From October 22nd to October 25th, 2018, the 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2018) hosted by Northwestern Polytechnical University, Key Laboratory of Big Data Storage and Management, Ministry of Industry and Technology, was held in Xi'an ZTE Hotel. More than 150 people from more than 30 countries and regions registered to attend the conference. More than 70% of the delegates came from Europe and the United States.
At this conference, Peter Chen, Tok Wang Ling, Wang Shan, Ernesto Damiani, Il-Yeol Song, Pan Anqun and other well-known experts and scholars in the database field were invited to give keynote speeches on topics such as database concept modeling and multimodal data management. Various forms of academic exchange activities such as keynote speeches, seminars, and demos were launched.
At 9:00 on October 22, Professor Shang Xuequn from the School of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University presided over the opening ceremony of ER2018. Wang Shan, Tok-Wang Ling and other famous database experts delivered their opening speeches.
At 9 o'clock on the morning of October 22, Professor Wang Shan from Renmin University of China, a well-known database expert, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the conference.
On the morning of October 22, many internationally renowned database experts and scholars gathered at the ER2018 conference site.
At 10 am. on October 22, Professor Ernesto Damiani gave a keynote speech entitled "Towards Conceptual Models for Machine Learning Computations."
At 2 pm. on October 22nd, Professor Peter Chen, the founder of ER Theory, gave a keynote speech entitled "ER Model Review - Dialogue with Peter Chen".
During the rest of each session, scholars also carried out more diverse and extensive exchanges.
At 9 am. on October 24, Mr. Pan Anqun, senior software engineer of Tencent, gave a keynote speech entitled "Conceptual Modeling On Tencent's Distributed Database Systems".
At 6 pm. on October 24, the President of the conference, Professor Li Zhanhuai, NPU, and Professor Tok Wang Ling, University of Singapore, presented the award to the winner of the “Peter Chen Award”.
At 6 pm. on October 24, the organizing committee of the conference presented awards to the outstanding contributors to the conference.
At 9 am. on October 25, Professor Anand Rao gave a keynote speech on "Analytics Maturity Model"
On October 25, 2018, the 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling was successfully concluded at the ZTE Hotel in Xi'an. This conference mainly discussed the theoretical research of conceptual modeling, the methods and tools of conceptual models, the transformation technology of conceptual model implementation, and the influence of conceptual modeling techniques on database, business strategy and information system development, and provided a good communication platform for researchers from all over the world.