To facilitate your travel, the local organizing committee will provide valuable information about hotels, travel info, local excursions, transportation info, food services, and other information. As you plan your travel, please check this page for latest updates. Please note that the local committee is making every effort to facilitate your travel arrangements.

Shuttle Information

The shuttle bus will stop by the Splendor Hotel (Splendor Studios, PCHotel), Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Tempus hotel, and the Howard Hotel. The map and schedule are posted at this URL:

http://graybread.sg1004.myweb.hinet.net/SAC2011ShuttleBus.htm

Visa Information

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attend ACM sponsored conferences. We can however issue a visa support letter. For Visa support letters, please send all requests to the Office of SIG Services at supportletters@acm.org with the following information:

1. Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport
2. The name of the conference you wish to attend
3. Your Registration Confirmation Number
4. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title
5. A valid fax number and current mailing address

All this information is necessary, and omitting any of it will delay the issuing of the memo. Please note that it may take several days for a visa memo to be sent out after it is requested. Please plan accordingly.

Location: Tunghai University, Taichung ,Taiwan (Conference venue)

The conference will be held on the campus of the Tunghai University, in Taichung, Taiwan. Designated hotels are the Splendor Hotel, Splendor Studios, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Tempus Hotel, Howard Hotel, PCHotel and Tunghai Alumni House. Local transportation between the hotels and the conference venue are available with buses. Please see local transportation section below.

Room Reservation:

1. The Splendor Hotel (http://www.thesplendor-tc.com/tce/index.htm) Booking Code: SAC 2011   

Download: Booking Form (Send mail to sac2011thu@gmail.com

*Special Rate for SAC attendees, local team will collect all booking forms.*     (US$1 is approximately NT$30)

Date Room Type Published  Rate  NO. Special Rate
weekday
Remarks Bed Type Room Size
21-25/03
2011
Superior Single $8,000+10%   $ 3,700
with 2 breakfasts
180*203*1 King x 1 33.5 m²
Superior Twin $8,000+10%   $ 4,000
 with 2 breakfasts
120*203*2 Twin x 2 33.5 m²

2. The Splendor Studios (http://splendor-studio.hotel.com.tw/eng/) Booking Code: SAC 2011

Booking system on-line: http://www.splendor-taichung.com.tw/tcc/sac.htm

*Special Rate for SAC attendees* 

Date Room Type Published  Rate

 NO.

Special Rate Weekday Special Rate Weekend

Remarks

21-25/03
2011

Executive Single

$6,000

29

$ 2,400
with 1 breakfast

$ 2,700
with 1 breakfast

Queen x 1

Executive Twin

$6,500

55

$ 2,800
with 2 breakfasts

$ 3,100
with 2 breakfasts

Twin x 2

Executive Quadro

$7,500

58

$ 3,800
with 4 breakfasts

$ 4,100
with 4 breakfasts

Queen x 2

(The Splendor Hotel, Splendor Studios and PCHotel are in the same building, but are three different hotels.)

3. Evergreen Laurel Hotel (http://www.evergreen-hotels.com/branch/Index.aspx?checkcode=HKFFB&tempdbsn=5&debug=1) Booking Code: SAC 2011

Download: Booking Form (Send mail to sac2011thu@gmail.com)

*Special Rate for SAC attendees, local team will collect all booking forms.* 

Room Type

 Room Rate

Special Rate(included two  breakfast)

Superior double

NT$ 7,200

NT$ 3,500

Superior twin

NT$ 7,200

NT $3,500

Superior double on executive  floor

NT$ 7,600

NT$3,800

4. Tempus Hotel (http://www.tempus.com.tw/eng/location.php)--Booking Code: SAC 2011

Booking Form Credit Card Form (Send mail to sac2011thu@gmail.com)

*Special Rate for SAC attendees, local team will collect all booking forms.* 

Room Type

Rack Rate

Discount Rate

Room Number

Remark

Deluxe Single (Upgrade)

NT$8,500+10%

NT$3,400

28

41.3m²/1 King bed
1 breakfast

Corner Studio
(Upgrade)

