Participations

Participations in seminars, events, conferences and workshops.

Participations in seminars, conferences, work-meetings and workshops and events in the last years:

2010-2006


2005

- TOSSAD EU-FP6 project Lujbiana SLOV WP1 work-shop 26-28 October
TOSSAD WP1-WP2 LJU (SLOV) 2005-09-28, Work-Meetings WP1 and WP2 workmeeting to plan and decide actions about Merida conference and questionnaire and studies. Ateendace of TUBITAK, PVLab, ISOC, FUNDECIT, XLAB, ULIBYN and CONSEN.
CONSEN has to designm first the questionnaire depending on the WS results and later evaluate and report the results of the questionnaire about adaption of OS in Europe.

- EU FP6 IST 2359 infoday Brussels BEL
BXL 2005-06-02, IST-5 2.5.9 New Collaborative Environments Info-Day. Nikos (ZEUS consulting), Leonardo (EU4Business), Danny Cools (THINK-WIZE) and Ferran (MUFICATA) attend the work-shop. CONSEN presents, to more than 200 hundred persons, TECAPIS as cooperative networked organization, interested in research organizational and knowledge solutions for improving the network, in particular the trust and the coopeartion. CONSEN offers itself as good partner for defining requirements, implementing and testing distributed technologies, applications on information and communication spaces. Some opportunities of project partneships raised. At ENAIPS office the CONSEN member follow discussing new proposals and projects.

- CONSEN EURO-GROUP meeting Brussels BEL BXL 2005-07-03
Work-Meeting Giovanni and Leonardo (EU for Business), Danny Cools (THINK-WIZE), Hugo (INDIGOV) and Ferran (MUFICATA) attend the second CONSEN work-meeting. After the first extension to seven memebrs, at this time CONSEN discuss internal rules and organization, the second semester plan and budget. In parallel CONSEN studied the new initiatives presented and the new potential members (ANDAGO).

- EU FP6 IST 2358 infoday Brussels BEL
BXL 2005-05-24, IST-5 2.5.8 ICT for networked businesses Info-Day. Martin (MVRCM), Kuba (GRUPA-ANTARES) and Ferran (MUFICATA) attend the work-shop. CONSEN presents TECAPIS as cooperative networked organization, interested in research organizational and knowledge solutions for improving the network, in particular the trust and the coopeartion. CONSEN offers itself as good partner for defining requirements, implementing and testing distributed technologies, applications on information and communication spaces. Some opportunities of project partneships raised. OS-Legal proposal as Supportive Action was discussed to produce a good Europe legal environment for the IST industrial area.

- EU FP6 IST 2355 infoday Brussels BEL
BXL 2005-04-21, CONSEN friendly dinner Danny (THINK-WIZE), Etienne, Christophe (TUDOR Research center, LUX) collaborator, Hugo (INDIGOV), Nikos (ZEUS), Tünde (collaborator) and Gabor (ULX) in a typical Brussels restaurant. The CONSEN members and collaborators celebrate a friendly meeting approach around the table. Some different projects and visions were discussed.

- MECYT PROFIT programme presentation Barcelona ESP

- AMI@WORK EU programme Brussels BEL

- CONSEN EURO-GROUP meeting Brussels BEL
Leuven (BEL) 2004-04-20, CONSEN work meeting: NEXT STEPS
Launching operations and defining actions. Jo (INDIGOV), Danny (THINK-WIZE), Nikos (ZEUS), Hugo (INDIGOV) and Ferran (MUFICATA). In a global consensus ambient the BCN plan was detailed and accepted. The attendants proposed to add some different strategic points to the CONSEN agenda and some specific actions for the next month. The focus was put on the internal organization, the main external actions and nwxt bids and work-shops. A common interest and work commitment were emphasized by everybody.

- CONSEN EURO-GROUP meeting Barcelona ESP
BCN-Plan April-14 Planning the Preparatory works and Initial Discussions of the short-term objectives of CONSEN EEIG as network enterprise grouping having an initial and internal operative procedures and processes allowing it to launch activities and to allocate its internal resources to the current and future tasks in an organized, economic and learning driven by feedback way.
The BCN plan opens a period of discussion, elaborating the BCN-Plan to be discussed in BXL the following week, with four additional partners. The results of both meetings will guide the organization until the launch of the Group on the first of June with 9 partners from 8 countries. Also they are to agree that the approval subject will be left to an online General meeting of Members to celebrate first week of May after the start of this operative plan and as previous period to the final approval in autumn druign the GAM in LUX.

