The Articles of Incorporation

Division of Condensed Matter Physics in the Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1
The Division of the Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies(AAPPS) shall be called the Division of Condensed Matter Physics,
in short and hereafter called “DCMP.”

Article 2
The DCMP is established as a voluntary organization and will be transferred to a General Incorporated Association in 6 years. At the time of the founding,
the principal office will be placed in the chair's institution or the place determined by the executive committee(EXCO) defined by Article 21. The principal
office will be re-registered in accordance with the transfer to a General Incorporated Association.

Chapter 2 Purpose and Business

Article 3
The DCMP will promote the progress of condensed matter physics in the regions and the member societies. It will also disseminate the knowledge and its
application through research presentations, knowledge exchange, and corporation among members and other academic societies. We thereby aim to
contribute to the development of academic research.

Article 4
The DCMP will operate the following business to achieve purposes set in Article 3.

(Code of conduct)
Article 5
Activities conducted by the DCMP should satisfy the following criteria under the rule of the AAPPS.

(1)It must contribute to the promotion of physics in the Asia and Pacific regions. In case it is held outside the region covered by the Association,
members of the Association's member societies must be treated on the same footing as the members of the main organizing body.
(2)It must be organized in such a way to carry out and communicate scientific works with integrity, respect, fairness, trustworthiness, and transparency.
(3)It must be free from discrimination based on such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinions, gender,
sexual orientation, or disability.
(4)It must not receive financial support and/or in-kind contribution from any military-related fund or organization, nor serve for any military purpose.
(Gender equality)

Article 6
The DCMP shall give due consideration to gender equality in its actions and the composition of committees.
Article 7
Notification on this DCMP is an electronic notice.

Chapter 3 Members

(Member composition of the DCMP)
Article 8
The DCMP has the following types of members.

(Liability for Expenses)
Article 9
Regular member bears the responsibility for payment of expenses to this DCMP when the membership fee is determined as a General Incorporated
Association. The membership is free, while the DCMP is a voluntary organization(non-General Incorporated Association).

Article 10
Any member can withdraw with immediate effect from the DCMP anytime by submitting a notice of withdrawal as specified by the EXCO.


Article 11
A member might be excluded if the EXCO judged that the member hurts the honor of this Society.
(Termination of membership)
Article 12
In addition to the previous two articles, membership will be terminated following cases on the date of notice:

Article 13
This DCMP shall prepare a registry of members.
The founding members are those who participated in the founding meeting of the DCMP and are listed in article 41.

Chapter 4 General Assembly

Article 14
(1) General assembly is composed of all regular members.
(2) The general assembly set in the Association Act is this general assembly.

Article 15


Article 16
General assembly adopts resolutions on the following matters.

(4) Other matter set in Association Act or this Articles.

(Chairperson and Operation report)
Article 17
Chairperson of the general assembly shall be a member of the EXCO and be appointed by the chair of the DCMP

(Voting Right)
Article 18
Each regular member shall have one vote at the general assembly.

Article 19

Article 20
Minutes of the general assembly shall be prepared and be open for regular members of the DCMP.

Chapter 5 Executive Committee

Article 21


Article 22
The EXCO shall execute the following businesses in addition to business set in other Articles of incorporation.
(1) The determination of the business;
(2) The supervision of the duties of officers;
(3) The selection and dismissal of the chair, vice-chairs, and auditors
(4) Formation and appointing of subcommittee and/or working groups for specific purposes.

(Call and Chairperson)
Article 23

Article 24

Article 25
The minutes shall be prepared according to the related law provisions and be signed by the chair and auditors present at the EXCO.

Chapter 6 Officer

(Establishment of officer)
Article 26
This DCMP shall have the following officers.

(Appointment of Officer)
Article 27
Offices shall be elected by the EXCO meeting and shall be approved by the General Assembly.

(Duty and Authority of Chairs)
Article 28

(Duty and Authority of Auditors)
Article 29

(Tenure of Officers)
Article 30

(Liability of the officer)
Article 31

(Remuneration for Officer)
Article 32
Officers shall have no remuneration.

Article 33

Officers may be dismissed at any time by resolution of the general assembly. Dismissal of the auditor shall be effected by at least a two-thirds majority of
the votes of all regular members and with a quorum of at least one-half of the total number of regular members.

