Dear ITS Colleagues:|
We are now at the mid-point of the 2014 ITS conference season. The 25th European Regional ITS Conference and 6th ITS Ph.D. Seminar convened successfully in Brussels this past June, while the 20th ITS Biennial Conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro late this fall is still several months away. Please see the update on preparations for the Rio Conference in the current (August 2014) issue of Interconnect.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank iMinds for hosting the Brussels Conference and associated Ph.D. Seminar. The Conference was held at the historic and strikingly beautiful Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium. It was a superb venue to convene not only the 25th ITS European Regional Conference, but also to showcase the very best that ITS has been offering its members for the past quarter century: stimulating presentations; intellectual discourse at the highest levels; sessions focused on social and economic policy issues and initiatives of significant and immediate import; numerous networking opportunities with scholars, regulators and expert practitioners in the ICT field; and, of course, a delightful and welcoming array of enjoyable social events. Without question, all who participated in this event will long and fondly remember it.