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Call for tenders for two studies in the area of multimedia publishing and information engineering

The Commission has issued an invitation to tender for two studies in the area of multimedia publishing and information engineering. This area is concerned with improving the usability of information through better methods of design, creation, dissemination and access to integr...

The Commission has issued an invitation to tender for two studies in the area of multimedia publishing and information engineering. This area is concerned with improving the usability of information through better methods of design, creation, dissemination and access to integrated multimedia information services. The studies are: - "Information Engineering 2001 -Identifying the influential technologies and their impact": This study will review the new and emerging technologies which are likely to have an impact in the area of multimedia publishing and information engineering within the period 1995-2001. It will forecast the interaction of those technologies and evaluate the probable competitive position of European industry. (Reference: ELPUB-2001). - "Corporate publishing": This study will investigate the opportunities, problems and priorities in corporate publishing systems. It will identify categories of corporate publishing and the types of organization most likely to utilize and exploit them. It will evaluate "best practice" in the industry, with particular relevance to results which can be integrated into the corporate publishing application pilot areas of the multimedia publishing and information engineering initiative.(Reference: ELPUB-2002). The studies are part of the preparatory actions for further activities in multimedia publishing and information engineering. Tenderers may include an offer for a single study or for both studies requested in the technical specifications. Written requests for the tendering documents should indicate the name and address of the requesting organization or person and should be addressed to: European Commission DG XIII/E Contract Management Batiment Jean Monnet (B4/4) L-2920 Luxembourg Fax +352-430133909