Second Circular

Sakata Memorial KMI Workshop on

"Origin of Mass and Strong Coupling Gauge Theories (SCGT15)"



March 3 (Tuesday) – March 6 (Friday), 2015


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


Financial Supported also from:

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) No.22224003:

Daiko Foundation

Nagoya University

JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C): No.23540300


2. Organization


President:  T. Maskawa (KMI)


International Advisory Committee:

T.W. Appelquist (Yale), W.A. Bardeen (FNAL),

R.S. Chivukula (Michigan State), H. Georgi (Harvard),

A. Hasenfratz (Colorado), J. Kogut (DOE/Maryland),

Y. Iwasaki (KEK/Tsukuba), M. Kobayashi (KEK/JSPS/Nagoya),

J. Kuti (UC San Diego), T. Kugo (Kyoto Sangyo), V.A. Miransky (Western),

M. Rho (Saclay), E.H. Simmons (Michigan State), G. 't Hooft (Utrecht)


Organizing Committee:

K. Yamawaki (KMI, Chair),

Y. Aoki (KMI, Co-Chair), S. Nojiri (KMI/Nagoya, Co-Chair),

M. Tanabashi (KMI/Nagoya,Co-Chair),

K-I. Aoki (Kanazawa), M. Harada (Nagoya), Y. Kikukawa (Tokyo-Komaba),

R. Kitano (KEK), K.I. Kondo (Chiba), T. Onogi (Osaka),

T. Sakai (Nagoya/KMI), A. Shibata (KEK), T. Yamazaki (Tsukuba)


Local Organizing Committee:

Y. Akamatsu, Y. Aoki, T. Aoyama, H.S. Fukano, M. Harada, M. Kurachi,

N. Maekawa, S. Matsuzaki, K. Miura, K. Nagai, S. Nojiri, C. Nonaka, H. Ohki, T. Sakai, M. Tanabashi, K. Tobe, K. Yamawaki


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 10,000 JPY


should be paid


 in cash


at the Reception desk.


The Reception desk will be open at the Workshop site between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. on March 3 (Tues.) and March 4 (Wed.). 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 March 3,4,5,6 leaving


         Nagoya Tokyu Hotel at 8:10,


and bus after the session returning to Nagoya Tokyu Hotel on March 3 and 5 will leave Nagoya University at 20:10, and on March 4 at 18:15 (for Banquet).


Getting on/off the shuttle bus in the campus will be


         in front of Toyoda Auditorium,




8. Information for Speakers/Poster presenters


For Speakers


For your presentation, Mac (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


by 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.

We plan to upload your slide on the conference web page. If you would not like to upload it, please let us know.


For Poster Presenters

  (Speakers are allowed to make Poster presentation in addition to 

  their talks)


A poster should be prepared with maximum size 1150mm(width) x 1520mm(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. (please do not use the tape other than that the secretariat will provide.)

The poster session will be held from 18:00 on the first and third day. Posters can be displayed until 17:30 on the last day of the conference. After that the presenters are requested to remove their own posters.


Best poster award: Selected from posters excluding those by speakers.


9. Proceedings


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


 Not later than July 31, 2015.


Detailed instruction for the typescript will be given to the speakers at the conference.


10. 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 Reception Desk.


11. General Information


Reception Party


Participants and the accompanying persons are invited to the Reception Party on March 2 (Mon.), from 19:00 to 21:00 at Sakae-no-ma on the 4th floor of Nagoya Tokyu Hotel.


Welcome/Group Dinner


Welcome party and Group dinner (buffet-style) at Poster Sessions on March 3 (Tues.) and March 5 (Thurs.), respectively, will be served for free for the participants at Lounge of the Workshop site during the poster session (18:00-20:00) on March 3 and March 5. (The same poster presentation for both days)

Refreshments will also be available during the après-workshop free discussions (17:30-19:30) on March 6 (Fri.).




The participants and the accompanying persons are invited to the Banquet to be held at Room "Baroque" on the 3rd floor of Nagoya Tokyu Hotel in the evening 19:00-21:00 on March 4 (Wed.).

Shuttle Bus will leave Nagoya University at 18:15.


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.


12. Correspondence


For further correspondence and information please contact

SCGT 15 Secretariat,
KMI, Nagoya University