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European Information Technology Conference 1995 (EITC'95) - Preliminary programme

This year's European Information Technology Conference (EITC) will take place in Brussels on 27-29 November 1995.

The event will provide an opportunity to explore the latest information technologies and to contribute to the debate on the social, societal and cultural aspects ...

27 November 1995 - 27 November 1995
Belgium

This year's European Information Technology Conference (EITC) will take place in Brussels on 27-29 November 1995.

The event will provide an opportunity to explore the latest information technologies and to contribute to the debate on the social, societal and cultural aspects of the Information Society.

The rapid integration of information and communication technologies into our professional and private lives is transforming society into the "information society", with information increasingly regarded as a basic economic resource. A host of new social and economic opportunities are opening up which , at the same time, are bringing new challenges in their wake. The theme of EITC '95 is "Managing Change". The conference will focus on the challenges to individuals, enterprises and the public sector in contributing and adapting to the Information Society.


The first part of the conference is devoted to technological issues, and provides a platform for exchanging information on leading-edge technologies and on the results of the Information Technologies programme. Four panel-based parallel sessions will address the challenges for individuals, enterprises and the public sector and also cover components and the dissemination of best practice, key elements driving the change to the Information Society.

The first part will also focus on three themes: intelligent interfaces and interaction, safety and regulation, and information management.

The second part of the conference opens by using a case-study approach to examine the successful application of information technologies (IT) in the maritime, aerospace, consumer electronics, materials and chemicals industries. Further sessions tackle the management of the innovation process, and examine international cooperation in R&D between the EU and developing and Central and Eastern European countries.

The conference will culminate in a panel discussion involving prominent politicians and business leaders. Two lines of debate will be followed: the effects of the advent of the Information Society on the structure of employment and job creation, and the question of universal access to the facilities the new technologies make possible.

The conference programme also includes the presentation of the IT European Awards, sponsored by the Commission, to three producers of novel products or services with a high IT content and clear market potential, and two special sessions, one on intellectual property rights, the other on SMEs.

The exhibition, open throughout the conference, will illustrate the impact and challenges of the transition to the Information Society. The exhibition will, notably, incorporate a CyberCafé where visitors can try their hand at "surfing" the Internet.
For further information, please contact:

European Commission
DG III
EITC '95 Conference Secretariat
200 rue de la Loi (RP11/2-70)
B-1049 Brussels
Fax +32-2-2969930
E-mail: eitc@dg13.cec.be

Additional, up-dated information on EITC '95 may also be obtained through the CORDIS WWW server at http://cordis.europa.eu/en/eitc.html.

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