Since the establishment of WAPOR in 1947, this year’s annual conference to be held in Hong Kong is the first time ever in 65 years that WAPOR holds an annual conference outside Europe and North America. We in the University of Hong Kong are determined to make it a success, and we are half way there already.
In response to our first call for papers which ended on January 1, over 160 proposals have been received. After screening by an 11-member Scientific Committee, over 130 papers have been accepted up to this date for presentation at the conference. A rough breakdown of the accepted papers shows that 47% comes from Europe and America, 45% comes from Asia, and 8% comes from the rest of the world. The titles of these papers can be found at http://wapor2012.hkpop.hk/.