Welcome to the International Conference on Information Technology and Applications,
which is held annually between 1 and 4 July in Sydney.
The conference is an annual event and is recognized as one of the major series of conferences
in information technology (IT). I know that many of you have traveled from quite a distance
and I¡¯d like to thank our distinguished guests from Japan, Australia, China, United States,
Korea, Malaysia, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brazil.
The purpose of ICITA is to provide a platform for academics and engineers in all IT areas to
meet, exchange ideas, and establish professional networks. It is a forum to focus on specific
disciplinary research, as well as on multi-disciplinary studies. Personally, I believe that in
order to achieve the recognition we deserve, IT professionals and academics have to go
beyond narrowly defined subject areas and constantly acquire a global technical and social
perspective. The uniqueness of ICITA is that it crosses narrowly defined subject areas and
gathers researchers from not only technical areas, but also from social science areas..
ICITA continues to retain its tradition of high quality conference and will open up an
opportunity for academics and industrial professionals worldwide to exchange their
knowledge of the state-of-the-art research and development in information technology and
applications, and to establish and extend professional networks.
During the conference breaks, I hope conference delegates will enjoy Sydney ¨C it is one of
the best places to visit and to live in the world. It may remind conference delegates what life
is really about.
Finally, I would like to wish you success in your technical presentations and social