The theme of the IST 2003 event
held in Milan, Italy was The Opportunities Ahead. The event was
organised within the framework of the Italian European Union
Presidency by the European Commission's Information Society Directorate-General,
the Lombardy region and the Italian Ministry of Technology and
Innovation. IST 2003 was held in partnership with SMAU, one of
Europe's largest ICT events, and with the participation of the
European Investment Forum.
The conference part of the
even was focussed around a number of spotlight topics. These
- New broadband and wireless
- Advanced interfaces using
all our senses;
- Grids and peer-to-peer paradigms;
- The move towards the nano-scale;
- Cutting across these four
topics, there was special focus placed on small and medium size
enterprises and their role in seizing and stimulating opportunities.
As in the previous years, the
purpose of the IST event was to show the latest European strategies
concerning the ICT world, from security items to technology researches,
from telecommunications liberalisation to broadband services.