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5OSME Program

5OSME Conference Schedule (Tuesday 13 July - Thursday 15 July)

Tuesday 13 July 2010

5OSME kicks off with an evening reception at 1800 for conference participants.

Wednesday 14 July 2010

The exhibition and free folding area will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. Late night folding starts from 6 pm onwards.

0830 - 0900


0900 - 0930

Welcome and opening remarks

0930 - 1030

Keynote Lecture 1

Computational Origami from Science to Sculpture

Professor Erik D. Demaine

1030 - 1100


1100 - 1300

Science, Engineering, Technology 1

Mathematics 1

Education 1

1300 - 1400


1400 - 1630

Design 1

Mathematics 2

Education 2

1630 - 1645


1645 - 1830

Screening of "Between the Folds", winner of a 2010 Peabody Award

The conference banquet will be held at 1930.

Thursday 15 July 2010

The exhibition and free folding area will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. Late night folding starts from 6 pm onwards.

0900 - 1000

Keynote Lecture 2:

Mathematical Origami: Transforming Flapping Birds into Space Telescopes

Dr Robert Lang

1000 - 1030


1030 - 1230

Science, Engineering, Technology 2

Mathematics 3

Education 3

1230 - 1330


1330 - 1530

Science, Engineering, Technology 3

Mathematics 4

Design 2

1530 - 1600


1600 - 1800

Design 3

Mathematics 5

Education 4

Detailed Schedule

Wednesday 14 July 2010

1100 – 1300 Science, Engineering, Technology 1

Klett, Yves and Drechsler, Klaus

Institute of Aircraft Design, Universitat Stuttgart, Germany

Technical Tessellations - Hidden Beauties

Ma, Jiayao and You, Zhong

University of Oxford

The Origami Crash Box

Gray1, Steven, Zeichner2, Nathan, Kumar1, Vijay, and Yim1, Mark

1Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Dept., 2Digital Media Design, University of Pennsylvania

A Simulator for Origami-Inspired Self-Reconfigurable Robots

Nuzzo, Ralph G.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Functional 3D Materials Integration by Folding and Assembly

1100 – 1300 Mathematics 1

Lang1, Robert and Bateman2, Alex, 2The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Every Spider Web has a Simple Flat Twist Tessellation

Maekawa, Jun

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

A Study on Knots of Tapes

Demaine1, Erik D., Fekete2, Sandor P., Lang3, Robert J.

1MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laborary, 2Dept. of Computer Science, Braunschweig Institute of Technology, Germany,

On the Complexity of Origami Design

Uehara, Ryuhei

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)

Computational Complexity of Pleat Folding

1100 – 1300 Education 1

Hatori, Koshiro


History of Origami in the East and the West before Interfusion

Fiol1, Maria Lluisa, Dasquens2, Neus, and Prat1, Montserrat

1Universitat Autñnoma de Barcelona, 2Escola Font de l'Alba, Terrassa

Origami at School: Imagination, Emotion and Geometry

Morrow, Charlene and Morrow, James

Mount Holyoke College

Connecting Origami Skills with Mathematical Tools

Lam1, Tung Ken and 2Pope, Sue

1University of Cumbria, England, 2---

Origami and Learning Mathematics

1400 – 1630 Design 1

Wang, Junfeng and Chen, Yan

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Rigid Origami to Fold a Flat Paper into a Patterned Cylinder

Hudson, Andrew


Aperiodic grids and polygon symmetry systems

Burczyk1, Krystyna and Burczyk2, Wojciech

1Association of Mathematics Teachers, working group Origami and Mathematics, 2--

A Systematics Approach to Twirls Design

Fuse1, Tomoko and Kuribayashi2, Kaori

1Origami artist, 2University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), Center for International Research on Micromechatronics

Twisting Origami Lamp

Strobl, Heinz


Extending Special to General Snapology

1400 – 1630 Mathematics 2

Ghourabi, Fadoua and Ida, Tetsuo

University of Tsukuba

A Programming Language for Origami Construction and Theorem Proving

Alperin, Roger C.

San Jose State University

Mathematical Origami in the Hyperbolic Plane

Tramuns-Figueras, Eulalia

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

The speed of origami constructions versus other construction tools

Haga, Kazuo

Haga’s Laboratory for Science Education

Precise Division of Rectangular Paper into an Odd Number of Equal Parts without Tools

Kawasaki, Toshikazu

Anan College of Technology, Japan

A study about the axiomatic system of spherical origami construction

1400 – 1630 Education 2

Kwan, Shi-Pui

Hong Kong Institute of Education

My Favorite Origamics Lesson on Volume of Solids

Golan, Miri

Israeli Origami Center

The Art of Origami as a Means to Improve Geometric Understanding

Morrow, James and Morrow, Charlene

Mount Holyoke College

Close Observation and Reverse Engineering of Origami

Baxter1, Jonathan and Gribben2, Hugh

1OrigamiNZ, 2Auckland University Maths Education Section

Getting Dirty with Maths Down Under

Thursday, 15 July 2010

1030 – 1230 Science, Engineering, Technology 2

Barbastathis1,2, George, Arora3, Will, Shaar1, Nader S., Yang1, Se Young, Livermore1, Carol, and Smith1,4, H.I.

