The Third International Workshop on Kansei

Location: Seminar room 1 & 2, ACROSS Fukuoka, Fukuoka-city, Japan
(Address: 1-1 Tenjin 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001)
(English map is available at

Date: February 22 and 23, 2010

We are happy to host The Third International Workshop on Kansei again in Fukuoka, Japan. This workshop focuses on "Kansei", which is the Japanese word having various meanings, for example, sensitivity, sensibility, feeling, and so on. In dealing with this topic, our aim is to bring together scientists from various fields of research (Psychology, the Arts, Physiology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Musicology, Architectonics, Information Science, and so on), and internationally promote researches on Kansei.

Please confirm information in this website for participation in this workshop.


Invited talk

  • Chai-Youn Kim(Korea University)
    "Activation in sensory brain areas reflecting creators' visual intention"


  • "KANSEI as adaptive and heuristic cognition"
    Chair person: Makoto Ichikawa (Chiba University)

Information for presenters

  • Poster presentation
    Presenters are allowed to use a 120 (width) x 180 (height) cm board to put their posters on.
  • Spoken presentation
    Presenters are allowed to use their own computers (Windows/Macintosh) and a LCD projector for the presentation. We will also prepare the computers for the presenters who can not bring their computer to the workshop.


  • We will have a banquet on February 22, 2010.

Fees for participations

  • 6000 JPY for presentation fees
  • 4000 JPY for banquet

Important date

  • November 30, 2009: Deadline for the proposal for sessions
  • December 20, 2009: Deadline for the submission of a short abstract
  • January 31, 2010: Deadline for the submission of an extended abstract
  • February 22 and 23, 2010: The Third International Workshop on Kansei

Call for papers (Finished, thanks!)
At first, participants are required to submit the following information via e-mail to :

  • Presentation title
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Contact information (i.e. an e-mail address of corresponding author)
  • Preference for presentation style (spoken or poster presentation)
  • A short abstract less than 300 words
Based on peer-review results, we will invite accepted presenters to write an extended abstract for the Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Kansei.The format of an extended abstract is downloadable from the following URL:

Call for sessions (Finished, thanks!)
In this workshop, we will accept a few proposals for a session focusing on specific research issues that are related to Kansei. A session will consist of approximately three research presentations that are recommended by the proposer of the session. The proposer serves as a chairperson for the session. The proposal is addressed to In each proposal, the following information must be provided: the name and affiliation of the proposer, the session title, and the names and affiliations of expected speakers. All of speakers are required to write an extended abstract by January 31, 2010.

Programmes of previous workshops

Kayo Miura and Takahiro Kawabe (Organizers)
In Group for Research and Communication on Kansei,
the Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology

Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University
6-19-1, Hakozaki, Higashiku, Fukuoka, 8128581 Japan

Tel & Fax: +81-92-642-2416

This workshop is sponsored by Group for Research and Communication on Kansei (the Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology) and by The Kyushu University Research Superstar Program, co-sponsored by JSPS grant 'Towards the synthesis of impression, perception, and consciousness around mental time' (no. 20330153), and supported by Japan Society of KANSEI Engineering.