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Old Dominion University has been selected to host COVITS 2004, the sixth annual Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium. It will be held next September at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

ODU President Roseann Runte and Norfolk State University President Marie McDemmond will co-chair the symposium. The organizing committee will include representatives from Eastern Virginia Medical School, ECPI College of Technology, Hampton University, NSU, ODU, Regent University, Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College and the College of William and Mary.

Representatives from Christopher Newport University and Virginia Wesleyan College will serve in an advisory capacity.

The purpose of the COVITS Symposium is to "bring together information technology representatives from state agencies, institutions of higher education, educational infrastructure, local governments and the private sector to discuss pertinent technology issues concerning the design, integration and management of the commonwealth's information systems."

The symposium offers information technology researchers and businesses the opportunity to present results from current IT research or projects.

The 2003 symposium, hosted Sept. 21-23 by Virginia Tech in Roanoke, featured guest speakers John Major, former prime minister of Great Britain, and retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.

This article was posted on: October 1, 2003

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