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IET Taipei and IET Italy: a meeting of two LNs

5 February 2013
IET Italy chairman Dr Michele Fiorini

IET Italy chairman Dr Michele Fiorini giving a keynote speech at the 12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications in Taiwan.

During a visit to Taiwan last year, IET Italy chairman Dr Michele Fiorini gave a keynote speech at the 12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications.

The 12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST 2012), held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 5-8 November 2012 proved a great success with delegates. Organised by Professor Jia-Chin Lin, National Central University, sponsored by the National Science Council (NSC) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Executive Yuan, Taiwan, and technically co-sponsored by the IET, the aim of the conference was to disseminate the latest research results in intelligent transport systems and telecommunications including smart vehicle, maritime traffic and green technologies.

Experts within different areas were invited as keynote speakers to give their vision on future trends in several fast-growing fields. Among these, the IET Taipei community showed great interest in IET Italy’s chairman Dr Michele Fiorini’s speech, entitled ‘The Titanic's myth - a century of legend and technology’. The topic was interesting and informative, and timely given that it was 100 years since the 'unsinkable' liner's fate.

The IET Taipei chairman, Professor Timothy K. Shih attended this keynote as host, representing the whole IET Taipei community in welcoming the first IET Local Network chairman from Europe to visit Taiwan since the establishment of the IET Taipei Network last August 2012. Dr Fiorini’s presentation focused on the issues of myths surrounding the Titanic, together with maritime navigation, successfully gaining numerous positive responses. After the talk, Dr Fiorini held a short discussion with Prof Shih, both agreeing to promote collaboration between IET Taipei and IET Italy in the near future.

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