The symposium proceedings will be published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), issued by IOP Publishing Limited (IOP). Only original and unpublished manuscripts will be accepted for publication after peer review processes administered by the Program Committee. Because the papers are published as ISS2018 proceedings, their contents should be based on the presentations made in ISS2018. The submitted papers will be peer reviewed in accordance with the Peer Review Policy of JPCS.
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FRIDAY, December 14, 2018 (from Monday, November 19)

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  • Submission of manuscripts
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