Universities, companies and
research centres throughout Europe have responded with more than
15,000 ideas for European research following a call for expressions
of interest to participate in research projects under the Sixth
Framework Programme for Research (FP6), due to be launched in
the autumn of 2002.
Approximately 3000 of the 15,000
expressions of interest relate to the IST Programme. Of these
3000, about 600 cover topics which are related to the work of
Key Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce.
The Commission will be undertaking
an analysis of the suggestions received over the coming months.
Further information about developments in the area of Key Action
II will be available by the time Key Action II holds its annual
conference, e2002, in the autumn.
The eBusiness and eWork 2002
(e2002) conference will take place in Prague on 16-18 October
2002. e2002 provides an opportunity for projects funded by Key
Action II to present their results. Delegates will also be able
to learn more about future plans for Key Action II within FP6.
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 sponsor of e2002 is the Technology Centre, Czech Republic.