To make it short: I didn't pay anything to the editor, the editor did a great job (positive feedback), I don't get any money from that, and apart from the cover and back pages, the document is identical to my PhD thesis which can be freely downloaded via the CCSD website.
Just got back from the frontiers of engineering symposium held end February in Kyoto Japan. Very positive impression of both Japan and conference.
Kyoto conference center
Japanese-style conference dinner
Colleagues Aloyse Degiron and Alexandre Bouhelier getting their first real meal after 24h of travel: happy faces