Message from the Chair
Dear ITS Colleagues:
I’m writing this update on the eve of my flight from Sweden to Spain for the 2015 annual meeting of the ITS Board of Directors. The following day (June 25) will mark the start of the 26th European Regional ITS Conference being held at the spectacular World Heritage Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, just outside of Madrid. The Conference programme promises to be both academically robust and intellectually stimulating. I will provide you with my thoughts on the Conference as well as a summary of any significant developments arising from the Board meeting in my next update, which will be included in the August issue of Interconnect and simultaneously posted on the ITS web site. The August issue of the ITS newsletter will also include an article on the status and composition of our membership which, at the risk of foreshadowing its content, I am delighted to say has never been healthier.
The 2015 European Regional ITS Conference also marks the start of one of the busiest periods I can recall in ITS history. Between the end of June 2015 and June 2016, a span of just 12 months, we will be holding Regional Conferences in Spain, the U.S., India and Ghana, our 2016 Biennial Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, and four ITS Ph.D. Seminars, one each in Spain, the U.S., India and Taiwan. I can think of no better indicators of the strength, dynamism, and truly global reach of our organization. Articles on all of these Conferences and Seminars can be found in the current (June 2015) issue of Interconnect.
2015 Regional Conference
An ITS regional conference will be held in Los Angeles on October 25-28, 2015, hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business. See the Call for Papers.
8th Ph.D Seminar
The 8th Ph.D Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Regional Conference in Los Angeles on October 27-28, 2015. See the Call for Papers.
2015 Regional Conference
An ITS regional conference will be held in New Delhi on December 13-15, 2015, hosted by the IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE). See the Call for Papers.
9th Ph.D Seminar
The 9th Ph.D Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Regional Conference in New Delhi on December 13, 2015. See the Call for Papers.
2015 African Regional ITS Conference
The 1st ITS African Regional Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana from March 10-11, 2016. See the Call for Papers.
2016 Biennial Conference
The next ITS biennial conference will be held in Taiwan from June 26-29, 2016. See the Call for Papers.