Abstract Harmonic Analysis 2018

National Sun Yat-sen University




Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


June 25 (Mon) - 29 (Fri), 2018


First Announcement


Second Announcement


Final Announcement


Program and Abstracts


Program Booklet


Talk Slides


AHA2018 in Kaohsiung


 Group Photo


Other Photos




photo (Tony Lau)



Special guest of AHA2018: Anthony To-Ming Lau

on the occasion of his 75th birthday





 July 7, 2018




This will be the ninth one in the series of conferences entitled “International Conference in Abstract Harmonic Analysis”.  National Sun Yat–sen University held the fifth one in 2009.  The first three conferences were held at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2002, 2004 and 2006; the fourth one was at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007; the sixth at the Chern Institute, Nankai University, Tianjin, China in 2011; the seventh one was held in Granada, Spain in 2013, and the eighth one was held in Halifax, 2015.


This conference will especially pay attention to the recent rapid development of the interrelationship between Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Classical Harmonic Analysis and Applied Analysis.


Special event: To express our appreciation for his great contribution to abstract harmonic analysis, we will celebrate the 75th birthday of Professor Anthony To-Ming Lau in the banquet on June 27, 2018.  Everyone is invited to participate to the banquet that evening.


Main Speakers:


1.               Der-Chen Chang 張德健 (Georgetown University, USA)

2.               Jungkai Chen陳榮凱 (National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)

3.               Garth Dales (Lancaster University, Lancaster, England)

4.               Anthony To-Ming Lau 劉道明 (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

5.               Chin-Cheng Lin 林欽誠 (National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan)

6.               Jean Ludwig (Université de Lorraine, Metz, France)

7.               Zhong-Jin Ruan 阮忠進 (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, USA)

8.               Keith Taylor (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)

9.               Wataru Takahashi (Keio University and Kaohsiung Medical University, Tokyo, Japan)

10.         Ali Ülger (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey)


Other confirmed participants include:

Ngoc Muoi Bui 裴玉邁 (Vietnam), Chih-Wei Chen 陳志偉 (Taiwan), Chung-Chuan Chen 陳中川 (Taiwan), Xiao Chen 陳瀟 (China), Mao-Ting Chien 簡茂丁 (Taiwan), Yemon Choi (UK), Chih-Sheng Chuang 莊智升 (Taiwan), Xiang Fang 方向 (Taiwan), Hwa-Long Gau 高華隆 (Taiwan), Jong-Shenq Guo 郭忠勝 (Taiwan), Hao-Wei Huang 黃皓瑋 (Taiwan), Manoj Kumar (India), Vishvesh Kumar (India), Hun Hee Lee (Korea), Jyh-Hao Lee 李志豪, Chi Wai Leung梁子威 (Hong Kong), Denny Ho Hon Leung梁浩瀚 (Singapore), Lei Li 李磊 (China), Lai-Jiu Lin 林來居 (Taiwan), Ying-Fen Lin 林英芬 (UK), Tao Mei 梅韬 (USA), Qing Meng 孟慶 (China), Parasar Mohanty (India), Hong Wai Ng (Singapore), Chi Keung Ng 吳志強 (China), Przemyslaw Ohrysko (Sweden), Vignon Oussa (USA), Alexander Mark Powell (USA), Chun-Yen Shen 沈俊嚴 (Taiwan), Nicolaas Spronk (Canada), Wee Kee Tang (Singapore), Ming-Cheng Tsai 蔡明誠 (Taiwan), Cheng-Chiang Tsai 蔡政江 (USA), Pei-Lun Tseng 曾培倫 (Canada), Lyudmyla Turovska (Sweden), Liguang Wang 王利廣 (China), Jiun-Chau Wang 王俊超 (Canada), Ya-Shu Wang 王雅書 (Taiwan), Qin Wang 王勤 (China), Jared Todd White (UK), Ngai-Ching Wong 黃毅青(Taiwan), Pei Yuan Wu 吳培元(Taiwan).




Accommodation: We have made a special deal with the 4-star Kingship Hotel (25 minutes to venue on foot, and 5 minutes from the Kaohsiung Metro Orange Line O2 Yanchengpu Station.  Reservation will be made by the organizers.  Please write to aha2018@math.nsysu.edu.tw if you need help.


Banquet: The banquet, free of charges to all participants and spouses and students, will be in the evening of June 27, 2018 at the Kingship Hotel.


