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************** SENDAI03 FINAL CIRCULAR **************

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June 16-18 (Monday to Wednesday), 2003
Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan

This is the FINAL announcement of the international symposium on "Electrophoto-production of Strangeness on Nucleons and Nuclei" hosted by the department of physics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in June 2003.

The symposium is motivated by recent progresses of the research on electrophoto-production of strangeness at GeV electron-beam facilities as well as extensive theoretical investigation in the field.

The symposium will focus on the strangeness production processes and strangeness nuclear physics by the electromagnetic interaction. It is planned as a small-sized international symposium with an intention to serve an opportunity for intensive discussions in an informal atmosphere. Both experimentalists and theorists in the field are expected to get together, and exchange information on recent activities and discuss future prospects of the related fields.

1. Symposium topics

2. Invited speakers

C. Bennhold (G. Washington)   V. Crede (Bonn)
F. Garibaldi (Rome)   B.F. Gibson (Los Alamos)
E. Hiyama (KEK)   E.V. Hungerford (Houston)
H. Lohner (Groningen)   S. Marcello (Torino)
P. Markowitz (FIU)   T. Mart (Jakarta)
M.D. Mestayer (Jlab)   T. Motoba (Osaka EC)
T. Nakano (RCNP,Osaka)   A. Ramos (Barcelona)
B. Saghai (Saclay)   R. Schumacher (CMU)
M. Sotona (Praha)   L. Tang (Hampton)
H. Toki (RCNP, Osaka)      

3. Symposium schedule and Scientific program

The main session of the symposium, which is held at the Sendai International Center, will start at 9:00 am of June 16th, Monday, 2003 and continue through the late afternoon of June 18th, Wednesday. A pre-symposium emphasizing subjects related to hypernuclear physics is organized on June 15th, Sunday. The pre-symposium takes place on the 2nd floor of the new physics building on the AOBAYAMA campus of Tohoku University, which is located on the top of the AOBAYAMA hill adjacent to the Sendai International Center. In addition, post-symposium discussion in a rural hot spring area near Sendai and an excursion are planned. The schedule of the symposium including pre- and post- symposium is as follows.

  Morning Afternoon Evening
June 15(Sun) Pre-Symposium Pre-Symposium Reception
June 16(Mon) Session 1,2 Session 3,4 Symposium Dinner
June 17(Tue) Session 5,6 Session 7,8  
June 18(Wed) Session 9,10 Session 11 and Discussion
    Concluding at Sakunami hot-springs
June 19(Thu) Excursion    

The scientific program of the SENDAI03 is given below. The program for the pre-symposium to be held on the 15th is given in the next section.

Next to the symposium room, a space for poster presentation and discussion with coffee will be prepared as the ``symposium meeting room''. The poster space per a person is 90cm(H)x120cm(V). For those who prepare a large poster, a few spaces with 210cm(V) are also available. Please contact in advance with organizers if you want to present posters.

Scientific Program (Tentative)

   $^*$ Tentative title (time in minutes including discussion)

Session 1- Morning, June 16th (Monday)

O. Hashimoto (Tohoku) Opening (10)
C. Bennhold (G.Washington) Electromagnetic production of strangeness on nucleons and nuclei
R. Schumacher (CMU) Recent experimental results in strangeness production at Jefferson Lab (45)

Session 2 - Morning, June 16th (Monday)

H. Lohner (KVI, Groningen) Hyperon production in photo-nuclear reactions on protons and deuterium (45)
T. Nakano (RCNP, Osaka) Recent results from SPring-8 (30)
V. Kopeliovich (INR, Moscow) Exotic baryon and multibaryon states in chiral soliton models (20)

Session 3 - Afternoon, June 16th (Monday)

M.D. Mestayer (Jlab) Polarization observables in electro- and photoproduction of strangeness at CLAS (30)
M. Sumihama (RCNP, Osaka) $K^+\Lambda$ and $K^+\Sigma^0$ photoproduction at SPring-8/LEPS (20)
T. Mibe (RCNP, Osaka) $\phi$ meson photoproduction with linearly polarized photons at SPring-8 (20)

Session 4 - Afternoon, June 16th (Monday)

H. Toki (RCNP, Osaka) Chiral symmetry and surface pion condensation in finite nuclei (30)
V. Crede (Bonn) Measurement of neutral mesons at ELSA in the photoproduction of the proton (30)
H. Yamazaki (LNS, Tohoku) Photoproduction of $\eta$ meson on nuclei at LNS (30)

