ISPPCC 2019  ISPPCC 2019

The 23rd International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds

14 - 19 July 2019
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Welcome


For almost 50 years, the International Symposia on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC) have provided a unique platform for international leading scientists to showcase and discuss the latest discoveries and advances at the interface between photochemistry and photophysics and coordination chemistry. The Symposia are held biannually in different countries all around the world. The 23rd ISPPCC will take place at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong from 14 - 19 July 2019.

Hong Kong is in the Pearl River Delta region in Southern China. It is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 100 airlines operating direct flights from a number of cities over the world. This vibrant, international city is a fusion of the Oriental and the Western cultures and features. The conference venue is City University of Hong Kong (CityU), which is a modern and dynamic university located at the heart of Hong Kong. It is ten minutes of walk from the Kowloon Tong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station and next to a large shopping mall Festival Walk.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong.

Kenneth Kam-Wing LO
Chair

News


30 April 2019

The early bird registration deadline has been extended to 14 May 2019.


18 April 2019

Information on Invited Speakers is available.


4 April 2019

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 15 April 2019.


15 March 2019

Application for accommodation at CityU student residence opened.


4 March 2019

Registration and submission of abstracts opened.


12 Jan 2019

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11 Jan 2019

Hotel information is available.


1 Jan 2019

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31 Dec 2018

Information on Plenary and Keynote Speaker is available.


10 Dec 2018

Registration and submission of abstracts will open in March 2019.


Committees


Local Organizing Committee

Kenneth Kam-Wing LO (Chair)

City University of Hong Kong

Yun CHI

City University of Hong Kong

Chi-Chiu KO

City University of Hong Kong

Michael Hon-Wah LAM

City University of Hong Kong

Tai-Chu LAU

City University of Hong Kong

Dennis Kee-Pui NG

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ben Zhong TANG

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Gary Ka-Leung WONG

Hong Kong Baptist University

Raymond Wai-Yeung WONG

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Vivian Wing-Wah YAM

The University of Hong Kong

International Scientific Committee

Sebastiano CAMPAGNA (Chair)

Italy

Patrick HOGGARD

USA

Peter FORD

USA

Han VOS

Ireland

John KELLY

Ireland

Osamu ISHITANI

Japan

Noboru KITAMURA

Japan

Chantal DANIEL

France

Luisa DE COLA

France

James McCUSKER

USA

Felix CASTELLANO

USA

Konrad SZACIŁOWSKI

Poland

Wojciech MACYK

Poland

Julia WEINSTEIN

UK

Tony VLCEK

UK

Program


Topics


Light-emitting Materials

Optical Sensing and Imaging

Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, and Materials for Energy

Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Spectroscopy and Luminescence of Coordination Compounds

Supramolecular Photochemistry and Photophysics

Theoretical and Computational Inorganic Photochemistry

Ultrafast Dynamics of Photoinduced Processes


Program Outline

Sun
14 Jul
Mon
15 Jul
Tue
16 Jul
Wed
17 Jul
Thu
18 Jul
Fri
19 Jul
09:00 - 09:45 Plenary Plenary Plenary Plenary Plenary
09:45 - 12:30 Oral Session Oral Session Oral Session Oral Session Oral Session
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Closing
14:00 - 14:45 Plenary Plenary Excursion Plenary
14:45 - 17:30 Oral Session Oral Session Oral Session
17:30 - 18:30 Registration Poster Slam & Posters Poster Slam & Posters
18:30 - 19:30 Welcome Banquet
19:30 - 20:30
20:30 - 21:30

Speakers


Plenary Speakers

Pleanry speaker: Chi-Ming CHE

Chi-Ming CHE

The University of Hong Kong
Pleanry speaker: Michael GEORGE

Michael GEORGE

University of Nottingham
Pleanry speaker: Daniel NOCERA

Daniel NOCERA

Harvard University
Pleanry speaker: Ken SAKAI

Ken SAKAI

Kyushu University
Pleanry speaker: Mark THOMPSON

Mark THOMPSON

University of Southern California
Pleanry speaker: Oliver WENGER

Oliver WENGER

University of Basel
Pleanry speaker: Li-Zhu WU

Li-Zhu WU

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Pleanry speaker: Vivian Wing-Wah YAM

Vivian Wing-Wah YAM

The University of Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers

Luisa DE COLA

Université de Strasbourg

Peter FORD

University of California, Santa Barbara

Osamu ISHITANI

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Masako KATO

Hokkaido University

Dan LI

Jinan University

Gerald MEYER

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ben Zhong TANG

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Julia WEINSTEIN

University of Sheffield

Jun-Long ZHANG

Peking University

Invited Speakers

Shin AOKI

Tokyo University of Science

Hui CHAO

Sun Yat-Sen University

Loïc CHARBONNIÈRE

Université de Strasbourg

Yun CHI

City University of Hong Kong

Chantal DANIEL

Université de Strasbourg

Tia KEYES

Dublin City University

Chi-Chiu KO

City University of Hong Kong

Massimiliano MASSI

Curtin University

Mohammad OMARY

Yarmouk University

Zoe PIKRAMENOU

University of Birmingham

Konrad SZACIŁOWSKI

AGH University of Science and Technology

Feng WANG

University of Science and Technology of China

Quan-Ming WANG

Tsinghua University

Keith Man-Chung WONG

Southern University of Science and Technology

Gary Ka-Leung WONG

Hong Kong Baptist University

Frank WÜRTHNER

Universität Würzburg

Hartmut YERSIN

Universität Regensburg

Jianzhang ZHAO

Dalian University of Technology

Qiang ZHAO

Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Eli ZYSMAN-COLMAN

University of St Andrews


Information of other speakers will be available at a later date.

