|● 會場資訊 Academia
|Academia Sinica, founded in 1928, is the highest-ranking
academic institution. The current President of Academia Sinica
is Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, a Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 1986,
who was inaugurated on January 15, 1994. The Academy consists
of ~30 institutes in various disciplines including mathematical
and physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences and
The Academia Sinica is located in Nankang, east suburb of the
City of Taipei. The Academic Activity Center in the Academy
has several lecture rooms, dining rooms, and 90 rooms for guests
of the Academy. Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning,
telephone, television, and a private bathroom.
Downtown Taipei (30-40minutes ride by car) has comfortable hotels
to fit different budgets. The Organizing Committee would suggest
the Academic Activity Center as the most appropriate accommodation
for lodging, due to its most convenient location. However, we
have also provided information of several hotels for your reference.
Reservations for all accommodation are required. We will provide
updated information for lodging when it is available.
● 主辦國資訊 Taipei,
|Taiwan, a mountainous island with abundant natural
resources, is situated within three major climatic zones. Its
various topography endows the island with very diverse biological
aspects. The protection of Taiwan’s natural ecosystems is a
unique and difficult challenge. Mountainous topography and different
forest types are combined with large-scale human development
in Taiwan to create an ecological island within the actual physical
island itself. To protect these ecological islands, the government
has set aside nearly 10 percent of the land in a multi-tiered
conservation system that includes six National Parks, 18 nature
preserves, 20 nature reserves, and one wildlife sanctuary.
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is situated in northern Taiwan.
As the largest and most prominent city on the island, Taipei
is right in a basin surrounded by mountains and crossed by rivers.
The mountains north of Taipei in Yangminshan National Park dominate
the landscape, the Tamsui and Hsintien Rivers meander through
the southeast, while the Keelung River crosses the city to the
The climate of the island is subtropical, the average temperature
is between 22℃ (71℉) to 24℃(75℉). The weather in September is
warm with occasional afternoon rain showers and the temperature
is around 27℃(80℉). Plenty of Sun shines. Visitors are suggested
to bring an umbrella or a hat.
Residents of countries not listed bellow as
eligible countries for visa exempt need visas to enter the
Republic of China on Taiwan. Please check with your travel
agent. You should apply for a visa directly to the nearest
ROC Consulate or representative as early as possible. Detailed
information can be found
at the web site of our Minister of Foreign
Affairs. Obtaining visas ahead of time is highly
recommended to ensure a smooth flight. In case of any difficulty
Visa Exempt Entry
- Eligible countries for application:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada,
Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,
Iceland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
U.K. and U.S.A.
(a). a passport valid for at least six months.
(b). a confirmed return air (steamer)ticket or an air (steamer)
ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed
air (steamer) seat reservation, for his(her) departure,
a confirmed air (steamer) seat reservation, for his(her)
(c). no criminal record.
- Duration of stay
30 days (no extension is permitted)
- Disembarkation port
CKS International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport,
Keelung Harbor, Hualien Harbor,
Taichung Harbor and Kaohsiung Harbor.
If you are not holding a China (PROC) passport,
please ignore this message.
There are some extra documents required for people who held
the passport of People's Republic of China (PRC). Please
tell us as soon as possible if you do hold the PRC's passport.
We shall send you some documents to fill out. Please respond
immediately because it takes about two months to process
everything. Thank you very much for your prompt reply.
The conference provides comfortable
on-campus accommodation that is within 5-minutes walk from
the conference site. The on-campus guest houses of Academia
Sinica provide cheap and convenient, but may not 5-star quality
serivces, to visitors. Some pictures of the facilities are
in Chinese. Each guest room is generally like a hotel room
with beds and bath room. The guest rooms (called Activity
Center) is Building 29 in the map
of Academia Sinica here. The main conference site
is Building 18 (Institute of Information Science). A block
of rooms are resevered on a first come first serve basis.
To reserve a room, please view the web page at
Activity Center of Academia Sinica
. Important information when you fill out the room reservation
- Room charges: use Grade C
o NT 800 daily for a single room
o NT 1200 daily for a double room
- Enter the following information on the first 3 lines
of the reservation form:
o Name of contact: Ms. Yi-Jieh Hsieh, IIS secretary
o Organization: ICGA2005 Taipei (IIS event)
o Telephone: (02)27883799 x 2217
Please be sure to also fill out the rest of the form.
- IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
o Only a limited rooms are available. Must make the reseveration
at least 2 weeks in advace for this special offer to be
o You can only pay for the room charge using local currency
when you check out.
o No credit cards/foreign currency is taken.
In case you need to stay in outside hotels. Taipei has many
hotels at different price ranges. Transportation is easy between
hotels and the conference site except during the rush hours.
Some of the hotels near by are listed in
this web page.
● 交通資訊 Transportation
|Taipei International Airport (Chiang Kai-Shek
(CKS) Airport) is situated 40 km (24.8 miles) southwest of City
There are two suggestions for transportation from CKS to Academia
(a) Take the regular shuttle bus to downtown Taipei or Taipei
(Sungshan) Airport (domestic airport) and then transfer to a
taxi to get to the Academia Sinica. Bus lines, namely Taiwan
Bus, Fe-Go Express, Ever Voyage Bus, etc. are available. Each
line has a service interval of 15-30 minutes for most of the
day. Nevertheless, there are two lines which run as late as
01:30 A.M. Tickets are sold at the bus service counters, which
are located on your left-hand side as you exit from the customs.
The bus fare is around NT$110 per person. Taxi fare in the city
is NT$70 for the 1st km, and Nt$5 for each additional 300m.
A 20% surcharge is imposed for taxi fares during the late night-early
morning period (2300-0600). The taxi fare is estimated to be
about NT$250 in this case. The maps of Academia Sinica below
may help to tell your destination to the taxi driver, and a
small card written in Chinese can be shown to the taxi driver
to go to the Academic Activity Center, Academia Sinica.
(b) Take a taxi and go straight from CKS Airport to the Academia
Sinica. It may cost you approximately NT$1200 but is by far
the most convenient way. If you need assistance in arranging
a limousine pickup from the airport, please contact the Local
While arriving at Academia Sinica, show your destination to
the security guard at the front gate. See Academia Sinica Map
Chinese/English taxi cards to Academia
Sinica, Hotels and the local airport.
Academia Sinica is not responsible for personal injuries, sickness,
theft, or property damage incurred during the Congress. This
disclaimer applies to any event held during the assembly and
symposium period. Concerned participants should obtain insurance
coverage for protection.
The unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar
(NT$). The current exchange rate is NT$31-32 to US$1. Foreign
currencies can be exchanged at the CKS Airport upon arrival
or at designated banks and hotels. Major credit cards are
accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at some tourist-oriented
businesses and at most international hotels. Receipts are
given when currency is exchanged. Keep these receipts.