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5th International Symposium on Soft Science Reform & Opening-up and National Development Strategy
Date:2008/06/25

5th International Symposium on Soft Science
Reform & Opening-up and National Development Strategy:
Research on Decision-making and Soft Science

Sponsored by the Association for Soft Science of China
Will be Held during 4-5 November 2008 in Beijing

Announcement
Theme and Topics
Deadlines
Venue
Committees
Sponsorship
About ASSC
Past ISSS
Submission
Program
Registration
Accommodation
Transportation
Sightseeing
Contact

Announcement

The 5th International Symposium on Soft Science (5th ISSS) will be held in Beijing, P.R. China during November 2008. The sponsor of the symposium is the Association for Soft Science of China (ASSC).

There are three ways to attend the 5th ISSS. Firstly, scholars and others interested in relevant topics can attend the Symposium. Secondly, send papers on relevant topics and the contributors of accepted papers will be invited to attend the Symposium,and their papers will be included in the Proceedings of 5th ISSS, to be published after the symposium. Every participant should pay the Registration Fee (US$200 before and on 15 October 2008, US$300 after 15 October 2008). Thirdly, some famous scholars on relevant fields may be invited to give a keynote speech in the Symposium, and will receive a courteous reception. Leaders of ASSC planning to attend 5th ISSS include:

- Chair of Executive Committee of ASSC

CHENG Siwei Former Vice Chair, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

- Vice Chair of Executive Committee of ASSC

FENG Zhijun Vice Chair, Central Committee of China Democratic League
SHANG Yong Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
MA Junru Deputy Chair, Executive Committee of the Association for Soft Science of China; Former Director, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs
GU Shengzu Vice Chair, All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce
HUAI Guomo Lieutenant General, General Armament Department; Former Vice Director, Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence
ZHANG Dengyi Former Director, National Ocean Service
WANG Zhiguo Vice Chair, All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce
WU Jie Former Vice Director, State Commission of Reform
KONG Deyong Deputy Chair, Executive Committee of the Association for Soft Science of China; Chair, Executive Committee of China Association of Social and Economic Analysis
YU Jingyuan Former Vice Director, 710 Institute, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp

- Secretary-General

HE Defang Director, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China

Invited guests include:

Open

Theme and Topics

The theme of the symposium will be " Reform & Opening-up and National Development Strategy: Research on Decision-making and Soft Science ". The selected topics will include:

  • Reform & Opening-up and Soft Science
    • Comparison between Developing Modes of Main Countries in Recent 30 Years
    • Practice of Reform & Opening-up and Development of Soft Science
    • Scientific, Democratic and Institutionalized Decision-making
    • Scientific Decision-making and Case Study
  • National Strategy for Innovative Development
    • Innovative Nation and National Innovation System Building
    • Technical Innovation System Building with the Integration of Production, Education and Researching and with the Enterprises as Main Body, the Market as Guide
    • Innovative City and Regional Innovation System Building
    • Innovation Theory and Practice
  • Strategies for Scientific and Technical Development with Global Vision
    • Comparative Study on Strategies for Scientific and Technical Development between Main Counties
  • Other relevant topics
Deadlines

Deadline for submitting the full paper: 31 August 2008
Final version of paper submission deadline: 30 September 2008
Registration date: 3 November 2008
Conference date: 4-5 November 2008

Venue

Beijing Railway Hotel

Committees

General Chair : CHENG Siwei, Chair, Executive Committee of the Association for Soft Science of China; Former Vice Chair, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

General Co-Chair : Open

Advisory Committee Chair : WEI Liqun, Director, Research Office of the State Council

Organizing Committee Chair : KONG Deyong, Deputy Chair, Executive Committee of the Association for Soft Science of China

Programming Committee Chair : YU Jingyuan, Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the Association for Soft Science of China

Secretary-General : HE Defang, Secretary-General, Association for Soft Science of China; Director, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China

Secretariat Office Head : ZHAO Zhiyun, Vice Secretary-General, Association for Soft Science of China; Vice Director, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China

Sponsorship

Authorities: China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Sponsor: Association for Soft Science of China (ASSC)
Organizer: Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC)

About ASSC

Soft science refers to decision science, management science, policy science and other multi-disciplinary studies related to decision-making at different levels. It employs the theory and methodology of information science, behavior science, system engineering, social engineering and management science. The objects of its studies are complicated social, economic and technical systems. It helps people make decision in scientific way with more direct, effective, comprehensive and systematic applications of multi-disciplinary knowledge.

The Association for Soft Science of China (ASSC), founded in December 1994, is a national learned society organized on a voluntary basis by organizations, societies, institutions and enterprises as well as individual experts and scholars in fields of natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and in policy-making organizations at different levels in China that are engaged in soft science research or management work. ASSC is an independent society with legal person status.

To unite all social efforts to promote the development of soft science and the consultancy industry in China; serve reforms and opening-up and economic and social development; promote policy-making process of all kinds at different levels to be more democratic, scientific and normal so that policy-making and its implementation would be more in keeping with the interests of the people.

