Low Dimensional Topology of Tomorrow RIMS, Kyoto University January 2002 January 7 (Mon) 14:00-15:00 Ko Honda On the finiteness of tight contact structures 15:30-16:30 Saburo Matsumoto ERF, LERF, RF, ENUF: Trying to Lift Surfaces Immersed in 3-Manifolds January 8 (Tue) 9:30-10:30 J. Scott Carter New Invariants of Classical Knots and Knotted Surfaces 11:00-12:00 Andrius Tamulis A Survey of Knot Concordance 14:00-15:00 Ruifeng Qiu Essential surfaces producing by Dehn surgeries and handle additions 15:30-16:30 Tsuyoshi Kobayashi Graphic of 3-manifolds and its applications January 9 (Wed) 9:30-10:30 Sergei Duzhin Skew-symmetric functions and weight systems 11:00-12:00 Kazuo Habiro Hopf algebra in a 3-dimensional cobordism category, transmutation and quantum invariants of links and 3-manifolds 14:00-15:00 Jun Murakami On the volume conjecture 15:30-16:30 Yasuyuki Kawahigashi Operator algebras and topological quantum field theory January 10 (Thu) 9:30-10:30 Mikami Hirasawa On fibered double torus knots 11:00-12:00 Kouki Taniyama Knots and links in spatial graphs