- TOSSAD EU-FP6 project Istanbul TUR kick-off work-meeting 2-4 February
- AMI@WORK EU programme Brussels BEL 11-13 January. Presentation of ENISIR project proposal

- TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION EU-FP6 project Barcelona ESP conference

- SIGOSSEE EU-FP6 project Athens GRC work-shop 2-4 October 2005
SIGOSSEE 4th work-meeting Athens 21/22 February
The CONSEN participation in this work-meeting was focused on the report of tasks done and point out the next steps and work to do, in reference to the OS best practices in Learning and Education.
1- Leaders of “take-up of OSS and best practice” working group,
2- Participation in standards working group,
3- Development of SIG through CONSENs network,
4- Coordination with CONSENS network,
5- Development and leadership of dissemination of project outcomes strategy.

- OS2EU Open-Source to Europe
Barcelona work-meeting 2005-01-18 17:00 I2CAT.net (Nexus building)


 

2004

- The Hague, 15-19 of November IST-2004 event CONSEN Work-Shop, ENISIR networking session and FLOSSpols and CALIBRE project's presentations.
The IST-2004 was incredible,
for the massive collaborators and partners that we have met: Sofiane from the Emirates Arabs, Levon from Armenia, Tatyana from Belarus, Givi from Georgia, our old Lithuanian colleagues and all the Greece guys, Michel from ALMA, our CONSEN partners Danny and Mark, Leyla from Turkey and Nuno Cunha from Lisbon, the ZOPE guys, Brazilian OSS leads, having lunch with NOKIA, BMW and SONY research bosses, Iulia from Bulgaria and Bulgarian Todor colleagues, Jesus Herrero, Nuria DeLama, Stefano, Tünde, Cristina Garrido, colleagues, Agnes Bardier (the eGOV CONSEN IP2319 not approved officer) and lots more that I suppose I sure forget some relevant to write.
In addition we met all the AMI@work communities Family. Imagine 100 card exchanged in the 3 days of the IST-2004 and a few more in the 2 OpenSource projects days FLOSSpol and CALIBRE.
There were 3600 registered participants at the successful IST2004 conference in the Hague this past week. A significant number of these participants took part in the many related sessions which typically had tens of participants and in the case of the largest related Conference Sessions hundreds of participants.
IST2004 was quite hectic indeed, for all parties concerned.
The Monday ENISIR networking session is was really incredible 30-40 person attending the speeches, all CONSEN colleagues, well known of us, managed by Danny Cools, with contributions of Dimiter, Nuno, Vaggelis, Givi, Tunde, etc.... the particiants wanted to contribute and finally we fulfill the time available with these participations.
I will work for celebrating next year the CONSEN General Assembly coincident with the IST-2005 event and we have funds to arrange that CONSEN will be able to paid the expenses and cost and all the rest needed.
There also were lots of answer saying CONSEN I know you …. but the more normal was what is a EEIG?

- AMI@WORK EU programme Brussels BEL 2005-11-15
ENISIR Networking Session Monday November 15 from 16.00 - 17.30
ENISIR ENISIR European IST Network of Innovative Applications Research and Result centers. ENISIR is a Pan-European initiative to build an evolutive, integrative, co-operative and Common Model of Reference of Innovation, Research, Development, Use and Sustainable Exploitation Environments of the Information Society Technologies. ENISIR seeks in this session to open a representative discussion in cross-disciplinary thematic matrix of Interest Groups concerned to IST, EU-RTD+I and related to Government, Privacy, Services, Citizen, FLOSS and networking co-operation specially. The results and mainstreams will be the focus on the ENISIR IST-4 project proposal/s and the participants the base representative of the leadership and EU interest and impact.

