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ICT Event 2008

This conference is Europe's largest ICT research event in 2008. The event is organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the French Presidency of the European Union and will examine European Union priorities in ICT research for over €2 billion of funding available in 2009-2010. More than 4000 participants are expected to attend the event.

The World of Health IT 2008

eHealth: A Lead Market in the Making - The World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition has been designed for and by the healthcare ICT community in the European region including: technology end users, vendors, providers and policy makers. Designated as one of Europe’s six “lead markets” for innovation, eHealth is a rising star in the growing EU Economy. WoHIT’08 will focus on shaping and developing the use, implementation, and evolution of this pillar of the new European marketplace. It will feature Symposia, Workshops, Educational Sessions, Networking and Exhibition.

4th Conference on eServices in European Civil registration

This conference, organised by the eTEN project RISER, aims to present some existing and future European registry information services and the latest developments in population registration systems. The event will also host discussions on cross-border data protection in Europe as well as on the EU Services Directive and European eIdentity Management. The Registry Information Service on European Residents (RISER Service) facilitates the retrieval of information from official population registers for the purpose of cross-border address verification via the Internet.

Internet of Things - Internet of the Future

This conference -organised as part of the French Presidency of the European Union- will consist of keynote speeches, expert presentations and panel discussions on topics related to the development of the Internet of Things in the wider context of the international debate on the Internet of the Future and the trends and developments regarding the mobile Internet. It will also offer interactive parallel sessions. This conference will build on and follow up the two EU Presidency conferences on "RFID and the Internet of Things", which took place last year in Berlin (June 2007) and in Lisbon (November 2007). In particular, it will offer an opportunity to discuss the analyses and policy recommendations of the European Commission regarding the Internet of Things.

Ten4Health workshop

The workshop will focus on concrete steps towards improving pan-European healthcare provision and on policy needs to accelerate European integration also in this field so close to the daily needs of many European citizens. It is organised by the TEN4Health project which is supported by the European Commission. The TEN4Health project contributes towards improved healthcare provision for mobile European Union citizens.

Factsheet 67: Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme - ICT PSP Work Programme 2008 - Objective 2.2: "ICT for adaptive urban transport management infrastructure and services"

The Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP) runs for the years 2007 - 2013. It is organised around three specific multi-annual programmes: 1) The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP); 2) The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP); 3)The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE). This factsheet deals with objective 2.2: ICT for adaptive urban transport management infrastructure and services.

eParticipation: The Work Programme 2008 has been adopted and the call for proposals is open

eParticipation is a Preparatory Action which aims at harnessing the benefits of the use of Information and Communications Technologies for better legislative and decision-making processes and enhanced public participation in such processes, at all levels of governmental decision making. The 2008 call for proposals is open until the 29th of August with a total budget of 4,7 million Euro.

ICT 2008 networking sessions: Deadline for proposals on 16 June

The deadline for submitting your networking session proposal is 16 June at 12h00 Brussels time. The selected sessions will complement the conference and exhibition and provide an open forum for exchanging views and ideas on how to address current ICT challenges. Researchers, innovators and engineers from all ICT fields are invited to suggest pertinent themes. Submit your proposal via the web site.

Finding success stories is our way to measure success - One of the conclusions of the ePractice Midterm Workshop organised its Midterm Workshop on 19 May 2008 in Brussels. The discussions focused around the three ePractice main policy areas, followed by parallel working sessions, presenting and discussing ePractice cases on these topics: one-stop-shops (eGovernment session), local authorities agenda (eInclusion session) and eHealth improving quality of health care systems (eHealth session). Started less than a year ago, ePractice today has become a world-wide reference for good practice exchange for ICT practitioners.

ePractice midTerm workshop

The one-day event will be held with the presence of high-level officials responsible of the eHealth, eGovernment and eInclusion European policies and relevant experts from the private and public sectors. Key actors in the three domains will be in charge of delivering the keynote speeches. Participants are expected to contribute with their expertise to one of the three working groups, where real-life good practice cases will be evaluated in order to analyse the challenges encountered and how to overcome them. You are welcome to submit good practice cases beforehand to feed the discussions.

eHealth 2008 conference

The conference will highlight solutions to eliminate various barriers in European healthcare. These barriers are either geographical ones, like those between healthcare providers, regions and states, or communication difficulties among the various players in healthcare systems which include users, healthcare workers, management, and regional and national authorities.

