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X-ray Symposium


YOKOHAMA SYMPOSIA, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
6-8 March, 2001

Last modified on February 16, 2001 by I. Yamagishi

Important Due Dates and Addressees of Applications

February 14, 2001       Credit card information: send by post or fax to contact address
February 14, 2001       Postal transfer for the fee
February 28, 2001       Refund is not available after this date
March      5, 2001       Start of registration
March      6, 2001       Opening of the symposium (9:30 AM)
March      8, 2001       Closing of the symposium (5:30 PM)
May       31, 2001       Manuscript submission of proceedings

Contact Address:

If you have any questions or would like to alter some information that was submitted, please email us or fax to the contact address.
Hideyo Kunieda
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, 229-8510 Japan
Fax: 81-42-759-8133



This is the final announcement of the X-ray symposium entitled "New Century of X-ray Astronomy" at Yokohama. It starts from 9:30 AM on March 6 and closes at 5:30 PM on 8, 2001. More than 300 registrations have been submitted. Most of invited speakers have agreed to come to present the summary of the current knowledge based on theoretical works, previous observations in X-rays and other wave bands, and to suggest the science to be explored by future programmes in the new century. The major goal is to map out our course of science and technology of X-ray astronomy in the new century. The draft programmes of this symposium can be found below and will be updated in the Web page. This final circular gives you the detailed information of the symposium, such as the instruction of the oral and poster papers, access to the symposium site and so on. We look forward to seeing you at Yokohama in March.

This symposium is hosted by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science(ISAS) and supported by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the High Energy AstroPhysics Association of Japan (HEAPA: chaired by K. Koyama).

Hajime Inoue
Chair of Organizing Committee
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Science Program

The International Advisory Committee and the Organizing Committee came up to the program. It includes 13 invited talks with 20 to 50 minutes, 26 contribution papers on science with 15 minutes, 12 contribution papers for future programs with 20 minutes, four summary talks (10 minutes each) of poster papers. The time indicated here also includes time for discussion. Chairpersons will be assigned later.

The schedule of the symposium is so tight that many papers were not selected as oral papers unfortunately. We would like to ask authors of those papers to prepare the poster papers. Abstracts are shown in the section of "Poster Presentation" below and will be found in the abstract book.

Oral Presentation

(1) Time for discussion
Last 3 minutes in 15 minute talk has to be kept for discussion. 4 minutes for 20 minute talk, 6 minutes for 30 minute talk. Since the schedule is so tight, please keep the time strictly.
(2) Available instruments
Over head projector(OHP)
Video projector to display the computer edited presentation
Please read the video projector instruction of the available software and hardware. If you want to show a movie, please make a contact to the organizing committee. No slide projector is available.
(3) Abstracts
These papers were accepted for the oral presentations.

Poster Presentation

Poster session will be held in the room next to the conference hall.
(1) Size of the space
90 cm x 90 cm is the space for one poster presentation. The board size is 1.8m(H) x 0.9m(W) and two papers will be attached per board. Please keep the size limit of your presentation. The place assignment (P1, P2, P3, .....) is shown in "(3) Abstracts" below, or will be shown in the abstract book which will be found in the conference bag. For some papers, we have made corrections of the category assignment in order to match together. No space will be provided for papers without abstracts.
(2) Schedule
The poster session is available from the morning of Tuesday March 6. Posters have to be removed by the last coffee break on Thursday March 8.
(3) Abstracts
These papers were accepted for the poster presentations.

International Advisory Committee(IAC)

Prahlad Agrawal (TIFR, India)
Roger Blandford (CalTech, USA)
Giuseppina Fabbiano (CFA, USA)
Guenther Hasinger(AIP, Germany)
Katsuji Koyama(Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Kazuo Makishima (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Luigi Piro (IAS, C.N.R. Rome, Italy)
Arvind Parmar (ESTEC, Netherlands)
Hiroshi Tsunemi (Osaka Univ., Japan)
Martin Turner (Univ. of Leicester, UK)
Martin Weisskopf(NASA/MSFC, USA)
Nicholas White (NASA/GSFC, USA)

Organizing Committee

Hajime Inoue (ISAS: Chair)
Hideyo Kunieda (ISAS: Secretary)
Nobuyuki Kawai (RIKEN)
Shunji Kitamoto (Osaka Univ.)
Kazuhisa Mitsuda (ISAS)
Takaya Ohashi (Tokyo Metro. Univ.)
Tadayuki Takahashi (ISAS)
Yuzuru Tawara (Nagoya Univ.)

