Nagoya, Japan Dec 13-16, 2009

PRIMA 2009 Paciffic Rim Internarional Workshop on Multi-Agents

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Local Information

updated on Dec. 9, 2009

Access and Information for visitors

Please refer to the Access page.

 
 

Site Location

Recently Nagoya has been focused as the environmental city. In 2010 (one year before AAMAS 2011), COP10 (The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity) will be held at Nagoya in which an important environmental protocol expects to be established as like Kyoto Protocol. Nagoya (and Aichi prefecture) hosted The World Expo 2005, which emphasized the close links binding humanity to environments and nature in the 21st century through its theme of "Nature's Wisdom." Also, Nagoya received both the “Grand Prix” and the “Environmental Minister’s Award” at the 2003 Municipal Government Environmental Grand Prix.

Nagoya is Japan's 4th-largest city and one of the Japan's major economic centers. In terms of manufacturing, Nagoya is home to automobile-making giants Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors, and a number of important subcontractors (Denso, Aishin, etc.) to these industrial giants, Nagoya's economy has been continuing to expand based on these companies' global successes.Nagoya has a wide range of activities and entertainment, including theatre, nightclubs, a wide range of Japanese restaurants (sushi, teriyaki chicken wing, sake), a world-class aquarium, a new planetarium, Movie theatres, art galleries and museums. Day outings from Nagoya allow visitors to see a diverse range of Japanese culture. For example, Nagoya Castle (400 years history), Atsuta Shrine (Second venerable shrine in Japan), TOYOTA automobile museum, to Higashiyama zoo & Botanical garden, LINIMO (a magnetic levitation train line). Two hours train brings visitors to Gero onsen, Ise Toba, Kyoto, and Tokyo. The Nagoya Congress Centre is able (at no cost) to put together attractive tour and travel packages in association with a conference.

 

Accessibility

As we can see in success of The World Expo 2005, there are lots of convenient accesses to conference sites including plains, subways, trains, cars, and LINIMO (a magnetic levitation train line). Nagoya's new Centrair airport opened at 2005. A lot of international carriers from all over the Globe service Centrair airport. It is a major international airport with a lot of direct international flights from all over the world. Domestic flights operate from the same airport as international flights. There are frequent domestic flights to all major Japanese destinations. There is a 30 minutes direct local train to the center of Nagoya ($10). Nagoya is easily accessible from Tokyo by shinkansen and takes under an hour to get to from Kyoto and Osaka - or a more leisurely 2 hours by Kintetsu railway's Urban Liner from Osaka stations - and has a lot to offer the first time visitor.

 

Climate/Season

Nagoya features a warm and temperate climate. Whilst the seasonal variations are distinct in the city of Nagoya, the temperature changes are fairly subtle month by month. The average annual daytime temperatures in Nagoya are around 20 degrees Centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Warm springs during March to May with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees Centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Warm springs are followed by hot summers, with sunny weather resulting in highs of around 33 degrees Centigrade (90 degrees Fahrenheit) during July and August. The evenings at this time of the year are appealing, with many out-door events (mainly beautiful fireworks) taking place in various locations around Nagoya city centre. The autumn weather and climate in Nagoya begins to cool slightly as October arrives, with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees Centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit). When winter comes, you can expect temperatures of approximately 10 degrees Centigrade (50 degrees Fahrenheit).

 
 

Sponsors &
Supporters

 
     
  • Arches, Inc.
    www.arches.co.jp/en/

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  • Xacro Inc.
    www.xacro.jp/

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  • CSK Systems Chubu Corporation
    www.csk.com/sys-chubu/

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  • Japan Agents Workshop and Symposium

     
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  • Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

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  • Information Processing Society of Japan

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  • JSSST MACC (Japan Society for Software Science and Technology, SIG Multi-Agents and Cooperative Computation)

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  • Nagoya Institute of Technology

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  • Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition '70
    http://www.expo70.or.jp/e/

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  • SCAT (Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research)

     
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  • Kayamori Foundation

     
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  • Workshop on Multi-Agent and Cooperative Computation (MACC) in Japan Society for Software Science and Technology

     
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  • Taiko Foundation