Past Conferences

2019 ITS European Conference
The 30th European Regional ITS Conference was held in Helsinki, Finland at Aalto University from June 16-19, 2019.  The 14th ITS Ph.D. Seminar was held on June 19-20 in conjunction with the European Regional ITS Conference.

Tomorrow Is Now: A Workshop on 5G Technology, Operations, and Regulation
The academic host for this workshop was Chalmers University and the local host was TELUS Communications.  The workshop was held in Ottawa, Canada on March 28, 2019See the presentations.

2019 Europe – Middle East – North African Regional Conference
The 2nd Europe – Middle East – North African Regional Conference was held in Aswan, Egypt on February 18-21, 2019.

2018 International Conference on Cyber Security
An international conference on cyber security opportunities and challenges was hosted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission & ITS in Bangkok, Thailand on December 6-7, 2018.

2018 Regional Conference
The 29th European Regional Conference was held in Trento, Italy from August 1-4, 2018.  The 13th Ph.D Seminar was held on August 4-5, 2018.

2018 Biennial Conference
The 22nd ITS biennial conference was held in Seoul from June 24-27, 2018. 

2018 Regional Conference
The 2nd African Regional Conference was held in Lusaka, Zambia from March 15-16, 2018.

2017 International Conference on Cyber Sustainability
An international conference on cyber sustainability, sponsored by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand and ITS, was held in Bangkok from December 14-15, 2017.

2017 Regional Conference
The 28th European Regional Conference was held in Passau from July 30 – August 2, 2017.   The 12th Ph.D Seminar was held on August 2-3, 2017.  

2017 Regional Conference
An ITS Asia Pacific Regional Conference was held in Kyoto from June 25-27, 2017.

2016 Regional Conference
The 27th European Regional Conference was held in Cambridge from September 7-9, 2016, co-hosted by the Centre for Development Studies, Cambridge University and the Institute for International Management Practice, Anglia Ruskin University.  The 11th Ph.D Seminar was held on September 10-11, 2016.

2016 Biennial Conference
The 21st ITS biennial conference was held in Taiwan from June 26-29, 2016.  The 10th Ph.D Seminar was held on June 29, 2016.

2016 African Regional ITS Conference
The 1st ITS African Regional Conference was held in Accra, Ghana from March 10-11, 2016.  A Ph.D seminar was held following the conference on March 12, 2016.

2015 Regional Conference
An ITS regional conference was held in New Delhi on December 13-15, 2015, hosted by the IIMA-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE).  The 9th Ph.D Seminar was held on December 13, 2015.

DigiWorld Summit 2015
November 17-19, 2015 in Montpellier hosted by IDATE, supported by ITS.

2015 Regional Conference
An ITS regional conference was held in Los Angeles on October 25-28, 2015, hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business. 

2015 European Regional ITS Conference
The 26th European Regional ITS Conference was held in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain from June 24-27, 2015.  The 7th Ph.D Seminar was held from June 27-28, 2015.

2014 Biennial Conference
The 20th ITS Biennial Conference was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 30 – December 3, 2014.

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”.  The 4th Ph.D Seminar was held November 22-23.

2013 Africa – Asia – Australasia Regional Conference
The 2013 ITS Regional Conference was held in Perth on August 4-7, 2013, hosted by Curtin University.

2013 European Regional Conference
The 2013 ITS Regional Conference was held in Florence on October 20-23, 2013, organized by ITS and the Florence School of Regulation, and hosted by the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute.  The 5th PhD Seminar was held in Florence on October 23-24, 2013, organized by ITS and Chalmers University of Technology and hosted by the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute.

2014 European Regional Conference
The 25th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Brussels on June 22-25, 2014 by ITS and hosted by iMinds and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  The 6th ITS PhD Seminar was held in Brussels on June 25-26, 2014, organized by ITS and Chalmers University of Technology. 

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.  The 3rd PhD Seminar was held on July 4-5.

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).

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.

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.

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).  The 2nd PhD Seminar was held from September 21-22, 2011.

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”.

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.

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.”  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”.

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”.

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”.

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”.

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”.

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.

2008 Biennial Conference
ITS 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.

2008 European Regional Conference
The 19th European Regional ITS Conference was held 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.

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.

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.

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 17th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from August 22-24, 2006.  The event was hosted by the University of Amsterdam and the University of Technology of Delft and was coordinated by Brigitte Preissl and Harry Bouwman.

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.

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).

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.”

The 13th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Madrid, Spain, September 8-10, 2002, hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology for the “6th Jornadas de Economia de las Telecomunicaciones” and University Carlos III, in association with the 29th EARIE Conference.

