Workshop on Matrices and Operators


Final Announcement (as of June 30, 2009)


Click for: On-line Registration Closed!, Program, Accommodation, Poster, Transportation direction, all-in-one-program-booklet


National Sun Yat-sen University


Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

July 3-4, 2009

Organizers: Chi-Kwong Li 李志光 and Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青

In 2007 and 2008, there has been a series of workshops on Matrices and Operators held at Hong Kong.  These workshops brought active researchers on matrix analysis, operator theory and operator algebras together to exchange their results, experiences and ideas.  These stimulate collaborations and advances of various topics in matrix and operator theory. To facilitate the participation of researchers, especially the younger ones, from different regions, future workshops will be held at different locations. The 2009 workshop will take place in the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. All researchers interested in matrices and operators are welcome to participate.

Invited Speakers (as of June 30, 2009):


Registration Fee: No.


On-line registration is closed!!  After then, …


Lodging:  If you have not made a reservation for a hotel room through the on-line registration, and you do not find your data from the Accommodation arrangement list, please call by yourself to Chinatrust Hotel (中信大飯店:高雄市鹽埕區大仁路43 號, +886-7-521-7111), and make you reservation.  Please quote our Workshop and National Sun Yat-sen University, and get a special price at NT$1,760 for a single room, or NT$1,960 for a double room per night. 


The other hotel we use is Chung Cheng Hotel (中正飯店:高雄市鹽埕區大仁路7 , +886-7-521-2266).  We are told that it is already full, but you can try to call.  The cost is cheaper than the Chinatrust Hotel.  These two hotels are door to door, and close to the O1 metro station.  See maps.


Banquet:  The Workshop Banquet will be taken place at 19:00, July 3, 2009, at the Kingship Hotel (漢王飯店, 高雄市七賢三路98 No.98 Cisian 3rd.Rd Kaohsiung, +886-7-5313131), which is another hotel also close to the O1 metro station.


Other updates: 

1.      Please arrange yourself to the hotels yourself.  We are sorry that there will be no airport/train station pickup service.

2.      Please arrive at the venue on time.  We will have `check-in’ for 09:00-09:25, July 3 morning, and the opening for 09:25-09:30.  The first talk will start at 09:30.  The program will end 17:30, July 4 afternoon. 

3.      We will have a banquet, free of charge to all participants at 19:00, July 3.

4.      We will have a seafood dinner after the closing on July 4.  We will share the cost of the dinner, which is about NT$300 per head. Ngai-Ching Wong will be abroad for June 22 to 27, and Vicky Chang will be abroad for June 24 to July 6, 2009.  Please call Ms. Lily Liu (劉莉莉小姐 連絡電話:(07)5252000 3815) in case you need help, anyway.



·     Click and fetch a campus map of the venue, Department of Applied Math., National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (in Chinese or English versions), a map showing the route to the venue, and a map of the Kaohsiung city.

Travel Information:

·     If you travel by air, please make sure that

              your final destination is Hsiaokang International Airport at Kaohsiung.

The airport code of Kaohsiung Airport on your ticket is KHH. There is another (much bigger) Taoyuan International Airport  (previously known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport) located at Taoyuan, 1 hour to Taipei downtown, and 5 hours highway drive from Kaohsiung.  There are frequent scheduled flights connecting Kaohsiung (airport code: KHH) to other cities.  In particular, there are about 9 flights a day from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung, and another 9 flights from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong, via the China Airlines (CI), Mandarin Airline (AE) and Dragon Airlines (KA).  If you want to fly to Taipei (airport code: TPE), though not advised, and plan to take a high speed train (90 minute one way) from Taipei to Kaohsiung, please arrange your flight to arrive in Taipei before 7pm to catch the last train (departing at 10:16pm).  You need to take a shuttle connecting the airport and the high speed train station at Taoyuan for approximately 1 hour one way.  Upon arriving at the Kaohsiung, you can take a metro train from the KHH airport station to the downtown Kaohsiung, the university campus at O1 station (O for Orange color), or the hotels at O2 station (we are still working for special deals with several local hotels, and have not decided yet).  Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the hotels, or the university (known locally as Chung Shan University: Chung Shan is the other name of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.)  You pay by meter plus a fixed airport taxi service charge (NT $50).  The cost for a single trip from Kaohsiung Airport to the hotels, or to the University is about NT $350 + 50.  Paying tips is not necessary in Taiwan.  However, you have to pay by local currency. We suggest you to make money exchange at the KHH airport.  The rate is same as in downtown banks there.

