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Joint International Meeting
Fudan University
Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China, December 17-21, 2008 (Wednesday - Sunday)
Meeting #1045

First Joint International Meeting Between the AMS and the Shanghai Mathematical Society

Associate secretary:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS


This announcement was composed with information taken from the website maintained by the local organizers at Please watch this website for the most up-to-date information.

This meeting is the first joint AMS-SMS mathematics meeting specifically organized to bring mathematicians from the United States and China together. The scientific objectives of this meeting are to disseminate recent research results to a wide audience and to develop stronger ties between mathematicians from both countries. The preparations for this meeting are also under the guidance of the Chinese Mathematical Society.

Abstracts Submission

Talks are invited in any area of the mathematical sciences, with acceptance at the discretion of the organizers. If your talk falls under the heading of one of the special sessions already listed, please contact one of the session organizers before submitting an abstract, as special sessions have limited time slots. Talks not in special sessions will be timetabled into General Contribution sessions. All the talks in special sessions should be of 25 minutes duration. The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31, 2008. The abstract should be written in English and the length of the body text should not exceed 200 words (about 1,000 letters, one page).You can upload the TEX file (preferably LaTEX file) of your abstract to the website: or email the TEX file of your abstract with the subject AMS-SMS abstract to:


Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for current rates and methods of payment.

Crown Plaza Fudon, 199 Han Dan Rd., Shanghai, China, 200433; tel: 86-21-55529999, fax: 86-21-55529996, email: or The hotel is located directly across from prestigious Fudan University and just 15 minutes north of Shanghais landmark riverfront Bund area and the bustling Financial District of the Pudong New Area. With convenient access to Pudong and Hongqiao International airports by the Middle Ring Road, it serves as the ideal choice for both business and pleasure in one of the worlds most exciting cities. For reservation form visit

Guang Dong Hotel, 328 Yixian Road, Shanghai, China; tel: 86-21-51171888, fax: 86-21-65171718; email: or or visit . The hotel is located on Yi Xian Road, DaBaiShu Industry & Trading Center in Shanghai, and is adjacent to Fudan University. The DaBaiShu area is one of the twelve commercial zones in Shanghai, and is conveniently linked to public transportation. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes to the Bund and Downtown area. The hotel has 338 rooms with both European and Japanese style rooms. The hotel has a business center as well as the following restaurants: ShiKuMen Chinese Restaurant, Euroland Western Restaurant, and Kichou Japanese Restaurant. Other amenities include the Grand Party Lounge Bar, Dream Sakura KTV, and the Ocean Sauna & Health Center. For reservation form visit

Magnolia Hotel, 1251 Siping Road, Shanghai, China; tel: 86-21-65026888, 86-21-65029499. The Magnolia Hotel (Baiyulan binguan) is a three star hotel located at the north east of Shanghai. There are a total of 231 guestrooms and suites in the hotel. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, star TV and IDD. The hotels Chinese restaurant serves delicious Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. Other facilities include various size meeting rooms, beauty salon, gymnasium, and disco. For reservation form visit

Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel, 180 YiXian Road, Shanghai, China; tel: 86-21-55888000 or fax: 86-21-55888447; or email: The Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel Shanghai is the latest addition to Shanghais luxury collection of hotels. The hotel is located close to major shopping areas, points of interest, and cultural centers, including local attractions such as Lu Xun Park, historic Duolun Road, and Fudan University.

The museum-like walls of the hotel display hundreds of black and white photographs depicting the history of Shanghai through the decades, capturing the essence of both old and new Shanghai, its people and culture. The hotel stands as a testament to Shanghais glory and magnificence. Grand Mercure Baolong is rated5 stars and offers 372 rooms accented by warmth, comfort, and elegance. For reservation form visit

Conference Location and Preliminary Program

All scientific sessions will take place in the Guang Hua Tower (East) located on the main campus of Fudan University (, No. 220, Han Dan Road, Shanghai, China, from Wednesday through Sunday, December 17-21, 2008. A very preliminary program sketch may be found at

Local Information/Tourism

For further information please email, or contact Ms. Jing Ke at tel: +86-21-55665164; fax: +86-21-65646073.

Other Events

A special public lecture will be given by AMS President, James Glimm, State University of New York at Stony Brook, One Mathematicians View of the Growing Role of Mathematics across Science and Beyond, Thursday evening, December 18. The time and place will be announced.

Social Events

Reception party: Tuesday evening, December 16, 2008.

Free afternoon: Thursday afternoon, December 18, 2008.

Conference banquet: Friday evening, December 19, 2008.


Registration includes conference documents, banquet, five lunches (December 17-21) and tea/coffee breaks. Regular registration is US\$100 before July 20, 2008, and US\$120 after July 20, 2008. Student registration is US\$50 before July 20, 2008, and US\$60 after July 20, 2008. On-line registration is available at

Participants may pay the registration fee on site when they arrive at the meeting. Those choosing this option should follow the online registration procedure and indicate in the "Remarks" that they will pay in dollars (or Chinese currency) when they arrive at the meeting.


There are three choices for transportation from Pudong Airport (PVG) to Fudan University: 1. Taxi (about 50 minutes, and approximately 150 RMB); 2. The Maglev Speed Train to Long Yang Road Station (40 RMB), then take a taxi (approximately 50 RMB); 3. Take Airport Bus Line 4, get off at the second stop which is Wu Jiao Chang (16 RMB). Then walk about 10 minutes to the Fudan University.

There are two choices form Hongqiao Airport (SHA) to Fudan University: 1. Taxi (about 30 minutes and approximately 80 RMB); 2. Take Bus No. 941 to South Square of Shanghai Railway Station, then take a 5-minute walk to North Square. From North Square take Bus No. 942 to Fudan University.

From Shanghai Railway Station to Fudan University exit at the North Exit, then take Bus No. 942 to Fudan University.

From Shanghai South Railway Station to Fudan University take Subway Line 3 to Da Bai Shu, then take Bus No. 133 or 866 to Fudan University.

Visa Information

For information regarding Visa requirements and entry for those traveling to China please visit


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