HYP2018 Poster



The 13th International Conference on Hypernuclear and Strange Particle Physics
June 24-29, 2018
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
425 Water Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Group Photo

HYP2018 Group Photo

Visa and Immigration Information

An invitation letter is required at the port of entry for all non-US citizens requesting a business visa (B-1, WB) to participate in research, workshop, conferences and meetings at JLab. These activities are prohibited with Tourist Visa (B-2, WT).

For an invitation letter, please email HYP2018@jlab.org.

If you require a visa to enter the US you may request early consideration by notifying the organizers with the "Comments" section on the abstract submission form. The organizing committee will expedite a decision for your submission to allow you to start the visa process sooner. If you request early consideration, the organizing committee will contact you with additional information.

Final Accouncement (May 15, 2018)

The 13th International Conference on Hypernuclear and Strange Particle Physics (HYP2018) will take place in Portsmouth Virginia, U.S.A., from June 24 (Sunday evening) through June 29 (Friday midday), 2018.

The HYP conference series brings together theoreticians and experimentalists working on hadron processes and nuclear systems containing strangeness, from single to multi-strangeness systems, and from few-body systems to neutron stars. The topics of the HYP conference have been extended to related fields such as low-energy aspects of QCD, dense and cold matter, as well as hadronic and nuclear systems with heavier flavors.

HYP2018 will be the thirteenth in the series of HYP conferences that were initiated in 1982 in Heidelberg and held periodically every three years. After HYP2003 at Jefferson Lab in U.S.A., the conference was successfully held and rotated between Japan and Europe (HYP2006 in Mainz, Germany, HYP2009 in Tokyo, Japan, HYP2012 in Barcelona, Spain, and HYP2015 in Sendai, Japan.)

HYP2018 is sponsored jointly by Hampton University and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab).  All sessions (plenary, parallel, and poster) will take place in the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, offering luxurious accommodations for an excellent rate.  The Norfolk airport is only 20 minutes away by car or taxi.

Invited Speakers
B. Dönigus, P. Bydzovsky, J. Chen, Z. Davoudi, A. Dote, L. Fabbiatti, A. Feliciello, A. Gal, S. Gandolfi, B. Gibson, E. Hiyama, T. Inoue, M. Iwasaki, T. Koike, G. Krein, D. Lonardoni, B. McKeown, J. Millener, K. Miwa, T. Motoba, T. Nagae, S. N. Nakamura, K. Piscicchia, J. Price, Th. A. Rijken, R. Roth, T. Saito, H-J. Schulze, R. Schumacher, H. Tamura, I. Upsal, I. Vidana, N. Walford, J. Yao, B-S. Zou

Topical Session Speakers
P. Achenbach, E. Botta, J. Carbonell, H. Garcilazo, D. Gazda, T. Gogami, E. Hiyama, J. Millener, J. Pochozalla, S. Shimoura, M. Yamamoto, T. Yoshimoto

Scientific Program

The scientific program will be organized under the following topics:
1.   Production, structure and decay of hypernuclei
2.   Multistrange systems
3.   Production of strangeness
4.   Interactions of mesons and baryons with strangeness
5.   Strangeness in hadron structure
6.   Strange mesons in nuclei
7.   Strangeness in astrophysics and in extreme forms of matter
8.   Heavy flavor systems
9.   Hypernuclei in heavy ion collisions
10.  Future experiments and facilities

The scientific program (Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29) comprises invited talks in the plenary and parallel sessions, and contributed papers in the parallel and poster sessions. In addition, two special topical sessions will be held on specific subjects, “Neutral baryonic systems with strangeness” and “Charge symmetry breaking”, selected by IAC. The oral presentations in the parallel sessions are selected from the contributed abstracts.  The abstracts submission is now closed.

Venue (has changed since First Announcement!)

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, Virginia, 23704, USA.   All sessions will take place in the hotel facilities. The conference location makes it easy for participants to relax at the beautiful Portsmouth waterside along the Elizabeth River (and visit the Nauticus Naval Museum with the Battleship Wisconsin) and enjoy a variety of foods in the restaurants along the street beside the hotel as well as in the nearby Norfolk Waterside District and MacArthur Shopping Malls. Participants can also reach famous Virginia Beach by a 25-minute drive, for dinner and/or a swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

Abstracts and Conference Program

With this announcement, the abstract submission is officially closed. The detailed program and schedule can be found at the conference website.  The schedule is quite tight and may be modified.


