Since the first Asian Forum was held in 1996 aimed at the information exchange among the SR facilities in Asian region, it was held for several times and was found to be quite effective. During the time, circumstance on SR in this area has been moved. Existing facilities have been largely developed to produce exciting results in various fields, and Shanghai and Australia are now constructing their new 3rd generation facilities.
In this stage, we intended to establish the Asia/Oceania Forum for Synchrotron Radiation Research to obtain more fruitful results, taking the following points into account.
(a) From facility base to science base,
(b) Periodical and scheduled meeting,
(c) From Asia to Asia/Oceania,
(d) Establishment of the secretariat function.