is a province in the North East of China, It is bordered by Heilongjiang on the
north, Liaoning to the south, Inner Mongolia on the west and North Korea on the
east. It covers an area of about 187,400 sq km, 2% of the total country area.
This location gives Jilin Province its favorable temperate climate, which
includes a lengthy winter with snow that can start as early as October and last
until April. Despite the winter cold, people flock to this area for the Ice
Lantern Festival and the winter sports. Jilin is known as an area for winter
sports and has produced some of the best ski resorts in China. However, Jilin
has many other natural and historical attractions to entertain its residents
is a united multi-ethnic province of 49 ethnic groups including Han, Korean,
Manchu, Mongolian, Hui, Xibo and so on, with a total population of 27.085
million. The Korean ethnic group lives mainly in the cities of Yanbian, Jilin,
Tonghua and Baishan; the Mongolian ethnic group and Xibo, in Baicheng and
SongYuan; the Manchu and Hui, in Changchun, Jilin, Tonghua and Siping.
province, from the east to the west is divided into four ecological areas –
primitive forests stretching in the Changbai Mountains, secondary vegetation
covers in the hilly central and eastern part, the SongLiao Plains in central
part, and grasslands and wetland in west Jilin. With a high forest cover rate,
an intact ecological system, rich fauna and flora, and abundant precipitation,
the Changbai Mountains in east Jilin forms a major protection screen for the
eco-environment of Jilin province and of the entire northeast China as well.
Dense secondary woods and man-made forests cover the hilly east and central
Jilin, endowing a major section of the Songhua River with rich water and
mineral resources. With its flat and fertile land protected by a complete chain
of shelter forests, and with all the fine conditions for the cultivation of
quality farm produce, the Songliao Plain in the central part is a major grain
producing centre nicknamed “Golden Corn Belt” and “homeland of Soybeans”. As
extensions of the Horqin Grassland, the grassland and wetland in the west are
vast and abound in subterranean and passing water, form an ecological
transition belt between a moderately moist forests-grassland and a semi-arid
grassland-desert area, and provides a major passageway for migrating birds. The
low-lying terrain of Jilin receives plenty of sunshine and solar heat, and has
vast potentials for developing agriculture and animal husbandry.
is the capital of Jilin province and although Changchun has been more than 200
years old, it is still a young city comparing other historical cities in China,
like Xian. It is located the central part of Songliao Plain, covering a total
area of 20,571 square kilometers (about 8,012 square miles). Being the capital
city of Jilin Province with a population of more than 6 million, it is one of
the major cities in Northeast China and is the largest center for China's
automotive industry. If territory of China is in a shape of rooster, therefore
Changchun is one eye of this huge rooster. You can imagine its important
position. Changchun has long, cold winters with the temperature dropping as low
as -30°C; there is little snow, but the city is very windy and the air is dry.
The present Changchun is charming city with several fine names which can give
you a general impression of this big city.
City of Northland: Changchun is of monsoon climate, locating in the
transitional belt from wet area to sub-dry area. The four seasons varies a lot
and the climate is rather pleasant, therefore Changchun is honored Spring City
City: Woods, forest, people, city interweave together to show you a distinctive
characteristic of Changchun. 39% of Changchun ground has been clothed with
greenage, which makes Changchun one of top cities in this aspect. Green plants
in and around Changchun make the city become a big oxygen bar, providing people
to enjoy real fresh air.
Spring is dry and windy; summer is wet and rainy; autumn is sunny and cool;
winter is cold. Generally speaking rain and heat come in the same season.
Besides, favorable climate and enough sunshine provide very good condition for
the growth of crops. Changchun teems with corn and soybean; therefore it is
praised as barn.
of Automobiles: Changchun is the cradle of Chinese automobile industry, a
famous auto city in China. On July 13, 1956, a truck branded with Jiefang was
produced, which opened a new age for Chinese auto industry. This truck was the
first automobile entirely made by Chinese. Famous and Changchun International
Automobile Fair makes Changchun a real City of Automobiles.
of Films: Changchun Film Studio was the first one after the found of People's
Republic of China. It is praised as the cradle of Chinese film industry. For
dozens of years, a great many excellent domestic films and dubbed films were
produced here which gained a good fame for Changchun Film Studio both at home
and abroad. As a calling card of Changchun, ceremonious Changchun Film Festival
has enhanced its honor.
