2018 Annual Academic Conference on the Development of China’s Satellite Industry Held in Ruichang

On October 13, 2018 Annual Academic Conference on the Development of China’s Satellite Industry was held in Ruichang city. More than 200 attendees including academicians and experts on the application of the BeiDou System, members of industry associations, and executives from well-known enterprises gathered at the conference for discussions and dialogues with the aim of facilitating jointly the healthy and sustainable development of BeiDou application industry which is independently owned and controlled by China.

It is reported that the Conference was sponsored by China Users Association for Satellite Communications,Broadcasting & Television(CUA-SCBT) and organized jointly by Ruichang municipal government, BeiDou Industry Institute of Yangtze River Economic Belt, Beijing Research Institute of Satellite & Telecommunications Co., Ltd., and Ruichang Intelligent Traffic Data Center Co., Ltd. The event was divided in various parts such as lectures from experts and academicians, unveiling of the Technology and Engineering Laboratory for Space Utilization, BDS, and the signing of a strategic contract between Ruichang Institute of Nuclear Physics and BeiDou Industry Institute of Yangtze River Economic Belt.

The aim of this year’s conference is to further implement the Medium and Long Term Development Plan for China’s Satellite Navigation Industry and to further improve the application of the BeiDou System in China based on the country’s development strategy. Academic discussions were made regarding theories, techniques, and outcomes related to the application of BeiDou/GNSS satellite navigation and positioning and time services in areas such as the national economy, scientific research, and the improvement of people’s livelihood. The highlight was the innovative application of BeiDou and other satellite navigation and positioning systems in various industries, mostly outcomes and modes in which such systems are used in areas such as surveying and mapping, information network, public security, big data, and cloud computing.

In recent years, the municipal government of Ruichang has been putting great emphasis on scientific innovations and attraction of high-end human resources and walking steadily on the journey towards premium and leap-forward development. So far, there are 4 academician workstations in the city and 10 more planned to be unveiled within three years. The city also established a county-level institute for economic development jointly with the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University, the Ruichang Institute of Nuclear Physics together with China Institute of Atomic Energy, and the National Engineering and Technology Institute on Intensive Processing of Non-metallic Minerals with China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM). BeiDou Industry Institute (Ruichang) of Yangtze River Economic Belt was established jointly by the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, BDS and Ruichang municipal government largely for aspects such as public inspection, information services, and the development of key generic technologies in the application of the BeiDou system.

Moreover, Ruichang has made aggressive exploration and useful attempts in areas such as the application of big data and construction of smart systems. It has introduced a number of projects with smart and informatization technologies such as C-Data Center of Cloud Computing and Big Data and www.99114.com. Among which, the Smart Port of Entry project, under the guidance of the “Belt and Road” strategy, optimizes infrastructure and management modes through high technologies such as IoT, big data, and cloud computing. The goal of this project is to establish a comprehensive control and settlement data center for national treaty ports based on BeiDou System and with the involvement of the government, aiming to acquire data on vehicles to and from various ports and analyze and share in real time such data through big data technologies so as to realize visible, controllable, and manageable import and export logistics and the smart production, operation, and regulatory services of the opened ports.