World computing experts descending on North Wales for major IT event

Global experts from the world of computing are descending on North Wales this week for the 10th anniversary of a major IT event.

The International Conference on Internet Technologies & Applications (ITA15), which occurs every two years, kicked off at Glyndwr University in Wrexham this Tuesday and is to last till the end of the week.

The gathering consists of a range of speakers, workshops, tutorials and fringe events and brings together academic researchers and industry professionals from the from the digital media, engineering and computing industries.

It’s been held at the university since 2005 and will attract up to 100 delegates from more than 30 countries this year.

Professor Richard Picking, a reader in human computer interaction and conference chair, said: “We’re raring to go again for our sixth ITA conference.

“This time, we’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary and are particularly delighted to be sponsored by the world-leading Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

“Our scope is wider than ever, as we welcome delegates from over 30 countries, including researchers, artists and developers from all fields of internet computing, creative digital media, moving image and engineering.”

He added: “This high-profile event is good for the university and the local economy, and it puts north east Wales on the international map as a centre of academic research.

“It’s also an opportunity for experts in a wide range of disciplines to share their ideas and research.”