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First Joint International Meeting with the Taiwanese Mathematical Society



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Joint International Meeting
Taichung, Taiwan, December 14-18, 2005
Meeting #1013

Associate secretary:
John L. Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu


This information was accurate at the time of publication in the June/July issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Be sure to check the pages maintained by the local organizers for updates and additions to the following information.

Contributed Papers

There will be a session for contributed papers. The submission deadline is September 14, 2005; you will receive a reply regarding the acceptance of your abstract no later than November 1. Details will be provided under the "Submission of abstracts" section of the official conference website by the end of June.

Abstracts

Abstract submission procedures will be published on the official conference website by the end of June.

Accommodations

Hotel reservation procedures will be published on the official conference website by the end of June.

Restaurants/Food Service

A box lunch will be provided daily to all registered participants. On campus there are two dormitory cafeterias, a coffee shop, a food mall, and a restaurant. Details can be found at http://www.thu.edu.tw/english/swf/map_english/map_new.swf. There are also many restaurants and food stands within a 15-minute walking distance from campus.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting will take place at Tunghai University, 181 Taichung Harbor Road, Section 3 Tiachung 40704, Taiwan. For more information about the campus see www.thu.edu.tw/english/enindex.htm.

Registration, plenary addresses, and Special Sessions will be held in the Humanities Building (floors B1, 1F, and 2F); see the floor plans at http://www.math.thu.edu.tw/2005ims/place.htm.

Registration fees paid by September 30 are US$80/members, US$100/nonmembers, and US$20/students payable by credit card through the official website. Registration fees after September 30 are US$100/members, US$120/nonmembers, and US$20/students. On-site registration fees are NT3300, payable in Taiwan dollars only. As of 4/29/05, US$1=NT31.450

Social Events

Tickets must be reserved in advance for these events.

All registered participants are invited to a Welcome Banquet on the evening of December 15 at the Howard Prince Hotel. There is no extra charge for registered participants. Guest tickets are US$20.

A tour to Chitou Forest Recreational Area has been arranged especially for conference participants for the afternoon of December 16. See www.math.thu.edu.tw/2005ims/en/Chitou.htm. Giant trees, green bamboo, winding trails, chirping birds, croaking frogs, fog-enshrouded scenery, and fresh air characterize the Chitou Forest Recreation Area. Take a walk in the woods, relax in the tranquility, and recharge your mind. Scenic overlooks and abundant plant and bird life are hallmarks of this pleasant area. Don't miss the architecturally unique bamboo cottage located in the quiet Mong-Tsung bamboo forest. Also visit the Bamboo House, where the house and all the furnishings are made from this wonderfully versatile plant. The cost for the tour is US$10 or NT300.

Travel and Maps

An excellent site for general information about traveling to Taiwan and the many wonderful things the country has to offer is found at http://www.taiwan.net.tw/lan/cht/index/index.asp.

The conference will be held at Taichung which is about 100 miles from Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport (http://www.cksairport.gov.tw/english/) Participants are advised to use CKS airport. Airport taxis charge according to the meter plus a 50 percent surcharge (highway tolls not included), and provide transport to anywhere in Taiwan. Typical fare to Taichung is around NT$3,200. Air-conditioned limousine buses (with space for luggage) leave for Taichung City every thirty minutes. The cost is around NT$250 and the trip takes about two hours. It is suggested that you take a taxi to the hotels after getting off the bus at Chaoma station. The cost for a taxi from the station will be about NT$150. Refer to http://www.cksairport.gov.tw/english/transportation/taichung.htm for further information.

Participants holding passports from these countries do not need to apply for a visa (see www.boca.gov.tw/
~boca2000/en/exempte.htm
for additional rules as well as procedures for some other countries): 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.

For other foreign participants see the regulations and frequently asked questions from the Bureau of Consular Affairs at http://www.boca.gov.tw/english/index.htm. Here you will also find a visa application form to download. Applications must be sent for processing to a ROC Embassy/Mission; a list is available through the bureau website.

Watch the official webpage of this conference cited in the first paragraph of this announcement for further details and up-to-date information.


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