International Conference on Operator Algebras and Operator Theory
in in Shanghai
*** Possible financial support
We have NSF travel grant now
* Confirmed speakers
* Hotel information
East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Time: July 4-July 9 (1997)
International Program Committee:
Pedersen, Gert K
Secretary: Huaxin Lin
Local Organizing Committee:
Li, Shao Kuan;
Hu, Shanwen (Secretary);
Wang, Jiangpan (Chairman);
Wang, Zong Yao;
Zhang, Dianzhou (Deputy Chairman)
Co-organizers in USA:
e-mail correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Those names with star (X) are confirmed as of April 2nd)
W. Arveson, ********* (X) M-D. Choi,
(X)Joachim Cuntz, *******(X) George Elliott,
(X)Yasu Kawahigashi,**** (X) David Larson,***** (X) Bingren Li,
(X)Gilles Pisier,*********(X) Marc Rieffel,******(X) Ering Stormer,
M. Takesaki. ********* (X)N. Salinas
Other speakers include:
(X) Xingde Dai, (X) Carla Farsi, Guihua Gong,
(X)Ronghui Ji, (X) C. Pasnicu,
(X)N. C. Phillips, Mikeal Rordam
(X)Albert Sheu, Klaus Thomsen, Jack Tsui
Ken Dykema, (X) Carl Winslow, (X) G. Wiess
(X)S. Yamagami, (X) T. Itoh, (X)S-H. Kye,
(X)H. Osaka, (X) K. Matsumoto,
Danrun Huang, (X) Shigeru Yamagami
We are expecting more participants to contribute 20
minute talks. Those who wish to speak should indicate in the
following registration form AND send an e-mail message
to the above mentioned e-mail address. (In case that
it becomes necessary, the priority will
be given to those who register before March 1st.)
is the largest city in China and has been the
commercial and industry center of China since 1920's. It is located
in the east coast (Pacific). It is about 1 hour and 20 minutes by air
and 17 hours by train from Beijing, the capital of China.
If you want to tour Beijing, or Xi'An, or Guiling, or any other
places, and you want us to make an arrangement, we can help.
Please indicate in the following registeration form. You may also
contact Hu, Shanwen directly (address below).
There are many flights between Shanghai and cities over the
world: New York, Chicago, Los Angels, San Fransisco, Seattle,
Toronto, Vancovour, Frankfurt, Zurich, Munich, Sydney, Tokyo,
Osaka, Singapore, Seoul, Moscow, New Deli.
(Northwestern, United, Air China, China Eastern etc.
serve flights from North America to Shanghai, other
airlines include Japan airline, Korean airline, Singapore
China Eastern currently offers $825
from Los Angeles to (Shanghai-Beijing) (1-800-621-4685)
Air China currently offers $835 for a direct flight
from San Fransisco to (Shanghai-Beijing) (415-961-7777)
Here are other numbers:
1-800-887-6883, 1-800-275-3384 and 1-800-456-3136.
For those from North America, we suggest that you book
the ticket as soon as possible (seats to China are
limited and to Hong Kong are not available since last
year even for bussiness class).
You can easily to get a travel visa to enter China. However, the local
organizing committee intends to invite you as the guest of
the Education Ministry. Those
who can provide their passport numbers to local
organizers before April 15th will be able to get an
invitation letter from National Commission of Education and
then proceed visa matter very easily. The local organizer
will be able to inform consulates.
Those who choose to apply a travel visa later should also give
sufficient time for consulates to proceed.
People from several countries in East Europe (but not
from former USSR) do not need a visa to enter China. But
we advise that you should figure this out by yourself by
contacting relevant Chinese Embassies.
There will be a conference fee of 200 USD (Company: 90 USD).
This includes ALL meals, transportation from
airport, a banquet, two tours and other services that could not be directly
paid by any public fundings.
Before June 1st: 200 USD (Company 90 USD)
After June 1st: 220 USD (Company 100 USD)
A personal check ( payable to
Department of Mathematics, East China Normal University)
will be accepted if you pay before June 1st. After
June 1st, we only accept travel check or currency (USD, Japanese
Yen, Mark, Pound, Franc, and Hong Kong Dollar)
We would like to let you know that we are applying
But at this moment, we do not make any
We have five classes for your choice:
(1) Hilton Hotel (Five Star) 120 USD / room, night
(Just in downtown, 20 minutes from University Campus by Taxi)
(2) Galaxy Hotel (four star) 100 USD / room, night
(10 minutes from University Campus by Taxi)
(3) Jin Sha Jiang Hotel (three star) 50 USD / room night
(8 minutes from University Campus by walk)
(4) Campus Hotel(A) 35 USD /room/ night
(with bath, air condition).