NT$9,200+10%

NT$3,400

6

42.9m²/1 King bed
1 breakfast

Deluxe Twin

NT$8,800+10%

NT$3,800

15

41.3m²/2 Single beds
2 breakfasts

Corner Studio

NT$9,200+10%

NT$3,500

27

42.9m²/1 King bed
1 breakfast

Family Room

NT$9,800+10%

NT$4,800

15

41.3m²/2 Queen beds
4 breakfasts

Family Suite

NT$10,800+10%

NT$5,900

10

52.9m²/2 Queen beds
4 breakfasts

5. The Howard Hotel (http://www.howard-hotels.com/?Lsn=2&Psn=3782)

Booking Form (Send mail to sac2011thu2@gmail.com)

*Special Rate for SAC attendees, local team will collect all booking forms.* 

Type

Price

 

Superior King

NT$2,700

One king size bed, includes 1 breakfast.

Superior Twin

NT$3,000

Two queen size beds, includes 2 breakfast.

6. The PCHotel (http://www.pchotel.com.tw/index.asp)

The website information only supports Chinese and Japanese, but make room reservations not limited.

Type (Beds/Room Size)

Price

Preferential Price
(Saturday)

Preferential Price
(daily)

Single King size /(single room 26.48 Square Meters)

NT $4,200

NT $2,200

NT $1,870

Single King size /(single room 39.72 Square Meters)

NT $4,800

NT $2,600

NT $2,500

Single King size and one single size /(twin room 39.72 Square Meters)

NT $4,800

NT $2,600

NT $2,500

Double King size /(twin room 39.72 Square Meters)

NT $5,000

NT $2,800

NT $2,600

Single King size (special) / (single room 39.72 Square Meters)

NT $5,500

NT $3,000

NT $2,800

※ Because the website is unstable for visiting, please reserve the rooms by mailing to pcfd@pchotel.com.tw.

7. Tunghai Alumni House (http://www.web3d.url.tw/thotel/en/algh.php)

(Send mail to algh@thu.edu.tw) Tel:886-4-2359-2134 Fax:886-4-2359-0428

※ All rooms have been reserved between 3/20 to 3/21.

Type

Price (Weekday)

Price (Holiday)

Quad Room
(23.1 Square Meters)

NT$1,600

NT$1,800

Quad Room
(33 Square Meters)

NT$1,700

NT$1,900

Double Room

NT$1,800

NT$2,000

 

 

 

 

Flying In:

1. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR): [Suggest]

  • Best option is take Taiwan High Speed Rail Shuttle Bus:
    • THSR Taoyuan Station connect with airport by Shuttle Bus.
    • On line at http://www.taoyuanairport.gov.tw/english/Publish.jsp?cnid=1226
    • HSR Taoyua THSR Taoyuan Station to Taoyuan Airport Routes
    • Bus Timetable from Taoyuan Int’l Airport Terminal to THSR Taoyuan Station at am.06:30~pm.22:30.( Headway:Peak hours:per10-15 minutes a bus)
    • ※Timetable is depart time at terminal 1,route time between terminal 1 and terminal 2 is 5 minutes
      • Information 
      • Fare:Adult NT$30、Children/Senior/Disabled NT$15。
      • Buys tickets rides in a carriage
        • The Airport: U-BUS counter in Arrival Greeting Hall
        • Platform 1 in bus transfer station
    • When you arrive in THSR Taoyuan Station(link: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=en)
    HSR’s rough route-map of Taiwan

    This is HSR's rough route-map of Taiwan, Taichung is in the south of Taoyuan. So, southward to Taichung. By the way, Taiwan's landmark TAIPEI 101 in northern Taiwan.

    Cost : About NT$700 (Adult)

    Spend Time : 40 minutes

    Online Booking : http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=enTHSR Taichung Station

