Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST)

December 17-18, 2018
Conference Lodge @ HKUST
Hong Kong



AsianHOST 2018 will be held from December 17-18 at the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Hong Kong SAR, China

The university campus of HKUST is located in East Kowloon, on a 60-hectare site on the Clear Water bay peninsula. In addition to classrooms, laboratories and academic facilities, there are a wide range of athletic and recreational facilities.

Meals and social events will be held at the Conference Lodge which is located on campus.

Getting to HUKST

From Hong Kong International Airport


Drop-off at Conference Lodge located at HKUST.
Note: The taxis are red.

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Kenneth Li Conference Lodge, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • Est. Travel time: 45 mins
  • Cost: 320 HKD

Bus Option 1

  • Take the citybus 22A to Choi Hung Estate (which is near Choi Hung MTR Station).
  • Then go to HUKST
  • Est. Travel time: 2 hours depending on traffic
  • Cost: 18 HKD

Bus Option 2

  • Take bus A29 to Choi Hung Estate (which is near Choi Hung MTR Station).
  • Get off at “Nan Fung Plaza, Pui Shing Road” (南豐廣場,培成路)
  • Walk to the taxi pick-up point near the Hang Hau MTR Station, take a taxi
  • or Walk to the bus station of 11, take bus to HKUST south gate. (if you take 11M, it will arrive at the HKUST north gate, and it takes 15 mins walking in the campus to IAS then)

MTR (Subway)

  • Take the Airport Express to Lai King
  • Transfer to the MTR lines to Choi Hung Station
  • Then take the bus or taxi (as mentioned before) to the campus
  • Est. Travel time: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: 150-200 HKD (not recommended)

MTR + Mini-bus via Choi Hong

From Choi Hong MTR Station,
  • Walk to MTR Exit C
  • Take mini-bus 11
  • Get off at HKUST north entrance

From Shenzhen Airport


  • There is a direct bus from Shenzhen airport to Hang Haur MTR Station in Eastpoint City.
  • From Hang Hau Station, go to HKUST
  • Est. Travel time: 2-2.5 hours
  • Cost: 100 CNY


  • Take the Shenzhen subway and cross the border at Luo Hu (罗湖口岸), and Fu Tian (福田口岸)
  • After entering Hong Kong, take the MTR Subway to Choi Hung MTR Station
  • From Choi Hung station, go HKUST
  • Est. Travel time: more info soon
  • Cost: more info soon
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Hong Kong

Positioned at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the coast of southern China, Hong Kong's geographical position as a gateway between the East and West has made it an attractive centre for international trade. As a reflection of this, the heart of Asia's world city has always been the bustling and beautiful Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong's 1,104-square-kilometer area comprises Hong Kong Island, which lies to the south of the harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula, which forms its northern shores, the New Territories to the north of Kowloon, which stretch all the way to Mainland China, and more than 200 outlying islands, including Lantau Island, where Hong Kong International Airport is located.
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HK International Airport (Code: HKG)

Hong Kong is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 100 airlines that provide connections to major cities throughout the world. Your gateway to the city is the 24-hour Hong Kong International Airport, which is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world.

It takes approximately 40-50 minutes by taxi or 3 hours via public transportation to reach from the airport to the conference venue.


As an international tourist city, Hong Kong offers plenty of choices of accommodation.

Some recommended hotels are listed here.

More information will be provided in the future.


Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. However, you are strongly recommended to check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.

Hong Kong has an excellent public transport system that is considered one of the best in the world. Depending on where you are going, you have a choice of MTR (subway), trains, buses, trams, ferries and taxis. These clean and efficient options cover extensive areas of Hong Kong and have signs and announcements in both English and Chinese.

It’s best to bring both cash in Hong Kong dollars and credit cards. Most shops in Hong Kong accept major credit cards; however, at open-air markets, most vendors will only take cash. Also note that the taxis only accept cash.

Yes. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong and is the language of preference in the government, business and tourism sectors. As a visitor, you can expect to encounter minimal problems communicating in English, as most taxi drivers, salespeople, tourism industry employees and police have reached competent levels of the language. Also, all official signs and public transport announcements, as well as most menus, are in both English and Chinese.

The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotel bathrooms also have outlets for 100 volts, but if not, you will need a transformer for any appliance or electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged UK-style plug. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipment at most convenience stores.

Visa Policy

As a Special Administrative Region of China, the visa policy of Hong Kong is different from Mainland China. Visitors from most countries can enter Hong Kong without a visa for periods of 7 to 180 days, depending on nationality. However, you are strongly recommended to check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department for details about visa requirements.

We list the visa policy towards some countries/regions for your reference: *

You are from
Requirement Visa-free Stay
U.S.A. - 90 Days
India Complete the Pre-arrival Registration (PAR) online to enable visa-free stay. Details 14 Days
Mainland China Entry permit required. -
Taiwan Please refer to the Entry Arrangements for Chinese residents of Taiwan for details. -
Japan - 90 Days
Singapore - 90 Days
Germany - 90 Days
British - 90 Days
South Korea - 90 Days
Switzerland - 90 Days
Other Check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department

* The information is gathered from the Hong Kong Immigration Department website and is subject to change without notice. You are strongly recommended to double check with the Hong Kong Immigration Department .

Visa Supporting Letter

If you do need a Visa supporting letter, after registering please contact the co-general chair at

In your email, please list your contact information. If you are an author, please specify your paper title as well. If any special format requirement of Visa support letter is required, please also tell us in the email.


Conference Lodge:

(Note that the conference lodge is NOT open to the public for reservation. Please make your reservation through AsianHOST registration web page.)
Conference Lodge

The main lodging will be at the Conference Lodge located on Clear Water Bay at HKUST.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and Internet access
  • Fitness Centre and Swimming Pools

Below are other hotels available. These hotels are not within walking distance of HKUST, but travel plans can be arranged:

Crown Plaza Kowloon East Details
Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East Details

More information will be provided soon.