Dear ITS Colleagues:|
One of the telltale signs of spring, at least within our organization, is a pronounced acceleration in conference related activities. Preparations are now well into high gear for our two major conferences in 2014, the 20th ITS Biennial to be held November 30–December 3 in Rio de Janeiro, and the 25th European Regional ITS Conference that will convene June 22-25 in Brussels. We will also be holding our 6th ITS Ph.D. Seminar in Brussels June 25-26 and the possibility remains that a 7th ITS Ph.D. Seminar will be announced later this year.
On the subject of conference preparations, I am very pleased to inform you that the Rio Biennial Conference Organizing Committee has announced that Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) has agreed to join with ITS as our academic partner for this scientific event. Further information about PUC-Rio can be found in the current (March 2014) issue of Interconnect.
Please note that there is still time for persons interested in presenting a paper at the Rio Conference to submit their abstract. The deadline for doing so is May 15. Full details on the Call for Papers and the process to be followed in submitting an abstract can be found on the Rio Conference web site at www.itsrio2014.com.