Frequently Asked Questions

Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Address
How to get to the Conference Center
Visa requirements

Internet access
Electrical plugs and sockets
Currency
Tipping in Taiwan

Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters

Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
Invited Oral presentations will be 20 minutes
, including time for questions
Oral presentations will be 20 minutes,
including time for questions
Poster presentation size:
(vertical): width 90 cm, height 110 cm

Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session.

Preferred: Bring your presentation on a CD or a memory stick compatible with a PC computer.
Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a CD or memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.


Photography and recording during presentations

Photography and recording is not permitted during the meeting activities (tutorials, plenary lectures, oral presentations and/or poster sessions) without the express, written consent from ISE.


Accompanying Persons

Accompanying persons do not have to register but are not allowed to attend the lectures.


Conference Venue Address

Taipei International Convention Center
1 Hsin-Yi Rd., Sec.5
Taipei 11049
Taiwan ROC
Tel:+886(2)2725-5200 ext.3000
Fax:+886(2)2723-2589
E-mail: ticc@taitra.org.tw

How to get to the Conference Center

By Car:
No. 1 National Highway (國道一號): Exit from Tiding Interchange (堤頂交流道) -> Sec. 2 Jiuzong Rd. (舊宗路二段) -> Chengmei Bridge (成美橋) -> Dongxing Bridge (東新橋) -> Sec. 6 Zhongxiao East Road (忠孝東路六段) -> Sec. 5 Zhongxiao East Road (忠孝東路五段) -> Songren Road (松仁路) -> Sec. 5 Xinyi Road (信義路五段) -> Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心TICC)

No. 1 National Highway (國道一號): Exit from Chenggong Road Interchange (成功路交流道) -> Huandong Boulevard (環東大道) -> Zhongxiao East Road (忠孝東路) -> Shifu Rd. (市府路) -> Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心TICC)

By Bus:
1. Take bus no. 207, 537, Xinyi Line (信義幹線) or Blue 5 (藍5) to Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC世貿中心站), and walk towards Keelung Road (基隆路) to Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心TICC).

2. Take bus no. 1, 284, 292, 611 or 650 to Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC世貿中心站), and walk towards Xinyi Road (信義路) to Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心TICC).

By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Bannan Line (捷運板南線) to MRT Taipei City Hall Station (捷運市政府站). Walk towards Xinyi Road (信義路) to Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心TICC) from exit no. 2 of MRT Taipei City Hall Station (捷運市政府站).


Visa Requirements

It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Taiwan.
If you would like to receive an invitation letter for your Visa application, please fill in this form.

VISA Application to Taiwan
Please refer to Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (TAIWAN) for further information regarding to the VISA application to Taiwan.


VISA for Mainland Chinese Participants
Due to a series of complicated application works to Taiwan for the participants from mainland China, here we kindly suggest you to start visa application at least 3 months prior to the symposium date. An overview and introduction about the visa process can be downloaded here.

The visa application form in Chinese can be downloaded here.
The organizing committee has authorized the travel agency TaiwanTour to handle your application dedicatedly. After completing the 66th ISE AM registration procedure, please contact Ms. Lin for the application work. 请完成在线报名并缴费后,联系签证代办单位。

佳安旅行社(TaiwanTour) 林莹莹 女士
Tel: +886-2-2357-7073 分机12
Fax: +886-2-2357-8330
E-mail: wendy@acrosstex.com.tw


Internet

Free wireless Internet access will be profided at the conference centre.
WiFi for mobile phones, tablets, and laptops will be accessible within the Center by selecting the “TICC” signal. Neither a special registration process nor fees are necessary.


Your ISE EasyCard

Upon registration at the 66th Annual Meeting in Taipei, you will receive one ISE EasyCard with a value of NT$1050 to pay your lunches (on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-14:00) at the Taipei 101 food court, located next to the conference center.

What is EasyCard?

EasyCard is a ‘touch-and-go’ IC ticketing system for the Taipei Metro, bus services, designated car parks, stores and government agencies. Just pass the card over the sensor area to make a transaction, avoiding hassles with finding correct change. As value can be added to the card at any time, there is no need to repeatedly purchasing new cards. An EasyCard can be used for years and its ultimate aim is to allow people to travel throughout Taiwan with only one card.
Deposited money left on the card can be refunded on your day of departure at any metro station. Would you continue your travel after the conference, please note that the EasyCard can be used throughout Taiwan.
N.B. Each ISE participant is entitled to one ISE EasyCard. All lost cards cannot be replaced.



Free Wi-Fi access to public hot spots

FREE Wi-Fi access to public hot spots in Taipei, which can be either indoors or outdoors. Your personal access with your user name and password is available on your badge. For more information please consult the website
http://www.tpe-free.taipei.gov.tw/tpe/index_en.aspx


Currency

The Taiwanese Dollar(TWD) is the currency of Taiwan.


Electrical plugs and sockets

In Taiwan the standard voltage is 110/127 V. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. 



Tipping

Tipping is generally not expected in Taiwan except in International Hotels for service personnel.
Restaurants (especially in large hotels) may add 10-15% to your check. Also very small family style Taiwanese restaurants are doing this now. In general don't worry about tipping when you are eating out!
It is not necessary to tip Taxi driversm. But if the balance is only about 5 yuan you may leave it (i.e. tell them to keep the change - "bu yong dzao"

Phone Calls

The country code is 11, Area code Taipei is 2.

VAT in Taiwan

The normal V.A.T. rate is 5%.