Building upon the success of the SFDE16 conference held in ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, we will get together again in 2017 to discuss about the recent progress in star formation from local clouds to distant galaxies. The conference will highlight the recent advances in wide-field and high resolution surveys and detail numerical simulations of star formation in different environments, from individual star to galaxy systems. The idea is to search for a universal picture of star formation across all scales and also identify the characteristics of each individual scale.

The goal of the conference is to share the different views from different research communities by balancing contributions from different categories and to encourage collaborations between researchers across the Globe. Depending on the demand, we might continue as SFDExSeries in the next years. Focus group meetings also allow more specific topic discussion. Ample time is set aside to encourage discussions and collaboration.

– Star Formation in the Milky Way
– Molecular clouds, filaments, cluster formation physical process
– Star formation inhibition in the Central Molecular Zone
Invited Review: Tomoharu Oka (Keio Univ., JP)

– Nearby galaxies & SF in galaxy simulation
Environmental effect, interacting galaxies,……..
Invited Speaker: Yu Gao (Purple Mountain Observatory, CN)

– High-z star formation and primordial star formation
Invited Review: Jacqueline Hodge (Leiden, NL)
Invited Speaker: Chelsea Sharon (McMaster, CA)
Invited Speaker:Bunyo Hatsukade (NAOJ, JP)
Invited Speaker: Naoki Yoshida (I)

– Connecting all scales of SF and the universal processes of star formation
Invited Review: Neal Evans (UTexas, US)

Oral abstract submission deadline: 30 March, 2017
Poster abstract submission deadline: 30 April, 2017
Early registration deadline: 06 Jun, 2017
Final registration deadline: 16 July, 2017

The number of participants will be limited to around 80 so that all participants will be accommodated in the same hotel Seagull. Priority will be given to speakers and poster presenters and early registration participants.

Registration fee is 350 USD (early bird) or 420 USD (normal)
Accommodation + meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) fee for the entire conference duration (6 nights) is 450 USD for a single room and 315 USD per person for a double room.

ICISE History
Since 1993 the Rencontres du Vietnam , which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organised international scientific conferences and schools to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The construction of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) had the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the International Science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.


Scientific Organizing Committee

Francoise Combes (Observatoire de Paris, FR)
Daisuke Iono (NAOJ, JP)
Bruce Elmegreen (IBM, US)
Daniel Espada (NAOJ, JP)
Jens Kauffmann (MpifR, DE)
Guinevere Kauffmann (MPIA, DE)
Woong-Tae Kim (SNU, KR)
Mark Krumholz (ANU, AU)
Adam Leroy (Ohio State University, US)
Satoki Matsushita (ASIAA, TW)
Frédérique Motte (Grenoble university, FR)
Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ, JP)
Quang Nguyen-Luong (KASI, KR)
Christine Wilson (McMaster University, CA)


Invited Speakers

Neal Evans (UTexas, US)
Yu Gao (Purple Mountain Observatory, CN)
Bunyo Hatsukade (NAOJ, JP)
Jacqueline Hodge (Leiden, NL)
Tomoharu Oka (Keio Univ., JP)
Chelsea Sharon (McMaster, CA)
Naoki Yoshida (Kavli IPMU, JP)
(to be updated)


Local Organizing Committee

Fumitaka Nakamura (NAOJ, Japan)
Quang Nguyen-Luong (KASI, Korea)
Jean Tran Thanh Van (ICISE, Vietnam)
Tran Thanh Son (ICISE, Vietnam)


Contact us

Aimie Fong (ICISE, Vietnam)