Important Information


The Conference Secretariat will make arrangements for your stay at hotels in Taipei City. These hotels provide rooms with single or double occupancy. The room charge will be about US$ 80-100 per night.

Scientific Excursions

A one-day excursion on November 22 to the famous scenic areas, wetland parks and/or environmental facilities will be arranged. There will be no charge for the field trips, but since there is limited space, you will need to register beforehand when you arrive at the registration table. Scientific field studies can also be arranged on October 23 for a nominal fee if requested in advance by foreign scholars and under the available conditions.

Passport and Visas

All foreign visitors entering Taiwan must possess a valid passport. Conference attendees requiring a visa should apply to the Overseas Missions of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in their country of residence prior to departure. Visas may be obtained at the airport upon arrival but these are only valid for several days. Attendees are required to make all necessary visa arrangements by themselves. The Conference Secretariat will provide attendees invitation letters should these be required for visa reasons.

Local Transportation

For saving energy, we encourage our participants to take MRT or other public transportation in Taipei region. However, local transportation will be provided if necessary between the conference venue and hotels at no charge. A reception desk will be set up at Taipei or Taoyuan International Airport to provide information for foreign attendees.

Tentative Program

November 19: Arrival of foreign participants, Pre-registration Reception
November 20: Opening, Conference, Welcome Banquet
November 21: Conference, Closing, Farewell Party
November 22: Field trip(s)
November 23: Departure of foreign participants, Extended scientific tours if requested