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ACTS - Call for expressions of interest

The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a call for expressions of interest within the framework of the Community's specific RTD programme in the area of Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS).

The Commission is intending to launch a third and final call for proposals for the ACTS programme in June 1997. This will relate to:

- New and innovative work relating to the projects taken up under the first and second calls, including:
. Bringing together the results of groups of ACTS projects into integrated trials and ensuring a seamless connection of the ACTS community with trial environments on a pan-European basis (including broadband access by schools, providing them with an opportunity to experiment with a range of advanced services);
. Broadening of participation (in particular providing opportunities for organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, in non-EU Mediterranean countries and for SMEs to join existing ACTS projects);
. Condensing and rationalising draft deployment guidelines into coherent input to standards bodies, industrial fora and the European institutions, including consolidation of strategic techno-economic and socio-economic information;
. Supporting promotion and dissemination of results;

- Novel technological work in:
. Interactive multi-media services interoperability;
. New concepts and novel devices for routing/switching in optical networks;
. Convergence and integration (ATM-Internet);
. Software radio technologies;
. Advanced technologies and systems for satellite communications and a concerted action on satellite communications;
. An open communications environment, using "agent technologies";
. Secure information exchanges over broadband communications.

Organizations or individuals seeking further information on these opportunities are invited to express their interest by providing introductory details about themselves, and completing the form, available at the ACTS InfoWIN Server, at:

http://www.infowin.org/ACTS/ANALYSYS/GENERAL/3RDCALL/proposer.htm.

An information meeting for potential proposers, with the presence of all existing projects, will be held in Brussels,Belgium, on 19 June 1997. The "registration of interest" form available on the WWW will also allow you to express your intent to participate in the proposers day.

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