Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and the workshop organizers disclaim any liability for death, injury, any loss, cost or expense suffered by any person (including accompanying persons or partners or attendant caregivers), if such loss is caused or results from the act, default or omission of any person other than an employee or agent of OIST or the organizers. In particular, neither OIST nor the organizers can accept any liability for losses arising from the provision or non-provision of services provided by hotel companies or transport operators. OIST and the organizers disclaim liability for losses suffered by reason of war including threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural disasters, weather, fire, flood, drought, technical, mechanical or electrical breakdown within any premises visited by tutors/participants and/or partners in connection with the workshop, and losses suffered by reason of industrial disputes, governmental action, registrations or technical problems that may affect the services provided in connection with the workshop. OIST and the organizers are not able to give any warranty that any particular person will appear as a speaker or presenter. Finally, in case of any breach of the above stated Guidelines Regarding Travel Expenses for Tutors and Participants at OIST Workshops, the costs for the visit to OIST might be charged to the visitors.