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E-WIN aims to make waste management more effective

All businesses and organisations producing waste, as well as companies offering related services or equipment, will be potential users of the results of the European Commission's E-WIN (European Waste Information Network) project. E-WIN aims to establish a Europe-wide knowledg...
All businesses and organisations producing waste, as well as companies offering related services or equipment, will be potential users of the results of the European Commission's E-WIN (European Waste Information Network) project. E-WIN aims to establish a Europe-wide knowledge transfer network and information brokerage services to disseminate information and best practices on waste management.

The founding principle of E-WIN is the effective management of distributed information to provide timely access and meet end-user needs. By exploiting the World Wide Web and developing a DDD (discover - distil - disseminate) information service, E-WIN will:

- Enable access to pan-European multimedia information and expertise in waste management;
- Make proprietary databases accessible through a common interface;
- Provide users with regular updates of information;
- Revolutionise the way organisations can access, store, retrieve and process relevant information;
- Provide a multimedia platform for companies to advertise waste management equipment and services. These advertisements will generate income for the E-WIN network ensuring its long-term future.

E-WIN will develop a multimedia service based on Web technology, which will provide access to proprietary databases via a common interface. A query mechanism based on existing international standards will enable data to be collected and delivered automatically to users, via push technology. In this way, E-WIN will keep users updated with relevant information delivered to their personal file.

E-WIN is one of the projects selected following the 1997 call for proposals for Exploiting Europe's Public Sector Information, under the INFO2000 programme.

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