The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a call for expressions of interest for organizations or individuals wishing to be associated with the RTD Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS) programme (1994-1998). Following a successful first call for proposals (OJ No C 357 of 15.12.1994) which established the basis of the ACTS programme, the European Commission will be launching a second call for proposals in September 1995. This second call will aim to: - Enhance involvement in the ACTS programme through: . Enlargement of participation (in particular providing opportunities for organizations to join existing ACTS projects); . Horizontal links bridging field trials supported in different programmes on national, EU and international levels; . Vertical links bridging gaps between advanced communications trials in ACTS and user communities; . Concerted actions providing specific fora for consensus formation and consolidation of guidelines for the introduction of advanced services; . Secondment of young engineers to work as visiting scientists within ACTS projects and national host organizations outside of their country of origin; - Consolidation of technological work in the areas of: . Cellular television and interactive multimedia environments; . Harmonized control and management in photonic networks; . Satellite components for third generation mobile and broadband wireless systems; . Service creation processes and experimental service development. For further information and application forms, please contact: European Commission DG XIII-B/ACTS 200 rue de la Loi (BU9-4/82) B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2963415; Fax +32-2-2950654 E-mail: ACO@postman.dg13.cec.be E-mail: email@example.com The use of electronic mail is strongly recommended. General information related to the ACTS programme is also available on the Internet and on CompuServe: - FTP from Stuttgart University: ftp.rus.uni-stuttgart.de/pug/org/cec/acts - WWW home page at Analysys: http://www.analysys.co.uk/acts/ - The TWEUROPA Forum of CompuServe: GO TWEUROPA An interim draft of the workplan for the second call and details of the trials being supported by ACTS projects will be uploaded to these servers by 20 July 1995.