Welcome to the 7th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, which is held this year for the first time 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, Brazil, Czech Republic and Canada.
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 networking.