IDW '21


The 28th International Display Workshops

December 1-3, 2021
Virtual Conference

The 28th International Display Workshops (IDW '21), which brings together the world's electronic display industry, will be held as a virtual conference from December 1 (Wednesday) to 3 (Friday), 2021.
IDW consists of workshops technically categorized into specialized domains playing important roles in the information display technology and its application. Each workshop organizes its own sessions, which consist of oral presentations by invited/contributing speakers and lightning talks. The conference will be held in a virtual format. Presenters and attendees can discuss via video/audio or text chat tools. The workshops should be of interest not only to researchers and engineers, but also those who manage companies and institutions in the information display community.
The proceedings of IDW '21 and recorded session videos will be available both during and after the conference until late January 2022. In addition, a few months after the conference, the proceedings will be provided as an online open-access archive and each paper will be given a unique DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
Deadlines and Key Dates
Regular Paper
Submission of Technical Summary Jul. 27, 2021
Acceptance Notification Aug. 31, 2021
Submission of Camera-Ready Manuscript Oct. 5, 2021
Submission of Pre-recoded Video Nov. 11, 2021
Late-News Paper
Submission of Camera-Ready Manuscript Sep. 28 Oct. 3, 2021
Acceptance Notification Oct. 19, 2021
Submission of Pre-recoded Video Nov. 12, 2021
Early-bird Fee Nov. 4, 2021
Keynote Addresses

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Masashi Usami

Japan Cable Laboratories

New World Explored by XR Services Evolved with 5G

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Shinya Nishida

Kyoto University

Vision Science for Display Technologies

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Mark L. Brongersma

Stanford University

Optical Metasurfaces for Display Technologies

12/24 IDW '21 Best Paper Award and Outstanding Lightning Talk Paper Award Detail
11/25 Introduction of Workshop Highlights (video) Final Program
11/24 Supporters Fair Detail
11/2 Final Program with Abstracts and Timetable Final Program, Timetable
10/27 Japan Academy Prize Commemorative Lectures: Prof. S. Kobayashi and Prof. T. Uchida
9/28 Late-News Paper submission deadline has been extended to October 3 at 23:59 (UTC-10), 2021.
9/14 Advance Program (confit, external website)
9/8 Registration is now open Detail
8/31 Late-News Submission site is open
4/30 IDW '21 Call for Papers PDF
Japan Academy Prize Professor Shunsuke Kobayashi and Professor Tatsuo Uchida

Prof. Shunsuke Kobayashi and Prof. Tatsuo Uchida have been selected as the recipients of 111th Japan Academy Prize for "Elucidation of the Physical Properties of Liquid Crystal and the Study of High-Performance Liquid Crystal Displays".

Obituary Professor Heiju Uchiike

Dr. Heiju Uchiike, Professor Emeritus of Saga University, who was one of the establishers of the IDW conference, and the general chair, passed away on September 12, 2021.
We express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He was a pioneer in material research for plasma displays, which have opened up today's information-oriented society. He made remarkable achievements in the electronic information display field, including the education of many younger researchers.

  • General Chair, Hideo Fujikake , Tohoku Univ.
  • Executive Chair, Osamu Akimoto, Sony Semiconductor Solutions
  • Program Chair, Tomokazu Shiga, The Univ. of Electro-Communications

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