Workshop on Jordan structures

in analysis and geometry


National Sun Yat-sen University


Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

April 3-7, 2006





First Announcement

Second Announcement



Last updated: April 14, 2006.

Organizing Committee

Cho-Ho Chu 礎豪, Liming Ge 葛力明,

Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青, Pei-Yuan Wu 培元, Jen-Chih Yao 姚任之.

Recent years have seen many important developments and applications of Jordan structures in geometry, analysis and operator algebras. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in relevant areas to exchange ideas and inform recent progress, with a view to stimulate new research as well as generating new directions and opportunities for young researchers including research students.


Invited Participants:


L. J. Bunce (Reading), Jor-Ting Chan陳作庭 (Hong Kong), Chang-Pao Chen 璋泡 (Taiwan), Mao-Ting Chien 簡茂丁(Taiwan), C-H. Chu 礎豪 (London), A. Curnock (Rome), Hong-ke Du 杜鴻科 (China), C. M. Edwards (Oxford), Y. Friedman (Jerusalem), Hwa-Long Gau 高華隆 (Taiwan), T. Honda (Japan), R. V. Hugli (Irland), Mark C. Ho 何宗軒 (Taiwan), R. Iordanescu (Bucharest), H. Ishi (Japan), J. M. Isidro (Santiago), J-S. Jeang  蔣志祥 (Taiwan), Guoxing Ji 吉國興 (China), Chunglan Jiang 蔣春瀾 (China), Chifune Kai (Japan), I. Kantor (Sweden), W. Kaup (Tübingen), Issai Kantor (Sweden), M. Kusuda (Japan), Hang-Chin Lai 賴漢卿 (Taiwan), Ka-Sing Lau 劉家成 (Hong Kong), Yuh-Jia Lee 李育嘉 (Taiwan), C. W. Leung 梁子威 (Hong Kong), Chin-Cheng Lin 欽誠 (Taiwan), Lai-Jiu Lin 來居(Taiwan), Ying-Fen Lin 林英芬 (Taiwan), Ying-Hsiung Lin 英雄 (Taiwan), J. M. Lindsay (Nottingham), Fon-Che Liu 劉豐哲(Taiwan), M. Mackey (Dublin), M. Mathieu (Belfast), K. McCrimmon (Virginia), M. Neal (Denison), C. K. Ng 吳志強 (Nankai), T. Nomura (Kyushu), R. Pantilie (Bucharest), Chun-Gil Park 朴春吉 (Korea), A. M. Peralta (Granada), G. Roos (St. Petersburg), B. Russo (Irvine), S-Y. Shaw 蕭勝彥(Taiwan), M-H. Shih 施茂祥 (Taiwan), L. Stacho (Szeged), Bit-Shun Tam 譚必信 (Taiwan), H. Upmeier (Marburg), M. V. Velasco (Granada), W. Werner (Münster), J.D.M. Wright (Aberdeen), T.-L. Wong 彩蓮 (Taiwan), N-C. Wong (Taiwan), P-Y. Wu 培元 (Taiwan), J-C. Yao (Taiwan), B. Zalar (Maribor), G. Zhang (Chalmers).


Registration Fee:

Free for students, NT$600 for participants with NSC supports, and US$100 for other participants.

Registration Form: 

Please fill in the registration form on-line (English version) (Chinese version中文版), or click this to fetch the registration form (MS Word) (PDF) and send the filled form by email, or fax, to Ms. YS Chen before February 28, 2006.


Kingship Hotel (漢王飯店).  See details in the registration form. (Shuttle service 交通車接送時刻表).

Social Event: 

A one-day trip to the Kenting National Park and a half day tour to the historical city Tainan are planned.  Please indicate in the registration form if you wish to participate.  Click to fetch a budget statement for the trip.

There is also a concert performed by the faculty and students of the Department of Music, NSYSU, for the guests of the Workshop.  It is held for 17:10 – 18:10 pm, at the venue.



·         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) Chiang Kai-shek International Airport located at Taoyuan, 5 hours highway drive from Kaohsiung. Shuttle services from KHH are provided by us only on the Sunday, April 2, 2006, if you have made a request in advance.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the Kingship Hotel (漢王飯店) 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 Kingship Hotel or to the University is about NT $350 + 50. Tipping is not necessary. However, you have to pay by local currency. You can also take a bus to Kaohsiung Train Station, at the bus stop located right at the exit of the domestic airlines building which is conjunct to the international airlines building in 5 minute walking distance. The fare is NT $25 or 12 per single trip, depending on whether it is express.

·             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.

·             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.

·             If you plan to arrive after Sunday, April 2, 2006, please note that we might have a one-day trip out of the city. These update will be shown in the subsequent announcements.

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 visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of 31 countries and 30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of 3 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 April is about 20--25 degrees C.  No heavy clothing is in need.

Currency Exchange:

The current exchange rate is about US $1= NT $32 (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 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 April is very warm and pleasant. It is easy to reach over 30 C in day 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 Workshop.

5.         Picp-ups are provided at the International Arrival Building of the Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) on Sunday, April 2.  Please indicate your arrival time and flight number through on-line registration, or by sending a message to Ms. YS Chen.  If you are making a connecting flight at Taipei to Kaohsiung, then you will arrive at the International Arrival Building and clear the custom there.  Local participants arriving at the Domestic Arrival Building of the Kaohsiung Airport, who would like to have a drive to Hotel Kingship, can walk to the International Arrival Building through the in-door sky bridge.  Our colleagues will be there to greet our guests with an eye-catching post, and a shuttle will send our guests to Kingship Hotel.  Please kindly expect to wait for an half to one hour during the shuttle bus is on the way between the airport and the hotel.

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

7.         Please note that talks arranged on Friday, April 7, will be given at another venue at National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan.  Shuttle buses will be provided, free of charge, to commute two campuses on Friday.

8.         To all registered participants: Please download the arrival/accommodation and excursion request data sheet to check your data.  Please send an email to Ms YS Chen immediately if you change your schedule.  Thank you!

9.         Here is a map of restaurants nearby the Kingship Hotel.


Ngai-Ching Wong 黃毅青,, Tel: +886-7-5252000 ext. 3818,

YS Chen 又瑄 小姐,, Tel: +886-7-5252000 ext. 3803,

Fax: +886-7-5253809.




Taiwan National Science Council,  National Center for Theoretical Sciences,  Ministry of Education,

National Cheng Kung University  and  National Sun Yat-sen University




Call for papers

To give a contributed talk, please contact the organizers before February 28, 2006 :

Cho-Ho Chu 礎豪,, Tel: (44)20-7882-5218,

Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青,, Tel: (886) 7-5252000 ext. 3818; or visit