ICMA 2009 will be held in the city of Changchun, at Shangri-La Hotel,
Changchun, which serves as both the official conference hotel and
the venue for the technical program. Being the first and only international 5
star hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun, Shangri-La Hotel,
located in the centre of Changchun, the hotel's 458 guest rooms and 98 fully
serviced apartments provide a convenient, private and quiet haven. The hotel
sits at the junction of Chongqing Road and Xian Road-the financial, business
and entertainment center of Changchun city. Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun
features the city's largest ballroom, along with 7 function rooms in various
sizes and several fine restaurants, making it a focal point for virtually any
traveler visiting the city.
student and budget travelers, ICMA 2009 has arranged accommodation at Changchun
Maxcourt Hotel with very affordable rates. Within walking distance to the
Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun, This hotel is clean but its facilities are
relatively primitive, so we recommend this hotel only to domestic student
Changbai Mountains Nature Reserve in east Jilin Province should be the first
natural scenery of Jilin Province. Because there are a lot of white pumices and
snow on the chief mountain-"Bai Tou Shan", it got its name "Changbai Shan". To
the people of north China, Changbai Mountains is a "Mother Mountain", because
it is not only the origin of Manchu, but also the cradle of Songhua, Tumen and
Yalu rivers. It is the supporting living environment of diverse northeast
generations. Now, this "Holy Mountain" has been a protection screen for the
eco- environment of some northeast areas. The Tianchi Lake is the most famous
spot of Changbai Mountains which was formed by the volcano. Because of its high
elevation (height above see level 2194 meters), people called it "Lake of
nature preserve in Jilin is Xianghai on the edge of the Songliao Plain and in
Tongyu County in eastern Horqin Grassland. This preserve contains more than 100
swamps of varying sizes, a wide variety of fish, more than 250 different herbal
plants, and a wide variety trees. Xianghai Nature Reserve is the natural
habitat for 293 kinds of precious birds, including six breeds of cranes. The
idyllic prairie and the local Mongol folklore combine to make this bird
watching place a very fascinating place.
Palace of Puppet Manchurian State
Yi, the last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, lived in Chang Chun, the capital city
of Jilin, in an Imperial Palace for 14 years (1931 - 1945). This luxurious
palace, which also was the administrative departments of the 'Puppet Manchurian
Government’, has hills, gardens, ponds, swimming pools, and various other forms
of recreational facilities. The architecture and design of this 12-hectare
(30-acre) palace is a worthy site to visit for its beauty and unique historical
importance. Photographs of the emperor, his weddings, wives, parents, and
English teacher are on display in the museum.
climate of Changchun is in the transition belt between the eastern humid hilly
region and the western semiarid flat region, a continental sub humid monsoon
climate of medium latitudes.
east and the south are not far away from the sea, yet Changbai Mountain
obstructs and slacks down summer monsoon; the west and the north are the flat
Songliao Plain, continental polar airs from Siberia proceed without hindrance
and various monsoons have serious effect here.
the climate characteristics here are: it is very long and extremely cold in
winter; it is dry and windy in spring; it is very short and warm in summer; and
it is sunny and cloudless but the difference in temperature is very large in
autumn. Usually, the maximum temperature 33℃ in August and the minimum
temperature -29℃ in February. Annual temperature changes significantly, with
distinctive four seasons.
best time for traveling is in summer and autumn.
Longjia International Airport
Changchun Longjia International Airport, is around 35 km east of Changchun's
city center. The airport is large and clean, and passengers can find standard
amenities such as restaurants, cafes, shops, lounges, credit card acceptance,
etc. The major routes throughout the day are to domestic destinations Shanghai
(2:20h) and Beijing (1:40h). There are also some international flights to
various destinations in Korea (Seoul; ICN - with Asiana) and Japan (Nagoya with
From the airport there are some regular coach services (RMB 20 each way)
available to the centre (e.g. People's Square). The travel time takes around 45
minutes. A Taxi to/from the city costs RMB 80-100 including the toll.
has an extensive bus network and most of the buses cost only RMB 1. However if
those who can't read Chinese will find it nearly impossible to use the network
as the signage is all in Chinese characters. Most buses go to the bus station
outside the train station, and other central areas such as Guilin Lu Chongqing
Lu and Hongqi Jie. Be aware that the buses are often extremely crowded and
especially uncomfortable during the hot summers as there is no air
are cheaper than most in other Chinese cities and the fare starts at RMB 5 up
to 2.5km, then RMB 2 per kilometer respectively. Changchun has lots of one-way
streets, so don't panic if it seems your driver is lapping the block.