Past ISSS

1st ISSS

It was held in 17-19 November 1999 in Sanshui, Guangdong, P.R. China. The theme of symposium was Reform and Development Strategies for 21st Century and the topics were: Theories, Methodology and Applications of Modern Management; Sustainable Development in China: Problems and Policies; Industrial Policies for High and New Technique; China and Knowledge Economy; and Globalization and China.

2nd ISSS

It was held in 8-9 April 2002 in Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China. The theme of symposium was Internet and Management Reform and the topics were: Internet and Enterprise Management; Internet and Government Management; Internet and Decision-Making for Management; and e-Business and Innovation of Management Pattern.

3rd ISSS

It was held in 17-18 November 2004 at Ningbo, Zhejiang, P.R. China. The theme of symposium was Planning and Market and the topics were: Concept of Rational Development and Planning; Modern Planning Theories and Methodologies; Chinese Enterprises: How to Become a Competitive Mainstay in Technical Innovations; Theories and Practices on Learning Organizations; and Industrial Clusters.

4th ISSS

It was held in 28-30 November 2006 at Beijing, P.R. China. The theme of symposium was Innovative Nation: Theory and Practice, and the topics were: Innovative Nation and Innovation Patterns, Innovative Region and Innovative City, Industries Innovation and Enterprise Innovation, and Innovation Culture and Environment.

Invited Speakers

Some of the speakers in the past ISSS's were executives, counselors or scholars from following institutions:

  • Society of Learning Organizations
  • Evaluation Partnership Limited, London
  • University of Passau, Germany
  • State University of Management, Moscow
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • European Commission to China
  • Royal Society of New Zealand
  • International Branch, DC Chamber of Commerce, U.S.A.
  • Canadian Research Commission
  • Motorola China R&D Institute
  • Indian Embassy in China
  • IBM China
  • Institute of Strategic Studies for Ukrainian President
  • Malaysian Embassy in China
  • Korean Embassy in China
  • EMLAR Consulting, Canada
  • French Union of Information Industries
  • Canadian Embassy in China
  • Economics Section at the East-West Center, U.S.A.
  • Victoria University of Technology, Autralia
  • Future Innovations, Finland
  • UNESCO
  • Center for Sustainable Innovation, USA
  • Embassy of the Republic of France in China
Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers by 31 August 2008. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted or under review elsewhere (or copyright protected) and will be presented by an author of the paper if accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have opportunities to revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. The final versions of the accepted papers are due by 30 September 2008. The accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of 5th ISSS, to be published after the symposium.

Papers should be submitted electronically or via email to
zhoujp@istic.ac.cn. The initial submissions and the final accepted papers should be in the format of Microsoft Word. Enquiries on paper submissions can be addressed to Prof. ZHOU Jianping via Email zhoujp@istic.ac.cn, Tel +86-10-6859 8286 or Fax +86-10-6859 8299. Paper submission guidelines:

1. Paper Format

Papers should be in one column format and single-spaced. Each paper should not exceed six pages including figures and references. All papers should be written in English, using the Paper Format for the Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Soft Science, including all tables, figures, formulae and references.

2. Presentation Mode

The presentation mode of a paper can be oral or poster depending on the preference of the author(s) and quality of the paper. The authors can indicate their preferences on oral or poster presentation in the cover page of the paper.

3. Final Paper Submission

All accepted papers, accompanied by valid registrations, must be received by 30 September 2006, in order for the papers to be included in the Proceedings. Please submit the followings to zhoujp@istic.ac.cn.

a) Printable file of single-sided final (camera-ready) version of the paper which strictly follows the Paper Format for the Paper Format for the Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Soft Science.

b) Completed Copyright Form in scanned copy or fax copy. The information in the copyright form include:
  • Conference/Book: 5th International Symposium on Soft Science
  • Volume Editor(s): Open
  • Title of the contribution:
  • Name and address of corresponding author (please print):
  • Author's Signature:
Zip all files into a single file with the paper number as the file name. Type "Final Version" and the title of your paper in your mail.

Program

Open

Registration

Each paper must be accompanied by at least one registration and the registration fee must be paid before the meeting. Without a dedicated registration, the paper can not be included in the Proceedings.

For participants for other countries/regions the registration fee is US$200 if it is paid before and on 15 October 2006 and US$300 if it is paid after 15 October 2006 .

The registration fees include symposium attendance, printed proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet and tours organized by 5th ISSS.

registration fees can be sent via post office:

The Association for Soft Science of China
Sanlihe Lu 54, Room 271
100045, Beijing
P.R.of China

or via bank:

Account Name: The Association for Soft Science of China
Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Beijing Huichengmen Branch
Bank Account Number: 0200 0414 1902 0600 563
Tel/Fax: +86-10-6859 8286, 6859 8299
Email: wuyy@istic.ac.cn

Accommodation

Beijing Railway Hotel
No.102 Bei Feng Wo Ave
Haidian District, Beijing 100038
P.R. China
Tel: (010)5187 9199
Fax: (010)5187 9155

 
 
 
 

 
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