Visa requirements are different according to each country. Visitors to Hong Kong must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months before the planned departure date to Hong Kong. Visitors from most countries are not required to obtain visas and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality.

Please check the web site of the Hong Kong Immigration Department and the Chinese embassy or consulate to find out whether you need to apply for an entry visa to Hong Kong.

If you need a Letter of Invitation to apply for a visa to attend the Workshop, please send the following information to

The letter will be sent to you by email in PDF format within 7 working days after receiving the request with sufficient information. If the printed copy is required, please specify your address to receive the letter. Please note that Letter of Invitation will only be sent to participants who have registered and paid for the Conference. Should participants withdraw from the conference after the issue of Letter of Invitation, the consulate will be notified of the withdrawal accordingly.

Lee Woo Sing College Hostel

Default acc. for student/postdoc participants

Hostel check-in can be made in the afternoon of 7th June. It will follow with ice-breaking activities in the evening.

Hostel check-out shall be made by the morning of 13th June.

For more detail, you can visit LWS College.

From Hong Kong International Airport to the Chinese University of Hong Kong / Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin (University MTR Station)

Located at Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong International Airport is conveniently accessible via limousine, taxi, Mass Transit Railway (MTR) or the hotel limousine service.

Taxi Airbus Route No. A41, then Taxi / MTR
Time approx. 30 minutes approx. 65 minutes
Operating Hours / Frequency: 24 hours
  • From airport: 06:00 - 24:00
  • To airport from YU CHUI COURT: 05:30 - 23:30
  • Frequency: 20 minutes
Fare: approximately HK$300 (US$40) including tolls, excluding levy for luggage and traffic (you may take the NT taxis (green taxis) which is at a lower fare)
  • Airbus: HK$ 22.3 (US$3) per person.
  • Taxi to University Station / Hotel / Hostel is approximately HK$ 60 OR
  • Mass Transit Railway (MTR) from Sha Tin Station to University Station is HK$ 4 (US$ 0.5)
Where to take: Go to taxi stand according to the direction in the arrival hall and walk a long down slop stretch on the LEFT.
  1. AIRPORT (GTC) BUS TERMINUS by following the signs from the departure area and walking a long down slope stretch to outside the air-conditioned area on the RIGHT. Once you get outside, you will see the bus stops.
  2. There is a Long Win Customer Service & Airbus Ticket Office where you can buy the bus ticket. *
  3. Take Airbus Route No. A41 with destination to YU CHUI COURT and get off at the 3rd station at SHA TIN CENTRAL BUS TERMINAL.
  4. Take taxi to University Station / Hyatt Regency Sha Tin Hotel / Hostel OR
  5. Take Mass Transit Railway (MTR) from Sha Tin Station to University Station.
* You may consider purchasing an octopus card from the train station in the airport. They will charge HK$150 for this, 100 (value) and 50 (deposit). If you do this, you can use this card to pay for your bus and train without needing to bother for tickets (as usual in most countries). When leaving Hong Kong, you can return the card at HK airport train station. They will return all the remaining money (including deposit) in the card, save for HK$9 (handling fee).

From Shenzhen (Lo Wu / Lok Ma Chau), China

The conference venue and hotels are located conveniently at MTR University Station along the East Rail line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR).

From Lo Wu by Mass Transit Railway (MTR) From Lok Ma Chau by Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
Time approx. 24 minutes approx. 28 minutes
Operating Hours / Frequency:
  • From Lo Wu: 05:55 - 00:30
  • From University Station: 05:41 - 23:27
  • From Lok Ma Chau: 06:38 - 22:55
  • From University Station: 05:44 - 21:55
Fare: HK$25.5 (US$3.3) per person HK$25.5 (US$3.3) per person

To Workshop Venue

Please refer to varies paths as marked in the map:

  1. From University MTR Station
    • On Foot: please refer to Walking Path from University MTR Station. It takes approx.15 mins.
    • University Shuttle Bus: please refer to Shuttle Bus Path from University MTR Station. It takes less than 10 mins to Sir Run Run Shaw Hall. Then please refer to Walking Path from Sir Run Run Shaw Hall to Workshop Venue which takes 5 mins.
  2. From Hostel (Lee Woo Sing College)
    • On Foot: please refer to Walking Path from Hostel. It takes approx. 15 mins.
    • University Shuttle Bus: please refer to Shuttle Bus Path from Hostel (iHouse 3). The time varies to the Route No. took. Then please refer to Walking Path from University Admin Building to Workshop Venue which takes 5 mins.

The workshop venue is at TY Wong Hall, 5/F., Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building (marked by star in the below map).


CUHK Campus