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l  The final program announced.

l  The proceeding will be published on Chinese J. Physics, a SCI journal.

l  More details about the travel information and hotel information.

 

 

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ICNX2011

 

International Conference on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (ICNX2011)

June 27-July 1, 2011

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

Organizers and sponsors:

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)

National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC)

Crystallographic Committee, Academia Sinica

Asian Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA)

National Science Council, Taiwan

 

Introduction:

The 3rd ICNX conference will take place from 27th of June to 1st of July, 2011 at Hsinchu, Taiwan. It is jointly organized mainly by National Tsing Hua University, and National Synchrotron Radiation Research. Previous conferences in this series were held in Serpong and Bandung, Indonesia ICNX2007 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ICNX2009.

 

The main topics of the conference:

- Membranes and interfaces of soft condensed matter

- Magnetism and highly correlated systems

- Time resolved in-situ studies and dynamics

- Nanostructured or thin film materials

- Coherent X-ray scattering and imaging

- Instrumentation and theory developments

- Industrial applications using scattering methods

- X-ray and neutron complementary crystallography

- Opportunities from new facilities

 

Objective:

The objective of this conference is to bring together scientists who develop neutron and X-ray scattering instruments and methods, perform characterization experiments and data analysis on soft and solid state matter. The complementary applications of using X-ray and neutron beam give a better view of the structures of condensed matter. We hope to attract more international users to exchange more brilliant ideas for the new scattering facilities during this meeting. 

 

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at auditorium room of the Department of Engineering and System Science of National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Hsinchu is a scientific city, 40 km south to the CKS international airport, and 70 km from Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. Hsinchu is a historical city with a population of 360K, while more than 130K people are working in the Hsinchu Scientific Park. Both Taiwan synchrotron radiation facility and the nuclear reactor are within a walking distance from NTHU. This year, the NTHU celebrates her 100th birthday since founded in Beijing in 1911.

 

Invited speakers:

Thomas Brückel            JCNS/Germany

Moonhor Ree                  Postech/Korea  

Jun’ichiro Mizuki            Kwansei Gakuin Univ/Spring-8/Japan

Kazuhisa Kakurai           JAEA/Japan

Jason Gardener                NIST/USA

Sasha Ioffe                      JCNS/Germany

YiXi Su                              JCNS/Germany

Masayasu Takeda         JAEA/Japan

Takeji Hashimoto            JAEA/Japan

Zin-Tun                            NRC/Canada

Edi Giri R. Putra               Batan (Indonesia)

Di-Jing Huang                 NSRRC (Taiwan)

U-Ser Jeng                        NSRRC (Taiwan)

 

Committee:

Chairperson

Shih-Lin Chang, NSRRC/National Tsing Hua Univ.

Co-chair: Di-Jing Huang, NSRRC/National Tsing Hua Univ.

 

International organizing committee

Keng S. Liang                  National Chiao Tung Univ./NSRRC (committee chair)

Sow-Hsin Chen               MIT/USA

S.L.Chaplot           BARC, India

Toshiji Kanaya                Kyoto University, Japan

A. A. Mohamed              Nuclear Malaysia

Edi Giri R. Putra               Batan, Indonesia

Moonhor Ree                  Postech, Korea

M. Shibayama                 Tokyo Univ.

P. Songsiririthigul          SLRI, Thailand

John White                      ANU/Australia

 

Local organizing committee

Chao-Hung Du                Tamkang University

Chia-Hung Hsu               NSRRC/Natl Chiao-Tung Univ.

Di-Jing Huang                 NSRRC/Natl Tsing Hua Univ.

Chih-Hao Lee                   National Tsing Hua Univ./NSRRC

Wen-Hsien Li                   National Central University

Tsang-Lang Lin               National Tsing Hua University

Chung-Yuan Mou          National Taiwan University

Mau-Tsu Tang                 NSRRC/Natl Tsing Hua Univ.

