JIST is a joint event for regional Semantic Web related conferences. This year's JIST brings together two regional conferences : ASWC2011 (The 5th Asian Semantic Web Conference 2011) and CSWC2011 (The 5th Chinese Semantic Web Conference).
Hangzhou is one of the most important tourist cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. It is the political, economic and cultural centre of Zhejiang province as well. Famed for its natural scenery, Hangzhou and its West Lake have been immortalised by countless poets and artists. The city was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty from 1127 until the Mongol invasion of 1276. The city's population is estimated to have been as high as one million in those days, making it the largest city in the world at the time. Even Marco Polo claimed to have passed through, calling it beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world. Since June 2011, the West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.