We are pleased to inform you that the 8th ICFA Seminar on "Future Perspectives in High Energy Physics" will be held in Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, from Wednesday September 28th to Saturday October 1st, 2005.
1. Scientific Program
The seminar will consist of plenary talks reviewing the current status of a broad range of topics in High Energy Physics, including current status of laboratories, neutrinos, future colliders, hadron colliders, international linear collider, lepton colliders, non-accelerator and astro-particle physics, computing and networking, advanced accelerator technology, and scientific facilities and global collaboration. The talks will be given by invited speakers of recognized status in their field.
- A temporary list of scientific program is posted at the web site;
- Presentations (Speakers)
We will support both electronic presentations and transparencies, but electronic presentation is preferred. We ask all speakers to inform the Conference secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the format used for their talk as soon as possible.
For electronic presentations, a Windows-XP laptop computer will centralize the presentations and will be used for the projection during the talk. The formats supported are Powerpoint and PDF.
We ask all speakers to provide their presentation files at least 24 hours before their talks, which is required to check for and to fix possible problems. The files can be either:
- sent by an email to the secretary (email@example.com); (caution: the mail system would not deliver a file the size of which is more than 10 MB)
For PDF files, please remember that the landscape mode is far better suited for on-screen projection.
For transparency presentations, the slides will be scanned during the days following the speaker's talk. To facilitate this, we ask the speakers to give us the transparencies or a full copy of it. Please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions or problems.
The venue is the Seminar (Lecture) Hall, 1st floor of the Computing Center Building (Building No. 5 on the map) of the Kyungpook National University. The entrance to the Lecture Hall is located in the west side of the building.
This Seminar is open to only invited guest. On-line Registration for the 8th ICFA Seminar can be made through the web site (http://chep.knu.ac.kr/ICFA-Seminar/). Invited speakers and invited guests are kindly requested to use the on-line registration by August 31, 2005, for LOC's preparation of the event. On-site registration desks will be available in a corner of the Hall in front of the venue. Upon registration a package of name tags and some information will be distributed.
4. Social Events
4.1. Welcome reception
The organizing committee invites all participants to a welcome reception in the corner of the Hall in front of the venue at 7 pm on Wednesday. The reception starts when the scientific programme closes for the day.
The concert "Strings and Superstrings" by Jack Liebeck (Violinist) and Kotaro Fukuma (Pianist) is planed at 15:30-17:00 on Thrusday September 29 in the Concert Hall of Kyungpook National University. Before the concert, there is an introduction to Einstein by Professor Brian Foster (Oxford Univ.). Although it is meant for the youngsters and general public, all participants are cordially invited to the concert.
The organizing committee invites all participants to a banquet in the Grand hotel at 7 pm on Friday September 30. The traditional art performance is scheduled during the banquet. After facility tour (CHEP), the transportation will be provided.
5. Facility Tours
Campus Tours of Kyungpook National University including CHEP and Pohang Accelerator Laboratory are planned on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
5.1. Center for High Energy Physics (CHEP) in Kyungpook National University
Date and Time: 3:30-6:00 PM, September 30, 2005 Campus Tour including Supercomputing Center and Museum (This tour program may be changed if there is some development before the Seminar date) Transportation to the Hotel for the Banquet after the tour will be provided. More information will be announced during the Seminar.
5.2. Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL) in Pohang
Date and Time: 2:00-6:00 PM, October 1, 2005 Transportation to and from PAL will be provided in front of the Computing Center Building. More detailed information will be announced during the Seminar.
Several options for sightseeing tour program are available on the Conference web site. Those who want to go out for sightseeing after the Seminar will be asked to sign-up at the registration desks first day of the Seminar. Some tours may be cancelled if there are no more than 15 persons registered. Those who signed up for the cancelled tours will be asked to take other courses of tour.
7. Computing and Networking
For attendees bringing their laptops, wireless DHCP connections will be available on the Conference site. For other people, a few desktop PC's running ssh terminal and web browser will be provided on site. A nearby computing room in the Computing Center with desktops can be arranged for the attendees during the Seminar.
Transportation service between the Seminar Venue and the hotels will be provided. The bus from the hotel will leave at 8:30 am and returned 10 min after finishing the day schedule.
Two hotels are blocked for the Seminar and on-line reservations are possilbe
$85.00 for double or twin (not including the breakfast: $12.00)
※ Grand Hotel is fully booked.
$60.00 for twin (all rooms) (not including the breakfast: $12.00)
It is strongly recommended to make reservation at either of the hotels as soon as possible. Hotel information is available on the ICFA seminar web page (http://chep.ac.kr/ICFA-Seminar/). Korean participants would find accommodations nearby the campus or in any part of the city at your convenience. If hotel rooms are not available, please contact the Secretriat.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are member of ILCSC, ICFA, and FALC Resource Group, we recommend to make a reservation in the Daegu-Grand Hotel (http://www.taegugrand.co.kr).
Three meetings are co-located with the Seminar. Information on the planned meetings is given as follows:
10.1. ILCSC Meeting
10.2. ICFA Meeting
10.3. Meeting of Resource Group for the International Linear Collider
- Lunches: Lunches will be available at several campus restaurants and tickets should be purchased at the restaurants. More information on the location and prices will be announced at the registration desk. There are a number of restaurants and cafes are located nearby three gates of the campus.
- Visa: People from some countries (based on his/her nationality) may be required to obtain Visa to Korea. Please consult with the Korean Embassy or Consulates nearby and if it is required, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat for a signed invitation letter as soon as possible.
For any other practical problem, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat (email@example.com). We will try to help you as much as we can.