History

The beginning

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.

Chronology

# Year Country Place Local Chairs Local URL Website
1st 2001 Germany Ilmenau Thomas Böhme
Herwig Unger
2nd 2002 Germany Kühlungsborn Herwig Unger
Thomas Böhme
3rd 2003 Germany Leipzig Gerhard Heyer
Herwig Unger
4th 2004 Mexico Guadalajara Herwig Unger
V.M. Larios Rosillo
5th 2005 France Paris Alain Bui
Marc Bui
6th 2006 Switzerland Neuchâtel Peter Kropf
Pascal Felber
http://wwwa.unine.ch/i2cs/
7th 2007 Germany Munich Ulrike Lechner
Achim Dannecker

8th 2008 Martinique Schoelcher Hacene Fouchal
Philippe Hunel

9th 2009 Germany Jena Christian Erfurth
Gerald Eichler
http://www.i2cs2009.uni-jena.de/
10th 2010
Thailand
Bangkok
Phayung Meesad
Herwig Unger

11th 2011 Germany
Berlin
Gerald Eichler
Axel Küpper

12th
2012
Norway
Trondheim
Leender Wienhofen
Anders Kofod-Petersen
 
13th 2013
Germany
Hagen
Herwig Unger
Thomas Böhme
 
14th 2014
France
Reims
Hacène Fouchal
Marwane Ayaida
http://ayaida.free.fr/
15th
2015
Germany
Nuremberg
Jörg Roth
Gerald Eichler
http://www.wireless-earth.de/i4cs/
16th 2016
Austria
Vienna
Günter Fahrnberger
Gerald Eichler
https://sites.google.com/site/i4cs2016
17th 2017
Germany
Darmstadt
Gerald Eichler
Christian Erfurth
http://i4cs-conference.org/

Announcement of the 18th I4CS

The I4CS Steering Board has not yet been decided on the location of 2018. Applications are welcome.