20th APAN Meeting： Advanced Network Conference in Taipei 23 ~ 27 August, 2005 Howard Plaza Hotel, Taipei Conference Information Date: Tuesday ~ Saturday, 23~ 27 August, 2005 Venue: Howard Plaza Hotel, Taipei Local Contact: Academia Sinica Computing Centre (Secretariat) Stella Shen, email@example.com Vicky Huang, firstname.lastname@example.org Content Hosts Local Secretariat Local Organizing Committee Venue & Networking Hotels Local Arrangement Hosts Computing Centre, Academia Sinica (also main organizer) Computer Center of Ministry of Education National Center for High-Performance Computing Taiwan Network Information Center Local Secretariat Overall coordination Networking Venue Facilities/ A-V equipment Transportation & Social Events Registration, Hotel & Visa Local Promotion (Printing/ Publication) Invitation Letter Local Organizing Committee (1) Chair: Ovid J.L. Tzeng, Academia Sinica Committee Members: (in last name’s alphabetic order) Shan-Zheng Chang, Acer Inc. Han-Chieh Chao, National Dong Hwa Univ. Lih-Shyang Chen, National Cheng Kung Univ. Wen-Sheng Chen, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Science and Technology Chi-Ping Ding, Planning & Evaluation Division, National Science Council Zhe-Nan Chuang, National Center for High- Performance Computing Kai-Sheng Gao, The Directorate General of Telecommunications, Ministry of Transportation and Communications Yao-Huang, Guo, Computer Center of Ministry of Education Local Organizing Committee (2) Committee Members: (in last name’s alphabetic order) Jian-Ming Ho, Planning & Evaluation Division, National Science Council Sheng-Hsiong Huang, Feipei Lai, National Taiwan University Hahn-Ming Lee, National Taiwan University Simon C. Lin, Academia Sinica Computing Centre Shyue-Ching Lu, Chunghwa Telecom Kuo-Wei Wu, National Information Infrastructure Enterprise Promotion Association Ruey-Bei Wu, National Taiwan University Li-Ming Tseng, National Central University Shian-Shiong Tseng, Taiwan Network Information Center Venue & Networking Venue: Howard Plaza Hotel, Taipei Convenient accommodation in the same building 7 conference rooms (30 seats – 300 seats) each room equipped with Wireless Internet access 1 Gbps+ upstream bandwidth for Internet connection Conference-designed Audio System Video-conference Service International Connections Hotels Designated Hotels: (with discount rate) A) Howard Plaza Hotel (venue)(S/NT$3,500;T/3,900)(S/USD$103; T/US$114) B) United Hotel (S/T: NT$3,700) (USD$108) C) San Wan Hotel (USD$110) D) Howard International House Taipei(S/NT$1,700;T/3,300) (USD$50;US$97) E) Guest House of Academia Sinica (S/NT$800;T/1,200)(USD$24; USD$36) To secure the discount rate - Book hotel through 20th APAN Secretariat (On-line system) Fellows accommodation will be at Guest House of Academia Sinica (Two-bed room: NTD 1,200 per night) Other Choices: (within 5 ~ 15 minutes by car) Variety choices of hotels near the conference venue Activity Center, Academia Sinica Howard Plaza Hotel Conference Room (1) Conference Room (2) Howard Plaza Hotel- 1F Rainbow Terrace ～ Atrium Dining Howard Plaza Hotel – Superior Twin Deluxe Howard Plaza Hotel – Swimming Pool Local Arrangement (1) Registration Registration Fee – USD$200 (NTD$6,800) Transportation Shuttle buses will be arranged between designated hotels and venue Social Events Reception (Aug. 24) Banquet (Aug. 26) Local Arrangement (2) Visa Application With a passport valid for at least 6 months, 30 days visa waiver policy for following 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. Those need to apply Entry visa, please contact 20th APAN Secretariat. Other Misc. Information Post Conference Tour Optional Recommend Travel Agency will provide information and services Weather in August – 28 ~ 32°C (82 ~90°F) Electricity – 110 Volts A.C More of others will be on website soon. Tour Examples (Optional) Half Day/ One Day/ 2-3 days Tours Taipei City Tour & Night Market Tour Wulai Aboriginal Village Tour Northern Coast Tour Culture Tour & Folk Arts Tour (Half day) Yangmingshan National Part & Hot- Spring Tour East Coast & Taroko (Marble) Gorge Tour (One day) 3-Day Tour to Kenting, Kaohsiung & Taroko Gorge (Eastern & Southern coast of TW) Many more ... Tour (Optional) Welcome to 20th APAN-TW We will see you in August. Thank you!