Hot on the heels of the impressive showing by DATE 2011, another specialist event has reported an increase in attendance. SMART SYSTEMS INEGRATION 2011 – which was held in Dresden, Germany, from 22nd to 23rd March 2011 – increased the number of participants by 23%. A total of 303 people from 21 countries attended, whilst the exhibition that accompanies the conference attracted 25 exhibitors and 16 publishers.