Second Circular

KMI/GCOE Workshop on
"Strong Coupling Gauge Theories in the LHC Perspective (SCGT 12)"

December 4 (Tuesday) - December 7 (Friday), 2012

Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Second Circular

1. Sponsorship

Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University
Nagoya University Global COE Program
  "Quest for Fundamental Principles in the Universe: from Particles to the Solar System and the Cosmos"
Financial Supported from:
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S):
  "Symmetry Breakings and the Gauge Dynamics"
Daiko Foundation

2. Organization

T. Maskawa (KMI)
Organizing Committee:
K. Yamawaki (KMI, Chair)
M. Harada (Nagoya, Co-Chair), M. Tanabashi (KMI/Nagoya,Co-Chair)
K-I. Aoki (Kanazawa), Y. Aoki (KMI), Y. Kikukawa (Tokyo-Komaba),
R. Kitano (Tohoku), K.I. Kondo (Chiba), T. Onogi (Osaka),
T. Sakai (Nagoya/KMI), A. Shibata (KEK), I. Sogami (Kyoto Sangyo)
Local Organizing Committee:
Y. Akamatsu, Y. Aoki, T. Aoyama, M. Harada, M. Hayakawa, J. Jia,
M. Kurachi, N. Maekawa, S. Matsuzaki, K. Nagai, S. Nojiri, C. Nonaka,
H. Ohki, E. Rinaldi, T. Sakai, M. Shigemori, M. Tanabashi, K. Tobe,
K. Yamawaki, T.Yamazaki
International Advisory Committee:
T.W. Appelquist (Yale), W.A. Bardeen (FNAL), R.S. Chivukula (Michigan State),
J. Ellis (Kings College/CERN), H. Georgi (Harvard), B. Grinstein (UC San Diego),
J. Kogut (DOE/Maryland), Y. Iwasaki (KEK/Tsukuba), M. Kobayashi (KEK/JSPS/Nagoya),
J. Kuti (UC San Diego), T. Kugo (YITP Kyoto), V.A. Miransky (Western),
M. Rho (Saclay), E.H. Simmons (Michigan State), D.T. Son (Washington),
G. 't Hooft (Utrecht)

3. Workshop Site

The workshop sessions will be held at: Sakata-Hirata Hall, Science South Building,
Nagoya University,
Nagoya, Japan
The building is indicated at

4. Workshop Information

Scientific Program:

List of Participants:

5. Reception

Participants will be requested to contact the reception desk at the Workshop time.

The Registration Fee 15,000 JPY
should be paid in cash at the Reception desk.

You are recommended to come to the Reception desk during the Reception Party to be held at Sakae-no-ma on the 4th floor of Tokyu Hotel in the evening of Dec. 3 (Mon.). The reception desk is also open at the Workshop site between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 4 (Tues.). For other irregular time reception please contact members of LOC.

6. Accommodations

Accommodations will be available at hotels located in Sakae, downtown Nagoya. For the reservation, please visit our webpage:

If you have not sent the Hotel Reservation Form, please do it immediately.

7. Access

An access guide to the conference venue from the airport and the train stations will be found at

Shuttle bus service will be available on Dec. 4,5,6,7 leaving Nagoya Tokyu Hotel at 8:10, and bus after the session returning to Nagoya Tokyu Hotel on Dec. 4, 6 will leave Nagoya University at 20:10, and on Dec. 7 at 19:40. Getting on/off the shuttle bus in the campus will be in front of Toyoda Auditorium, see the access map. There will be a shuttle bus from the banquet place to Nagoya Tokyu Hotel after the banquet.

8. Information for Speakers

For your presentation, Macintosh (OSX 10.6) and Windows (Windows7) laptops will be available in the conference room. The preferred format is PDF, but PowerPoint and Keynote are also available.

It would be nice to send your slide file beforehand via email to

until 18:00 on the day before your talk, or transfer the file by a USB flash drive by the coffee or lunch break before your session. If the slide file is too large for an email (more than 10MB), we will receive it at the conference room.

If you prefer to use your own laptop for your presentation, please check the connection between your laptop and the projector by the break before your session.

9. Information for Poster Presenters

A poster should be prepared with maximum size 890mm(width) x 1600mm(height). The JIS A0 [841mm x 1189mm] is the best fitted size. The conference secretariat will provide pieces of tape to fix the poster to the poster board at the conference site.

Poster boards will be made available for preparation from 8:30 on December 4. A poster will be assigned a unique number associated with the board. The number can be found in the printed material given at the registration desk.

The poster session will be held from 18:00. Posters can be displayed by 20:00 on Dec. 6. After that presenters are requested to remove their own posters.

10. Proceedings

The proceedings will be published by the World Scientific Publishing Co. and all participants will receive a copy of the Proceedings. The speakers are requested to submit their typescript to us

not later than March 31, 2013.
Detailed instruction for the typescript will be given to the speakers at the conference.

11. Network service

The campus-wide wireless network (NUWNET) is available at the conference site. The participants will be provided an ID and password at the Registration desk.

12. General Information

Reception Party

Participants and the accompanying persons are invited to the Reception Party on Dec. 3 (Mon.), from 19:00 to 21:00 at Sakae-no-ma on the 4th floor of Nagoya Tokyu Hotel.

Welcome/Group Dinner

Welcome dinner and Group dinner (buffet-style) at Poster Sessions on Dec. 4 (Tues.) and Dec. 6 (Thurs.), respectively, will be served for free at Lobby of the Workshop site during the poster session (18:00-20:00) on Dec.4 and Dec. 6. (The same poster presentation for both days)

Group dinner will also be available during the après-workshop discussions (17:30-19:30) on Dec. 7 (Fri.).


The participants and the accompanying persons are invited to the Banquet to be held at Ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurant) "Shofukaku" in the evening 18:00-20:00 on Dec. 5 (Wed.).
Shuttle Bus will leave Nagoya University for "Shofukaku" at 17:30.

Morning Coffee/Juice

Morning Coffee/Juice service during 8:30-9:00, just before starting the morning session: Coffee, and other beverage will be provided with some bread/fruit, besides the coffee service at the coffee break.

Foreign Currency Exchange or Banking Service

Foreign currency exchange services will be available at the Post Office in the Nagoya University campus (see the access guide). We recommend you to exchange your currencies to Japanese Yen before you leave your country or upon arrival at international airports in Japan. Cash is still the most popular way of payment in Japan. Credit cards such as VISA, Master Card, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, major stores and restaurants. Traveler's checks in Japanese Yen or U.S. Dollars must be exchanged for cash at authorized banks or major hotels. Personal Checks are Not common in Japan.

13. Correspondence

For further correspondence and information please contact:
SCGT 12 Secretariat