Session 5 - Morning, June 17th (Tuesday)

B. Saghai (CEA, Saclay) Elementary operators in kaon-hyperon electromagnetic production on the nucleon (45)
T. Mart (Indonesia) Multipole analyses of kaon photoproduction (30)
Y. Oh (Yonsei) $f_2$, $\sigma$, and 2$\pi$ exchanges in $\rho$ meson photoproduction (20)

Session 6 - Morning, June 17th (Tuesday)

F. Dohrmann (Rossendorf) Electroproduction of Strangeness on Light Nuclei (30)
P.E.C. Markowitz (FIU) Kaon Electroproduction at Four-Momentum Large Transfer (30)
M.K. Cheoun (Sungkyunkwan) Analyses of the Kaon Photo- and Electroproduction in the Isobar Model (30)

Session 7 - Afternoon, June 17th (Tuesday)

K. Glander (Bonn) Kaon Photoproduction at SAPHIR for photon energies up to 2.6 GeV (30)
T. Takahashi (Tohoku) Photoproduction of neutral kaons at LNS (30)

Session 8 - Afternoon, June 17th (Tuesday)

A. Ramos (Barcelona) The properties of the $\Lambda$(1405) in electromagnetic reactions (30)
A. Sakaguchi (Osaka) Measurement of the $p(\gamma$,$K_s$) reaction at SPring8/LEPS (20)
K. Imai (Kyoto) TPC for the study of photo-production of hyperons (20)
H. Shimizu (LNS, Tohoku) New $\gamma$ beam line at LNS (30)

Session 9 - Morning, June 18th (Wednesday)

T. Motoba (Osaka EC) Prospect of photoproduction of medium-heavy hypernuclei (30)
M. Sotona (Prague) High-resolution hypernuclear spectroscopy: $(e,e'K^+)$ reaction (30)
T. Miyoshi (Tohoku) First spectroscopic study of hypernuclei by the $(e,e'K^+)$ reaction (30)

Session 10 - Afternoon, June 18th (Wednesday)

F. Garibaldi (Rome) Hypernuclear Electroproduction at Jefferson Lab using the Hall A HRS Pair (30)
S.N. Nakamura (Tohoku) A new hypernuclear experiment with the High resolution Kaon Spectrometer (HKS) at Jlab Hall C (30)
S. Marcello (Torino) FINUDA: ready to start physics (30)

Session 11 - Afternoon, June 18th (Wednesday)

H. Tamura (Tohoku) $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy of hypernuclei (30)
H. Hiyama (KEK) Three- and four-body structure of light hypernuclei (30)
E.V. Hungerford (Houston) Summary (experiment) (30)
B.F. Gibson (Los Alamos) Summary (theory) (30)

4. Pre-symposium on June 15, Sunday

A one-day pre-symposium will be held in the physics building on the AOBAYAMA campus of Tohoku University. The transportation to the physics building is described below. The pre-symposium will emphasize discussion on recent progress of hypernuclear physics, encouraging young scientists including students to give a talk. Three subjects, (1) Baryon-baryon interaction with strangeness degree of freedom, (2) Hypernuclear spectroscopy, (3) Hypernuclear weak decay, will be discussed starting by theoretical overview talks and then a series of presentations of recent experimental results. The program is given below.

Program of Pre-Symposium (Tentative)   $^*$ Tentative title
(time in minuites including discussion)

Session ``YN Interactions'' - Morning, June 15th (Sunday)

Y. Fujiwara (Kyoto) $B_8B_8$ interaction in the $SU_6$ quark model and its applications to few-body systems (45)

H. Kanda (Tohoku) $\Sigma^+$p scattering experiments with a scintillating fiber active target (15)

J. Asai (Tokyo U Science) Asymmetry measurement of the polarized $\Sigma^+$p elastic scattering and the hyperon-nucleon spin-orbit interaction (KEK-PS E452) (15)

M. Kurosawa (Tokyo U Science) The study of spin-dependent interaction between hyperon and nucleon (15)

Session ``Hypernuclear Spectroscopy'' - Afternoon, June 15th (Sunday)

E. Hiyama (KEK) Why interesting to study structure of light hypernuclei? (30)

M. Ukai (Tohoku) High-resolution $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy of p-shell hypernuclei (BNL E930) (15)