Official language is Mandarin and most people also use their local dialect. The
standard spoken Chinese is Putonghua. English can be understood by many young
people and is used in hotels and big restaurants. In all tourist hotels, staff
can speak in English, Japanese and other languages. They can also write down
addresses or instructions in Chinese for taxi drivers or others. In addition,
roads in major cities are signposted in Pinyin, the official Romanization
system of the Chinese characters, which makes it quite easy to get around with
the help of a map.
Renminbi (RMB) is the only currency to be used in China. RMB is also called
Chinese Yuan. The unit of Renminbi is yuan and with smaller denominations
called jiao and fen. The conversion among the three is: 1 yuan = 10 jiao = 100
fen. Paper notes are issued in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100 yuan;
1, 2 and 5 jiao; and 1, 2 and 5 fen. Coins are issued in denominations of 1
yuan; 5 jiao; and 1, 2 and 5 fen.
exchanges by cash or traveler’s cheques can be made at the branches of Bank of
China at Changchun Longjia International Airport, hotels and tourist stores.
Please remember to keep the receipt to exchange back to foreign currency when
Cards: Visa, Master Card and American Express are the most commonly
used in China. Cards can be used in most middle to top-range hotels, Friendship
and department stores, but they cannot be used to finance your transportation
GMT + 8 hours (the whole of China is set to Beijing time)
Electricity is 220 Volts, 50 AC; plugs can be three-pronged angled,
three-pronged round, two flat pins or two narrow round pins.
Bottled mineral water can easily be bought in all stores and street kiosks for
RMB3. And sometimes hotels provide it free of charge. Furthermore, potable
water is only available in a few 4 to 5 star hotels, while water in thermos
flasks in rooms is usually non-potable tap water.
In Metric system
Tipping is not customary outside of the foreign joint-venture hotels and is
officially discouraged. But hotel bellboys usually expect RMB 2 – 5 per bag.
Smoking is prohibited in public places in Changchun, such as hospitals, office
buildings, theatres, cinemas, museums, planes, and trains
110 - Police;119 – Fire;120 – Ambulance
ICMA 2009 will be held in the city of Changchun, at Shangri-La Hotel,
Changchun, which serves as both the official conference hotel and
the venue for the technical program.
Hotel, Changchun is the city's only international luxury hotel. The hotel sits
at the junction of Chongqing Road and Xian Road-the financial, business and
entertainment center of Changchun city. Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun features
the city's largest ballroom, along with 7 function rooms in various sizes and
several fine restaurants, making it a focal point for virtually any traveler
visiting the city. Wireless internet access is available throughout function
spaces and public areas.
Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun
Tel: (86-431) 8898 1818
Fax: (86-431) 8898 1919
conference registration desk will be set up and opened at the Pre-Function Area
of Shangri-La hotel during the following hour:
9, 2009: 09:00 ~ 18:30
10, 2009: 08:00 ~ 18:00
11, 2009: 08:00 ~ 18:00
12, 2009: 08:00 ~ 16:00
Exhibition will be held from 15:00 on August 9 to 16:00 on August 12 at the
Pre-Function Area of Shangri-La hotel.
Internet access will be provided during the conference period, to the IEEE
icma2009 participants at the Conference Room on 2nd floor of the Shangri-La
Hotel. Broadband Internet access services are also provided at the conference
hotels for a fee. For the fee information, please contact the hotel you are
social events organized by the IEEE icma2009 include the conference reception,
the awards banquet, the conference registration, the farewell party, etc.
Conference Reception will be held from 17:30 to 18:30 on August 9, 2009 at the
Ballroom 3, 2nd floor of Shangri-La hotel. All the conference
participants are welcome to join this event.
Welcome Party will be held from 18:30 to 20:30 on August 10, 2009 in Changchun
Maxcourt Hotel. All the conference participants are welcome to join this event.
Awards Banquet will be held from 18:30 to 21:00 on August 11, 2009 at Grand
Ballroom (Ballroom II) of the Shangri-La hotel. All the conference participants
are welcome to join this event.
Farewell Party will be held from 17:20 to 18:30 on August 12, 2009 at Ballroom
1 of the Shangri-La hotel. All the conference participants are welcome to join