·     If you travel by train, you can take a taxi from Kaohsiung Train Station to the University for about NT $150 per single trip. Or you can take the No. 248 bus and get off from the bus at the University Tunnel Entrance bus stop. The fare is NT $12. You can also use the metro and stop at the O1 station.

·     If you use the highspeed train, you can transfer to the metro at the Kaohsiung highspeed train station.  The campus is in 10 minute walking distance from the O1 (Orange One) metro station.   

·    If you travel by car, exit at the Chung Cheng Road rump on Highway 1. Then turn right at the first traffic light and you will be on Chung Cheng Road. Follow Chung Cheng Road until the end for about 20 minutes. Soon after you pass the Love River Bridge, make a right turn at the loop. You will be on Dagung Road and after a few blocks, you will be on the joint of a `T' shape bridge. Make a left turn there. Drive straight and make a right turn at Lin Hai 2nd Road. After four traffic lights you will arrive at the University Tunnel Entrance (for bicycles and walkers only). Make a left turn and follow the `S' sharp river side Lienhai road. About 5 minutes you will see the Main Entrance of the National Sun Yat-sen University. Tell the guards there you are attending an international mathematics workshop and then you will know how to drive to the venue.

Visas and other information:

Foreign nationals may obtain tourist visas to enter Taiwan if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months. The Visitor Visa Application Form can be downloaded from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The completed form should be submitted to Bureau of Consular Affairs or a Taiwan Embassy in your country, for visa issuance, visit also Information on Republic of China Visitor Visas.

·     30-day to half-year visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of many countries and 30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of other few countries. For any further information, please visit the website of  the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For any further questions about visa application, please contact : on-line, Tel: +886-2-2343-2888 or by Fax: +886-3-2343-2968.

One may find other useful information from the web page of the Tourism Bureau, ROC at A brief history of Taiwan, as well as travel information, is available there, too. The temperature of Kaohsiung in July is about 25--33 degrees C.  No heavy clothing is in need.

Currency Exchange:

The current exchange rate is about US $1= NT $33 (New Taiwan Dollars). It is best to make exchange at Kaohsiung Airport right after you walk out from the custom. You can also make exchange at banks in downtown or at the hotels. Almost no service charge or surplus applies when you do it in a bank or at the airport. You can change it back to US dollars or Euros or other currencies at the airport again before you leave the country. Credit cards are popular here.


Other informations:

1.     Electricity is supplied at 110 V - 60 Hz AC with American standard plugs.

2.     Local weather in December is very warm and pleasant. It is easy to reach over 25 C in day time, and hardly drop below 15 in night time.

3.     Computer LCD projectors, overhead transparency projectors, real object projectors, black and white blocks are available.

4.     Window based PCs are available to participants to check E-mails during the Conference.

5.    Phone cards are now popular and cheap in Taiwan.  One can buy some at, e.g., the 24-hour operated `7-11 chained stores.  Mobile phone networks are everywhere.

6. More later!


Sponsors:  Research Center of Nonlinear Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, and Department of Applied Mathematics, National Sun Yat-sen University.


      Chi-Kwong Li 李志光,, Tel (Fax): 757-221-2042(7400),

Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青,, Tel: (886) 7-525-2000 ext. 3818; or visit