Proceeding Publications

Lieh-Jang Chang             National Cheng-Kung University

 

Registration

 

Registration form and payment form here

Regular delegate:

 NT$5800 (about 200 USD) (before May 15, 2011; NT$6000 after May 15); 250 USD (or NT$7250) (after May 16, 2011)

Students and Accompanying persons:

 NT$2000 (about 70 USD) (before May 15, 2011); 100 USD (or NT$2900) (after May 16, 2011)

             

The registration fee covers the reception, all lunches, banquet and excursion. Pre-school lectures are also included for the registered students. A half day walking tour around the campus of NTHU and National Chiao-Tung Univ. (NCTU), A half day Hsinchu city tour and one day Taipei city tour by public transportation will be arranged for accompanying persons from foreign countries. The payment can be done by major credit cards. Please download the registration and the payment form; filled in the necessary information and FAX to +886-35720724 or scan the document and E-mail as an attached file to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw. If you have difficulties to use the credit card, please send an E-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw asking for the bank account for wire transfer or pay in cash on site.  If you want to cancel your registration and asking for refund, please also contact chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw. A refund policy will be applied.

 

Important Date:

Deadline of abstract submission: April 30

Deadline of abstract submission for poster presentation only: May 20

Abstract acceptance notice for oral presentation: May 14

Pre-registration: May 15, 2011

Last minute for poster presentation date: June 12.

Conference date: June 27-July 1, 2011

Full paper submission: July 1, 2011, August 1

 


Scientific Sessions

The total time for keynote speaker per day is 50 min ;  for invited talk is 40 min and for the contributed talk is 20-30 min. For the poster session, the poster broad is for portrait A0 size. The schedule is as follows :

 

(Final schedule of ICNX2011)

 

6/27

Monday

6/28

Tuesday

6/29

Wednesday

6/30

Thursday

7/1

Friday

9:30-10:20

 

Registration

Open ceremony

At 10:00

Keynote speaker

Kazuhisa Kakurai

Keynote speaker

Moonhor Ree

Introduction to NSRRC and Closing remark

10:20-10:40

 

Keynote

speaker

Thomas Brückel

Break

Break

 

Visiting NSRRC

And

Lunch

10:40-11:10

 

Invited speaker

 

Invited speaker

 

11:10-12:00

 

Keynote speaker

Jun’ichiro Mizuki

Contributed talks

Magnetism

Contributed talks

Soft

Matter

12:00-13:00

 

Group Photo

Lunch/poster session

Lunch/poster session

Lunch/poster session

13:00-13:30

 

Poster session

Poster session

Poster session

Excursion to Taipei

 

 

13:30-14:30

Registration

Invited speaker

Invited speaker

 

Invited speaker

 

14:30-15:10

Educational program for registered students

(1)     X-ray scattering

(2)     Neutron scattering

(3)     Complementary of neutron and X-ray method

 

Contributed talks

Experiment.

Methods

Contributed talks

Solid state matter

Contributed talks

polymer

15:10-15:30

Break

Break

Break

15:30-17:30

Contributed talks

Industrial applications

Contributed talks

Contributed

talks

Soft-matter

others

Visiting THOR reactor

17:50-18:30

Welcome Reception

Break

 

Break

18:30-19:30

City walk

 

Banquet

 

June 27

14:00-14:30 Registration

14:30-17:30 Education program for registered students:

           14:30-15:20 X-ray scattering applications (Chao-Hung Du杜昭宏, TKU)

           15:30-16:20 Complementary of neutron and X-rays (Chih-Hao Lee李志浩, NTHU)

           16:30-17:20 Neutron Scattering applications (Wen-Hsien Li李文献, NTU)

17:50-18:30 Welcome reception

 

June 28

9:30-10:00 registration

Session Chair: Chih-Hao Lee 李志浩 (NTHU/NSRRC)

10:00-10:20 open ceremony (Dr. Keng-San Liang梁耕三, NCTU/NSRRC)

10:20-11:10 K-1;Keynote speaker,

           Thomas Brücker- JCNS, Germany) X-ray and Neutron study on Spintronics

11:10-12:00 K-2; Keynote speaker,

           Jun’ichiro Mizuki (Kwansei Gakuin Univ/Spring-8) IXS/INS

12:00-12:10 Group Photo taken in front of Department building

12:10-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 poster session (Presentation by instrument and method groups)

Session Chair: Chih-Hao Lee李志浩  (NTHU/NSRRC)

13:30-14:10 I-1;Sasha Ioffe (JCNS, Germany) 3He polarizer

14:10-14:50 I-2; Zin Tun (NRC/Canada) analyzing reflectometry data

 Contributed talks (Instrument/ methods and Industrial applications)

14:50-15:20 C-1; Swriwat Soontarranon (SLRI/Thailand) SAXS beamline

15:20-15:40 Coffee break

Session Chair: Chia-Hung Huang 黃嘉宏 (NTHU)-Industrial applications

15:40-16:10 C-2; Renfei Feng (Canadian Light Source) X-ray micro-Laue-diffraction