ITS 2002, the 14th Biennial Conference was held in Seoul, Korea, August 18-22, 2002, hosted by Korea Telecom, SK Telecom and the Korea Association for Telecom Policies

International Communications Conference on Marketing, Forecasting and Demand Analysis held in San Francisco, California, June 25-28, 2002, co-hosted by Illinois State University and ITS.

ITS North American Regional Conference held in New York City, April 30, 2002, hosted by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (Citi) at Columbia University.

The 12th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Dublin, Ireland, September 1-3, 2001, hosted by Trinity College, in association with the 28th EARIE Conference.

ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference held in Hong Kong, July 5-7, 2001, hosted by the School of Business and Management of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

ITS Asia-Indian Ocean Regional Conference held in Perth, Australia, July 2-3, 2001, co-hosted by Curtin University of Technology and Murdoch University.

International Communications Conference on Marketing, Forecasting and Demand Analysis held in Washington, D.C., June 26-29, 2001. Co-hosted by Illinois State University and ITS.

The 11th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9-11, 2000, hosted by Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, University of Lausanne, in association with the 27th EARIE Conference.

ITS 2000 – 13th International Conference was held in Buenos Aires, July 2-5, 2000, hosted by Telefonica de Argentina S.A. and Telecom Argentina Stet-France Telecom S.A.

10th ITS European Regional Conference held in Turino, Italy, September 2-4, 1999. Hosted by Politecnico di Turino, in association with the 26th EARIE Conference.

International Communications Conference on Marketing, Forecasting and Demand Analysis held in Denver, Colorado, June 15-18, 1999.  Co-hosted by Illinois State University and ITS.

ITS ’98 – 12th International Conference was held in Stockholm,Sweden, June 21-24, 1998, hosted by Telia, the Center for Information and Communications Research (CIC) at the Stockholm School of Economics, and the KFB (Swedish Transport and Communications Research Board)

The 9th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Leuven, Belgium, August 29-31, 1997, in association with the 24th EARIE Conference.

ITS European Regional Workshop on Mobile Telecom Services held in Berlin, Germany, April 4-5, 1997.

ITS ’97 – North American Conference: Global Networking ’97 held in Calgary, Canada, June 15-18, 1997, hosted by TELUS Corporation, in association with the International Council for Computer Communication.

The 8th ITS European Regional Conference was held in Vienna, Austria, September 6-7, 1996, in association with the 23rd EARIE Conference.

ITS ’96 – 11th International Conference held in Sevilla, Spain, June 16-19, 1996, hosted by Telefónica

ITS European Regional Workshop on Forecasting, Costing and Pricing in a Liberalized Telecommunications and Multi-Media Environment held in Berlin, Germany, June 10-12, 1996.

7th ITS European Regional Conference held in Juan les Pins, near Nice, France, September 1-3, 1995, in association with the 22nd EARIE Conference.

ITS ’95 – International Symposium: Strategic Alliances & Interconnection: Contributions of Game Theory to Telecommunications held in Denver, USA, January 9-11, 1995.

6th ITS European Regional Conference held in Khania, Crete, September 2-3, 1994, in association with the 21st EARIE Meeting.

ITS ’94 – 10th International Conference held in Sydney, Australia, July 3-6, 1994, hosted by Telstra Corporation.

European Regional Workshop held in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 7-8, 1993, in association with the 20th EARIE Conference.

5th ITS European Regional Conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 20-22, 1993.

4th ITS European Regional Conference held in Stuttgart, Germany, September 6-7, 1992, in association with the 19th EARIE Conference.

ITS ’92 – 9th International Conference held in Sophia Antipolis, France, June 14-17, 1992, hosted by France Telecom under the patronage of the France Telecom University.

ITS ’90 – 8th International Conference held in Venice, Italy, March 18-21, 1990, hosted by SIP – Societa Italiana per l’Esercizio delle Telecommunicazioni under the patronage of the Commission of the European Communities and the University of Venice.

3rd ITS Euoropean Regional Conference held in Budapest, Hungary, August 29-30, 1989, co-hosted by ITS, European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) and PKI Research Institute of the Hungarian P&T.

North American Regional Conference held in Ottawa, Canada, June 18-21, 1989, hosted by Carleton University.

ITS Asian Regional Forum held in Merrijig (near Melbourne), Australia, March 3-8, 1989.

ITS ’88 – 7th International Conference held in Cambridge (Boston), Massachusetts, June 29-July 1, 1988, co-hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Bell Communications Research.

2nd ITS European Regional Conference held in Leuven, Belgium, April 14-15, 1988, hosted by the University of Leuven.

1st ITS European Regional Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, October 25-26, 1987.

ITS ’86 – 6th International Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, December 1986.

Note: This is the first conference held under the new organization name. It is called the 6th International Conference because it continued the conference tradition of another organization.