BISTU Hosts Sino-German Smart City Conference

By Fri, 09 Jun 2017 GMT

Beijing, 8th June, 2017 (BISTU)--- A healthier, more convenient, and better city life is each individual’s dream of future. Construction of smart cities has become increasingly important for China’s urban development. BISTU Jianxiangqiao campus witnesses Sino-Germany Conference on Smart City attended by experts and scholars of this field from BISTU, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Chinese Society For Urban Studies, and experts and scholars from Baden-Wuerttemberg International and universities and research institutes of Baden-Wuerttemberg to share experiences in construction of smart city, jointly face with problems and challenges in smart city construction, and produce thinking and suggestions for smart city. The Conference is attended by President Wang Yongsheng, VPs Xu Baojie and Chen Gang, and Assistant to VP Lin Guoce and is hosted by Vice President Xu Baojie.

In his opening address, Wang Yongsheng extends warmest welcome to friends from Baden-Wuerttemberg and experts and friends from home institutions. Following his introduction to development of smart city construction in Beijing and Baden-Wuerttemberg, he points out that universities are substantial areas where scientific and technological innovation boosts, in Germany or China, or in Baden-Wuerttemberg or Beijing. More and more excellent scholars are participating in research on smart city and huge social, economic benefits have been generated. He then introduces to the guests BISTU education as well as progress of research on smart city at the University. Wang Yongsheng says that BISTU will bring its academic strengths into full play in the area of cloud computing, big data, internet of things, auto-sensor technology, and mobile internet. In-depth cooperation with enterprises will be promoted to jointly promote development of smart city. It is sincerely hoped that experts and scholars will, in the principle of sharing and mutual development, advance academic exchange and share experiences in construction of smart city.  

Dr. Hai Sun, Head for Greater China Region, Department of science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg International, in his address introduces geographic location, socialeconomic development, and research at Baden-Wuerttemberg. As a state of Germany, Baden-Wuerttemberg is the third largest state of Germany in terms of population and area with its capital in Stuttgart. It is a mountainous state with beautiful scenery and developed tourism industry as well as rich resources in forest and water. The State is also developed in industries like mechanics, automobile, electronics, chemistry, and precision instruments. With its advanced auto industry, famous auto manufacturers are all located here, including DaimlerChrysler, Porch, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Audi.

The Conference is composed of three sections respectively hosted by Dr. Chrine Etezadzadeh, President of Smart City Institute, Professor Christopher Stoller, Professor in Logistics Management, Department of Forwarding, Transportation & Logistics, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, and Professor Li Ning, Dean of School of Computer Science of BISTU. Keynote speeches focusing on smart data innovation, development of smart city in China, challenges and problems in logistics, visualization, transportation, etc., are delivered by Dr. Till Riedel of Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor Wang Zhiliang of University of Science and Technology Beijing, Christopher Stoller, Professor in Logistics Management of Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Professor Li Ning, Dean of BISTU School of Computer Science, Dr. Chrine Etezadzadeh, President of Smart City Institute, Dr. Xu Zhenqiang, Deputy Director of Digital City Engineering Center of Chinese Society For Urban Studies, Dr. Susanne Schatzinger , Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, and Dr. Yang Hui from BISTU School of Economics and Management.