August 20(Mon.) -25 (Sat.), 2012, Fukuoka, Japan
Conference Web Page:
Hosted by IUPAP, Kyushu Univ., RIKEN-Nishina Center, RCNP, JICFuS, Fukuoka city

Second Circular

This is the second announcement of the 20th International IUPAP Conference on Few-Body problems in Physics.
The conference will be held at Fukuoka International Congress Center in Fukuoka city, Japan from August 20th to 25th, 2012.
The first conference of this series took place in London in 1959 and subsequent meetings were held in Brela (1967), Birmingham (1969), Budapest (1971), Los Angeles (1972), Laval (1974), Delhi (1976), Graz (1978), Eugene (1980), Karlsruhe (1983), Sendai (1986), Vancouver (1989), Adelaide (1992), Williamsburg (1994), Groningen (1997), Taipei (2000), Durham (2003), Santos (2006) and Bonn (2009).

1. Topics
-QCD in Few-Body Systems
-Hadron Structure
-Few-Hadron Systems and Their Interactions
-Strange and Exotic Systems
-Few-Nucleon Systems and Their Interactions
-Light Nuclei: Structure and Reaction
-Effective Field Theory
-Relativistic Aspects of Few-Body Systems
-Atom-Molecular Systems and Cold Atoms
-Nuclear Astrophysics
-Methods in Few-Body Systems
-Other Related Topics

2. Conference Venue
The scientific program of the conference will be held in the building Fukuoka International Congress Center which belongs to the foundation of the Fukuoka Convention Center, which is located in the Fukuoka city.
Fukuoka city is situated on the northern shore of the island Kyushu in Japan.
As for the access to Fukuoka International Congress Center, please visit the following URL:

3. Structure of Conference
The scientific program of the conference is organized in plenary and parallel sessions. Plenary talks are by invitation only.
Parallel sessions will feature invited speakers and presentations of research selected from abstracts submitted to the conference.
In addition to the conference presentations there will also be a poster session.

4. Invited Speakers (We list only confirmed invited speakers)
S. Bacca (TRIUMF)
D. Blume (Washington State Univ.)
J. Carbonell (CNRS/LPSC)
T. Doi (RIKEN)
E. Epelbaum (Ruhr Univ. Bochum)
F. Ferlaino (Univ. Innsbruck)
H. Fynbo (Aarhus Univ.)
M. Hori (MPQ)
T. Hyodo (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
Y. Ilieva (Univ. South Carolina)
D. Jido (YITP, Kyoto Univ.)
R. Lazauskas (IPHC, IN2P3-CNRS)
R. Machleidt (Univ. Idaho)
T. Myo (Osaka Inst. Tech.)
T. Nagae (Kyoto Univ.)
S.N. Nakamura (Tohoku Univ.)
T. Nakamura (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
M. Naruki (KEK)
H. Noumi (RCNP, Osaka Univ.)
S. Quaglioni(LLNL)
T. Rijken (Radboud Univ. Nijmegen)
H. Sakurai (Univ. Tokyo/RIKEN)
K. Sekiguchi (Tohoku Univ.)
H. Simon (GSI)
H. Witala (Jagiellonian Univ.)

5. Abstract Submission
All participants are invited to submit abstracts of their contributions.
The abstract contributions should be submitted either as PDF or MS-Word files via the conference web site. LaTeX and MS-Word templates can be downloaded from the web site.

The submission of the abstract via conference web site will be open in February 20, 2012.

To submit abstract, you need to register and have your account via the conference web site. (See below.)
Part of the received contributions will be selected for oral presentations.
A fraction of those not selected will be recommended for a poster presentation.
The decision will be communicated to the authors by email.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2012.

6. Proceedings
The conference proceedings will include invited and selected papers as well as a list of posters. It will be published in the Journal “Few-Body Systems”. A copy of the proceedings will be sent to each registered participant.

7. Registration
In order to attend the conference it is absolutely necessary to complete the on-line registration through the conference web page. Since the final circular will be sent to those who register, we strongly recommend you to register as soon as possible.

Registration can be made through the conference web page by the following procedure:
(1) Visit the conference web page.
(2) Click the [Registration] button.
(3) Click the [Go to the Registration Page] button to enter an entry page to web-registration system.
(4) Follow instructions for “a First Time User of this system” to create a new Login ID.
(5) After making your account, you will be automatically logged in My page, from which you can modify your information, submit your abstracts, make a reservation for your accommodation, and pay registration fee by a credit card.

Once you have a Login ID, you can login to My Page from the entry page, which can be reached through the conference web page by the procedure (1)-(3) above.

8. Registration fee
The fee covers the conference dinner (for conference participants) and proceedings.

Early registration fee (until 20 July):
35,000 Japanese Yen (Regular)
20,000 Japanese Yen (Students)

After 21 July: Registration fee:
40,000 Japanese Yen (Regular)
25,000 Japanese Yen (Students)

You can pay the registration fee via the conference web page. On-line payment is only accepted by credit card. Available credit cards are:

If you have no credit card, please contact the FB20 secretary.

A reduced fee may also be granted to people who need support for participating in the conference. If this is the case please contact the organizers as soon as possible.

Accompanying persons are welcome to participate in the conference dinner (5,000 Japanese Yen). The cost can be paid either through the on-line payment or at the registration desk by cash or credit card.

9. Accommodation
You can make a hotel reservation for your accommodation through the conference web page, where you can find that a travel agency ‘JTB’ provides some nice accommodations.

