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The International Symposium on Design of Advanced Materials Using Nano
Space (ISDAM-2006) was held on August 4, 2006, at the Ichoh-Kaikan of Osaka
University Suita Campus, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ISDAM-2006 was organized
and sponsored by the Japan Association of Zeolite, co-sponsored by Catalysis
Society of Japan (Research Division of Photocatalysis), supported by Kansai
Research Foundation for Technology Promotion and endorsed by Catalysis Society
of Japan, The Petroleum Institute, The Chemical Society of Japan and Osaka
University (Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science, Graduate School of
Engineering). ISDAM-2006 was held as the post-symposium of the International
Symposium on Zeolites and Microporous Crystals (ZMPC2006) held from July 30–
August 2, 2006 in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, Japan, with the aim of covering the
latest developments in “Nano Space Science”, one of the important research ﬁelds
in materials science.
There has been extensive research and development in “Nano Space Science”
worldwide in order to design the functional materials. Especially applications of
nanospace of porous materials such as zeolite and mesoporous silica have shown
the promising potential to design catalysts, photocatalysts and photo-functional
materials which can help solving energy and environmental problems.
ISDAM-2006 successfully promoted interactions between experts from acad-
emies, research institutions and industry who are engaged in application of porous
materials to design catalysts, photocatalysts and photo-functional materials, provid-
ing a forum for the presentation, discussion and review of the latest advances in
the ﬁeld of science and technology of catalysis and photocatalysis. The success of
the symposium is manifested by the international participation of more than 130
participants from Japan, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Italy,
Spain, Egypt, Iran, South Korea, China, India and other countries. The plenary lec-
ture given by Prof. Ji
Cejka (J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague,
Czech Republic) and 12 keynote lectures were presented in oral sessions and 80