2. Instructions


Last updated: May. 10, 2012
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From Airport (Centrair) to Mielparque-Nagoya (conference hotel)

Central Japan International Airport Sta. (Meitetsu)--Kanayama Sta. (Transfer to JR)--Chikusa Sta. (*Exit #1)-(by walking)- Hotel Mielparque-Nagoya

* Take a Meitetsu Railway "μ sky limited express" from Central Japan International Airport Station to Kanayama Station (25min./1,140 YEN). Change to JR Chuo Line at Kanayama Sta. and get off at Chikusa Sta (6 min./180 YEN). The hotel Mielparque Nagoya is a few minutes' walk from Exit # 1.

It takes about one hour from the airport to the conference hotel.

* Exit #1: After getting off a JR train, go downstairs to the underground exit. Exit #1 is at the end of the underground passage.

From JR Nagoya Sta. to Mielparque-Nagoya

JR Nagoya Sta. --(Change train to JR Chuo Line or Subway Higashiyama Line)--Chikusa Sta.(*Exit #1) -(by walking)- Hotel Mielparque-Nagoya

* If you arrive at JR Nagoya Sta. by Shinkansen (or other transportation) , change train to Chuou Line (a rapid train) and get off at Chikusa Sta (9min./190 YEN). The hotel is a few minutes' walk form Exit #1. You can also take subway Higashiyama Line from Nagoya Sta. to Chikusa Sta.

* Exit #1: After getting off a JR train, go downstairs to the underground exit. Exit #1 is at the end of the underground passage.

From Mielparque Nagoya to conference site

Mielparque-Nagoya -- Chikusa-Sta. (Higashiyama Line)- Motoyama Sta. (Transfer to Meijo Line)-- Nagoya Daigaku--(by walking)--E&S Building (Cenference site)

* Take subway Higashiyama Line from Chikusa Station(H12 on the train root map) to Motoyama Sta.(H16), and transfer to Meijo Line (M17). Get off at Nagoya Daigaku Sta.(M18)

The conference site is a few minutes' walk from the station.


The registration starts at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th on the third floor of the hotel Mielparque-Nagoya.

Please come to the reception desk for registration and pay the registration fee: 2,000 JPY, Banquet fee: 2,000 JPY, and Excursion fee: 2,000 JPY.

* We only accept cash.

* The welcome reception will be held on the same floor from 6:00 p.m.


From the 2nd day of the conference (May 17th -) the registration desk opens at the conference site.

Welcome reception

The welcome reception will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the third floor of the hotel Mielparque-Nagoya.

* Drinks and light snacks are provided.


Friday, May 18th, 12:30-5:40 p.m.

* Lunch is included in the excursion fee.

*No cancellation accepted.


Nagoya Univ.--(by bus)--Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens--(by bus)
--Nagoya Castle --(by walking)-- Banquet (Westin Nagoya Castle)

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Nagoya Univ.--(by bus)--TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
--(by bus)--Nagoya Castle --(by walking)-- Banquet (Westin Nagoya Castle)


Friday, May 18th from 6:00 p.m. at The Westin Nagoya Castle.

* After the banquet, there will be a shuttle bus service from the banquet site to the hotel Mielparque-Nagoya.

* No cancellation accepted.

Internet access at conference site

Wireless internet access is available at the conference site.

Poster presentation

The maximum size of a poster should be 90cm wide by 170cm tall. Pins will be provided. We ask you to place your poster during the morning coffee break on the first day and dislay it until the afternoon coffee break on the final day.

You will have one minute to promote your poster before the poster session, using one slide. The slide must be in PDF or PPT format. Please start the file name with your poster number, which is available from the list of posters (e.g. "PA50Yada.pdf"). The file should not contain any animations.

The slides must be submitted by email to the following address by 17:00, May 11th, 2012, Japan Standard Time.


Poster award

All participants have the right to vote. The poster evaluation committee formed by the organizers will select a few outstanding posters based on votes.

The winners of the Best Poster Award will be announced and awarded in the closing ceremony.

Request for oral/poster presenters

This international conference focuses especially on multidisciplinary aspects of researches to open up a topological view of nature. To achieve this goal, we planned each session to create integration of physical concepts among different material systems such as superconductors, superfluids, cold atoms, semiconductors, as well as insulators.

Since the participants are from a variety of research fields, we would appreciate your extra concern for introduction of your presentation, use of technical terms and brevity codes in your oral/poster presentation.

To enhance interdisciplinary atmosphere, please expect and welcome non-specialists' questions from the audience in the discussion.

Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.

For oral presenters:

Please note the following time allocation and leave ample time for discussion.

  • 50-min presentation: 45 min+5 min discussion
  • 30-min presentation: 25 min+5 min discussion
  • 20-min presentation: 15 min+5 min discussion