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In today’s world, with the rapid development of science and technology, Internet, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and other modern information technology have profoundly changed the way of human thinking, production, life and the style of learning. The world is undergoing a profound transformation from an industrial society to an intelligent society. Science and technology has become the impetus of educational reform, and the revolutionary impact of information technology on education is becoming increasingly obvious. The construction of ICT in education has entered into a new stage. Learning environment, teaching model and the governance of educational system are facing the opportunities and challenges in the transformation from the traditional model to the intelligent model.


The international community attaches great importance, actively exploring the role of information technology in achieving the fourth goal of the SDG4-Education 2030 agenda of the United Nations, that is, “to ensure inclusive,equitable and high-quality education, and to promote the opportunity for lifelong learning for all”. As the two largest economies in the world, China and the United States are directing the development of information technology and introducing it to the education industry, bringing about a profound reform in education. China proposed education strategy of ICT in Education 2.0, which is learner-centered and under the environment of “classroom revolution” and”Internet plus”. The National Education Technology Plan puts forward “reshaping the role of technology in education”from five aspects: learning, teaching, leadership, evaluation and infrastructure.


Smart education is a kind of educational behavior (system) which is provided by schools, regions or countries with high quality learning experience, high content adaptability and high teaching efficiency. It is the advanced form of ICT ineducation, which includes three realms: smart learning environment, new teaching model and modern educational system. Developing smart education can promote the process of educational reform and development by comprehensively and deeply using the modern information technology, and also improve the teaching quality and students‘ innovation ability. In order to further explore the profound connotation of smart education, to achieve a thorough understanding of the latest achievements and the development trend in the field of smart education, to deal with the challenges in educational reform, to build up a platform for the international smart education research, communication and cooperation, The US-CHINA Smart Education Conference is on the way.


With the fourth wave of industrial revolution sweeping across the whole world in the 21st Century, developed countries have put forward the development strategy of “Industrial 4.0”, which represents the trend of the development of manufacturing industry in the future. At the same time, China, which is experiencing the critical moment of industrial transformation and upgrading, has issued the “Made in China 2025” (national hair [2015] 28) action project, and put forward the “Three Steps” strategy for building the manufacturing power. Building a high level of vocational education is necessary for the “Industrial 4.0” and “Made in China 2025” strategic planning. The development of modern vocational education depends on the process of ICT and relies on the development of information technology. Thus, Beijing Normal University (BNU), University of North Texas (UNT) and National Engineering Laboratory for Cyberlearning Intelligent Technology (NEL4CIT) will jointly hold the “The Third US-CHINA Smart Education Conference: Vocational Education and Industrial Development” from March 18th to March 20th  in 2018. At the same period, 2018 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese Vocational Education (A Horizon Project Regional Report) will be released, Smart Education Experiential Activities will be also available.



Establish Platforms

To collect and integrate the best resources of global smart education, and to promote high-quality academic cooperation.

Build Bridges

“Made in China 2025”will promote cooperation in industry-university-research cooperation.

Integrate Resources

To explore the routes of vocational education and industrial developments in the future, and to provide references for the formulation of educational decisions.

Explore Routes

To release 2018 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese Vocational Education (A Horizon Project Regional Report).

Release Outcome

Release 2018 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese Vocational Education (A Horizon Project Regional Report), promote Smart Education Solution.


Professional Report:The Release of 2018 NMC Technology Outlook for Chinese Vocational Education (A Horizon Project Regional Report)

Authoritative Voice:Advanced theories from more than 80 international experts

Smart Exhibition:More than 100 smart solutions.

High-end Enterprises:The well-known enterprises in China and the United States will discuss the road of strategy development.

Diverse Attendees:Educational administrative leaders, specialists and scholars, leaders of vocational universities, front-line teachers, enterprise representatives, etc.

  • UCSEC 2018

    Overseas Guests


  • Eugene G. Kowch

    President, Association of Education Communications & Technology (AECT), USA

  • Michael Moe 

    Founder and CEO of Global Silicon Valley (GSV)

  • Phillip Harris

    Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

  • Joseph South

    Chief Learning Officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • Amy L. Baylor

    Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Jonathan Michael Spector

    Former President, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

  • Patrick Perry

    Chief Information Officer, California State University System

  • Aeron Zentner

    Dean of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, Planning and Grant Development Coastline Community College, USA

  • Chee-Kit Looi

    Professor, Nanyang Technological University.

