The conference is hosted by the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) of ShanghaiTech University. The conference will be held in the brand-new campus in the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park of Pudong, Shanghai.
The conference Hotel is the Parkyard Hotel Shanghai. A number of rooms have been blocked and are available at a special rate to SSRR participants. The welcome reception will be held in the evening of Oct 10 in the hotel.
The hotel is 600m from the subway line 2 metro station called Zhangjiang High Technology Park (take exit number 5). On your way you'll pass through the "Shanghai Legend Commercial Plaza" with offers restaurants, ATMs, a cinema and KTV. See this google maps link for directions.
See the shuttle bus time table between ShanghaiTech University and the Parkyard Hotel below:
|Timetable for Shuttle Bus between Parkyard and ShanghaiTech|
|Oct.11||07:45||From Parkyard to ShanghaiTech|
|12:15||From ShanghaiTech to Parkyard|
|Oct.12||08:15||From Parkyard to ShanghaiTech|
|Oct.13||08:15||From Parkyard to ShanghaiTech|
There are many other hotels in that area. For example the Mercure Shanghai Zhangjiang Hotel is within walking distance of ShanghaiTech University.
Please visit the official chinese visa information website for all the details. Most foreign visitors will need a visa to attend the conference in China. SSRR will provide an invitation letter once you payed your registration fee. Please write to email@example.com with all required information: Full name, date and place of birth, passport number and paper id (if applicable).
Arriving at Pudong International Airport you have three options to reach the hotel:
- Take the Maglev Train (up to 430 km/h). Arriving at Longyang Road you will then take a taxi (maybe 10 minutes) to the hotel.
- Take a taxi from the airport. Be sure not to follow anybody offering you "taxi" service (this would be an expensive limousine service) but to go to the marked taxi waiting area just otside the arrival hall.
- Take the subway line number 2 to Zhangjiang High Technology Park station.
Please print the following taxi cards in case you need to use the taxi in Shanghai - most drivers don't speak English:
Note that tipping is not common nor expected in China - not for taxis and also not in restaurants.
For your visit many interesting places are conveniently located along subway line 2. You most likely arrive at Pudong Airport. The Parkyard Hotel is located near the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park station, the Banquet near Lujiazui station, East Nanjing Road station is near the Bund and the famous Nanjing Road. The Farewell Party is near Jinke Road station.
For the subway you may purchase one way tickets (the vending machines offer an English menu) or get a chargeable transportation card (20 RMB deposit).
This very big international plaza with many shopping and eating opportunities (including a selection of western restaurants) is just one subway line 2 stop from the "Zhangjiang High Technology Park" in the direction of Pudong International Airport. Get off at "Jinke Road" and take exit 4. On the other side (exit 2) is another plaza with a very big supermarked in the basement.
Take subway line 2 to "Shanghai Science and Technology Museum" (from "Zhangjiang High Technology Park" direction "East Xujing", 3 stops, 9 minutes). Underground on the left and right side you will find many souvenir, electronics and fashion shops. Haggling is very much recommended.
Lujiazui is the center of Pudong, the financial center of Shanghai and home of the huge sky scrapers. The Shanghai Tower is the world's tallest building, by height to highest usable floor. Lujiazui also has the Super Brand Mall, one of the most prestigious shopping malls in East China, as well as a nice river promenade. See the social events page for some more info. Exit subway line 2 at Lujiazui.
The Bund is a waterfront area with many historic buildings and a great view of the skyline of Lujiazui. Lujiazui and the Bund are connected via a very touristy tunnel. Exit subway line 2 at East Nanjing Road station.
Nanjing Lu (Road) is a very famous old shopping street in Shanghai, close to the Bund. Please take care and do not follow anybody offering you tea or other services - they will try to charge you a lot of money at the end! Exit subway line 2 at East Nanjing Road station.
People's Square is home of many cultural institutions of Shanghai, such as the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Exit subway line 2 at People's Square.
Jing'an Temple is a famous historic temple, dating back to 247 AD (even though all the buildings are much newer). Exit subway line 2 at Jing'an Temple.
Yuyuan Garden is a very famous and extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai. It is right next to the Yuyuan Tourist Mart which is a sight in itself and offers lots of souverniers. From subway line 2 change to line 10 at East Nanjing Road station. In the East Nanjing Road station then take line 10 direction Hongqiao and exit at the next station (Yuyuan Garden). In the station take exit number 1 and follow the masses.