K. Miwa (Kyoto) High-resolution $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy of hyperfragments produced by stopped $K^-$ reactions (15)

Y. Fujii (Tohoku) Hypernuclear spectroscopy with the $(e,e'K^+)$ reaction (20)

Session ``Hypernuclear Weak Decay I'' - Afternoon, June 15th (Sunday)

A. Ramos (Barcelona) Theoretical overview of non-mesonic weak decay of hypernuclei and Nucleon-nucleon coincidence spectra (30)

K. Itonaga (Miyazaki) Non-mesonic decay rates and asymmetry parameters of light $\Lambda$ hypernuclei (20)

L. Tang (Hampton) Hypernuclear weak decay experiment at Jlab (20)

Session ``Hypernuclear Weak Decay II'' - Afternoon, June 15th (Sunday)

Y. Sato (KEK) The mesonic and nonmesonic weak decay widths of medium-heavy $\Lambda$ hypernuclei (20)

H. Outa (KEK) Weak decay of light Lambda hypernuclei (20)

S. Okada (Tokyo Inst. Tech.) Neutron energy spectra from non-mesonic weak decay of $^5_\Lambda$He and $^{12}_\Lambda$C hypernuclei (10)

B.H. Kang (Seoul) Decay widths from the exclusive measurement of the non-mesonic weak decay of $^5_\Lambda$He hypernuclei (15)

T. Maruta (Tokyo) Asymmetry in non-mesonic weak decay of light hypernuclei (10)

S. Kameoka (Tohoku) Measurement of the $\pi^-$ decay width of $^5_\Lambda$He (10)

H. Yim (Seoul) Direct measurement of mesonic decay widths ( $\Gamma_{\pi^0}$) of $\Lambda$ hypernuclei, $^5_\Lambda$He, $^{11}_\Lambda$B, $^{12}_\Lambda$C (10)

Transportation to Physics building of AOBAYAMA campus

The physics building of Tohoku University is located on the top of AOBAYAMA hill and can be reached by a public bus. You can take the bus (Aoba castle round-trip-bus through the aoba-dori street) from the bus-platform no. 9 of the Sendai station, to the 'Museum of Natural History, Faculty of Science' bus stop.

For those staying in the hotel ``Leopalace Sendai'', one of the organizers will meet at the lobby at 8:10 am.

5. Post-Symposium Discussion in the evening of June 18

Post-symposium discussion is arranged in the evening of June 18, after the last session is closed. We will move to Sakunami hot-springs located in the suburbs of Sendai, where we can get in 30 minutes by car; we will stay the night at a hotel in Sakunami. A bus will pick up those who join the post-symposium discussion at the Sendai International Center after the last session of SENDAI03 is concluded in the late afternoon.

Those who join the excursion on the 19th, Thursday, will enjoy interesting places in the Sendai area and will be dropped at the hotel in Sendai in the evening, unless otherwise requested. For those who plan to leave Sendai in the morning of June 19 by the 8:20 am flight (NH3132) to Narita at the Sendai airport, we will arrange transportation from the hotel at Sakunami to the Sendai airport. For people who go to the Sendai station, the transportation to the Sakunami station from the hotel will be arranged. The Sendai station can be reached by a commuter train form the Sakunami station.

6. Information on Sendai

The city of Sendai with a population of one million is the center of the northern part of Japan, Tohoku District. It is located about 350 km north of Tokyo and can be reached in 2 hours with a super-express train (Tohoku Shinkansen). A relatively strong earthquake hit northern part of Japan on the 26th of May, 2003, but fortunately there was no serious damage to the city. The city features an abundance of natural beauty that changes with the seasons. Sendai is nicknamed 'Mori no miyako' (literally city of green), which illustrates this perfectly. The city has a rich cultural heritage stretching back 400 years to its founding by feudal lord Date Masamune. The city is surrounded by mountains and the Pacific ocean, making its weather mild for its latitude.

Average temperature at Sendai in June is 18.3$^\circ$C (65$^\circ$F), but Japan has the rainy season in June. Therefore, it is occasionally chilly and it might be a good idea to bring an additional gauzy jacket. Further information on the city is found in the following Web pages.

7. Access information to Sendai

The most convenient way to come to Sendai from abroad is to fly to Narita International Airport (NRT). From Narita, there are two ways to reach Sendai, by train and by air, which are described below.

