Jan. 30, 2001

                An International Workshop
               Collaboration and Coordination 
          Among NEO Observers and Orbital Computers

                 Kurashiki City Art Museum
                 Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

                  October 23 to 26, 2001

As I mentioned during the IAU General Assembly, we , the Japan Spaceguard
Association, would like to
hold an workshop 
from October 23 through 26, 2001, at 
the Kurashiki City Art Museum (near the Bisei Spaceguard Center).
Following the workshop, we will inaugurate the Bisei Spaceguard Center 
on October 27.
At this workshop, we will set aside many hours for discussion.

SOC members: Syuzo Isobe (Co-Chair), Donald K. Yoemans (Co-Chair),
             Tom Morgan, Bob McMillan, Ted Bowell, Andrea Carusi,
             Brian Marsden, Richard Binzel, Karri Muinonen, and
             Mark Bailey

       January 31:  Second circular sent
       March 31:    Titles and abstracts of papers due
       June 30:     Final program sent

Tentative Program

First day: Tuesday October 23 evening, reception.

Second day: Wednesday October 24
General remarks (D. Yeomans and S. Isobe)
Six 30-minute reports from observational teams
  (E. Bowell, G. Stokes, E. Helin/S. Pravdo, S. Larson, 
   T. Gehrels, M. Yoshikawa)
Reports from follow-up teams (Pravec, Klet, Tholen, etc)
Report from SGF Central Node
Review of proposed space missions

Third day: Thursday October 25
30-minute presentation by MPC (B. Marsden)
Three 30 minute presentations by impact prediction teams
     (P. Chodas, A. Milani, K. Muinonen)
15-minute presentation by Spaceguard Foundation (A. Carusi)
30-minute presentation by NASA NEO Program Office (D. Yeomans)

Panel discussion on cooperative observational efforts 
Panel goal:  provide recommendations and suggest plans and 
      schedule to optimize international discovery and follow-up 

Fouth day: Friday October 26
Panel discussion on cooperative orbital computations
Panel goal:  Provide recommendations on computational 
      techniques, guidelines for announcing Earth-threatening 
      threatening objects, and the use of the Torino scale.

Review, Discuss and prepare final draft of panel 

Fifth day: Saturday October 27
Inauguration of the Bisei Spaceguard Center. This is one-day trip.

Speaker names are not fixed and some numbers of contributed paper are accepted.

Meeting location: Attendees and guests will land at the Kansai International
       airport, take a train to Shin-Osaka (about one hour), followed
       by a bullet train (Shin-Kansen) to Okayama (90 minutes),
       and the a commuter train to Kurashiki (15 minutes).
       Kurashiki City is in the Edo period style (17 to 19 century).

Further deadlines:
       By March 31: Receipt titles and abstracts of short contributions
                    or poster papers and further informations will be sent.
       By June 30:  Final programme sent and receipt draft of
                    papers for e-mail discussions on Workshop