Minsk plays host to IST'2009 on 16-17 November
November 16, 2009
The Information Systems and Technologies international conference-forum, IST'2009, will be held in a new format, Olga Litvinovich, one of the organizers, a representative of the Inforpark research association, told BelTA.
According to her, the interest to the conference was increasing from year to year, and it became obvious that a host of issues and proposals was impossible to discuss at a biennial event. That was why the organizers decided to extend the format and make IST’ an annual forum.
This year the programme of the conference-forum includes a discussion-club, presentations of innovations and workshops on academic networks, one of which will be presented by the Terena, Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association.
The goal of the event is to create necessary conditions for closer interaction between the academic science and software industry. Attending the conference-forum will be representatives of the academic sector of Belarus and foreign countries including Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania, chiefs and specialists of the IT companies, government bodies and institutions of Belarus.
The forum will highlight the first results of the joint research of the Labor Research Institute of Belarus and High-Tech Park in improvement of classification of workers engaged in development and maintenance of software. Apart from that the promoters of IST’2009 are preparing a complete map of departments and research institutes and laboratories of Belarus for companies that work in the IT industry.
Olga Litvinovich expressed her hope that the result of IST'2009 will be the establishment of a special scientific debate club that will develop the scientific part of the national educational system and organize IST conferences in the future.
The conference has been held since 2002. It is traditionally organized by the National Academy of Science of Belarus, the Belarusian State University, the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio Electronics, and Infopark.