The scientific program is currently under construction: Please check this site regularly for updates.
Below is the present list of topics but the program is still open for new contributions

  The main topics of the conference are:
  (R: review talk, C: contribution talk)
  • Keynote speech
    • (R) Exoplanetary science with the JWST    [.pptx]
      Jonathan Lunine (Cornell University)
  • Surveys and their impact on the theory of planetary system formation
    • (R) RV surveys , statistical properties of planetary systems, detection limits, detection bias    [.pdf]
      Francesco Pepe (University of Geneva)
    • (R) Impact of observed statistical properties on our understanding of planetary formation    [.pdf]
      Shigeru Ida (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    • (R) statistical properties of exoplanets derived from the Kepler mission    [.pdf]
      Subo Dong (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Bejing University)
    • (C) Masses,radii and orbits of small planets discovered by Kepler - Measurements from Keck Observatory    [.pdf]
      Andrew Howard (Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii)
    • (C) HARPS-N RV program    [.pdf]
      Andrew Collier-Cameron (University of St Andrews)
    • (C) Measuring precise planetary masses in the presence of stellar activity in RV surveys    [.pdf]
      Raphaelle Haywood ( St Andrews)
    • (C) Planetary systems hosted by evolved stars    [.pdf]
      Bun'ei Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    • (C) ESPRESSO a spectrograph to detect Earth- twins    [.pdf]
      Francesco Pepe (University of Geneva)
    • (C) Robotic, high cadence and high Doppler precision survey of close-in super-Earths with new generation optical and NIR high resolution spectrographs
      Jian Ge (University of Florida)
    • (C) Future development in RV instrumentation, search for Earth twins, infrared spectrographs
      Takayuki Kotani (National Astronomical Observatory, Tokyo)
    • (C) Searching exoplanets in the NIR with CARMENES    [.pdf]
      Pedro Amado ( Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Granada)
    • (R) The future of ground-based transit surveys    [.pdf]
      Daniel Bayliss (Mt Stromlo Observatory)
    • (C) NGTS : Finding Neptunes and Super-Earths transiting bright stars    [.pptx]
      Marion Neveu (University of Geneva)
    • (C) A transit search at Antarctic Dome A    [.pdf]
      Jilin Zhou (Nanjing University)
    • (C) CoRoT a precursor mission: a few memories    [.pdf]
      Lam-Trong Thien (CNES, Toulouse)
    • (R) 15 Years of searches for exoplanets around ultracool dwarfs    [.pdf]
      Eduardo Martin (CSIC-INTA Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid)
    • (C) Circumbinary planets orbiting around white dwarfs and neutron stars
      Shengbang Qian (Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • (C) Planets and brown dwarfs around sdB-type eclipsing binaries
      Liying Zhu (Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • The dynamics of planetary systems
    • (C) The formation of planetary systems with low mass planets on tight orbits    [.pdf]
      Eiichiro Kokubo (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
    • (C) What can be learned from the dynamics of packed systems    [.pdf]
      Rosemary Mardling (Monash University)
    • (C) Modelling and Observing Kepler Planetary Systems with Large TTVs    [.pptx]
      Dan Fabrycky (University of Chicago)
    • (C) Long term stability of planetary systems (TBC)
      Jacques Laskar (Observatoire de Paris)
    • (C) The Titius-Bode law explained as a fossil of global non-axisymmetric instability in discs    [.pdf]
      Eduardo Martin (CSIC-INTA Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid)
    • (C) Planetary motion in binary star systems    [.pdf]
      Elke Pilat-Lohinger (Institute of Physics, University of Graz)
    • (C) Measurements of stellar inclinations for Kepler Planet candidates    [.pdf]
      Hirano Teruyuki (The University of Tokyo)
    • (C) Planets migration into stars as a source of the shortest period planets and as an explanation of star planet correlation    [.pdf]