Registration


Registration Fees


Type On or before
30 April 2019  14 May 2019
After
30 April 2019  14 May 2019
Full Participant HK$ 4000 HK$ 5000
Student Participant HK$ 2000 HK$ 2500
Accompanying Person HK$ 800 HK$ 1000


Please read the following carefully before proceeding to online registration.
  1. Registrations are non-refundable.
  2. Early bird rates will be valid until 14 May 2019.
  3. Symposium fee for full participants and student participants includes welcome reception, light lunches, coffee breaks, symposium materials, excursion, and a banquet ticket
  4. Symposium fee for accompanying persons includes welcome reception, excursion, and a banquet ticket.
  5. The presenting author of an accepted abstract must register, pay the registration fee and give an oral/poster presentation at the symposium.
  6. By registering for the student rate, you are certifying that you are currently enrolled as a full-time student. Proof of student status is required to confirm the Student Rate at the registration desk. The proof of student status consists of a valid student ID card or a letter from the institution's registrar verifying the current status of the student.
  7. Delegates are not allowed to share a registration - one registration per delegate. Once an individual has checked in, the registration cannot be transferred to or substituted by another delegate.
  8. The organizing committee of this event reserves the right of final decision.




Payment methods: Master, VISA, and UnionPay

Registration page best viewed through Chrome.

Please close all other browser windows before proceeding to registration. In case of payment failure, please do not try another transaction within 15 minutes. If you have difficulty in submitting payment, please contact the Symposium Secretariat at chemisppcc@cityu.edu.hk.

Call for Abstracts


Abstract submission deadline: 4 April 2019  15 April 2019

Participants who wish to contribute papers are requested to prepare an abstract using the template.

Please save the abstract as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) with the file name format as "your email address_paper1".

Example: "chemisppcc@cityu.edu.hk_paper1.doc".

Please ensure the file is < 3 MB in size.

We will inform Poster Presenters about acceptance of their abstracts as soon as possible.

If you would like to have your abstract to be considered for an Oral Presentation, we will let you know the result by 18 April 2019.

Accepted abstracts with no registration by the Early-Bird Registration Deadline (14 May 2019) will be considered withdrawn.




Accommodation


Hotel rooms at special rates have been reserved for participants of the ISPPCC 2019. These hotels are within walking distance to MTR stations. Participants can make their reservation by submitting a completed form to the hotel directly or clicking the hotel reservation link. Please observe the reservation deadlines for different hotels and check the terms and conditions.


  1. Royal Plaza Hotel

  2. HK$1,250 to HK$1,050 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR - East Rail 5 min + walk 5 min

    Please download the reservation form here.

  3. Harbour Plaza Metropolis

  4. HK$950

    7 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR - East Rail 10 min + walk 5 min

    Please click the link for reservation.

  5. Royal Park Hotel

  6. HK$1,550 to HK$950 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    8 Pak Hok Ting Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    MTR - East Rail 10 min + walk 5 min

    Please download the reservation form here.

  7. Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

  8. HK$2,230 to HK$1,030 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    MTR - East Rail 15 min + walk 10 min

    Please click the link room only or room with breakfast for reservation.

  9. Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

  10. HK$1,650 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR 15 min + walk 5 min

    Please click the link for reservation.

  11. Cordis, Hong Kong

  12. HK$1,700 to HK$1,380 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR 8 min + walk 5 min

    Please download the reservation form here.

  13. Standford Hotel, Mongkok

  14. HK$1,050 (12 - 13 and 19 - 20 July) and HK$950 (14 - 18 and 21 July)

    118 Soy Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR 8 min + walk 5 min

    Please download the reservation form here.

  15. Standford Hillview Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui

  16. HK$1,100 (12 - 13 and 19 - 20 July) and HK$1,000 (14 - 18 and 21 July)

    13-17 Observatory Road on Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR 8 min + walk 5 min

    Please download the reservation form here.

  17. Hotel sáv

  18. HK$1,000 to HK$780 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    83 Wuhu Street, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR 15 min + walk 10 min

    Please download the reservation form here.

  19. The Cityview

  20. HK$870 to HK$970 subject to 10% service charge and tax

    23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    MTR 8 min + walk 5 min

    Please download the reservation form here.


Accommodation at CityU Student Residence

A limited number of student bed-study rooms will be available for the ISPPCC 2019 participants. Each room is designed for double occupancy, although single use is allowed. Every two adjacent double rooms form a self-contained unit, sharing a toilet and shower room. Residents of different gender will not be accommodated in the same room and in two adjacent rooms.