- TOSSAD "Towards Open Source Software Adoption and Dissemination" negotiation meeting in Brussels 2004-11-01
This negotiation task was perfectly taken and arranged by the negotiation core-team leads by Kaan. TOSSAD was before presented to Prof. Brian Fitzgerald (bf@ul.ie) coordinator of CALIBRE project in The Hague event. In addition he is from University of Limerick and colleague of Timothy Hall (Timothy.Hall@ul.ie) who participates in the SIGOSSEE project.

- SIGOSSEE EU-FP6 project Limerick IRL work-shop 2-4 Juny

· AMI@WORK EU programme Budapest HUN work-shop 12-14 May

· SIGOSSEE EU-FP6 project Bremen DEU work-shop 2-4 March

· EU FP6 IST-3 International Cooperation infoday Brussels BEL. Presentation of EU2FOSS project proposal

- eGovernment EU programme Brussels BEL 15-16 January

IST'200415-17 November 2004, "Netherlands Congress Centre",

The Hague. Welcome to the IST 2004 Event - Participate in your future !

This year's edition of the most important European Information Society Technologies (IST) event is organised under the EU’s Dutch Presidency by the European Commission in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The event will include a conference, an exhibition of research results and networking facilities for the participants. The overall themes are "People" and "Economy". This IST Event should appeal to:

- Industry, SMI and SME. Businesses

- Public sector decision-makers

- The research community and academics

- Interested citizens, including young people and students

The Conference will look at ways to harness information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance the prosperity, security and quality of life for all Europeans.

The Exhibition will show how ICT enables new ways of living, working together, communicating, entertaining, and ensuring that every citizen benefits from the knowledge-based economy.

The Networking Sessions will bring participants together to discuss project ideas, research activities and business partnership.

ENISIR

ENISIR European IST Network of Innovative Applications Research and Result centers

ENISIR is a Pan-European initiative to build an evolutive, integrative, co-operative and Common Model of Reference of Innovation, Research, Development, Use and Sustainable Exploitation Environments of the Information Society Technologies.

ENISIR seeks in this session to open a representative discussion in cross-disciplinary thematic matrix of Interest Groups concerned to IST, EU-RTD+I and related to Government, Privacy, Services, Citizen, FLOSS and networking co-operation specially.

The results and mainstreams will be the focus on the ENISIR IST-4 project proposal/s and the participants the base representative of the leadership and EU interest and impact.

This event is “a must” for any researcher, industrialist or citizen interested in EU funding for information society technology research, development and applications.

Networking sessions

ENISIR EU-FP6 project

4th IST call (deadline: May/June'05)

European Network of Information Society Innovative Applications Research and Results centres

ENISIR_2004-06-05_v1.pdf

CONSEN (1) conceptualises a European Open Information-Space where European citizens can freely work, live and participate in a multicultural, multilingual information based society representing the most important e-Government aspects of the EU IST program.

CONSEN Proposed Objectives
Develop and demonstrate an integrated participatory methodology and sustainable organizational framework based on existing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – an approach which will minimize costs and maximize social and individual benefits. These will facilitate regional development and collaboration, rationalize and integrate necessary services, focus innovative technologies, conserve cultural heritages and diversify social incentives for culture, belief, gender and economical achievements.

CONSEN approach is focused on six or seven regional pilot projects using in-hand technologies
and integrating their regional government networks with services for protection
and definition of personal digital information.

This will enable hands-on testing and use of existing integrated governmental
and community networks in a single/common information environment and communication space (Info-Space).

Contributions like Estonian government could add experience in last two years on work for e-tax Agency, e-Citizen etc. programmes in the application of this new methods of integration, development and exploitation. These will increase the quality of information and acceptance of concepts facilitating citizen and cross-disciplinary participation. The services to be provided will include economic, social, educational and recreational services and be an incentive to promote rural and community viability. This approach will demonstrate the feasibility of shared investment expanded to other regions with a minimum cost, sustainability, maximized ICT benefits and option to use the lessons learned to identify priorities. As such CONSEN results will be a major contribution to the EU IST development priorities.

(1) The CONSEN community is a two year old pan-European organization concerned with Innovation, Research and Technology development. It is a model of a non profit, collaborative meritocracy geared to maximize society benefits. The CONSEN proposal is based on CONSEN IST-IP-2319 (ref.002107) and TECAPIS SME-1 (ref. 005914) projects.

