Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China, with a population of over 11 million, the ninth-most populous Chinese city and one of the nine National Central Cities of China (Wikipedia)
The conference was planned to take place in Wuhan University of Technology (WUT). WUT was merged on May 27th 2000, from the former Wuhan University of Technology (established in 1948), Wuhan Transportation University (established in 1946) and Wuhan Automotive Polytechnic University (established in 1958). WUT is one of the leading Chinese universities under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and one of the universities in the country’s construction plan of world-class universities and first-class disciplines. WUT is also jointly constructed by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Transport, the State Oceanic Administration and the State Administration of Science. In the past 70 years, WUT has fostered over 500,000 engineers and technicians, maintaining itself the largest scale university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education for nurturing talents oriented in the three industrial sectors: building materials industry, transportation industry and automobile industry and retaining itself an important base of nurturing high-level talents for the three industrial sectors as well as providing significant scientific and technological achievements.