  • Nian-Shing Chen

    Adjunct Professor, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University

  • Maiga Chang

    Associate Professor, Athabasca University, Canada

  • Elvira Popescu

    Associate Professor, University of Craiova, Romania

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  • UCSEC 2018

    Domestic Guests


  • Qinping Zhao

    Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)

  • Yunhe Pan

  • Binglin Zhong

    President of the Chinese Society of Education

  • Zhiguang Shan

    Director of SIC (State Information Center) Information and Industry Development Department

  • Yonghe Zheng

  • Zhijian Yang

    President of the Open University of China

  • Feng Chen

    Director of National Center for Schooling Development Programme, Ministry of Education

  • Kai Kang

    Vice President, General Secretary of China Association of Higher Education (CAHE)

  • Hui Xu

    Deputy Director of Human Resources Development, Social Development Department, National Development and Reform Commission

  • Dayuan Jiang

    Researcher of Vocational Education Center Research Center, Ministry of Education

  • Lixin Liu

    Minister Counsellor of Education Department of Chinese Embassy in Germany

  • Ming Zhou

    Vice President of Industry Education Branch, Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education

  • Zhimin Liu

    Director of National Center for Schooling Development Programme Innovation Development Department, Ministry of Education

  • Feiyue Wang

    Director of State Key Laboratory of Complex Systems and Management Control

  • Hong Liu

    Professor of Beijing University, Deputy Managing Director of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI)

  • Songhao Piao

    Director of Multi-Agent Robotic Research Cente, Harbin Institute of Technology

  • Fei Wu

    "Qiu Shi" Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University

  • Youqun Ren

    Secretary General of Education Informatization Experts Group, Ministry of Education

  • Maosong Sun

    Secretary of the Party Committee, Computer Science and Technology Department, Tsinghua University

  • Weiping Shi

    Head of Vocational and Adult Education Research Institute, Ministry of Education

  • Gang Dong

    Vice President of The Chinese Society of Technical and Vocational Education (CSTVE)

  • Maqun Wu

    President of Beijing Information Technology College

  • Shanxue Sun

    Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, President of University for Science & Technology, Beijing

  • Junming Wang

    Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, President of Nanjing Vocational College of Information Technology

  • Xiaoming Ma

    Vice President of Shenzhen Polytechnic

  • Fengxiang Xiao

    Head of Vocational Education Research Institute of Tianjin University

  • Guoquan Wu

    Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, President of Hezhou University

  • Chunlin Huang

    Member of the Party Committee, Vice President of Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE)

  • Sanfu Li

    Secretary of Party Committee, Professor of Hunan Vocational College Of Science & Technology

  • Qingyun Dai

    Vice President of Guangdong Polytechnical Normal University

  • Zhi Zhang

    Curator of Shanghai Educational Technology Center

  • Yichun Zhang

    Director of Continued Education Management Office of Nanjing Normal University

  • Mingquan Zhou

    Director of the Virtual Reality Application Engineering Research Center, Ministry of Education

  • Shengquan Yu

    Deputy Minister of the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

  • Fati Wu

    President of the School of Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University

  • Zhiqun Zhao

    Head of Vocational and Adult Education Research Institute, Department of Education, Beijing Normal University

  • Zhen He

    Dean of National Vocational Education Research Institute of Beijing Normal University

  • Yanyan Li

    Professor of Beijing Normal University

  • Haiguang Fang

    Professor of Capital Normal University

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DAY1 March 18
DAY2 March 19
DAY3 March 20

Speech from Leader of The Ministry of Education

Speech from Leader of Beijing Normal University

Speech from Neal J. Smatresk

Release Outcome and Sign the MOU

Keynote Speech 1

Keynote Speech 2

Keynote Speech 3

09:00-09:20 Opening Speech

Invited Speaker: Qi Dong, Jun Yuan, 赵沁平

Session Chair: Zuoyu Zhou

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)

09:20-10:20 Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Application in Education Yunhe Pan

Education Information 2.0新时代的中国教育信息化:从1.0走向2.0 Chaozi Lei

The Internet Technology and Learning Revolution Binglin Zhong

Session Chair: Dejian Liu

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)

