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Subject: 4th European Digital Cities Conference: Salzburg (AT), 29-30
  October

MEFI-DGSI-SRICS-SDPI-PS-1998-510

A VISION OF THE FUTURE OF LIFE IN OUR CITIES

4th European Digital Cities Conference: Salzburg (AT), 29-30 October
1998
Dear Sir/Madam,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the fourth European Digital
Cities (EDC) Conference, "Changing Patterns of Urban Life" that will be held in

Salzburg 29-30 October 1998.

Theme: Changing patterns of urban life - A unique occasion for urban
planners and local decision makers to review state of the art Information
Society Technologies, the latest implementation approaches and European RTD
priorities for the next four years.

The conference agenda will cover:
  Identification of best telematics solutions to urban problems,
including urban mobility, environment, healthcare, elderly and disabled,
education and
employment, urban planning, public administrative services and telematics
infrastructure
  Progress of Digital Sites Projects featuring the review of the innovative
action launched by the EC Telematics Applications Programme on large scale
validation and demonstration projects in real life situations (average
budget 13 MECU per project). These projects are focusing on the integration
of telematics applications into existing environments.
  Urban utopia: a vision of the digital city of tomorrow. What will the
telematics-supported life of citizens, local businesses and local
authorities look like Participants including local and regional authorities,
research institutions, industry and operators from all over Europe will
represent key players in these sectors. Speakers will represent a wide range
of Telematics
projects including the those funded under the Integrated Applications of
Digital Sites (IADS). It will be a unique opportunity to review the major
results of EC 4th FP projects, to discuss new partnerships and to gather
the latest information on the forthcoming EC 5th FP of Research and
Technological Developments on Information Society Technologies and more
espacially on the key action "Systems and services for the citizens".

A large place will be dedicated to demonstrations and products show-cases in
the exhibition area set-up in parallel to the conference.

Below is the agenda of the conference. Further information (e.g. conference
abstracts and registration are available at:
http//www.edc.eu.int/events/salzburg291098.html

For further information on the European Digital Cities project or the
conference please contact the EDC Coordination office on telephone +32 2

5520868, fax +32 2 5520889/52 or by e-mail - telecities enter.org or
edc mcr1.poptel.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you in Salzburg.

Eric Mino
European Digital Cities project coordinator (a Telematics Applications
Programme support action)
Telecities - 18 square de Meeus B-1050 Brussels
Phone +32 2 552 08 68 - Fax: +32 2 552 08 89 -
Desktop videoconference : +32 2 502 96 03
Email : telecities enter.org
WWW: http://www.edc.eu.int/
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4th European Digital Cities Conference
CHANGING PATTERNS OF URBAN LIFE

Ramada Hotel, Salzburg, Austria - October 29 - 30, 1998

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1998

8:00 - 10:00 - REGISTRATION AT THE CONFERENCE SITE

SESSION 1: OPENING

10:00 - 11:00 - Welcoming address by Peter A. Bruck, Conference Chair

- Opening address by Mr. Arno Gasteiger, Vice-Govenor of the Province of
Salzburg and responsible for regional telematics development
- Conference overview by Andr  van der Meer, TeleCities President, City of
The Hague (NL)
- Keynote address on urban utopia, Ann Steward, Australia

AGENDA BLOCK 1: IDENTIFICATION OF BEST TELEMATICS SOLUTIONS TO URBAN
PROBLEMS

The main focus is the results of pilot projects that offer pragmatic
solutions to current urban problems and their success in terms of
fulfilling user needs, economic viability, scalability, public-private
partnership,
positive socio-economic as well as environmental impact, and the possibility
to transfer results to other environments and problems. Live demonstrations
of innovative tools and applications will alternate with presentation of
pilot project results.

SESSION 2 - URBAN TELEMATICS SOLUTIONS AND KEY APPLICATIONS IN

11:00 - 13:00

Subsession 2a: Urban mobility and Environment, Chair: Ingo Schmitt, POLIS
President State Secretary of Berlin (Housing, Construction and Transport)
- Mobility services in urban digital networks: the Mobility Center of
the utility services of the City of Ulm, (Reinhart D. K hne, Steierwald Sch
nharting & Partner, Stuttgart; Torsten Fisch, Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm, DE)
- AVS-PV project : an advanced video-based surveillance system to prevent
vandalism in metro stations, (Daniel Huts, metro of Brussels, BE, and Michel
Renard, VIGITEC SA/NV, BE)
- TEMSIS: Environmental management information system, (Mr Bernd Hoffmann,
Stadtverband Saarbr cken University, DE)
- QUARTET PLUS: Telematics in Integrated Road Transport Environments, (Mr
Vito Mauri, MIZAR, IT)

Subsession 2b: Healthcare and Elderly and Disabled people, Chair:
Antoinette Moussalli, London-Lewisham *

