eChallenges e-2006 Conference & Exhibition takes place in Barcelona, Spain 25 - 27 October. This is the sixteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 550 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt and good practice.
The International Programme Committee for e-2006 is now inviting extended abstracts (1,000 - 1,200 words) for technical papers, visionary papers and business case studies. Proposals to arrange workshop sessions are also welcome. Related themes and suggestions for papers and sessions are outlined in the Call for Papers http://www.echallenges.org/e2006/default.asp?page=c4p.
Papers and Workshop Submissions
All abstracts (www.echallenges.org/e2006/default.asp?page=submission) must be submitted online by 28 February for double blind peer review by the International Programme Committee (www.echallenges.org/e2006/default.asp?page=committees).
Papers should focus on a research or eAdoption topic on which a case study, initial or final results can be published. General project descriptions are not appropriate. All papers must highlight the level of innovation and actual or expected impact.
Please bear in mind that the extended abstracts submitted are double blind reviewed so they should not provide contact details within the text of the abstract submitted at this stage. Contact details are registered online and the paper reference number is associated with the author's userId.
Workshop proposals must also be registered by 28 February 2006 www.echallenges.org/e2006/default.asp?page=submission-ws. Each workshop proposal should be supported by a minimum of two papers per workshop session. Authors submit abstracts via Abstract Submission process, as these will be double blind reviewed by the IPC.
Core Thematic Priorities for eChallenges e-2006
- eBusiness - Future forms of organisations, Technology and Applications
- eGovernment - Services to Citizens and Business, Organisational Transformation
- eLearning and ICT Skills
- Collaborative Working Environments
- International Co-operation on IST
Related themes include but are not restricted to:
- i2010 and ICT take-up by SMEs
- Digital Content & Digital Rights Management - issues, applications & technologies
- eDemocracy , eVoting, eParticipation
- eHealth - issues, applications & technologies
- eInclusion and eAccessibility
- eTourism and Cultural Heritage
- eServices in the European Research Area
- Future Emerging Technologies
- GRID - issues, applications and technologies
- Knowledge management and technologies
- Interoperability and Standardisation
- Mobility - issues, applications & technologies
- Open Source Technologies and Applications
- Security - issues, applications & technologies
- Semantic and knowledge based systems
- Smart and Virtual Organisations
More information is available at www.echallenges.org/e2006/default.asp?page=themes.
Keynote Speakers confirmed to date include
- Maravillas Rojo Torrecilla, Councillor for Employment and Innovation, Ajuntament de Barcelona
- Joao Da Silva, Director of the European Commission
- Ingo Juraske, VP EMEA, Hewlett Packard Europe
- Rosalie Zobel, Director of the European Commission
We kindly ask you to forward this Call for Papers to your colleagues, government or business partners interested in these topics.
We look forward to receiving your paper and workshop submissions by 28 February.