- Regular papers will have 25 minutes to present (includes the presentation and questions).
- Poster papers will have 15 minutes to present (includes the presentation and questions) as normal representation (don't need to prepare the poster, just need to prepare ppt slides).
The Ton Duc Thang University will arrange free shuttles for participants. Free shuttles will available between the conference locale on Ton Duc Thang University's main campus and the Oscar hotel at the central of Ho Chi Minh City. Please click here to see the shuttle schedule.
If you have regestered at a hotel so far from the central of the city, please let us know as soon as possible.
CURRENCY IN VIETNAM
The currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND). Currency exchange rates at the airport are competitive, and it is preferable to change money there than in the backpackers area in the city, which tends to have less touristy favorable rates. Ask first, if there’s a commission fee, because this will add to the cost of changing money and remove any rate advantage that is offered.
There are also ATM machines available on the right side near the currency exchange booths, which you can use to withdraw cash if you have an appropriate bank card. The withdrawal fee is 20,000 VND.
As with most other parts of Vietnam, the main language is Vietnamese. Here we present a few useful phrases:
|Excuse Me, Sorry
||What is that (this)?
||Đây (đó) là cái gì?
||/deɪ/ (/dɒ/) /lɑ/ /kɑ: ɪ/ /dʒɪ/ ?
TRANSPORT IN HO CHI MINH
Taxi transport. The bus system in Ho Chi Minh City covers most tourism destinations within and nearby the city with around 152 routes. Buses in HCMC can be easily spotted as they are usually white with a light green strip. The price for a single bus ticket fluctuates between 3,000 and 10,000 VND, depending on the distance and the type of bus. Please ask hotel reception where to buy such tickets.
Public transport. The bus system in Ho Chi Minh City covers most tourism destinations within and nearby the city with around 152 routes. Buses in HCMC can be easily spotted as they are usually white with a light green strip. The price for a single bus ticket fluctuates between 3000 and 10000 VND, depending on the distance and the type of bus. Please ask hotel reception where to buy such tickets.
Trains. Trains from Saigon station (Ga Sai Gon; Tel: +84 8 3823 0105; #1, Nguyen Thong St., District 3; Ticket office 7:15-11:00am & 1:00-3:00pm) serve coastal cities to the north of HCMC. Purchase tickets from Saigon Railways Tourist Service (Tel: +84 8 3836 7640; Fax: +84 8 3837 5224; #275C, Pham Ngu Lao, St.; 7:30-11:30am & 1:00-4:30pm) to avoid any commission, or from most travel agents for a small fee.
- The main conference is hosted by Ton Duc Thang Univerdity. For more info on Ton Duc Thang University, please click
Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the Ton Duc Thang University campus.
- The direction guide from Tan Son Nhat airport, please click here.
- The direction guide from Oscar Saigon hotel to Ton Duc Thang University, please click here.
HOTELS AND TOURS
- For visa issues, please click here.
- For hotels information, please click here.
- For tours information, please click here.
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