I happened to be the last batch of speakers in SAINT2012 conference. Next year it will be merged with COMPSAC as “New COMPSAC”, which will be held in Kyoto in 2013. The name of “SAINT” will not be used anymore.
Happened to know that I have to teeeaaaach in the coming short-semester. It seems like I am getting far far away from my PhD completion. I blame noone but myself. When will I have the gut to tender resignation letter? When will I have the time to do nothing but my own research?
Visit some old cities of Turkey during the SAINT2012 conference. Tortured by the sunshine, and was amazed at the legacy of Ephesus.