In the context of the ACTS Programme for R&D in advanced communications technologies and services, the EC is exploring requirements and options for the orientation of future collaborative R&D in the context of the emerging networked information society. You are hereby invited to contribute to the identification, refinement and detailed definition of technology development requirements, options and the related R&D Tasks. These should be of a pre-competitive, pre-normative or pre-regulatory nature, and must clearly be relevant to priorities for trans-European services and applications. They must also respond to the technological challenges for network and service interoperation and service management in the context of liberalisation of telecommunication services by 1998, and have an explicit focus on long-term European information society issues and/or visionary research.
|I. Rationale and context of the R&D||II. Description of the specific R&D Tasks|
|1. Overall Vision and Objective||1. Background (state of the art reference)|
|2. Scope||2. Objective for the Task|
|3. Issues||3. Technical Approach|
|4. Relations with on-going work||4. Key results and milestones|
|5. References and comments|
Based on the contributions received, a draft document will be prepared and made available to all contributors. The authors of major contributions will be invited to a workshop (tentative date : 3 June 1996) to review and consolidate the contributions into a consistent R&D requirements document.
The outcome of this effort will be made available to all interested parties through a further consultation meeting.
While contributions are welcome in any form, we would prefer to receive these in an MS-Word compatible format via Email sent to the following address :
In case you prefer Fax, please use one of the following numbers :
For normal mail the appropriate Commission address is as follows :
Your suggestions and contributions should be structured according to the above mentioned headings, and should reach us before 30April 1996.
Please include in your message: your postal address, telephone, fax and Email numbers.