Eisco 2005 - european information society conference

Conference programme

3rd June 2005, Friday

09:30 - 11:00
Second Plenary Session:
Interregional cooperation. Promoting ICT Research and Innovation through Clusters for Innovation (Session organised by the PRELUDE Challenge grid of 20 European Regions)

Chair: Thomas Kirby, Director General of the Midwest Region of Ireland and President of the PRELUDE Challenge grid, presentation 
Moderator: Ann Macintosh, Professor of eGovernance, Director of the International Teledemocracy Centre at Napier University and Member of the Scientific Commiittee for Innovation and Research (SIR) of PRELUDE Challenge, United Kingdom

Keynote speaker:
Agnès Bradier, Deputy Head of Unit eGovernment, DG INFSO, European Commission - "Innovative government in Europe, a research perspective on local and regional eGovernment"

Panel:
Regional and European Research in the field of eGovernment and eBusiness

  • Agnès Bradier, Deputy Head of Unit eGovernment, DG INFSO, European Commission
  • Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Rector of the AGH University of Science and Technology of Krakow, Poland
  • Sara Eriksén, Professor of the Informatics and Work, School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Open discussion with participants

Note: The PRELUDE Challenge has organised 7 European clusters for innovation where Local innovators from Universities, ICT companies and local administration cooperate with a common programme. The session will present some practical results of this work and the model being followed to promote clusters in a local and regional dimension, contributing to the integration of regional research and innovation in ERA (European Research Area) and the participation of public administrations in the DG Information Society Programmes of the European Commission. The Scientific Committee for Research and Innovation (SIR) of the Prelude Challenge will be presented. Participants will be encouraged to register previously for the open discussion of 30 minutes that will conclude the session.

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break

11.30 – 13:00
Third Plenary Session:
Interregional cooperation: Opportunities for administrations under the new EU cohesion policy and the follow-up of the Innovative Actions programmes of ERDF and ESF (Session organised by the IANIS network lead by [email protected] - The European Regional Information Society Association that coordinated IANIS network from October 2002 to September 2004)

Chair and moderator: Matthias Müller, IANIS Managing Authority, Germany

Keynote speakers:

  • Marielle Riché, Head of Sector responsible for Information Society, Innovative Actions Unit, DG Regio, European Commission - "Innovation and regional policy: the way forward"
  • Nello Ventresca, Director for Information Society Development, Abruzzo Region, Italy -"Abruzzo's RIAP: Lessons learnt"
  • Risto Poutiainen, Planning Director, Region of North Karelia, Finland - "East Finland's RIAP: Lessons learnt"
  • Przemysław Skałecki, KSI ZUS project's manager, Prokom Software SA; Dariusz Dagiel, Director of the Central Data Department of ZUS, Poland - "Citizens' rights to information in the public databases"

Open discussion with participants

Note: The enlargement of the European Union to 25 countries has produced significant changes in the regional development and employment policies of the European Commission. On the other hand, the European regional networks have re-discussed their cooperation strategies in the new context and developed new policies to make use of the opportunities that are being discussed within the EU. The session will draw on these developments and present some outstanding regional experiences. Participants will be encouraged to register previously for the open discussion of 30 minutes that will conclude the session.

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch/Buffet

14:00 – 15:30
Parallel sessions presenting "Best Practices"

Session A Session B Session C
Open source applications for networked eGovernment eInclusion Ongoing projects in CEEC

Chair: Tom Mac Inerney, LGCSB (Ireland)

Moderator: Sébastien Lévy, Items International (France)

Chair: Thomas Prorok, KDZ (Austria)

Moderator: Martin van Rossum, chair PRELUDE KM Cluster (Netherlands)

Questions, comments, conclusions

Chair: Louise Lassonde, UNITAR (Switzerland)

Moderator: Tomas Rencin, Union of Towns and Communities of the Czech Republic

Questions, comments, conclusions

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Parallel sessions presenting "Best Practices"

Session A Session B Session C
Open source applications for networked eGovernment User authentication and security system Ongoing projects in CEEC

Chair: Antonio Cossu, Ancitel CEO (Italy)

Moderator: Flavia Marzano, Scientific Committee of the Master in open source management, Univ.of Pisa (Italy),

Chair: Erling Sörensen, Information Society FYN (Denmark)

Moderator: Dariusz Woźniak, Cities on Internet Association (Poland)

Quesstions, comments, conclusions

Chair: Christophe Pannetier, DIGIPORT (France)

Moderator: Peter Druga, ITAPA (Slovakia)

Questions, comments, conclusions

17:30
End of the second day of the conference

18:30
OPTIONAL:
Visit to the salt mine in Wieliczka (the outskirts of Cracow)
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See programme on: Thursday (2nd June) Saturday (4th June)

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