10:50-11:50 Invited Report

Industry &Vocational Education Integration Yangnan Wang

OER in U.S. Primary, Secondary, and Vocational Education: New Frontiers Joseph South,

Improve Education Wisdom and Promote Smart Education Zhiguang Shan
Session Chair:Jonathan Michael Spector

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)


13:30-15:40 Opening Speech

Addresser:: Guangju Chen

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)

13:30-15:40 Keynote Report

The Needs of Skilled Personnel in Manufacturing IndustryDevelopment Ming Zhou

Research and Practice of School-Enterprise Cooperation Model in Vocational Colleges JunMing Wang

Wage and Salary Workforce Outcomes of Degree andCertificate Earners in California Patrtick

The Needs of Skilled Personnel in Manufacturing Industry Development Ming Zhou,

System Reform, Overall Design & Promote Innovation and Startup Education in all Respects XiaomingMa,

InChina, For China——Dell EMC Contributes toChina’s Smart Education HaoLin,

New Economy, New Future,New Talent — Talent Cultivation in the New Economy Tao Zhang

Session Chair: Kai Kang

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)

16:00-16:30 The Inauguration Ceremony of “Virtual Reality + Education” Work Committee of the Alliance of Emerging Engineering Education for Information Technologies

授牌及宣读嘉宾:Long Zhang

Panel Experts: Mingquan Zhou

Inauguration and Directors Awarding Ceremony of VR+ Industry Teaching Resources Co-Building and Sharing Alliance

Panel Experts: JunMing Wang

Session Chair: 待定

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)

16:30-17:30 Roundtable Forum:Vocational Education Talent Cultivation in New Economic Situation

Panel Experts: Phillip Harris, Fengxiang Xiao, Ye Zhang,  Yichun Zhang,

Session Chair: Zhiqun Zhao

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Workshop

13:30-15:40 Keynote Speech

《主题报告题目》 Feng Chen

Integration of Production and Teaching in Vocational Education: Classification and Institutional Innovation Zhen He

Follow the New Technology Revolution and Promote the New Development of Industry & Education Integration: the Practice and Thinking of Hezhou College Guoquan Wu

《主题报告题目》JuHong Wang,
Session Chair: Shanxue Sun

Meeting room 5-1, Beijing International Convention Center

16:00-16:30 Signing Ceremony of National Center for Schooling Development Programme and National Engineering Lab for Cyberlearning

Introduction ofSmart Learning Workshop Topics
Session Chair:Zhimin Liu

Meeting room 5-1, Beijing International Convention Center

16:30-18:00 Case Sharing and Roundtable Forum

Panel Experts:
案例分享:智慧学习工场的实践探索之学校综合实验 Qingyun Dai

Case Share: Construction &Practice of Intelligent Learning Xiaofei Duan

案例分享:未来教育关键词:内容、场景、数据 Lijun Zhang,

案例分享:技术让大规模个性化教育成为可能 Yanjing Zhang

Case Share:Great Wall Craftsmen Plan: to Build the Great Wall of Talents for the Real Economy. Hanyong Dai

案例分享: 刘子豪 京东副总裁 案例分享:小插件大数据——新一代智慧教学工具 张 波
Session Chair: Shuqiang Song

Meeting room 5-1, Beijing International Convention Center


Integration of Education and Industry Workshop

13:30-14:30 Keynote Speech

《互联网教育智能技术与服务产业发展》 Li Xiong

Silk Road toSilicon Valley  Michael Moe
Session Chair:Chee-Kit Looi

Meeting room 5-2, Beijing International Convention Center

14:30-15:30 Summit dialogue:US-China Educational Technology Trend in the Intelligence Era

Ronghuai Huang Eugene G. Kowch 钟廉  Michael Moe
Session Chair:Kinshuk

Meeting room 5-2, Beijing International Convention Center

16: 00-17:30 Keynote Speech

Technological Innovation Changes the Future of Education Bibo Xiang

《全球技能调研中国报告》 Anthony Marshal

“Smart Learning in Artificial Intelligence Environment“ Hongrong Luo,
Session Chair: 董志成

Meeting room 5-2, Beijing International Convention Center


Enterprise Development in Intelligent Age Workshop

13:30-15:00 “Learning analytics, technologies and tools tosupport smartlearning environments” Session

