Call for networking proposals
The call for networking session proposals is closed.
- What are networking sessions?
- How to set up a networking session
- When is the deadline for submitting networking proposals?
- What happens next?
- More information and contacts
What are Networking Sessions?
The Networking Sessions at ICT 2008 complement the conference and exhibition and provide an open forum for exchanging views and ideas on how to address current ICT challenges. Networking sessions encourage forward-thinking collaborative initiatives that support the development of the European Research Area.
"More than 300 networking proposals were received for the 2006 event"
- provide a meeting place for communities that possibly never worked together before.
- allow topic, format and content to be defined by stakeholders
- complement the ICT 2008 conference and exhibition, by bringing together people interested in a specific topic to discuss project ideas, research activities or partnerships
- are less formal discussion groups than the official conference sessions, encouraging active participation and lateral thinking
- are open to everybody who wishes to attend.
Proposals for networking sessions are welcome in the following areas:
- all scientific and technological subjects directly related to ICT;
- all components of FP7 (Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities), CIP, as well as for relevant topics related to EU ICT policies, including lead markets and international cooperation, provided they meet certain criteria.
How to set up a networking session
To set up a networking session at ICT 2008, you must first create an IS Portal events profile , which allows you to participate in a number of interactive modules on this website. Once you have created an events profile, follow the instructions on how to submit a networking proposal. The Networking Committee will select the most interesting proposals, in accordance with the networking selection criteria for ICT 2008, and in function of the time and facilities available during the Event.
The Networking Committee will make all arrangements concerning the scheduling , venue, etc. of networking sessions, which will be programmed over the three days of ICT 2008: 25th, 26th and 27th November 2008.
When is the deadline for submitting networking proposals?
The Call for Proposals for networking sessions will remain open until 16 June 2008 at 12h00 CEST
What happens next?
June 16 2008 – August 31 2008
The Networking Committee will validate proposals correctly submitted. The Committee will then evaluate the proposals received in accordance with the networking selection criteria for ICT 2008.
A list of the valid proposals submitted will be posted on this website after the submission deadline of 16th June.
You will be able to post comments on individual networking proposals which will help the selection committee assess the level of interest in specific sessions. (N.B. - you must have an IS Portal events profile in order to post comments).
15 September 2008
The final programme of networking sessions for ICT 2008 will be published on the ICT 2008 website.
ICT 2008 website visitors will be able to post comments on the networking programme, which will help make each session more effective on the day. The Networking Sessions will take place during all three days of the ICT2008 event: on 25, 26 and 27 November 2008.
For more information, contact:
- The Networking Manager if you need further information about networking
- The web site team if you experience any technical problems while submitting your proposal.
The Commission reserves the right to change any of the above without prior notification.