Science Secretary

Tadayasu Dotani (ISAS: chief)
Ryuichi Fujimoto (ISAS)
Manabu Ishida (ISAS)
Yoshitaka Ishisaki (Tokyo Metro. Univ.)
Masanobu Ozaki (ISAS)
Makoto Tashiro (Saitama Univ.)
Yoshihiro Ueda (ISAS)
Akiko Yamashita (ISAS)

Reception Desk

(1) Registration on Monday March 5
On Monday 5, March from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, the reception desk is open at the symposium site for the registration. It is encouraged to register on 5, because it will be extremely busy in the morning of March 6, the first day of the symposium.
(2) Registration during the symposium
At the entrance of the symposium hall, the reception desk will be opened at 8:30 AM on Tuesday and 9:00 AM on Wednesday and Thursday, and closed at 6:30 PM.
(3) Registration fee
The registration fee is Japanese Yen (JY) 16,000 (including JY 6,000 for the banquet). For students, it is JY 13,000 (including JY 6000 for the banquet). The cost of proceedings is also included. VISA and Master Cards are accepted. In order to keep security, please send the credit card information form ( eps file/ pdf file/ Microsoft Word file ) to us by fax or postal mail. Do not send it by e-mail! Note that credit cards will not be accepted at the conference site. Please bring Japanese currency, if you want to pay the fee at the conference site.

For Japanese, the postal account(in Japanese) is available to transfer the fees. Please request the form to the contact address. Payment by credit cards and postal account has to be completed before February 14, 2001. Full refund less an administration charge of 5 % of the payment is possible before February 28, 2001. After this due, no refund will be made.


On Wednesday March 7, the banquet will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Hotel New Grand. The banquet ticket is available at the reception desk with the fee of 6,000 Japanese Yen. The tickets will be checked at the entrance of the banquet hall.

Computer Communication

Terminals are available at the symposium site to read and write e-mails through the network. Limited number of ports are available to connect personal.


Proceedings will be published in the conference series of Astronomical Society of Pacific. The signature is requested for all authors of papers in the form, which should be found in the conference bag. Please return it into the box at the reception desk after signing the agreement. The manuscript is due on May 31, 2001. They will be reviewed.


Block bookings have been made for participants at the Hotel New Grand, the Hotel Yokohama Garden, and Star Hotel Yokohama. Accommodation Reservation has to be done directly with the travel agent JTB Corp.. Please fax the application form to JTB before January 6, 2001. Do not send a form to the contact address of the symposium.

Travel Information

(1) Location
The location of the symposium site is in the heart of the Yokohama water front area. This is the first port opened to foreign countries after the long seclusion of Japan in Edo era. The picture in the symposium poster shows the Yokohama Port more than 100 years ago. Now a days, it is renovated to an attractive area for all generations with various amusement facilities, shopping malls, hotels and the largest China town in Japan. It is about 30 km south west of Tokyo. Shinkansen, the bullet-train will allow us to get Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka within a few hours from Yokohama. Please refer to the information web site of Yokohama city.
(2)Symposium site
Conference hall is YOKOHAMA SYMPOSIA.
Address: 9F, Sangyo Boeki Center Bldg., 2 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023, Japan

Please look for our red poster which will be displayed around the symposium site. The phone and fax number of our office at the symposium site will be announced later.

(3) Access to the Yokohama Symposia or Hotels
Please look the detailed travel instruction and download each one of those files.
Map from Narita airport to Yokohama
Windows/UNIX eps file
Mac eps file
pdf file
Map of Yokohama station
Windows/UNIX eps file
Mac eps file
pdf file
Map around the conference site and hotels
Windows/UNIX eps file
Mac eps file
pdf file
Chart of access to Yokohama
eps file
pdf file
Microsoft Word file
(4) Money exchange
In Japan, credit cards are accepted limited number of places. Especially tickets have to be bought by cash, or you have to find travel agents(eg. JR Tours) to use credit cards. Therefore we strongly recommend to change your currency to Japanese Yen at the airport. Bank offices to exchange foreign currency are open from 9 AM to 3 PM, while desks are open longer hours at Narita Airport. Note that only Japanese currency is accepted at the registration desk of the symposium. Most hotels will accept major credit cards.

| Announcement | Science Program | Oral Presentation | Poster Presentation |
| International Advisory Committee | Organizing Committee | Science Secretary |
| Reception Desk | Banquet | Computer Communication | Proceedings | Accommodation | Travel Information |

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