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Conference on Mesoscale Convective Systems and High-Impact Weather in East Asia (ICMCS) has been held every one and half years since 2000 to foster and promote interactions among researchers in East Asia and the United States. The ICMCS-XIII will be held on 6-8 March 2019 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Papers are solicited on all topics related to the mesoscale meteorology, tropical cyclones and high-impact weather. The organizing committee welcomes submissions on the following topics:

  • Mesoscale convective systems and the Baiu (Meiyu/Changma) front
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Monsoon precipitation and orographic effect
  • Emerging observational technology
  • Quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE)
  • Numerical simulation and data assimilation
  • Short-term forecast of heavy rainfall and stream runoff
  • Field campaigns
  • Disaster risk reduction

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the wonderful island, Okinawa, Japan.

Important dates

  • Submission/Registration fee payment start: 12 October 2018
  • Submission deadline: 14 December 2018 25 December 2018 (23:59, JST)
  • Oral/Poster notification: By 23 January 2019
  • Early-bird registration deadline: 25 January 2019 8 February 2019 (23:59, JST)
  • Registration deadline: 25 February 2019 27 February 2019 (23:59, JST)

Registration fee

Credit card (international/domestic) or bank transfer (domestic only)

  • Standard: 25,000JPY (Early-bird period 20,000JPY)
  • Student: 15,000JPY (Early-bird period 10,000JPY)

The registration fee provides the refreshments during the conference, welcome dinner on 6 March and banquet on 7 March. Although the committee highly recommends the payment at the confit website through credit-card or bank transfer, you can choose the registration with on-site payment. In this case, the committee only accepts the JPY cash and no early-bird discount is applied.


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ICMCS-XIII Local Organizing Committee Members

  • Dr. Hiroyuki Yamada (Univ. of the Ryukyus)
  • Dr. Kazuhisa Tsuboki (Nagoya Univ.)
  • Dr. Taro Shinoda (Nagoya Univ.)
  • Dr. Tetsuya Takemi (Kyoto Univ.)
  • Dr. Kosuke Ito (Univ. of the Ryukyus)


ICMCS-XIII secretary (secretary@icmcsxiii.org) or Local Organizing Committee Members