      Stuart Taylor (Sedona, Arizona)
  • Planetary atmospheres
    • (R) Evolution of the atmosphere of exoplanets
      Christiane Helling (University of St Andrews)
    • (R) Spectroscopy of planetary atmosphere: present observations and expectations for the ELT    [.pdf]
      Ignas Snellen (Leiden Observatory)
    • (R) Evaporation of planetary atmospheres    [.pdf]
      Alain Lecavelier (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
    • (C) Types of hot Jupiter atmospheres    [.pptx]
      Dmitri Bisikalo (Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Acad. of Science, Moscow)
    • (C) Equatorial waves and the resulting superrotating flow on a hot Jupiter    [.pdf]
      Pin-Gao Gu (Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taipei)
    • (C) Spectral features of mini-Neptunes and giant planets orbiting M : exploring the effect of high stellar FUV radiation    [.pdf]
      Yamila Miguel (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg)
    • (R) Spectroscopic signatures for life on exoplanets : prospects and doubts
      Franck Selsis (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux)
    • (C) Biogenic O2 detection on the Earth observed as a transiting exoplanet and perspectives with future ELT's for nearby Earth twins    [.pdf]
      Luc Arnold (Observatoire de Haute Provence)
    • (R) Possible climates on terrestrial planets    [.pdf]
      François Forget (IPSL, Paris)
    • (C) Discovery of a planetary-mass companion to a young M3 star    [.pdf]
    • Marie-Ève Naud (Université de Montréal)
    • (C) A report of the SEEDS Direct Imaging Survey
      Kuzuhara Masayuki (NAOJ, Tokyo)
    • (C) Are Super-Earths orbiting cool stars water worlds surrounded by thick atmospheres    [.pdf]
      Yasunori Hori (NAOJ, Tokyo)
  • Host star properties
    • (R) Stars with exoplanets : Are they differents ?
      Garik Israelian (Instituto de Astrofısica de Canarias)
    • (C) Rotation and age of stars bearing planets from the HARPS survey
      Sara Bertran de Lis (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
    • (C) Planets traps & planetary cores: Origins of the planet-metallicity correlation    [.pdf]
      Yasuhiro Hasegawa (ASIAA, Taipei)
  • The diversity of exoplanet bulk composition
    • (R) The diversity of exoplanet bulk composition    [.pdf]
      Isabelle Baraffe (University of Exeter)
    • (C) Planetary interior models based on first principles equations of state
      Stéphane Mazevet (Observatoire de Paris)
    • (C) Properties of exoplanets of known density    [.pdf]
      Daniel Rouan (Observatoire de Paris)
    • (C) CHEOPS: a mission to characterize low mass exoplanets    [.pdf]
      David Ehrenreich (University of Geneva)
  • Astrometry, microlensing and beaming effect
    • (C) STEP an astrometric Space mission    [.ppt]
      Douglas Lin (University of California Santa Cruz) for Ding Chen (National Space Science Center, Beijing)
    • (C) GAIA and exoplanets : its promises and synergies    [.pdf]
      Alessandro Sozzetti (Astrophysical Observatory of Turin)
    • (R) Microlensing    [.pdf]
      Shude Mao (National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing)
    • (C) Microlensing with EUCLID
      Jean-Philippe Beaulieu (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
    • (C) The beaming effect in planetary and stellar systems    [.pdf]
      Avi Shporer (Caltech, Pasadena)
  • Posters
    • Different climate patterns of habitable exoplanets in eccentric orbits around M dwarfs    [.pdf]
      Yuwei Wang (Beijing University)
    • Star-Planet connection through metallicity
      Vardan Adibekyan (CAUP, Porto)
    • Low density planets around Kepler 51 revealed with transit timing variations    [.pdf]
      Kento Masuda (The University of Tokyo,)
    • Frequency of Neptune and Saturn-mass planets in the solar neigborhood    [.pdf]
      Benjamin Fulton (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

  • Concluding remarks and chairman of the final discussion
    Douglas Lin (University of California Santa Cruz)



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