Third IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2013 ) will be held in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China during March 23-25, and Phuket, Thailand during March 27-28, 2013, as a continuation with ICIST 2011 (Nanjing) and ICIST 2012 (Wuhan). Yangzhou is the main venue of ICIST 2013 , while Phuket is for special sessions. ICIST 2013 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications of information science and technology. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.
Yangzhou is a famous scenic and cultural city with a long history of 2500 years. As a most famous poet named LI Bai described in his send-off poem, the early spring is the most agreeable season for the tourists to Yangzhou. As a central prefecture-level city in Jiangsu province, Yangzhou is located on the northern bank of Yangtze River and lying on the southern part of Jianghuai plain. Yangzhou boasts of picturesque scenery, splendid culture as well as long history. The most ancient canal in China, the emperor mausoleums of Han and Sui dynasty, ancient city remains of Tang and Song dynasty, private gardens of Ming and Qing dynasty, all are great inheritance from the past not only belonging to Yangzhou, but to the whole country. The Slender West Lake, Daming Temple, Geyuan Garden, will feast the tourist’s eyes with unique charm. The beautiful natural scenery along with the profound cultural connotations of Yangzhou, are looking forward to the grand occasion created by ICIST in next March.
Phuket, Thailand, is commonly referred to as the ‘Pearl of South’ in the Andaman Sea and is the largest island in Thailand. Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery, palm- fringed white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, sincerely hospitable people, comfortable accommodation, superb seafood, lushly forested mountains, lovely waterfalls and parks, and delightful turn-of-the-century Indo / Portuguese and Chinese-influenced architecture which create an enchanting ambiance perfectly suited for tourists from around the world.
Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICIST 2013 as well as the post-conference workshop in in Phuket.