BRUSSELS 2004-05-05

Contributions to eGovwernment IST-FP6/FP7 WORK-SHOP

Consultation Workshop for the eGovernment R&D workprogramme 2005-06

The workshop will include parallel sessions on the following themes:

user-centric eGovernment services;

organisational innovation & Knowledge management;

interoperable and secure frameworks, architectures and platforms;

other innovative technologies, organisational, legal, social, and economic aspect for the modernisation of public administrations,
including R&D perspectives on public administrations beyond 2010.

Participation is by invitation only for logistic reasons. Contributions are nevertheless welcome.

The report will be published in due course on this website.

Good and Best Practices in eGovernment

Framework of GB-Practices

GB-Practices :
Good Practice Framework for eGovernment: launch event 26 April 2004.

The results of the consultation are now available.

mail us if you want contribute

BRUSSELS 2004-04-26

kick-off WORK-SHOP

Good and Best Practices in eGovernment - Framework of Good Practice for eGovernment:
Launch event 26 April 2004.

The results of the consultation are now available.

mail us if you want contribute

ENISIR EU-FP6 project

4th IST call (deadline: May/June'05)

European Network of Information Society Innovative Applications Research and Results centres

ENISIR_2004-06-05_v1.pdf

CONSEN (1) conceptualises a European Open Information-Space where European citizens can freely work, live and participate in a multicultural, multilingual information based society representing the most important e-Government aspects of the EU IST program.

CONSEN Proposed Objectives
Develop and demonstrate an integrated participatory methodology and sustainable organizational framework based on existing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – an approach which will minimize costs and maximize social and individual benefits. These will facilitate regional development and collaboration, rationalize and integrate necessary services, focus innovative technologies, conserve cultural heritages and diversify social incentives for culture, belief, gender and economical achievements.

CONSEN’s approach is focused on six or seven regional pilot projects using in-hand technologies
and integrating their regional government networks with services for protection
and definition of personal digital information.

This will enable hands-on testing and use of existing integrated governmental
and community networks in a single/common information environment and communication space (Info-Space).

CONSEN participate in the event AMI@Work 7/9th June in Brussels Expo-auditorium.
The European Commission has launched on 7 June Eight "living laboratories",
set up to assess how information and communication technologies can be used to redesign the way we work. This initiative, under the name of Ambient intelligence at work (AMI@work), is backed by businesses and ICT suppliers.
It should encourage more innovation in the work place, according to the 300 delegates
participating at its launch event in Brussels. The initiative is shaped around a family of brainstorming research communities. They are open to anyone, and are supported by the Community funding for information society technologies under the EU research budget.

EC Brussels 2004-03-10: AMI@Work Family of ERA Communities. Launch Preparatory Workshop
for New Working Environments leaders and experts, users and providers,
decisionmakers and policymakers.

eCONSEN AMI@Work contributions, events and web-pages

The New Working Environments unit of the European Commission's Information Society Directorate-General fosters Information Society Technologies (IST)
research to catalyse systemic innovation, in order to enable high-quality and productive person-centric and collaborative new working environments in Europe. Welcome to an AMI@Work family of communities launch preparatory workshop with a focus on the theme: Ambient Intelligence at Work and New Member States.

EU FP7 Innovation Challenges

The AMI@Work family of self-organising ERA communities links people in all 25 EU Member States (and beyond) for a European Research and Innovation Area (ERA) at work. This family facilitates new working environments innovation, ERA-wide and in EU 6th and 7th Framework Programmes of research (FP6 and FP7).

Budapest on Friday14 May 2004

Thursday, 13th noon: AMI friendly dinner.

Friday, 14th : AMI workshop

Friday, 14th noon: CONSEN meeting and dinner.

Saturday 15th : MOSAIC workshop.

econsen.org - SOCRATES - GRUNDTVIG - MALTA

Mediterranean Island Cultures on a Boat in the Mediterranean

30th - 04th Aug 2004

MT-2004-100

Mediterranean Island Cultures on a Boat in the Mediterranean
Learning About Mediterranean History on a Boat in the Mediterranean for CONSEN members and associated partners, will be arranged by an after-hours CONSEN meeting agenda with the main aims of:

MIT'2004

7th Conference on Management of Innovative Technologies

4-5 October 2004 Constanta, Romania
The conference objective is to bring together engineers, managers and industrialists to exchange
information and knowledge and thus contribute to further development in the field of technologies and knowledge management in the virtual enterprise environment.

