December 6–9, 2011
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Visa Information

Check a list of countries with visa exemptions at the Ministry of Foreign Affirs of Japan, and see whether you need a visa.

Countries requiring visas include China, India, Russia, and Brazil. If you are not sure, ask your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate directly. If you do need a visa, ACT EARLY; Depending on your nationality and the local embassy, visa application can take up to ONE MONTH to be processed.

Visa Application Support

Support Letters

Requests for visa support letters for purposes of attending or presenting at CoNEXT 2011 are handled by ACM.

International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. All visa inquiries must be handled by ACM headquarters.

Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to You must include:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your mailing address;
  3. Your fax number;
  4. The name of the conference you are attending (i.e., CoNEXT 2011); and,
  5. If you are an author of an accepted paper or poster, please provide the title.

Once the information is sent, ACM expects to issue the letter within a week. Please note that ACM does not issue formal "letters of invitation" to any of its conferences, only Visa Support Letters describing the conference and your relation to it (e.g., author, travel grant recipient).

If you need further assistance, you may contact General Co-chair, Kenjiro Cho. Please include "CoNEXT2011" in the subject.

Visa page at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan