Young Scientist Session

The Young Scientists Session (YSS)” is a unique and special occasion that the IDRiM conference provides every year to young scientists. The session comprises two parts:  an “Oral Session” and an “Interactive Session”. All young speakers give talks in both parts.

Each speaker is given about five minutes for their presentation and two minutes for discussion in the Oral Session. It is followed by the Interactive Session of 50 minutes. Each young speaker enters a Zoom breakout room where he/she can have intensive discussions with other participants, many of whom are senior researchers, that visit the breakout room. Having a lot of time for fruitful discussions in both Oral and Interactive sessions, young speakers will receive insightful feedback from senior researchers and other participants. YSS participants are automatically eligible to take part in the “Best Young Scientists Award” competition. The Award Ceremony will be held during the conference.

YSS participants are encouraged to submit full-length papers, which will be reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the IDRiM journal. Please note that papers submitted by September 1 will be eligible for the quick review process, and review results are sent back to authors within a month.

Please note:

If you would like to submit your paper, please submit your full paper to the IDRiM Journal (, and send an e-mail to the IDRiM Secretariat ( informing your submission.

Qualification to be a “Young Scientist” is neither given by a physical age nor a position. Presenters of past YSSs were mainly graduate students, PhD candidates, researchers who received their PhD degree within the past 2-3 years, and researchers who made their debut in international academic discussion. If you are not sure if you can enter the YSS session, you can send an email to the IDRiM Secretariat (see email above).

Applicants of YSS are requested to specify that her/his abstract is submitted for the YSS session. Detailed information will be given later to those who register as a speaker in the YSS.