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IPoC Workshop (April 2014): Check list

5990128-232664-dutch-and-chinese-flags-on-a-gearsBefore you leave for China, please check this list often (it might be updated every now and then).

Things to bring with you:

  • Share the load of the equipment (projectors, kinects, philips hues, coffee etc). You will be contacted by Mathias. If not, please contact Mathias.
  • Cardboard modeling tools in your check-in baggage.
  • Arduinos + sensors + actuators (as many as possible) in your check-in baggage.
  • Laptop. bring your power, wired network and display adapters. You do NOT need a power plug adapter — Chinese sockets can usually host EU and US plugs.
  • Passport + flight ticket
  • Foreigners in the Netherlands: your residence permit.
  • By now you should have Jun Hu’s Chinese mobile number. if not, email him.
  • Print out this address — this is where you should arrive, just in case you are lost:Capture


  • You shall arrive at the workshop on April 6 or earlier, leave from the workshop on April 19 or later.
  • The workshop is a full time activity (at least 8 hours a day), except the weekend in between.
  • Please do not try to negotiate about the arriving and leaving dates.

To apply for Chinese visa:

  • You should have a passport that is valid for at least 6 month when applying the visa.
  • You will be in need of an invitation letter (we will prepare it for you).
  • You will be in need of a proof of commendation arrangement (we will prepare it for you.)
  • You have to pay the visa fee by yourself.

Airplane ticket:

  • It can be cheaper if you buy the tickets as a group.
  • It will be cheaper if you don’t take direct flights.
  • Destination: Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
  • Please keep the boarding passes (a digital copy or a photo copy would also be okay). We need them to reimburse half of your plan ticket. No boarding passes, no reimbursement.

Travel permit

  • You need to file a travel permit at the Education before you leave for China.
  • You can get an empty from from any secretary in the department.
  • Travel purpose: TU/e DESIS Lab International Workshop IPoC in China
  • Cost Center: 511000
  • Project number: 10017773
  • After you fill it out, first bring it to Jun Hu (HG3.39) for his signature, then Anne van de Ven (HG3.91).


  • You might want to check with your doctor which vaccinations are needed. The destination area is south-east China, around Shanghai.


  • It would be cheaper if you withdraw cash from an ATM in China. Mastro and Mastercard work on many ATMs in China.
  • In Shanghai Pudong International Airport, before you enter the boarder, you can already find an ATM.