On the first day of TCP 2011 (March 11th), a devastating earthquake hit us. It happened around 3 p.m., just after the third presentation of the program. Considering the severity of the situation at that time, we had no choice but to cancel the rest of the program.
Although this circumstance was totally unexpected, the participants remained calm in the sudden disaster. We greatly appreciate their patience and understanding. We also appreciate the warm and supportive messages that people from all over the world have been sending us. All of the staff members are fine.
Following our original plan, we will publish the proceedings of TCP 2011 in November 2011. The proceedings will contain all of the papers that were presented or scheduled to be presented at TCP 2011, including the ones of the two guest speakers, namely, Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland) and Hisatsugu Kitahara (Keio University).
Additionally, TCP 2012 will be held on March 9 and 10 at Keio University in Tokyo next year as scheduled. This is because many parts of Tokyo have been recovering from the disaster and judging by present circumstances, there should not be any impediments to holding of the conference. We will post the Call for Papers for TCP 2012 in our blog and poster in July.
We hope many people will participate in TCP 2012, and would like to ask all of you to consider submitting an abstract to the next TCP. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next conference.
Yukio Otsu Lab