The 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education


Program Outline

Sunday August 10

  • Registration(*)
  • Welcome reception (evening)

Monday August 11

  • Opening ceremony
  • Keynote speach 1
  • Paper Sessions

Tuesday August 12

  • Keynote speach 2
  • Paper Sessions
  • Conference Dinner (optional)

Wednesday August 13

  • Paper Sessions
  • Closing

Thursday August 14

Friday August 15 - Sunday August 17

(*) The registration desk will be open during 6OSME proceedings.

Time Table


Detailed Program


Optional Events

Thu. Aug. 14 (9pm-12pm), Public lesson

Grade level: Grade 9
Time: 9am - 12pm
Lesson Title: Origamics: Pursuit of the mathematical principle that lurks in origami
Location: To be announced
Fee: Free

The lesson will be in Japanese with simultaneous translation by Dr. Masami Isoda. Registration is limited to 40 people. To register, please send an email to:

A number of half-day tours will be available on 14 August, some of which will start in the afternoon. So, it is possible to attend the public lesson and participate in an afternoon tour.

Thu. Aug. 14, Excursion : A bus tour in or around Tokyo

Some half-day tours which capture the essence of Tokyo through visits to traditional tourist spots. We will inform the contents to the parsons who checked on the registration form the option of a bus tour on 14th.

Fri. Aug. 15 - Sun. Aug. 17, The 20th Origami Tanteidan Convention

See details here.


The exhibition of origami, which includes artworks, engineering applications, and sponsoring companies' products, is held at Yayoi Auditorium Annex during 6OSME.
This exhibition is opening to the public.


Sun. 10, 14:00 - 16:00
Mon. 11, 9:30 - 17:00
Tue. 12, 9:30 - 16:00
Wed. 13, 9:30 - 13:30

(Japanese page)

Invited Speakers

Gregory Epps
Industrial Robotic Origami
Aug. 11th

Gregory Epps is the founder of RoboFold and one of the first people to appropriate robotics for applications in design and architecture. He graduated from the Innovation Design Engineering joint masters at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Gregory is involved in both industry and academia. His clients vary from Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster and Partners, to Joris Laarman and BMW and he has taught at over 100 workshops globally and lectures internationally, including Smart Geometry, the Architectural Association DRL, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IaaC, Bartlett, ETH Zurich and many more.

Masao Okamura
Origami works that Kuzuhara Koto brought down to us
Aug. 12th

Masao Okamura was born in Tokyo in 1934. He is an advisor at Japan Origami Academic society and a researcher of the history of origami. He delivered a speech "Another View of the Word 'ORIGAMI'" in 2nd OSME at Otsu.

List of Presentations

List of Accepted Presentations (Oral / Poster) for August 11th-13th

(the list is ordered according to the submission date)

