ICT was first initiated by the Centre for Telecommunications Research, King's College London (UK) and is receiving the support of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
Based on the initial success of Dubai in 1994, ICT has been held annually in Bali (1995), Istanbul (1996), Melbourne (1997), Chalkidiki (1998), Jeju (1999), Acapulco (2000), Bucharest (2001), Beijing (2002), Papeete (2003), and Fortaleza (2004), Cape Town (2005).
Many scientists, engineers, students, professionals and technical staff, representing a variety of organizations such as universities, research institutes, telecommunication operators and equipment manufacturers have attended previous ICT events.
The 13th ICT will be held in Madeira Island, Portugal. ICT 2006 will offer tutorials and workshops, plenary sessions, poster sessions, panel sessions and exhibition opportunities.