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Tutorials: Nov 13, 2011, Shanghai, China
Main Conference: Nov 14-17, 2011, Shanghai, China
Workshops: Nov 18, 2011, Hangzhou, China
 
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Venue

The venue is Shanghai, China. Shanghai (Chinese: 上海) is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with over 20 million people.The city is administered as a municipality of the People's Republic of China with province-level status.

Shanghai sits on the Yangtze River Delta on China's eastern coast, and is roughly equidistant from Beijing and Hong Kong. The municipality as a whole consists of a peninsula between the Yangtze and Hangzhou Bay, China's third largest island Chongming, and a number of smaller islands. It is bordered on the north and west by Jiangsu Province, on the south by Zhejiang Province, and on the east by the East China Sea. The city proper is bisected by the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze. The historic center of the city, the Puxi area, is located on the western side of the Huangpu, while a new financial district, Pudong, has developed on the eastern bank.

Originally a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew to importance in the 19th century due to its favourable port location and as one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The city flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became a multinational hub of finance and business by the 1930s. However, Shanghai's prosperity was interrupted after the 1949 Communist takeover and the subsequent cessation of foreign investment. Economic reforms in 1990 resulted in intense development and financing in Shanghai, and in 2005 Shanghai became the world's busiest cargo port.

The city is an emerging tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and Xintiandi, its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower, and its new reputation as a cosmopolitan center of culture and design. Today, Shanghai is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, and has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing economy.

Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cfa) and experiences four distinct seasons. In winter, cold northerly winds from Siberia can cause nighttime temperatures to drop below freezing, and although not usually associated with snow, the city can receive one or two days of snowfall per year. In contrast, and in spite of being the peak tourist season, summer in Shanghai is very warm and humid, with occasional downpours or freak thunderstorms. The city is also susceptible to typhoons, none of which in recent years has caused considerable damage. The most pleasant seasons are Spring, although changeable, and Autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. Shanghai experiences on average 1,778 hours of sunshine per year, with the hottest temperature ever recorded at 40 °C (104 °F), and the lowest at -12 °C (10 °F). The average number of rainy days is 112 per year, with the wettest month being June. The average frost-free period is 276 days.For more information about weather, you can refer to Wunderground3-day ForecastShanghai Meteorological Bureau.For more information about Shanghai, you can refer to WikipediaWikitravelShanghai TownTravel China Guide, and Frommer'sGuide.

MAJESTY PLAZA ★★★★★


Majesty Plaza Shanghai, a luxury international hotel in the heart of Shanghai, is centrally located on East Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, the premiere shopping, and business center. It is just a step away from the city's main landmarks, including The Bund, People's Square, the Municipal Museum and Grand Theater. Metro stations and major bus routes are also within walking distance. Whatever the purpose of your stay, Majesty Plaza Shanghai always ensures you enjoy the best hospitality.The on-site dining facility offer a hearty breakfast, delectable lunch, and buffet dinner, which features a variety of cuisines. Also, located on-site is a full bar that serves a comprehensive array of spirits in an elegant atmosphere. The hotel amenities are high-class, with excellent business, recreation, and entertainment areas. This is the perfect place for a high-class stay in an excellent location.The Hotel's 387 rooms, including 87 club rooms are tastefully decorated in classical colors, elegantly complementing the deluxe furnishings. Each room features indivdually controlled air-conditioning, satellite television with multi-language channels, in-room safe, IDD telephones with voicemail, fully stocked mini-bar and coffee/tea facilities.

http://www.majestyplazashanghai.com/en_index.html
Add:719 Nanjing Rd.(E)/700 Jiujiang Rd.Shanghai


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Superior Room/标准房
2 Single Beds Or 1 King Size Bed Payable Wireless Internet, 2 Bottle Of Mineral Water On Daily Basis.Non-Smoking Must Be Requested.
Deluxe Room/高级标准房
1 King Size Bed Or 2 Single Beds,Free Broad Band Access.Non-Smoking Room Is Not Available.
Studio Room/豪华房
With Minimum Size Of 40 Sqm Featuring 2 Single Beds Or 1 King Size Bed, Separate Living Area Free Breakfast,Jucuzzi Tub In Most Of Rooms, Non-Smoking And Jucuzzi Service Must Be Requested. 
Executive Superior Room/行政商务房
1 King Size Bed Or 2 Single Bed, Free Broad Band Access, Separate Shower Cabin.Free Brkfast And Club Lounge Access Non-Smoking Must Be Requested.
Suite/套房
With Size Of 50 Sqm, King Size Bed, Living Room, 2 Bath Rooms, Jucuzzi Tub.Free Breakfast Non-Smoking Must Be Requested.
Executive Junior Suite/行政豪华房
King Size Bed Room, Separate Living Area, Free Broad Band Access, Jucuzzi Tub, Free Breakfast And Club Lounge Access.Non-Smoking Must Be Requested.

 


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Hangzhou Liuying Hotel ★★★★


The Hangzhou Liuying Hotel (Hangzhou Liuying Binguan) is located in the scenic area near West Lake. Facing the famous scenic spot "Three Pools Mirroring the Moon" (Santan Yinyue) on the opposite side of the lake, the hotel is near another well-known spot,“Orioles Singing in the Willows” (Liulang Wenying). With magnificent views of West Lake and the mountains, guests can enjoy the scenery in the garden of the hotel. A fishing area and lakeside teahouse are provided for recreation and entertainment.

http://www.liuyinghotel.com/Default.aspx?L=en-US
Add:No.6 Qingbo Qiao Hexia, Nanshan Road Hangzhou


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