Dear ITS Colleagues:|
It has been 14 years since ITS convened a conference in South America, that being the 13th ITS Biennial which took place in Buenos Aires in July 2000.
It is thus with much excitement and anticipation that ITS looks forward to its return to South America with Rio de Janeiro being selected as the host city for the 20th ITS Biennial Conference to be held November 30 to December 3, 2014.
The theme of the 2014 Biennial is The Net and the Internet: Emerging Markets and Policies. The Call for Papers for the Rio Conference was issued over the web at the beginning of February this year and is reproduced in the lead article of the current (February 2014) issue of Interconnect. Prospective participants and paper presenters are reminded that the deadline for abstract submissions is May 15, 2014.
The host of the 2014 Biennial is ITS Global Corporate member, TIM Brasil, under the capable leadership and direction of its VP Regulatory and Institutional Affairs, and ITS Board member, Mario Girasole. It goes without saying that the organizational support and financial assistance of TIM Brasil are deeply appreciated by ITS.