It is with great pleasure to welcome you all to the 7th International Conference on Image and Graphics Processing (ICIGP 2024), which will be held during January 19-21, 2024 in Beijing, China. This event is hosted by the Beijing Institute of Technology, China, one of the key universities in China.
The field of image and graphics processing is rapidly growing and evolving, with new techniques and applications emerging all the time. ICIGP 2024 is an excellent opportunity for researchers, academics, and industry professionals from around the world to come together and engage in lively discussions, exchange ideas, and form valuable connections with fellow professionals and experts in the field.
Moreover, hosting the conference in Beijing provides an excellent opportunity to explore this vibrant and dynamic city, with its rich history, culture, and technological innovations. Participants will have the chance to experience the city's many attractions, including its museums, historical sites, and modern architecture, as well as to enjoy its world-famous cuisine and hospitality.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all participants and guests to ICIGP 2024. We look forward to your participation and contributions, and to making this conference a great success.
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Enclosed by 3.5km of citadel walls at the very heart of Beijing, the Unesco-listed Forbidden City is China’s largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings – large enough to comfortably absorb the 16 million visitors it receives each year. Steeped in stultifying ritual, this otherworldly palace was the reclusive home to two dynasties of imperial rule, sharing 900-plus buildings with a retinue of eunuchs, servants and concubines, until the Republic overthrew the last Qing emperor in 1911.
Temple of Heaven Park
An oasis of methodical Confucian design, the 267-hectare Temple of Heaven Park is unique. It originally served as a vast stage for solemn rites performed by the emperor (the literal 'Son of Heaven'), who prayed here for good harvests at winter solstice and sought divine clearance and atonement. Since 1918 this private imperial domain has opened its gates to common folk, who still congregate daily to perform taichi, twirl on gymnastics bars and sing revolutionary songs en masse.
Amarvel of Chinese garden design and one of Beijing's must-see attractions, the Summer Palace was the royal retreat for emperors fleeing the suffocating summer torpor of the old imperial city and, most recently, it was the retirement playground of Empress Dowager Cixi. It merits an entire day’s exploration, although a (high-paced) morning or afternoon exploring its waterways, pavilions, bridges and temples may suffice.
Flanked by triumphalist Soviet-style buildings, Tian'anmen Sq is an immense void of paved stone (440,000 sq metres, to be precise) at the symbolic centre of the Chinese universe. Watched over by Mao's portrait (and the eyes of hundreds of security personnel), it's an iconic if disquieting place for a stroll. Highlights on the square itself include the daily flag-raising (and lowering) ceremony, Mao's mausoleum and the Zhengyang Gate. Access is via the underpasses beside Tian'anmen East and Tian'anmen West subway stations (Line 1).