Conference venue

The 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference will be held in the Epochal Tsukuba International Congress Center in Tsukuba City, Japan, from Thursday, July 31 to Thursday, August 7, 2003. The entrance to the conference venue is opened at 8:00 AM, and the conference rooms are available from 9:00 AM during the conference.
More information on the conference facilities is obtained from here, Epochal Tsukuba Home page.

5.1 Conference Office
During the conference, the ICRC Headquarters is located at conference room 404 of the conference venue. All inquiries during the conference should be sent to:
                              Telephone: 029–861–0606
                              TeleFax: 029–861–0601
(In the region around Tsukuba, you can dial 861-xxxx directly, removing the area code (029). From abroad, please include the country code for Japan and the Tsukuba area code: +81-29-861-xxxx. )
The office will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM during the conference. Messages for delegates will only be accepted by FAX, not by email or phone. The messages will be put on the Notice Board, which is placed near the registration desk.

5.2 Registration Desk at the Conference
The registration area will be located in the entrance hall of the conference venue. At registration, delegates will receive a conference bag containing a CDROM of the conference proceedings, a conference identification badge, an invitation to the Welcome Reception, and a booklet of the conference program. Registered accompanying persons will receive a conference identification badge and an invitation to the Welcome Reception. Tickets for the optional tours and the Conference Banquet will also be provided at the registration desk if they are applied before the conference. The opening hours of the registration desk are as follows:

Wednesday, July 30


Thursday, July 31


Friday, August 1 to Thursday, August 7


Hardcopy Proceedings are distributed at conference room 202 on July 31st and the cloak-room from August 1st to 7th.

5.3 Notice Board
The Notice Board will be placed near the registration desk. Important information, such as schedules for the conference bus and courtesy buses of hotels and changes of program, will be put on the board. Faxes to delegates, which arrive at the conference office, will also be put there.

5.4 Computer Room
We will prepare computer terminals (Windows PC) connected to the Internet at conference room 201, which are available from July 31st to August 6th. The opening hours for the room from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM. The number of terminals will be limited to about 10. Instead, 10–20 LAN cables (RJ45) connected to a switching HUB are available. Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b, SSID:tsukuba) is also available in the open areas around the halls. Connection in the conference rooms is not guaranteed. No LAN cards will be provided. On August 7th, only wireless LAN is available.
LCD projectors are available for presenters to test the connection between their laptop PCs and the projectors.

5.5 Travel Desk
The Travel Desk of the Travel Agency, JTB, will be open in the conference venue. They can be consulted about travels, transportation, and any problems with hotel accommodation. Some optional tours, technical visits, and programs for accompanied person may be reserved at Travel Desk if they still have the available seats. Tickets to Narita Airport can be also reserved there.

5.6 Post Office
 A Post office will be open in the conference venue at lunch time on July 31st and August 7th. It is limited to the mail service.
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