    • When you arrive in Taichung, take Shuttle Bus to Hotels or Tunghai University
      • From HSR Taichung Station to Splendor Hotel, Splendor Studios and PCHotel
        • Take HSR shuttle, China Medical University-Taichung Park line, and get off at SOGO Department Store stop. Shuttle departs from 07:35 to 00:12 every 15 minutes. About 30 minutes from HSR station to Splendor Hotel.
      • From HSR Taichung Station to Evergreen Laurel Hotel or Tempus Hotel
        1. Take HSR shuttle, China Medical University-Taichung Park line, and get off at SOGO Department Store stop. Shuttle departs every 15 minutes. Then walk along Zhonggang Road about 10 minutes.
        2. Take Ubus 1658 line, and get off at Museum of Natural Science stop. The bus departs every 10-20 minutes. Then walk along Zhonggang Road about 10 minutes.
      • From HSR Taichung Station to Howard Hotel
        • Take HSR shuttle, Tunghai University-Central Taiwan Science Park line, and get off at Fuan Neighborhood stop. Shuttle departs from 07:35 to 00:10 every 15minutes. About 30 minutes from HSR station to Howard Hotel.
      • From HSR Taichung Station to Tunghai University or Tunghai Alumni House
        • Take HSR shuttle, Tunghai University-Central Taiwan Science Park line, and get off at Taichung Veterans General Hospital(Tunghai University) stop. Shuttle departs from 07:35 to 00:10 every 15minutes. About 35 minutes from HSR station to Howard Hotel.
      • Downtown Direction: Passengers may only board the bus at THSR station.
  • Second option is take Metropolitan and Regional Suburb Transfer :
    • Buses(Taichung) information (on line at: http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/Publish.jsp?cnid=100152)
    • When you arrive in Taichung, except United Highway Bus stops at SOGO Deparatment Store (The Splendor Hotel location). Otherwise, must take city-bus to those hotels or Tunghai University on TaiZhongGang Rd(中港路).
      • Cost: NT$ 20~25.[The scope of the city, on the bus charging]
      • Taichung Bus to Splendor Hotel, Splendor Studios and PCHotel
        • Take Ubus 83 line or Taichung Bus 88 or 6106 lines, and get off at Museum of Natural Science Station. Bus departs every 10-20 minutes.
      • Taichung Bus to Evergreen Laurel Hotel or Tempus Hotel
        • Take Ubus 83 line or Taichung Bus 88 or 6106 lines, and get off at DingHeCuo or HeCuo Station. Bus departs every 10-20 minutes.
      • Taichung Bus to Howard Hotel
        • Take Ubus 83 line or Taichung Bus 88 or 6106 lines, and get off at Fuan Neighborhood. Bus departs every 10-20 minutes.
      • Taichung Bus to Tunghai University or Tunghai Alumni House
        • Take Ubus 83 line or Taichung Bus 88 or 6106 lines, and get off at Taichung Veterans General Hospital (Tunghai University). Bus departs every 10-20 minutes
 

2. Kaohsiung International Airport and Taiwan High Speed Rail(THSR):

  • Suggest you take MRT to THSR Zuoying station: [Because,This is distant route. THSR can save your time.]
    • Take the MRT from airport to THSR Zuoying station
    • Cost: NT$50
    • Spend Time: 25minutes
  • And then, from THSR Zuoying station to Taichung station (online booking: http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/?lc=en)
    • Cost: NT$790 (Adult)
    • Spend Time: 45minutes
  • Finally, arrive Taichung, take the shuttle bus to Hotels or Tunghai University.

The Howard Hotel, Splendor Hotel, Splendor Studios and PCHotel to Tunghai University

1. We provide shuttle bus between Hotels and Tunghai University.

2. Taxi Rates( in Taichung)

•Initial charge: NT$85.

•Rate per 250 meters: NT$5.

•Rate per minute stopped or in traffic: NT$5.

3. City Bus

•Take Taichung Bus 88/6106 lines, or Ubus 83 line, and get off at Taichung Veterans General Hospital (and you will see Tunghai University Front door) on TaiZhongGang Rd(中港路).

•Cost: NT$ 20~25.[The scope of the city, on the bus charging]

° This is a map of Taichung with the conference venue, the THSR and bus-stop station, and the Hotels.

View map SAC 2011 in browser.


Local Excursions:

Sun Moon Lake (Chinese: 日月潭;) is the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Situated in Yuchih, Nantou, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name.

Feng Chia Night Market

Fengchia Night Market is located adjacent to Fengchia University, in northern Taichung's XiTun District. In recent years, this busy, thriving area has become the city's most popular night market, particularly among university students and younger adults. The night market itself runs from the university's main gate and along its outside wall for about 300 meters before curving back to the main FuXing Road. Dozens of stands sell clothing, shoes, fashion accessories, decorative items, music, food, and a wide variety of other items. The area all around the night market, primarily FuXing and FengJia roads, is also jammed with stores, eateries, cafes and other establishments .