Patsy Wang-Iverson and Nick Timpone Examining TIMSS Items through the Lens of Origami
Ilan Garibi Design Art - Taking the Kami out of Origami
Peng Yee Lee and Huang Yanping Using paper folding to solve problems in school geometry
Jorge Pardo Origami Museum
Roger Alperin Axioms for Origami and Compass Constructions
Arnold Tubis Origami-Inspired Deductive Threads in Pre-Geometry
Cheng Chit Leong Design of Origami Polyhedral Surface by Straight-crease Couplets
Andrea Hawksley Topological Origami Models of Non-Convex Polyhedra
Naohiko Watanabe Application of rigid-foldability condition to yield line analysis
Linda Marlina Origami as Teaching Media for Early Childhood Education in Indonesia (Training for Teachers)
Joseph Gattas and Zhong You Improvement and optimisation of non-Miura foldcores under impact loading
Joseph Gattas and Zhong You Design and analysis of morphing folded shell structures
Jun Mitani Self-Intersecting Origami with Cuts
Jianguo Cai and Jian Feng Foldable Plate Structures with Rolling Joints
Leon Poladian Using the Fujimoto Approximation Technique to teach Chaos Theory
Jun-Hee Na, Christian Santangelo, Robert Lang, Thomas Hull and Ryan Hayward Micro-patterned polymer gel multilayers for reversibly self-folding origami
Jonathan Ho and Zhong You Thin-Walled Deployable Grid Structures
Jun Maekawa Computational Problems Related to Paper Crane in the Edo Period
Ryuhei Uehara A survey and recent results about common developments of two or more boxes
Tomoko Fuse Spiral fold from a tape
Xiang Zhou, Hai Wang and Zhong You Design of Double-Walled Origami-Core Aircraft Fuselage Shell
Herng Yi Cheng Composing Right Frusta to fold Axially Symmetric Origami
Ali Bahmani, Kiumars Sharif and Andrew Hudson Using Origami to Solidify Mathematical Understanding of Fractals
Jessica Ginepro and Thomas Hull Counting Miura-ori Phantom Folds
Pierluigi D'Acunto and Juan José Castellon Gonzalez FOLDING AUGMENTED: A conceptual design method to integrate structural folding in architecture
Zachary Abel, Robert Connelly, Erik D. Demaine, Martin Demaine, Thomas Hull, Anna Lubiw and Tomohiro Tachi Rigid Flattening of Polyhedra with Slits
Emma Frigerio The Mathematical Legacy of Humiaki Huzita
Thais Regina Ueno Yamada Origamic Architecture and Van Hiele Model in the Graduate Classroom of Descriptive Geometry
Thais Regina Ueno Yamada, Roberto Alcarria Do Nascimento and Marco Antonio Pereira Geometric Strategies to Create Origamic Architecture Models
Edwin Peraza Hernandez, Darren Hartl, Richard Malak, Ozgur Gonen and Ergun Akleman Self-Folding of Reconfigurable Complex Structures using Programmable Active Laminates
Bernat Espigule Pons Folding Self-similar Tilings Based on Prototiles Constructed from Segments of Regular Polygons
Sue Pope Origami for connecting mathematical ideas and building relational understanding of mathematics
Ketao Zhang, Chen Qiu and Jian S. Dai Screw Algebra Based Kinematic and Static Modeling Approach for Origami Enabled Structures
Ushio Ikegami Base Design of Snowflake Curve Model and its Difficulties
Caterina Cumino, Emma Frigerio, Simona Gallina, Maria Luisa Spreafico and Ursula Zich Modeling Vaults in Origami: a Bridge between Mathematics and Architecture
Sicong Liu, Guoxing Lu, Yan Chen and Yew Wei Leong Experiments and Analysis of the Miura-ori Fold Core
Emma Frigerio and Maria Luisa Spreafico Area and Paper Optimization
Sarah-Marie Belcastro and Thomas Hull Symmetric Colorings of Polypolyhedra
Rui Peng and Yan Chen The Metamaterial generated from Rigid-origami Pattern
Jeannine Mosely Crowdsourcing Origami Sculptures
Takamichi Sushida, Akio Hizume and Yoshikazu Yamagishi Origami for triangular spiral tilings
Shi-Pui Kwan Mathematics and Art through the Origami of Cuboctahedron
Michael Dickey, Ying Liu, Susan Brandeis, Russell Mailen, Yong Zhu, Alan Russell, Kelly Kye and Jan Genzer Polymer Sheets that Self-fold in Response to Light
Miri Golan, Anat Klemer and John Oberman Origametria: Research into its Effectiveness as a Tool for Developing Flexibility in Geometric Thinking
Miri Golan Origami Teaching Re-imagined: The Kindergarten Origametria Programme
Paul Jackson Paper Folding as a Topic of Design Education
Shozo Ishihara Deformed Polyhedral Skeletons
Fukami Yuji General Folding Pattern Solution for Solids based on Polygonal Sections
Yuto Kase, Jun Mitani, Yukio Fukui and Yoshihiro Kanamori Flat-Foldable Axisymmetric Structures with Open Edges
Naoya Tsuruta, Jun Mitani, Yoshihiro Kanamori and Yukio Fukui Simple Flat Origami Exploration System with Random Folds
