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Abstract Submission
15 July 2012
Registration
19 Sept 2012
Hotel Reservation
28 Sept 2012
Information for Visitors
Getting to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is easily accessible by airplane to the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). To get the most up-to-date flight information, please visit HKIA for details.
Visa
In normal cases, holders of US, Canadian and most European passports will be granted a 90-day visa-free period in Hong Kong. Please check the visa requirements for foreigners from the Hong Kong Immigration Department before your visit. If required, please allow sufficient time for visa processing.

On request, a letter of invitation from the Workshop Secretariat can be provided to facilitate your visa application.
Getting around Hong Kong
Visitors can easily get around Hong Kong by MTR (subway), bus, minibus, ferry, tram or taxi. For more details, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Getting to the workshop venue
The Regal Kowloon Hotel is located in the east of Tsim Sha Tsui which is within walking distance from the East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom and Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Stations. Workshop participants accommodated at the Regal Kowloon Hotel are offered complimentary shuttle bus service (on a scheduled basis) upon arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport. To guarantee a seat, please indicate your interest in this service on the hotel reservation form. Upon arrival, please contact the Hotel representative at Counter B02, Arrival Hall B, Hong Kong International Airport for the service.

Workshop participants may take the Airport Express to the Kowloon Station where taxi or complimentary shuttle bus service is available to major hotels including the Regal Kowloon Hotel (Route K3).
Sightseeing
Hong Kong is a highly dynamic cosmopolitan city which embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. You will find many attractions towards this compact area with memorable experience. Please visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board for details.
Currency
The official currency in Hong Kong is Hong Kong dollars (HKD) which is directly linked to US dollars (USD) at a rate of USD 1 to approximately HKD 7.80. Foreign currencies can be exchanged to Hong Kong dollars at the Hong Kong International Airport, banks, hotels or money-changers.
Weather
Hong Kong enjoys a generally sub-tropical climate. November is normally pleasant with breezes and plenty of sunshine and temperature ranges from 20°C to 25°C with a relative humidity around 70%. The Hong Kong Observatory provides a 7-day forecast.
Time
The local time in Hong Kong is GMT +8.
Electricity
The standard electrical voltage in HK is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but otherwise you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged (rectangular pin) UK-type plug.
Water
Water runs directly from taps satisfied the United Nations World Health Organization standards. Bottled or boiled water is however recommended for drinking rather than tap water. Bottled water is widely available in supermarkets and conveniences stores.
Octopus Card
The Octopus card is a type of stored-value electronic card which is widely used in Hong Kong for payment of public transport, parking, purchases at retail outlets, supermarkets, etc.

On-Loan Standard Octopus Card with a refundable HKD50 deposit (subject to a refund handling fee of HKD9 if returned within 3 months of issue) is commonly used by visitors, tourists and occasional users. It is available for purchase and reloading at the Customer Service Centers of most MTR stations. Reloading service is also available at most supermarkets and convenient stores in town.

For more details, please visit the Octopus Card Limited.
Insurance
The workshop organizer is not responsible for any kind of personal accidents, sickness, theft, or property damage encountered by workshop participants. Participants are advised to arrange any necessary insurance for personal protection.