måndag, februari 04, 2008

eChallenges e2008 - Call for Papers Deadline 29 February

eChallenges e-2008 Conference and Exhibition
22 - 24 October 2008, Stockholm, Sweden
Call for Papers Deadline - 29 February
Dear Colleagues,
eChallenges e-2008 Conference & Exhibition takes place in Stockholm, Sweden 22 - 24 October. This is the eighteenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission, which regularly attracts over 650 delegates from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt and good practice. eChallenges e-2007 attracted almost 680 delegates from 53 countries.
The International Programme Committee for e-2008 is now inviting extended abstracts (1,200 - 1,500 words) for technical papers, visionary papers, business and government 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 www.echallenges.org/e2008/default.asp?page=c4p
eChallenges e-2008 will focus on Applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges. The programme will combine strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies, workshops, an exhibition and social activities. The programme will showcase results from projects funded at national and regional level as well as those funded by European Commission Research Programmes.
Call for Papers 
Important Deadlines
Submission deadline for Extended Abstracts: 29 February 2008
Acceptance decision: 31 March 2008
Submission of full paper: 30 April 2008
The scientific programme for eChallenges e-2008 is based on an open Call for Papers and the conference language is English.
All abstracts (www.echallenges.org/e2008/default.asp?page=submission) must be submitted online by 29 February for double blind peer review by the International Programme Committee.
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 peer reviewed so they should not provide contact details within the text of the extended abstract submitted. All extended abstracts are submitted as text via a form - tables and diagrams can be submitted as part of the full paper submission in April.
Extended abstracts should provide a good overview of your full paper and cover the following headings:
- Introduction - Issues to be addressed
- Objectives of your paper
- Methodology Used
- Technology or Business Case Description
- Conclusions and Summary Recommendations
Workshop proposals must also be registered by 29 February 2008 www.echallenges.org/e2008/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 peer reviewed by the IPC.
Core Thematic Priorities for eChallenges e-2008
- ICT for Networked Enterprise & RFID
- eGovernment & eDemocracy
- eHealth - Services to Citizens
- Collaborative Working Environments
- Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage
- Intelligent Content and Semantics
- Mobility - Issues, Applications and Case Studies
- Networked, Smart and Virtual Organisations
- Security and Identity Management
- Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills
Related Themes
Related themes include but are not restricted to:
- i2010 and ICT take-up by SMEs 
- Digital Content & Digital Rights Management - issues, applications & technologies
- eVoting, eParticipation
- eInclusion and eAccessibility
- eTourism 
- Future Emerging Technologies
- GRID - issues, applications and technologies
- Knowledge management and technologies
- Interoperability and Standardisation 
- Open Source Technologies and Applications
More information is available at www.echallenges.org/e2008/default.asp?page=themes
Support Organisations
Support organisations confirmed to date include 
- DG Information Society & Media of the European Commission 
Sponsors confirmed to date include
- Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
- VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems)
- City of Stockholm
- County Administrative Board of Stockholm
Technical Co-Sponsors
Technical Co-Sponsors confirmed to date include IEEE
We kindly ask you to forward this Call for Papers to your colleagues in research, government or business interested in these topics.
We look forward to receiving your extended abstracts and workshop submissions by 29 February.
This targeted communication is brought to you by the eChallenges e-2008 Organising Committee. If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please send an email to secretariat@eChallenges.org?Subject=remove from mailing list and we will remove your e-mail address within seven working days. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
eChallenges e-2008 Organising Committee
Email: secretariat@eChallenges.org 
Miriam Cunningham
IIMC International Information Management Corporation Ltd
353-1-8170607 (O)
353-1-8170606 (F)
E-mail:  miriam@iimg.com
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