The 29th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing
August. 29 - September.1 , 2023 Osaka, JAPAN


The main conference venue for CollabTech 2023 is Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus (OIC), located in Ibaraki City, Osaka.


Venue Map

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The map shows the Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus (venue). The conference will be held in Building B, one of several buildings. The entrance is indicated on the map.

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The map shows the venue (Building B, 1st floor).

  • Paper presentation, Keynote, Opening/Closing Event will be held in Conference hall.
  • Poster session will be held in Event hall 1.
  • Reception and Banquet will be held in Garden Terrace Lion , Ritsumeikan Ibaraki Future Plaza, a Western-style restaurant attached to the venue.


The venue is located in Ibaraki city, which is a city on the outskirts of Osaka. The nearest station to the venue is JR Kyoto Line Ibaraki station. The station is located in between Osaka and Kyoto and It is convenient to move come from and move to Osaka city central area.

From Ibaraki Station, it is a 10-minute walk to the Ritsumeikan University OIC campus. For detailed directions, please refer to the map published by the university or the map at the bottom of this page.

From Kansai International Airport

From Kansai Airport, you can take a train to the venue (applox. 70min). First, it is convenient to take the limited express train "Haruka" from Kansai Airport Station on the JR Line to Shin-Osaka Station. To reach Ibaraki Station, the nearest station to the venue, you will need to transfer to another train. From Shin-Osaka Station, you can transfer to the JR Kyoto Line local train (bound for Takatsuki or Kyoto) to reach Ibaraki Station.

[Note] It is possible to get from Kansai Airport to the Osaka city central area economically without using the express train, but it requires very long time and requires additional transfers. Please check the way to get there by yourself using Google Maps, etc.

From Osaka city central area (JR Osaka Station)

The venue can be reached directly by train from JR Osaka Station without changing trains: take a local train on the JR Kyoto Line (bound for Takatsuki/Kyoto) to Ibaraki Station, the nearest station to the venue (applox. 20min).

From Kyoto city central area (JR Kyoto Station)

The venue can be reached directly by train from JR Kyoto Station without changing trains: take a local train on the JR Kyoto Line (bound for Osaka/Kobe/Himeji) to Ibaraki Station, the nearest station to the venue (applox. 50min).

From Tokyo (JR Tokyo Station , Narita/Haneda Airport)

The bullet train (Shinkansen train) is the most convenient way to reach the venue from Tokyo. If you are traveling from Tokyo, please take the Tokaido Shinkansen train and get off at Shin-Osaka Station. Then, from Shin-Osaka, as mentioned in the instruction above "From Osaka city central area", please change to a local train to Ibaraki station.

If you are traveling to the venue from Narita or Haneda Airport, please go to JR Tokyo or Shinagawa Station first and change to a Shinkansen train.

Accommodations around the venue

The conference does not have any official hotel offerings, but we have listed a few hotels below that may be convenient for your visit.

Hotels near by Ibaraki Station

We have listed the nearest accommodations to the venue.

Hotels near Shin-Osaka Station

Shin-Osaka is the area closest to the venue in Osaka city central. Shin-Osaka Station is the main station for the Shinkansen bullet train. Therefore, there are many more hotel and restaurant options than in the Ibaraki area. To reach the venue, you need to travel approximately 10 minutes by train from Shin-Osaka Station to Ibaraki Station.

Conference Venue

Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus (OIC)

2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570 JAPAN

Local sightseeing information



Osaka is Japan’s second city. As well as the central business hub in western Japan, Osaka has been at the heart of Japan’s cultural and economical development for hundreds of years. The lively entertainment area of Dotonbori is Osaka’s most famous tourist destination and renowned for its gaudy neon lights, extravagant signage, and the enormous variety of restaurants and bars.



Kyoto City is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan. It is best known in Japanese history for being the former Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.