CIAA 2006 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on the campus of National Taiwan University.
(in Hualien County)
Taiwan, a mountainous island with abundant natural resources, is situated within three major climatic zones. Its various topography endows the island with very diverse biological aspects. The protection of Taiwan’s natural ecosystems is a unique and difficult challenge. Mountainous topography and different forest types are combined with large-scale human development in Taiwan to create an ecological island within the actual physical island itself. To protect these ecological islands, the government has set aside nearly 10 percent of the land in a multi-tiered conservation system that includes six National Parks, 18 nature preserves, 20 nature reserves, and one wildlife sanctuary.
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is situated in northern Taiwan. As the largest and most prominent city on the island, Taipei is right in a basin surrounded by mountains and crossed by rivers. The mountains north of Taipei in Yangminshan National Park dominate the landscape, the Tamsui and Hsintien Rivers meander through the southeast, while the Keelung River crosses the city to the northeast.
The climate of the island is subtropical, the average temperature is between 22°C (71°F) to 24°C (75°F). The weather in August is warm with occasional afternoon rain showers and the temperature is around 27°C (80°F). Plenty of Sun shines. Visitors are suggested to bring an umbrella or a hat.
(Photo courtesy of Jerome Keating, Taipei)
National Taiwan University—one of the most prestigious universities of Taiwan—is located in the mid south of the Taipei city. It was established in 1928 and currently has about 16,500 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students. CIAA 2006 will be hosted in the newly completed Barry Lam Hall of Department of Electrical Engineering.