Tenth International Conference on
Hyperbolic Problems
Theory, Numerics, Applications

September 13-17, 2004

Note : The conference site "Hotel Osaka Sun Palace" has changed its name to "Hotel Hankyu Expo Park" this April.

Registration | Acknowledgment | Important Dates | Program | Banquet and Excursion | Lodging | General Information

Osaka castle with cherry

Notice(Our E-mail Address, Apr. 8, 2007)

The official address of the HYP2004 Conference hyp2004@cr.math.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp will be closed shortly, since the HYP2004 Conference Proceedings was finally published in March, 2006 which is our last activity of the conference. The organizing committee would like to thank all the people who concerns with the conference. From now on, for any queries about the HYP2004 Conference and its Proceedings, please contact to the address asakura@isc.osakac.ac.jp.

Notice(Our E-mail Address)

The address hyp2004@is.titech.ac.jp will be closed shortly. From now on, every queries should be send to hyp2004@cr.math.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp.

To be closed. See above.


The HYP2004 Conference Proceedings will be published by Yokohama Publishers, Inc within 2005. Each speaker is invited to submit an article of up to:

16 pages for plenary speaker
 8 pages for invited speaker and contributed speaker

referring to amsart style with our style modification file hyp2004mod.tex and all figures are included within these pages.

Please read carefully the instruction below and format your paper using latex with the amsart style and the style modification macro file hyp2004mod.tex found below. Then send your paper:

TeX source files (+ .eps files)  together with   ps or pdf files

to hyp2004@is.titech.ac.jp on or before February 11, 2005. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged via e-mail. For this purpose, do not forget to indicate your valid e-mail address in the letter of submission. In case you should receive no acknowledgment of receipt within two weeks after sending off the paper, please notify us by e-mail to hyp2004@is.titech.ac.jp so that the matter can be traced.

The paper submitted will be refereed and you will hear from us about the acceptance status of your paper in due course of time. We may ask you for revision or special demands concerning the style that you will be responsible.

Instruction to Contributors to the HYP2004 conference proceedings

We will need your original LaTeX files and Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) files of pictures to make the proceedings. Also we need your .ps or .pdf files.

NAME of your FILES: in order to make index smoothly, the names of your files begin with

{your (family) name}-{your initial}
for example, Fumioki Asakura's files begin with asakura-f 

MACRO FILE: Here you can find the style modification macro file hyp2004mod.tex and the template file template.tex for the manuscripts. Format your paper using amsart style and this macro file, for example

\input hyp2004mod

\usepackage{...packages you need...}
... body ...

as in template.tex.

STANDARDS and USER DEFINITIONS: Please use the standards of the amsmath package and provide only user definitions that are really needed. Do NOT replace original LaTeX commands by user definitions.

PICTURES/GRAPHICS: Please avoid sending enormous files. Pictures should be sent as ATTACHMENTS in the form of Encapsulated PostScript files (.eps). The first line of a EPS file should look like this:

%!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0
%%BoundingBox: 253 191 418 390
%%Creator: ....
(the BoundingBox information is most important) 

You have to use the graphicx package

e.g.    \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{bild.eps}

PAGES: we confirm again

16 pages for plenary speaker
 8 pages for invited speaker and contributed speaker

REVISION: Even if your paper has been accepted, you may be asked for revision or special demands concerning the style. These comments should be implemented by the author(s). In case, you have serious objections, let these be known to us.


Conference picture(Wednesday)
Other Photos

New Information for Participants

(updated on September 7)

Osaka University access map, Osaka Railway Map and Osaka Wide Map in the web pages of the department of science of Osaka University.

Final version of the program is available.

The time of leave of the conference bus to the hotel Mazi Inn Esaka is changed from 6:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Information for the general participants

The registration desk will open at 3:00 PM, September 12 (Sunday). It provides a good source of general information about Osaka and Kyoto. You will find maps and brouchures from Osaka convention & Tourism Bureau, Kyoto Convention Bureau and Nara Convention Bureau.

Registration Desk
Sunday September 12 3:00PM-8:00PM
Monday September 13 8:00AM-6:00PM
Tuesday September 14 8:00AM-6:00PM
Wednesday September 15 8:30AM-6:00PM
Thursday September 16 8:30AM-6:00PM
Friday September 17 8:30AM-6:00PM

The welcome party will take place from 5:30 PM. Light meals and beverages are served. All participants are welcome.

