Group Photo

Another photo: We celebrated the birth of Tetsuo's first grandchild.

Goals and Motivation

Discrete and Computational Geometry has been developed as a subarea of algorithmics and combinatorics, concerned with algorithms and data structures for geometric problems and their discrete and combinatorial properties. These problems are motivated by application areas, such as robotics, computer graphics, pattern and shape matching and recognition, computer vision, image processing, integrated circuit design, structural bioinformatics, and more. Since the mid 1980s, computational geometry has arisen as an independent field with its own international conferences and journals. Goals and motivation of this seminar is to have active discussions and to do research on problems in discrete and computational geometry among participants. Every participant is asked to prepare a short 15-30 min talk that leads directly to interesting open problems.

Local Arrangement

Tetsuo Asano, Yota Otachi, and Ryuhei Uehara (JAIST, Japan)

Also, Matsuo Konagaya, a PhD student of Tetsuo, will help you.

Contact Information

Prof. Tetsuo Asano / Dr. Yota Otachi / Prof. Ryuhei Uehara
School of Information Science, JAIST
1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, 923-1292 Japan
TEL: +81-761-51-1205 (direct)
FAX: +81-761-51-1149 (Admin. Office)

Schedule and Program


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  1. Helmut Alt, Freie Universität Berlin
  2. Tetsuo Asano, JAIST
  3. Sang Won Bae, Kyonggi University
  4. Otfried Cheong, KAIST
  5. Jinhee Chun, Tohoku University
  6. Michael Gene Dobbins, GAIA, Postech
  7. Joachim Gudmundsson, University of Sydney
  8. Takashi Horiyama, Saitama University
  9. Naoki Katoh, Kyoto University
  10. Christian Knauer, Universität Bayreuth
  11. Matsuo Konagaya, JAIST
  12. Matias Korman, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  13. Stefan Langerman, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  14. Wolfgang Mulzer, Freie Universität Berlin
  15. Hirotaka Ono, Kyushu University
  16. Yota Otachi, JAIST
  17. Eunhui Park, University of Maryland
  18. Michiel Smid, Carleton University
  19. Fabian Stehn, Universität Bayreuth
  20. Takeshi Tokuyama, Tohoku University
  21. Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST
  22. Ivo Vigan, City University of New York
  23. Alexander Wolff, Universität Würzburg

Workshop Site and Accommodation

For Tuesday and Wednesday, we will reserve rooms at Matsusaki Ryokan, which cost roughly 12,000 yen for one night including dinner and breakfast (excluding drinks).

Participants must reserve a hotel in Kanazawa by themselves for the other three nights (i.e. for Sunday, Monday, and Thursday). provides a nice list of hotels in Kanazawa. See "Hotels in Kanazawa".

Dinner at Harvest Kanazawa Forus (June 30)

Though we have no official event on Sunday, we are going to have dinner together at an all-you-can-eat buffet, "Harvest" Kanazawa Forus, which is only 1-minute from Kanazawa Station (East exit).

We will meet at Tsuzumi-mon, the beautiful wooden gate, at 18:45 and move to the place together. If you think you can come alone, then please come to the 6th floor of Kanazawa Forus, which is the first building you will see on the left if you come from the east exit of Kanazawa station. Please note that we have no reservation and may have to wait.

Please also note that we will split the check for this dinner. The price is about 3,000 yen if you drink alcohol, otherwise it's about 2,000 yen.

Kanazawa Forus 6th floor, 3-1 Horikawa Schinmachi, Ishikawa 920-0849, Japan.
Tel: +81-76-265-3505

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Reception at Musashi in Kanazawa (July 1)

On Monday, we will invite all of you to a reception in Kanazawa. The venue is the restaurant "Musashi".

15-11 Otemachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0912, Japan.
Tel: +81-76-261-7350

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Shiinoki Cultural Complex (Shiinoki Geihinkan)

Workshop site for Monday (July 1) and Friday (July 5). The seminar room is "Garden Room".

2-1-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0962, Japan.
Tel: +81-76-261-1111, Fax: +81-76-261-1115

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Workshop site for Tuesday and Thursday. The seminar room is "Collaboration Room 7 (I54)" in the 5th floor of IS building III. The room of the organizers (I67) is in the 6th floor of the same building.

Address: 1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa
Tel: +81-761-51-1205, Fax: +81-761-51-1149

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Matsusaki Ryokan

Workshop site for Wednesday. Matsusaki Ryokan is a Japanese-style inn which is about 10 minutes drive from JAIST. Participants can enjoy hot spa instead of coffee.

Address: 3-1 Tatsunokuchi, Nomi, Ishikawa
Tel: +81-761-51-3111, Fax: +81-761-51-3114
Fee: roughly 12,000 yen for one night including dinner and breakfast.

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About Kanazawa

Kanazawa is one of Japan's foremost castle towns. The city boasts many places of historic and aesthetic interest, such as the splendid Kenrokuen, known as one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and Ishikawa-mon, the commanding gate to the old castle grounds.

In Kanazawa, one is acutely aware of the changing seasons. Not only is Kanazawa's natural scenery a colorful delight year-round, but every seasonal change is so carefully celebrated in Kanazawa's traditional cuisine, decor and yearly events that one comes to feel as if there are many more than four seasons.

You can find more detailed information about Kanazawa at the following page:

Transportation to Kanazawa


(* See also "Location and Access" at the official JAIST web page.)

Route 0: Narita – Komatsu – Kanazawa

  1. Arrive at Tokyo/Narita International airport
  2. flight from Narita to Komatsu (only two flights in a day: 10:05-11:20 and 18:50-20:05)
    Komatsu airport homepage:
  3. Limousine bus to Kanazawa (45 minutes)
    Airport bus information:

Route 1: Narita – Haneda – Komatsu – Kanazawa

  1. Arrive at Tokyo/Narita International airport
  2. move to Tokyo/Haneda Domestic Airport (75 – 110 minutes)
    by JR line, Keikyu Line, or Limousine bus
    Narita Airport homepage:
  3. flight from Haneda to Komatsu
  4. Limousine bus to Kanazawa (45 minutes)

Route 2: Kansai – Kanazawa

  1. Arrive at Osaka/Kansai airport
  2. take JR trains
    1. Limited express "Haruka" from airport to Shin-Osaka
    2. Limited Express "Thunderbird" from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa
    About 3.5 hours in total.

Route 3: Chubu – Kanazawa

  1. Arrive at Nagoya/Chubu airport
  2. take JR trains
    1. train from airport to Nagoya
    2. Limited Express "Shirasagi" from Nagoya to Kanazawa
    About 3 hours in total.

Route 4: Narita – Tokyo – Kanazawa (by train)

  1. Arrive at Tokyo/Narita International airport
  2. take JR trains
    1. JR Limited Express "Narita Express" to Tokyo Station
    2. Shinkansen from Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa
    3. Limited Express "Hakutaka" to Kanazawa
    About 5 hours in total.

Past Workshops