The International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) was initiated by the world famous mathematician Professor Shing-Tung Yau in 1998, with a mission to bring together foreign and domestic mathematicians of Chinese descent to discuss the latest research developments in mathematical sciences across the world and promote the development of mathematical sciences both in China and the rest of the world. ICCM is a triennial event hosted by institutions in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan on a rotating basis. Now it has become the largest and most influential top-level academic event in the worldwide circle of Chinese mathematicians, and a unique window for mathematicians to share ideas on mathematics, discuss the development of basic sciences, meet with old friends and make new friends. The 8th ICCM will take place from June 9 to June 14 at Tsinghua University. This session of ICCM will be jointly hosted bythe Yau Mathematical Sciences Center and the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University. In addition to a 6-day conference on mathematics, each session of ICCM involves the presentation of awards to outstanding mathematicians of Chinese descent to recognize them for their extraordinary achievements in fundamental and applied mathematics and their devotion to the development of mathematics around the world. These awards include ICCM Medal of Mathematics (formerly known as the Morningside Medal of Mathematics), the Chern Prize, and the ICCM International Cooperation Award. There’s an opening ceremony at each session of ICCM, which includes the announcement of winners and presentation of the above mentioned awards. In the afternoon, there’s a symposium to discuss topics related to mathematics. The following five consecutive days are scheduled for mathematical lectures and parallel seminars given by several internationally renowned mathematicians and domestic scholars. At the conference, world top mathematicians, including the Fields Medalist and Academician Prof. Shing-Tung Yau from Tsinghua University, the Winner of Wolf Prize and Academician Richard Schoen from the University of California, and the Fields Medalist and Academician Vaughan Jones from Vanderbilt University will attend the conference and deliver high-level speeches; 34 mathematicians will have an opportunity to give plenary lectures, and 300 mathematicians, to give invited lectures, respectively.