Service science, service operations, logistics, and informatics are becoming ever more complex and interdependent. They are playing an increasingly important role in today’s world economy. Information and communications technology provide cyber-infrastructure and platforms to achieve more efficient and productive services operations. New types of service offerings are also emerging to meet the needs of customers and consumers.
The IEEE Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI) conference series will provide an exciting platform to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss issues, challenges and future directions, share their R&D findings and experiences in relative areas.
Brief Introduction to CAAThe Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), as a national academic association organized on a voluntary basis of individual or enterprise committed to R&D, education and application in the automation field, was founded in 1967. It’s affiliated to China Association for Science & Technology and headquartered in Beijing. For over 60 years, CAA has made significant contributions to promoting and developing automation resources and technologies in China.
Brief Introduction to QAIIQingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) is jointly founded by Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao National High-tech Industrial Development Zone, and Qingdao Science and Technology Bureau. It is officially registered as a new research institution with independent legal entity in May 2014.
QAII has established an academic and technology committee that composes of many academician and experts from both China and abroad. QAII aims to maintain an international foresight, create international standards, and lead the development of intelligent industries based on Parallel Intelligence based theories and technologies.
The straight-line distance between south and north, east and west is both about 450 kilometers, and the land area is 101,800 square kilometers, occupying 1.06% of the whole country and making itself one of China's smallest provinces. There are two sub-provincial cities in the province, namely, Hangzhou and Ningbo and nine prefecture-level cities, namely Wenzhou, Huzhou, Jiaxing, Shaoxing, Jinhua, Quzhou, Zhoushan, Taizhou and Lishui. Governed by those cities or the province are 36 counties, 22 county-level cities and 32 municipal towns. The number of resident populations of the province is 54.77 million by the end of 2012.
As one of the major genres of Chinese operas, Yue Opera came into being in Shengxian County (now Shengzhou City) in the early 20th century. It is characterized by the beautiful melody and lyrical plot.
In Zhejiang, different schools of painting and calligraphy with varied styles and features hold a significant position in the history of Chinese painting and calligraphy. In the 12th century, Zhejiang was the centre of fine arts in the country. Since the 19th century schools of painting in Zhejiang have made splendid achievements and exercised a great influence over the development of Chinese painting and calligraphy.
A province rich in local artistic traditions, Zhejiang has cultivated varied and colourful folk culture and arts. Folk leisure activities are flourishing throughout the province, including the dragon dance, lion dance, hobby-horse dance, stilt walking, and various lantern shows.