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EPHOS '94 Conference

The EPHOS '94 Conference will take place in Brussels on 21-22 April to publicly launch the European Procurement Handbook for Open Systems (EPHOS).

Designed for public administration planners and procurers of information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) equipment and s...

21 April 1994 - 21 April 1994
Belgium

The EPHOS '94 Conference will take place in Brussels on 21-22 April to publicly launch the European Procurement Handbook for Open Systems (EPHOS).

Designed for public administration planners and procurers of information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) equipment and services, EPHOS reports in detail on the most relevant IT&T interoperable technologies. It maps the route to the procurement of IT&T systems that are open and conform to European and international standards, advising on proven technologies offering the best path to the acquisition of conformant interoperable products.

The two-day conference, supported by the European Commission (DG XIII), will be attended by policy makers, IT&T strategists and experts in planning and public procurement. It will provide a platform for open discussion and debate on the policies, strategies, standards and technologies supporting the EPHOS drive.

The first day of the Conference addresses the non-technical professional. This offers the opportunity for interested parties to understand the principles guiding EPHOS and to discuss IT&T implementation and Open Systems policy and strategic issues which may apply to their own organizations.

The morning of the second day will be devoted to discussion of the practical aspects of the technical, standardization and operational subjects underlying EPHOS. In particular, topics will include standardization, with implementational and operational examples, benefits arising from the use of EPHOS guidance, and cost-cutting measures aimed at improving organizational set-up.

The afternoon will focus on the interrelationships between EPHOS and other European Union information technology and telecommunications actions, such as Interchange of Data between Administrations (IDA) and European Nervous Systems (ENS), as well as the EPHOS influence on Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics System programme (CALS) first launched by the US government and now extending to countries in Europe.
For full information, please contact:

EPHOS Awareness Office
XCOMS International
54 rue d'Angoussart
B-1301 Bierges
Tel. +32-10-411172; Fax +32-10-411742

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