16:10-16:40 C-3; Mitsuharu Yonemura (Sumitomo Metal Industries/Japan) Fe-C liquid/solid

16:40-17:10 C-4; E-Wen Huang黃爾文(NCU/Taiwan) Fatigue crack tip

17:10-17:40 C-5; Dobrin P. Bossev (Indiana Univ/USA) LENS program

17:40-18:10 C-6; M.R. Muslih (Neutron Scattering Lab., Indonesia) Residual Stress

 

 

June 29

9:00-9:30 registration

Session chair: Lieh-Jeng Chang 張烈錚(NCKU)

9:30-10:20 K-3; Keynote speaker,

           Kazuhisa Kakurai (JAEA/Japan)- magnetic structures by polarized neutrons

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-11:20 I-3; Masayasu Takeda (JAEA/Japan) polarized reflectometer

11:20-12:00 I-4; Jason Gardner (NIST/USA)- spin-echo

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 poster session (Presentation by solid state & magnetism groups)

Session chair: Chao-Hung Du 杜昭宏 (TKU)

13:30-14:10 I-5; YiXi Su 蘇夷稀 (JCNS/Germany) Fe based superconductor structure

 Contributed talks (solid states):

14:10-14:40 C-7; I.A.Bobrikov (JINR/Russia) Neutron diffraction on Pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3

14:40-15:10 C-8; Jason Gardner (NIST/USA) Neutron diffraction on TbMnO

15:10-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-15:50 C-9; Man-Ha Nguyen (NTHU &VAST/Vietnam) XRD-XAS on BaFeTiO3

15:50-16:10 C-10; M. A. A. M. Sharom (Malaysia Nuclear Agency) Neutron beamline program

16:10-16:30 Introduction of THOR research, Chih-Hao Lee李志浩(NTHU)

16:30-17:30 Visit THOR(Tsing Hua Open Pool Reactor, 2 MW)

 

June 30

9:00-9:30 registration

Session Chair: Chia-Hung Hsu 徐嘉鴻 (NSRRC)

9:30-10:20 K-3; Keynote speaker,

           Moonhor Ree (PLS/Korea) novel function polymers

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-11:20 I-6; U-Ser Jeng鄭有舜(NSRRC/Taiwan) SAXS at NSRRC

11:20-12:00 I-7; Edy Rachman Putra (Indonesia nuclear agent) SANS at BATAN

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 poster session (Presentation by soft matter group)

 

Session chair: U-Ser Jeng鄭有舜(NSRRC/Taiwan)

13:30-14:10 I-8; Takeji Hashimoto (JAEA/Japan & NTHU): Combined Small-angle Scattering(CSAS)

on Hierarchically Self-assembled Soft Matters and Sponge-like Gel Structures of Poly-NIPAAm

Contributed talks (Soft matters and others):

14:10-14:40 C-11; Hsin-Lung Chen陳信龍(NTHU/Taiwan):

Combined SAXS and SANS studies of the self-assembly DNA-Dendrimer Complexes

14:40-15:10 C-12; Tsan-Yao Chen 陳燦耀 (NTHU) SAXS/XAS on Pt-Ru nanoparticle

15:10-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 C-13; M. Sferrazza (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles/Belgium) Semiconducting liquid crystal

16:00-16:30 C-14; Sergey A. Danilkin (ANSTO/Australia) TAIPAN beamline

16:30-16:50 C-15; Abhijit Krishna Adhikari (Yuan Ze Univ./Taiwan) XAS on Zinc Ferrite catalysis

17:50-17:10 C-16; E-Wen Huang 黃爾文 (NCU/Taiwan) metallic glass

 

17:10-17:40 C-17; J. Bahadur (Bhabha Atomic Research Center/India) self-assembled grain

18:30-20:00 Banquet

 

July 1

9:00-9:30 registration

Session Chair: Chih-Hao Lee李志浩  (NTHU/NSRRC)

 

9:30-10:20 Closing remark and Introduction to NSRRC

(Di-Jing Huang 黃迪靖 NSRRC)

10:20-12:00 visit NSRRC

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30- Excursion to Taipei

 

Poster session-I --instrument and methods):

P1-1 Chien-Kang Hsu 徐健綱 (NCU) SIKA/ANSTO neutron beamline

P1-2 Shih-Hung Chang世浤 (NSRRC), NSRRC BL07-X-ray beamline

P1-3   Edy Giri Rachman Putra (Indonesia) SANS beamline @BATAN</atl>

P1-4 Ching-Shun Ku 古慶順(NSRRC) sub-micro-X-ray diffraction beamline at TPS

P1-5 H.M.Tsai 蔡煌銘 (NSRRC) Sub-micro soft X-ray beamline.

