|ITS provides forums where academic, business, and government researchers as well as industry practitioners, policy makers, representatives of international bodies, and consultants present and discuss research results, and share and explore new ideas. The most important of such forums is a series of ITS biennial international conferences. In response to specific needs as they develop, ITS also organizes local and regional symposia, seminars, workshops, and courses. If requested and found appropriate, ITS may also support - in the form of participation, sponsorships, coordination or advice - other organization's conferences and events. ITS encourages and supports the participation of young researchers at its conferences.|
2013 Africa – Asia - Australasia Regional Conference
The 2013 ITS Regional Conference will be held in Perth on August 4-7, 2013, hosted by Curtin University. Click here for more information.
2013 European Regional Conference
The 2013 ITS Regional Conference will be held in Florence on October 20-23, 2013.
2014 Biennial Conference
The ITS 2014 Biennial Conference will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 30 - December 3, 2014.
Recently Held Conferences
2012 Biennial Conference
The 19th Biennial Conference of ITS was held in Bangkok on November 18-21, 2012. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) hosted the conference titled "Moving Forward with Future Technologies: Opening a Platform for All". For more information, see http://www.its2012bangkok.com/
Fourth PhD Seminar of the International Telecommunications Society
The Fourth ITS PhD Seminar was held in Bangkok, November 22-23, 2012, organized by ITS and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, and hosted by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
2012 European Regional Conference
The 2012 ITS Regional European Conference was held in Vienna on July 1-4, 2012, hosted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Broadcasting (RTR) and SBR Juconomy Consulting. Click for more information.
Third PhD Seminar of the International Telecommunications Society
The Third ITS PhD Seminar was held in Vienna on July 4-5, 2012, organized by ITS and Chalmers University of Technology, and hosted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Broadcasting (RTR) and SBR Juconomy Consulting. Click for more information.
2012 Regional Conference
The 2012 ITS Regional Conference was held in New Delhi, February 23-24, 2012, hosted by the IIM Ahmedabad IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE). Click for more information.
2011 Africa - Asia - Australasia Regional Conference
The 2011 ITS Regional Conference was held in Perth on November 13-16, 2011, co-hosted by the Communication Economics & Electronic Markets Research Centre, the Department of Economics, Curtin Business School, and the Department of Internet Studies, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University. Click for more information.
Conference in Honor of Professor Emeritus Lester D. Taylor
October 10, 2011 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming hosted by Centris, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) and ITS. Click for more information.
2011 European Regional Conference
The 2011 ITS Regional European Conference was held in Budapest on September 19-21, 2011, hosted by Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary (HTE), with local organizer the Department of Telecommunication and Media Informatics of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Click for more information.
Second PhD Seminar of the International Telecommunications Society
September 21-22, 2011 was held in Budapest, organized by ITS and Chalmers University of Technology, and hosted by the Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary (HTE). Click for more information.
2011 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
The 2011 ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan on June 26-28, 2011. The theme of this conference was "Convergence in the Digital Age". For further information see www.its2011taiwan.com.
DigiWorld Summit 2010
November 17-18, 2010 in Montpellier hosted by IDATE including the Policy Executive Seminar, The Future of Universal Service and Government-backed Broadband Plans, supported by ITS. Click for more information.
2010 European Regional Conference
The 2010 Regional European ITS Conference was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13-15 September 2010. The theme of the conference was "Telecommunications at new crossroads: Changing value configurations, user roles, and regulations." Click for more information.
2010 PhD Seminar
The first ITS PhD seminar was held in conjunction with the 2010 Regional European ITS Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on 12-13 September 2010.
2010 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
The inaugural ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference was held in Wellington, New Zealand on August 26-28, 2010. The theme of this conference was "Telecommunications: Ubiquity and Equity in a Broadband Environment". For more information see http://iscr.org.nz/ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference.
2010 Biennial Conference
The 18th Biennial Conference of ITS was held in Tokyo on June 27-30, 2010. Waseda University hosted the conference titled "Culture, Communication and the Cutting Edge of Technology". For more information, see http://www.its2010tokyo.com/index.html.
2009 Europe - Middle East - North African Regional Conference
The 1st Europe - Middle East - North African Regional Conference was held in Bahrain on 26-28 October, 2009. The conference was convened by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain. The conference theme was "Telecommunications in the Broader Society: Maximising the Benefits and Reducing the Risks". For more information, see http://www.tra.org.bh/its/.
2009 Africa - Asia - Australasia Regional Conference
The 4th Africa-Asia-Australasia Regional Conference was held in Perth at the Curtin Business School on August 16-18, 2009. The conference was convened by Curtin Business School. The conference theme was "Mobile Technology and Broadband Application Developments – The Search for Corporate Value Chains". For more information, see http://www.cbs.curtin.edu.au/business/its2009
2009 Caribbean Regional Conference
The 1st Caribbean Regional ITS Conference was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on June 23-26, 2009. The conference was convened by the Mona School of Business at the University of the West Indies. The conference theme was “Innovation, Demand and Competitiveness in Telecommunications: Implications for the Caribbean Region and Beyond”. For more information, see http://www.mona.uwi.edu/msb/ITS%20Conference.asp
2009 Asian Symposium
The Asian Regional Symposium was held in Bangkok on 2-3 April, 2009. The event was convened by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of Thailand. The symposium focused on two issues: universal service and competition in a liberalized environment. For more information on this event, please see http://www.itsbangkok2009.org/
2008 Biennial Conference
ITS is pleased to have held the 17th ITS Biennial Conference in Montreal, Canada, June 24-27, 2008. The conference was co-hosted by the Université de Sherbrooke and TELUS. For more information, see www.itsworld.org/Montreal2008/.
