ITEC 2019 featured the new addition of extended abstract conference proceedings and the installment of a new Best Paper Award review process and associated subcommittee.

Ten extended abstracts and accompanying presentations out of 67 were evaluated by the Best Paper Award subcommittee during the conference. The winner of the Best Paper Award was the contribution that most embodied the ITEC 2019 theme: "Interoperability by Design: Connecting People, Technology, and Nations."

The winner was Ms. Jeanine Vlasblom, R&D Engineer, NLR (Netherlands Aerospace Centre). Her paper, titled 'Making the invisible visible - Towards increasing pilot training effectiveness by visualizing scan patterns of trainees through AR' describes the development and evaluation of a scan pattern monitoring system using augmented reality.