International Soft Matter Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 7th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2023) will be held in Osaka, Japan from 27 February-3 March 2023. ISMC2023 will be the very first ISMC outside of Europe. Previous conferences in the series were held in Poznan (2022), Edinburgh (2019), Grenoble (2016), Rome (2013), Granada (2010), and Aachen (2007), and brought together hundreds of experimentalists and theoreticians working in all branches of Soft Matter.

We invite you to join us and present your work, either with a contributed talk or a poster. While we look forward to welcoming you in Osaka, we understand that it might prove difficult to travel to Japan due to the restrictions brought on by the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. If this is unfortunately the case, we will implement a hybrid policy to allow for on-site and virtual presentations.


  • Aachen, Germany, 1-4 October 2007
  • Granada, Spain, 5-8 July 2010
  • Rome, Italy, 15-19 September 2013
  • Grenoble, France, 12-16 September 2016
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-7 June 2019
  • Poznan, Poland, 19-23 September 2022
  • Osaka, Japan, 4-8 September 2023 (the first ISMC held outside Europe)