New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era
Hakone, Japan
December 3–8, 2012
The 30th Anniversary of Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Location and Venue
Background and Goals
Registration and Payment
Timeline (Important Dates)
Local Organizing Committee
Scientific Organizing Committee

The symposium will be held in The Prince Hakone, which is located by Ashi Lake in Hakone, Japan. Hakone, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, is located about 100 km south-westward from Tokyo. It is a popular sightseeing area where visitors can enjoy natural beauty and scenic views including Mt. Fuji, Ashi Lake and Owaku Valley.

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Cernicharo, J. (INTA-CSIC)

Combes, F. (Paris)

Dutrey, A. (Bordeaux)

Hayashi, M. (NAOJ)

Ho, P. T. P. (ASIAA)

Inutsuka, S. (Nagoya)

In 2012, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) in National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). In this occasion, we are going to have an international symposium entitled: New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era − The 30th Anniversary of Nobeyama Radio Observatory in the Hakone area of Japan from December 3 to December 8, 2012.

    As the above title indicates, the main purpose of this symposium is not to look back into the past achievements, but to discuss the new and future trends expected for Radio Astronomy on the basis of the initial outcomes of ALMA. The symposium will be held just after the ALMA “Cycle 1” operation, and hence, we will be able to enjoy hot discussions on new results in various research fields. At the same time, we will learn what complementary instruments we need or are planning in the ALMA era, and moreover, what project we should plan beyond the ALMA.

Iono, D.  (NAOJ)

Kohno, K.  (Tokyo) (Chair)

Kuno, N.  (NRO) (Vice Chair)

Matsui, K.  (NRO)

Saito, M.  (NAOJ)

Sakai, N.  (Tokyo)

Sekiguchi, K.  (NAOJ)

Tamura, Y.  (Tokyo)

Watanabe, Y. (Tokyo)

Please contact LOC (; replace “_at_” with “@”) if you have questions.

Kawabe, R. (NAOJ)

Komatsu, E. (Texas / MPIfA)

Lo, F. K. Y. (NRAO)

Scoville, N. (Caltech)

van Dishoeck, E. F. (Leiden)

Yamamoto, S. (Tokyo) (Chair)

Dec., 2011

Feb., 2012

Jul. 31, 2012

Oct. 10, 2012

Oct., 2012

Dec. 3-8, 2012

Feb. 28, 2013

The 1st announcement.

Selection of invited reviewers

and invited speakers.

Deadline for abstract submission

of contributed papers.

Deadline for payment.

Final program.

The symposium.

Deadline for proceeding submission

    We expect about 200 participants from all round the world. The symposium will mainly focus on various fields related with current and future radio astronomy, which include

  1. interstellar medium and astrochemistry

  2. formation of stars and planets

  3. the Milky Way and nearby galaxies

  4. active galactic nuclei and massive black holes

  5. galaxy formation and evolution

  6. cosmology

  7. instrumentation (single-dish telescopes, interferometers, new technologies on spectrometers and photon detectors).

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How to access

It takes approximately 4 hours by train and bus from the Narita Airport.  A travel guide is available.  The website provided by Prince Hakone may help you as well.


  1. Presentation files are uploaded. Go to Program page. (Feb. 23, 2013)

  2. A list of winners of the best poster award is uploaded. (Feb. 7, 2013)

  3. A conference photo (JPEG, 6.5 MB) is uploaded. (Dec. 8, 2012)

  4. Meeting points of the symposium buses at the airports is uploaded.  (Nov. 27, 2012)

  5. Authors’ guideline for proceedings is uploaded.  (Nov. 26, 2012)

  6. The abstract book is open.  (Nov. 16, 2012)

The List of Participants
  1. Keynote and invited speakers are listed in a separate page.

  2. Contributed talks.  The list is open.  Among 80 applications, the SOC selected 30 papers for the contributed talk and 6 for backups.  The selection is made by voting with supplementary considerations of various balancing issues.

  3. Poster presentations.  The list is open. 

Airport bus

We offer a bus between the Narita and/or Haneda airports and the venue.  The timetable and application form are available.  For the buses from Narita/Haneda to the hotel, you need a reservation up-front.  In that case, please inform us (; replace _at_ with @) of your flight and arrival time by Nov. 3rd.  Be sure that the bus will leave Narita/Haneda on time.  We will accept a reservation of the return bus from the hotel to Shinjuku at the conference venue.

Guideline for Presentations

Oral presentations

  1. Presentation time.  Please keep the allocated presentation time strictly.  Presentation time is as follows

  2. Keynote talk:  45 min  (35 min for presentation + 10 min for discussion)

  3. Invited talk:  25 min  (20 min for presentation + 5 min for discussion)

  4. Contributed talk:  15 min   (12 min for presentation and 3 min for discussion)

  5. PC.  Please use your PC for presentation.  During the break time, connect your PC to our projector and see whether your presentation is appropriately displayed on the screen.  If you would like to use PCs prepared by the symposium, please consult with LOC (

Poster presentations

  1. A poster board fits an A0-sized portrait poster (W: 84.1 cm, H: 118.9 cm).  Poster sessions are held on Monday (Dec. 3) and Thursday (Dec. 6).  Poster boards are available from Monday to Thursday.

  2. Good posters will be awarded.

Poster boards. A0-sized portrait posters are acceptable.