8th International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics

We would like to invite you to participate in the 8th International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics. It will be held in Tsukuba, Japan on November 13-17, 2018. This conference follows the series of meetings previously held in Adelaide, Julich, Bloomington, Madrid, Beijing, Palaiseau, and Valparaiso. Experimentalists and theorists will discuss recent developments in the field of hadron and nuclear physics, and the following topics will be covered.
* Quark and gluon structure of hadrons:
* Hadron spectroscopy:
* Hadron interactions and nuclear structure:
* Hot and cold dense matter:
In addition to plenary sessions, parallel sessions will be organized in the above topics. A poster session will be also arranged. Young postdocs and students are especially welcome. Updated information will be announced on the conference web.

In this second circular, we provide information on
(1) submission of your abstract to the parallel session and poster session,
(2) registration,
(3) hotels in the Tsukuba city.

Please send your abstract by June 30, 2018, and the deadline for the early registration is on August 17, 2018. We recommend you to make the hotel reservation in advance because November is a travel season in Japan. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are looking forward to seeing you in Tsukuba in 2018.

Shunzo Kumano and Shinya Sawada (KEK/J-PARC)
on behalf of the local organizers

Plenary Speakers
Note: Talk titles are tentative.

Gordon Baym (Univ. Illinois)
Neutron star physics
Fabienne Kunne (Saclay)
Nucleon-structure physics by lepton deep inelastic scattering
Su Houng Lee (Yonsei Univ.)
Theory on hadrons in nuclear medium
Ming Liu (Los Alamos)
Nucleon-structure physics by proton-proton collisions
Kyungseon Joo (Univ. Connecticut)
N* physics
Larry McLerran (Univ. Washington)
Theory on high-energy heavy-ion physics
Kenkichi Miyabayashi (Nara Women’s Univ.)
Belle-II project
Barbara Pasquini (Univ. Pavia)
Hadron tomography by three-dimensional structure functions
Eliezer Piasetzky (Tel Aviv Univ.)
Short-range correlations in nuclei
Sasa Prelovsek (Univ. Ljubljana)
Hadron spectroscopy from lattice QCD
Jianwei Qiu (JLab)
Nucleon structure from lattice QCD
Hirokazu Tamura (Tohoku Univ.)
Strangeness nuclear physics
Wolfram Weise (TU Munchen)
Perspectives of hadron and nuclear physics

Plenary speakers on the following topics will be announced later.
* Exotic hadrons
* Experiments on heavy-quark hadrons
* Baryon interactions from lattice QCD
* Experiments on high-energy heavy-ion physics
* Experiments on hadrons in nuclear medium
* EIC project
* J-PARC hadron-hall extension
* GSI-FAIR project

Conference site and visitor information
The conference will be held in the
Tsukuba International Congress Center (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA),
2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan
in the center of the Tsukuba city.
For access information to the congress center and for tourist information
on the Tsukuba city, please look at

Conference schedule
November 13 (Tue):    8:00 Registration, 9:00 Conference begins.
Morning (plenary), Afternoon (parallel, poster)
November 14 (Wed):    Morning (plenary), Afternoon (parallel)
November 15 (Thu):    Morning (plenary), Afternoon (excursion)
November 16 (Fri):    Morning (plenary), Afternoon (parallel), night (dinner)
November 17 (Sat):    Morning and Afternoon (plenary),
Conference ends in early afternoon.

Important dates
* Application to talk/poster presentation: June 30, 2018
* Early registration:   August 17, 2018
* Regular registration:     September 14, 2018

Registration fee
* Registration fee for general participants:
45,000 yen for early registration
55,000 yen for regular registration
* Registration fee for students:
20,000 yen for early registration
30,000 yen for regular registration
* Accompanying person, Banquet fee: 10,000 yen