Dear Friends,

On behalf of the International Advisory Board and the Local Organizing Committee, I am very delighted to welcome all of you at the sixteenth International Conference on the Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry of Germanium, Tin and Lead (ICCOC-GTL16) and at Saitama, Japan. Since the first conference held in Marseille, France in 1974, the field of the chemistry of Ge, Sn and Pb has witnessed plenty of groundbreaking achievements, such as harnessing reactive species, structural and catalytic chemistry, and nanochemistry, thus underlying modern scientific developments.

The main objective of the conference is to bring participants from all over the world to get together over sharing their current results and new ideas on Ge, Sn and Pb chemistry, from fundamental aspects to applications, from the interdisciplinary point of view. Another important objective of the conference is to provide all participants with the opportunity to taste Japanese culture and local Saitama atmosphere.

We hope all of you will enjoy the conference and staying at Saitama. We are strongly looking forward to your participation at the conference and visiting Saitama.

In Saitama, October 1, 2018
Chair of the GTL-16
Masaichi Saito

News & Information

We are seeking candidates as a chairperson for the next GTL conference in 2022.
If you are interested in organizing it, please contact Masaichi Saito (

[ May 14th, 2019 ]

I am sorry that some of you who uploaded your abstracts after May 7th received an error message at the end of the uploading. However, we have already received your abstracts safely, and the submission system has just been fixed. The deadlines of the abstract submission and the registration are extended to May 20th and June 7th at 23:59 (GMT +9 h), respectively.