A free conference bus will be organized to transport participants between Esaka area and the conference venue:
In the morning, the bus leaves in front of the hotel Mazi Inn Esaka to the conference venue at 8:00 AM.
In the evening, the bus leaves in front of the conference venue to the hotel Mazi Inn Esaka at 6:30 PM 6:00 PM, (except Wednesday).

Several PC terminals will be available for browsing the web at the conference venue.

Access to the conference venue and hotels

This can be found in the separate page.

A map for the participants lodging at the hotel Mazi Inn Esaka or the Hotel Daito

Here is a map around Esaka station.

Facilities for the speakers

In the talk, the speakers will be able to use an overhead projector and a projector connectable to PC.


The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists with interests in the theoretical, applied, and computational aspects of hyperbolic partial differential equations. There will be an emphasis on nonlinear problems and applications in different fields. As has been done in the past, a special effort will be made to make it possible for young scientists to attend to promote their interaction with the more senior researchers.


This series of international conferences on Hyperbolic Problems was initiated by C. Carasso, P.-A. Raviart, and D. Serre with the first conference held in St-Etienne, France in 1986. Since then it has been organized on a biannual basis in Aachen, Germany (1988), Uppsala, Sweden (1990), Taormina, Italy (1992), Stony Brook, USA (1994), Hong Kong, (1996), Zurich, Switzerland (1998), Magdeburg, Germany (2000), and Pasadena, USA (2002).

Venue, Date

The conference will be held at Hotel Hankyu Expo Park (the former Hotel Osaka Sun Palace), located at the north edge of Osaka City, from September 13 to 17, 2004. Just after the conference HYP2004, a co-operative workshop, the Sixth International Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of Fluid and Plasma Dynamics (6th MAFPD) will be held in Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, from September 19 to 23, 2004.

Call for papers


The conference program will include 45-minute plenary lectures, 30-minute invited presentations, and 30-minute communications. Please submit an abstract consisting of at least 100 but not more than 400 words. Please use the LaTeX macro.

Abstracts (tex source files (prerequisite) and, .ps or .pdf files) should be emailed to: hyp2004@is.titech.ac.jp. Full consideration will be given to abstracts which are submitted before February 15, 2004. Use your last name and initials to name your files (ex: S. Kawashima --> kawashima-s.tex, kawashima-s.ps).


Participants are to be requested to make registration through the web page provided by the convention agency "KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL".

Young Researchers' Grant


We especially encourage young scientists to participate in HYP2004 and to interact with more established senior researchers. Partial support, primarily for young researchers, is expected to be available pending approval of outside funding. We encourage young scientists who can not afford expenses by their own research grants to apply for our financial support. We will be able to support up to a total of 100,000JPY for economy round-trip travel expenses between home institution and Osaka area and for local expenses including lodging expenses for up to six nights. To apply for this fund, please attach the curriculum vitae to the abstract. Full consideration is given to the application received by February 15, 2004.


The conference is financially supported by the Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition('70), Kyushu University as An International Conference of Kyushu University 21st Century COE Program, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)(2)15104001 (Research Representative: H. Kozono), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)(2)15540221 (Research Representative: F. Asakura), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)(2)14340047 (Research Representative: S. Kawashima), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)(2)15340043 (Research Representative: A. Matsumura), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)(2)14540200 (Research Representative: S. Nishibata), and Murakami Fund of Osaka University.

Important Dates


Scientific Committee:

J. Ballmann, Germany A. Bressan, Italy C. Dafermos, USA
J. Glimm, USA L. Hsiao, China R. Jeltsch, Switzerland
S. Kawashima, Japan P. D. Lax, USA T.-P. Liu, USA
P. Marcati, Italy D. Marchesin, Brazil B. Perthame , France
D. Serre, France E. Tadmor, USA G. Warnecke, Germany

Organizing Committee:

H. Aiso (National Inst. Aeronautics) F. Asakura (Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.)
S. Kawashima (Kyushu. Univ.) Co-chair A. Matsumura (Osaka Univ.) Co-chair
S. Nishibata (Tokyo Inst. Tech.) K. Nishihara (Waseda Univ.)

