Conference Venue
Kansai International Airport Access
Hotel Information
Travel Guide and Japan Information (including other aiprorts)
Student Volunteers

Information About Conference Hall

Business Innovation Center Osaka

The Business Innovation Center Osaka (BICO) was established in January 2001 by the Osaka City Economic Affairs Bureau to support small, medium, and venture businesses. The center is run by the Osaka City Industrial Promotion Foundation, an extra-governmental organization that is part of the Osaka City Economic Affairs Bureau, and which supports companies with various kinds of services such as business matching, providing joint industry-university tie-ups, and hosting business schools and seminars. BICO has an Incubation Office and facilities that can be used for seminars, events, etc....

BICO Business Hours

Hall 8:30 - 22:00
Office 9:00 - 22:00
Restaurants 9:30 - 21:30

Address

1-4-5 Hommachi
Chuo-ku
Osaka-shi 541-0053
Japan Phone: 06-6264-9800
International Phone: +81-6-6264-9800

Web Information

Local map
Business Innovation Center Osaka home page
Building Guide
More information (Japanese only)

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Access from Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport home page
Osaka city subway home page (including how to buy tickets, change lines, etc...)
Osaka city subway map (634K PDF)
Another Osaka city subway map (1.5MB PDF)

From Kansai International Airport to ISWC05

70 minutes by train
  1. Take Nankai Railway train bound for Namba (Limited Express Rapi:t or Airport Express) to Tengachaya station (30-40 minutes)
    Nankai Railway information
  2. Take Subway Sakaisuji Line (K-Line) from Tengachaya station (K20) to Sakaisuji-Honmachi station (K15) (15 minutes)
    Osaka City subway map (634K PDF)
  3. Go up to the Ground level from Exit 12 and walk along Honmachi Street to the East (5-10 minutes)
    Local map of area

From Kansai International Airport to Conference Hotel Miyako

50 minutes by Limousine Bus
  1. Buses leave from the first floor (International Arrivals). Ticket machines are outside the building. Buy your bus ticket to Uehonmachi, and go to the bus stop No. 7.
    Bus information (including bus stop map)
    Bus time table information
  2. From Uehonmachi bus station, Miyako Hotel Osaka is at the south-eastern corner of Uehonmachi 6-Chome crossroad.
    Miyako Hotel Osaka page (with map)

From Kansai International Airport to Conference Hotel Lutheran

70 minutes by train
  1. Take JR West train (either Limited Express HARUKA or Kansai Airport Rapid Service to Tennoji station (30-45 minutes)
    JR West Kansai Line details
  2. Take the subway's Tanimachie Line (T-Line) from Tennoji (T27) station to Tanimachi 4-Chome (T23) station (12 minutes)
    Osaka City subway map (634K PDF)
  3. Go up to the Ground level from Exit 1B and walk to the East (1 minute)

From Kansai International Airport to Conference Hotel Keihan Tenmabashi

70 minutes by train
  1. Take JR West train (either Limited Express HARUKA or Kansai Airport Rapid Service to Tennoji station (30-45 minutes)
    JR West Kansai Line details
  2. Take the subway's Tanimachie Line (T-Line) from Tennoji (T27) station to Temmabashi (T22) station (15 minutes)
    Osaka City subway map (634K PDF)
  3. Go up to the Ground level from Exit 3 and walk to the East (1 minute)

Access from Hotels to ISWC05

  1. Take the subway's Tanimachi Line (T-Line) to Tanimachi 4-Chome (T23)
    Osaka City subway map (634K PDF)
  2. Take the Chuo Line (C-Line) from Tanimachi 4-Chome (C18) to Sakaisuji Honmachi (C17)
  3. Go up to the Ground level from Exit 2 and walk to the Northeast (1 minute).
    Local map of area

Access from Other Airports (Itami, Narita, etc...)

Please use the Japanese Traffic Guide in the Travel Guide section.

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Hotel Information

Three hotels have been reserved during the conference period. A twin room consists of two single-person beds and a single room consists of one two-person bed. All registration fees are in Japanese Yen (). Estimated US dollar ($) amounts are given, but please note that these are only approximate.

Hotel reservations must be made before Monday, October 3rd at 11:59 PM JST to receive the conference rate!

Hotel reservations should be made through the registration website, available through the registration page. Hotel links below are for information only, and will not allow reservations at the reduced conference rate.

Rates for hotels are per-person, not per-room.

Hotels

Hotel Single rate Double rate
(Per person)
Miyako Hotel Osaka ¥15,000/$136 ¥10,000/$90
Hotel the Lutheran
(Website Japanese only)
¥8,800/$80 ¥7,400/$67
Hotel Keihan Tenmabashi ¥8,500/$77 N/A

Travel Guide and Japan Information

Useful Links


Student Volunteer Information

Student volunteer positions are now filled.

We are recruiting up to 6 student volunteers for the Eighth International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2005).

Student volunteer activities include but are not limited to help with helping the progress of all sessions, packing bags, setting up signs, badge checks, helping with on-site registration, ushering, photocopying, small errands, and assisting with audiovisual equipment. This may mean not being able to attend all sessions and also perhaps arriving on Oct. 17th to be able to help.

Student volunteers will receive free registration for the conference and basic hotel room (two to a room). Registration includes lunch and coffee breaks on Oct. 18-21 and the banquet, but not include breakfast. Since the stipend is limited, the students should be able to fund their travel and other miscellaneous expenses either on their own or with university funds.

ISWC is a fantastic educational opportunity, and being a student volunteer will provide an opportunity for students interested in wearable computing to attend ISWC 2005. As such we will work to schedule volunteer time around the students' needs so we can to help interested students attend.

If you are interested or know a student who is interested in becoming a student volunteer, please send e-mail by September 23rd to with the following information:


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