2009 IEEE International Conference on
Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2009)
December 19-23, 2009, Guilin£¨Guangxi£¨China

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 Hotel and Tour Information:  

Visa information

It is necessary to apply for a visa to attend the ROBIO 2009 for participants from many countries. Participants from a few countries can enter into China without a visa. It is suggested that the participants check with the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in their countries on whether they need a visa. For those who need a visa, they can apply for one of the following two types of visas to attend the ROBIO 2009:

Business Visa (F Visa):

1) To apply for a business visa, you may need an official invitation letter from us. Please email the following items to guilin.robio2009@gmail.com:
(a) your full name in passport
(b) Personal information: nationality, gender, date of birth
(c) Passport number
(d) Contact information: mailing address, telephone number, and fax number.
We will send you an official invitation letter as soon as possible.

2) For participants from a few countries, they may need a visa notification form (a very official visa document). If you need the visa notification form, please email the following items to guilin.robio2009@gmail.com:
(a) a scanned copy (in PDF or JPEG) of the page of your passport that shows your passport number, nationality, full name, gender, date of birth, and other personal information
(b) contact information: mailing address, telephone and fax number, and email address. Since it takes 2-3 weeks to obtain the visa notification form from the authority, please act as soon as possible.

3) Please note that there are NOT many countries from which the participants need the visa notification form. Please directly check the information with Chinese Embassy and Consulates.

Tourist Visa (L Visa):

- Participants can also attend ROBIO 2009 by a tourist visa. To apply for the tourist visa, please check the application details with Chinese Embassy or Consulates in your country.





About Guilin

Situated in the northeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin has enjoyed the reputation of having the most fantastic natural landscapes not only in China but also abroad. Its dreamy natural scenery and unique ancient architecture from the Qin and Ming Dynasties astound visitors from home and abroad.


Visiting Guilin and discovering its natural wonders, such as its magical green pinnacles, crystal-clear water, picturesque rocks and intriguing caves, can provide a never-ending journey for every visitor. Now is the prime time to travel to Guilin and experience this charming and historic city in all its splendor.


Guilin is not only a perfect place for living, but also an extraordinary, eco- friendly tour destination.



>Geography

Guilin is located at 109°„E longitude and 24°„ N latitude in northeastern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Guilin Municipal region covers an area of 4,195 square kilometers. It lies in a basin surrounded by the Yuecheng Range, Ocean Hill, Jiaqiao Range and Tianping Hill. The altitude is 140 to160 meters.



>Climate

Guilin sits in a subtropical monsoon zone with a warm and moist climate, which is moderate all year round. However be prepared for a bit of rain, with annual precipitation amounts of 1900mm.


The average temperature all year round is 19°„C(66F).The coldest temperatures occur in January at 8°„C(46F) and the hottest occur in July at 28°„C(82F).


The best time to travel here is between April and October.


Table of the average temperatures in Guilin during each month of the year

Average Data Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High ( F) 53 53 62 72 81 87 91 92 87 78 68 58
Average High (C) 12 13 17 22 27 31 33 33 31 26 20 15
Average Low ( F) 41 44 51 60 68 74 77 76 71 63 53 44
Average Low ( C) 5 7 11 16 20 23 25 24 22 17 12 7
Rain (in) 2.0 3.4 5.0 10.0 14.0 13.5 8.7 6.8 3.0 3.5 2.7 1.8
Rain (mm) 52.5 87.5 127.5 252.5 357.5 342.5 222.5 172.5 77.5 87.5 72.5 47.5

>People

With a total population of 4,951,100 in the city and surrounding areas, Guilin is currently home to 12 ethnic nationalities. 8.5% of the population is made up of 11 minority nationalities including Zhuang, Hui, Yao and Dong etc..



>Main Districts

Guilin covers an area of 27,809 square km and has 5 districts (Diecai, Qixing, Xiufeng, Xiangshan, Yanshan) and 12 counties (Yangshuo, Lingui, Lingchuan, Xing°Įan, Quanzhou, Ziyuan, Longsheng, Yongfu, Lipu, Gongcheng, Pingle and Guanyang).

Hotel

District: Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China
Hotel Address: No. 1 North Shanhu Road, Guilin, 541001
Hotel Telephone: 86-773-2822881
Property Amenities: Business Center, Parking, Meeting Rooms
Internet Access: broadband access available in all rooms
Area Attractions: It is a 5 star hotel with Shanhu Lake glittering right down in front, Lijiang River flowing to the east, Elephant Trunk Park neighbouring on the south, and Duxiu Hill and Diecai Hill towering to the north.


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SPONSORED BY:

IEEE Robotics and Automation Soceity


National University of Defense Technology


Chinese University of Hong Kong


Guangxi Normal University


City University of Hong Kong

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