- ICIS 2011 Keynote: Toward “Informatization” in China
The keynote speech will introduce audience to the path taken by China in moving toward the effective use of information technologies (IT) for promoting development and growth, since initiating the reform and opening policy. The current state of such informatization efforts in China will be depicted and discussed via three aspects i.e., the use of IT in organizations, commercial transactions (e-commerce), and the provision of public services (e-government, using the education arena as an example). Last but not least, the speech will provide an outlook of the future informatization directions of China based on the key characteristics of emerging IT applications and industries in the nation.
Professor Chongqing GUO is currently a Professor at Tongji University, China, and an Academician of China Academy of Engineering. He also serves as the Director of Management Science Division of National Natural Science Foundation, Deputy Chair of the Division of Engineering Management of China Academy of Engineering, Advisory Committee of the China Machinery Industry Federation, Council Member of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Honorary President of the Henan Province’s Association for Science and Technology, and the Chief Editor of Journal of Management Science in China. He was conferred the honor of China Engineering Design Master by the State in 1989. Professor GUO graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1957.
Professor Li JIN is currently Vice President of Fudan University, China, Professor of the Fudan University’s School of Life Sciences, and a Cheung Kong Scholar awarded by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. He also holds the positions of Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Professor at the Morgan-Tan International Center for Life Sciences, and Deputy Director of the Chinese Human Genome Center.
Professor LI received his BS and MS in genetics from the Fudan University in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He received Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1994. He received post-doctoral training at Stanford until 1997. He has published over 230 articles in journals including Nature, Science, PNAS, JCI and JAMA. His research areas include medical genetics and genetic epidemiology, computational biology, human population genetics and genomics.
Professor Qidi WU is currently a Professor at the Tongji University and a member of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress of China. She is also Chairperson of Shanghai Municipal Infomatization Commission, Head of Research Center of Engineering Education of Tsinghua University. She has served as the Deputy Dean of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Head of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing System (CIMS) Center, and Assistant President, Vice President, and President of Tongji University. She was Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Vice President and Secretary-general of Degree Awarding Committee of the China State Council, and Vice Chairperson of All-China Women’s Federation during 2003-2008.
Professor WU obtained her BSc in communication engineering from the Department of Radio and Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University, China, her MSc in Automatic Control from the Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, China and her Ph.D. in Automation from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Her research areas are including automatic control, IT applications, system engineering and management.