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Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

The conference does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. The conference is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

The Plenary Session Room will have two (2) screens, one (1) data projector and one (1) overhead projector.  All other concurrent/breakout rooms will have one (1) screen and one (1) data projector. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor. 

All speakers should visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline.

Wi-Fi

WiFi is available on campus under the networks "eduroam" and "Wi-Fi.HK via PolyU". Contact your own institution for an account to use "eduroam". "Wi-Fi.HK via PolyU" provides free Wi-Fi access yet you need to re-connect every 2 hours.

Local Area

Visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp for tourism information on Hong Kong.

See https://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm for the weather forecast of Hong Kong. The average temperature in Hong Kong during May--June varies between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (86°F), while the humidity is at a high level varying between 80% and 85%. Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely.

 

Membership

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If you are a SIAM member, it only costs US$15 to join the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization. As a SIAG/OPT member, you are eligible for an additional US$15 discount on this conference. As the total price of membership plus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.

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Poster Session

To be announced.

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show. No-shows will be billed HK$650 per accepted poster.

SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of SIAM books are available on site along with purchasing information.

Transportation

By Air
Please contact your own travel agent or an Internet service for air tickets. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase tickets online. Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.

Public Transportation from Airport
The best way to reach the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is by the MTR subway system of Hong Kong, a map of which can be found at http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/services/system_map.html. The University is conveniently located at the Hung Hom (Chinese: 紅磡) MTR station (exit A).  Hung Hom is a terminal station of both the East Rail line and  West Rail line.

By Train
If you travel from Mainland China, you may take the Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train (廣九直通車; see https://www.it3.mtr.com.hk/b2c/frmScheduleGuangdong.asp?strLang=Big5 ) or the High Speed Rail (廣深港高速鐵路; see https://www.highspeed.mtr.com.hk/tc/ticket/cross-purchase-way-hk.html).

Visa Information

Visit https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html for information on Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travelers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

Letter of Invitation

To be announced.