International Conference Intelligent Network and Intelligence in Networks (2IN97) French Ministry of Telecommunication, 20 Avenue de Segur, Paris -France September 2-5, 1997 Organizer: IFIP WG 6.7 -Intelligent Networks Sponsorship: IEEE, Alcatel, Ericsson, France Telecom, Nokia, Nordic Teleoperators, Siemens, Telecom Finland, Lab. PRiSM Aim of the conference To identify and study current issues related to the development of intelligent capabilities in networks. These issues include the development and distribution of services in broadband and mobile networks. This conference belongs to a series of IFIP conference on Intelligent Network. The first one took place in Lappeeranta August 94, the second one in Copenhagen, August 95. The proceedings of both events have been published by Chapman&Hall. IFIP Working Group 6.7 on IN has concentrated with the research and development of Intelligent Networks architectures. First the activities have concentrated in service creation, service management, database issues, feature interaction, IN performance and advanced signalling for broadband services. Later on the research activities have turned towards the distribution of intelligence in networks and IN applications to multimedia and mobility. The market issues of new services have also been studied. From the system development point of view, topics from OMG and TINA-C have been considered.