Conference on Semantic Web and Natural Language Processing
May 24-26, 2015, Beijing, China

Venue

Beijing, Jing for short, is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications. Together with Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing and Hangzhou, Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.

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Conference One-day Tour

Forbidden City (Palace Museum故宫)

19Lying at the city center and called Gu Gong in Chinese, it was the imperial palace for twenty-four emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was first built throughout 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its named 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'.
Now known as the Palace Museum, it is to the north of Tiananmen Square. Rectangular in shape, it is the world's largest palace complex and covers 74 hectares. Surrounded by a 52-meter-wide moat and a 10-meter-high wall are more than 8,700 rooms. The wall has a gate on each side. Opposite the Tiananmen Gate, to the north is the Gate of Divine Might (Shenwumen), which faces Jingshan Park. The distance between these two gates is 960 meters, while the distance between the east and west gates is 750 meters. There are unique and delicately structured towers on each of the four corners of the curtain wall. These afford views over both the palace and the city outside.

Summer Palace (颐和园)

20Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing City, the Summer Palace is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from central Beijing. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long since been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'.
The construction started in 1750 as a luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain. It later became the main residence of royal members in the end of the Qing Dynasty. However, like most of the gardens of Beijing, it could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French Allied Force and was destroyed by fire. According to historical documents, with original name as 'Qingyi Garden' (Garden of Clear Ripples), the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) was renamed after its first reconstruction in 1888. It was also recorded that Empress Dowager Cixi embezzled navy funds to reconstruct it as a resort in which to spend the rest of her life. In 1900, the Summer Palace suffered another hit by the Eight-Power Allied Force and was repaired in the next two years. In 1924, it was open to the public. It ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998, as well as one of the first national AAAAA tourist spots in China.

Temple of Heaven(天坛)

18The Temple of Heaven Park is located in the Chongwen District, Beijing. Originally, this was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) held the Heaven Worship Ceremony. It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. First built in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it was enlarged and rebuilt during the reigns of the Ming emperor Jiajing and the Qing emperor Qianlong. In 1988, the Temple of Heaven was opened to the public as a park, showing ancient philosophy, history and religion. Its grand architectural style and profound cultural connotation give an insight into the practices of the ancient Eastern civilization.


Hotel Information

Beijing Yanshan Hotel
Located in Beijing's Zhongguancun Hi-tech Zone, the "Silicon Valley of China", Beijing Yanshan Hotel is in the neighbourhood of the North Third Ring Road and the Zhongguancun Street with convenient transport to the Capital Airport, Beijing Railway Station, National Library, Beijing TV Station and Shangdi Information Industry Base. Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University and many other famous universities as well as scientific and technical institutions are all in the vicinity. The Summer Palace and Yuanmingyuan—China's ancient royal gardens can be reached in several minutes' drive.

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Address: No.38 A, Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing
Homepage: http://www.yanshanhotelbeijing.com/big5/
Tel:(8610)62563388
Fax:(8610)62568640
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Room Booking Information


Rate: Standard Room (two beds) RMB 530/night (about USD90/ night, single breakfast included).
Rate: Single Room (one bed) RMB 530/night (about USD90 / night, single breakfast included).
The above price is available only for the conference attendees. If you want the organizing committee to help you reserve the room, please send an E-mail with the title "Room Booking" to comp_may@engii.org and tell us your booking information including:
1. Your Registration ID (Paper ID /User ID)(5 digits)
2. Guest name
3. Telephone
4. The room style (Standard Room or Single Room)
5. The date of check-in
6. The date of check-out
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1. Keep your E-mail Contact unobstructed.
2. If you want to cancel your booking, please send E-mail to comp_may@engii.org too.
3. Please send your booking information before April 24th, 2015. otherwise,we maybe cannot guarantee a room reservation.Our confirmation reply is necessary to your reservation.