Dear Colleagues,

Five years have passed since the disaster of the gigantic earthquake at Fukushima, and so since the 3rd ISWL in Sapporo. Winter lightning has begun drawing attention from international engineering community, and a CIGRE Working Group is currently active in investigating it. The organizers plan to have the 4th ISWL in the next season of cherry blossoms, April 2017, at Joetsu City, in the area of severe winter thunderstorms. The scope of the symposium is extended to discuss winter-type lightning and its interaction with man-made systems. The city is known for deep snow in winter, and is famous for the nighttime viewing of cherry blossoms. It’s a small city about 300 km from Tokyo, but thanks to the newly commissioned Shinkansen to Kanazawa, it takes only two hours from Tokyo. This will be a good opportunity also for repeaters to Japan to visit a small local city.

Date        : April 12 (Wed.) – April 14 (Fri.), 2017
Venue     : Musee Yukikomachi, Joetsu, Niigata-ken, Japan

Joetsu (Takada Castle) is known as one of the three great locations for nighttime cherry blossom viewing, which will captivate you with its incredible rows of cherry trees with full of blossoms illuminated at night.


Organizing Committee of 4th International Symposium on Winter Lightning (ISWL2017)


Organized by
APET,  The University of Tokyo and CRIEPI


In cooperation with
Communications and Information network Association of Japan(CIAJ)
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
Institute of Electrical Installation Engineers of Japan(IEIEJ)
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association
Japan Lightning Protection System Industrial Association(JLPA)
Japan Wind Energy Association(JWEA)
Japanese National Committee of CIGRE (JNC)
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan

What's New

2016.12.9 Registration has been opened
2016.12.1 Full Paper Submission has been opened
2016.8.2 Abstract Submission has been opened
2016.5.9 HP opened !

Contact Address (ISWL 2017)