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Call for Papers

eBusiness and eWork 2002 Conference and Exhibition
Prague, Czech Republic, 16-18 October 2002

e2002 takes placein the beautiful city of Prague. This is the twelfth 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:
 
  • Simon Breakwell, Managing Director of Europe and Vice President International of Expedia, speaking on Building a sustainable e-business;
  • Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President of Oracle EMEA, speaking on The move to simplicity & profit - IT today & tomorrow;
  • John Meyer, President of EDS EMEA, speaking on Security and privacy services - How to defend Europe's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks;
  • Eric Molyneux, Director of Video Arts, speaking on Unleashing e-Learning;
  • Geoff Sutton, Director of MSN.co.uk, speaking on The future of digital marketing; and
  • Rosalie Zobel, Director of the European Commission, speaking on New methods of work and electronic commerce.
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.
 
Exhibition
The exhibition will consist of posters and demonstrations covering eBusiness and eWork project results, software applications, services and publications. Demonstrations will show results and posters will describe potential industrial benefits and be mainly visual, with further details in handouts. The exhibition call will appear with the advance programme and on the web site.
 
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.
 
Sponsors
The advance programme will include a call for sponsors. The primary sponsor for e2002 is the European Commission IST Programme, Key Action II, New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce. Other sponsors are sought. 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. The major sponsors for e2000 were Infineon Technologies and Canon Europe. The major sponsors for e2001 were Telecom Italia and Canon Europe.
 
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts are invited for e2002. Papers are welcome from all sources and not just Euroepan Commission 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 2002 to:
Paul T Kidd,
Submission of abstracts for e2002 is now closed. However, abstracts may still be submitted for publication in the eBusiness and eWork Virtual Conference.
 
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 Prague and the author's registration fee will be approximately 600 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 mid-July. It is a condition of submitting an abstract that authors accept this ruling.
 
Publishing schedule
Technical and plenary papers will be professionally published in book form, which will be issued the the delegates 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:
TECHNOLOGIES
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

SOLUTIONS
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
WORK & BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
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
Self-regulation
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 capital
Innovation, technology transfer, best practice &
entrepreneurship
eBusiness & eWork Conference Proceedings
The papers from e2000, e2001 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 e2002 will be published in a similar way.
 
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. More than 170 contributions provide a cross section of objectives and experiences. The ideas, aims, progress and experience in this book should provide the inspiration to take on the new technologies in order to improve business or to initiate one's own research. Business managers should benefit from learning about the coming technologies and the attitudes of those that are uncovering them. It is vitally important to discover what the Internet revolution means for business but it could also be profitable to uncover any opportunities for offering services and products in this area. Leading contributions come from Cisco, Canon, Telecom Italia LAB, IBM, the George Mason University (USA), and the European Commission. The resulting essays have been collated into nineteen sections, grouped in two volumes.
Details of e2001 proceedings: E-work and E-commerce: Novel Solutions and Practices for a Global Networked Economy. Edited by Brian Stanford-Smith and Enrica Chiozza, 1230 pp., hardcover ISBN: 1 58603 205 4. Price: EUR 190 / £ 120 /US $190.
 
Full details of this book can be found on our e2001 Proceedings Page.
 
Details of e2000 proceedings: 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 2002 International Programme Committee
A distinguished programme committee is being formed to select the abstracts, compile the programme, review the draft papers and chair sessions. The e2002 Programme Committee is:
Juan Angulo, META4, Spain
Jean Barda, Netimage, France
John Beer, Canon Europe, UK
Jürgen Bürstenbinder, T-Systems/Berkom, Germany
Enrica Chiozza, The European Commission
Pierre-Henri Cros, CERFACS, France
Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
Éva Feuer, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungary
Roberto Gagliardi, CPR, Italy
Fabian Garcia Pastor, Innovatica, Spain
Tadeusz Grabowiecki, Silesian Technical University, Poland
Geir Horn, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Romeo Ilie, National Institute for R&D in Informatics, Romania
Sylvia Ilieva, Bulgarian Academy of Science Bulgaria
Paul Kidd, Cheshire Henbury, UK
Marián Krsko, Synergy - VCG, Slovakia
Farid Meinköhn, Cybercultus, Luxembourg
Jose Ribeiro Mendes, Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Portugal
David Mitzman, InfoCamere, Italy
Josef Novak, ICCC, Czech Republic
Alvero Oliveira, Alphamicro, Portugal
Roland Pleger, DLR, Germany
Lothar Schrader, Infineon Technologies, Germany
Brian Stanford-Smith, STM, UK