The goals of eChallenges e-2006 are to stimulate take-up of applied ICT research results by industry - in particular SMEs - and the European public sector, to promote knowledge sharing between industry, government and the research community (supporting better exploitation of results and better coordination of research activities), to exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national or regional level, support International Cooperation and open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world.
The 3-day programme features an invigorating mix of business and government case studies, technical and policy papers and interactive workshops. As well as opening and closing plenary sessions, delegates may participate in almost 80 thematically focused parallel session featuring different aspects of Networked Business, eGovernment and eDemocracy, Technology Enhanced Learning, Collaborative Working Environments, eHealth, GRID, Knowledge Management, Smart & Virtual Organisations and International Collaboration on IST.
eChallenges e-2006 features a series of special tutorials on Wednesday 25 October presented by European Commission officials on participation in Framework Programme 7 (FP7), focused on Networked Business, Collaborative Working Environments, Technology Enhanced Learning and GRID.
The conference programme is complemented by a demonstration and exploitation focused Exhibition, social events including a Networking Cocktail Reception kindly sponsored by IBM (25th October) and a Gala Dinner kindly sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Ajuntament de Barcelona (26th October), a comprehensive Partner Social Programme as well as Post-Conference Tours.
Please find the Programme on the eChallanges website: www.echallenges.org
25 - 27 October 2006
Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel
Plaza Pío XII, 4,
Online Registration for eChallenges e2006 is available at: www.echallenges.org/e2006/default.asp?page=registration