[6th circular] 17th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors

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6th Circular: LTD17
17th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors
Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan, July 17-21, 2017
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subject: reminder message on abstract submission
Dear Colleagues,
We are following up on the email we sent 10 days ago regarding the abstract submission on LTD17. We need to start making preparations for the conference and would ask you to please submit the abstract soon (2017/04/25). To submit an abstract, please go to the submission page linked from [http://www-x.phys.se.tmu.ac.jp/ltd17/wp/?page_id=17].

If you are in a big collaboration, e.g., more than 30 people, please send an author list to me. I’ll edit an abstract book directly after the submission. Please do not spend your precious time putting many names in the web form.

We plan to keep the abstract submission site open until around mid-May. However, all papers will be considered as poster candidates, i.e. post-deadline poster papers.

On other pieces of information, please also visit the website,
[http://www-x.phys.se.tmu.ac.jp/ltd17/wp/]
and read below.
[1] Workshop venue
Kurume city plaza in Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan

[2] Important dates
End of abstract submission: 25 April, 2017
(A post-deadline poster submission: mid-May, 2017)
Notification of acceptance: 21 May, 2017
End of early registration: 22 May, 2017
End of student-support application: 25 May, 2017
Announcement of final program: 10 June, 2017
Workshop dates: 17 – 21 July, 2017
(We will have a welcome reception in the evening of 16 July)

[3] Workshop formats:
The workshop will consist of plenary oral sessions and poster sessions. Oral sessions will contain three keynote talks, 11 invited talks, and about 75 contributed talks. About 200 posters can be presented in the poster session room throughout the workshop period. We plan to gather “poster promote videos” from authors and display them during the workshop.

[3.1] Keynote talks (35+5 min)
Richard L. Kelley (NASA/GSFC), Franz von Feilitzsch (TU Munich)

[3.2] Invited talks (25+5 min)
Jochem Baselmais (SRON), Carlo Bucci (INFN/LNGS), Toru Hara (NIMS), Johannes Hubmahr (NIST), Kunihiro Inomata (AIST/RIKEN), Sebastian Kempf (Heidelberg U), Yong-Ham Kim (IBS/KRISS), John (Ben) Mates (U Colorado), Raymond Strauss (MPI Munich), Masahiro Ukibe (AIST), Qing-Yuan Zhao (MIT)

[3.3] Contributed talks
We will allocate about 75 talks whose length will be either 16+4 or 12+3 min.

[3.4] Poster promotion videos
We will ask authors of posters to create a 1 minute Poster Promotion video for each poster. We plan to display those videos at multiple places in the workshop venue.

[4] Accommodations
We strongly recommend staying in a hotel in downtown Kurume city. Hotel reservations can be made from the registration page linked from [http://www-x.phys.se.tmu.ac.jp/ltd17/wp/?page_id=17].

[5] Welcome reception, lunch, and Banquet
We will have a welcome reception in the evening of 16 July (Sunday) and workshop banquet in the evening of 20 July (Thursday). Lunch will be served 17 to 21 July except on 19 July. Those are included in the registration fee.

[6] Excursion
We plan to have excursions in the afternoon of 19 July (Wednesday) to interesting places in and near Kurume. We prepare several choices, which are shown in [http://www-x.phys.se.tmu.ac.jp/ltd17/wp/?page_id=17]. Please select your favorite tour when you make registration. The fee is not included in registration fee.

[7] Papers
Special issues of Journal of Low Temperature Physics are planed for this workshop. All authors are asked to submit papers to the journal just after the workshop. All papers will have open access during a limited time interval.

[8] Registration fee
Early registration: 60000 yen for usual participants, and 40000 yen for students.
After deadline: 70000 yen for usual participants, and 46000 yen for students.

[9] Student support
We plan to support a limited number of students using donations from industries. The amount of support for one student will be equivalent to or a little smaller than the early registration fee of students. If you would like to apply, please access the following query form;[https://fs4.formsite.com/astrohqueryfrom/ltd17students/index.html].
You will be asked to enter your registration number, your abstract number, and the title of your paper, and to upload a certification letter written by your supervisor which confirms that you are a graduate student. We will make a decision around the time of final program announcement.

[10] Visas
If you need visas, please follow the instructions on the workshop web page.
We are looking forward to your registrations and abstract submissions,

Best wishes,
The local organizing committee,
K. Maehata (co chair), K. Empuku, N. Iyomoto, A. Kushino, T. Ishida,
H. Shishido, K. Mitsuda (chair), N.Y. Yamasaki, Y. Ishisaki,
Y. Ezoe, S. Yamada, H. Matsuo, Y. Sekimoto, H. Takahashi,
M. Ohno, M. Ohkubo, M. Ukibe, S. Kohjiro, M. Hidaka,
D. Fukuda, C. Otani, Y.-H. Kim. (co chair)

The workshop will be partly supported by
Kurume University, Inoue Foundation for Science, Institute for Basic Science (in Korea), JSPS #186 Committee, Society for Promotion of Space Science.

Student support will become possible with donations from, incl. TBC companies,
Niki Glass co.ltd, STAR Cryoelectronics, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, High Precision Devices Inc., and more.

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