JIST2012: The 2nd Joint International Semantic Technology Conference Dec 2 - 4, 2012, Nara, Japan

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Conference Venue


- JSAI-SIG on Semantic Web and Ontology
- JIST Steering Committee

Supported by:


- Keihanna Web Semantics SIG
- The Telecommuni- cations Advancement Foundation
- Inoue Foundation for Science
- Kansai Rsearch Foundation for technology promotion
- Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement
- Nara Visitors Bureau

In-cooperation with:



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The JIST2012 will take place from December 2 to 4, 2012 in Nara, Japan, in the Nara Prefectural New Public Hall. It is located in the center of Nara National Park.

The hall has an impressive Noh theatre (see. a picture on the left) which is designed in a traditional Japanese style. The JIST2012 will use the Noh theatre for some sessions.


Nara is a famous city as World Heritage "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara". The conference site is next to one of the historic monuments "Tôdai-ji" in which Daibutsu (Great Buddha) is enshrined.

Some Photos by (c)Tomo.Yun

Transportation Information

Transportation to NARA

  • From Kansai Airport (website)
    • Limousin Bus (Timetable) [We strongly recommend]
       Kansai Airport --> Limousin Bus (about 95min.) --> JR Nara
    • Train (Railway map)
      • Kansai Airport --> (Kansai-kuko Line) 29 min. --> Tennoji --> Kaisoku (Yamatoji Line) 29 min. --> JR Nara
      • Kansai Airport --> Nankai RAPI:T (Nankai Line) 29 minutes --> Namba --> Limited Express (Kintetsu Nara Line) 31 minutes --> Kintetsu Nara
  • From Osaka(Itami) Airport (website)
    • Osaka Airport(Itami Airport) --> Airport Bus (about 30 min.) --> Kintetsu Uehommachi --> Kaisoku kyuko (Kintetsu Nara Line) 29 min. --> Kintetsu Nara
  • From Osaka / Kyoto
    *please see this website.

Local Tranportation to Venue and Hotel Loocatios

The tourism information by Nara Prefecture

Contact: jist2012@ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp