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ICQCC'11-Yokohama Convention news


"Enhancing Organizational Vitality Through Further Development of QC Circle Activities"
September 11-14, 2011
Pacifico Yokohama Convention Complex, JAPAN

ICQCC'11-Yokohama: Thank you for your participation

Thanks to your active participation and cooperation, the ICQCC'11-Yokohama was successfully completed with as many as 177 presentations from the world . We hope you enjoyed sharing time and experience with us. We are honored to be able to extend our friendship through this convention.

You can find the guest summary by country as below:
Special thanks to the Coordinating organizations!

Origin No.
U.S.A. 1
Total 1,168

ICQCC'11-Yokohama: Updates and travel information

On 27th of April, the board of Directors meeting was held where it was decided the ICQCC'11-Yokohama will be held as per the original schedule.

We discussed every possibility, including postponement and a change of the venue location to other cities.
Environment surrounding impact of the earthquake, is rapidly improving, which now enables us to conduct the ICQCC in Yokohama as planned.

The followings were the prime issues of concern during the meeting:

1. Electricity supply shortage

The area of the venue, Pacifico Yokohama was announced lately, to be exempted from the area of electricity supply cut.
Even when it comes in effect, the Pacifico Yokohama is equipped with in-house power generator which can supply electricity for as long as 4 hours to cover the duration of planned electricity supply cut.

To comply with the Government policy to save on electricity, power saving for
common areas will be expected, but will not impact presentations.

2. The Venue

The Pacifico Yokohama has a proven aseismic structure which has started regular operation since the end of March, after inspection. The entire venue functions as usual.

3. Travel advice and restrictions

Travel restrictions were announced by some countries, due to impact of the earthquake on Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The situation has become stabilized, and most countries canceled the release of travel restrictions except areas adjacent to the plant.
We expect the situation to be improving in the following months to come.

The details on monitoring of the plant by the WHO, as well as a brief information on destination and travel can be downloaded from the link below:

We will further strive to make preparations and look forward to welcoming you in September.

ICQCC'11-Yokohama: Notification of Paper Screening Result

As per schedule, the program committee of the ICQCC'11-Yokohama sent the paper screening result on 31st of March, 2011 to applicants. If you made application through one of our Coordinator organizations, please wait for their process.
The result will reach you in a couple of days.

We have thankfully received 343 entries against our presentation slot of 200.
Sincere appreciations for your interest and applications.

Due to the impact of the Tohoku Region Pacific Ocean Offshore Earthquake which occurred at 14:46, on 11th of March, 2011 and subsequent Tsunami disasters, an electricity supply cut has been in effect in the Kanto region, including Tokyo and Yokohama.
The committee may also be obliged to announce that according to such circumstances, the venue/date for the ICQCC may be changed, out of necessity.
We will inform you promptly through our website by the end of April, should any changes occur.

ICQCC'11-Yokohama: Paper Instructions Available

You can download the paper instructions, as well as evaluation criteria from the following link:

ICQCC'11-Yokohama: Paper Application Closed

Thank you for your paper applications, as well as strong interest toward the ICQCC'11-Yokohama.
We have thankfully received more entries than we expected, and the program committee will review the submitted papers. The result will be informed to the applicant by no later than 31 March, 2011.

We plan to begin calling for general participants from 1 June, 2011. As we have received the larger number of applications than expected, you will be assured that a high standard of the convention program will entertain you onsite.
Please stay tuned, and we look forward to seeing you at the convention.

ICQCC'11-Yokomaha: Call for Papers

We would like to call for papers globally from each and every small group (QC Circle) regardless of the type of business or operation. The effect of small group activities is enormous in terms of human resource development, vitalization of the workshops and problem-solving activities. Present your successful case studies at the ICQCC 2011 Yokohama, where these small group activities were born and developed as QC Circles, and exchange opinions globally to learn from each other.

We call for papers under the following categories:

1. Improvement (Kaizen) case studies

Presentation from identifying problems/assignments of the workshop related to Quality, Cost, Safety, Maintenance, CS and Environment etc., to solving them

2. Operation case studies

Presentation summarizing ideas on activities, memberfs growth, enhancement of workshop capabilities through continuous improvement (Kaizen) activities

3. Promotion case studies

Presentation by mangers, promoters and/or the Secretariat regarding how to provide education and training, support and guidance as and when required, so as to develop and vitalize small group activities

4. TQM and Small Group Activities

Presentation dealing with small group activities under TQM promotion, and/or linked to TQM activities such as Quality Assurance, Policy Management etc,.

5. Small group activities at each respective country

Presentation reporting activity or promotion status, history or development of small group activities at each respective country

6. Others

Please submit 300 words English summary of your paper and your (circle's) short biographical Sketch together with preliminary application form by fax at +81-3-3225-1814 or e-mail to

Please feel free to contact the Secretariat for further information:
ICQCC'11-Yokohama Secretariat
C/O Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE)
5-10-11 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5379-1229 (9:00?17:00 / Monday to Friday)
Fax: +81-3-3225-1814
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