P1-6 Din-Goa Liu (NSRRC) Micro-beam for protein crystallography

P1-7 Kuan-Li Yu冠禮 (NSRRC) Coherent X-ray beamline at TPS

<aug><au><fnm>P1-8 Hui-Chia Su 蘇暉家(NSRRC) depolarization neutron beamline at THOR

P1-9 Hui-Chia Su蘇暉家(NSRRC) Comparison of XRR/AFM

P1-10 Chih-Hao Lee李志浩(NTHU/NSRRC) limitation of reflectivity method

P1-11 Faridah Mohammed Idris (Malaysian Nuclear Agency) neutron detection

P1-12 Anna Sokolova (ANSTO/Australia) New ANSTO SANS beamline -Bilby

P1-13; M.H.A.R.M.Ahmad (Malaysian Nuclear Agency) SANS beamline

 

Poster session-II --solid state and magnetism

P2-1 Ping-Kuei Liao 廖柄貴(NDHU) hydrido copper clusters

P2-2 Chi-Hang Hung 洪啟航(NCU) gold nanoparticle

P2-3 T.H.Kao (NSYSU) E2O3:SiO2

P2-4 Jie-Hao Zhang (NSYSU) Multiferroic Co3TeO6

P2-5 Shih-Bin Liu 劉仕彬 (NCU) Phase transition Co3TeO6

P2-6 I.A.Bobrikov (JINR/Russia) Pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3

P2-7 Lieh-Jeng Chang 張烈錚 (NCKU) Yb2Ti2O7

P2-8 Chao-Hung Du杜昭宏 (TKU) strained Nd1-xCaxMnO3 thin films

P2-9 Hui-Chia Su蘇暉家(NSRRC) Py/Ru thin film

P2-10 Chia-Chin Chu 朱家進(NTHU) Mo ultra-thin film

P2-11 Chih-Hao Lee 李志浩 (NTHU/NSRRC) GaN epitaxial thin film

P2-12 W.R.Liu 劉維仁 (NSRRC) GIXD on ZnO/Y2O3/Si epitaxial film

P2-13 Abhijit Krishna Adhikari (Yuan Ze Univ) Cr in Metal-Organic frame

P2-14 A.Ashfaq (COMSATS/Pakistan) Fe/Si multilayers 

 

Poster session III-soft matters

P3-1 Chun-Yu Chen (NSRRC) eNOS protein

P3-2 Rajewska, Alando (Institute of Atomic energy/Poland) mixed micellar

P3-3 Edy Giri Rachman Putra (Batan/Indonesia) Bovine Serum & Lysozyme

P3-4 Ting-Yen Chi 紀廷 (NTU) PU/clay/silver

P3-5 Chin-Hua Hung 洪欽華(NTHU) gold nanoparticle on Liposome

P3-6 Yi-Tang Chen 陳奕瑭(NTHU) monolayer gold mixed with amphiphic molecules

P3-7 Chin-Hung Lan 藍慶鴻(Yuan-Ze Univ) Biaxial Orientated Poly(L-lactic acid) Films

P3-8;  H. Sangappa (Mangalore Univ/India) Tensile of electron irradiated silk fiber

P3-9;  H. Sangappa (Mangalore Univ/India) SAXS/WAXS on Silk fiber

 

 

 

 

Abstract submission:(Template of the abstract here).

The abstract should be written in Microsoft WORD and E-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw as an attached file following the template form attached below. The deadline for abstract submission is April 15. All the title, authors’ names, affiliations, E-mail address of the corresponding authors and the text of abstract should be fitted into one A4 paper with margin of 1.5 cm on each side. The font is Times New Roman and the size is 10. The title and authors should be in bold type. Use the single space between lines and leave one blank line between the title, authors’ name, affiliation and the text of the abstract. Please underline the presentation author. The E-mail address of the corresponding author should be attached. Please indicate your preference in oral or poster presentation and choose one of the sessions.(Template of the abstract here).

