1st Conference on Collaborative Working Environments for Business and Industry
The revitalised ‘Lisbon Strategy‘ of the EU relates strongly to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), specifically in the i2010 vision — radically modernising and deploying the EU policy instruments to encourage the development of the digital economy — and in the upcoming Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research and technological development (2007-2013).
The mission of the conference is to bring together a select group of industry practitioners and academics, to jointly address emerging industry needs, and to shape the future research agenda in the area of Collaborative Working Environments.
More specifically, participants will contribute to defining key research themes for the forthcoming FP7 programmes in which collaborative environments are part of the application research area “ICT supporting business and industry”.
The conference will also act as a kick-off for projects approved under Call 5 of the IST Programme in FP6 on the area of “Collaborative Working Environments”.
CWE’06 targets ICT in support of businesses and industry. Innovations in the area of Collaborative Working Environments are certainly at the heart of improving the sustainability and competitiveness of European business. In order to create growth and employment, it is essential that European corporations are given the opportunity to more effectively make use of globally dispersed information resources and knowledge workers. In light of this focus, the conference will be organized according to the following central topics:
- Knowledge Enabled Workers: Generating, capturing, and activation of knowledge (both tacit and explicit) across organisations, disciplines and locations
- Virtualized Collaborative Environments: Modelling, simulation, and visualisation in a virtual collaborative environment
- Shared workspaces: Merging virtual and physical workspaces for creative collaboration
- Virtual Communities: Users form teams and communities across organisational boundaries to deal with rapidly changing business demands
- Responsive environments: environments enhanced with networks of artefacts and robotics delivering context-aware services to respond to users’ demands