We wish to thank:

1. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2. KDDI Foundation

3. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

4. Fujitsu Limited

5. Speechocean

6. Renesas Electronics

7. The Murata Science Foundation

8. The Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering

9. The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

10. Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation

11. Yahoo Japan Corporation

12. ROHM Co., Ltd.

13. Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research, Foundation

for their contribution to the success of this conference.