Conference History


The International Conference on Lightning & Static Electricity is a biennial conference with the aim bringing together experts from all fields on the subject of lightning and static electric. It is concerned with all aspects of lightning interaction with ground, air and sea systems. Papers will be presented that contain original material to promote discussion at all levels and address problems of present and future technologies.

ICOLSE aims to encourage a real understanding of atmospheric electricity environmental hazards. A full programme of papers on topics from phenomenology, through measurement, design, protection, testing and computational modelling will be presented. Authors come from across Europe, USA and Canada, from Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

ICOLSE 2013 saw 210 attendees representing 85 companies, government agencies, universities and other organizations. The progress made by industry in advancing the disciplines of lightning and static electricity was evident in the technical program, which showcased 62 presentations, as well as through workshops and special sessions provided.

List of previous conferences:

  • 2015 – Hosted by Toulouse (France)
  • 2013 – Hosted by Seattle (USA)
  • 2011 – Hosted by Oxford (UK)
  • 2009 – Hosted by Pittsfield (USA)
  • 2007 – Hosted by Paris (France)
  • 2005 – Hosted by Seattle (USA)
  • 2003 – Hosted by Blackpool (UK)
  • 2001 – Hosted by Seattle (USA)
  • 1999 – Hosted by Toulouse (France)

Conference Committee

Local Organizing Committee Members

ChairMasaru IshiiThe University of Tokyo
Vice-ChairKazuo YamamotoChubu University
SecretaryTakeo SoneharaShoden Co., Ltd.
SecretaryToru MikiCRIEPI
TPC ChairShinya OhtsukaKyushu Institute of Technology
 Kunihiko HidakaThe University of Tokyo
 Akiko KumadaThe University of Tokyo
 Yoshihiro BabaDoshisha University
 Yoshiyasu HiranoJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency
 Koichiro MichimotoOtowa Electric Co., Ltd.
 Shiro SekijimaEast Japan Railway Company
 Koji MichishitaShizuoka University
 Yoh YasudaKyoto University
 Naoto MurataMitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
 Takashi ShiraishiHitachi, Ltd.
 Atsutoshi MutoThe Japan Steel Works, LTD.
ExhibitionTakeo OkamotoShoshin Corporation
 Takayuki NishiFuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
 Hiroshi KobayashiALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD.
 Hideaki MorisakiJapan Airlines Co., Ltd.
 Akira KuraishiKawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
 Teruo IdogawaSankosha Corp.
Venue ManagementMichihiro MatsuiFranklin Japan
 Shinji YasuiNagoya Insitute of Technology
 Masayuki MinowaAichi Institute of Technology
 Wang DaohongGifu University
Technical Tour and BanquetNaotatsu IshimaruOtowa Electric Co., Ltd.
 Toshihisa FunabashiNagoya University
 Hideo YamakoshiMitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
 Akihiko NojimaToyota Motor Corporation
International Conference on Lightning & Static Electricity