Excursion: Two half day tours to local attractions are planned.  One is in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 27, to visit the Cijin Island for seafood lunch and the light tower.  The other one is in the afternoon of Friday, June 29, to visit Buddha Mountain and the 85 Sky Tower.  Participants are expected to share the cost.

Lodging:  Chung Cheng Hotel (中正飯店:高雄市鹽埕區大仁路7 , +886-7-521-2266).  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 11, 2012, 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.


Maps: Click and fetch a campus map of the venue (International Research Building A6 in the map); visit also Department of Applied Math., National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (maps in Chinese or English versions), travel instructions to the campus, 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 10 flights a day from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung, and another 10 flights from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong, via the China Airlines (CI), Mandarin Airline (AE), Cathay Pacific (CX) 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 22:35pm, and arriving at Zuoying HSR station at 23:39pm)).  You need to take an airport metro train train or an air shuttle bus connecting the airport and the high speed train station at Taoyuan for approximately 40 minutes one way. 


Upon arriving at the Kaohsiung, you can take a metro train from the KHH airport station / Zuoying HSR station to the downtown Kaohsiung, the Kingship Hotel at O2 station, the university campus at O1 station (‘O’ for Orange color).   The metro operates until midnight.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the hotel, 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 (New Taiwan Dollars NT$30 = US$ 1 approx).  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 $200 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 at the International Research Building, 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. Please visit Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Taiwan Embassy in your country for visa application. 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 Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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. 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 $30 (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 hotel.  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.  One can also draw local currency from ATM, but we do NOT check or guarantee.  Credit cards are very popular here.


1.     We will provide pickup service in the Kaohsiung International Airport for those participants who have already given us their arrival flight information.

2.     Most participants will stay in the Kingship Hotel (漢王飯店, 高雄市七賢三路98 No.98 Cisian 3rd.Rd Kaohsiung, +886-7-5313131), and they should have received confirmations from the Kingship Hotel.

3.     Venue: Lecture Theaters 1001/1002, International Building, NSYSU (中山大學國研大樓), Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

4.     Shuttle bus pickups at Kingship Hotel at 8:00 and 8:30am every morning, and back after the last talk every day.  Please note that the bus is a 20-seater, and some guests are expected to walk or take a taxi (NT$150 one way).  It is a 30 minute or 2km walk between Kingship Hotel and the venue.

5.     Registration starts at 8:00 am, and Opening (Wah Lee Hall 華立廳, International Building) is at 8:45-9:00 am, Monday, June 25. 

6.     The last talk will finish at 11:30am, June 29, 2018.

7.     Two half day tours to local attractions are planned.  One is in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 27, to visit the Cijin Island for seafood lunch and the light tower.  The other one is in the afternoon of Friday, June 29, to visit Buddha Mountain and the 85 Sky Tower.  Participants are expected to share the cost.

8.     Group photo being shot at 10:35am, Monday, June 25. 

9.     Banquet starts at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, June 27, in 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 close to the O2 metro train station.

10. We will provide free lunch boxes/snacks/coffee/tea during the Workshop.


Other informations:

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

2.     Local weather in June is hot and humid. It is easy to reach over 33C in day time, and hardly drop below 20C in night time. We hope we would have no typhoon during the workshop.

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

4.     We use Google Maps and Gmail everywhere in Taiwan. We also use Line, whatsapp, wechat, Skype, FB or MSM/Yahoo Messengers. Public and free network connections are provided in venue and the hotel.  Phone cards are now popular and cheap in Taiwan.  One can buy some at, e.g., the 24-hour operated `Family Mart’ chained store in campus.  Mobile phone networks are everywhere.  English speakers in Kaohsiung survive easily, and it is not too difficult to find the hotel/campus/attractions by yourself using metro.

5.     You can swim in the beach inside the campus nearby the venue, although you surely do not have time.

6.     We suggest you to make money exchange at the KHH airport.  The rate is same as in downtown banks there.  The bank counters there open whenever the terminals are open.


Steering Committee:

Eberhard Kaniuth , Anthony Lau劉道明, Keith Taylor, and Zhong-Jin Ruan 阮忠進.


Local organizers:

Hao-Wei Huang 黃皓瑋 and Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青


Registration Fee: US$200 (free for students, Taiwan MOST grant holders, retired, unemployed, and special invited guests)

Sponsors:  Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, The Mathematical Society of ROC, Kaohsiung City Government, and National Sun Yat-sen University.


Contact: Ngai-Ching Wong黃毅青, wong@math.nsysu.edu.tw, Tel: (886) 7-525-2000 ext. 3818, 3834.