It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the 25th International Semiconductor Laser Conference (ISLC), which will be take place in KOBE JAPAN. The ISLC has a long tradition and beginning in 1967 at Las Vegas, USA. For the 25th ISLC in KOBE, the conference committee will organize a special event called: Half-century Anniversary Workshop. We encourage you to attend the conference and submit your most recent research results. We also wish you an enjoyable stay in the beautiful and historical city of KOBE, Japan.

General Chair Yuichi Tohmori
(Tsurugi-Photonics Foundation)
Program Chair Kent D. Choquette
(University of Illinois)