You can also arrange accommodation by yourself. For example, you can visit the following URL:

10. Committees

Local Organizing Committee
K. Sagara (Kyushu Univ.) chair
S. Ishikawa (Hosei Univ.) vice chair
H. Kamada (Kyushu Inst. Tech.) vice chair
E. Hiyama (RIKEN) scientific secretary
A. Tamii (RCNP, Osaka Univ.) scientific secretary
K. Harada (Kyushu Univ.)
Y. Maeda (Miyazaki Univ.)
T. Wakasa (Kyushu Univ.)
M. Yahiro (Kyushu Univ.)

Scientific Program Committee
T. Fukuda (Osaka E.C. Univ.) chair
S. Hashimoto (KEK)
E. Hiyama (RIKEN)
S. Ishikawa (Hosei Univ.)
H. Kamada (Kyushu Inst. Tech.)
Y. Kino (Tohoku Univ.)
T. Myo (Osaka Inst. Tech.)
T. Nakano (RCNP, Osaka Univ.)
H. Noumi (RCNP, Osaka Univ.)
M. Oka (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
T. Otsuka (CNS, Univ. Tokyo)
K. Sagara (Kyushu Univ.)
K. Sekiguchi (Tohoku Univ.)
S. Shimoura (CNS, Univ. Tokyo)
Y. Takahashi (Kyoto Univ.)
S. Takeuchi (Japan Coll. Soc. Work)
A. Tamii (RCNP, Osaka Univ.)
M. Ueda (Univ. Tokyo)
T. Uesaka (RIKEN)

International Advisory Committee
B. Ananthanarayan, Bangalore, India
E.J. Beise, Maryland, USA
V.B. Belyaev, Dubna, Russia
H. Bhang, Seoul, Korea
V. Bernard, Orsay, France
M.C. Birse, Manchester, UK
E. Braaten, Columbus, USA
J. Carbonell, Saclay, France
L.S. Cardman, Newport News, USA
J.A. Carlson, Los Alamos, USA
J.W. Chen, Taipei, Taiwan
Ch. Elster, Athens, USA
V. Flambaum, Sydney, Australia
A.C. Fonseca, Lisbon, Portugal
H. Gao, Durham, USA
B.F. Gibson, Los Alamos, USA
C.H. Greene, Boulder, USA
R. Grimm, Innsbruck, Austria
H.-W. Hammer, Bonn, Germany
B. Hoistad, Uppsala, Sweden
C.R. Howell, Durham, USA
A.S. Jensen, Aarhus, Denmark
N. Kaiser, Munich, Germany
N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, Groningen, The Netherlands
A. Kievsky, Pisa, Italy
U. van Kolck, Tucson, USA
D. Lee, Raleigh, USA
T.-S.H. Lee, Argonne, USA
V. Mandelzweig, Jerusalem, Israel
T. Mart, Depok, Indonesia
Ulf.-G. Meissner, Bonn, Germany
R.G. Milner, Cambridge, USA
K. S. Myint, Mandalay, Myanmar
P. von Neumann-Cosel, Darmstadt, Germany
M. Oka, Tokyo, Japan
A.K. Opper, Washington, USA
G. Orlandini, Trento, Italy
E. Oset, Valencia, Spain
A. Ramos, Barcelona, Spain
D.-O. Riska, Helsinki, Finland
C.D. Roberts, Argonne, USA
H. Sakai, Tokyo, Japan
G. Salme, Rome, Italy
R. Schiavilla, Norfolk, USA
A. Schwenk, Darmstadt, Germany
N.N. Scoccola, Buenos Aires, Argentina
S.A. Sofianos, Pretoria, South Africa
A.W. Thomas, Adelaide, Australia
R.G.E. Timmermans, Groningen, The Netherlands
L. Tomio, Sao Paulo, Brazil
M. Ueda, Tokyo, Japan
H. Witala, Cracow, Poland
Y. Yan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
J.-H. Yoon, Inchon, Korea
Z. Zhao, Beijing, China
B. Zou, Beijing, China

11. Social Program
We have left Wednesday afternoon free for social events. We do not plan to have an organized tour but rather will provide suggestions for possible activities.

12. Important Dates
Start of abstract submission: February 20, 2012
Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2012
Deadline for Early registration: July 20, 2012
Deadline for the registration: August 10, 2012
Beginning of the meeting: August 20, 2012
Conference dinner: August 23, 2012
Deadline for proceedings: September 30, 2012
Registration desk will be open in the evening of August 19, 2012.

13. VISA information
Please check visa requirements in due time and acquire the visa prior to your entry to Japan. The web site of the ministry of foreign affairs of Japan is:

If you need an official letter of personal invitation for the visa application, please contact the FB20 secretariat as soon as possible.

14. Correspondence:
FB20 Secretariat:
A. Tamii and E. Hiyama
Postal Address:
K. Sagara
Department of Physics, Kyushu University
Hakozaki 6-10-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan

15. Satellite Workshop
After FB20 Conference, the following international workshop will be held:

‘International Workshop on Nuclear Physics with Strangeness’
August 27(Mon)-29(Wed), 2012, Neyagawa, Osaka
Host institute: Osaka Electro-Communication University
Partial support: The Inoue Foundation for Science and Research Center for Nuclear Physics of Osaka University.
T. Fukuda (Osaka E-C), T. Harada (Osaka E-C), E. Hiyama (RIKEN),
T. Motoba (Osaka E-C), H. Noumi (Osaka)
Contact address:,
(The first circular including homepage address will be distributed in March.)

The 20th International Conference on
Few-Body Problems in Physics (FB20),
August 20th-25th, 2012, Fukuoka, Japan

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