As part of its 2001 programme
of research, the European Commission is supporting exploratory
high risk/long term research in the area of E-business. The objective
of the work is to explore visionary concepts with a high potential
The work is part of the IST
Programme's Key Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic
Commerce. The focus is on novel concepts relevant to Key Action
II, especially speculative ideas with potential for important
industrial, economic or societal benefits. The IST programme
is interested in supporting work that combines technological
innovation with novel practices or business models.
The closing date for proposals
is October 17th, which also coincides with the opening of the
Key Action II conference (e-2001), which is being held in Venice,
October 17-19. During the conference many existing Key Action
II research projects will be presenting their results. These
cover a wide spectrum of topics. Included in these are human
issues; legal aspects of e-business; trust, security and confidence;
mobility; knowledge management; supply chain management; and
industrial applications of new e-business technologies.
e-2001 is the conference for
RTD projects in Key Action II of the IST Programme, who are also
the primary sponsors of e-2001. Major sponsors are Telecom Italia,
Canon and InfoCamere.