- 2022/07/16 Abstract/Paper submission system is now available!
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Generals of the ISDEIV2023

The International Symposium on Discharge and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV) is a non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to encourage the advancement of the science and application of electrical insulation and discharges in vacuum, primarily by conducting symposia for the exchange of scientific information. The Symposia are held biennially. They are interdisciplinary meetings for the exchange of results, presentation of progress, and discussion of ideas and challenges for the future in the field of electrical discharges and insulation in vacuum. Both fundamental and applied aspects are covered. Symposia program consist of invited talks, invited oral contributions, and posters. Minicourses and informal discussions on relevant topics may also be offered in addition to the regular Symposium schedule.

Date June 25th (Sun) - 30th (Fri), 2023 (tentative)
Venue Okinawa Jichikaikan (Okinawa Pref. Municipal Center), 116-37, Asahimachi, Naha, Okinawa 900-0029, Japan
Host Local Organizing Committee of ISDEIV2023
Banquet TBD
Publication Special Issue of IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science

ISDEIV2023 Location PR


・The Dyke Award is administered to recognize an individual contributor to the science or application of electrical discharges or electrical insulation in vacuum for a body of significant contributions.
・The Chatterton Award is administered to recognize outstanding achievement of young investigators in the field of discharges and electrical insulation in vacuum and to encourage young scientists and engineers to enter this field.
・The "ISDEIV Best Paper Award – Japan Prize" is administered to recognize the most significant contribution of the past Symposium of ISDEIV. Significance will be judged by scientific or technological novelty and the likely impact on the fields of electrical discharges and electrical insulation in vacuum.
・The Best Film Award is administered to recognize the use of modern visualization techniques in particular movies and animation sequences in the field of discharges and electrical insulation in vacuum.

Walter P. Dyke Award

Any worker in the field may nominate a candidate. The nomination should be in the form of a letter to the Chair of the Awards Committee (currently Prof. Rene Smeets, mail to: rene.smeets(at)dnvgl.com), detailing the contribution of the candidate, and its significance. Publicity about the award should be included in each symposium proceedings, and in other media as appropriate. The deadline for nomination is November 30 of the year before the symposium.

Paul A. Chatterton Young Investigator Award

To be eligible for the Paul A. Chatterton Young Investigator Award, the candidate must
- be under the age of 35 as of the closing date of the symposium;
- present a paper at the ISDEIV in the Paul A. Chatterton Award Poster Session, of which he or she is either the sole author, or the first author of a multi-author paper (submission of a single-author paper is strongly encouraged).

Best Paper Award - Japan Prize

A. The contributions must be
- presented at the symposium
- included in the Proceedings of the symposium in award-worthy quality.
- An altered and expanded version of the symposium contribution is required to be accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal as determined by PISC. As of 2012, IEEE Transactions of Plasma Science (TPS) and IEEE Transactions of Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (DEI) continue to be the designated peer-reviewed journals. Authors of TPS Special Issue will be automatically considered. Authors of manuscripts to DEI are requested to inform the Chair of the Awards Committee, Prof. Rene Smeets (rene.smeets(at)dnvgl.com), of the acceptance of manuscript. This will help the committee to not overlook candidates.
B. One contribution and one alternate will be nominated by the Awards Committee, a subcommittee of PISC. The Awards Committee will consult with the IEEE Guest Editors and PISC members. PISC members or Award Committee members who are nominated are excluded from any further discussions of the nomination and selection process.
C. The nominated contribution and the possible alternate will be recommended by the Award Committee to PISC for final confirmation and approval.
D. The PISC will make the final determination at its "interim meeting" (via e-mail or phone conference) between the Symposia. The Chair and Secretary of PISC are responsible for the organizing this meeting.

Best Film Award

To be eligible for the Best Film Award, the candidate must present a paper at the ISDEIV symposium, in which the film is part of the work.



Abstract/Paper submission

Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submission September 15, 2022
Nortification of abstract acceptance December 15, 2022
Deadline for full paper submission March 15, 2023
Nortification of full paper acceptance April 24, 2023


A1. Vacuum breakdown and pre-breakdown phenomena
A2. Surface discharges and flashover phenomena
B1. Switching in vacuum and related phenomena
B2. Interaction of vacuum arcs with magnetic fields
B3. Vacuum arc physics
B4. Computer modeling and computer aided design
B5. Pulsed power physics and technology
C1. Vacuum interrupters and their applications
C2. Surface science and modification and related technologies
C3. Electron, ion, neutron, X-ray and other beam and light sources
C4. Accelerator and fusion reactor related issues
C5. Space related technologies
C6. Vacuum microelectronics and their applications

Invited speakers (To be added)

ISDEIV2023 ISDEIV2023 Prof. Hitoshi Kuninaka
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science,
State-of-the-art Ion Engine onboard Hayabusa/Hayabusa2 Asteroid Explorers
- Design Philosophy for Discharge and Electrical Insulation -
ISDEIV2023 ISDEIV2023 Prof. Lijun Wang
State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University,
P. R. China
Numerical simulation of multi-components vacuum arcs with different anode modes
ISDEIV2023 ISDEIV2023 Dr. Sergey Gortschakow
Leibniz institute for plasma science and technology (INP),
Optical diagnostics of switching vacuum arcs
ISDEIV2023 ISDEIV2023 Dr. Hitoshi Saito
Meidensha Corporation,
Development of High voltage VCBs as a candidate for SF6 free switching equipment

Flyers - Call for Papers



Permanent International Scientific Committee -PISC

Name Country
Shenli JIA P.R. China Chair
Alexander BATRAKOV Russia Vice Chair
Michael KURRAT Germany Secretary
Matthew M. HOPKINS USA Treasurer
René P.P. SMEETS Netherlands Awards Comm. Chair
Raymond L. BOXMAN Israel
Antonio DE LORENZI Italy
Flyura DJURABEKOVA Finland
Edgar DULLNI Germany
Leslie T. FALKINGHAM United Kingdom
Eiji KANEKO Japan
Sandeep KULKARNI India
Akiko KUMADA Japan
Sergej SHKOL'NIK Russia
Dirk UHRLANDT Germany
Satoru YANABU Japan (R. P. China)
Jiyan ZOU P. R. China

Local Organizing Committee -LOC

Name Affiliation
Eiji Kaneko University of the Ryukyus Chair
Akiko Kumada The University of Tokyo Vice Chair
Yasushi Yamano Saitama University Secretary
Hiroki Kojima Nagoya University Editor of Proceedings
Shigemi Harada University of the Ryukyus
Satoru Yanabu Xi'an Jiaotong University
Shinichi Kobayashi Saitama University
Shin Kajita The University of Tokyo
Toru Iwao Tokyo City University
Yuki Inada Saitama University
Kazuhiro Toyoda Kyushu Institute of Technology
Hiroshi Akatsuka Tokyo Institute of Technology
Masahiro Sasaki University of Tsukuba
Takayasu Fujino University of Tsukuba
Yasunori Tanaka Kanazawa University
Yusuke Nakano Kanazawa Universtiy
Hiroyuki Iwabuchi Shonan Institute of Technology
Yoshimitsu Niwa Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Naoki Asari Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Hajime Urai Daido University
Hiroshi Morita Hitachi, Ltd.
Hirotaka Torii Fuji Electric CO., LTD.
Taiki Donen Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Tetsuo Abe KEK
Kumi Nitta JAXA
Atsushi Kojima QST
Katsuhisa Murakami AIST

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