This year ITI 2002 Organizing Committee received 106 contributions - 100 papers (71 from abroad and 29 from Croatia) and 6 poster abstracts (5 from abroad and 1 from Croatia), by 207 authors: 141 authors were from 28 foreign countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, New Zeland, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA) and 66 authors were from Croatia.
All submitted papers have been reviewed by at least two independent referees: 149 reviews were given by 87 referees from abroad, and 63 by 36 Croatian referees, all together 212 reviews by 123 referees. The ITI 2002 proceedings (both in hard-copy and on CD-ROM) contain 80 accepted papers (61 from abroad), written by 146 authors (90 from abroad). The choice of referees and the publishing policy were the responsibility of the International Program Committee and the Conference vice-chairs.
Traditionally, the Conference is interdisciplinary as reflected in the choice of this year's topics:
A selection of papers presented at the Conference (possibly longer, revised versions) are considered for publishing in the following international journals:
We believe that the scientific program had created a stimulating professional interaction. We are grateful to all who have contributed to the Conference, the co-operating institutions and the sponsors who have helped us. Our special thanks go to the authors of papers and posters and to the vice-chairs and referees. In between the sessions we hope you enjoyed the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, warm June atmosphere and wealth of historic monuments in Cavtat and its surroundings. Hopefully, they will lure you to accept our invitation to come back the next year, and take part in the Silver Jubilee of the 25th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces ITI 2003.
Vlado Glavinic, Vesna Hljuz Dobric, and Diana Simic