- Participants : Masakazu SOSHI, Takeaki TERADA(D3)
ISITA is an international conference organized by SITA. The conference was
very successful indeed and the number of the participants was more than 300
or so. The accept rate of the submitted papers is 285/325=0.88. The topics
discussed in the conference were, but not limited to, coding theory, signal
processing, cryptographic protocols, quantum key distribution. Since SITA
is a domestic academy of Japan, many of the participants came from Japan,
but also from Korea, US, Germany and so on.
We participated in the optional tour and the banquet. It seems that people
in Italy enjoy meals with plenty of time. We were kept seated for about
three hours. Course dinners in Parma always serve Prosciutto (sliced raw
ham) and Parmesan cheese which are well-known products in Parma. As for
mineral water, there are two kinds: one is carbonated, and the other is not.
Parma is located in the countryside and it takes two hours to go by bus from
Milan to Parma. That would be why it is such a safe city that we can go out
even at midnight.
It is decided that ISITA is held in some of the Pacific countries next year
and later, so this may be the last time ISITA was held in Europe.