On October 20th, the International Conference on Identification, Information and Knowledge of IOT (IIKI2018), sponsored by the College of Information Science and Technology, and the Dragonsource Digital Media Group, opened at Beijing Normal University. Around 200 guests and experts from all over the world, including USA, UK, Australia, Slovenia, Pakistan, Japan and China, attended the opening ceremony chaired by Professor Rongfang Bie.
On behalf of the organizing committee, Professor Rongfang Bie from Beijing Normal University first made an enthusiastic welcome speech to all the international experts, then introduced the famous guests invited, the development history of the conference, the themes and papers accepted this year, and gave affirmation and blessing for the meeting.
Professor Peter Thomas from Britain, as the co-chair of the conference, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

Professor Thomas introduced the development and application prospects of block chain technology, stressing the significance of this conference in promoting the exchange and cooperation of block chain technology. He looked forward to meeting the experts and scholars and hoped that the conference will continue as an outstanding communication platform for researchers in IOT.

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Mr. Tang chao, Chairman & CEO of the Dragonsource Digital Media Group, introduced the concept of the knowledge block chain and the idea for setting up the research funding. The knowledge block chain can “fully benefit from the technology of the block chain and its “affirmation”, “tracking” and “incentive” mechanism to present the value of knowledge and return it to the creators, disseminators and even users of knowledge”. He said he was always proud of the humanistic spirit, tradition and academic research strength of Beijing Normal University. ” Beijing Normal University will be the best school to integrate perfectly the humanistic spirit and science and technology.” He hoped to further deepen exchanges and cooperation with Beijing Normal University in all aspects in the future.

Professor Andrej Kos, as an international partner, introduced the international BNU-Ljubljana cooperation supported by China-Slovenia Scientific and Technological Cooperation Project and the Erasmus+Mobility program in the past few years, and expressed his willingness to expand student and teacher exchange and strengthen academic cooperation and exchanges with BNU in the future.

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During the session of invited talks, experts highlighted developments in the field of IoT and Block Chain. They are: Editor-In-Chief for Knowledge-Based Systems (Elsevier) and the Associate Dean Research, Professor Jie Lu from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Executive Committee member of Cardiff University’s multi-disciplinary “Data Innovation” Research Institute, Dean of International Professor Omer Rana from the Physical Sciences and Engineering College of Cardiff University, Professor Ruidong Zhang from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Chairman & CEO, Founder of Knowledge BlockChain Research Fund of Beijing Normal University, Mr. Tang Chao from Dragonsource Digital Media Group, vice-Chair of oversight committee of Agency for Communication Networks and Services of Slovenia, Professor Andrej Kos from Faculty of Electrical Engineering in University of Liubjana, PI of the Erasmus+2018 International Credit Mobility program with BNU, Professor Anton Kos from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Professor Peter Thomas from Falmouth University, United Kingdom.

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In the afternoon of the 20th Elsevier workshop, Professor Lu Jie described the methods and precautions for writing and publishing high-quality papers, shared her experience and had a heated discussion with the participants. Special presentations at the conference concerned block chains, knowledge engineering, big data and cloud computing, wireless network and mobile security, fog computing and internet of things services, frontiers of network physical systems, intellectual property rights and internet of things, mobile opportunity networks, etc. The latest research results were presented and the lively discussions attracted attention from a large number of participants. The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE, and approved to be EI indexed. Outstanding papers will be recommended to the international SCI journals in related fields.

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As a new industry, the internet of things has set off the third wave of information industry after the computer and internet. Its technology design and information technology are widely used in all aspects. At present, the research and development of the internet of things has shown a strong momentum, which is of great significance to speed up the economic restructuring, promote the process of urban informatization and promote economic development.

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