 

 

 

<!DOCTYPE IUCR-ART PUBLIC "IUCr//DTD IUCr article dtd V1.1//EN"><iucr-art jid="A000000" aid="xx0000" access="pay" docsubty="FA" crt="International Union of Crystallography" language="0"><jnlinfo name="Acta Crystallographica Section A" yr="2004" issue="1" volume="60" abbrtitle="Acta Cryst. A" coden="ACACEQ" editor="A. Authier" issn="0108-7673" fpage="0" lpage="0"><fm><atl>Anomalous grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering investigating the surface morphology of FePt magnetic nanoparticle monolayer on functional modulated substrates

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<aug><au><fnm>Tzu-Wen</fnm> <snm>Huang[1]</snm></au>,<orf id=""><cor email="d917114@oz.nthu.edu.tw"></cor> <au><fnm>Kuan-Li</fnm> <snm>Yu[2]</snm></au>,<orf id=""> <au><fnm>Yen-Fa</fnm> <snm>Liao</snm></au><orf id="">[1], and Chih-Hao Lee[1,2,*]

 

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Chih-C<aff><oid id="">[1] Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

[2] National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu, <cny>Taiwan</cny></aff>.

*E-mail: chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw

SynopsisThe anomalous grazing incidence small angle scattering was used to verify the intact of FePt nanoparticles under the Au overlayer during the anneal temperature at 800 C.

The abstract should be written in WORD and E-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw as an attachd file[1]. All the title, authors’ names, affiliations, E-mail address of the correspending authors and the text of abstract should be fitted into one A4 paper with a margin of 1.5 cm on each side. The font is Times New Roman and the size is 10. The title and authors should be in bold type. Use the single space between lines and leave one blank line between the tilte, authors’ name, affiliation and the text of the abstract. Please also underline the presentation author. The E-mail address of the corresponding author should be attached. Please also indicate your preference in oral or poster presentation and choose one of the sessions in following.

Reference:

[1] T.W.Huang et al., J. Appl. Cryst. 40(2007)s480.

 

 

Preferred presentation by oral (  ), poster (  ), either oral or poster (  ); 

in the session of instrument/facility (  ) experimental method (  ), soft matter/polymer (  ), solid-state/magnetism (  ), industrial applications (  )

 

 

Publication:

An abstract book will be provided during the meeting. The proceeding with full length papers of either oral contributions or poster presentations will be published in CD. Selected papers will be reviewed and published in a special issue of SCI journal (Chinese J. Physics). For more information of the publication on Chinese J Physics. Please check http://psroc.phys.ntu.edu.tw/cjp/ or google-Chinese J Phyiscs. In principle, the maximum pages is 12 pages for invited speakers, and 8 pages for contribute presenter. (Remark: The page format of Chinese J. Physics is a single column with larger character size). The deadline of submission the manuscript was extended to August 1, 2011. Peer review will be proceeded after the submission. Copy right transfer will also be required. 

 

Foreign Student Traveling Support:

There is no student traveling support in ICNX2011 from International Atomic Energy Agency, because, currently, Taiwan is not a member of United National.

 

Internet connection:

 

For each registration person, a wireless website user name and password will be given during the registration. It can be connected anywhere inside the Engineering and System Science building. In auditorium room, there is a 110 V power plug to your notebook at each chair. There is also a public PC room with 30 internets connected PC operated in Chinese Microsoft XP system in Room ESS200 during the office hours for you to use.

 

Excursion:

On the afternoon of July1, a business visit to NSRRC will be arranged. Afterwards, the bus will stop by the old town San-Xia (www.sanchiaoyung.com.tw) or Yingge ceramics museum (www.ceramics.tpc.gov.tw/Index.ycm) staying for 90 min and then go to Taipei. For participants who booked a hotel in Taipei, can get-off the tour bus at the following stops: Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Railroad Station and Shih-Lin Night Market. The tour bus will leave for NTHU/Hsinchu at 21:30 from the Shih-Lin Night Market, Taipei.

 

Social Program:

Welcome Reception: 17:30-19:30 (June 27) at Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University.

Banquet:  18:30-19:30 (June 30) at Feng-Yun Building, National Tsing Hua University.

Tours for accompanying persons (tentative schedule, cancelled if less than four persons):

Half day walking tour around the NTHU and NCTU: 14:00-17:00 (June 28)

           To Chess Pavilion, Mei Lake, Mei Garden, Cheng-Kung Lake and Chu-Lake at NCTU.

