The IAT-2001 and WI-2001 will take place in Maebashi City. Maebashi,
the capital of Gumma Prefecture, is called the `City of water,
greenery, and poetry'. Maebashi is an `International Convention City'
designated by the Ministry of Transportation.
Maebashi and the neighboring areas in Gunma is a land of greenery
blessed with the wonders of natural beauty and more than a hundred hot
springs offering relaxation and peace of mind. IAT-2001 and WI-2001
will organize a tour during the conference to a resort hotel with hot
spring in Ikaho that is one of the most famous hot springs areas in
Maebashi is positioned nearly in the center of the Japan Archipelago.
Only a hundred kilometers from Japan's capital city of Tokyo and
reachable in an hour by bullet train or high-speed expressway, a
variety of favorable land conditions lead to flourishing economic
activity. Maebashi City and the neighboring areas in Gunma are
expected to further develop into an IT conurbation with highly
advanced information technology.