8. Symposium site

The symposium will take place on the 3rd floor (Room ``Shirakashi'') of the Sendai International Center, which is located in the walking distance from downtown and next to the lower part of the AOBAYAMA campus (Aoba-hill), Tohoku University. Pre-symposium is to be held at the physics building on the top of the AOBAYAMA campus.


Public buses to the symposium site are available from No. 9 bus stop of the Sendai station bus pool at the west exit.

Bus Pool

Information on the Sendai International Center and the access to the center can be obtained in the following WEB page.

For those who want to have the Internet connection during the conference, we will prepare a wire-less access point and 100 base-T hub. A few computers will be prepared in the symposium meeting room, but it is recommended to bring your lap-top with wire-less or Ethernet LAN card if you need internet connection at the conference site.

9. Hotels

We have reserved rooms in the hotel ``Leopalace Sendai'' for those requested in the registration form. The hotel is located close to downtown Sendai and just next to the Sendai Washington Hotel which we previously planed to reserve in the 2nd circular. The room charge is 6,000 Yen + tax (5%) for single and 12,000 Yen + tax for twin including breakfast. All the rooms have the Ethernet port and the internet can be accessed for free if you bring your lap-top computer and an ethernet cable.

The number of non-smoking rooms is quite limited and a smoking room may be assigned to the person who requests a non-smoking room. However, the hotel opened in this April and the interior is new.

The symposium site, Sendai International Center, can be reached within 10 minutes on foot from the hotel.

10. Registration

The registration fee of SENDAI03 is 10,000 Yen and it covers symposium proceedings, symposium dinner, refreshments during the symposium. The registration desk is open from 8:30 am at the symposium site and also during the welcome reception at the hotel ``Leopalace Sendai''. The registration fee is accepted only by cash.

11. Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published by World Scientific. Pre-symposium talks will be also included in the proceedings. The maximum number of pages for the proceedings is set as follows,

45 min talk 12 pages,
30 min talk 10 pages,
20 min talk 7 pages,
15 min talk 5 pages.

Those who gave oral presentation are requested to submit a camera-ready manuscript to the organizer ( no later than September 30, 2003 with a set of LATEX file, figure files as well as the postscript files processed by LATEX.

The LATEX style file for the World Scientific can be obtained from the following Web page (trim size is 9.00''$\times$6.00''),

If you failed download the class/style files from the World Scientific original site, please try followings.

ZIP file for Windows users

TAR file for UNIX users

12. Social events

13. Correspondence

After distributing this final circular, further information will be distributed using the SENDAI03 Web page. It is strongly recommended to check the following page occasionally before your departure to Sendai.

Those who would like to have additional information and any response from the organizers are requested to contact Professor Hashimoto at the addresses below.

Prof. Osamu Hashimoto
Department of Physics
Tohoku University
Sendai, 980-8578, Japan

Telephone +81-22-217-6452
Fax +81-22-217-6455

14. Important dates

Pre-symposium June 15, 2003
Symposium reception at the hotel Leopalace Sendai June 15 evening, 2003
SENDAI03 June 16-18, 2003
Symposium dinner at the Sendai International Center June 16 evening, 2003
Discussion at Sakunami hot springs June 18 evening, 2003
Excursion June 19, 2003
Deadline of the proceedings manuscript submission September 30, 2003

15. Organization

International advisory committee  
P.D. Barnes (Los Alamos)   T. Motoba (Osaka E.C.)
C. Bennhold (G. Washington)   M. Oka (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
T. Bressani (Torino )   E. Oset (Valencia)
L. Cardman (Jlab)   B. Saghai (Saclay)
I.T. Cheon (Yonsei)   C. Schaerf (Rome Tor Vergata)
E.V. Hungerford (Houston)   B. Schoch (Bonn )
K. Imai (Kyoto)   M. Sotona (Praha)
J. Kasagi (LNS, Tohoku)   H. Toki (RCNP, Osaka)
T. Kishimoto (Osaka)   T. Walcher (Mainz)
Local organizing committee      
Y. Fujii (Tohoku)   H. Shimizu (LNS, Tohoku)
O. Hashimoto (Tohoku, Chair)   T. Takahashi (Tohoku)
H. Kanda (Tohoku)   T. Tamae (LNS, Tohoku)
K. Maeda (Tohoku)   H. Tamura (Tohoku)
S.N. Nakamura (Tohoku)   H. Yamazaki (LNS, Tohoku)

29, May 2003