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The Life Cycle of Dust in the Universe:
Observations, Theory, and Laboratory Experiments
November 18(Mon)-22(Fri), 2013
NCU, Taiwan



Meeting Venue

International Conference Hall,
Humanities and Social Sciences Building (H.S.S.Building), 3F, Academia Sinica
128, Sec. 2, Academia Road, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan
bilingual instructions for asking directions

The meeting is held on the Academis Sinica (AS) main campus, which is different from the National Taiwan University (NTU) campus where Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (ASIAA) is located. The distance between AS main campus and ASIAA is about one hour by bus plus Taipei Metro and 30 minutes by car. Please refer to ASIAA website for transportation between Academia Sinica main campus (venue site) and ASIAA.

HOT! If you drive: Please download the meeting notice from the website. You can waive the parking fee by showing the meeting notice to the security guard at the main gate. Visitor parking lot is located at the B2 of the H.S.S.Building. Please properly display the meeting notice on top of the vehicle dashboard before you leave the car.

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Free Shuttle Bus

For the convenience of participants, free transportation has been arranged for travel between the AS campuses and hotels/MRT station. On Nov 21 evening, buses are arranged to take all participants to the banquet restaurant. Please downlaod the Free Shuttle Bus Schedule (PDF).
The shuttle buses will stop in front of the H.S.S.Building.


A few choices of lodging services, where group discount rate applies, have been reserved for participants. Prices for hotels include taxes, free breakfast and internet service. The vacancy is limited. Please book the room as soon as possible. If you would like to stay at other hotels, the website of Tourism Bureau could be helpful for searching hotel accommodation and travel information.

Reservation Procedures:

  1. Submit the online registration form and you will get a confirmation letter by email.
  2. Folllow the instructions in the confirmation letter to download the hotel reservation form.
  3. Email or Fax the hotel reservation form with signature to LOC Ms. Cindy Chiu. (lcod2013   _replace_to_@_ FAX: 886-2-2367-7849)
Activity Center, Academia Sinica 中研院學術活動中心
Tel: (+886-2) 2785-2717
Fax: (+886-2) 2783-3905
128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Taipei
  • Academia Sinica owned and operated.
  • Located in front of the conference hall.
  • Guests could use AS gymnasium at a cheaper rate.
  • Check-in: after 14:00; check-out: before noon.
Forward Hotel Nangang 台北馥華商旅南港館
TEL: (+886-2) 6615-6788
FAX: (+886-2) 6615-6799
23, Sanchong Rd., Taipei
  • Free shuttle will be provided each morning to the meeting venue and at the end of the afternoon sessions to the hotel (the trip takes about 15 minutes).
  • How to get to conference hall: Take city bus (NTD15, line 212, 276, 306, 620, 645, 679, 205, S5, S1, S12) from MRT Nangang Exhibition Center station to Academia Sinica main entrance.
  • 10-minute walk (750m) from Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station of Taipei Metro (MRT) which is the nearest Taipei Metro station to Academia Sinica.
  • 5-minute walk (350m) from Nangang Software Park Station of Taipei Metro (MRT).
  • Convenient to visit Xinyi Commercial Center by MRT.
  • Check-in: after 15:00; check-out: before noon.
Yo-Xing Regency, Friends Group 友星大飯店
Tel: (+886-2) 2394-3121
Fax: (+886-2) 2396-7791
11, Sec. 1, Ho-ping W. Rd., Taipei
  • Located close to the Taipei downtown and ASIAA.
  • Free shuttle will be provided each morning to the meeting venue and at the end of the afternoon sessions to the hotel (the trip takes about 40 minutes).
  • How to get to conference hall by Taipei Metro (MRT) (NTD35)+City Bus (NTD15): Guting Station > Zhonghe-Xinlu Line > Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station > Nangang-Banqiao-Tucheng Line > Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station > City bus(line 212, 276, 306, 620, 645, 679, 205, S5, S1, S12) > Academia Sinica main entrance.
  • Right next to Exit 8 of Guting Station of Taipei Metro (MRT).
  • Free one-way airport pick-up for hotel guests who stay for more than 4 nights.
  • Free transportation to and from the greater Taipei area, e.g., World Trade Center, Taipei Railway Station, Songshan Airport Airport once a day (booking at front desk is required one day in advance).
  • Check-in: after 15:00; check-out: before noon.
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