As we announced, the ALGODE2011 organizing committee has started to make an effort to re-organize our symposium to be more significant to all of the participants with many warm words from all over the world and with strong expressions of intention for cooperation from some invited presenters and international advisory committee. A new method of participation and discussion on our symposium through the internet is also being considered to correspond to participants who cannot come to Japan . Our tentative target due for symposium is assumed November 2011.

For the first step of these, we have just started our publication of papers which can be downloaded from a special website open to all of our registered participants including student observers.
We hope these publications are taken as a reflection of the presenter's academic achievement even though it is waiting more discussion at a future rescheduled symposium.
Meanwhile, to sincerely meet the difficult situation that some participants inside and outside of Japan are facing, we also have decided to announce a measure to return part of the registration fee for those participants who wish to withdraw from the symposium. Refunds are as follows:

General participants with presentation (including student presenters) : 50% of registration fee will be refunded if you apply.
General participants without presentation (including students) : 70% of registration fee will be refunded if you apply.
Student observer : 90% of registration fee will be refunded if you apply.

Please inform us of your intention to apply to withdraw and request a refund by email ( We will keep your registration until we have the application.

We hope to have a symposium gathering as many as possible participant remained with more expectation to our symposium. We apologize for having taken this time to decide on this refund policy which was not expected previously. We also ask you to understand our purpose to organize our postponed symposium sustainably.

Yasushi Ikeda
Chair of ALGODE2011 Organizing committee
March 26, 2011
(Link to Japanese version)