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Events Schedule

The Events listed below are directly or indirectly linked to the EUMEDIS Programme.

Marrakech, 01-03 March 2006
On March 01-03 2006, the Moroccan Ministry of Economic and General Affairs, in Charge of ICT and Telecoms, is organizing the International Forum of ICT Strategies and Investment (IFSI) in Marrakech.
Projects are invited to consider the opportunity of participating to the forum.
Below, you will find some more information on this event and the ways to participate. The deadline to answer this call for paper and submit abstracts is 20 January.

IFSI World Forum: the objectives
As a continuum of phase two of the World Summit on the Information Society, in Tunisia, IFISI is intended to bring effective and concrete answers to the complicated issue of funding of national, local and corporate ICT projects.
The primary goal of this forum is to afford countries and organizations to present business plans of their ICT investment projects and strategies to a varied audience of venture capitalists, private equity funds, and other capital providers. The event will also provide numerous networking opportunities for informal interaction between organizations seeking capital and prospective investors.
The Forum, with its emphasis on investment and ICT business will be articulated in session presentations and other parallel events. Ministers in charge of ICT, Economy, Trade and Industry, Secretaries of State, Heads of Investment Promotion Agencies, Presidents of Chamber of Commerce, senior representatives from international organizations, incubators, science and technology parks, free zones, are invited to give panel presentations during the three days of the Forum.
It will be also possible to show ICT investment projects in dedicated stands in the accompanying exhibition. Individual appointments between government officials and investors will be facilitated by the organizers prior and during the forum.

Participation details:
For more general information on the Forum, please see
Submit your project proposals, according to the standard model:
Submit your abstract through the online form, deadline 20 January:
Register at:

Brussels, 2 December 2005
Fore more information on the conclusions of the Summit and EUMEDIS projects? participation and activities, please visit the DEDICATED SECTION.

Tunis, 16-18 November 2005
For more information on the EUMEDIS projects participating, details on the programme, parallel events and background information, please see the DEDICATED SECTION.

Bordeaux, France, 20-24 March 2006

-  ESA is organized and supported by the European Network of Excellence INTEROP "Interoperability Research for Networked Enterprises Applications and Software" (IST- 508011, and the Integrated Project ATHENA "Advanced Technologies for Interoperability of Heterogeneous Enterprise Networks and their Applications" (IST-507849,, I-ESA brings together the world?s leading researchers and practitioners in the area of enterprise interoperability, dealing with a wealth of different issues of Interoperability for Enterprise Applications and Software.

I-ESA will be organised around four major activities:

* A Conference Programme result of a large Call for Papers with around 70 selected papers,
* Five Invited Speakers who will present a State of the Art in the various economic domains (IT, Services, Industry, Research and Standardisation, Bank) and a presentation of a representative of the European Commission who will present the orientation for the 7th Research Framework programme
* A set of Workshops, Invited sessions and Tutorials
* An Exhibition which will present the more recent products or Research results in the domain of I-ESA.


Papers are invited in the areas of interoperability, presenting original work and not previously published from academics and professionals.

Topics for the conference include, but are not limited to:
* Enterprise and networked enterprises Modelling Methods, Tools and Frameworks.
* Manufacturing systems applications interoperability
* Enterprise-Control Systems integration and interoperability
* Methods, Models and Tools for intra and interorganizations interoperability
* Interoperable Inter-enterprise Workflow systems
* Requirements Engineering for Interoperable Enterprise ontologies
* Standards for enterprise integration and interoperability
* Management of Distributed Enterprise Models
* Synchronisation and Interoperability of Distributed Enterprise Models and Modelling
* Support for Co-operative Work
* Enterprise Application Analysis and semantic elicitation
* Architectures and platforms for interoperability
* Ubiquity, Mobility, Open Architectures and large scale interoperability
* Model Driven Architectures
* Experiments and case studies relevant to the theme of the conference
* Interoperability of autonomous systems
* Case studies of systems?s interoperability
* Interoperability of autonomous systems
* Service oriented Architectures
* Interoperability of Digital Rights Management Systems
* Business models for interoperable products and services
* Ontology-based semantic annotations and meta-data for models and data interoperability
* Reasoning methods and tools for model transformation and data conciliation.