2008 European Regional Conference
ITS is pleased to have held the 19th European Regional ITS Conference in Rome at Luiss Guido Carli University on September 18-20, 2008. The conference focused on key challenges in the sector such as industry structure, spectrum policy, regulatory approaches, interconnection issues, new multi-player business models, the changing role of consumers and ways to bridge the digital divide. For more information on the event, see www.itseurope.org.
The 18th European Regional ITS Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 2-5, 2007. Local partners were the Turkish Telecommunications Authority and Sabanci University Istanbul. For more information on the conference, please visit the conference web site at http://www.itseurope.org/ITS%20CONF/istanbul2007/index.php?page=main.
The Africa-Asia-Australasia Regional Conference 2007 was held in Perth, Western Australia on August 26-28, 2007. The Conference theme was Corporate Strategy and the Path to a New Economy. For more information, please visit the conference web site at:
On Friday, October 20, 2006, the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) and Institut de l'Audiovisuel et des Télécommunications en Europe (IDATE) held their respective annual reviews of the North American and European telecommunications and information industries. The joint CITI-IDATE conference titled, "The State of Telecom -- A Trans-Atlantic Dialogue", focused on the state of telecom from a trans-Atlantic perspective, offering industry, users, policymakers, investors and academics from both sides of the Atlantic the opportunity to exchange insights, experiences and expectations.
The 2006 Biennial Conference was held in Beijing, China on June 12-16, 2006. The theme of the Conference was "Information Communication Technology (ICT): Opportunities and Challenges for the Telecommunications Industry". The Conference was hosted by the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). The principal organizer was Professor Ting-Jie LU, Dean, School of Economics and Management at BUPT. For further information about the 2006 Biennial Conference, please visit the Conference website at www.its2006bupt.org.
The Medetel 2006 Conference on E-health was held on April 5-7, 2006 in Luxemburg. ITS joined with a large number of other major international organizations participating in this prestigious conference on e-health including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), the European Health Telematics Association and the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information, see the Medetel web site at http://www.medetel.lu/education/educationall.html.
The 1st TransAltantic Telecom Industry Forum was held in Montpellier, France on November 22, 2005. This one day workshop was jointly sponsored by ITS, the IDATE Foundation, Communications & Strategies, the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Organizers were James Alleman (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA), Marin Cave (University of Warwick, Coventry, UK), Yves Gassot (IDATE, France), Eli Noam (CITI, USA) and Ulrich Stumpt (WIK, Germany). The forum took place immediately prior to IDATE's 27th International Conference which was held November 23-24th, 2005 in Montpellier. Further information on both the TransAtlantic Telecom Industry Forum and IDATE's 27th International Conference is available at www.idate.fr
The 16th ITS European Regional Conference (ITS Europe 2005) was held September 4-6, 2005 in Porto, Portugal in association with the 32nd Earie Conference, September 1-4, 2005. The Conference organizers were Joao Confraria Silva, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon and Brigitte Preissl, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin. Further information on ITS Europe 2005 is available at www.itseurope.org
"ICT Networks - Building Blocks for Economic Development" was the theme of the Africa-Asia-Australasia ITS Regional Conference held August 28-29, 2005 in Perth, Australia. The Conference was hosted by the Communication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre (CEEM), Curtin University of Technology and was organized by Gary Madden, Curtin Business School.
Pontevedra, Spain played host to an ITS Regional Conference on "Telecommunications and Information Society: Opportunities for Regional and Enterprise Development", July 21-23, 2005. The principal Conference organizer was Fernando Gallardo.
The Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable was held June 1-3, 2005 in association with ITS. The conference organizer was ITS Board member, Professor Xu Yan, of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology which also hosted the three day event. For further details on this recently-held conference, please visit www.hongkongmobility.ust.hk/
ITS hosted a one and a half day workshop in Berlin, Germany, February 3-4, 2005, on the following theme: "The Analogue Switch off: Chances and Challenges of Digitizing the CATV Infrastructure" There were 21 speakers at the workshop from seven different countries including the USA, England, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland. A broad range of subjects was covered including the anticipated economic effects of digitizing CATV infrastructure; enhanced intermodal competition in the delivery of content and other media services; consequences of taking different switch-over and transition paths; lessons from international experiences; and evaluation of regulatory options. For more information on this workshop, visit http://www.itsworld.org/pdfs/catv_infrastructure.pdf.
ITS held its 15th Biennial Conference in Berlin, Germany, September 4-7, 2004 in association with the 31st EARIE Conference, September 2-5, 2004. The Conference theme was "Connecting Societies and Markets: Communications Technology, Policy and Impacts." For further information on the 2004 Biennial Conference in Berlin, please visit the Conference web site at http://www.itseurope.org/ITS%20CONF/berlin04/index.html.
For further information about past ITS European Regional Conferences please contact Professor Juergen Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.