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Call for Papers

eBusiness and eWork 2001 Conference and Exhibition
Venice, Italy, 17-19 October 2001

E-2001 takes place, by kind permission of Telecom Italia, in the Future Centre, Venice-. This is the eleventh in a series of Annual conferences supported by the European Commission and covers topics in New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce, which is part of the Commission's Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. The Conference provides a forum for presentations and discussions of new highly innovative developments in e-work, e-business and e-commerce and issues related to individuals, organisations and markets in the emerging digital economy. The programme combines strategic keynote presentations, technical papers, an exhibition and social activities.

Plenary sessions
Keynote speakers already include:

Ingo Juraske a Director of Compaq on Change - the only constant in eBusiness
Stefan Pilotti of Canon on E-business as a driver for change towards pan-European organisation
Robert Lloyd of Cisco on Moving from email to a fully integrated Internet Ecosystem
Val Rahamani from IBM, Freddy Tengberg from Buyonet and a speaker from Telecom Italia.
Technical sessions
It is expected that there will be seven parallel sessions of six streams. Typical sessions will cover commercial applications, education and training, local government use, security aspects, legal issues and so on.
The exhibition will consist of posters and demonstrations covering eBusiness and eWork project results, software applications, services and publications. Posters must describe potential industrial benefits and be mainly visual, with any further details in handouts. The exhibition call will appear with the advance programme.
Social activities
The social programme will include excursions the following weekend, two evening cocktail receptions and a daily partners' programme during the conference. Delegates who stay on for the following weekend should be able to obtain special APEX fares.
The advance programme will include a call for sponsors. Major sponsors for e-2001 include The European Commission and Telecom Italia, who have generously provided use of their corporate premises in Venice. Sponsorship can cover a range of attractive items and activities, such as: pens or promotional gifts, an evening cocktail, other social activities or support services like a Cyber Café. Prominent notice will be given to sponsors in the publicity and at the conference. Previous sponsors have included Daimler Benz, Gemplus, GMD, ITATEL, Nokia, Philips, Thomson CSF and Thomson Multimedia. Major sponsors have been ARM Ltd, Ericsson and Siemens and the major sponsors for e-2000 were Infineon Technologies and Canon.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts are invited for e2001. Papers are welcome from all sources and not just Community Programmes. The conference language is English and abstracts should be for technical papers or for arranging complete sessions. Abstracts, no more than 300 words, should be emailed by 28 February 2001 to:
Paul T Kidd,
The abstract heading should state the title of the paper and the principal author's name and organisation, address, telephone, fax and email. Please use econf followed by your surname as the subject. In the case of joint authors, communications will be with the first named author who will be assumed to be the presenter unless we are informed otherwise. Any number of abstracts may be submitted but normally an author will not be invited to present more than one paper.

The Conference will follow a format of twenty minutes allowed for technical presentations, including questions. The event takes place in the attractive city of Venice and the author's registration fee will be approximately 550 Euro. Papers cannot be presented or published in the proceedings unless presenters have registered and paid the participant's fee before the papers are sent to the publisher. Authors, therefore, will need to have paid by end of June
Publishing schedule
Technical and plenary papers will be professionally published in book form, which will be issued on the opening day and later marketed throughout the industrial world. This requires the following time scale:
  • Abstracts submitted before end February
  • Abstracts accepted by end March
  • Draft papers submitted by end April
  • The Programme Committee's comments returned by end May
  • Final papers to be delivered in camera-ready format by end June
Topics include, but are not restricted to:
Next generation middleware technologies
Models & techniques for market mediation (portals, auctions, brokerage, …)
Knowledge technologies
Embedded systems for business and work applications
Intelligent systems for eCommerce
Smart cards and their applications
Security and privacy enhancing methods, technologies & tools, mobile code, open source
Digital signatures, encryption technologies
Trust, confidence, trusted third parties, WAP PKI
Wireless technologies and systems

Mobile internet & eCommerce applications
Virtual trading marketplaces
SME solutions
On-line financial services & payments
Electronic procurement
Plug & play solutions for dynamic extended enterprises and supply chain management applications
Smart organisations
Web-enabled cross-enterprise business processes
Knowledge management
Sustainable workplaces & workplace design

Challenges for an all-inclusive networked economy
Socio-economic effects on society & the environment
Job creation & employment aspects
eBusiness & eWork in emerging economies
Critical success factors for eBusiness
New economic indicators and metrics
Intangible assets management
Extended products: tangibles & intangibles
Macro-economic characteristics of the digital economy
eBusiness models & rules
Inter-operability and standardisation
Legal issues & taxation
Private copies & rights management issues
Social inclusion in work

Awareness and dissemination of best practices
Sectoral and regional development (the "regional digital economy")
Technology transfer issues
International "testbeds"
Entrepreneurship & investment capita

E-business: Key Issues, Applications and Technologies.
The papers from last year's e2000 and the previous EMMSEC series were published as quality books containing the full text of all technical papers and the strategic papers from plenary sessions. Each delegate received a free copy of the book on the opening day and the books were subsequently promoted and sold throughout the industrial world. The papers of e2001 will be published in a similar way.
Copies of last year's book of papers are now available. The book is not just about e-commerce but the broader theme of e-business which affects products, business processes, strategies, and relationships with customers, suppliers, distributors and competitors. The collected papers are from authors operating at the frontiers of developments so a reader can appreciate the directions in which these technologies are heading. The resulting 165 essays have been collated into ten sections, which have been grouped in three parts:
  • Key Issue
  • Applications Areas
  • Applications, Tools and Technologies:
Details: E-business: Key Issues, Applications and Technologies. Edited by Brian Stanford-Smith and Paul T. Kidd, 1145 pp., hardcover ISBN: 1 58603 089 2. Price: NLG 374,63 / EUR 170 / £ 107 / DM 335 / US $160.
Full details of this book can be found on our e2000 Proceedings Page.
Other titles in this series, and the corresponding Conferences are:

Advances in Information Technology (EMMSEC 97, Florence)
Technologies for the Information Society (EMMSEC 98, Bordeaux)
Business & Work in the Information Society (EMMSEC 99 Stockholm)
Full details of these books can be found on our EMMSEC Home Page.
The eBusiness and eWork 2001 International Programme Committee
Jean Barda, Netimage, France
John Beer, Canon, UK
Jürgen Bürstenbinder, Pixelpark, Germany
Enrica Chiozza, The European Commission
Pierre-Henri Cros, CERFACS, France
Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
Fabrizio Davide, Telecom Italia, Italy
Roberto Gagliardi, CPR, Italy
Geir Horn, Sintef, Norway
Paul Kidd, Cheshire Henbury, UK
Floris Kolvenbach, Digitial Film Center, The Netherlands
Farid Meinköhn, Cybercultus, Luxembourg
David Mitzman, InfoCamere, Italy
Alvero Oliveira, Alphamicro, Portugal
Roland Pleger, DLR, Germany
Jose Ribeiro Mendes, Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Portugal
Lothar Schrader, Infineon Technologies, Germany
Brian Stanford-Smith, Stanford Taylor Matchett, UK