CONFERENCE FEES

Early bird*
Regular
On-site
1-day
Workshop
ACM/SIG members
600
700
750
180
180
Non-ACM/SIG members
650
800
850
180
180
Students
450
500
600
180
120
Retirees
450
500
600
180
120
All fees are in USD.
*Early Bird registration closes 7 May 2018

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to all sessions and entry to the exhibition
  • Conference materials
  • Morning / afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch
  • Conference Dinner on Tuesday 12 June 2018
ACM/SIG members

Early bird: 600
Regular: 700
On-site: 750
1-day: 180
Workshop: 180
Non-ACM/SIG members

Early bird: 650
Regular: 800
On-site: 850
1-day: 180
Workshop: 180
Students

Early bird: 450
Regular: 500
On-site: 600
1-day: 180
Workshop: 120
Retirees

Early bird: 450
Regular: 500
On-site: 600
1-day: 180
Workshop: 120
Other program
One-day participation
180 USD
Welcoming reception
40 USD
14 June 2018: trip to Shenzhen
TBD

1-day delegates

Day delegate passes do not include a ticket to the Conference Dinner. Additional Conference Dinner Tickets can be purchased later in the registration process for a fee of 60 USD per delegate at time of registration, subject to availability.

Accommodation 

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. ACM and organizers have negotiated conference fees from a few hotels close to the conference venue. These cover different price ranges.

However the registration site includes an option to book accommodation subject to availability. Workshop fees are additional to conference registration, Attendees to Workshops must in addition register for at least one day of the conference.

Payment information

To facilitate processing, participants must clearly indicate in all remittances their name, address and registration number. 

Payment of registration fees should be made by Credit Card though Regonline. We accept VISA and Mastercard. Payment by credit card is available only through the online form. 

In exceptional cases, the organizers can accept a bank transfer or payment by invoice. Please contact treasurer [at] dis2018.org.

Registration Cancellation Policy

  • Up to and including 7 May 2018 the registration fee will be refunded less 20 USD administration fee
  • After 7 May 2018 – No refunds on registration fees will be made.

No shows will not be refunded. Please note if you pre-register and do not attend the conference you will be charged your participation fee and will be required to settle any outstanding balances.

Changes, substitutions and cancellations of registration

  • Notification of cancellations should be made by email to treasurer [at] dis2018.org. If you do not send an email confirming that you wish to cancel your place at the conference you will still be liable to pay the fees. Substitutions can be made at any time.
  • All applicable refunds will be made after the conference.
  • Bank service charges and all administration fees will be deducted from all conference registration refunds.

In the unlikely case of cancellation of the event, the organizers shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including transport costs, accommodation etc. Delegates are encouraged to take out travel insurance when making travel and accommodation arrangements.

ACCOMMODATION

Conference hotels

ACM has negotiated conference prices with a few hotels. Hong Kong has a vast selection of hotels from plainly horrible to opulently ritzy (this is not a pun). The conference hotel list is curated: the price range is reasonable, places are safe and good, and they are within a comfortable distance from the conference site. Concerning conference hotels, please note that

  • We treat Harbour Plaza Metropolis as our accessibility hotel. We organize shuttle transportation to this hotel if there is enough demand
  • Check cutoff dates below carefully! They vary; our apologies. We tried, but we couldn’t make them consistent
  • Some hotels gave us a form and ask you to send credit card information. You can always give the hotel a call if your bank tells you not to do this
  • All hotels are best accessible from the airport by taxi. The cab will be in 250 HKD range. A slightly cheaper alternative is airport train to Kowloon Station and then a taxi. There is also a free hotel shuttle to larger hotels
  • If you have respiratory problems, tell the hotel well in advance you want a non-smoking room from a non-smoking floor

We have given some tips for those who prefer not to stay in conference hotels after the following descriptions of conference hotels.

 

Harbour Plaza Metropolis

This is a very large hotel a few minutes from the campus. Its rooms are big by Hong Kong standards, and HPM has a good breakfast in British, Continental and Chinese/Asian style. It is good value, it is integreated to a mall for services, and its pool area is enjoyable. Some guests smoke in this hotel despite bans, so when you check in, ask a floor in which smoking is forbidden.

Harbour Plaza Metropolis is our accessibility hotel! Harbour Plaza Metropolis has a good access to the campus, but if you have a wheelchair, of another accessibility problem, the path is not easy to find. If there is enough demand for a daily shuttle service to the conference venue, DIS’18 organizes it from Harbour Plaza.If you need a shuttle, please write to Mr. Pierre Tam at publicity@dis2018.org before 31 May.

Basic information:

Price range: 880 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation: click this link for booking form

Reservation through Web: online booking form

Reservation due date: 18 May 2018 HK time.

Tip about credit card information: if your bank recommends not sending/faxing your credit card information, give the hotel a call. The number to call is in the booking form above.

 

Hotel ICON

Icon is a luxurious hotel very close to the campus. It is in fact owned by PolyU, and hosts its tourism school. The hotel is run by professionals; the school is mostly underground, and you meet students only if you go to their training facilities. Icon’s food is excellent, the setting sumptuous, and you get amazing views over Victoria Harbour from the upper floors of the building.

Basic information:

Price range: 1790 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation through this link.