One day Taipei city tour: 9:10-18:00 (June 29), by public transportation,

To National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei 101.

Half day Hsinchu City walk: 9:10-12:00 by public transportation,

To East Gate, City-God Temple and Glass museum. 

 

Traveling information;

The weather in Taiwan during the end of June is about 25-35. The electricity and plug (type A and B) is similar to the type used in USA, 110V/60 Hz. There will be no tip needed for the taxi, restaurant and hotel room in Taiwan. The service charge usually included in the listed price. Of cause if you are willing to pay the tip, they will accept anyway. To buy something, most of big store opened at 10:00 and closed at 22:00 every day. Many convenient stores open 24 h at almost every corner in the city. Usually, the price in big department store or supermarket is not negotiable. However, for a traditional market, you can ask for a small discount if you buy more. The taxi (yellow cab), is very convenient in Taiwan, they are charged according to the standard taxi-driver’s meter. However, for a long distance drive, negotiate the price with the taxi driver is a better way to save your money. 

 

 

Money Exchange:

The exchange rate is about 1 US$=NT$28.5-NT$29 (New Taiwan Dollars). Many banks and major hotels in Taiwan provide the money exchange service. The banking hour is 9:00-15:30 Monday-Friday. The most convenient place to exchange the money is at airport. The same exchange rate is fixed for each bank across the Taiwan. Service charge, about NT$100 each time, might be applied.

  

Transportation information: update June 4, 2011

 

The best way to National Tsing Hua University and to the closest Hotel (Taiwan Hsinchu Berkeley Hotel) across the street of National Tsing Hua Univeristy is by Taiwan High speed railway (THSR) as following:

For most travelers, first, go to bank to exchange the NT$ money for whole period in Taiwan you need. Then, go to the bus ticket offices in the airport, looking for U-bus ticket booth. Buy the ticket to Taoyuan high speed railway station. It is Route 705; the bus leaving time is printed on the ticket; the bus interval is 10-15 min. It takes 20 min to reach Taoyuan high speed railway station without stop. Go outside the building and looking for the bus stop of Route 705. The U-bus is a green bus. (Most of the routines of bus go to Taipei. If you take the wrong bus to Taipei, then, ask information desk about how to get Hsinchu by bus or by THSR from Taipei to Hsinchu after arriving Taipei bus station)  Then, take the south bound high speed train to Hsinchu station (one stop, ticket fare will be NT$125- non-reservation or NT$130- seat reservation, 15 min). Buy the one way ticket to Hsinchu from the vending machine or the counter (no discount for round trip). The passenger who purchased non-reserved ticket should go to train 9,10,11. After arriving Hsinchu high speed railway station, take exit 4, walk 60 meters south to the shuttle bus station. Take the free shuttle bus (route no. 2, leave every 20 min.) to the National Tsing Hua University. Your Hotel (Taiwan Hsinchu Berkeley Hotel) is only 20 meters east from the bus stop of National Tsing Hua University. The free shuttle bus takes 20 min at the third stops (1. Hakke Village; 2. National Chia-Tung University; 3. National Tsing Hua University). If you reserve the hotel at Hsinchu downtown, please stay on the free shuttle bus until last stop at downtown Hsinchu city. In total, it takes about 90 min. including the waiting time. Please notice that: The last U-bus to THSR Taoyuan station is 22:45; The last THSR to Hsinchu is 23:21 and the last free shuttle from THSR station is 23:45 to NTHU. If you missed the U-bus, then take those buses to Taipei bus station, then from Taipei bus station, take night bus to Hsinchu. The last bus leaves at 1:00 AM from Taipei to Hsinchu.  Riding a taxi is the easiest way from Taoyuan International airport (CKS airport) to NTHU/Hsinchu. It takes 40 min and cost about NT$1500 for one way. Negotiate the price with taxi driver before getting on the taxi. For THSR information see www.thsrc.com.tw

 

The public bus service between NTHU and Taipei city takes 80 min and the bus leave NTHU about every 10 min. The first bus leave at 5:30, and the last bus at 23:00 usually. The fare is about NT$150 for one trip (10% discount for round trip, but you have to take the bus of the same company). You can also take the free shuttle bus in front of NTHU to THSR Hsinchu station and north bound for Taipei (fare about NT$290). The high speed train leaves Hsinchu station every 30 min and it takes 30 min to Taipei.

