The European Commission has
announced that it received nearly 300 abstracts in response to
its call for papers for the e2002 conference, which will be held
in Prague on 16-18 October 2002.
The response includes many
submissions from Key Action II research projects. One of the
primary objectives of the conference is to provide a platform
for dissemination of results emerging from projects funded by
Key Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce, which
is part of the IST Programme.
The Commission has established
an International Programme Committee, which examined the abstracts
at its meeting in March. As a result of this meeting the first
programme has been compiled. This has been sent to successful
authors who have to submit their draft papers, for evaluation,
by the end of April. The programme will be revised in May and
issued as the Advance Programme in June. Bookings will be accepted
from the middle of June onwards and early bird rates with a twenty
per cent reduction will last until 31 July.
A wide range of topics was
covered in the submitted abstracts. Many of the topics are of
importance to the development of the Information Society in Europe.
Areas addressed include: Knowledge Management: Strategic and
Policy Issues; Mobile Internet: Industrial Applications of eBusiness
Technologies; and many more.
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.