ICNN2011 - The 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics
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The study on the neural dynamics for understanding communication in terms of complex hetero systems
RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Tamagawa University Global Center of Excellence (GCOE)
Cognitive Neurodynamics, Springer
FIRST, Aihara Innovative Mathematical Modelling Project
Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science
Japanese Neural Network Society
International Neural Network Society (INNS)
Chinese Society for Neuroscience

On-line registration closed
If you have any questions, please ask to iccn2011@ec-pro.co.jp

On-line registration will be closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 24:00 (JST). 
On and after May 19, 2011, please visit the registration desk at the conference venue for on-site registration.
(Payment should be done in Japanese yen in cash or by valid credit card.)

Notification on conference registration for participants as the authors of accepted papers

Each paper needs registration of at least one author until May 2.
If there is no author registration, the paper is removed from the program and abstract booklet as announced before.

If the author faces any serious difficulty in participation due to public situation such as transportation, please contact the conference office (iccn2011@ec-pro.co.jp).
If the contact is before May 20 and the situation is inevitable, the cancellation can be accepted as an exception to the general cancellation policy. In this cancellation, the registration fee is refundable. His/her paper will not be included in the proceedings while the paper appears in abstract booklet.
Cancellation due to any private reason cannot be accepted.

Registration fees
After Apr. 26
May. 3, 2011
Regular participants
JPY 50,000

[1] Conference registration for regular participants
The registration fee is Japanese Yen (JPY) ¥40,000 for regular participants and JPY ¥20,000 for students before the Early-bird registration ends (May. 2, 2011) by credit card (VISA, AMEX, MASTER and JCB), which includes a copy of the proceedings, reception, coffee break, daily meals and banquet. All registration fee will be JPY ¥50,000 after the deadline.
Organizing committee members and co-sponsoring society members are kindly requested to register in their respective categories.

[2] Conference registration for accompanying persons
The registration fee for an accompanying person, such as a family member, is JPY 20,000, which includes meals and the reception/banquet. Please fill in the relevant names as applicable. Conference participants with two or more accompanying persons are kindly requested to inform the Secretariat by e-mail (iccn2011@ec-pro.co.jp).

[3] Accommodation
Only twin rooms are available. Accommodation fees per night are JPY 12,000 for single occupancy and JPY 8,500 per person for double occupancy. In the case of double occupancy, the full fee (i.e., 8,500 × 2 = JPY 17,000) must be paid in advance by one occupant. If the other occupant has already applied for accommodation, please specify his/her name only.

[4] Shuttle bus service
Shuttle bus services are provided between New Chitose Airport and Hilton Niseko Village (JPY 2,000 each way). Advance reservations are required.

Departure times on June 9: 13:00, 15:30 New Chitose Airport → Hilton Niseko Village
Departure times on June 13: 9:00, 11:30 Hilton Niseko Village → New Chitose Airport

Sales end on May 20 (Fri.), 2011.
If vacant seats are available after the deadline, your reservation will be accepted.

[5] Additional proceedings
If additional copies of the proceedings are required, please specify the desired number of copies on the conference/hotel registration form and pay (JPY 3,000 per copy) in advance. If the mailing address is different from the contact address provided in the general information section, please provide the complete address details in the relevant column.
The Secretariat will not be responsible for failed delivery due to incomplete or incorrect addresses.

[6] Excursion
An excursion to Mt. Usu Nishiyama crater walkway is scheduled for the afternoon of June 11 (before dinner). Please indicate the number of any accompanying persons joining the excursion. The fee is JPY 2,000 per person.
For details of the experience, see http://www.vjy2010.jp/eng/detail/N00016.php.

Sales end on May 20 (Fri.), 2011.
If vacant seats are available after the deadline, your reservation will be accepted.

Payment method
Only credit card payments are accepted for conference/hotel registration. If a credit card cannot be used due to local restrictions, please fill in the on-site payment form and send it to the Secretariat by fax or e-mail.
Credit cards will be charged in May 2011; please check your balance for confirmation at this time. The charging party will be JTB Hokkaido.

Please specify the type of any receipt required for the conference registration fee on the form. It will be sent as an e-mail attachment once the credit card charge has been applied in May 2011.

Food preferences
A variety of buffet-style food will be provided. Please specify any dietary restrictions related to religion and/or health. No guarantee can be made that all requests will be met fully.

Students/Young Researcher Travel Awards
Those wishing to apply for Travel Awards should specify the title of the submitted paper and send a letter of recommendation to the Secretariat by fax or e-mail. (iccn2011@ec-pro.co.jp)
The recommendation letter must be sent until Feb 10, 2011 by using the format file.
The relevant amount of money will be subtracted from the registration fee of award winners.

Entry visas
In regard to entry visas, please see the following webpage for a list of countries and regions that have visa exemption arrangements with Japan: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html.
If you are not sure whether you need a visa to enter Japan, please contact the diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) in your country or area of residence (http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/over/index.html).
If you need an entry visa to Japan, please click the “Yes” button on Form and send your CV in pdf format and Visa Requirements sheet to iccn2011@ec-pro.co.jp.

Meals (included in registration fee) JPY15,000

Meals included on the following dates
June 9 dinner (social)
June 10 Lunch, dinner (social)
June 11 Lunch, dinner (social)
June 12 Lunch, dinner (social)
Cancellation policy

■For Conference Registration
Cancellations of Conference Registration cannot be accepted for any reason. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable in all cases.

■For Hotels
Please inform Secretariat of any cancellations of Hotel registration as soon as possible by fax or e-mail. (iccn2011@ec-pro.co.jp). You are required to pay the cancellation fees according to the policy