IEEE 802.16 Session #39

IEEE 802.16's Session #39 was held 12-15 September 2005 in Taipei, Taiwan. The session was supported by Member Hosts Arthur Wang and Stanley Wang and by institutional host ITRI and corporate co-host CyberTAN Technology. The decision to select this site was made on 19 November 2004 based on the host's site selection proposal.

Summary and Key Outcomes
226 people attended the session. For full details of the activities, see the Session #39 Report.

The session opened at 1 pm on Monday afternoon and ended on Thursday night. The meeting schedule for the week is available.

On-line registration is closed. The registration fee was NTD8,600 (~US$277) for those registering by the deadline of 12 August 2005. Afterwards, the fee climbed to NTD9,600 (~US$310). The fee is payable on-site at the hotel.

You can confirm your registration by checking the registration list.

On-line registration is mandatory. Session participation credit will not be granted without it.

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations (see below).

Meeting Site
The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
1 Chung Shan, Section 4
Taipei, Taiwan 104
Address: 1,Chung Shan North Road, Sec.4, Taipei, Taiwan, 104. R.O.C
Tel: 886-2-2886-8888 FAX: 886-2-2885-2885
Concierge: +886 2 2886-8888 #1810

Hotel Reservation
The Grand Hotel, with its traditional Chinese palatial architecture, is one of the most magnificent landmarks setting standard for both style and heritage in the dynamic Taipei City. Within easy access to Taipei CKS International Airport (TPE) and proximity to the MRT station, allowing easy access to the burgeoning business, shopping, and entertainment districts around the Taipei metropolitan area, the hotel offers business travelers convenience and relaxing atmosphere, while giving leisure travelers easy access to some of Taipei's best entertainment and shopping venues. Staying in this hotel allows one to view the island's beautiful scenery and enjoy a memorable experience.

The room rate ranges from NTD3,250 (~US$105) to NTD5,525 (~US$178) per night. Rooms are limited, so please reserve your room as soon as possible! The cutoff date is 12 August 2005. The hotel accepts reservation only by receiving the reservation form through e-mail or fax. Discount or preferred rooms may not be available after the cut-off date. For more information on the hotel, please check out the hotel's fact-sheet.

Transportation between Taipei CKS International Airport (TPE) and The Grand Hotel.
The hotel is 50 minute drive from Taipei CKS International Airport.


Nationals from countries under the visa-exempt program are allowed to travel to Taiwan for up to 14 days without obtaining a visa.

Visa-Exempt Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K, U.S.A.

Landing Visa
Nationals from several countries are eligible to obtain a landing visa at the visa office of consular affairs bureau at the CKS international airport. Eligible countries for application: Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland.


  1. a passport valid for at least six months at the time of entry.
  2. a confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.
  3. an application form with a photo.
  4. visa fee : NTD1,200 dollars (~USS39)
  5. no criminal record verified by the airport police

Entry Visa
For those participants whose countries are not of visa exempt countries nor are eligible for landing visa, they shall apply an Entry Visa.


  1. contact local R.O.C. Embassy or Consulate
  2. a passport valid for at least six months at the time of entry.
  3. a confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.
  4. an application form with a photo.
  5. other references upon request

Additional Information for PRC Citizens/PRC Passport Holders

For more information on visas, please visit the website of the bureau of consular affairs.

Places where there is no R.O.C. Mission:
The applicant can submit the required documents and additional documents certifying the purpose of the applicant's visit to Taiwan to the nearest R.O.C. Embassy, Consulate and Mission.

Invitation Letter
To obtain an invitation letter, please download the invitation request form and contact with "request for invitation letter" in the e-mail subject. The invitation letter will be sent to you via e-mail.

The national currency of Taiwan is New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). The exchange rate to one US dollar varies from approximately NTD30 to NTD32 and you can check the current exchange rate here. Airlines, department stores, hotels and most restaurants accept international credit cards including VISA, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, and Master Card, etc.

Taipei's average lowest temperature for the coldest month, January, is 15.8 oC and highest for the hottest month, July, is 29.3 C. The average temperature in September is between 28 and 29 C. The sunshine during noon hours from 11:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. could cause sunburn while a thunder shower in the afternoon to cool down the heat is common in Taipei city. Visitors could wear light-weight clothing during the month.

Electric Supply
Taiwan's electricity is supplied at 110V 60Hz, the same as in the U.S. Most electrical outlets are two-pronged, with small prongs and no earth. Appliances from with different specifications will need an adapter or a transformer.

Welcome to Taiwan, where surprises await you.
The island of Taiwan offers sunny beaches, richly forested mountains, and scenic countryside. >Temples and monuments mixed with high-rises in cities that keep going until dawn. Dazzling festivals, luxuriant hot springs, delectable dining - they all lie in store. Taiwan's diverse topography and culture, and its vibrant commercial environment, make it a choice destination for traveler and business visitor alike. Located roughly equidistant from Japan and Korea to the north, the Philippines to the south, and mainland China to the west, Taiwan makes a perfect launching point for further travels in East Asia.For most of the world, Taiwan is known for its manufactured goods, and for its continuing saga of diplomatic struggle, but the real Taiwan lies unexplored. So take a quick look - there's plenty to discover.

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