Theme Session

Call for Theme Session proposals

JCRS21 organizing committee is inviting “Theme Session” proposals for discussing specific research topics or interdisciplinary issues. Each session organizer can invite up to two invitation speakers, who are not necessary to be JCRS members and to pay registration fee or banquet fee. Importantly, the main organizer of each theme session will be required to write and submit a session report to JCRS Journal (in Japanese, about 4 pages in print). The schedule for the submission of the manuscript will be the end of March 2019. The session reports will be published in the JCRS Journal Vol. 21.
The Theme Sessions may be held in parallel with the regular sessions for increasing the possible number of oral presentations. The time slot for your presentation in a session will be adjusted based on the number of entries. The Theme Session organizers will be requested to arrange the program of their sessions after the close of the abstract submission.


Proposals for Theme Sessions must be submitted by Aug. 14 (Tue), 17:00 (JST). Please submit your proposal via e-mail ( with title of “JCRS Theme Session” and information of Name(s) of Organizer(s), Affiliation(s), Session title, and Session summary (less than 150 words).

If you have some questions, please do not hesitate to contact the JCRS21 Organizing Committee(

Outline of Theme Sessions

English Session (oral presentations) will be held on Nov 25th a.m.

In this session, presentation language including Q&A is basically in English. This session is as same as ‘Regular session’, wider presentation topics related to coral reef studies are accepted. But of course, you can join regular or other sessions with presentation by English.