ICMPC10 Conference Program

Last Revised:   2008/08/25 13:50 GMT

Conference Program Files (Final Version)

The Conference Program & Schedule can be accesed from the files in the following table.
See explanation for details of the contents.
Update: 2008/08/24-5
  1. There are some new cancellations in the program.
  2. The current version lists the Young Researcher Award (YRA) winners.
    Award presentations will be given in session 3PM3-R01 (Aug.27, 17:30--19:00).
  3. This website will be updated throughout the conference. Please check this page and the revision date at the top for latest changes.
 (Revised: 2008/08/25)
Master Excel file of the Conference Program. This file consists of the following worksheets.
Program Timetable of the entire conference (pages 1-5 of the PDF version).
Poster Timetable of poster presentation & demonstration sessions (pages 6-8 of the PDF version).
Presentation Lists of authors and titles (with links to timetables), in order of presentation ID's.
Index1 Author index 1: expanded version with links to timetables.
Index2 Author index 2: contracted version (no links).
Chair List of session chairs.
Cancel List of Cancelled presentations.
"Light" version of Program.xls, with only the timetable worksheets Program & Poster.
PDF version of the conference timetable, generated from worksheets Program & Poster.
Each page of the file corresponds to one day of the conference.
  • Pages 1-5: Timetable of the entire conference schedule (Aug. 25 (Day 1) -- Aug.29 (Day 5)).
    The timetable lists individual oral presentations & symposiums but not posters & demos (see below).
  • Pages 6-8: Timetable of poster presentation & demonstration sessions (Days 2, 3 and 5).
The pages are printable on A4 size paper.
The printed characters would be tiny and difficult to read, so please enlarge accordingly upon viewing or printing.
PDF version of the list of chairs, generated from the Chair worksheet.
HTML files generated from the Excel file above.
Timetable.html Timetable of the entire conference schedule (Program worksheet)
Poster.html Timetable of poster presentation & demonstration sessions (Poster worksheet)
Author.html Author index (contracted version: Index2 worksheet)
Note:   These HTML files are provided only for the convenience of quick showing on your browser, and is not suitable for extensive use, nor are guaranteed to work on all browsers. Possible problems include:
  • No links are provided.
  • Not suitable for printout.
  • May not show properly if the browser's font size setting is mismatched.
  • Some ruled lines will not show properly on certain browsers.
  • May not show properly if the browser cannot handle Japanese character code.
    This is because the pages were generated in a Japanese character environment, and control sequences in Japanese code cannot be avoided.

About the Conference Program

Session Names and Presentation ID's

  • All presentations have associated "Presentation ID"s of the following forms.
    1PM2-R01-2          3AM2-R10-04          5PM1-S02-10
    In the timetables, the presentation ID's can be reconstructed from their components, e.g. "1PM2", "R01", "2" listed in the block headings.
  • The first component of the presentation ID (1PM2, 3AM2, 5PM1 in the above examples) shows the time slot of the session.
    The first number is the conference day number (1 to 5, corresponding to Aug.25 to 29), and AM/PM correspond to morning/afternoon sessions. The last number is the session number within that time block.
    In the above examples:
    1PM2     Day 1 (Aug. 25), second session in the afternoon.
    3AM2     Day 3 (Aug. 27), second session in the morning.
    5PM1     Day 5 (Aug. 29), first session in the afternoon.
    See the timetables for the actual starting and ending time of each session.
  • The second component (R01, R10, S02) is the room number.
    R01 is room #1 and R10 is room #10 (of the main venue).
    For Day 5 at the additional venue, S01 & S02 stand for "Spaces #1 & #2", and A01 & A02 stand for "Atriums #1 & #2".
    These room numbers are for conference use only, and the actual room numbers/names of the buildings are given below (they are also in the headline of the timetables).
  • Thse time slot and room number component combined, e.g., 1PM2-R01, is the Session Name.
  • The number in the final component (2, 04, 10) is the serial number within the session.
    • For oral presentations, the number corresponds to the presentation order.
      Each presentation has 30 mins.; so presentation numbers 1, 2, 3, ... will start at 0, 30, 60 mins. from the session start time.
      Oral sessions with empty slots for the first presentation will start 30 mins. later than the session start time.
    • For posters, this is the board number allocated for presentation.
      The odd/even numbers correspond to the presentation sessions as follows.
      ParityPresentation Sessions
      odd numbers2AM2-(R7-R13),  5AM2-S02
      even numbers3AM2-(R7-R13),  5PM1-S02
      For demonstrations, the number is insignificant because a demonstration occupies a single room during the session.
      Posters & demos have the whole session length for presentation.
    • Symposium position papers also have their serial numbers, but only for bookkeeping purposes.
      The presentation order and time can be freely arranged by the symposium organizer.
      Thus, the serial numbers for symposia are not listed in the timetable.
  • Presentation ID's for Symposium Participants
    In the author index and other places, symposium participants (organizers, speakers, discussants & panelists) have presentation ID entries of the following form.
    The above example means that the person will participate in symposium #4 (SY04) held in session 2PM1-R01.
    Note; "SUMMARY-4" in the Proceedings means that the article is the summary of Symposium 4.
    If this person is a speaker and has a position paper, then its presentation ID (e.g., 2PM1-R01-05) is also listed in the index.

