LISS'2013 International Conference Organized by Our School
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Approved by China's Ministry of Education, 2013  International Conference on Logistics, informatics and Service Science (LISS’  2013) hosted by SEM and international research center of information theory  & techniques of our school was held from August 20 to 23. Conference of this  year was undertaken by Reading University of Britain and co-sponsored by  research center for China's industry security of our school. Two sites were set  up for this conference at Henley Business School of Reading University in  Britain and SEM of our school. More than 160 scholars from 11 countries and  regions all around the world participated the conference. A total of 379 papers  were received for this conference and 157 papers had been admitted. 

Guan Zhongliang, assistant dean of our school and one of  chief chairmans of the conference, led some professors to Reading University to  preside over the meeting on behalf of the organizer. On the opening ceremony,  Guan Zhongliang and Ginny Gibson -- dean of business school of Reading  University addressed respectively. Professor Zhang Runtong -- one of chief  chairmans of the conference, reported organization conditions of the conference.  Professor Florin G. Filip -- assistant dean and academician of Romania academy  of sciences and Professor Peter Race from Henley Business School of Reading  University issued keynote reports as special guests. After the opening ceremony,  paper presentation in groups were progressed together with 6 groups of Special  Sessions which presented and exchanged papers on related areas.  

On August 22, Guan Zhongliang paid a visit to the  University of Reading and confabulated with Professor Tony Downes -- executive  assistant dean of Reading University, Professor Ginny Gibson -- dean of Henley  Business School and Professor Kecheng Liu -- director of information research  center, when personnel training, scientific research and other matters concerned  under cooperation agreement between the two sides were discussed deeply. The two  sides fully affirmed the achievements having been obtained and hoped to further  expand cooperation between the two universities in a way to jointly improve  academic standards.  

Professors of our school such as Zhang Zhenji, Shi  Xianliang, Liu Shifeng and Zhang Juliang also attended the conference.  

LISS international conference was initiated and hosted by  SEM and international research center of information theory & techniques of  our school, aiming at gathering experts and professionals in related fields of  logistics, information and service science to discuss academic problems, seize  development opportunity of the future and developmental trend of disciplines,  and exchange the latest research findings and academic ideas. This conference  has been held for three times up to now, which was supported by University of  Reading, Research Center for China's Industry Security of our school, State  Natural Sciences Foundation and Wang Kuancheng Foundation of Education Ministry.  Published by Springer, paper collection of this conference had been indexed by  EI. Approved by LISS Organizing Committee, the 4th session (LISS'2014) will be  undertaken by University of California at Berkeley.  

University of Reading was founded in 1892 and  authorized royally by Britain in 1926. Now, it has become a comprehensive  university integrating research and teaching and ranked at the front row of UK's  prestigious universities. In 2009, our school signed up with Reading University  to jointly found the International Research Center of Information Theory &  Techniques of Beijing Jiaotong University. In recent years, this center has  organized 10 international conferences and founded two international journals.  Collaborative research undertaken by the two sides and learning exchanges  through mutual dispatch for dozens of teachers and students have effectively  hoisted the level of international cooperation between the two universities.