Kazuko Fuchi, Philip Buskohl, James Joo, Gregory Reich and Richard Vaia Physics-based Optimization of Origami Structures through FEM
Jesse Silverberg, Lauren McLeod, Arthur Evans, Jesica Ginepro, Chris Santangelo, Thomas Hull and Itai Cohen Mechanics of Miura-ori Lattice Defects
Jesse Silverberg, Lauren McLeod, Arthur Evans, Jessica Ginepro, Chris Santangelo, Thomas Hull and Itai Cohen Mechanics of Snap-Through Transitions in Twisted Origami
Lainey Mcquain and Alan Russell Origami and Teaching Language and Composition
Matthew Gardiner ORI* On the Aesthetics and Language of Folding and Technology: Scale, Dimensionality, and Material
Robert Lang Spiderwebs, Tilings, and Flagstone Tessellations
Kevin Box and Robert Lang Master Peace: An Evolution of Monumental Origami
Robert Lang and Roger Alperin Origami Graph Paper for Polygon Packing and One-Straight-Cut
Robert Lang and Barry Hayes Pentasia: an Aperiodic Origami Surface
Robert Lang, Thomas Evans, Larry L. Howell and Spencer P. Magleby A Graphical Technique for Designing Rigidly Foldable Origami Mechanisms
Robert Lang Tessellatica: A Mathematica System for Origami Analysis
Zachary Abel, Thomas Hull and Tomohiro Tachi Locked Rigid Origami with Multiple Degrees of Freedom
Kaori Kuribayashi-Shigetomi Cell Origami : Producing 3D tissue using origami folding technique
Takashi Enomoto, Hiroyuki Tanabe, Takeshi Kawakami and Mariko Sasakura Origami on the iPad
Aaron Powledge, Darren Hartl and Richard Malak Experimental Analysis of Self-Folding SMA-based Sheets for Origami Engineering
Hugo Akitaya, Jun Mitani, Yoshihiro Kanamori and Yukio Fukui Generating Folding Sequences from Crease Patterns of Flat-Foldable Origami
Hugo Akitaya, Jun Mitani, Yoshihiro Kanamori and Yukio Fukui Curved Origami for Developable Surface Coupling
Tomohiro Tachi Rigid Folding of Periodic Triangulated Origami Tessellations
Thomas Crain A New Scheme to Describe Twist-fold Tessellations
Chie Nara and Jin-Ichi Itoh Flattening Plyhedra with Two Adjacent Rigid Faces
Tianyi Wang, Jun Mitani, Yoshihiro Kanamori and Yukio Fukui A Study on Orthogonal Pleat Tessellation and Its Folding Sequence
Krystyna Burczyk and Wojtek Burczyk Designing with Bow-Tie Modules
David Morgan and Brett Mellor The Design and Production of a Folded Felt Stool
Masahiro Kushida and Toshikazu Kawasaki On Quadratic Curves Generated from Quasi-Fish Bases
Fadoua Ghourabi, Tetsuo Ida and Kazuko Takahashi Automated Construction and Proving of Knot Fold by Eos System
Carol Livermore, Majid Bigdeli Karimi, Philipp Mehner, Tian Liu, Roger Alperin, Sangeeta Bhatia, Martin Culpepper and Robert Lang Engineering biological tissues by directed assembly and origami folding
Toahikazu Kawasaki A way to fold generalized Bird bases
Valentina Beatini A foldable rigid plate structure with tranformable curvature.
Eduard Taganap and Ma. Louise Antonette De Las Peñas A Color Symmetry Approach to the Construction of Crystallographic Flat Origami
Koshiro Hatori Saburo Murata and His Discovery of Maekawa's and Kawasaki's Theorems
Koshiro Hatori Nishikawa's Mitate Theory and its Relevance
Akiko Yamanashi The Report on an Origami Class at a Computer College
Yoshinobu Miyamoto Rotational Erection System (RES): Origami Extended with Cuts
Katherine Frei, Edwin A. Peraza Hernandez, Richard Malak and Darren Hartl Miura-Ori Rectilinear Locomotion Using SMA Actuators
Mark Neyrinck Cosmological Origami: Folding up the Dark-Matter Sheet into the Cosmic Web
Arthur Evans, Nakul Bende, Sarah Innes-Gold, Nivedita Sharma, Jesse Silverberg, Itai Cohen, Ryan Hayward and Christian Santangelo Geometrically controlled catastrophe and the link between snap buckling, origami, and material science
Shuang Tang, Jun Mitani, Yukio Fukui and Yoshihiro Kanamori Designing Nth Order Rotational Symmetry Origami From 4th Order Symmetric Crease Patterns
Robert Orndorff Hypothesis and Model for Evaluating an Elementary School Origami Program
Bo Yu, Maria Savchenko and Ichiro Hagiwara Approach for unfolding 3D meshes for crafting paper models
Eulàlia Tramuns and Jordi Guàrdia Geometric and arithmetic relations concerning origami
Rostislav Chudoba, Jan van der Woerd and Josef Hegger Oricreate: modeling framework for design and manufacturing of folded plate structures
Jason Ku and Erik Demaine Filling a Hole in a Crease Pattern: Isometric Mapping of a Polygon given a Folding of its Boundary
Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine and Kayhan F. Qaiser Scaling a Surface down to Any Fraction by Twist Folding