           There are free shuttle bus on the campus in 15 min interval during the weekdays. You can take the bus from the main gate of NTHU to the department of engineering and system science where the conference is taking place to save 800 meters of walking distance. The free shuttle bus to NSRRC is in every hour also. There are also free bus to National Yang-Ming University in north of Taipei and to Academic Sinica in East of Taipei from NTHU every day, Monday to Friday. Please ask the registration desk for information.

 

Hotel information

 

The best Hotel for foreigners to ICNX2011 meeting is the Taiwan Hsinchu Berkeley Hotel which is just across the street of National Tsing Hua University. The price is about NT$1800-NT$2100 per room including breakfast. It is not a five star one, but it is close to the living circle of students and the bus to Taipei is just across the street. The night market and the electronics mall is within 3 min walking distance. All the invited speakers are stayed here. It is a good time for people to talk between each other. The information of Taiwan Hsinchu Berkeley Hotel is http:/www.bbhotel.url.tw/, phone number +886-35728668. Please be careful that there are two branches of Taiwan Hsinchu Berkeley hotel. The other one locates in downtown Hsinchu, 3 km from National Tsing Hua University. Once the Taiwan Hsinchu Berkeley Hotel is booked up, if you still another hotel 1 km from National Tsing Hua University, Please send an E-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw if you need to book the hotel.

          

There are many hotels for accommodations in Hsinchu area. The price ranges from NT$1200-NT$6000 typically. If you live in Hsinchu downtown, take Hsinchu bus line number 1 (fare NT$15, pay exact coins to the driver on the bus, no change; the bus interval is about 15 min, from 6:00-22:00) to the bus stop at the main gate of NTHU. The taxi is also available everywhere all the time, it costs about NT$200 from Hsinchu downtown to NTHU or from THSR Hsinchu station to NTHU. More good quality hotel information can be found in the following. However, if you need cheaper hotel which is usually not on the website, please contact chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw:

 

 

Hotel Royal Hsinchu

Address

No. 227, Sec. 1, Guang Fu Rd., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-563-1122

FAX

03-563-1899

Website

http://www.royal-hsinchu.com.tw/english/e_index.html

 

Ambassador Hotel Hsinchu

Address

No. 188, Sec. 2, Zhong Hua Rd., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-515-1111

FAX

03-515-1112

Website

http://www.ambassadorhotel.com.tw/index.htm?LC=EN

 

Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu

Address

No. 178, Zhong Zheng Rd., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-528-2323

FAX

03-525-2300

Website

http://hsinchu.howard-hotels.com/

 

Lakeshore Hotel Metropolis 1

Address

No. 177, Min Sheng Rd., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-542-7777

FAX

03-612-1237

Website

http://www.lakeshore.com.tw/english/metropolis/metropolis.htm

 

SOL Hotel Downtown

Address

No. 10, Wen Hua St., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-534-7266

FAX

03-533-5750

Website

http://www.solhotel.com.tw/solhotel_en.php?Psn=5520

 

Lakeshore Hotel Hsinchu

Address

No. 51, Lane 775, Ming Hu Rd., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-520-3181

FAX

03-520-3189

Website

http://www.lakeshore.com.tw/

 

The Carlton Hotel

Address

No. 225, Bei Da Rd., Hsinchu City

TEL

03-525-9999

FAX

03-525-5999

Website

http://www.carlton-hotel.com.tw/english/index2.htm

 

 

 

Visa information and invitation letter:

Some conference participants are eligible for visa-exempt entry and some require a visa to enter Taiwan. Please note that it takes some time to receive a visitor visa for participants from certain countries. It is extremely important that you start the visa application process NOW, especially for those people from mainland of China. For general visa information, please visit:

http://www.boca.gov.tw/np.asp?ctNode=529&mp=2

If you need a Letter of Invitation for visa application or permission to attend the conference, please contact chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw, and provides your full name, complete mailing address and reference number of the submitted digest. An official letter will be sent to you by post mail.

Local tour information:

National Tsing Hua University: www.nthu.edu.tw

Hsinchu City: dep-tourism-en.hccg.gov.tw

Hsinchu County: web.hsinchu.gov.tw/tourism/

 

Enquiry Form:

By completing the following form and e-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw, further information about this conference will be sent to you by E-mail.

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Contact Information:

Professor Chih-Hao Lee;

Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 30013

chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw; Cellular phone: +886-0912090253

Phone: +886-35715131-ext. 34281; Fax: +886-35720724