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Lattice 2003 Second Announcement    [ Apr. 1, 2003 ]

  • Conference web page
  • Important dates
  • Registration
  • Financial Support     Closed on May 15, 2003
  • Schedule
  • Abstracts for contributed talks and posters     Closed on May 15, 2003
  • Accommodations
  • Connection from Tokyo-Narita Airport to Tsukuba
  • Excursion (optional)
  • Proceedings
  • Invitation letter

  • Conference web page       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    Please visit our web page
    for the latest information of the conference.

    Important dates       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
  • early registration (35,000 yen)
  • late registration (45,000 yen)
  • submission of abstract
            for contributed talk/poster
  • hotel reservation
  • application for financial support
    :    before
    :    after
    :    before
    :    before
    :    before
      May 10, 2003
      May 10, 2003
      May 10, 2003
      June 14, 2003
      Apr. 30, 2003

    Registration       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    The registration can be done on our web page. The registration fee is 35,000 yen (45,000 yen after May 10, 2003). It covers reception, banquet, coffee breaks and proceedings, while excursion is optional and requires an additional fee (for details, see below).

    The on-line registration is handled by a travel agency. Credit card, bank transfer and bank draft are acceptable for payment. An ID number will be issued when the registration is completed. It will be needed at the hotel reservation page.

    Financial Support    ( Closed on May 15, 2003 )    [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    For students and for participants from Eastern Europe, former USSR, or developing countries, who are unable to obtain sufficient support elsewhere, there is limited financial support to cover the conference fee ( and/or, in very limited cases, a part of the local expense ) under the condition that the participant presents a talk or poster at the conference. A limited number of lower price (but less comfortable) hotel rooms can also be arranged. Those who want to apply financial support (and cheaper hotel) should send an email to the LOC ( lat03@rccp.tsukuba.ac.jp : Closed ) and arrange a recommendation letter by his/her PhD advisor or host Professor, no later than Apr. 30, 2003. They should have finished the registration and submission of talk or poster. The decision will be made by the LOC in due time.

    Schedule       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    The conference comprises invited talks in plenary sessions and contributed talks / posters. A tentative schedule of the conference is as follows.
                 | morning  | afternoon | evening
    ------------ +----------+-----------+------------
    July 14 (Mon)|          |           | reception
         15 (Tue)| plenary  | parallel  | informal
         16 (Wed)| plenary  | parallel  | poster
         17 (Thu)| plenary  | free (excursion) 
         18 (Fri)| parallel | plenary   | banquet
         19 (Sat)| plenary  | plenary 
    Welcome reception and registration will be open on Monday around 17:00--21:00 at EPOCHAL TSUKUBA. The conference will end around 17:00 on Saturday.

    Abstracts for contributed talks and posters    ( Closed on May 15, 2003 )    [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    Each contributed talk will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion. Title and abstract for parallel talks and posters should be submitted through the conference web page, no later than May 10, 2003. Due to the limitation of time the LOC may ask some of the oral contributions to move to the poster session. We urge senior participants to consider presenting their work in posters to provide greater opportunity for younger colleagues to present talks.

    Accommodations       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    The hotel reservation can also be made through our web page. An ID number, which can be obtained by completing the conference registration, will be required on the first page of the reservation form.

    For the participants of this conference, a block of rooms are reserved at Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba , Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba Epochal , Hotel Grand Shinonome and Hotel Route Tsukuba , all of which are located in the central area of Tsukuba City.

    All the participants, including invited speakers, should make the hotel reservation through the form available on the accommodation page, no later than June 14. The reservation process is handled by a travel agency under the first-come-first-served basis. The reservation is not effective until a deposit of 10,000 yen is paid.

    Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba is adjacent to the "Tsukuba Center" bus terminal, where direct buses from the Narita Airport and from the JR (Japan Railways) Tokyo Station arrive. Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba Epochal is about 800 meters south of the bus terminal and is directly connected to the Tsukuba International Congress Center (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA), where the conference will be held. Hotel Grand Shinonome is about 500 meters west of the bus terminal, which is an easy walking distance from both the bus terminal and the Congress Center. Hotel Route Tsukuba is about 1000 meters east of the bus terminal, from which a daily shuttle service to the Congress Center will be provided.

    Connection from Tokyo-Narita Airport to Tsukuba       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    Tsukuba is located about 60km north of Tokyo and about 40km northwest of the Narita International Airport. The Tsukuba Center and the above mentioned hotels are in the central area of Tsukuba.
    How to reach Tsukuba is explained in the web page
          http://www.epochal.or.jp/english/04access/access_tukuba_g.htm .
    See also
    at CCP, Univ. Tsukuba,
    at KEK, and
    at Tsukuba information center.

    The easiest way is to take a direct bus service, called the Airport Liner "NATT'S", from the Narita Airport through Tsukuba Center to Tsuchiura Station. Tickets are available at the "Airport Limousine Keisei" counter on the 1st floor in the arrival lobby. (Remind that the "Airport Limousine Bus" counter on the same floor, by another company, does not take care of the NATT'S bus service.) The fare is 2,540 yen per person. The bus leaves the Airport every ~ 90 minutes (see the time schedule), and it takes about one hour and 40 minutes to Tsukuba Center. (Since the bus does not go through Japanese Expressways and is hardly caught in a traffic jam, the schedule would be reliable.) The last bus leaves the Airport at 20:00. There are four bus stops: "Shin-Tone-Machi" (which is skipped occasionally), "Hitachino-Ushiku Station", "Tsukuba Center" and "Tsuchiura Station"; you should ride off the bus at Tsukuba Center (not Tsuchiura Station).

    The easiest way to move to the Narita Airport from Tsukuba is again to take the direct bus service. The ticket going to the airport, however, needed to be reserved and purchased at least one day in advance. Further information will be available at the registration desk.

    Excursion (optional)       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    The afternoon of Thursday, July 17, is free. We arrange an optional excursion to Kasama and Mito cities . They are about 30 km northeast of Tsukuba. Kasama is famous for its old shrine called "Kasama Inari Jinja" which has more than 1300 years of tradition. Kasama is also known as a town of manufacture of pottery and ceramic arts. In Mito, which is close from Kasama, you may visit Kairaku-en   ( photo album ) , one of three famous Japanese gardens.

    This excursion is optional. Reservation can be made from the registration web page. The fee for excursion is 5,000 yen per person.

    Proceedings       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    All the speakers, in the plenary, parallel and poster sessions, are kindly asked to write their contribution to the proceedings. According to the tradition, the proceedings will be published in Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplement. Further information will be given at the conference.

    Invitation letter       [ goto Contents ]   [ goto Top page ]
    Those who need an invitation letter from the LOC should visit a web page linked from the conference web page, and fill out the form.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Tsukuba.
    Lattice 2003 Local Organizing Committee
    S.Aoki, S.Hashimoto, K-I.Ishikawa, N.Ishizuka, K.Kanaya (Chair), T.Kaneko, Y.Kikukawa, Y.Kuramashi, A.Nakamura, T.Onogi, Y.Taniguchi, T.Yoshié

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