The check-in and check-out times are 15:00 on 14 July 2019 and 12:00 on 19 July 2019, respectively. The total cost per double room is HK$2,200 (HK$440/night for 5 nights). The offer is subject to availability and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please download the application form and send a completed form to the ISPPCC 2019 Symposium Secretariat at chemisppcc@cityu.edu.hk on or before 23 April 2019.


Useful Information


  1. Transportation from/to Hong Kong International Airport


  2. Hong Kong Airport Express

    Operated by the MTR Corporation, the fast and reliable Airport Express rail service takes passengers from the airport to Tsing Yi Station (in 14 minutes), Kowloon Station (in 22 minutes) and Hong Kong Station (in 24 minutes). More details can be found here.


    Taxi Service

    Taxis are available in most areas of Hong Kong. Estimated fares are as follows:

    BETWEEN AND TAXI FARES
    Airport CityU HK$ 260
    Airport Mongkok HK$ 265
    Airport Tsim Sha Tsui HK$ 270
    Airport Shatin HK$ 290

    More details can be found here.


    Bus Service

    Hong Kong International Airport is well served by public bus routes. More details can be found here.


  3. Getting to CityU


  4. It is easy to get to City University of Hong Kong by the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), bus, and taxi. More details can be found here.



    Print address label.



  5. Adverse Weather Arrangements


  6. If Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning or Typhoon Signal No. 1 or No. 3 are issued, the Symposium will continue as normal.

    If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Typhoon Signal Number 8 or above is hoisted on or after 7:00 am, the morning session of the Symposium will be canceled.

    If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Typhoon Signal Number 8 or above is hoisted on or after 12:00 noon, the afternoon session of the Symposium will be canceled.


  7. Security and Insurance


  8. The ISPPCC 2019 Organizer will not be responsible for personal accidents, lost and damage to the private property of participants during the whole symposium. Participants are reminded not to leave their belongings unattended at all times. They are also advised to make their own arrangements regarding personal insurance. All personal belongings found during the symposium will be transferred to the Security Counter (Room R4051, 4/F., Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex, CityU).


  9. Other Information


  10. It is generally hot and humid in Hong Kong in July, with occasional showers and typhoons. The average low and high temperatures are 27°C (81°F) and 31°C (88°F). However, most indoor areas are air-conditioned. Hong Kong dollar is the official local currency (HK$ 7.8 = US$ 1). Currency exchange is available at the airport, Hang Seng Bank on CityU campus, and other banks in Festival Walk. The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. There are two shopping malls near CityU: Festival Walk (http://www.festivalwalk.com.hk/en/) and MOKO (near Mong Kok east station) (http://www.moko.com.hk/).


Useful Links


Hong Kong Tourism Board (http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp)
Hong Kong eTransports (http://hketransport.gov.hk/index.php?golang=EN)
MTR (http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/main/index.html)
Safeguard HK (Security Bureau mobile app) (http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/news/mobileapp/index.htm)
Hong Kong Observatory (http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm)
CityU WayFinder (https://www6.cityu.edu.hk/wayfinder/en/Venue/all/)

Sponsors


Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong
Coordination Chemistry Reviews
Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Techcomp Group
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd
Hamamatsu Photonics
ANDOR an Oxford Instruments company
Light Conversion
UNISOKU Co. Ltd.
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, a Journal of ChemPubSoc Europe
Ultrafast Systems
Spectroelectrochemistry Reading
Strem Chemical, Inc.
Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society's Hong Kong Chapter
American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, semiconductors, nanotubes & nanomaterials for optics, optoelectronics, nanospectroscopy & renewable energy applications

Pre-symposium


The 2nd International Symposium on Soft Crystals - Photofunctional Complexes will be held on 12 - 14 July 2019 at Radisson Narita in Chiba, Japan, as a pre-symposium of the ISPPCC 2019.

Please check the website for details.


Other Meetings


The 50th IUPAC General Assembly and the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress
5 – 12 July 2019
Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

Website: https://www.iupac2019.org/



The 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry
14 – 19 July 2019
Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA

Website: https://www.grc.org/photochemistry-conference/2019/



The 29th International Conference on Photochemistry
21 – 26 July 2019
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

Website: https://www.colorado.edu/conference/icp2019/



The 9th International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry (ISBOMC’19)
28 July – 1 August 2019
University of York, York, UK

Website: http://www.cvent.com/events/9th-international-symposium-on-bioorganometallic-chemistry/event-summary-b40120e17da8470681d1a9093527eeaf.aspx



19th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC-19)
11 – 16 August 2019
Interlaken, Switzerland

Website: https://www.chem.uzh.ch/en/icbic19.html



The 18th European Conference on Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules (ECSBM 18)
19 – 22 August 2019
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Website: http://ecsbm2019.com/


Contact


Please direct all correspondence to:


The Symposium Secretariat
The 23rd International Symposium on the Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds (ISPPCC 2019)
Department of Chemistry
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong

+852 3442 7231
+852 3442 0522
chemisppcc@cityu.edu.hk

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