The Cosmic Dust meeting started in 2006 as a session called “Cosmic Dust” of the 3rd AOGS (Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society) annual meeting in Singapore. Dust freaks have kept on organizing the session at subsequent AOGS meetings in South Korea (2008), India (2010), and Taiwan (2011).
The Cosmic Dust series has been recognized as the most successful session of the AOGS Planetary Sciences Section. In 2012, the time is ripe for being free from organizing restrictions on the AOGS meeting. Therefore, the fifth meeting of the Cosmic Dust series becomes detached, totally independent of any international conference. The past meetings on Cosmic Dust have been held in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.