Telecom Italia, along with
other leading European IT organisations and companies have already
indicated support for e-2001 which takes place later this year
in Italy. The Announcement and Call for Papers, which has just
been issued, shows that the Conference has again attracted strong
support from industry.
The primary conference sponsor
is the European Commission's Information Society Technologies
(IST) programme, Key Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic
Commerce. This year's major sponsor is Telecom Italia, who are
providing their Future Centre in Venice as the venue.
The Call for technical papers
shows that several strategic plenary speakers are already known
with Canon, Compaq, Cisco, IBM, Buyonet and Telecom Italia presenting
keynote papers. Abstracts for the technical papers, to be given
in six parallel streams, have to be submitted before the end
of February. Successful authors will have their papers published
in the Conference book.
The Conference takes place
from 17-19 October and apart from the Sessions there is an exhibition
of IST technology and a number of social activities that help
the exchange of information and the making of contacts for research
or business collaboration. Over 500 delegates, from all over
the world, being attracted to last year's e-2000 in Madrid.
E-2001 is one of the European
Commission's most important Conferences for advanced Internet-related
Technologies. The Conference and Exhibition demonstrate the latest
European initiatives in this exciting and economically vital
The programme committee is
seeking papers that lie within the scope of e-business and e-work
from leading-edge researchers so e-2001 will give an early indication
of enabling technologies and their industrial applications.