The Commission of the European Communities gives advanced notice of a call for proposals within the framework of the specific research and technological development programme in the field of information technologies (ESPRIT 1990-1994). It is intended that the call in this context is to be launched in the first quarter of 1993. In order to inform industry and science in advance, an information day will be held in Brussels on Friday 5 February 1993. Furthermore, representatives of the Commission will contribute to national information days which may be organized at the initiative of the Member States. The text of the call for proposals will be published in a future edition of the Official Journal of the European Communities.