Please visit our website (http://www.2016icfpe.org/index.html) for the latest information on the Conference. All relevant information (registration, abstract submission, poster format, accommodation, travel & sightseeing) is available online.
Conference Program (Abstracts, Proceedings)
The Conferece Proceedings and Abstracts will be available on the website prior to the Conference. Participants will receive a copy of the Final Program with Conference material on site.
The Conference fee does not include insurance. Participants should determine their own insurance needs.
The Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) is officially appointed as the agent for accommodation. Conference participants are assured of a range of quality hotels and other accommodation at reasonable prices, which have been secured by JTB. A list of such accommodation will be available on our website during 2016 and will be constantly updated until the Conference. The website will also recommend some budget hotels that can be booked online. For more information, please vist ACCOMMODATIONS page.
Most airline networks fly to Japan. Tokyo has two convenient international airports (Narita and Haneda) that offer frequent limousine buses and trains. For access to Yonezawa, please check the visit VENUE+TRAVEL page.
Japan uses the Yen (JPY: ¥). You cannot exchange the Foreign currency in Yonezawa, so please exchange priory at airports. Card withdrawals can be made at some ATMs in Yonezawa.
Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in Eastern Japan*, and 60 in Western Japan** . Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.
*Eastern Japan : Mito, Tokyo, Yokohama, Tohoku, Hokkaido
**Western Japan : Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Kyushu
September is warm in Yonezawa. The average high and low temperatures are 24.9ºC/76.8ºF and 15.6ºC/60.1ºF. However, the Conference site is well air conditioned.
City of Yonezawa
Yonezawa is the southernmost city of Yamagata Prefecture of the Tohoku region of Japan. With hot summers and almost glacial winters Yonezawa residents experience the beauty of Japan's seasons and nature all year round.
Historically, Yonezawa was a prospering castle town overseen by the Uesugi clan for 400 years. Relics of this rich history still remain today and bring tourists from all over the world. Yonezawa is also famous for its many leisure spots such as the famous Onsen hot springs and ski resorts dotted around the city.
Yonezawa's cuisine such as Yonezawa's famous beef, Ramen and Soba Noodles are well known throughout Japan and fruits such as apples and grapes are also renowned.
We look forward to welcoming you to Yonezawa – a city in tune with both history and nature.
(Source of quote: http://www.yira-yonezawa.org/sightseeing/en/)