European experts are preparing
to discuss the challenges of Internet technologies in a conference
that is being held for the first time in a Candidate Country
for European Union membership. The Final Edition of the programme
for e2002 (eBusiness and eWork) conference shows over 200 presentations
being given over the three days starting 16 October in Prague.
This event, the third in an
Annual Series, has familiar reminders of previous successful
meetings: eight parallel streams, project demonstrations, posters
and a full social programme. Topics covered in the parallel sessions
include Mobility, Knowledge Management, Extended Services and
Products, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Applications, Networked
Organisations and Trust, Security and Legal issues. Sessions
are in three formats: presentation, discussion and workshop and
all the papers appear, in full text, in the two-volume conference
book. A brokerage service will help with making contacts for
information exchange, marketing or making project proposals.
Rosalie Zobel, European Commission
Director responsible for Key Action II (New Methods of Work and
Electronic Commerce) of the IST programme, will chair the two
opening plenary sessions. She will be introducing keynote presentations
by Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President Oracle; Steve
Leonard, President EDS; Simon Breakwell, Managing Director Expedia
Inc.; Jeet Khaira, Chief Executive Video Arts; and Geoff Sutton,
A special plenary session at
the end of the conference will examine eBusiness and eWork in
Framework Programme Six, which is due to be launched towards
the end of 2002.
The eBusiness and eWork events
are the conferences for RTD projects in Key Action II of the
IST Programme. Key Action II of the IST Programme is also the
primary sponsor of the eBusiness and eWork conference series.
The major sponsors of e2002 are Canon Europe, InternetOnline,
and the Technology Centre (Czech Republic).