Reservation due date: no cutoff date, subject to availability. Book at least 2 months in advance. Hotels in Hong Kong can be very full.

  

Residence G Hong Kong

A residence type accommodation located about 5 minutes by foot to the university. Many guests have said they enjoyed this place, which is also very conveniently located in Tsim Sha Tsui, but not in the absolutely most touristic corner. 

Basic information:

Price range: 880-1250 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation through this link.

Reservation due date: NA.

 

Best Western Plus Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui

This hotel has a convenient location especially if you love Korean food (true!) As you see, the rooms are cheap, but enough for one person. To get to the campus, you need to cross two very busy streets, so if you have accessibility problems, think twice. The access is good, but these streets may be dangerous.

Basic information:

Price range: 500-600 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation: click this link for booking form.

Reservation due date: 1 May 2018 HK time.

Tip about credit card information: if your bank recommends not sending/faxing your credit card information, give the hotel a call. The number to call is in the booking form above.

 

Best Western Grand Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui

Another Best Western in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is the southernmost part of Kowloon. Like its sister above, this hotel offers basic conveniences, but its environment is a bit more upscale. Great value for money but access to the campus is complicated.

Basic information:

Price range: 500-600 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation: click this link for booking form.

Reservation due date: 1 May 2018 HK time.

Tip about credit card information: if your bank recommends not sending/faxing your credit card information, give the hotel a call. The number to call is in the booking form above.

  

Hotel Panorama by Rhombus

Panorama hotel is tucked away in a side alley in one of the busiest areas of Tsim Sha Tsui. The hotel is pleasent and as its name suggests, the views towards Victoria Harbour are panoramic. One of our old British friends was there in a summer monsoon and loved his Blade Runner experience (referring to the old film). Panorama is about 10 minutes by foot form the campus, but the sidewalks can be very crowded, so if you have problems with accessibility, think again.

Basic information:

Price range: 1048-1248 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation: click this link for booking form.

Note: reservation due date is 31 March!

Tip about credit card information: if your bank recommends not sending/faxing your credit card information, give the hotel a call. The number to call is in the booking form above.

 

The Mira

The Mira is located in one of the great streets of the world, Nathan Road, and it is smack dab in the middle of Hong Kong’s tourism industry, so the surroundings are very busy 24 hours a day. Great restaurants and shopping, but the campus is about 15 minutes away by foot, and there is no convenient transport. For this reason, do not book the Mira if accessibility is an issue.

From the trivia department, this is a place to get a whim of international espionage and data security: Edward Snowden stayed in The Mira when he was in Hong Kong.

Basic information:

Price range: 1400-1530 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation through this link

Reservation due date: 60 days before the check-in.

 

New World Millennium HK Hotel

This is the only hotel of our selection located in East Tsim Sha Tsui. New World Millenium is on the border of being luxurious, and our previous European guests have loved it. Some of its rooms and its 14th floor bar has good views over the eastern section of Victoria Harbour. The area is less busy than Tsim Sha Tsui proper, and it has a good selection of Western food which, however, tends to be pricey. The hotel is about 10 minutes by foot from the conference venue, and some sections of the path are not easy for those who need assistance.

Basic information:

Price range: 1280-1760 HKD/night + 10% service charge.

Reservation: click this link for booking form.

Reservation due date: 8 May.

Tip about credit card information: if your bank recommends not sending/faxing your credit card information, give the hotel a call. The number to call is in the booking form above.

 

Booking on your own

In case you prefer to book a hotel not on our curated list, we can give a few tips:

  • ‍Don’t take the cheapest alternatives unless you want share 50 sqft with four other people and have a toilet and the shower in the corridor
  • For a decent place, prepare to pay 1000-1500 HKD/night and do not think a hotel is excellent if its name says so
  •  Book well in advance. Hong Kong hotels are typically very full
  • Our tip is to avoid hotels from the Island. It is very lively and famous for many good reasons, but if you do not know buses, travel time may easily be 90-100 minutes.
  1. However, if you do not believe us, try hotels in Causeway Bay (from the Island, take bus 112 or 116 towards So Uk, stop Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza), or Sai Ying Pun/Sheung Wan/Wan Chai/Mid-Levels (from the Island, take bus 104 towards Pak Tin, stop Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza)
  2. Causeway Bay is one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong, so avoid it if you prefer solitude. North Point is less busy but farther away
  3. Sai Ying Pun/Sheung Wan/Wan Chai/Mid-Levels is lively. SYP/SW have a local feeling, WC/M-L are upscale and the latter heavily expat, so if you can’t live without Aperol Spritz with bankers, go fro Mid-Levels around Hollywood Road. It may be an expensive choice however
  • If you take a hotel from Sai Ying Pun/Sheung Wan/Wan Chai/Mid-Levels area, take airport train to Central and continue with a taxi. Cabs are not expensive and take you where you want. If you don’t know the town, you will get lost, and the area above Central is a mountain, not a hill. In subtropical summer, you will regret especially if you have bags to carry
  • If your hotel is in Causeway Bay/North Point, take the airport train to Central and change to Island Line heading to Chai Wan. This is not convenient. Island Line is always about as packed as the biggest lines in London, Paris and New York when they are really busy