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Tasks covered by Esprit calls for proposals, plus deadlines
Tasks are described in the work-programme , and details of the thematic calls can be found here

16 September 1997
DEADLINE for proposals under the one-step scheme: 16 December 1997
(Note: for Task 4.4, 16 February 1998)
DEADLINE for proposals for the first step of the two-step scheme: 16 October 1997
Electronic submission is strongly recommended for all short proposals
(ie, first-step proposals in the two-step scheme)

Evaluation scheme
1: Software Technologies All R&D tasks (Areas 1 to 4)
Trial Applications (1.32)
Proposals for Statistical Systems are also being called.
2: Technologies for Components & Subsystems All tasks in Areas 1, 2 and 3
3: Multimedia Systems All R&D tasks (Areas 1 and 2)
All PST activities (Activities 1 and 2)
4: Long-Term Research 4.2: Reactiveness to Industrial Needs (Area 2)
4.3 and 4.4: Proactiveness (Area 3)
5: Open Microprocessor Systems Initiative All tasks except 5.11, 5.12 and 5.16
6: High-Performance Computing & Networking All tasks in Areas 1, 3 and 4
8: Integration in Manufacturing 8.1, 8.3, 8.7, 8.8, 8.11, 8.23
Information Access & Interfaces See Esprit Thematic Calls in the
1997 Information Package
IT for Learning & Training in Industry See Esprit Thematic Calls in the
1997 Information Package

Please Note
The call of 16 September also invites proposals that address information technologies for satellite communications , with the evaluation of proposals held in conjunction with the ACTS programme. Further details are provided in the call text .

Joint calls with other programmes

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS), with the IMT programme Refer to call for proposals Published 15 April 97:
DEADLINE for outline proposals: 21 January 98 - for full proposals: 31 March 98
Concurrent Engineering in Aeronautics, with the IMT programme Refer to call for proposals Published 31 Oct 97:
DEADLINE 2 February 98

Continuous submission
Evaluation scheme: one-step
DEADLINE: 17 March 1998
Note: the continuous submission scheme is not expected to be continued after this date

1: Software Technologies 1.33 (Leveraging Actions)
2: Technologies for Components & Subsystems 2.7 and 2.27 (ESD); 2.28 (Design Clusters); 2.9 (SEA); 2.26 (FUSE)
5: Open Microprocessor Systems Initiative 5.16 (Small Demonstrator Projects for SMEs)
6: High-Performance Computing & Networking 6.21, 6.22 (Preparatory/First User Actions)
6.23, 6.24 (Demonstration/Best Practice)
7: Technologies for Business Processes 7.17 (Electronic Commerce Infrastructure)
8: Integration in Manufacturing 8.20 (Best Practice in Manufacturing)
ALL DOMAINS 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.9

Please note this date
17 March 1998
Last planned call by Esprit under the Fourth Framework Programme and final closing date now anticipated for all proposals made under the continuous submission scheme.

Please note that some small details may change before a call is launched.
Always check the terms of a call when officially published.
All call texts will be made available on or via the Esprit website.

Esprit home page | 16 September call | Work-programme | Information Package | Key dates

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