1. We provide shuttle bus between Hotels and Tunghai University, around to Feng Chia Night Market at night.
2. Taxi: The total trip time is around 20~25 minutes and the fare will be approximately NT$200.  


Travel Agent Planned Tours:

Taipei Tour

07:00~07:30

Gathering

07:40~09:30

On the highway

09:40~12:00

National Palace Museum
Introduction:
The National Palace Museum is an art museum in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the national museum of the Republic of China, and has a permanent collection of over 677,687 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world. The collection encompasses over 8,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty. Most of the collections are high quality pieces collected by China's ancient emperors. In 2009, it was the 11th most visited art museum in the world.

12:30~13:30

Lunch Time

14:00~16:00

Taipei 101
Introduction:
Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004. Right now, Taipei 101 is now the 2nd world's tallest building and structure. Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture, Taipei 101 recently lost the title of the tallest completed skyscraper in the world, measuring 449 m (1,473 ft) from ground to roof. (The tallest skyscraper is now the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE). Built to withstand typhoon winds and earthquake tremors, the building incorporates many engineering innovations. Taipei 101 also set new records for ascending elevator speed which has also recently been surpassed by Burj Khalifa. The landmark has won numerous international awards for its innovations. A large mall is located at the base of the tower. Its indoor and outdoor observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts.

Taipei 101 Observatory (Own expense)
Introduction:
Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observatory (89th floor) and an Outdoor Observatory (91st floor). Both offer 360-degree views and attract visitors from around the world.

The Indoor Observatory stands 383.4 m (1,258 ft) above ground, offering a comfortable environment, large windows with UV protection, recorded voice tours in eight languages, and informative displays and special exhibits. Here one may view the skyscraper's main damper, nicknamed "Damper Baby", and buy food, drinks and gift items.

Two more flights of stairs take visitors up to the Outdoor Observatory. The Outdoor Observatory, at 391.8 m (1,285 ft) above ground, is the second-highest observation deck ever provided in a skyscraper and the highest such platform in Taiwan.

16:00~18:00

On the highway

18:10~

Go home


Sun Moon Lake

08:00~08:30

Gathering

08:40~09:50

On the highway

09:50~10:30

Wen-Wu Temple
Introduction:
The architecture of the temple has the palace style of northern China. It is of a large and imposing structure, with three separate halls. On the second floor of the front hall is a shrine devoted to the First Ancestor Kaiji and the God of Literature; the central hall is devoted to Guan Gong, the God of War, and the warrior-god Yue Fei; the rear hall is dedicated to Confucius.

10:40~11:40

Sun Moon Lake
Introduction:
Sun Moon Lake, situated in Nantou County’s Yuchih Township, in the center of Taiwan, and is the island’s largest lake. It is a beautiful alpine lake, divided by the tiny Lalu Island; the eastern part of the lake is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon, hence the name “Sun Moon Lake”.

12:00~13:00

Lunch

14:00~15:00

Taiwan Glass Gallery

15:20~16:50

Lukang Town
Introduction:
The name of Lukang translates as "deer harbor." There was once a time in the distant past, presumably, when wild deer roamed the then-undeveloped plains around the town and gave it its name. There was certainly a time when, along with Taiwan in the south and Manka (the settlement that has become Taipei) in the north, Lukang was one of Taiwan's three most important harbors. In those days, it was one of the main portals through which early Chinese immigrants entered Taiwan and trade was carried out between the island and Fukien province on the mainland.

16:50~18:00

On the highway

18:10~

Go home

If you would like to participate in these tours, please fill out the following forms before 2/25. When the final schedule confirmed, we will notify you by e-mail.


Other Information:

Google Map for SAC2011

View SAC 2011 in a larger map

Central Weather Bureau

http://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/index.htm 

Taichung Dynamic Bus Information & Transit System

http://citybus.tccg.gov.tw/eweb/default.aspx 

Taiwan Tourism Bureau

http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/ 

Compass Taichung City Guild

http://www.taiwanfun.com/central/taichung/index.htm 

Taichung Tour Guide

http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/inc/dl.asp?f=../files/j/file_2010329141460.jpg

http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/inc/dl.asp?f=../files/j/file_2010329142380.jpg



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