Please, download the I-ESA 2006 Call for Papers from the I-ESA website:

Dates and Submission
Papers due: November 30th, 2005
Acceptance notification: January 9th, 2006
Conference: March 22nd - 24th, 2006
Final papers due: April 15th, 2006

Doctoral Symposium
Papers and letters due: January 9th, 2006
Acceptance notification: January 31st, 2006
Doctoral Symposium: March 20th, 2006

Workshops, Tutorials & Invited Sessions
Workshop proposals due: October 30th, 2005
Acceptance of workshops: November 10th, 2005
Workshops: March 20th - 21st, 2006
Invited Session Proposals due: November 15th, 2005
Acceptance of Invited Sessions: January 9th, 2006
Invited Sessions: March 22nd - 24th, 2006

Early registration deadline: January 31st, 2006

General Chair.
Guy Doumeingts, ADELIOR France, FR
Emeritus Professor Université Bordeaux 1

General Vice-Chair.
Rainer Ruggaber, SAP, DE

International Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Gérard Morel, Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I, FR
Jörg P. Müller, Siemens Corporate Technology, DE.

Local Organization Chair.
Bruno Vallespir, Université Bordeaux 1, FR

Pretoria, 3-5 May 2006

The CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, will host the first ?Regional Impact of Information Society Technologies in Africa ("IST-Africa ")? Conference, which will take place from 3 to 5 May 2006. This is the first in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission. The Conference aims to bridge the digital divide and promote ICT as a tool for development. Delegates from commercial, government and research organisations across Africa and from Europe will share knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice.

EUMEDIS goes to great lengths to support ICT development in the North African, Mediterranean region. Initiatives like the EMISPHER project seek to improve the healthcare system in the Euro-Mediterranean region through an integral internet satellite network. Similarly, IST Africa has organised a workshop aimed at creating greater awareness of eHealth issues. The workshop also gave practical training on the use of ICT. Other workshops organised throughout 2006 will contribute to training people in ICT so that they can support the continent?s economic development.

The call for papers for the IST-Africa 2006 Conference has now been published with a deadline of 30th November 2005 for paper and workshop submissions.

For more information:

14,15 November 2005, Barcelona:

Participants will discuss and put forward proposals on how to obtain better knowledge about the real situation in the Mediterranean area in terms of health. They will also focus on e-health and free circulation of patients and professionals, all aimed at improving citizens? health. Ultimately, the conference will contribute to creating long-lasting health policies and will promote experience and best practices.
Ten years after the Barcelona declaration, the Euro-Mediterranean Conference will build upon the good neighbourly relations that have been fostered between countries in the region and will further develop regional and sub-regional cooperation in the field of health.

For more information on the Euromediterranean Conference:
If you are interested in participating in the Euromed health Forum, please contact for more information

26 November 2005, Cagliari (Italy):

This conference will address eLearning in the following 4 areas:

-  Education: School, University, High Education, and Life-long Education applications of e-learning tools and methodologies. What is their impact on teachers, learners and on new pedagogical issues?
-  Health: applications of e-learning in the health system, both public and private. How does it affect Continuing Medical Education and training on new methodologies of treating diseases?
-  Public Administration: e-Learning applications to education and training of government employees and officials. What are the new issues and methodologies being developed and tested?
-  SMEs: applications of e-learning in education and training of workers and managers in small and medium enterprises. What is the cost effectiveness compared to traditional training?

Calls for papers untill 29 October.
For more information see Conference website

21-24 May 2006, Washington D.C. (USA):

The Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is the international professional organisation dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organisations. IRMA?s primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals.

This year?s conference is on the theme of "Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management". It will take place at the Wyndham Hotel in Washington D.C., on the 21-24 May 2006. Submission is open till 5th of October.

All relevant information on registration, call for participation and details of the conference are available on the website of the conference.

7-8 November, Brussels, (Belgium):

The 14th edition of the ‘Global Forum/Shaping the Future? will take place on the 7-8th of November 2005 at the Palais d?Egmont in Brussels.

The Forum is an annual international and independent event, dedicated to the economic, political, social and societal issues related to the successful evolution of the Knowledge Society.

The Belgian Federal Government, at the occasion of its 175th anniversary, is partner of the event. Belgian?s Prime Minister, Hon. Guy Verhofstat, will be present and the European Commission will participate to the Forum.

For more information on the event, see:
The draft Programme
The invitation letter

19-20 September, Milan (Italy):

The program will conclude and present to relevant medical and industry communities the EUMEDIS healthcare project PARADIGMA, the respective developed applications ( and is propedeutic to the exploitation of the results in the future.