(5) Campus Hotel(B) 25 USD / room/night
(with bath, air condition)
(If you choose (4) and (5) and decide to share room with one
additional person, you need only pay a half.)
You can contact with Hotel (1), (2) directly. We can help if you needed.
Keep on mind that the hotels (1) and (2) are not within a walking distance
from the conference rooms. Taking taxi, bus, or other transportation in a
very crowd city may be a headache for non-Chinese speakers.
Because most participants would like to stay in (3),(4),(5),
we will reserve the room for you, according to your choice in the
Information about financial support (for those from USA who wish
to be supported by NSF).
There is a very good chance for us to partially support those
come from USA.
Those who is definitely going and wish to be supported, please contact
1 USD(travel check) = 8.3 RMB(Chinese Yuan) (approximately)
1 USD(Cash) = 8.15 RMB (approximately)
People can use the US$$ as a base to propotionally find the exchange rate
between Chinese Yuan and other currencies.
Major credit cards may be useful to get additional cash in
many banks in Shanghai and Beijing. Main Hotels may also accept
credit cards. One can make an exchange at the airport, local banks, in Hotel
(1) (2), and (3). No currency exchange service in Campus Hotel, but some
clerks can help you. By the way, Hotel (3) is near campus (a 8-minute walk).
We will mail an arrival sheet to every participant in which a skecth map,
reception, registration desk, Hotel Name (in Chinese), and taxi rates will
be included. Please inform local organizers of your arriving date, time,
airlines and flight numbers. Anybody who arrives in a reasonable time will
be picked up at the airport. A reasonable taxi rate should be 50-60 RMB
(about 7 USD) but could be much higher. Drivers usually do not speak
English or any languages other than Chinese. It is wise to show your Hotel
Name in Chinese. Those who arrive Shanghai before July 3rd or leave after
Thursday July 10 may have to arrange their own transportation to the
airport. But let the local organizers know anyway. Campus hotels may
available longer than the conference duration.
Other travel Information:
Many participants plan to visit Beijing. We contacted with the
CHINA MF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE and they promise a discount price:
470-500 USD, it includes one way air ticket from Shanghai to Beijing,
three nights accommodation, all visiting transportation and tickets
for visiting places. However, this group must have at least 10 persons.
If you like this arrangement , please let us know. In this situation,
you probably have to departure for home from Beijing, not Shanghai!
Also note that many airlines from North America have the same
rate to Shanghai as to Beijing. Most of them arrive Shanghai
first. Others arrive Beijing first. Some of the airlines will
allow you to stop one of these places. You might want to take
Other choice are Xi'an (450 USD), Guilin (500 USD), Yangtze
River(1,000 USD), Hangzhou (120 USD). If you would like to visit,
please contact us. Those from North America could arrange
their tour by contacting your local travel agents (with Asian or Chinese
names ----- some of them conduct thier own tour (directly) inside China.
In that way, you can get more information about tour from them).
Those who wish to adventure themselves could save significantly.
If you have not sent the following form yet, please fill it and
Professor Hu, Shan Wen / Zhang, Dian Zhou
Department of Mathematics
East China Normal University
Shanghai 200062 P. R. CHINA
Registration Form for International Conference
On Operator Algebras and Operator Theory in Shanghai
Mailing address (if other than above)
SS# (if you from US and optional): ________________________
Do you want to give a (20 minute) talk_______Yes_____ No_____.
Title of the talk:___________________________________________
Name, Birthday and Passport number of the companies
Which Consulate, or Embassy you want to apply your visa:
I have enclosed a check of 200 USD _____ and 90 USD (company)
(if you mail before March 1st) 180 USD ______ and 80 USD (company)
I choose the following accommodation
(1) Hilton. (2) Galaxy (3) Jin Sha Hotel
(4) Campus (A). (5) Campus (B)
I want to share a room with _______________________________
I will arrive at___________________________________
and leave on _____________________________________