ICT 2008: Extended deadline for exhibition proposals - 15 May 2008

Following numerous requests, the deadline for the submission of exhibition proposals has been extended to 15 May 2008. The call is open to any organisation involved in European research and development as well as deployment projects and associated support activities. This includes universities, research institutes, non-profit organisations, public authorities and commercial companies including small and medium sized enterprises. Submit your proposal via the web site.

Infoday on 2008 Work Programme for ICT Policy Support Programme

The second call for proposals of the ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) will open on 29 April 2008 and close on 9 September 2008. The evaluation of the proposals, assisted by independent experts, will take place in early October. Communication of selection results to proposers and start of negotiations are foreseen for November 2008. Each thematic unit will introduce its objective(s) in the afternoon session, this may be followed by a networking sessions as in 2007 (tbc). The event will be followed by additional briefing for NCP.

A resource for innovators: 122 case studies of innovative projects from Cohesion policy

In order to support the exchange of experience amongst innovation practitioners in Europe's regions and cities detailed case studies of 122 different projects co-financed under the Cohesion Policy of the European Union are now available. These case studies concern the 26 RegioStars 2008 finalists and 58 further case studies from the Objective 1 and Objective 2 programmes 2000-2006. The new project descriptions complement the 38 cases from the regional programmes of innovative actions 2000-2006 published already in 2007. The case studies present the objectives and activities of the projects, the strategic context, the innovative aspects, partnership, obstacles in terms of design or implementation, problem-solving practices, results and lessons learned

eGovernment: Better public services for everyone

Follow Lars and Ingrid, a Swedish couple living in Spain, as they discover that requesting a birth certificate for their newborn baby may not be as difficult as they anticipated, thanks to Information and Communication Technologies!

Caselex wins EIA award

The European Information Association (EIA) has awarded Caselex the 2008 ‘EIA Award for excellence in European information provision (electronic sources category)’. Caselex’ prize represents an acknowledgement of its contribution to bring highly needed case law linked to EU law from all corners of Europe into a user friendly service where traditional access barriers, such as multiple languages, have been eliminated. Caselex, a project co-funded under the eTEN Community programme, offers an easy to use service holding unique case digests, allowing legal professionals to easily use foreign cases relevant to their work or study.

ICT 2008: Call for exhibitors published

ICT 2008 will take place in Lyon, France from 25 - 27 November. The event will include an exhibition showing concrete results of research in and around Europe related to information and communications technologies. This call for exhibition ideas is open to any organisation involved in European research and development as well as deployment projects and associated support activities. This includes universities, research institutes, non-profit organisations, public authorities and commercial companies including small and medium sized enterprises. Submit your proposal via the web site. Deadline for submissions is 5 May 2008.

Enabling better care through sustainable satellite-based Telemedicine Solutions

The workshop will showcase the most successful pilot applications within the HEALTHWARE project and thereby connect telemedicine user communities across Europe. Teleconsultation and remote expertise demonstrations will be run together with project partners at hospitals and universities in Cyprus, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. The selected scenarios and practical examples will highlight the state of the art of deploying satellite telecommunications in support of healthcare and medical teaching.

Inclusive eGovernment: Survey of status and baseline activities

The Inclusive eGovernment Expert Group, made up of representatives from Member States, has been established to help their governments achieve the goal to ensure that by 2010 "no citizen is left behind” by eGovernment. The Expert Group commissioned this initial survey of the progress made towards achieving this goal between 2005 and 2007, so as to assist with further actions which will be needed over the next few years. The survey thus charts important on-going progress as part of the roadmap to 2010, but also shows what still needs to be done to achieve these objectives.