Call for Papers

Organized by APET, The University of Tokyo and CRIEPI


CFPs is available from here
Sample abstract is available from here


Following the past 3 ISWLs, the 4th ISWL will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists and engineers to discuss and exchange the latest information on the next subjects.

1. Physics of Winter Lightning
2. Positive and Bipolar Lightning
3. Lightning to Tall Structures
4. Lightning Interaction with Wind Power Generation Systems
5. Lightning Electromagnetic Fields
6. Lightning Protection of Electric System Components
7. Lightning Protection of ICT Systems
8. Lightning Incidents to Transportation Systems

Working language

The working language is English and will be used for all printed materials, presentations and discussions.

Information for prospective authors

Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts of papers (with the correspondent’s address) not later than October 31, 2016 to the Conference Office via Conference web site. Not only original papers but also review papers are welcome. Full papers are due on January 9, 2017.

Sample abstract is available from here

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2016 November 11, 2016
Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2016
Full Paper Submission deadline: January 9, 2017 January 23, 2017
Conference dates of ISWL 2017 : April 12 – 14, 2017


The symposium venue is Musee Yukikomachi [N37.114, E138.244] (Address: 5-4-5 Honcho, Joetsu, Niigata-ken, Japan). Beginning of April is the season of cherry blossoms in Japan, and Joetsu may be the most beautiful at this time of the year.


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