Abstract Harmonic Analysis 2009

After Conference Announcement (as of December 31, 2009)

National Sun Yat-sen University


Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

December 18-22, 2009


Special Guest: Ed Granirer





This will be the fifth in the series of conferences entitled "International Conference in Abstract Harmonic Analysis".  The first three conferences were held at Koc University in Istanbul in 2002, 2004 and 2006, and the fourth one was held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. This conference will pay attention, especially, on the recent rapid development of the interrelationship among Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Classical Harmonic Analysis and Applied Analysis.


Organizing Committee:

Der-Chen Chang 張德健 (USA), Eberhard Kaniuth (Germany), Anthony To-Ming Lau 劉道明 (Canada), Chi-Wai Leung 梁子威 (Hong Kong), Wataru Takahashi 高橋涉 (Japan),  Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青 (Taiwan), Ali Ulger (Turkey).



J. Alaminos, A. Baklouti, C. Braun, Der-Chen Chang, Chang-Pao Chen, M. Filali, H. Fuehr, K. Furutani, Ed Granirer, T. Honda, M. Hoshino, Zhiguo Hu, C. Iwasaki, S. Kahler, E. Kaniuth, Y. Kimura, D. Kuroiwa, Hang-Chin Lai, M. Anthony T.-M. Lau, Ka-Sing Lau, Ming-Yi Lee, M. Leinert, Chi-Wai Leung, Chin-Cheng Lin, Lai-Jiu Lin, J. Ludwig, I. Markina, S.-Y. Matsushita, H. Miyake, Chi-Keung Ng, T. Ohwada, D. Poguntke, Zhong-Jin Ruan, K. Saito, B. Schreiber, B.-W. Schulze, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, T. Tanino, K. Taylor, A. Ulger, T. Umeda , A. Vasiliev, A. Villena, Ya-Shu Wang, Ngai-Ching Wong and Huoxiong Wu.



11/F University Library Building, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


                  Group Photo (7,705KB),

Time Table (exact version),,

Program (exact version),



Local transportation direction,

Accommodation Plan,

Lodging Request Form,

After Conference Lodging Request Form,

Complimentary Shanghai Opera, “Bond” – adapted from Shakespeare’s `The Merchant of Venice’ , 

Complimentary Half-day tour at 2009/12/20 in English/ Chinese,

Two-day tour (cost US$100 per head) for 2009/12/23-24



Important date:

1.            No new registration is accepted now.

2.            Please pay the registration (USD150 or NTD5,000) in cash at the venue.

3.            Send any change in Titles and Abstracts of talks to Ngai-Ching Wong by email for updates in program.

4.            Changes in Hotel room/2-day tour reservation should be made to Vicky Chang by email.

5.            We have about 25 complimentary tickets of the all season hot.Chinese Opera performed in the night of Dec. 18 to our guests.  The tickets will be distributed in the morning of Dec. 18 at the venue, and will be gone on a first comes first served basis.


Social Events: 

1.     Complimentary Shanghai Opera, “Bond” - adaptation of `The Merchant of Venice’, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, Sun Yat-sen Hall, NSYSU.

2.     An half-day sight-seeing local tour to Lotus Pond Fo Guang Shan in the Sunday (2009/12/20) afternoon(free of charge).

3.     A 2-day Trip to National Scenic Area of Huadong Eastern Coast & Rift Valley (at a cost of about US$100/per head) for Dec. 23-24, 2009.

4.     The reception dinner will be held in the venue at the first evening, at 2009/12/18, in the venue right after the last talk that day, and before the Shanghai opera “Bond”.

5.     The banquet will be held at 7:00pm, in the evening of Monday, 2009/12/21, at the Kingship Hotel (free of charge).



·     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, that is, the Taipei Airport (airport code: TPE),  (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 (including waiting time).  Upon arriving at 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 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 http://www.tbroc.gov.tw. A brief history of Taiwan, as well as travel information, is available there, too.


Currency Exchange:

The current exchange rate is about US $1= NT $32.5 (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.   One can buy phone cards some at, e.g., the 24-hour operated `7-11’ chained stores.  Mobile phone networks are everywhere.

6.  Credit cards are very popular in Taiwan.  Some ATM machine accept foreign cards.


Registration Fee: USD150 or TWD5000 (free for students and local people with Taiwan NSC grants.)


Sponsors:  Research Center of Nonlinear Analysis and Discrete Mathematics, and Department of Applied Mathematics, National Sun Yat-sen University, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, and Taiwan National Science Council.



      Vicky Chang 張玉盈 (Conference Secretary), vicky65@staff.nsysu.edu.tw, Tel: (886) 7-5252000 ext. 3815, Fax: (886) 7-5253809.

      Anthony To-Ming Lau 劉道明, tlau@math.ualberta.ca, Tel: 780-492-0398

Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青, wong@math.nsysu.edu.tw, Tel: (886) 7-525-2000 ext. 3818; or visit