Workshop Highlights

Workshop Venue The Workshop will be held in lecture hall NAB 209 of the Lam Woo International Conference Centre of Hong Kong Baptist University. Unless you have made other arrangements for yourself, you will be staying at NTT (the Ng Tor Tai International Guest House) across the street from the conference centre. A map showing the location of the conference centre and NTT is given below.

Information Desk and Internet Access During the Workshop, there will be an information desk in the lobby of the conference. If you have any questions or need help, please ask anyone sitting there. Near the information desk there will be a notice board with updated information about the Workshop. Please check the notice board frequently. The information desk will have a limited amount of stationery supplies should you need something. Staff at the desk can also help you to make a limited amount of photocopying. There will be computer terminals available nearby, where you can have access to the internet and check your e-mail. Anyone who wants to distribute pamphlets or preprints can leave the materials at the information desk.

Program The conference program includes plenary talks by the following scholars:

There will also be more than 40 technical talks. In order to allow you to enjoy all of the talks we have avoided parallel sessions. The schedule of the talks can also be found here. Minor changes to the program might be made later if necessary. Any changes will be announced to participants on the notice board. The abstracts of all talks are posted on the web. A hard copy will distributed at check-in.

Epson Foundation Session on Finance Problems The talks on Wednesday morning, October 6, will be devoted to Finance Problems. This session will be chaired by Joseph F. Traub, Professor and Founding Head of the Computer Science Department at Columbia University and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. After an introduction by Prof. Traub there will be a plenary talk by Shu Tezuka of IBM Tokyo followed by several technical talks by overseas and local experts. We are grateful to the Epson Foundation for underwriting part of the costs of this session. Because of its generosity local academics and practitioners may attend this session and the lunch afterwards for HK$100.

Epson Foundation Banquet The Workshop banquet will be held on Wednesday night, October 6, at the House of Canton restaurant in the Festival Walk Shopping Centre. Participants will enjoy a Chinese banquet and a talk by Xiaolu Wang of Advanced Analytics, Inc. on The Most Dangerous Game: Hunters Could be Hunted ó Hedge Funds and Arbs in the Global Market. We are grateful to the Epson Foundation for subsidising the cost of the banquet. Workshop participants may attend the banquet at no extra charge. Guests may attend the banquet by purchasing a ticket in advance at the registration desk at a subsidised price of HK$200. Tickets should be purchased by noon Tuesday, October 5.

Welcome Reception, Lunches and Tea Breaks An informal Welcome Reception will be held in the ground floor function room of NTT from 19:00 to 20:30 on Sunday, October 3. In order to facilitate informal discussion among participants complimentary lunches and tea breaks will be provided. The tea breaks will be held outside the lecture hall. Lunches will be held in the Renfrew Seafood Restaurant, located one floor above the lecture hall, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and in the ground floor function room of NTT on Tuesday and Thursday. Guests wishing to join the lunches may purchase tickets at the information desk.

Book Sale The Hong Kong Baptist University campus bookstore will host a book exhibition during the Workshop. Academic books, including some of those authored by the speakers, will be available for sale at a discount.

Instructions to Speakers The lecture hall will be equipped with two overhead projectors and a whiteboard. If you need any additional equipment, such as video projector, slide projector or computer, please notify us by September 15 so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Workshop Proceedings All speakers are invited to submit manuscripts based on their talks for a special issue of the Journal of Complexity which will be edited by Fred J. Hickernell and Henryk Wozniakowski. Manuscripts should fall within the scope of the Journal of Complexity as described in the Information for Authors on the journal's web site. Papers based on plenary talks may be reviews of recent results or expositions of new results. Papers based on technical talks should contain significant new results. All manuscripts will undergo a review process to ensure that they meet the standards of the journal. Since many of the referees will have attended the Workshop, we expect the review process to be relatively quick. To submit a manuscript please send two hard copies, and preferably also an electronic copy (Latex and/or postscript) to the workshop organizers. In preparing your manuscript please follow the guidelines given in the journal's Information for Authors on the journal's web site. If possible, please use the journalís Latex styles, which can be downloaded from the web site. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is February 15, 2000. We look forward to your contribution!

This page was prepared by Alfred NGAI
Last modified on : 12 December, 2019