General Information

Background

The World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE) will hold its 5th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering 2011 in Tainan, TAIWAN, from 18 to 21 August 2011, hosted by National Cheng Kung University with supports from many other institutions and professional societies.
The Association organizes biannual World Congresses. The first congress was held at Taipei in December 2002; the second was held at Beijing in September 2004; the third was held at Bangkok in July 2007, and the fourth was held at Hong Kong in July 2009. All the four congresses brought together many biomedical engineers from all over the world to share their experiences and to exchange views on the future development of biomedical engineering. 

Venue

The conference venue will be in College of Medicine, Cheng-Hsing Campus, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TAIWAN.
There are one auditorium, 4 lecture halls and 10 meeting rooms in NCKU College of Medicine. The Cheng-Sing Auditorium and Lecture Hall I-III are located in first floor and Lecture Hall IV and meeting rooms are located in second floor.

Official Language

The Official Language of the Symposium is English.

Sponsors

Ministry of Education, TAIWAN
National Science Council, TAIWAN
Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Supporting Institutions

National Cheng Kung University
National Health Research Institutes
Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering

Host Institutions

Innovation Center for Advanced Medical Device
Technology, National Cheng Kung University
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
National Cheng Kung University

Brief Introduction to the NCKU

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is a leading comprehensive university with more than 60 departments in 8 colleges. The educational goal is to lend the students the essentials of humanities, global vision, and independent thinking. The research objective is to pursue innovation, to foster logical thinking, and to discover the unknown.
The University is committed to enhancing its reputation through abundant resources, strong alumni support, and cooperative ventures with the Tainan Science-based Industrial Park. NCKU has been selected the Prominent Research University in Taiwan and voted Industry's Most Favorable University, and is ready to meet the challenges of the 21 century.
There are nine campuses in the school. They are the Cheng-Kung, Sheng-Li, Kuang-Fu, Chien-Kuo, Tzu-Chiang, Ching-Yeh, Li-Hsing, and Kuei-Jen Campuses, the An-Nan Campus and some areas designated for dormitory use. This school is one of the most spacious and beautiful university campuses in this country. It is worthy to have a campus tour to comprehend different sceneries, historical backgrounds and characters between campuses.  The campus map is shown as follows:

Campus map