ITC is the first international conference in networking science & practice. In 1955, ITC was founded by enthusiastic scientists and engineers willing to deploy networks in a holistic way. It served as a forum for all theoretical fundamentals and engineering practices for large-scale deployment and operation of telecommunications networks. For long time, ITC was the sole venue that brought together at large scale researchers from industry, network operators and service providers, as well as scientists from academia. These groups are the three strong traditional roots of ITC.
Since its inception, ITC witnessed the evolution of communications and networking: the influence of computer science on telecommunication, the advent of the Internet and the massive deployment of mobile communications and optics, the appearance of peer-to-peer networking and social networks, the ever increasing speed and flexibility of new communication technologies, networks, user devices, and applications, and the ever changing operation challenges arising from this development. ITC documented this evolution with contemporary measurement studies, performance analyses of new technologies, recommendations for provisioning and configuration, and greatly contributed to the methodological toolbox of network scientists.
The rootedness on solid methodological ground allowed ITC to adapt its technological focus without losing identity. Also today, ITC remains a wide and lively community of researchers and practitioners dedicated to push back the limits of knowledge in the area of networking. As such, ITC is regularly organizing events like congresses, specialist seminars and workshops to gather experts and to discuss latest changes in design, modelling, and performance evaluation of communication systems, networks, and services.
ITC Rising Scholar Award
The International Advisory Council (IAC) of the ITC decided to set up a new award: the ITC Rising Scholar Award. The goal of the ITC Rising Scholar Award is to recognize young researchers with significant contributions to the ITC Community in the field of performance, traffic modeling and control in communication networks and networking science. There is an open call for nominations and the award will be presented for the first time at ITC 30 in Vienna, September 2018.
ITC 30 in Vienna
ITC 30 will be held September 3-7, 2018, at the University of Vienna, Austria. The main theme of ITC 30 is "Teletraffic in a Smart World". The abstract registration deadline is March 1, 2018. More information about ITC 30 at http://itc30.org/
100 Most Frequent Errors in Performance Evaluation
Contributions that report typical errors found in the literature related to performance evaluation in the communications and networking area are sought. The objective is to prepare an open source book containing 100 typical errors in the hope that such a book may help researchers and practitioners avoid these errors. More information: http://100errors.info