13th International Conference on
Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence [ URAI 2016 ]
August 19-22, 2016 / Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square, Xian, China
Xi’an (Chinese: 西安) is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the northwest of the People’s Republic of China, in the center of the Guanzhong Plain. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, the city was known as Chang’an before the Ming dynasty. Xi’an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang.
Xi’an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Since the 1990s, as part of the economic revival of interior China especially for the central and northwest regions, the city of Xi’an has re-emerged as an important cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, with facilities for research and development, national security and China’s space exploration program. Xi’an currently holds sub-provincial status, administering 9 districts and 4 counties.
According to the 2010 Census, nine urbanized districts of Xi’an has a population of 6,501,189, while the total population of the Municipality is up to 8,467,837. It is the most populous city in Northwest China, as well as one of the three most populous cities in Western China. According to a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, it was recently named as one of the 13 emerging megacities, or megalopolises, in China. The report pinpoints and highlights the demographic and income trends that are shaping these cities’ development.
* Local Time: GMT/UTC + 08:00 hour
* Electricity: The electric system is 220 Volt AX(50 HZ). There are many plugs and sockets available for use in the hotel. Travelers with shavers, computers, and other personal electronics should carry a plug-adapter kit.
* For emergencies dial in Xi’an (Chinese-speaking): 120 for an ambulance, 119 for fire rescue, and 110 for the police