This year ITI 2001 Organising Committee received 80 contributions - 78 papers and 2 poster abstracts (54 from abroad and 26 from Croatia), by 174 authors: 114 authors were from 25 foreign countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK Ukraine and USA, and 60 authors were from Croatia.
All submitted papers have been reviewed by at least two independent referees: 102 reviews were given by 62 referees from abroad, and 73 by 56 Croatian referees. The ITI 2001 proceedings contain 67 accepted papers (43 from abroad), written by 146 authors (90 from abroad). The choice of referees and the publishing policy was conducted by the International Program Committee.
Traditionally, we have tried to position a wide range of participants' interests into 10 topics. Here we encounter certain difficulties because many articles are interdisciplinary and encompass more than a single topic. Reduction of topics would not be of much help because for the same article it happens that the two referees assign different topics, or even pairs of topics, while the author(s) proposed something third. The topics of this year Conference are:
A selection of papers presented at the Conference (possibly longer, revised versions) are considered for publishing in the following international journals:
We are grateful to all who have contributed to this Conference. Our special thanks go to the authors of papers and poster abstracts and to the referees. The keynote speakers are always responsible for creation of a specific atmosphere that distinguishes one conference from the other. We are thankful to the co-operating institutions and sponsors who have helped us. A significant amount of work was necessary to make this Conference work. The thanks go to the Organising Committee and its chairman Professor Slavko Krajcar.
Damir Kalpic and Vesna Hljuz Dobric
After chairing the ITI Conference Programme and Organising Committees, Professor Kalpic for seven years and Professor Krajcar for nine years, we are handing over our assignments to younger colleagues, strongly believing in further development and affirmation of the ITI conferences. We are thankful to all the sponsors, participants, referees, committee members and especially to Ms. Vesna Hljuz Dobric, who's steady and persistent efforts and enthusiasm have helped us to surmount all the difficulties and to keep this conferences well and alive.
Damir Kalpic and Slavko Krajcar
Damir and Slavko may have passed on the chairmen duties, but I do hope that the old ITI ex-chairmen rule: "once ITI, always ITI" will prevail in their hearts. Still, I will certainly miss Damir's spirit and Slavko's energy during the daily routine preceding the Conference. Their active participation at upcoming ITI Conferences will always be both important and welcome.
Vesna Hljuz Dobric