Conference Office

Department of Mathematics 
Graduate School of Science
Osaka University
Machikaneyama 1-1, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043
TEL: +81-6-6850-5326
FAX: +81-6-6850-5327

E-mail: hyp2004@is.titech.ac.jp

E-mail: hyp2004@cr.math.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp

E-mail: asakura@isc.osakac.ac.jp

Invited Speakers

We have an impressive list of plenary and invited speakers. A partial list of confirmed plenary/invited speakers includes

Stefano Bianchini (Roma) Alberto Bressan (Trieste)
Suncica Canic (Houston) Gui-Qiang Chen (Evanston)
Constantine Dafermos (Brown) Camillo De Lellis (Zuerich)
Sin-ichiro Ei (Yokohama) Michael Fey (Zurich)
Karl Peter Hadeler (Tubingen) Tom Hou (Pasadena)
Tatsuo Iguchi (Tokyo) Song Jiang (Beijing)
Ansgar Juengel (Mainz) Gunilla Kreiss (Stockholm)
Alexander Kurganov (New Orleans) Philippe LeFloch (Palaiseau)
Jian Guo Liu (Maryland) Pierangelo Marcati (L'Aquila)
Dan Marchesin (Rio de Janeiro) Toshitaka Nagai (Hiroshima)
Sebastian Noelle (Aachen) Christian Rohde (Freiburg)
Christian Schmeiser (Vienna) Denis Serre (Lyon)
Blake Temple (Davis) E. F. Toro (Torento)
Cedric Villani (Lyon) Weike Wang (Shanghai)
Zhou-Ping Xin (Hong Kong) Robin Young (Amherst)
Shih-Hsien Yu (Hong Kong) Kevin Zumbrun (Bloomington)


Here is the final version of the program.

Facilities for the speakers

In the talk, the speakers will be able to use an overhead projector and a projector connectable to PC.

Banquet and Excursion

A short excursion to the Osaka Castle and Osaka down town will take place on Wednesday afternoon, September 15. The excursion fee is included in the registration fee. It should be noted that the banquet fee is not included in the registration fee. The participants who wish to join the banquet are requested to file also in the web page of the conference registration. We kindly wish all participants would join the banquet and excursion.


The conference is held at Hotel Hankyu Expo Park, located in front of the "Banpaku-kinen-koen" (Expo'70 Commemoration Park) station of the Osaka Monorail line. Information of hotels around the venue is available at the web page provided by the travel agency "KINTETSU INTERNATIONAL" where you will have special discount rate for the conference participants.

A schematic map showing the public transportaion around the venue and hotels is available: dvi, pdf.

A detailed map around Esaka station is also avilable here

How to get to the Venue, Hotel Hankyu Expo Park

See the web site of Hotel Hankyu Expo Park.

Tourist Information

See the web sites of Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau, Kyoto Convention Bureau and Nara Convention Bureau.

General Information

Passport & Visa

All foreign visitors wishing to enter Japan must have a valid passport. Visas will also be required for some participants. Participants should confirm for themselves as to whether they need a visa for entry to Japan. For further information, participants are recommended to consult their carrier, local travel agencies, or the nearest Japanese Diplomatic Mission. Those who need an official letter of invitation in order to attend the conference may write to the conference office specifying the details. This procedure, however, is for assisting participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the conference HYP2004 and is not an official invitation covering fees or any other expenses. It should be emphasized that the conference office basically can not issue any document for visa application except for those who give a presentation at the conference HYP2004.


No vaccination is necessary, unless a visitor is coming from an area infected with cholera.


Japan lies in the North Temperate Zone, so the climate is mild in general and similar to that of the middle belt of the United States and central or southern parts of Europe. At the time of the conference, the average temperature in Osaka is about 24.2oC or 75.6oF with a humidity of about 60%.

Foreign Currency Exchange & Banking

The local currency is Japanese Yen (JPY). Major foreign currencies such as the U.S. Dollar, Euro, and Pound Sterling can be changed at the airport or authorized banks. It is possible that you may have trouble in changing money into local currency if you bring currencies other than the ones mentioned above. Banking hours are 9:00 to 15:00, Monday through Friday except on National Holidays.

Click here to check the Current Exchange Rate.


All conference participants are strongly advised to carry a proper travel and health insurance. The conference cannot accept liability for any accidents or injuries that may occur during the conference. Please consult your travel agency regarding the matter.


Tipping is not very common in Japan except when special services are requested.

Tenth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems
Theory, Numerics, Applications

September 13-17, 2004

E-mail: hyp2004@cr.math.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp

E-mail: asakura@isc.osakac.ac.jp.