Its aim is also to improve the awareness of importance
of closer links between academic research and industry for more effective application of technologies.

The conference themes will be concentrated on integration processes in the production systems,
with special focus on the optimization of the design, technology and organization
CONSEN EEIG is in process of formation. This collaborative initiative is lead by a community of 73 Pan European organizations interested in to set up CONSEN EEIG. CONSEN EEIG shall support any Information Society Technology (IST), project, proposal, or tender as well as to adopt specific programmes for research, technological development, innovation and demonstration under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Community (FP6) or any EU call for tenders of interest for any CONSEN EEIG member,
CONSEN EEIG shall constitute a Meritocracy, Collaborative, Innovative, Smart multi-disciplinary Community, Resources and Services for participating in business, forming a European STRONG INDUSTRIAL FORCE representative of and related to:

EU Members and Associated Members [MAS]

Small and Medium Entreprises (SME),

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Research and Technologic Development RTD

Information Society Technologies (IST)


 

2003

· BRUSSELS AMI@WORK work-shop 2-3 October
· eGovernment EU programme Brussels BEL 1-3 September
· CDTI eGovernment EU-IST S.O. presentation Madrid ESP
· DURSI eGovernment EU-FP6 IST programme presentation Barcelona ESP
· OSWC Open-Source World Conference EPITEMIS presentation Malaga ESP

First summary of the 2003-IST Milan event, presented by Giuseppe STE is to the necessity of open the RTD to news countries and giving new Innovation Ambient to the RTD.

The CONSEN presentation was in this sense: CONSEN is the Open Pan-European Info-Space Community interactive for establishing an IST Innovation and RTD environment in continuous expansion.

Nowadays, CONSEN active members are promoting the formation of the CONSEN EEIG (European Economical Interested Group) for having more flexibility, union, force and sectoral representation.

This CONSEN EEIG formed by 40 members and 168 partners basically SME IST, creates the starting knowledge pool that acts as Technical and Service Providers, Content Producers and local integrators of the CONSEN info-spaces, projects and activities, and necessary for standards, test-bed for applications and developments and user assessment.

CONSEN provides knowledge updates for digital innovators and related business initiatives.

CONSEN allow SME to interact in an IST habitat sharing information, ideas, resources, works, research for creating innovation and RTD innovation.

CONSEN integrates Pan-European multidisciplinary organizations, SME, RTD centres, universities, local developers, consultants and governments mainly. This wide variability and high complexity give more stability, increasing the hardness, strength and solidity of the IST community eco-system.

This month, CONSEN presents an big, long and ambitious EU-FP6-2002-2 IP-2329 Improving Risk Management proposal, with the intention of opening a new opportunity for Europe for leading this are of the IST and reduce the gap existing with our competitor in RDT.

This project CEPEMIS Civil and Environmental Protection CEP European Multi-Risk Info-Space.

see News: Milan-Report

Rome meeting 2003-09-6/8 :
In Rome has been the first CONSEN meeting for working focused in four
CONSEN areas basically:

1) Community; 2) Info-Space, 3) CEPEMIS IP-2329 4) Events and Activities.

This also strength the relationships of the core members of CONSEN.

The participants has been: Giuseppe and Silvio STE, Paolo CIT, Andrzej PWA, Giacomo QUA, Alberto GMV, Mark EST, Gabriele NIS, Mauro and Lucia.

The meeting helps CONSEN to concrete, define and improve the nowadays CONSEN concepts.

CONSEN has to offer to their members, mainly:

a) Info, Knowledge and Innovation in high advanced IST technologies; b) Business and Technological opportunities;
c) Support for participating in Euro-project direct/indirectly; d) Exploitation of the CONSEN infrastructure;
e) Use, develop, learn and Test-bed CONSEN; f) Offers and tenders for providing to CONSEN technical and expert services.

CONSEN is the Open Pan-European Info-Space Community interactive for establishing
an IST Innovation and RTD environment in continuous expansion.

