General Information

Audio-visual Policy

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

Each meeting room will have one (1) screen and one (1) data projector. The data projectors support VGA connections only. Presenters requiring alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.



University wifi helps you get connected on your laptop, mobile or tablet. Eduroam wifi can also be used if your home institution provides it.


Local Area

Tokyo is one of the most populous cities in the world and a thriving center of economy, culture and industry. It is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The special wards of Tokyo have an area of 619 square kilometers (239 square miles) and a population of about 9,375,000. Tokyo Metropolis covers 2,187 square kilometers (844 square miles), with a population of 13,617,000 which represents around 10 percent of the population of Japan. The average temperature in Tokyo in March is 9.81 Celsius degrees (49.6 Fahrenheit degrees). Visit the following websites for more details:

The conference will take place in Nishi Waseda campus of Waseda University. It is located in Shinjuku city. Shinjuku city is a multi-faceted town, with a bustling shopping area at the East Exit, rows of high-rise office buildings at the West Exit, a quiet residential area in Ochiai and a stone-paved street with traces of history in Kagurazaka. The precise address of the conference site is the following:

Waseda University – Nishi Waseda Campus
3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan



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Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM. Poster presenters are requested to set up their poster material on the provided 180 cm (height) x 90 cm (width) poster boards in room 63-1F on Wednesday, March 7. All materials must be posted no later than 7:15 PM on Thursday, March 8, 2018, the official start time of the session. Posters will remain on display through March 10.


SIAM Books and Journals

SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. Complimentary copies of journals are also available on site. If a SIAM books representative is not available, orders may be placed per the instructions on the Titles on Display form.

Transportation & Access

Waseda University – Nishi Waseda Campus
3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan

Nearest Station:Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Nishi-waseda Station
Maps: Waseda University – Nishi Waseda Campus


Access to the Venue

Location in Tokyo

Located in Shinjuku ward, western part of central Tokyo.

Shinjuku has direct limousine bus from Haneda & Narita Airports.

Narita International Airport <-> Shinjuku Station
By Keisei Skyliner Train
Travel time: approx. 60 minutes
Fare: 2,670 JPY / one way        

Haneda Airport <-> Shinjuku Station
By Airport Limousine Bus
Travel time: approx. 30 minutes
Fare: 1,230 JPY / one way

Visa Information

Conference attendees should visit the following websites for information on visiting Japan:


Letter of Invitation

If you require a letter of invitation from SIAM, please follow the instructions below. However, if you require a Letter of Invitation from the host organization, Waseda University Tokyo, Japan, please contact

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to

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