Online registration will start on January 8, 2018.  Early (price discounted) registration will extend until May 18, 2018.  All participants are required to make online registration in order for us to count and prepare sufficient conference materials and ferry pass, even though some of the participants may elect to pay registration fee at the conference.

The early registration fee is $375, which covers the Sunday reception, scientific program events, and the proceedings.  A reduced early registration fee of $150 is offered for students. The registration fee after May 18 is $450 for regular participants and $225 for students. Payment should be done in dollars via major credit cards through the web page when registering.  A boat-cruise and banquet dinner will be held (at an additional cost to be determined).  On-site payment at the same rates will be possible.

The conference registration desk will be open at 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Sunday, June 24, 2018 and will remain open during the conference.


Accommodations will be at the conference hotel mentioned above.  A reservation link is available on the conference registration webpage, and a deposit for the first night will be collected (or credit card guarantee).  The number of rooms at the conference rate of $93 is limited, so please plan to book in a timely way.


The best way to reach the conference site is by taxi or Uber from the Norfolk airport.  The taxi fee is about $35.

Social Program

A welcome reception on the hotel balcony will be held on Sunday evening from 7:00PM to 8:30PM, June 24, 2018.

A networking reception will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott on Monday evening, June 25, 2018.  The venue is a short Ferry ride across the beautiful Elizabeth River.  The Elizabeth River Ferry fare is complimentary, and included for the whole week with your conference registration.

A dinner and boat cruise of the Norfolk harbor area will take place in the evening on Wednesday.  The fee for this excursion and dinner will be given on the registration web page.


The conference proceedings, including all peer-reviewed oral presentations given in plenary and parallel sessions, will be published online by AIP. The Due-Date for the contribution is August 31, 2018. To properly prepare the proceedings, please go here and use the style file from AIP.

Important Dates

First announcement

August 1, 2017

Second announcement, call for abstracts

October 16, 2017

Early registration starts

January 8, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission

March 2, 2018

Abstract acceptance/rejection notice

April 15, 2018

Final announcement

May 15, 2018

Early registration ends

May 18, 2018

HYP2018 Conference

June 24 to 29, 2018


All the correspondence concerning the conference should be addressed to the conference secretariat: HYP2018@jlab.org.

Host Organization

The Organizing Committee of HYP2018 Conference Co-hosted by Jefferson Laboratory and Hampton University

Organizing Committee

Liguang Tang (Hampton/JLab, Chair)
Reinhard Schumacher (CMU, Co-Chair)
Josh Cameron (JLab)
Stephanie Vermeire (JLab)
Erica Jones (JLab)

Scientific Program Committee

L. Tang (Hampton/JLab, Chair), R.A. Schumacher (CMU, Co-Chair), D. Carman (JLab), S. Gandolfi (LANL), B. Gibson (LANL), P. Markowitz (FIU), R. McKeown (JLab), J. Millener (BNL), J. Reinhold (FIU), Z. Xu (BNL)

International Advisory Committee

H.C. Bhang (Seoul), E. Botta (Torino), T. Bressani (Torino), C. Curceanu (Frascati), D.H. Davis (London), A. Feliciello (Torino), V.N. Fetisov (Moscow), A. Gal (Jerusalem), B.F. Gibson (Los Alamos), J. Haidenbauer (Juelich), K. Imai (JAEA/J-PARC), T. Kishimoto (Osaka), H. Lenske (Giessen), Y. G. Ma (Shanghai), J. Mares (Rez), D.J. Millener (BNL), T. Motoba (Osaka), T. Nagae (Kyoto), S.N. Nakamura (Tohoku), H. Noumi (RCNP), M. Oka (Tokyo I. T.), E. Oset (Valencia), J. Pochodzalla (Mainz), A. Ramos (Barcelona), R.A. Schumacher (CMU), H. Tamura (Tohoku),  L. Tang (Hampton), T. Yamazaki (Tokyo), S. L. Zhu (Peking)


For past announcements, please visit the Past Announcements page.