The post-Conference workshops on 28 November are an opportunity for Conference participants to meet and work with others having similar interests. They are being held in the Congress Centre and surrounding Commission premises. No registration now necessary - just turn up (but seats are limited for all workshops). Final agendas for all workshops will be circulated during the three days of the Conference itself.
Salle Conseil in SRBII, 09.00-12.30
Examines the extent to which the manufacturing and productive sectors have become dependent on in-house or contracted out-service functions, in addition to their core competence in manufacturing, in order to remain competitive. Increasingly, these functions are geographically distributed, and their function is dependent on a sophisticated information and communications infrastructure.
Grande Salle in SRBII, 09.00-17.00
Aims to: review changing patterns in manufacturing and production enterprises, and the ways in which industry is responding to the challenge of market globalisation; identify future manufacturing paradigms which can act as the driving force for future research and technological development initiatives; and identify areas where the Framework Programme of research can contribute to accelerating the speed with which industry can adapt to these future requirements.
Ronald MacKay, e-mail (E-mail removed)
Benelux Hall, Congress Centre , 09.30-12.30
From the beginning of the Fourth Framework Programme, Esprit has encouraged the participation of organisations from Central and Eastern Europe, the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union and, more recently, from Mediterranean partner countries. But up till now the actual participation rate has been moderate. As detailed in the draft agenda , this half-day (09.30-12.30) workshop will provide information about current possibilities for non-EU countries to participate in Esprit, identify existing obstacles, and make recommendations on how to overcome them.
There are useful Esprit documents covering guidelines for non-EU participation , recent international cooperation projects and non-EU contact points . The most relevant sessions in the Conference programme are in the Major Initiatives stream.
Erik Habers, e-mail (E-mail removed)
Hotel Ibis, 09.00-17.00
Aims to identify the actions necessary for a more effective promotion of networking best practice in industry. Examines the current state of play and presents flagship projects now underway in Europe, including a status report on the HPCN networking best practice and experiments projects. Considers potential benefits from the use of advanced networking services, the current hot issues, and possible pitfalls.
Dynasty B, 09.00-13.00
Bring together users of computers distributed by the newly formed QSW company, namely SIMD Quadrics and MIMD CS-2 computers, to share their experiences on applications and production use of the machines. Enables users of SIMD and MIMD machines share experiences.
Audiovisual Room, 10.30-16.00
Promotes mathematical optimisation by demonstrating the ability to solve presently unsolvable "huge problems" using HPCN and modern OR methods and software.
Shell II Hall, Congress Centre, 10.00-18.00
The Esprit project PCI and several others have shown that HPCN technologies are now mature and cost-effective in a wide variety of industrial sectors, such as consumer goods and advanced materials, where they have not hitherto been used very often. As many of the industries in these sectors are small or medium sized, scalable HPCN systems seem to be the most appropriate technology. In this workshop, a series of ongoing activities will be presented showing concrete example of HPCN technology-transfer activities in Esprit. Results will also be presented of a survey (initiated by the Commission) into the current situation of European parallel HPCN tools, covering their functionality and market prospects. Presentations of new activities will concentrate on how HPCN technologies can be accessed by SMEs via the HPCN Technology Transfer Nodes (TTNs).
Rigobert Foka, e-mail (E-mail removed)
Lippens Hall, Congress Centre , 09.00-17.00
This workshop aims to provide an information, discussion and networking forum for all those interested in Esprit's Long-Term Research (LTR) activities, whether they participate in ongoing LTR projects or would like to find out about the opportunities for such participation. The draft agenda consists of a succession of short information sessions and panel discussions covering both current and future activities, including planning for the Fifth Framework Programme. Registration in advance is strongly advised.
Follow-up contact: (E-mail removed)
Astrid Hall, Congress Centre, 09.30-15.30
Examines and reviews the software technology activities proposed for 1997, and possible directions forward into the Fifth Framework Programme, currently being planned. The agenda covers the software technologies part of the 1997 work-programme, progress so far in Esprit, and what should be expected from the Esprit programme.
Follow-up contact : Joe Gorman, e-mail (E-mail removed)
Shell I Hall, Congress Centre, 09.30-16.30
Presents experts' advice and real-life experiences of companies using the Web today. Features the "Worldwide Web UserNet" initiative, which aims to fill the divide between the developers' technology approach and the users' business culture. Also presents the "Information Networks for SME Support Organisations" Round Table, and its memorandum of understanding (MoU); this is in turn supported by the European part of the G7 project " Global Marketplace for SMEs ". An MoU signing ceremony accompanies this workshop.
Follow-up contact: Ulrich Boes, fax +32 / 2-296-8364, e-mail (E-mail removed)
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