In spite of the prevailing economic world conditions, ­
UNITECR 2009, the 11th biennial conference scheduled from 13.–16.10.2009 in Salvador/Brazil, has reached a new stage in its final preparation and already become a real success. More than 240 complete papers have been received and reviewed by our Technical Board and are now part of the conference program. At present, 5 simultaneous sessions are being programmed. Registration is open.