Founded as university workshop in 2001 as "Innovative Internet Computing Systems" (I²CS) in Ilmenau by Thomas Böhme and Herwig Unger, the I²CS takes place annually in the third week of June. In 2003 the University of Leipzig joint the consortium.
On the international way
The first event outside of Germany took place in Mexico in 2004. Again, it was Herwig Unger, who made this important step possible. The change in the name from "computing" to "community" reflects perfectly its understanding as a workshop of exchange between people from different countries, from universities, institutes, vendors and industries.
Via France and Switzerland it returned to Germany in 2007. From now on, alternately an international and a German location is selected by the steering committee to arrange the three-days event which has reached the status of an international conference. In 2014 the name of the conference has been changed into "Innovations for Community Services" (I4CS) to emphasize the application focus.
The 17th I4CS in Darmstadt - City of Science, Germany
From Austria the I4CS will come back to Germany. With "Technology inspires Innovation" the I4CS is given again a special motto in 2017. As in 2009 and 2011 it will jointly be organized by several partners, the Telekom Innovation Laboratories receive great support by the Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. This will strengthen the close corporation between education, research, service providers and industries.
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V.M. Larios Rosillo
Announcement of the 18th I4CS
The I4CS Steering Board has not yet been decided on the location of 2018. Applications are welcome.