IT technical staff present in the room. Although this solution is strongly recommended, for specific needs speakers can use their own computer for the presentation. In this case, please notify the IT technical staff well in advance. There may be program incompatibilities, format differences and other issues that are difficult to resolve in the presentation time slot, if not completely unsolvable.

Poster presentations

Poster dimensions must be 120 cm high x 90 cm wide maximum. No template is imposed for poster contents. On the day of the poster session, each author will be assigned a panel in advance, where the poster contribution can therefore be placed well before the start of the session.


A Special Issue dedicated to ISIPM-11 will be hosted by Phosphorus Research Bulletin - vol. 40.
Phosphorus Research Bulletin (PRB) is an official journal of Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorous Chemistry, which is one of the open-access journals by J-STAGE.

Submission Deadline: December 10, 2023 


Conference fees

Early bird

  • full: 500€
  • reduced: 200€
  • Accompanying person: 175€ 


  • full: 550€
  • reduced: 250€
  • Accompanying person: 175€ 

The deadline for the early-bird fees is September 20, 2023.

Undergraduate, graduate, PhD students and Post-Docs (without permanent position) are entitled to the reduced fee. The status must be certified by a letter of declaration signed by the scientific tutors, and transmitted to the conference organization or delivered to the conference desk in case of on-site registration.

The fee includes: participation in all conference activities (oral/poster sessions), lunches, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, conference dinner, gadgets.

Attendance certificate can be required by contacting the Local Organizing Committee.

Registration procedure

All conference attendees have to fulfil the registration procedure by filling the specific registration form available after notification of abstract acceptance.

For organizational reasons, the registrant is kindly asked to confirm the participation to the banquet and, in case, the preference between venetian (fish-based dishes, tipically) or vegetarian meal.
The presence of accompanying persons must be notified. The related fee include welcome cocktail, conference dinner and lunches.

Once the Registration form is filled in all required fields, the registrant can access to the Payment portal.
On-line payment can be made by credit card.
Session speakers and poster presenters are expected to register on-line before November 8, 2023.

On-site registration during the Conference days will be allowed only for attendees not presenting contributions to the scientific sessions. In this case, only electronic payment by credit card using the on-line Payment portal is allowed; cash is not accepted.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for registration fees are as follows: 

  • cancellation received by September 25, 2023: full refund
  • cancellation received by October 25, 2023: 50% refund
  • cancellation received by November 10, 2023: 20% refund

Please note that the registration fee will be refunded minus bank and administration fees.

After November 10, 2023: no refund but the abstracts will be mailed to the applicants after symposium.

Venue and travel

The conference will be held at the Scientific Campus of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, located in Mestre, via Torino 155. Scientific sessions will be hosted in the Auditorium D. Mainardi, at the Alfa Building, which is the first on the left when entering the Scientific Campus.

Mestre is a district of the municipality of Venice. It sits on the mainland close to the Venetian lagoon, right in front of the historic city islands, to which it is directly connected via a 4 Km rail-road bridge called "Ponte della Libertà". The entire municipality of Venice is served by AVM-ACTV public transport services (buses and trams on the mainland; vaporetto boats on the lagoon), which allow to easily reach all destinations in the area.

Venezia-Mestre train station is the main one in Mestre and is about 2 Km from the Scientific Campus. It is a very important railway hub, having connections with the main Italian cities (Trenitalia), as well as several European destinations. Furthermore, direct connections are active throughout the day with Venezia-Santa Lucia train station, located on the islands of the historic center of Venice.

Marco Polo international airport is located in the northern area of the municipality of Venice, about 10 Km from the Scientific Campus. It is one of the main Italian airports and offers flights to many European metropolitan areas and some long-haul routes to North America, the Middle and Far East. Antonio Canova airport in Treviso is also present in the area, which mainly serves low-cost airlines for Italian and European routes.

In case of reaching the Campus by car, it is possible to park in front of the Alfa building or in the neighborhood.


From the airport you can reach Mestre or Venice (Piazzale Roma) by land (on a bus or taxi) or take the water route to Venice (Alilaguna boat or water taxi). 

From the airport you can reach Mestre or Venice (Piazzale Roma) by land (on a bus, train or taxi).


We suggest looking for an accommodation in the area between the Campus and Mestre train station. In this area there are both high-standard hotels and cheaper solutions, and the conference venue can be reached by walk in a maximum of 15 minutes.


For any request, please contact the Conference Secretariat

The abstract submission procedure will be handled by the Local Organizing Committte: 

For Japanese or ISIPM-11 attendees, specific requests can be made by contacting Dr. Hiroaki Onoda (JAIPC member):

Conference Secretariat managed by

Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari