The 12th AIS Conference was held by the Alba Regia Faculty of Óbuda University in the Assembly Hall of the Town Hall, where the participants were able to share their scientific results. At the applied informatics symposium high quality, interesting results were discussed and connections were forged.

The tradition of organising the International Symposium on Applied Informatics and Related Areas conference was initiated by the ARTF OE in the Town Hall of Székesfehérvár. Dr. Györök György, dean of Alba Regia Technical Faculty OE was talking about the importance of the multidisciplinary forum, where informatics engineers, land surveyors, technical managers, mechatronics engineers, electrical engineers and students in these fields can show their scientific results and are able to get to know each-other. At these AIS conferences the practical approach of the technical universities enriches the knowledge of the participants.

Guest lecturers always take part in these AIS conferences. This year Darya Alontseva associate professor from East-Kazahstan State Technical University and Stefan Preitl, professor from Politehnica University Timisoara were also our guest lecturers.

In his welcome speech Mészáros Attila, vice-mayor of Székesfehérvár emphasized the importance of the technical higher education in the town and said that the students of the Alba Regia Technical University and the Faculty of Geoinformatics are of great magnitude for the industrial development in Székesfehérvár. He has claimed that robotics will be the future at some of the Székesfehérvár companies and this phenomenon will create jobs for highly trained, experienced labour force. The ARTF and the Institute of Geoinformatics OE are the places where these specialists are being trained at the moment. Their presence is shown in the industrial development of recent years. Attila Mészáros thanked the university for initiating the AIS conference 12 years ago.