Miyuki Kawamura Two Calculations for Geodesic Modular works.
Yves Klett, Marc Grzeschik and Peter Middendorf Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Periodic Non-flat Tessellations
Tine De Ruysser Wearable Metal Origami
Yves Klett Point of View: Joys and Uses of 3D Anamorphic Origami
José Ignacio Royo Prieto and Eulàlia Tramuns Abelian and non-Abelian numbers via 3D-origami
Annette Hatch Using the Fibonacci Series to Fold a Golden Rectangle
Sy Chen Equal Division of Any Polygon Side by Folding
Jory Denny, Mukulika Ghosh, Daniel Tomkins and Nancy Amato Planning Folding Motions for Shape-Memory Alloy Sheets
Fumihito Imai and Shinsuke Hishitani The effect of imagery controllability on Origami performance.
Evgueni T. Filipov, Tomohiro Tachi and Glaucio H. Paulino Toward optimization of stiffness and flexibility of rigid, flat-foldable origami structures
Norma Boakes Seven Year Study of Origami’s Impact on Spatial Skills of College-Age Students
Yang Yang, Xilu Zhao, Sunao Tokura and Ichiro Hagiwara A study on crash energy absorption ability of lightweight structure by using truss core panel
Matthew Gong, Larry Howell and Spencer Magleby Creating Novel Motions with N-Long Chains of Interconnected Spherical Mechanisms
Goran Konjevod On pleat rearrangements in pureland tessellations
Koryo Miura and Naoko Tsuji Three-point method of folding the rectangular paper into Miura-ori
Chris Palmer Paper and Textile Folding A Synergistic Relationship
Christopher Itoh The Elusive Technique of Folding Anatomical Subjects
Kazuya Saito, Akira Tsukahara and Yoji Okabe Self-Deploying Origami Models Using Misaligned Crease Patterns
Ray Schamp and Goran Konjevod Characterization of Origami Corrugation Crease Patterns
Bryce J. Edmondson, Robert J. Lang, Spencer P. Magleby and Larry L. Howell An Orthogonal Construction Technique for Thick Rigidly Foldable Origami
Susanne Hoffmann, Benedikt Günther, Martin Barej, Martin Trautz, Jörg Feldhusen and Burkhard Corves Comparison of Design Processes in Architecture and Mechanical Engineering
Susanne Hoffmann, Martin Barej, Benedikt Guenther, Martin Trautz, Burkhard Corves and Joerg Feldhusen Demands on an Adapted Design Process for Foldable Structures
Goran Konjevod Origami beyond geometry
Sachiko Ishida, Taketoshi Nojima and Ichiro Hagiwara Origami-based Modeling Techniques for Deployable Meandering Tubes
Jian S. Dai Mathematical Models and Configuration Transformation of Origami Cartons for Packaging Industry
Rupert Maleczek Study on Deployable Linear Folded Stripe Structures
Georg Grasser, Rupert Maleczek and Günther H. Filz Selforganised folding with gravity and friction as guiding concept
Guowu Wei and Jian S. Dai Folding Polygons to Deployable Convex Polyhedrons
Sachiko Ishida, Hiroaki Morimura and Ichiro Hagiwara Sound Insulating Performance on Origami-based Sandwich Trusscore Panels
Eiji Iwase and Isao Shimoyama Magnetic Self-Assembly for Three-Dimensional Microstructures
Wensdy Whitehead Shovel Folding: Algorithmic Origami Design of Words and Other Line Drawings
Suryansh Chandra, Shajay Bhooshan and Mustafa El Sayed Curved-Folding Convex Polyhedra through Smoothing
Maori Kimura [POP-UP PATTERN] Fabric of the ORIGAMI pattern to make with a puff print.
Megan Roberts, Sameh Tawfick, Matthew Shlian and John Hart A modular collapsible folded paper tower
Abhinav Rao and John Hart Millimeter scale self-folding of a laminated paper system
Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, David A. Huffman, Duks Koschitz and Tomohiro Tachi Designing Curved-Crease Tessellations of Lenses: Qualitative Properties of Rulings
Michael Winckler ,,The next model is for Beginners“ First steps in Differential Origami
Zhonghua Xi and Jyh-Ming Lien Determine Distinct Shapes of Rigid Origami
Eli Davis, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine and Jennifer Ramseyer Weaving a Uniformly Thick Sheet from Rectangles
Peter Engel Origami and the Language of Design
Levi Dudte and L. Mahadevan A Simple Mechanical Simulation of Curved and Tessellated Origami Structures
Rishika Daryanani, Celina Gonzalez, Paine Harris, Walshe Izumigawa, Bryce Lyon, Daniel Myers, Perla Myers, Tawni Paradise, Kerry Stanko, Veronica Verplancken, Anna Walsh and Elisabeth Yeruuldelger Project Mathigami: Exploring Mathematics Through Origami
Minoru Taya Origami-based actuator designs
Kazuo Haga How to Fold an A4-paper Dividing into 101 Equal Length Parts without Any Mesuring Tools