Chapter 7 Assets and Accounting

(Business year)

Article 34
A business year of the DCMP starts on 1st January and ends on 31st of December.

(Business plan and Budget)
Article 35

Chapter 8 Administrative Office

(Administrative Office) Article 36

Chapter 9 Governing Law

Article 37

Chapter 10 Supplementary Provisions

(First Business Year)
Article 38
The first business year of the DCMP shall be from the date of foundation to December 31, 2021.

(Representative director, officers, and EXCO members at founding)
Article 39
The chair, two vice-chairs, two auditors, and the EXCO members at the time of the establishment of the DCMP
shall be as follows.
Chair Je-Geun Park
Vice-Chair S. M. Yusuf
Vice-Chair Hiroyuki Nojiri
Auditor Hai-Hu Wen
Associate Auditor Feng-Chuan Chuang

Other Members of the EXCO
Kwang-Yong Choi
Ya-Ping Chiu
Li Lu
Vandana Nanal
Toru Sakai

(Name and institutes of founding members)
Article 40
The name and addresses of the founding members at the time of establishment are as follows.
Name, Institutes
Hyeonsik Cheong, Sogang University
Ya-Ping Chiu, National Taiwan University
Hyoung Joon Choi, Yonsei University
Kwang-Yong Choi, Chunang University
Feng-Chuan Chuang, National Sun Yat-sen University
Tanusri Saha Dasgupta, S .N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Xiu-feng Han, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kenji Ishida, Kyoto University
Yang Ji, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ying-Jer Kao, National Taiwan University
Hiroko Aruga Katori, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Wen-Chin Lin, National Taiwan Normal University
Hanjin Noh, Chonnam National Unversity
Li Lu, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Meng-Fan Luo, National Central University
Chih-Wei Luo, National Chiao-Tung University
Hatsumi Mori, University of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Nakamura, Kyoto University
Vandana Nanal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Shobhana Narasimhan, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research
Hiroyuki Nojiri, Tohoku University
Je-Geun Park, Seoul National University
S. Ramakrishnan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Toru Sakai, SPring8
D. D. Sarma, Indian Institute of Science
Hai-hu Wen, Nanjing University
Tao Xiang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chan-Ho Yang, Korea Advanced Institute ofScience and Technology
Qikun Xue, Tsinghua University, and Southern University of Science and Technology of China
S. M. Yusuf, Bhabaha Atomic Research Center

(Compliance with laws and regulations)
Article 41
All matters not stipulated in this Articles of Incorporation are subject to Association Act and other regulations. For the establishment of, Division of
Condensed Matter Physics, Association of Asia-Pacific Physical Societies, this Articles of Incorporation is prepared and signed by the founding members.

Januaryr 1st 2021

Hyeonsik Cheong 22-Dec-2020
Ya-Ping Chiu Dec. 23, 2020
Hyoung Joon Choi 2020.12.28
Kwang-Yong Choi 22-Dec-2020
Feng-Chuan Chuang Dec. 23, 2020
Tanusri Saha Dasgupta Dec. 18, 2020
Xiu-feng Han Dec. 15, 2020
Kenji Ishida Dec. 18, 2020
Yang Ji Dec. 15, 2020
Ying-Jer Kao Dec. 23, 2020
Hiroko Aruga Katori Dec. 22, 2020
Wen-Chin Lin Dec. 23, 2020
Hanjin Noh 23-Dec-2020
Li Lu Dec.15, 2020
Meng-Fan Luo Dec. 23 2020
Chih-Wei Luo Dec. 23, 2020
Hatsumi Mori Dec. 22, 2020
Hiroyuki Nakamura Dec. 18, 2020
Vandana Nanal 18-Dec-2020
Shobhana Narasimhan 22-Dec-2020
Hiroyuki Nojiri Dec. 18, 2020
Je-Geun Park Dec. 21, 2020
S.Ramakrishnan 18-Dec-2020
Toru Sakai Dec. 18, 2020
D.D. Sarma 18-Dec-2020
Hai-hu Wen Dec. 15, 2020
Tao Xiang Dec. 15, 2020
Qikun Xue Dec. 15, 2020
Chan-Ho Yang 22-Dec-2020
S. M. Yusuf 18-Dec-2020

Chanage history:
(1) the First version was approved on January 1st., 2021.