December 18, 2002

Dear ACFA Colleagues,

I would like to call for possible new names for the linear 
collider project which we are now promoting, i.e. JLC.

When the project was originally started by our Japanese 
colleagues two decades ago, the project was called as 
Japan Linear Collider, JLC.  Since then, the project 
has grown up to have more international nature.  Especially, 
since 1997 when the ACFA statement for the linear collider 
was declared, ACFA has been strongly supporting the JLC 
project.  Then JLC has been translated to be a Joint Linear 
Collider.  By now significant progress in promotion of the 
project has been achieved under ACFA and the linear collider 
promotion committee at KEK.  Based on such progresses, 
recently ACFA Linear Collider Steering Committee (ALCSC) was 
formed  in Melbourne, Australia to coordinate the promotion 
of the project in Asian region.  However, in spite of such a 
situation, sometimes JLC is still called as Japan Linear 
Collider, which is not our intention.

Now, an important write-up, "Roadmap Report," is in preparation 
which describes the basic design of accelerator, facilities, 
site issues as well as roadmap to wards project realization, 
and a draft will be distributed soon.  The symposium for the 
project will be held on 12-Feb-2003 in Tsukuba-city.

We, I myself as the ALCSC chair, and members of the linear 
collider promotion committee, recognized that it is time to 
go the next step with a new name which more clearly expresses 
the nature of the project.  We hope that the roadmap report 
will be completed with the new name.

For indivisuals who have an idea for the new name, please 
send your idea to following address by an e-mail.

ACFA office: setsuya.kawabata@kek.jp

The deadline of sending your mail is 31-Jan-2003.

I am looking forward to hearing from all of you.

Sincerely yours,

Won Namkung

Chair, Asian Linear Collider Steering Committee (ALCSC)