Nowadays, 40 CONSEN members are promoting the formation of the CONSEN EEIG (European Economical Interested Group)

for having more flexibility than C.A., union and commitment, force, importance and sectoral representation.
This CONSEN EEIG can reach in the formation 250-350 members basically SME IST,
creating the start knowledge pool that acts as Technical and Service Providers,
Content Producers and local integrators of the CONSEN info-spaces, projects and activities,
and necessary for standards,
test-bed for applications and developments and user assessment.

CONSEN provides knowledge updates for digital innovators and related business initiatives.

CONSEN allow SME to interact in an IST habitat sharing information, ideas, resources, works, research for creating innovation and RTD innovation.

CONSEN integrates Pan-European multidisciplinary organizations, SME, RTD centres, universities, local developers, consultants and governments mainly. This wide variability and high complexity give more stability, increasing the hardness, strength and solidity of the IST community eco-system

CONSEN offers to their members, mainly:

a) Specific Information, Formation; Knowledge and Innovation in high advanced IST technologies;

b) Business, Innovation and Technological opportunities;

c) Support for participating in Euro-project direct/indirectly;

d) Use, develop, learn, Test-bed and Exploitation of CONSEN info-space infrastructure;

e) Offers and tenders for providing to CONSEN technical and expert services.

e-CONSEN is a non-profit Trans-European e-community.

EFITA

2003-07-05/9: EFITA Assistance and presentation, Budapest Hungary

presentation: Development Platforms for Software and ICT Supported Services

Abstract of the Dr.Ehud Gelb Presentation

Vilnius

2003-07-21: Vilnius Workshop. Official European Presentation of CONSEN Open-platform

On 21.07.2003 an International Workshop titled "Next Generation of Open Development platform for software and services" was held in Vilnius, Lithuania.

It has been organized in conjunction with the National partnership of Lithuania in the EC Project IDEALIST and the annual meeting, organized by our partners INFOBALT -

the National Association of SME in the IT sector, operating in Lithuania. The workshop has been dedicated to the assessment of the influence of the IT sector in business applications in Lithuania; to estimate the potential and the peculiarities for the participation of organizations from Lithuania in the EC FP6 programs and to present several advanced technological solutions and concepts.

- CONSEN e-Centre Open-platform for an Open-development for doing
the European Open-info-services Space

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Spanish public organisation, under the Ministry of Science and Technology through the State Secretary of Scientific and Technological Policy, whose objective is to help Spanish companies to increase the technological profile of said companies.

CDTI is manned by 150 employees, three quarters of which is made up of engineers and graduates. Although the bulk of the infraestructure of CDTI is located in Madrid, the Centre has made a strategic network of offices and representatives abroad available to Spanish companies (Japan -SBTO-, Belgium -SOST and a Permanent Eureka Secretariat-, Brazil -FINEP-, Colombia -Colciencias-, Korea, Chile and Morocco) to give them support in their international technological activities.

The evaluation committee of the Funds of the CDTI has conceded at date 2003-07-18 to MUFICATA Multifinancial Capital s.l. as coordinator of the CONSEN Coordinated Open Neural-points Space of European Info-services e-Centres Net a loan of 30.000´- euros for the Integrated Project proposal IP-2319.

News events:

2003-10-02/04: IST-2003, Milano, Italy

2003-10-22/24: eChallenges e-2003, Bologna, Italy

Introduction and methodology

This panel report covers the following aspects of Strategic Objective 2.3.1.9 within the 1st

call of the IST Priority 'Networked Business and Government': Integrated Projects.

The following table gives an overview of proposals dealt with by the panel:

Total proposals in panel: 22

Failed threshold: 16

Proposals above threshold: 6

The panel followed the procedures given in the Guidelines on proposal evaluation and selection procedures without exception.

CONSEN public News nº10 2003-08-01

- CONSEN is seeking an e-Learning Expert for leading project, deadline 2003-09-22.

- Spanish CDTI approved CONSEN IP-2319 support

- Cleaning the house, Official CONSEN declaration of facts

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania in co-operation with the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) will be playing host to the World Information Technology Forum, which will take place in Vilnius on 27-29 August 2003.

 

Barcelona, 2005-05-10