• INTUITION Workshop on Virtual Reality
    Event22 September 2004

    The INTUITION Consortium is most happy to invite you at the International Workshop on Virtual Reality which will take place in Athens, on September 22nd 2004. Virtual Reality will be one of the key technologies within future Working Environments having multiple applications in training, assembly or engineering design & development scenarios. Strongly depended up to now on IT technologies, VR technology introduction in industrial applications has been processed in an unorganised way, lacking long-term vision. The technology has evolved providing the user with advanced interaction options through innovative devices or menus while enhancing the feeling of user presence within Virtual Environments.

  • eLearning from research to reality: stakeholders expectations on quality
    Event21 September 2004 to 22 September 2004

    The project Qual-e-learning - “The quality of e-learning : evaluation of training effectiveness and impact measures”, supported by the European Commission's eLearning programme – is organising a conference on the conditions that should be taken into consideration to ensure that learners benefit from quality in e-learning. This event is based on the project’s results after an investigation into the best pedagogical practices and approaches that ensure quality in training for learners. The conference will bring together many e-learning experts from all over Europe and it is hoped that as a result of the conference, persons in charge of public and private education services, on a national, regional and local level will be able to adjust their strategic approach to the development of e-learning, bearing in mind that the essential principle is that e-learning should be available for all, throughout life. In this way, decision makers should be able to obtain the best possible use of e-learning.

  • IST/JANUS Workshop: Knowledge Society Development Paths in Europe
    Event21 September 2004

    While the earlier JANUS workshops focused on ICT related or enabled phenomena of the information society, such as eGovernment and the Digital Divide, this final workshop goes beyond this ‘inside the information society’ perspective. It will look into different paths of economic development in the Knowledge Society today and in the long run. The central idea behind the theory of alternative development paths is the possibility that regions, countries or even continents might be better off by pursuing paths of development that are not specifically based on high ICT penetration. In such an approach, policy might place less emphasis on the common Information Society pillars, such as ICT infrastructure, eBusiness and eWork.

  • 12th Global Grid Forum (GGF12)
    Event20 September 2004 to 23 September 2004

    Twelfth meeting of the Global Grid Forum whose primary objective is to promote and support the development, deployment and implementation of Grid technologies and applications through the creation and documentation of "best practices". The GGF12 programme has two parts : a plenary programme with the theme of "Grids Deployed in the Enterprise" (20-21 September)aimed at senior management from enterprises who are exploring the viability of grid computing for their organisation and a forum for technical managers, product strategists, and academic researchers to engage in the technological issues of grid computing via working and research groups and through workshops and tutorials.

  • 5th European Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) conference
    Event20 September 2004 to 22 September 2004

    Conference organised by the IST projects in the area of QIPC, in collaboration with the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies Unit. 120 Scientists will be presenting their latest results.

  • European e-skills 2004 Conference
    Event20 September 2004 to 21 September 2004

    The European e-Skills 2004 Conference is a high-level conference on ICT and e-business skills. This event will bring together experts and decision makers from the public and private sectors to discuss e-skills issues, including global sourcing, as well as strategies and best practices to boost e-skills, competitiveness and job creation. It is organised around the activities of the European e-Skills Forum and is a follow-up of the first European e-Skills Summit which took place in 2002 in Copenhagen.

  • European Commission announces 20 European Information Society Technology Prize winners
    Press release20 September 2004

    Twenty winners of the European Information Society Technologies (IST) Prize 2004 were selected by the European Commission on 17 September 2004. The winners will each receive € 5,000 and will be invited to exhibit their products in the European IST Prize Winners Village at the 2004 IST Event in The Hague from 15-17 November. The IST Prize is Europe’s most distinguished award for groundbreaking IST products. It is organised by Euro-CASE with the support and sponsorship of the IST Programme of the European Commission.

  • United States and European Commission hold Information Society Dialogue
    News article17 September 2004

    At the September 17, 2004, meeting in Brussels of the annual Information Society Dialogue (ISD), officials from the United States and the Directorate General for the Information Society and other services of the European Commission (EC) pledged continued cooperation in the area of telecommunications and information society issues, including on international matters of common interest for both the United States and the European Union.

  • ULTRA Project Launch
    News article16 September 2004 to 17 September 2004

    Augmented reality is an ideal technology for industrial service and maintenance applications. Computer-generated information is blended into the field-of-vision of the technician, so that it appears overlaid to the real scene and demonstrates step-by-step complex reparation tasks. Nevertheless, existing mobile solutions require bulky hardware, severely limiting their usability.