New Information Technologies
and their uses will be highlighted at e-2001 (the eBusiness and
eWork Conference) which takes place later this year in Venice.
The conference will examine European progress with the Information
Society and, this year, provides an introduction and preparation
for the European Commission's forthcoming support under Framework
Programme Six. The e-2001 conference is aimed at those wanting
to learn about the latest developments, exchange information
and experiences and make contacts for research or commercial
The scope of e-2001 is the
New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce initiative, which
is part of the European Commission's Information Society Technologies
programme. It will show how emerging digital technologies in
e-work, e-business and e-commerce are generating exciting research
opportunities and new business ideas.
Keynote speakers from Canon,
IBM, Cisco Systems, Buyonet and Telecom Italia will discuss the
impact of future digital technologies, market forces and business
strategies. Plenary speakers from the European Parliament and
the European Commission will comment on legislation and policy
issues. Parallel technical sessions will describe enabling technologies;
highlighting results and industrial potential. Apart from the
conference sessions, the three day programme also has an exhibition.
The accompanying exhibition
will cover research projects, books, software and services. Demonstrations
and posters will focus on the potential industrial benefits.
A match-making service project will assist with the location
of partners for project proposals, future research activities
or marketing arrangements. There will be special facilities for
small business contacts.