|1 Registering on Site|
A registration desk will be set up at the Lobby of the conference hotel.
Registration time is 14:00-20:00 on
June 26 and 08:30-12:00 on June
27. For other time you may register at the room of organization committee.
A package of conference materials will be provided for each participant who has paid
the registration fee. It includes a copy of proceedings, a copy of program, your conference name tag, a ball pen, a notebook,
a set of tickets for all organized lunches/suppers/banquet/tour, a map of Dalian.
You MUST wear your conference name tag and give
your tickets to waiter/waitress when attending all sessions and taking all organized reception/lunches/banquet/tour.
|2 Presenting Papers|
All talks MUST be presented in one of the forms
of ppt, pdf, doc, ps files. NO projector for transparent slides will be provided (we are very sorry
You can either bring your own laptop, or bring a mobile hard disk, USB disk
with your files saved.
Meeting rooms for all plenary and parallel sessions are
at the 3rd floor.
|3 Attending One-day Tour|
An one-day tour of June 28 includes
Dalian Ocean Park and
Dalian Forest Zoo.
All participants must summon outside the hotel at 08:00. We will return
the hotel around 20:00 after we have a supper outside (we will have a lunch at a restaurant near the park).
Fare for one-day tour is included in the registration fee.
Tickets are needed for attending the tour.
|4 Taking Meals|
All breakfasts, lunches and reception will be served at the
1st floor. Banquet in the evening of June 28
will be served at Toulouse on the 3rd floor
(the same room for session Ax ).
Fares for breakfasts (of at most two people) are included at the room charges,
while fares for organized lunches, reception and banquet are included in the registration fee. There will be no organized supper
in the evening of June 29 (you are encouraged to try typical Dalian foods yourself).
|5 Arriving at the Conference Hotel|
COCOON'08 will be held at the Mercure Teda Dalian Hotel on
ZhongNan Plaza, which is a 4-star hotel at 205 Zhongnan Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian.
All participants must go to the conference hotel themselves. Hence for those
who do not speak Chinese may write down the Chinese name of the hotel in the following ways before they leave for Dalian: (a) ask a
Chinese colleague/student/friend to help you, or (b) print out and cut the Chinese direction provided at the next page.
It is strongly recommended that you should
take a taxi waiting in a line. Tell the taxi driver that you want to go to the Mercure Teda Dalian Hotel
on ZhongNan Plaza. You should ask the driver to switch on the meter when you get on a taxi and give you the receipt after
you arrive the destination.
If you go to Dalian by air, then you may get to the hotel by taxi, which
costs about 30 minutes and 40 RMB.
|6 Preparing Trip to Dalian|
|Summer at Dalian is not very hot (the average highest temperature is about 25C at
the end of June) and it may rain (so you need to take an umbrella). |
|7 Taking Money and Giving Tips|
It is strongly recommended that you should
take some cash of Chinese Yuan or major currencies (such as USD, Euro, Japanese Yen, HKD) along with major credit cards. It is
NOT convenient to use traveler check in mainland China.
You may exchange some cash of Chinese Yuan at some major airports in China
including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dalian. Of course, you may also exchange Chinese Yuan at some local offices/branches
of Bank of China (or some other major China Banks). But that is quite difficult, especially if you could not understand Chinese,
You can pay all expenses at the conference hotel by both cash of Chinese
Yuan (or major currencies) and credit cards.
Giving tips is far from popular in mainland China, even when you take a taxi
or have meal at a restaurant. At the conference hotel, which is rated 4 star, you are also not expected to give a tip to someone
who has provided you with a service but he/she may receive it if you are willing to give. In short, it is up to you
(NOT a custom in mainland China) to give tips or not.
|8 Asking for Help|
Before June 26, please send your inquiries to
After June 26, please phone the conference hotel:
Emergency/Police Call in mainland China is 110
(just like 911 in US).