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The International Symposium on Nanoscale Transport and Technology (ISNTT2015) was held at NTT Atsugi R&D Center from November 17 to 20, 2015, and brought together 179 participants from 15 countries. The participants enjoyed oral and poster presentations at the symposium, exchanging their views and ideas on nanotechnology and quantum devices. Since 2009, NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL) has been holding ISNTT every two years to promote mutual exchanges between those working on different device and material technologies related to semiconductors, superconductors, and new materials, with the aim of creating new ideas and concepts with which to build new hybrid nanoscale and/or quantum systems.
ISNTT2015 was co-chaired by Drs. Akira Fujiwara, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, and Koji Muraki of NTT BRL. The symposium logo of ISNTT2015 represents the combination of nanostructures to create new functions. On the 17th, 18th, and 20th, respectively, the sessions started with keynote lectures entitled “Semiconductor Hetero-Nanowires on Si for Photonic and Electronic Applications” by Prof. Gerhard Abstreiter (Walter Schottky Institute, Technische Universitӓt München), “Levitons: Clean Time-Resolved Electrons for Electron Quantum Optics” by Prof. Christian Glattli (CEA Sacley), and “Interaction between Sound and a Superconducting Qubit” by Prof. Per Delsing (Chalmers University of Technology). During the symposium we enjoyed 13 oral sessions with 46 oral presentations including 17 invited talks by world leading researchers, on such topics as nanophotonics, nanomechanics, quantum and spin-related electron transport, topological insulator, spintronics, single-electron devices, and semiconductor/superconductor quantum bit devices. On the 17th and 18th, two poster sessions were held and the first was a joint event with the 7th NTT-BRL School. 56 presentations were made at the poster sessions. The symposium offered many opportunities for interaction between senior and young researchers including 30 students. NTT BRL believes in the importance of providing such opportunities, and it is part of our open laboratory policy.