Travel Information

About Hong Kong

Language
Mandarin is the official language of China and is spoken by most of its population. While most hotels in the country employ staff who are fluent in other languages, visitors cannot count on communicating in English with people they meet outside of tourist facilities. It’s advisable to have addresses or instructions written down in Chinese to show to taxi drivers. All major streets have signposts in pinyin (the Romanisation system for Chinese characters), which make it easier to get around with the help of a map.
Many people in China, especially young people, study English and welcome the opportunity to practise with foreigners. Don't be afraid to ask for directions in English from people on the street. You’ll usually be rewarded with a polite and often heroic attempt to help.

Visas 
Visas to Mainland China
Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter Mainland China. Chinese just need to apply an Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau. Visas should be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in the applicant’s country before departing to Mainland China. A standard China tourist visa is good for sightseeing and visiting friends and relatives, and can be obtained for a single entry, double entries or multiple entries. Other visas such as business visas or working visas are also available.

l  Here is a reminder that as IACSIT is a non-government agency, we are unable to arrange visas for participants. But we can offer the registered particpants a simple conference invitation if necessary. For details, please contact your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate.

Customs
Visitors entering Mainland China must follow the regulations of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China. For details, please check the China National Tourism Administration website.

Transportation

There is a whole host of transport options connecting Hong Kong to Mainland China and Macau.

Air
There are frequent daily flights between Hong Kong and major cities in Mainland China. Please check with your local airline for details, or you can find contact information for multiple airlines by using the searching service.

Train
The MTR runs regular through-train intercity services to Mainland China’s Guangdong province, as well as Beijing and Shanghai. The through-train terminus is Hung Hom Station in Kowloon, where travellers pass through Hong Kong immigration control.

Ferry
There are fast ferries to and from Macau and destinations along the coast of Mainland China. These services operate from the Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island; the China ferry terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

Weather
China’s enormous size means vast differences in regional climates. Be prepared for your trip by checking out the weather forecast for Mainland Chinese cities before you depart.

Currency
The currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB), the primary unit of which is the yuan. The smaller units are the jiao and the fen. 1 yuan is equivalent to 10 jiao and 1 jiao equals 10 fen.

The banknotes available are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 yuan; and 1 and 5 jiao. Coins available are 1 yuan; and 1 and 5 jiao.
 

Power and electricity
The standard electrical voltage in Mainland China is 220 volts AC, 50Hz, so you will need an adaptor for 100-volt appliances.

Time
The whole of China is set at GMT/UTC plus eight hours. The country does not observe daylight saving time.

Deadline
 

Full Paper Submission  April 5, 2015
Notification Date  April  25, 2015
Registration Deadline  May 10, 2015
Conference Date  June 22-23, 2015
  • Early Bird Registration before March 31, 2015. 

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Publication
 

Conference papers will be published in Journal of Image and Graphics. (ISSN: 2301-3699)

DOI: 10.12720/joig
Abstracting/Indexing: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, EBSCO, Engineering & Technology Digital Library and Electronic Journals Digital Library
 

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June 26, 2015

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June 26, 2015

Congratulate Hero Yudo Martono, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan to be the best oral presentation of Session 2.(Click)

 

June 26, 2015

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June 26, 2015

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