EPICS collaboration meeting 2008 and EPICS Seminar

SSRF, Shanghai, China
March 10 – 14, 2008
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Local Information

A Brief Introduction to Shanghai

Shanghai is situated on the banks of the Yangtza River Delta in Eastern China. It is the largest city in China and the eighth largest city in the world. Shanghai has a population of 18.7 million, including a transient population of 2 million. Shanghai is widely regarded as the citadel of China's modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China. Shanghai also has one of the world's busiest ports, and has become the largest cargo port in the world.

Originally, Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and with time, became China's most prominent city. By the 20th century, Shanghai became the center of popular culture, intellectual discourse and political intrigue in the Republic of China.  In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Shanghai was considered the largest commercial city in the Far East, and the third largest financial center in the world, ranking after New York City and London.

Modern Shanghai has three key attractions of interest to the international visitors, including Sightseeing, Business centers and Shopping malls located in the People's Square and along the Huangpu River. The main Entertainment and Holiday Tourism areas are located at Mt. Sheshan, Chongming Island, Dingshan Lake and Shenshuigang Area.  Shanghai continues to grow and prosper, meeting the aspirations of the 21st century, whilst retaining its proud traditions of service and hospitality. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Mansion and Pudong International Airport are the modern symbols of an international metropolis, whilst the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Center are evidence of the extensive and deep passion of a great city that extends a warm welcome to friends from all over the world.

Weather in Shanghai

Weather during November to April is the coldest and temperatures range between 3.5oC to 13.7oC (38.3oF to 56.7oF). Weather in May, June, September and October is cooling, ranging between 18.6oC to 23.5oC (65.5oF to 74.3oF). Climate in July and August starts to turn warm and temperature can go up to 28oC (82.4oF). Visit the following web site for more information.

Meeting Venue

239 Zhang Heng Road, Pudong district, 201204 Shanghai, P. R. China

To Pudong International Airport: 25km.
To Hongqiao International Airport: 35 km
To PuDong downtown (Lujiazui CBD): 15km
Close to the Zhangjiang metro station of Line 2.
From suggested Hotels to SSRF site: ~1.5 km
To Shanghai Maglev Train Station: 3km.


A wide variety of cuisines can be found in the city. Shanghai offers a plethora of culinary delights focusing on the gourmet traditions of Beijing, Yangzhou, Sichuan and Guangzhou, as well as its own local dishes. Shanghai's restaurants are among the finest to be found in China, and they welcome diners from anywhere at any time.