- HANDY-1: Robotic Aid to Independent Living, (Mike Topping - Jane Smith,
Staffordshire University, UK)
- CHIN: Regional Health Information networks, (Dr Andreas J. Weser,
DeTeBerkom GmbH, DE)
- PLANEC: Information-based care for the Elderly, (Dr M. Vaarama, Stakes, FIN)
- Online Information on Employment and Training Opportunities for Disabled
People, (Dave Ellis, Toucan Europe, UK)

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30  SESSION 3: URBAN TELEMATICS SOLUTIONS

Sub-session 3a: Transferability and Infrastructure, Chair: DI Johann
Fischer, Citykom (AT)

- The transferability of results from seven case studies: a vade-mecum on
digital cities, (B atrice van Bastelaer, Claire Lobet-Maris, University of
Namur, BE)
- Community Communication Networks as the means of citizen engagement: a
report of the activities of a new EURESCOM Study, (Liam Breslin, Telecom
Eireann, Ireland, and Colin Millar, BT Laboratories, UK)
- CONCORDIA: an analysis of telematics projects to derive future
telecommunication infrastructure requirements, (Dr G. Randone, ITALTEL SpA, IT)

Sub-session 3b: Key applications in Education and Employment, Chair: Andre
Loechel, ARENOTECH *

- CHILIAS - New children's library concept, (Ingrid Bussman, DE)
- Cybercentre regenerating employment, (Iningo Atxutegi, Bilbao, ES)
- IDEALS: User adaptable distance courses on demand for SMEs, (Maximillian
Mengel, Computer Graphics Center, ZGDV e.V., DE)

15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:30 - SESSION 4: URBAN TELEMATICS SOLUTIONS AND KEY APPLICATIONS
Sub-session 4a: Public administrative services, Chair: Paul van der
Cruyssen, City of Antwerp

- IDNS - Towards the integration of public and commercial services in
citizen centered digital networks, (Klaus M. Bauer, Computer Graphics
Center, ZGDV e.V., DE)
- OSA-TESMA: Open architecture for municipal telematics services, (Dr
karl-Heinz Kapp, University of Karlsruhe, DE)
- Analysis of INFOSOND good practices in Vienna or Antwerp, (Norman Lamb,
AESOPIAN EEIG, UK)
- RAINBOW: an object network for administrations, (Pierre Van Nypelseer,
AITECH S.A., BE)
- LINGUANET: Multilingual Police and Emergency services, (Edward Johnson,
Prolingua Ltd, UK)

Sub-session 4b: Urban planning, Chair: Dave Carter, City of Manchester

- Urban Planning with GeoMed: First user experiences, (Barbara Schmidt-Belz,
Thomas F. Gordon, Hans Voss, GMD, DE)
- Telematics application and the design of future cities: A design studio
experience, (O. Caso and A.M. Fernandez Maldonado, Delft University of
Technology, NL)
- Virtual Urban Europe: Reality and Potentials, (Vassilios Froukas,
University of Manchester, UK)
- VIRAPS - The Virtual Apartment, (Jan Verwijnen, University of Art &
Design, Helsinki, FIN)
- Shared Virtual Reality for Citizen participation in Urban Design, (Luca
Caneparo, Politecnico di Tornio, IT)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1998

AGENDA BLOCK 2: PROGRESS OF DIGITAL SITES PROJECTS

The second agenda block focuses on the progress achieved by EC-funded
telematics projects in terms of integrating applications into existing
environments. Issues related to integration such as attraction of target
groups and actual number of users of telematics applications, technical
integration,  market" forecasts as well as related social and economiC
challenges are points of discussion.
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8:30 - 10:30 *
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SESSION 5: PROGRESS OF DIGITAL SITES PROJECTS,
Chair: Andr  Van Der Meer, Telecities  President, City Of The Hague (Nl)

- Overview of the Integrated Applications for Digital Sites action line of
the Telematics Applications Programme, (S. Pascall, EC-DGXIII-C1)
- DISTINCT: Deployment and Integration of Smartcard Technology and
Information Networks for Cross-sector Telematics, (Phil Blythe, University
of Newcastle, UK)
- GALA: Global Access to Local Applications and services, (Teresa Serra,
Barcelona, ES)
- CALYPSO: Contact and contact less environments yielding a citizen pass
integrating urban services and financial operation, (P. Vappereau, RATP, FR)

SESSION 6: EXAMPLES OF TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION IN CITIES AND REGIONS,
Chair: Hannes Swoboda, Member of the European Parliament (AT) *

- St-Georgen city website, (Martina Kaiser, St-Georgen, DE)
- CICERONE: 3D audio virtual reality, (Stephan, Schenat, DE)

10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee Break

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11:00 - 12:30 -
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 SESSION 5 (CONTINUED) - PROGRESS OF DIGITAL SITES PROJECTS

