The Information Society Technologies
2001 event, held in Dusseldorf Germany, December 3-5, 2001, showcased
IST exhibits, as well as providing a forum for debate on the
central themes of the impact of information technologies. There
were discussions concerning the place of the IST Programme within
the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme.
Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner
for Enterprise and Information Society, gave a number of speeches
relating to the issues discussed. IST 2001 was organised in collaboration
with the Ministry of Economy, SMEs, Energy and Transport of the
German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.