1MIT Mechanical Engineering Dept., 2Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center, Singapore, 3MC10, Inc., Wlatham, MA, 4MIT Electrical Engr. And Comp. Sci., Dept.,

Nanostructured Origami

Weina, Wu and You, Zhong

University of Oxford

Energy absorption of thin-walled tubes with origami patterns

Schenk, Mark and Guest, S.D.

Cambridge University Engineering Department

Origami Folding and Foldability: a Structural Engineering Approach

1030 – 1230 Mathematics 3

Benbernou, Nadia M., Demaine, Erik D., Demaine, Martin L., Ovadya, Aviv

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Universal Hinge Patterns to Fold Orthogonal Shapes

Cheng, Herng Yi

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

Folding Prismatoids with 3D Origami

Mitani, Jun

University of Tsukuba

A design method for axial symmetrical curved origami with triangular prism protrusions

Garron, Lucas

Stanford University

4D Origami Folds: Generalizing the Axioms to Higher Dimensions

1030 – 1230 Education 3

Edison, Christine


Narratives of Success: Teaching Origami in Low-Income/Urban Communities

Goldman, Faye


Using the Snapology Technique to Teach Convex Polyhedra

Iyer1,2, Shrikant and Katz1, Rachel

1OrigamiUSA, 2Stonybrook University

Origami: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Storigami

Wolf, Kathrin, Winckler, Michael and Bock, Hans Georg

MINTmachen Project, Heidelberg University

Using Origami to Teach Geometry to High School Students

1330 – 1530 Science, Engineering, Technology 3

Tsuruta, Naoya, Mitani, Jun, Kanamori, Yoshihiro, Fukui, Yukio

University of Tsukuba

A CAD system for diagramming origami with a prediction of folding processes

Akitaya, Hugo Alves, Castro, Mathens Ribeiro, Ralha, Jose Carlos, and Koike, Carla Cavalcante

Computer Science Department, University of Brasilia

Development of an Intuitive Algorithm for Diagramming and 3D Animated Tutorial for Folding Crease Patterns

Kuribayashi, Kaori, Onoe, Hiroaki, and Takeuchi, Shoji

University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), Center for International Research on Micromechatronics

Folding Origami by Cell Forces

Demaine, Erik D., Demaine, Martin L., and Ku, Jason

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Folding Any Orthogonal Maze (D)

1330 – 1530 Mathematics 4

Tachi, Tomohiro

University of Tokyo

Rigid-Foldable Thick Origami

Watanabe, Naohiko

National Maritime Research Institute

Extension of the Method for Judging Rigid Foldability

Jones, Charles


Single Fold Multiple-Layer Origami Axioms and Their Completeness

Kawasaki, Hidefumi and Ohno, Haruki

Kyushu University

Rigorous Proof of Flat Foldability Theorem of One-dimensional Origami

1330 – 1530 Design 2

Hudson, Andrew


Origami Design and Music Composition: an extended comparison

Edison, Christine


Compression and Rotational Limitations of Curved Corrugations Based on Curve Measurements

Gardiner, Matthew



Kawamura1, Miyuki and Moriwaki2, Hiroyuki

1---, 2Tama Art University

New Collaboration on Modular Origami and LED

1600 – 1800 Design 3

Leong, Cheng Chit


Folding simulation of non-zero Gaussian Curvature by Mountain and Valley Intrinsic Straight and Curved Crease Couplets

Eisner, Dirk


Folding harmony - Polyhedra and compounds from edge modules

Tateishi, Koichi

Kobe College

Deictic properties of Origami Technical Terms and Translatability: Cross-Linguistic Differences

Demaine1, Erik D., Demaine1, Martin L., and Koschitz2, Duks

1MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laborary, 2MIT Design and Computation

Reconstructing David Huffman’s Legacy in Curved-Crease Origami

1600 – 1800 Mathematics 5

Breda1, A.M. d’Azevedo and Ribeiro2, Patricia S.

1Dept. Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2Dept Mathematics, E.S.T. Setubal, Portugal

Properties of a Class of Dihedral f-Tilings of the Sphere by Isosceles Triangles

Tachi1, Tomohiro and Demaine2, Erik D.

1University of Tokyo, 2MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Degenerative Coordinates in 22.5 degrees Grid System

Frigerio, Emma

University of Milan

Variations on a Theorem of Haga

Ida, Tetsuo and Ghourabi, Fadoua

University of Tsukuba

Graphs of Origami

1600 – 1800 Education 4

Boakes, Norma J.

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Origami Mathematics Lessons' Influence on Spatial Skills of College Age Students

Tubis1, Arnold and Mills2, Crystal Elaine

1Dept. Physics (retired), Purdue University and BioCircuits Institute, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 2California Mathematics Council ComMuniCator, Clayton, CA

Betsy Ross Revisited: General Fold and One-Cut Regular and Star Polygons

Orndorff, Robert


Math in a Box

Foreman-Takano, Deborah

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Origami and Paraphrasing in EFL: Implications of Grammar Theory