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Corporate Software Engineering Knowledge Networks for Improved Training of the Work force

Objective

The objective of MB-NET is to systematically investigate the future of mBusiness by identifying research challenges, formulating policy recommendations, and providing strategic roadmaps on a 5-year horizon, through a robust methodological approach pursued by an independent discursive forum consisting of industry and research leaders that collectively represent excellence in mBusiness across Europe. MB-NET will synthesise the joint expertise of its 26 founding members in order to assist the European Commission in identifying the most effective allocation of public RTD funding on mBusiness within the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development. Being a Thematic Network, MB-NET will not attempt to provide answers regarding the future of mBusiness applications and services, but will focus on identifying, through a rigorous and comprehensive methodological approach, the right questions that need to be addressed for future focused Research and Technology Development.

OBJECTIVES
The objective of MB-NET is to systematically investigate the future of mBusiness by identifying research challenges, formulating policy recommendations, and providing strategic roadmaps on a 5-year horizon, through a robust methodological approach pursued by an independent discursive forum consisting of industry and research leaders that collectively represent excellence in mBusiness across Europe. MB-NET will synthesise the joint expertise of its 26 founding members in order to assist the European Commission in identifying the most effective allocation of public RTD funding on mBusiness within the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development. Being a Thematic Network, MB-NET will not attempt to provide answers regarding the future of mBusiness applications and services, but will focus on identifying, through a rigorous and comprehensive methodological approach, the right questions that need to be addressed for future focused Research and Technology Development.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The main requirement behind the MB-NET approach is the identification and pursuit of a rigorous and comprehensive methodological approach in order to overcome the difficulties associated with our objective to reach informed conclusions about a future that is inherently difficult to predict and impossible to prescribe. To this end, four methodological requirements have seen set:
(a) Methodological Robustness, which is satisfied through the execution of a survey on technological trends in the area of next-generation networks and services and intensive national workshops;
(b) Condensed Time Frame, which is encapsulated in a 12-month project, strengthened by a robust sustainability plan to prepare the future of the network after the end of the EC funding period;
(c) Effective Project Management, which is ensured through a two-level architecture of network membership (partners and members);
(d) Awareness Focus, which is satisfied through presentation of MB-NET results in key IST events (Prague and Copenhagen).The MB-NET workplan has been designed to fit excellently to the satisfaction of these requirements through four Work Packages:WP1. Project ManagementWP2. Roadmaps for Next Generation Networks and ServicesWP3. Roadmaps for mBusiness Applications and ServicesWP4. Dissemination and Constituency Building.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

RESEARCH CENTER OF THE ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Address
46, Kefallinias Street
11251 Athens
Greece

Participants (23)

AITEK SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Via Della Crocetta 15
16122 Genova (Ge)
ALCATEL SEL AG
Germany
Address
Lorenzstrasse 10
70435 Stuttgart
EMPORION PLAZA LIMITED
Cyprus
Address
Telecommunications Street 1
2014 Strobolos
FORSCHUNGSVEREIN E-COMMERCE COMPETENCE CENTER - EC3
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
1220 Wien
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
02015 Espoo
INI-GRAPHICSNET STIFTUNG
Germany
Address
Rundeturmstrasse 6
64283 Darmstadt
INTRACOM S.A. HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
Greece
Address
Odos Markopoulou 19,5Km Ktirio B5 Mark X
19002 Peania - Attiki
LAMBRAKIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
3, Paparigopoulou Str
10561 Athens
MOBILOTECH MOBILE LOCALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Address
Silberburgstr.90
70176 Stuttgart
POULIADIS ASSOCIATES CORP
Greece
Address
Sigrou Avenue 142
17671 Athens
SOFTWARE AG OESTERREICH
Austria
Address
Cobenzlgasse 32
1190 Wien
SOLINET GMBH TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Germany
Address
Mittlerer Pfad 26
70499 Stuttgart
STET HELLAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS S.A.
Greece
Address
Kifissias Avenue 60
15125 Maroussi - Athens
STICHTING RAND EUROPE
Netherlands
Address
Newtonweg 1
2333 CP Leiden
T-MOBILE AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
Address
Kelsenstrasse 5-7
1030 Wien
T-SYSTEMS AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
Address
Hofmuehlgasse 3-5
1060 Wien
TELETEL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SA
Greece
Address
Kifissias Avenue 124
11526 Athens
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN SCHULE + FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St. Gallen
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
Address
Albertus-magnus-platz
50923 Koeln
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
Greece
Address
Harilaou Trikoupi & Faonos 2
81100 Mytilene
VODAFONE - PANAFON ANONYMI ELLINIKI ETAIREIA TILEPIKOINONION
Greece
Address
Odos Tzavella 1-3
152 31 Chalandri