On July 29, 2015, a preparatory meeting for the 2015 international
training workshop of the International Knowledge Centre for
Engineering Sciences and Technology under the Auspices of
UNESCO (shortened as "IKCEST") was held in Zhejiang University,
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
The meeting was attended by Pan Gang, Liu Chang and other staff
from the IKCEST Secretariat, Cao Xuejun, the head of the platform
development team of IKCEST, Assoc. Prof. Chen Ling and Assoc.
Prof. Shao Jian on the IKCEST research team from College of Computer
Science of Zhejiang University, and other relevant personnel.
The IKCEST Secretariat firstly introduced the preparatory work and
preliminary plan of the IKCEST International Training Workshop 2015
including duration, location, scope and format of training,
course arrangement, trainees and scale, expected results, expenditure
and budget. Attendees had exhaustive and thorough discussions on various
aspects of the preliminary plan and agreed the following agreements:
The training workshop, named "IKCEST International Training Workshop 2015",
is scheduled to take place from 3 to 9 December 2015 in a format which
combines lectures, discussions and technical visits under the theme of
"Big Data Technology Application and Knowledge Service";
IKCEST Director-elect Zhong Zhihua or Deputy Director-elect Yi Jian,
together with Hans Dencker Thulstrup, Programme Specialist for Natural
Sciences of the UNESCO Beijing Office, will be invited to address the
opening of the training workshop;
The training courses will be jointly given by experts from the IKCEST
platform development team, the IKCEST research team from the College
of Computer Science of Zhejiang University, as well as sub-centres of
CKCEST, with contents including introduction of IKCEST, big data technology
development, current status and vision of IKCEST, cloud storage, and
applications of big data in various specialized fields. Classes will be
followed by discussion and communication on related issues and a questionnaire
survey to get further understanding of attendees' needs and potential fields
Training materials will be compiled into a textbook using in subsequent
Organizers should take safety as a major priority and take the dining and
living habits of trainees into accounts, such as those of Muslim trainees.
The IKCEST Secretariat will discuss more details of the training plan
(including schedule, contents and budget) and the enrollment notice will
be released by the end of August.