PKC 2016

19th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Public-Key Cryptography.
Taipei, Taiwan, March 6–9, 2016



Sitting at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei City is in the center of the municipality of New Taipei City. Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports: Taipei Songshan (TSA) and Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE). Taipei also boasts a lot of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions such as shopping malls, live-music bars, quality hotels, nightclubs and exotic restaurants.


Taipei City has a warm and humid climate with hot summers and no dry season. The month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with average daily temperatures increasing from 21 to 24 degrees Celsius over the course of the month. Taipei is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). Please visit Taipei City Weather for more details.

Taipei Main Tourist Attractions

National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物館)

The collection of cultural artifacts held inside the National Palace Museum consists an enormous treasure trove of objects from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Development of the Museum is closely connected to the social changes of modern China. Thirteen years after the founding of the Republic of China, the last Qing Emperor Puyi was exiled from the Forbidden City. The cultural artifacts left within the palaces were collectively itemized, and a National Palace Museum was born. Please visit the website of the National Palace Museum for more information.

Taipei 101 (台北101)

Taipei 101, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporate many top brands under the LVMH group. Taipei 101 Mall has gathered together the finest in fashion and refined dining from around the world. Entrance After buying tickets, visitors may watch the multimedia show or visit the souvenir Shop before riding the elevators. Taipei 101 observatory’s elevators are Guinness Record-breaking high-speed pressurized elevators in 2004, with a speed of 1010 meters per minute. It takes only 37 seconds to reach the 89th Floor. Please visit the website of Taipei 101 for more information.

Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市)

One of the most popular night markets in Taipei City is the Raohe Street Night Market. Bargaining for something you like makes an exciting shopping experience. The most special feature here is the variety of local snacks, including pork feet, noodle string, beef noodle soup, herbal stew of ribs, bubble tea, etc. You may also enjoy some exotic food, such as Aladdin’s India and Pakistani cuisines. Please visit the travelking website on Raohe nightmarket for more information and this picture gallery for some impressions.

Longshan Temple (龍山寺)

Longshan (Lungshan) Temple is located in the district Manka of Taipei. It was founded in 1738 and dedicated to the Guanshiyin Budda (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) and other divine spirits. The temple was built in Qianlong 5th year in Qing Dynasty. Due to natural disaster and damages caused by men, the temple was restored for several times. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art. Please visit the travelking website on Longshan Temple for more information.

Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車)

Maokong Gondola is a gondola lift transportation system in Taipei, Taiwan. Opened on 4 July 2007, operating between Taipei Zoo and Maokong. The 4.3 km (2.7 miles) line has four stations. Maokong has evolved into a favorite tourist destination for locals and visitors. It is famous for the tea plantations and tea houses and dining restaurants. Please visit the Maokong Gondola website for more information.