CACM Workshop “Distinctive Regional Characteristics of Computing in China”

All day
Through March 9, 2018
The University of Chicago Center in Beijing
Culture Plaza 20th Floor
59A Zhongguancun Street
Haidian District, Beijing, 100872

Mar. 8

The CACM workshop held at the Beijing Center was launched to nucleate the computing community in China. It invited collaborators with practitioners and academics in various disciplines and technologies. Together, they examined the use of technology in China and how it differs from other regions of the world, identifying leading novel topics that may be included in the CACM region-centric report. The report will focus on major differences that affects technology with respect to relations, time, space and lifestyle. This conference also marks China as the pioneer of this new section in CACM, and will set the new precedent of this rotating regional spotlight.

The workshop consisted of one and a half days to brainstorm for topics and a feedback process to procure the most relevant and cutting-edge topics for the publication. The conference was well represented with 24 computing leaders in China, capturing both the distinguished industry and academic community. The publication will capture the voice of practitioners and academics practicing computing with some authority.

We expect this leadership community will not only produce a series of high visibility publications (in the associated CACM that Professor Andrew Chien leads as Editor-in-Chief), but will also serve as role models for a growing computing professional community.