Session Chair: Nian-Shing Chen

Opening Session

The effectsof student interaction with blog-basedcourse content onlearning performance

Benazir Quadir, Jie Chi Yang, Jun Zhang,and Houli Gao

Innovative Maker Movement Platform forK-12 Educationasa Smart Learning Environment

Tapani Toivonen, Ilkka Jormanainen, CalkinSuero Montero, and Andrea Alessandrini

StudentViz: A ToolforVisualizingStudents’ Collaborationsina SocialLearning Environment

Alex Becheru, Andreea Calota,and Elvira Popescu

Constructing a Smart Chinese International Learning Environment Based on Learning Analytics Technology Juan Xu, Yanlan Shi, and Yongbin Zhou

Meeting Room 5-3, Beijing International Convention Center

15:00-15:40 Poster Session

Session Chair: MaigaChang and Elvira Popescu

An interdisciplinary Framework forDesigning Smart Learning Environments

Sirkka Freigang, Lars Schlenker, and Thomas Köhler

Smart watches for making EFL learning effective, healthy, and happy

Rustam Shadiev, Wu-Yuin Hwang, Narzikul Shadiev, Mirzaali Fayziev, Tzu-Yu Liu, and LingjieShen

Application Development on Tabletto Promote a Classroom Research Skills for SSRU’ Students

Chaiwat Waree

A Smart Learning Environment forEnvironmental Education

Ilkka Jormanainen, Tapani Toivonen, and VilleNivalainen

Meeting Room 5-3, Beijing International Convention Center

16:00-17:30 “Assessmentand gamification in smartlearning environments” Session

Session Chair: ErikIsaksson

The Objective Ear:Assessing the Progress ofa Music Task

Joel Burrows, and Vivekanandan Kumar

The Edutainment Platform:Interactive StorytellingRelying on Semantic Similarity

Irina Toma, Florentina Bacioiu,Mihai Dascalu,and Stefan Trausan-Matu

A Gamified Approachto Automated Assessment of Programming Assignments Giuseppina

Polito,andMarco Temperini

Higher CognitiveItems Generation Algorithms

Ebenezer Aggrey, Maiga Chang, Rita Kuo, and Xiaokun Zhang

Meeting Room 5-3, Beijing International Convention Center


Invited Paper 1

Invited Paper 2

Invited Paper 3

Invited Paper 4

09:00-10:15 Invited Report

US-China Vocational Education Exchange and Cooperation Xiaochun Yang

US National Science Foundation Funding Initiatives for Cyberlearning andthe FutureWorkforce Amy L. Baylor

The New Accomplishments of Science Fund’s Promoting the Development of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and theIntegration of Science and Education Yonghe Zheng
Session Chair: Xudong Zhu

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3 )

10:45-11:15 Invited Report

未来在召唤——教育信息化的新机遇 Zhijian Yan

Industry & Education Integration andCo-cultivation QianjinZhou

Session Chair: Phillip Harris

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3 )

11:15-12:00 2018 China Vocational Education Technology Outlook Release Conference


Session Chair:Yuan Gao

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3 )


Round Table:Smart Education and Future Education

13:30-15:50 Keynote Report

Artificial Intelligence(AI) Education in the Robot Age  Hong Liu
Parallel Education: From iSTREAM and iCDIOS to Smart Education  Feiyue Wang

Main Hall(Hall 3) , Beijing International Convention Center

14:30-15:00 Inauguration Ceremony of Global Education Robots Alliance

Alliance and its initiators Session Chair: Qinhua Zheng

Alliance opening and awarding ceremony Panel Experts:Ronghuai Huang, Songhao Piao Feiyue Wang, Chee-Kit Looi, Kinshuk, TianmiaoWang

Chair:Teng Wang

Main Hall(Hall 3) , Beijing International Convention Center

15:50-16:20 Keynote Report

Computational Neuropsychology &Simulation: New Tools for Enhancing Assessment&Training Thomas D, Parsons

Research on the Development Status of Intelligent Robots Songhao Piao

Artificial Intelligence and Vocational Education Gang Dong

Application Practice of Artificial Intelligence in Class XinJin
Session Chair: Guangzuo Cui

