The e-2005 eChallenges Conference takes place in the beautiful city of Ljubljana. This is the fifteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 500 delegates from commercial, government & research organisations around the world to share knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice.
Focusing on eBusiness, eGovernment, eWork, eEurope beyond 2005 and ICT take-up by SMEs and International Co-operation on IST, the goal of e-2005 is to stimulate take-up of Research & Technology Development (RTD) results by industry, in particular SMEs, and the European public sector.
e-2005 will provide a forum to showcase the achievements of FP6, eEurope 2005 and Regional, National and International ICT related initiatives, and look forward to the future by focusing on the thematic priorities of FP6 and FP7. The European Research Area (ERA) and research priorities and trends for the future will also be discussed.
e-2005 provides an excellent networking environment to discuss problems and new ideas, share knowledge between commercial organizations, government agencies and the research community, to exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national or regional level, support International Cooperation and open up the ERA to the rest of the world. This will help increase Return On Investment (ROI) through better exploitation of results and better co-ordination of research activities.
The programme will combine strategic keynote presentations, technical, legal and policy papers, business case studies, workshops and tutorials, an exhibition and social activities.
Focusing on eBusiness, eGovernment, eWork, eEurope 2005 and ICT take-up by SMEs and International Collaboration, the goal of e-2005 is to stimulate rapid take-up of Research & Technology Development (RTD) results by European industry, and SMEs in particular. It provides an excellent networking environment to share success stories, lessons learnt and exchange experience from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related Regional and National initiatives as well as European funded research initiatives.
The core thematic priorities for e-2005 are:
– eBusiness – Future forms of organisations, Technology and Applications
– eGovernment – Services to Citizens and Business, Organisational Transformation
– eWork – New Working Environments
– eEurope beyond 2005 and ICT Take-up by SMEs
– International Collaboration on IST
Related themes include but are not restricted to:
– Ambient Intelligence at Work
– Mobility – issues, applications & technologies
– Communication and Networking Technologies
– Digital Content & Digital Rights Management – issues, applications & technologies
– eDemocracy, eVoting, eParticipation
– eLearning and ICT Skills
– eServices in the European Research Area
– GRID – issues, applications and technologies
– Knowledge Management and Technologies
– Interoperability and Standardisation
– Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS)
– Open Source Technologies and Applications
– Smart and Virtual Organisations
– Trust & Confidence
Extended abstracts of 800 – 1,200 words should be registered via Online Submission by 28 February 2005.
For more information: http://www.echallenges.org/2005/