Results from over 70 research
and development projects supported by the European Commission's
IST Programme, Key Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic
Commerce, have just been published by IOS Press in Amsterdam.
The book contains the papers
presented at the Key Action II eBusiness and eWork conference
(e-2001), which was held in Venice, October 17-19.
Researchers operating in the
frontiers of new Internet technologies for the Information Society
provided contributions to the conference and the book. The book
is organised into two volumes; the first dealing with human factors
affecting people and organisations: management, work, learning,
legal issues and trust. The second volume looks at the business
factors of the supply chain, the emerging technologies such as
mobility and knowledge management and the increasing number of
An early book, published in
2000 by IOS Press, contain results from other Key Action II projects.
This earlier book contains the proceedings of the e-2000 conference
held in Madrid in October 2000.
The eBusiness and eWork event
is the conference for RTD projects in Key Action II of the IST
Programme, who are also the primary sponsors of the eBusiness
and eWork conference series.
Notes to Editors
The title of the new book is
"E-work and E-commerce: Novel solutions and practices for
a global networked economy (ISBN: 1 58603 205 4, Price US$190/EUR190/£120)".
The ideas, aims, progress and
experience in this book should provide the inspiration to take
on the new technologies in order to improve business or to initiate
further research. Business managers should benefit from learning
about the coming technologies and the attitudes of those that
are uncovering them. It is vitally important to discover what
the Internet revolution means for business but it could be profitable
also, to uncover any opportunities for offering services and
products in this area. In addition, the first volume opens with
strategic wisdom and examples from leading companies and organisations
that are involved in the new technologies: Cisco, Canon, Telecom
Italia, IBM, and Buyonet. There are also contributions from George
Mason University (USA) and the European Commission.
Contents Volume one: Human
considerations: Strategy and Policy, Organisational issues, Learning
and Linguistic Support, Work and Mobility, Work and Sustainable
Development, Intelligent services and products, Advanced Research
in e-market places, Law, Security, Trust, and Confidence Volume
two: Business issues: Mobile Applications for Business and Work,
Intelligent Supply Chain, Corporate Knowledge Management, Intelligent
Networked Organisations, E-Business for Manufacturing, E-Business
for the Construction Industry, Further Industrial Applications,
Media and Entertainment Applications, Government and Regional
Developments, Technologies and Infrastructures, Platforms and
The title of the earlier book
is "E-business: Key Issues, Applications and Technologies
(ISBN: 1 58603 089 2, Price US$160/EUR170/£107)".
The production of both books
was financed by the European Commission's IST Programme, Key
Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce, through
the IST project NEWEMMSEC.