Main Hall(Hall 3) , Beijing International Convention Center

16:30-17:30 Keynote Report&Closing Speech

Educational Technology and Vocational Education

Eugene G. Kowch,

Ronghuai Huang, Session Chair: Pia Wood

Beijing International Convention Center (Hall 3)


AI and Vocational Education Workshop

13:30-15:50 Keynote Report

Smart Campus Construction and Practice Exploration Basedon Education BigData  Haiguang Fang
ForeverClass: O2O Teaching Reform Practice Chunlin Huang
Smart Learning Environment Construction and Implementation of Vocational Education Wanjun Sun

《主题报告题目》 Nenghui Guan
New Generation of Campus Data Management System Huiyong Liu,
Session Chair:Maqun Wu

Meeting Room 5-1,Beijing International Convention Center


“The New Engineering” Talents Cultivation Workshop


10:30-12:00 “Innovativeuses of emergingandexistingtechnologies”Session

Session Chair:Rustam Shadiev

Effects of Reciprocal Feedback on EFL Learners’ Communication Strategy Use and Oral Communicative Performance

Sie Wai Chew, Wei-Chieh Fang, Chia-Ning Hsu,and Nian-Shing Chen
Visualizing and Understanding InformationliteracyResearch Basedon the CiteSpaceV

LiqinYu, DiWu, Sha Zhu, and HuanLi
Smart Interactions forthe Quantified Self

Erik Isaksson, and BjörnHedin
Exploring General Morphological Analysis and Providing Personalized Recommendations to Stimulate Creativity with ReaderBench

Daniela Stamati,Maria-Dorinela Sirbu, Mihai Dascalu,and Stefan Trausan-Matu

Meeting Room 5-3, Beijing International Convention Center


Smart Campus Workshop

13:30-17:30 Workshop : 2nd International Workshop on Technology Assist Teaching and Administration

Workshop Chair:MaigaChang

An educational role-playing game for modeling the learner’s personality

Annotation Recommendation for Online Reading Activities Big Data Analytics and Smart Service Tool:“Smart Learning Partner”Platform


Tutorial:Open Research and Observational Study for 21st Century Learning TutorialChair:Vive Kumar

Meeting Room 5-3, Beijing International Convention Center

17:30-18:30 Working Conference of Executive Committee of International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE)

Meeting Room 5-3, Beijing International Convention Center


US-China Intelligent Technology Cooperation Workshop

09:00-09:10 Opening Ceremony

Addresser: Ronghuai Huang, Kinshuk

Jingshi Technology Builiding A, 12th floor,BNU

09:10-09:30 Background Introduction of Conference

Session Chair:Yanyan Li

Jingshi Technology Builiding A, 12th floor,BNU

09:30-10:10 Keynote Speech

《Computational Neuropsychology &Simulation: New Tools for Enhancing Assessment&Training》 ThomasD.Parson
《China’s New Generation ArtificialIntelligence (AI2.0)》 Fei Wu

Jingshi Technology Builiding A, 12th floor,BNU

10:30-11:50 Roundtable Forum

Session Chair:Jonathan Micheal Spector
Panel Experts:ThomasD.Parsons, MaigaChang, Elvira Popescu,  PatrickPerry, Joseph South, Phillip Harris, Aeron Zentner,  Pia Wood, Kinshuk, Micheal Spector,  Nian-Shing Chen,  Australia Chee-KitLooi, YongheZheng,  Ronghuai Huang,  Fei Wu,  熊 璋, 李晓明,许 斌 , Fati Wu,   Yanyan L

Jingshi Technology Builiding A, 12th floor,BNU

11:50-12:00 Closing Ceremony

Speaker:: Ronghuai Huang, Kinshuk

Jingshi Technology Builiding A, 12th floor,BNU


Industry Tour


Beijing International Convention Centre (BICC)


No. 8, Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing


170 meters from North Fourth Ring Road to Beichen East Road

By Bus:

Take express 113 or 963, get off at Asian Sports Village, walk 400 meters to the north

Method1 Pay online

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Method2 Bank Transfer

Bank Account Number: 340256015272

Bank Account Name: Beijing Normal University

Bank of Deposit: Bank of China Beijing Wenhui Garden Sub-branch

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By Card: business card, Unionpay

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