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 (organised by the PRELUDE Challenge grid of 20 European Regions)
Chair: Mr. Tom Kirby, Director general of the Midwest Region of Ireland and President of the PRELUDE Challenge grid
Moderator: Mrs. Irina Zalisova, Managing Director of EPMA, Czech Republic, and executive secretary of the Scientific Commiittee for Innovation (SIR) of PRELUDE

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. 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 (organised by the IANIS network lead by [email protected])
Chair: Mr. Matthias Mueller, Chair of the IANIS network , Free State of Saxony, Germany
Moderator: Mr. Gareth Hughes, [email protected] CEO

Note: The enlargement of the European Union to 25 countries has produced significative 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

Session A Session B Session C
Open source applications applications for eGovernment Open source applications for local development Open source for eLearning
Presentation of 2 best practices
Comments and conclusions
Questions and answers
Presentation of 2 best practices
Comments and conclusions
Questions and answers
Presentation of 2 best practices
Comments and conclusions
Questions and answers

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Parallel sessions

Session A Session B Session C
User authentication and security system Office automation and telework system Knowledge management
system
Presentation of 2 best practices
Comments and conclusions
Questions and answers
Presentation of 2 best practices
Comments and conclusions
Questions and answers
Presentation of 2 best practices
Comments and conclusions
Questions and answers

17:30
End of the second day

18:30
OPTIONAL: Visit to the salt mine in Wieliczka (the outskirts of Cracow) and dinner in its restaurant located 120 meters below earth surface (previous registration, payment on your own).