Pacific Science Association

The 23rd Pacific Science Congress

"Science, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific"
13 - 17 June 2016

Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

The 23rd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-23) will be held on the campus of Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan from 13 - 17 June 2016.

The theme of the 23rd Pacific Science Congress is “Science, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific”, and is organized around three major themes with eight sub-themes:

I. Understanding and Addressing Environmental Challenges

II. Tackling Human and Social Challenges

III. Connecting Science and Innovation for a Sustainable 21st Century

Plenary Keynote Speakers include:

As always, PSA is strongly committed to ensuring that the Congress will be focused on core and emerging scientific topics, as well as to be maximally inclusive—both in terms of the participation of all nations in the Asia-Pacific region, and for the full national and generational range of participating scientists.

The 2016 date for PSC-23 marks a new chronology for PSA Congress and Inter-Congresses. Previously, these events took place in odd-numbered years, but the PSA Council decided at its most recent meeting (Fiji, 2013) to shift to even-numbered years to allow the 24th Pacific Science Congress to be held in 2020, as it will mark the 100th anniversary of the Pacific Science Association.


Official Congress Website

The official Congress website has been launched, and will include additional materials and registration information as it is developed.

Call For Session Proposals

The PSC-23 is announcing a call for symposiums & workshop session proposals. If you would like to propose a session, please submit your proposal at the PSC-23 website. A PDF of this Call for Sessions, including formatting and other relevant information required, is available here. Please also refer to the Guidelines for Session Proposals. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2015.


Call For Abstracts

The PSC-23 is announcing a Call for Abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 23rd Pacific Science Congress. If you would like to submit and present a paper or poster, please submit your proposal at the PSC-23 website. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 7, 2016. Notification of abstract approval is 20 April 2016.



Important Dates

Session Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 31, 2015

Notification of Session Proposal Acceptance:
December 15, 2015

Deadline for Abstract Submissions:
April 7, 2016

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:
April 20, 2016

Close of Early Bird Registration:
April 30, 2016


Updates (March 2016)

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended from 31 January to 7 April 2016.


About Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in Taiwan is the official conference host. Academia Sinica's mission is to promote and undertake scholarly research in sciences and the humanities, and is composed of twenty-four research institutes and seven research centers. They have been a member of PSA since their founding in 1928.


Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. Chi-Huey Wong, President of Academia Sinica

Dr. Andrew H.-J. Wang, Academician of Academia Sinica
Dr. Fan-Sen Wang, VP of Academia Sinica
Dr. Yu Wang,  VP of VP of Academia Sinica
Dr. Chien-Jen Chen, VP of Academia Sinica / Chair of PSA ROC Committee
Dr. Pan-Chyr Yang, Chancellor of National Taiwan University

Dr. Jen-Leih Wu, Secretary-General of Administration Building, Academia Sinica

Deputy Secretary General
Dr. Te-Chang Lee, Executive Secretary of Central Academic Advisory Committee / Director, Academic Affairs Office, Academia Sinica
Dr. Sue Lin-Chao, Director, International Affairs Office, Academia Sinica

Vice-President of Pacific Science Association
Dr. Chang-Hung Chou, Academician of Academia Sinica

Executive Secretary of the Taiwan Committee for the Pacific Science Association
Dr. Shih-Chun (Candice) Lung, Research Fellow, Academia Sinica

International Program Committee:

Dr. Nancy Lewis, PSA President [and] East-West Center
Dr. Chang-Hung Chou, PSA Vice President
Dr. Makoto Tsuchiya, PSA Secretary-General
Mr. Burke Burnett, PSA Executive Secretary
Dr. Phil Cowan (Landcare Research; New Zealand)
Dr. Sang-Bok Han (National Academy of Science; Korea)
Dr. Kevin Johnson (University of Hawaii, Manoa; USA)
Dr. Yonglong Lu (Chinese Academy of Science; China-Beijing)
Dr. David Schindel (Consortium for the Barcode of Life, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; USA)