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[FYI] IST 99 - Explore the Information Society
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 13761
How radically will the revolutionary development of the Information
Society transform our everyday lives? What are the likely changes
brought by the information and communications technology applications
that are being developed at breath-taking speed? How can we obtain
full benefit of the new technologies in terms of new jobs, quality of
life for people of all ages, prosperity and competitiveness? How to
assure better security? Answers to these questions and many many more
will be sought in Helsinki, from 22 to 24 November, on the occasion
of the IST 99 Conference, organised by the Information Society
Directorate General of the European Commission, in cooperation with
the Finnish National Technology Agency (TEKES).
A great number of the world's leading IT specialists, industrialists,
politicians and Internet gurus have been invited to the Finnish
capital to debate during three days the visions and actions needed to
shape the future of the Information Society. The IST 99 conference,
expected to be the largest Information Society-related conference in
Europe, will be opened by Mr Erkki Liikanen, Member of the European
Commission responsible for Enterprise and Information Society,
together with Mr Erkki Tuomioja, Finnish Minister for Trade and
IST 99 is organised in Helsinki under the Finnish Council Presidency
following the success of the IST 98 Conference held in Vienna. As in
the previous year, the conference is expected to attract a great
number of representatives from leading information technology
companies, academia and government. It will open windows on the
future of the Information Society in terms of technologies and
applications, legal and regulatory frameworks, visionary scenarios of
how people will live in the future, emerging job opportunities, how
business will be competitive, and how governments will serve the
citizens. Together with the 4000 square metre exhibition, the IST 99
Conference will offer a vast array of information to anybody
interested in discovering how tomorrow's society will look like.
Parallel sessions and workshops cover a myriad of interesting themes
such as globalisation/localisation, education, youth, work,
employment, inclusion of old and disabled, international cooperation,
electronic commerce, policy and regulatory aspects, health, quality
of life etc.
The exhibition, which is open to everybody, will demonstrate the
results from EU R&D programmes in information and communications
technologies. The results of some 80 projects will be on show.
Special villages, pavilions and Info Stands will cover different
themes such as support actions and services of a horizontal nature,
partner search for collaborate R&D, and the European IST Prize.
Important Finnish technology applications and research activities
will be presented in the 'Meeting Finland' pavilion. In addition,
several non-EU countries will present their research activities and
some highly interactive music and image generating technologies will
be hosted in the 'Interaction Café'.
The Investment Forum, organised in parallel with the conference
sessions and workshops offers an opportunity for promising European
Information Society Technology ventures to come together and to meet
leading investors, advisors and industrialists. IST companies seeking
capital can apply to present their business and fund-raising plans.
The Forum will also include discussions on Europe's high-tech
investment prospects, processes and policies.
Another highlight of this three-day event will be the 1999 European
IST Prize Award Ceremony organised on 23 November 1999 with the
participation of high level representatives of the European
Commission and the Finnish Government, and Sir Derek Roberts,
Chairman of the Executive Jury. This year's prizes of 200,000 euros
each will go to the most 'Novel products with a high information
technologies content and evident market potential'. The European IST
prize is recognised for its excellence, objectivity and immediate
relevance to business. It is organised jointly by the EU's
Information Society Technologies programme and Euro-CASE, the
European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering.
Data Source Provider: European Commission, Information Society
Document Reference: IST 99 - Event announcement.
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C; IST
Subject Index Codes: Information, Media; Information Processing,
To register for the IST 99 Conference, please see the website, at:
IST 99 Conference Secretariat
Fax + 32-2-296-9037
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