Submission ID Numbers

  • The submission ID numbers (four digit numbers e.g., 1001, 1234) are removed from the timetables in the current version.
  • They are retained in the Presentation and Index1 worksheets for the convenience of presenters who may want to search their submissions using them.
  • The submission ID's are also used in the actual file names in the Proceedings CD-ROM.
    So look up the ID number to find what presentation the file belongs to.

Finding a Presentation

  • When looking for a presentation with a particular presentation ID, submission ID, author, or keyword in the title, use the standard string search facilities equipped in Excel, PDF readers, or Web browsers.
  • In the master Excel file (Program.xls), the worksheets Presentation & Index1 have links associated with presentation/submission ID's.
    Click these links to jump to the corresponding position in the Program and Poster worksheets.
    To move back & forth between the jumped location and previous position, use "Alt+left/right arrow" (keep the "Alt" key pressed and hit either the left or right arrow key).
  • The PDF and HTML versions do not have such links embedded.

Cancelled Presentations

  • Presentations cancelled after the editing of conference material were finalized are retained in the program files, shown with a gray background.
  • The titles, abstracts and papers for these presentations appear in the CD-ROM Proceedings, Abstract Book and Program Booklet, but will not be presented at the conference.
  • Presentations cancelled before the finalization are removed from the program files.

Presentation Rooms & Spaces

  • Days 1 to 4 (Aug.25 to 28) will be held at the main venue (Hokkaido University),
    while Day 5 (Aug.29) will be at the additional venue (Glass Pyramid, Moerenuma Park).
  • The room assignments for the sessions are as follows.
    Venue Oral Presentation Poster Presentation1) Demonstration3)
    Main Venue R01: Room 1 (Auditorium)
    R02: Room 2 (E208)
    R03: Room 3 (E214)
    R04: Room 4 (E308)
    R05: Room 5 (E311)
    R06: Room 6 (En-Yu Lounge)4)
    R07: Room 7 (E207)
    R08: Room 8 (E215)
    R09: Room 9 (E216)
    R10: Room 10 (E306)
    R11: Room 11 (E307)
    R12: Room 12 (E312)
    R13: Room 13 (E313)
    R14: Room 14 (E314)2)
    R15: Room 15 (E315)2)
    R16: Room 16 (N242)
    R17: Room 17 (N232)
    R18: Room 18 (N244)
    Additional Venue S01: Space 1
    A01: Atrium 1
    S02: Space 22)  
    1) All posters can be kept on display on their assigned boards during Day 1 to 4 (Aug.25 to 28).
    (presentation sessions are separted by serial number parity)
    2) Poster presentations for Day 5 (Aug.29) are to be displayed in Rooms 14 & 15 till Day 4 (Aug.28) afternoon, and then will be moved to the Additional Venue (S02) by the conference staff.
    3) Each demonstration will occupy a single room (Rooms 16-18).
    4) Room 6 will be used for "Rencon" events (1PM1, 3PM1).
    * Atrium 2 at the Additional Venue will be used for concert events.

Presentation Equipment

  • Oral presentations (including symposia) at the main venue will have the following equipment available.
    • LED projector (RGB 15-pin connector): for showing computer display output.
    • OHP (Overhead projector)
    • Audio output (stereo mini-plug): connectable to computer audio output jacks.
    • Document camera (visual presenter)
    • DVD/CD, VHS (NTSC) players
  • Oral presentations at Space 1 of the additional venue (S01) will have the same equipment as listed above.
    Oral presentations at Atrium 1 of the additional venue (A01) will have only the LED projector and audio output.
  • The size of the board for poster presentations is 220cm(H) * 180cm(W) (7'4" * 6'0").
  • By default, no equipment facilities for poster presentations will be provided.
  • Demonstration rooms will have the following equipment and facilities.
    • LED projector (RGB 15-pin connector)
    • Audio output (stereo mini-plug): connectable to computer audio output jacks.
      The output will come from TV monitor speakers. More high-quality audio output should be prepared by the presenter.
    • DVD/CD, VHS (NTSC) players
    • Meeting tables, blackboard.
      The projector screen hangs in front of the blackboard, so only one can be used at the same time.
  • The electric power at the conference venue is 100V / 50Hz.
    Power plugs are of types A & B, which is the same as in USA (but different from most European countries) --- see below for details.