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Workshop Roadmap Projects on Socio-economic aspects and sustainable development: IST research challenges for FP6

Brussels, 18 June 2003

Albert Borchette Building, Room AB-2B, Rue Froissart, 36; Brussels
Public transport: metro station ' Schuman '

The "New Working Environments" Unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, in the framework of the FP6 IST Programme, is organising a workshop on Roadmap Projects on Socio-economic aspects / sustainable development ( /ist/ka2/welcome.html ).

The workshop is envisaged to be the closing event of four strategic roadmaps launched by the KAII in early summer 2002 with the aim to prepare the ground for research initiatives in the Sixth Framework Programme using the new instruments of Integrated Projects (IP) and Networks of Excellence (NoE).

The major objectives of these projects are:

  • to identify the research challenges in the respective area, to assess Europe's competitive position and potential, and to derive strategic roadmaps for applied research driven by visionary scenarios;
  • to build constituencies and reach consensus by means of feedback loops with the stakeholders at all relevant levels.

The workshop objective is to explore the roadmaps' tangible results for future research in this area, enabling new ways and visions of approaching the future research challenges. We would like to provide an open forum to present the ongoing research topics and "landing places" for years ahead.

The outcome of this meeting would be translating Roadmaps into FP6 strategic priorities and research agendas and formulating direct proposals of this working group towards the research challenges and strategies to be suggested for inclusion into the Work Programme 2005/2006 research priorities.

As to the workshop character, the objective is to bring together the Roadmaps partners and a select interdisciplinary group of interested players from relevant fields and other IST projects.

If you would like to do a short presentation maximum 3-4 slides 5 minutes duration about your research ideas, please forward the slides in a electronic format to us, so we can organise them collectively in coherent way. The setting will be rather informal with short presentations to allow for exchange of views. We will contact you to confirm participation and discuss presentation details, subject to acceptance of contributions proposed and available space.

Outline Agenda

08:30 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
Welcome and opening - European Commission DG INFSO
Mr. Bror Salmelin , Head of Unit F4, New Working Environments
FP6 and IST Work Programme 2003/2004
Mr. Oluf Nielsen , Unit F4
The Maturing of the Sustainability Domain - SASKIA draft roadmap (IST-2001-38184)
Mr. Pol Descamps , Barco Projection
10:45 - 11:00
Q&A open discussion
New Partnerships for Sustainable Development and Knowledge Economy - NESKEY draft roadmap (IST-2001-39080)
Mr. Jan Ashkold , Eppa SA
11:30 - 11:45
Q&A open discussion
Towards Intelligent Sustainable Cities: visions for the future - INTELCITY draft roadmap (IST-2001-37373)
Mr. Stephen Curwell , University of Salford
12:15 - 12:30
Q&A open discussion
Growth-Nodes in a Knowledge Based Europe: A Policy Oriented Research Agenda - G-NIKE draft roadmap (IST-2001-38068)
Mr. Ramon O'Callaghan , Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
13:00 - 13:30
Q&A open discussion
Lunch break
Linking research with policy developement : ex-ante evaluation of strategies for a sustainable information society; research priorities
Mr. Peter Johnston , Head of Unit A4, Evaluation and Monitoring
Roundtable discussion on research challenges to be resolved:
  • The barriers to, and enablers for, moving towards the vision(s): IPR & Industry, Innovation and Rebound, Lifestyle change, Industry, Building, Shocks, Poverty impacts, Human capital, Culture, e-democracy and e-community
  • Roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders : overcoming barriers and promoting drivers for changes
  • Landing places (3,5,10 years ahead)
  • Translating Roadmaps into FP6 strategic priorities and research agendas : approaches taken, roadmap concept analysis, lessons learned
Moderated roundtable discussion
17:00 - 17:30
Direct proposals of the group towards FP6 Moderated roundtable discussion and conclusions


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