The ISVLSI 2018 will be held at
The university campus of PolyU is located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a 9.46-hectare site adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel. In addition to classrooms, laboratories and academic facilities, the campus offers sport, recreational facilities and other facilities including multi-purpose auditorium and Industrial Centre. A full range of campus services including restaurants, bookstore and banks are also provided.
Positioned at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the coast of southern China, Hong Kong’s geographical position as a gateway between the East and West has made it an attractive centre for international trade. As a reflection of this, the heart of Asia’s world city has always been the bustling and beautiful Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong’s 1,104-square-kilometer area comprises Hong Kong Island, which lies to the south of the harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, which forms its northern shores, the New Territories to the north of Kowloon, which stretch all the way to Mainland China, and more than 200 outlying islands, including Lantau Island, where Hong Kong International Airport is located.
As a Special Administrative Region of China, the visa policy of Hong Kong is different from Mainland China. Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. However, you are strongly recommended to check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.
We list the visa policy towards some countries/regions for your reference:*
|You are from |
|India||Complete the Pre-arrival Registration (PAR) online to enable visa-free stay. Details||14 Days|
|Mainland China||Entry permit (往来港澳通行证) required.||-|
|Taiwan||Please refer to the Entry Arrangements for Chinese residents of Taiwan for details.||-|
|South Korea||-||90 Days|
|Other||Check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department|
Hong Kong is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 100 airlines that provide connections to major cities throughout the world. Your gateway to the city is the 24-hour Hong Kong International Airport, which is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world.
It takes approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi or 1 hour via public transportation to reach from the airport to the conference venue.
As an international tourist city, Hong Kong offers plenty of choices of accommodation.
More information will be provided in the future.
Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. However, you are strongly recommended to check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.
Hong Kong has an excellent public transport system that is considered one of the best in the world. Depending on where you are going, you have a choice of MTR (subway), trains, buses, trams, ferries and taxis. These clean and efficient options cover extensive areas of Hong Kong and have signs and announcements in both English and Chinese.
It’s best to bring both cash in Hong Kong dollars and credit cards. Most shops in Hong Kong accept major credit cards; however, at open-air markets, most vendors will only take cash. Also note that the taxis only accept cash.
Yes. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong and is the language of preference in the government, business and tourism sectors. As a visitor, you can expect to encounter minimal problems communicating in English, as most taxi drivers, salespeople, tourism industry employees and police have reached competent levels of the language. Also, all official signs and public transport announcements, as well as most menus, are in both English and Chinese.
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipment at most convenience stores.