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OpenChina-ICT Dialogue Conference

November 15-16, 2012
Wenjin Hotel – Beijing, P.R. China
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The OpenChina-ICT 2-days Dialogue Conference was held at Wenjin Hotel on November 15-16, 2012 in Beijing, P.R. China, with the support of the European Commission.

The event (free of charge) aimed at developing concrete recommendations for actions for international cooperation in ICT between Europe and China. It comprised one day dedicated to discussions on ways of improving support to current EU-China cooperation and on enhancing direct dialogues among policy‐makers and ICT research communities of China and Europe. The second day included a one-on-one matchmaking session on ICT research among European and potential Chinese partners and a study visit for European visitors to have a better view of the overall infrastructure and environment of R&D in China.


Event agenda

Thursday, November 15
  • 8:00 Registration
  • 8:40 VIP Meeting
  • 9:20 Opening session
  •   Chaired by Mr. Kay MATZNER, OpenChina-ICT coordinator, Fraunhofer IFF
  • 9:20 Introduction of VIPs and speakers
  • 9:30 Opening address
  •   Mr. Frank GRECO, First Counsellor, Head of Section, Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Delegation of the European Union to China
  • 9:40 Congratulatory Address
  •   Mr. Jijun XING, Deputy Director-General of China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
  • 9:50 Keynote Speeches
  •   Mr. Xiaohui YU, Chief Engineer of China Academy of Telecom Research (CATR), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
    Xiaohu_Yu.pdf
  •   Ms. Jing LYU, Director, Planning Coordination Office, Development Planning Division, MOST
    Jing_Lyu.pdf
  •   Mr. Morten MOLLER, Head of Unit, Unit F3, Programme Coordination, Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
    Morten_Moller.pdf
  •   Ms. Yingjie FAN, Director, Western Europe Division, Bureau of International Cooperation, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
    Yingjie_Fan.pdf
  • 11:05 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 11:30 Thematic Session 1: "EU-China ICT Cooperation: Platforms and Prospects"
  •   Chaired by Mr. Ardiel CABRERA RUIZ, Project Officer, International Relations Unit, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  •   Mr. Jani KAARLEJÄRVI, Director, International Coordination, TIVIT, Finland
    Jani_Kaarlejarvi.pdf
  •   Mr. Karthik KUMAR, Ideal-IST, Technical Project Manager at ITSMA
    Karthik_Kumar.pdf
  •   Ms. Yanbing LIU, Vice President of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Yanbing_Liu.pdf
  • 12:00 Working Lunch & Networking
  • 13:30 Thematic Session 2: "EU-China Cooperation: Research Priorities"
  •   Chaired by Mr. Kay MATZNER, OpenChina-ICT coordinator, Fraunhofer IFF and Ms. Jacqueline Kang Yan Rong, Researcher, CATR
  • 13:30 Smart Cities
  •   Mr. Andrea ROSSI, Business Development Manager APAC & Middle East, Research & Innovation, ATOS
    Andrea_Rossi.pdf
  •   Ms. Yanbin LI, Senior Manager, Public & Government Affairs Department, Huawei Technologies
    Yanbin_Li.pdf
  • 14:00 Future Internet / Internet of Things
  •   Ms. Enjie LIU, Senior Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
    Enjie_Liu.pdf
  •   Mr. Chen GU, Director, Technical Standard Division, BII Group
    Chen_Gu.pdf
  • 14:30 Global Systems Science
  •   Mr. Yi-Cheng ZHANG, Professor, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    Yi-Cheng_Zhang.pdf
  •   Mr. Zhangang HAN, Professor & Dean, Department of Systems Science, Beijing Normal University
    Zhangang_Han.pdf
  • 15:00 ICT Regulatory
  •   Mr. Thomas HART, Regulatory Expert and Senior Advisor at CATR
    Thomas_Hart.pdf
  •   Mr. Yuan MA, Deputy Director, Policy and Economic Institute, CATR
    Yuan_Ma.pdf
  • 15:30 Coffee Break & Networking
  • 16:00 High-level Dialogue Wrap-up
  •   Chaired by Prof. Matti HAMALAINEN, Coordinator, China-Finland ICT Alliance, TIVIT
  • 16:00 Wrap-up Remarks & Dialogues
  •   All speakers and moderators
  • 16:45 Questions & Answers
  • 17:00 End of Day 1
  • 18:30 Welcome Gala Dinner

Friday, November 16
  • 9:00 One-on-one Matchmaking Session
  •   During an exclusive one-on-one event, each European participant will have face-to-face talks with a pool of potential Chinese partners who are carefully selected according to the requirements or Expressions of Interest of European participants.
  •   Blekinge Institute of Technology / TECO-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Intelartes / China-Finland ICT Alliance; TIVIT / ATOS / SoftKinetic / University of Bedfordshire / Fraunhofer / Sigma Orionis / Sociedade Portugesa de Inovacao (SPI)
  • 12:00 Working Lunch & Networking
  • 13:30 Study visits
  • 13:30 Next Generation Network Laboratory, CATR
  • 15:30 HUAWEI Showroom
  • 17:00 End of Day 2
  • 18:30 Dinner

Other presentations of the Thematic Units from the European Commission

Advanced Computing

Future Internet

Internet of Things

Global Systems Science

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