INSEM - A PROJECT FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND ITS INSTITUTIONS
With their need to transmit large amounts of written documentation, the Community Institutions have taken a first step towards a united Europe in the field of communications by deciding to install an extensive infrastructure for electronic mail, linking the Institutions both with one another and with the Member States. To give a rough picture, in 1985 some 18,000 European officials were collaborating with almost 150,000 national officials, in an administrative apparatus with three main centres of activity (Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg). The main objective of the INSEM project is to promote the introduction within administrations of new information technologies, in particular those concerned with electronic document transmission. The techniques currently under examination are based on teletex, Office Document Architecture (ODA) and Message Handling System (MHS) technologies, which entails an architectural definition and implementation based on distributed processing, a multivendor procurement policy, compliance with standards to guarantee system interworking and portability of technical solutions. This paper explains what this project involves, both for the user and for the designer faced with the practical application of standards.
Bibliographic Reference: CONVENTION INFORMATIQUE '86, PARIS (FRANCE), SEPT. 17, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER F 32743 ORA
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