EXCON2018, the 12th International Conference on Excitonic and Photonic Processes in Condensed Matter and Nano Materials will be held in a historic city Nara, Japan, 8-13 July 2018. The previous eleven EXCON conferences were held in Darwin, Australia (1994), Kurort Gohrisch, Germany (1996), Boston, USA (1998), Osaka, Japan (2000), Darwin, Australia (2002), Cracow, Poland (2004), Winston-Salem, USA (2006), Kyoto, Japan (2008), Brisbane, Australia (2010), Groningen, The Netherlands (2012) and Montréal, Canada (2015).
  The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for mutual research communications between solid-state physicists, photo-physicists, photo-chemists and photo-biologists, material scientists, as well as device-oriented researchers from academia and industry. A variety of excitonic and photonic phenomena in diverse materials from bulk materials to micro- and nanostructures, such as quantum dots, metallic antennas, atomic-layer materials, bio-materials, molecular materials, are covered in the conference.