The main objective is to illustrate to potential users and sponsors the achievements and the potentiality of the developed concepts and respective software tools, specifically the clinical pathways for the following diseases:

-  Prophylaxis of thromboembolism and monitoring of anticoagulant treatment

-  Colorectal cancer

-  Intensive care (evaluation and improvement of performance)

-  Infant death reduction

These main subjects will be complemented with the presentation of healthcare processes digitalisation trends, the EU and MED strategies and approaches as well as the ICT infrastructures and developments to support those fields.

Subscriptions and further details, continuously updated, on this relevant event are available though the seminar web site

Please contact OMM or SILICON () the organisations in charge of the seminar, for any further information.

7 July, Athens, (Greece):
Digital World Forum 2005, the 5th event for Telecoms, IT, Internet & Media in South East Europe, will take place on July 7th 2005 in Athens.
The internationally recognised forum will be a meeting of key industry personalities, users and policy makers discussing Competitiveness and innovation for growth through the leveraging of technologies.
Some of the main topics are:
• The Importance of ICT Policy for Competitiveness - New Techno Economic Paradigms and Lessons for the nations of South Europe/ E.Med
• Achieving Growth and Job Creation - How to Attract ICT Investment and Develop Indigenous Resources in the Region, in the Era of ?Job Migration?
• Promoting ICT Investment in the Region
• Corporate Strategies to Overcome Complexity-ICT Application Scenarios for the Future
• Citizens First - In Search of Innovative Transformation in Public Sector in the European South
• Building Momentum in the Information Society ( IS ) Programs in Greece and the Region

For more information, speaking opportunities or on-line registration please see:
Digital World Forum 2005 website

18-25 June, Venice, (Italy):

Organised from seven Universities in Germany, Belgium and Italy, the school will focus on a new and rapidly growing field - the area of ‚Neuro-IT? and ‚neuroengineering? where neuroscience, information technology and robotics are approaching each other and starting to merge in interdisciplinary projects. The school is organized and funded by, which aims at building a critical mass of new interdisciplinary research excellence at the interface between neurosciences and information technologies within the European Union and its associated states. The 2005 school will thematically focus on the neuroenginering of cognitive functions.

The school will be hosted by the Telecom Italia Learning Services SpA. in San Marco, Campo San Salvador a beautiful historical site near the famous Rialto Bridge in the heart of Venice.

The school will have a duration of 8 days in total with 6 days devoted to teaching. All issues will be dealt with, in an interdisciplinary way, both from the biological and the IT/engineering perspective.

The topics for tutorials and lectures will include:
• Sensory integration - multimodal interaction - attention - awareness
• Sensorimotor interaction - action planning - decision making
• Learning - memory - development
• Neuroprosthetics - brain-machine interfaces
• Biologically inspired robots - evolutionary approaches - architectures

For more information, see

7 June, Rome, (Italy):
The EUMEDIS Project 211 EMED-TDS.COM will organise this International Conference in order to discuss the issue of Information Society and E-Business and its contribution to economic development in the Mediterranean. Representatives of Chambers of Commerce from Egypt, Morocco, Israel and Turkey will participate in this event.

For more information, see the Programme of the conference (in italian).

19 May, Brussels, (Belgium):
A multi-annual, multi-stakeholder drive to build digital competence at home, school and the workplace was launched by Viviane Reding, the Commissioner for Information Society and Media, and Ján Figel?, the Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Multilingualism, at a multi-stakeholder conference entitled ?Towards a learning society?, in Brussels on 19th May.

Stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors are working closely together to improve research, innovation and lifelong learning in a ?knowledge triangle?, through the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). These technologies have the potential to significantly advance our progress towards the growth and jobs objectives of the revised Lisbon strategy, as new open and flexible forms of ICT supported learning (e-learning) are increasingly being us

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the ?Barcelona Declaration?, the Government of Catalonia and specifically the Ministry of Health have decided to host an International Forum of the Euro-Mediterranean region. The conference aims to further improve progress in political collaboration regarding health.

Participants will discuss and put forward proposals on how to obtain better knowledge about the real situation in the Mediterranean area in terms of health. They will also focus on e-health and free circulation of patients and professionals, all aimed at improving citizens? health. Ultimately, the conference will contribute to creating long-lasting health policies and will promote experience and best practices.

Experts from around the world in the fields of will take the lead in debates on issues such as social security, management of health services, migration and health policies and information technology in health care. Ten years after the Barcelona declaration, the Euro-Mediterranean Conference will build upon the good neighbourly relations that have been fostered between countries in the region and will further develop regional and sub-regional cooperation in the field of health.

For more information on the Euromediterranean Conference:

If you are interested in participating in the Euromed Health Forum, please e-mail for more information