Local Information


All visitors to mainland China must acquire a visa in advance. Upon receiving your registration and payments, the conference organizers will send you an official invitation letter that is a required document for your visa application. Please provide all required information in the online registration form.

You should apply for a visa in person at your nearest Consulate, although it’s possible to obtain Chinese visas in other countries while you’re on extended trip. To apply for a visa, you must complete the application form, which can be downloaded from many consular websites. Visas are valid for the whole country.

A complete list of all Chinese Embassies and consulates, including address and contact information, can be found at the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRC.


As one hub city in China, Shanghai is easily accessed by all delegates. Delegates could find non-stop flight or one-stop flight to Shanghai.

Public Transportation

Shanghai has two international airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. You are advised to change some Chinese money at the Currency Exchange points in the Terminal Buildings, so as to be able to pay for taxi, subway, bus, and other minor costs. You can easily get a taxi at the taxi stands outside the airport terminals. The cost for a taxi from Pudong/Hongqiao airport to the conference venue is roughly RMB150/RMB100 or USD25/16. Please note that taxi is more expensive at night (from 11:00PM to 5:00AM). Please make sure that the taximeter is turned on and remember to ask for a printed receipt from the taxi driver.


The 10th AYRCOB will collaborate with International Conference on Genome Informatics 2016 (GIW2016).  Three official hotel are listed:  Crowne Plaza Fudan Shanghai, Fuxuan Hotel and Qingyun Hotel.  We are now negotiating with the hotels about the room price discount packages. Further information will be posted on this page soon.

  1. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan
  2. Fuxuan Hotel
  3. Qingyun Hotel


Discover Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four province-level municipalities of the PRC, with a total population of over 23 million as of 2010. It is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world.

Arts & Culture

Take your time to immerse yourself in Shanghai’s arts and culture attractions, and you will learn more about the city, where East meets West.
•Shanghai Museum
•Shanghai Art Museum
•Shanghai People’s Square
•Shanghai Xintiandi


The most famous shopping streets, vogue shops, old famous brand shops and cheongsam shops are introduced to you in this column.
•Shanghai Shopping Streets
•Shanghai Vogue Shops
•Shanghai Old Famous Brand Shops
•Cheongsam in Shanghai


What kind of food do you like? French, Italian, Japanese or Chinese? Shanghai, Cantonese, Sichuan or vegetarian? You can find them all here.
•Shanghai Old Villa Restaurants
•Shanghai Time-Honored Restaurants
•Shanghai Fine Dining Restaurants
•Shanghai Teahouses

For more information, please visit the Shanghai website.