SECM8 Conference Guide
The registration site is at the lobby of Yifu
Hotel in Xiamen University, starting from 9:00 am to 22:00 pm on 9 October. Late registration can be
done at the conference Secretariat Office at the
2th floor of Chemistry
Conference Hall before the sessions or during the breaks.
payment should be done in cash (CNY or USD).
Welcome Reception: 18:00-21:00
on 9 October, buffet at 2nd floor of Yifu Hotel Restaurant.
Buffet lunch: 12:30-14:30 from
10 October to 12 October at 2nd floor of Yifu Hotel
Round Table dinner: 18:00-20:00
from 11 October to 12 October at 2nd floor of Yifu Hotel
Banquet: 18:00-20:00 on 10 October,
at Xiamen Rong Yu Hotel.
The scientific program of the conference will start in the
morning on 10 October and end in the
forenoon on 12 October. It consists
of 15 keynotes (25 minutes), 35 invited
talks (20 minutes), 8 oral presentation (15 minutes), and 1 poster
session (110 minutes). The official language of the conference is
English, no translation or interpreting facilities will be available.
All the sessions (Opening ceremony, lectures, and closing ceremony) will
be at the 2th floor of Chemistry
Conference Hall in the campus of Xiamen University. The Poster
Session will be held at the 2th floor of
LU JIA XI Building. The locations of them are indicated in the
attached maps. Please turn off your mobile phone or switch it to
vibration or quiet mode in the meeting room.
Photographing is prohibited during the
NoteS for Speakers
The multimedia projectors will be available in the meeting room. To save
your time for talk and to avoid anything unexpected, we strongly
recommend you to copy your PPT files to the meeting room computer and
test the compatibility at least one session before the start of your
talk. Please check the announcement on the Notice Board on the day of
Registration if some changes may occur. In case you want to use your own
laptop, please check the compatibility of your laptop with the projector
in the meeting room at least one session before the start of your one.
Due to the very tight schedule, and to ensure all the sessions can be
complete on time, please leave 5 minute for discussion for the invited
talks (20-30 minutes talk), and leave 3 minutes for normal oral
presentation. The volunteers will give you an alarm 2 minutes before the
start of the discussion time to remind you to conclude your talk.
Note for Poster Presentation
The poster size should be 90 cm (width) × 120 cm (height). The poster
sessions are arranged at the the 2th
floor of LU JIA XI Building. Please mount your poster before your
poster session, according to your poster number. Posters may be put on
starting from the midday of 11 October and
should be removed at the end of the poster session. Authors should be
present at the poster during 16:10-18:00 on 11 October for discussion.
Note for Tours
If you want to attend the city tours and post-conference tours, you may
contact the travel agency at the registration desk. The itineraries
listed on the website are just for your reference.
Going from one place to another within the city is fairly easy with over
50 public transport routes with a fare of 1~2 yuan or by taxis at a
The taxi fee from airport to Xiamen University is ca. 40 yuan in the
daytime and ca. 52 yuan after 11:00 pm. For participants arriving at the
train station (Xiamen North Station), you can take BRT 1A to the last
stop (3-4 yuan) and then take taxi to Xiamen University (ca. 12 yuan),
and the taxi fee is around 80 yuan from Train station to Xiamen
University. Volunteers will be arranged at the airport to guide to the
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(10) General Information
Each participant will receive upon registration a Conference Name Badge
which should be worn at all the scientific and social programs. For
identification, the name badge will be in different color:
blue for participants,
white for exhibitors,
and yellow for the local organizing
committee and student volunteers.
Smoking is forbidden in the public place in the city of Xiamen.
No responsibility can be assured for any kind of personal accidents,
sickness, theft, or property damage suffered by conference participants.
Participants are advised to arrange whatever insurance they consider it
Currency and credit cards
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan (or RMB/CNY). The exchange rate is
subject to market fluctuations. One US dollar is equivalent to
approximately 6.37 RMB as of 14 October, 2015. Major credit cards
including VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at some
hotels, department stores and restaurants.
Tipping is not a part of Chinese custom. No tipping is expected unless
you are provided with extra service. It is not necessary to tip a taxi
driver unless he/she assists with luggage or provides extra service.
The standard domestic power supply in China is 220 V AC at 50 Hz. The
standard sockets are two parallel lines and three lines as shown on the
Time and Business hours
China is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime. Typical business hours
in government and private offices are from 8:00 to 17:00 and closed on
Saturday & Sunday. Most shops and banks are open from 9:00 to 19:00 or
later, and open seven days a week.
Xiamen is a subtropical coastal city. The weather in Xiamen at the end
of March is usually cloudy and with rains sometimes and the temperature
is between 20 to 30 °C. You are recommended to have autumn dress and
bring umbrella with you. Swimming in the sea can be very risky,
especially when the tide is ebbing. Please do not swim in the sea.
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Please take me to the Da Nan Gate of Xiamen
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Please take me to the Yifu Hotel of Xiamen
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Location of Registration Place and Meeting Room in
Location of Registration Place and Meeting Room in Xiamen University