Venues and the Area

  • Conference Venue

  • The plenary sessions will be held in the main hall of the Kobe International Conference Center, which is one of the facilities of the convention complex, Kobe Convention Center. The parallel sessions and poster session will take place on the fourth floor in the same building. The nearest Portliner station is “ShiminHiroba”.
  • Welcome Reception

  • The welcome reception will take place from 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at Kobe Animal Kingdom (K Computer Mae sta.), located two stops away from Kobe Convention Center (ShiminHiroba sta.). Please see also the map below.
  • Banquet

  • The conference banquet will be held from 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17 in the banquet room named “Ohwada” in the South Wing, Kobe Portopia Hotel, located next to the Kobe International Conference Center.
  • Kobe Port Island Local Guide Map

  • The following PDF file shows the local area map including stores, restaurants and services.

  • Free WiFi in Kobe City

  • Kobe Free WiFi is available around Sannomiya area. Little Kobe Free WiFi access points are available inside the Port Island.
    To use the access points, registration is required. Please follow the instruction described in
    The location of the access points can be seen via "WiFi Hotspots" of
  • Restaurant Search around Sannomiya Area

  • The following link, managed by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), provides a restaurant search service around Sannomiya area.
    Restaurant Search
  • Kobe Area Guide

  • You will find more information about Kobe via Feel KOBE's web site. Click the banner below.
    Feel Kobe