Beijing has been the capital of China for over 800 years
dating back from Yuan Dynasty, and home to 34 emperors who
ruled China's vast territory. Its unique history, culture and
characteristics bequeathed many famous historic sites of great
aesthetic and cultural value. A walk through the city reveals
dozens of places worth more than just one visit: The Great
Wall, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, The Summer Palace,
Yonghegong Lamasery, Daguanyuan, The Ruins of Yuanmingyuan,
Lugouqiao, The Bell Tower and The Drum Tower, many of which
are recognized as World Cultural/Heritage Sites by the United
Today, Beijing remains the center of national politics,
economics, culture and tourism. While preserving its
historical and cultural heritage, the city has been
transforming itself into a world-class city. With connections
to over 60 cities worldwide and advanced transportation
network to link up different corners of its nation, the city
is the host of 2008 Olympic Games, demonstrating its vigor and
youthfulness to the world. IROS 2006 offers its participants a
great opportunity to see and feel the city where one should
never miss its unique and harmonious mixture of ancient
civilization and modern accomplishments while enjoying high
quality conference program.
>> Beijing International Convention Center
International Convention Center (BICC) is the second largest
convention facility in Beijing, specializing in hosting
national and international conferences, exhibitions and other
large events. It has simultaneous interpretation systems,
television projection receivers, film and slide projectors,
stereophonic sound systems and stage lighting.
It comprises more than 60 conference halls and meeting rooms
as well as dozens of offices to serve a wide variety of
purposes: plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, round-table
talks, and small-group meetings.
Its indoor exhibition halls and other exhibition space can
accommodate 300 international standard exhibition booths, and
will be used for poster sessions and exhibition of books. Its
spacious registration hall, public and VIP lounges and bar
located on each floor are all designed to ensure an enjoyable
stay for congress participants.
BICC is complemented by a wide range of service facilities
within a walking distance. A shopping center, a post office, a
recreational club with bowling, swimming pool and billiards, and
quite a few restaurants and fast-food outlets and stores are
just close by.
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>> Great Hall of the People
The Conference Banquet of the IROS 2006 will be held at the
Main Auditorium of the Great Hall of the People, which is the
home of China's governing body, People’s Congress. Located on
Tiananmen Square, it is a venue for large-scale meetings,
conventions and banquets when the People’s Congress is not in
session. The Main Auditorium can seat an audience of 10000.
Shuttle buses will be served from the Beijing International
Convention Center to the Great Hall of the People on October
12 for the Conference Banquet. Detailed schedule can be
checked at the conference registration desk.