TITAN - Tactical Integration of Telematics Applications across Intelligent
Networks, (Mr. Jostein Fondenes, Sogn og Fjordane County Governor's office, NO)
RUBIS, (Mr Gaston Steiner, TELAL, FR) TeleRegions SUN2 - TeleApplications
for European Regions, (Dr. Horst GB
Weisbrod, Application Lab, DE) (*)

SESSION 6 (CONTINUED) - EXAMPLES OF TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION IN CITIES AND
REGIONS

- An Intranet and Internet-based information system for administration and
information purposes, (Dr. C. Bouras, Computer Technology Institute, GR)
- The Teleconsult System, (E. Klose, H. Weber, E. Wehner, GefAA mbH, GE)
- Leganet - Design and development of the digital city of tomorrow, (A-
Garcia-Crespo, P. Domingo, M. Lancha, R. Rodriguez-Gal n, E. Jarabo,
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES)

SESSION 6B MUTUAL DEPENDENCY OF CITIES AND REGIONS - AUSTRIAN PROJECTS,
Chair: MR Ingolf Sch dler, Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport
- The Global City and the Global Village, (Franz Nahrada (G.I.V.E)
- The Styrian value chain, (Herr Schwarz, Yechnical University, Graz)
- The challenge of geocoded information systems by urban networks - the
approach of the City of Vienna,  Dr. Erich Wimersdorf, City of Vienna

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

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13:30-15:00*
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SESSION 5 (CONTINUED) - PROGRESS OF DIGITAL SITES PROJECTS

- IMAGINE - Integrated Multimedia Applications Generating Innovative
Networks in European Digital Towns, (Volker Jacumeit, Siemens-Nixdorf, DE)
- EQUAL - Electronic Services for a better quality of life (Dr Federica
Staccoli Castracane, Finsiel Spa, IT)
- INFOVILLE, (Antonio Peral, Generalitat Valenciana, ES)

SESSION 6 (CONTINUED) - EXAMPLES OF TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION IN CITIES AND
REGIONS

- Naestved - A community on its way to the Information Society, (Hermann
Weidemann, Naestved Kommune, DK)
- WIN: Wallonie IntraNet SA, (Christelle Verheyden, IBM, BE)
- The Province of Macerata: the diffuse digital city, (Alberto Polzonetti,
Camerino University, IT)

SESSION 6B (CONTINUED) - MUTUAL DEPENDENCY OF CITIES AND REGIONS - AUSTRIAN
PROJECTS,
Chair: MR Ingolf Sch dler, Austrian Ministry of Science and Transport

- Jungle of signpost, (Norbert Ablinger, City of Salzburg, AT)
- Electronic administrative procedure as an example of approval procedure,
(Dr. Alois Regl, City of Linz)
- Citykom Austria, The Austrian telecom network, possible uses and
applications, (Dr. Jorn Kaniak)*

15.00 - 15:30 - Coffee Break

AGENDA BLOCK 3: URBAN UTOPIA: VISIONS OF THE DIGITAL CITY OF TOMORROW

Based on current pilot projects or studies, this agenda block provides
visions on the life in tomorrow's digital cities. How will the
telematics-supported life of citizens, local businesses, hospitals,
schools, and local authorities look? What are the visions of urban planners,
politicians, ISTs and service providers? What are the supporting measures
planned by the European Commission to support these developments?

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15:30 - 17:30
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SESSION 7: FROM UTOPIA TO REALITY: EUROPEAN PLANNING,
Chair: W.G. van Velzen, Member of the European Parliament *

- Keynote speech on Urban Utopia, Klaus R. Kunzmann, D (*)
- From Digital Cities to Digital Regions, Ineke Herweijer, President of
TeleRegions Network
- Role of cities and regions in the innovation process, Commissioner Martin
Bangemann (*)
- Opportunities for cities and regions in the 5th FP: Creating a
user-friendly information Society, Robert Verrue, Director DGXIII (*)

17:30 CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

* Presentation to be confirmed

EXHIBITION - THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER AND FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER FROM 9:00 TO
18:00
- PD-WEB: public kiosks providing local information
- Virtual Shared Reality, Politecnico di Torino
- LEGANET: the virtual access to Legan s region (ES)
- MACERATA:  a digital region (IT)
- CALYPSO: Community access point for Transport related services
- AESOPIAN: Best practices for telematics applications
- Tyneside TEC Learning Information Services
- IDNS: Integration of Public and Commercial Services
- Information Society Technologies in Ronneby (SE): a success story
- European Digital Cities stand: latest information on the 5th Framework

Programme of RDT&D activities


ERIC MINOT
European Digital Cities project coordinator (a Telematics Applications
Programme support action)
Telecities - 18 square de Meeus B-1050 Brussels
Phone +32 2 552 08 68 - Fax: +32 2 552 08 89 -
Desktop videoconference : +32 2 502 96 03
Email : telecities enter.org
WWW: http://www.edc.eu.int/
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