(Q) What is the relationship between the NII Shonan Meeting Center and the Dagstuhl Center?
(A) The two centers are in a good partnership relation with the same goal, but they are independent of each other with no institutional connection. The NII Shonan Meeting Center has benefited a lot from valuable advice and encouragement given by the Dagstuhl Center.
(Q) What is the feature of the NII Shonan Meetings?
(A) First, the organizers of an NII International Meeting can focus on organization of the meeting (choosing an interesting topic and recommend top researchers who are interested in the meeting to discuss on this topic). All invitation procedure and local arrangements will be done by the NII staffs. Second, the participation fees is very cheap; a researcher in a university pays only 8,000 Yen/day for accommodation and all meals.
(Q) Can the invitation list be longer than 35, and/or expanded later?
(A) Yes, it is fine to have a longer list (in the order of preference), and the list can be expanded later.
(Q) Is a budget plan needed?
(Q) Will NII offer some financial support?
(A) NII will cover full costs of (overnight accommodation and full board of) the organizers, about half costs of participants from academia, and costs of a banquet, an excursion, and a meeting room. This financial support has been reflected in the expenses. All this may take about 1,200,000 Yen. Like the Dagstuhl Seminars, NII will NOT support travels of participants.
(Q) Can a meeting be held on Friday?
(A) We hope the meeting is held from Monday to Thursday, but it is fine to have it on Friday if there is some special reason. We reserve Friday so that some participants can use it to visit some Japanese universities after the meeting.
(Q) Should a report be published after a meeting?
(A) Yes. NII requires organizers to publish a meeting summary as an NII
(Q) What is the differences between Dagstuhl Seminer and Shonan Meeting?
(A) Shonan Meeting is operated by NII.
The size (number of participants and days) of Shonan Meeting is smaller.
(Q) Can accompanying persons stay the hotel?
(A) Yes. Please ask Shonan Village Center for the details.
(Q) Should participants reserve their rooms for one day before the
start date of Shonan Meeting?
(A) Yes, if possible. NII will have a welcome reception in the
evening one day before the start date.
(Q) I have questions/requests for accomodation.
(A) For accommodations, please ask Shonan Village Center.
(Q)How to get to the venue from the train station by bus.
(A) Please get off at the last stop.
You can see Shonan Village Center across the street just after getting off the bus at the last stop.
For more detailed information, please visit the web page of the venue (http://www.shonan-village.co.jp/svc/access.html).
Other useful information
You can use PASMO, which is an electronic money card in Japan, not only for
transportation but also for purchase.
For more detailed information, please visit here(http://www.pasmo.co.jp/en/index.html).
You can purchase PASMO at Narita Airport Station, Keisei-Line.
(Q) How can I get the necessary documents for visa application to enter Japan?
(A) Please consult the Embassy or the Consulate of Japan in your locating country. After confirming the necessary documents for visa application, please contact the office of NII Shonan Meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask us for issuing them in an appropriate timing.