eChallenges e-2012 Conference and Exhibition

eChallenges e-2012 Conference and Exhibition takes place onĀ 17 - 19 October 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Call for Papers Deadline - 16 March

Supported by the European Commission, the 22nd annual eChallenges e-2012 Conference & Exhibition takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 19 October. Focused on Applied ICT addressing major Societal Challenges, and showcasing strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops, eChallenges brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt, good practice and innovation.

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Core Thematic Priorities for eChallenges e-2012

Applied ICT addressing Societal Challenges

  • eHealth and mHealth
  • eGovernment, eParticipation & eDemocracy
  • eInclusion
  • Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills
  • Intelligent Content and Semantics
  • Sustainable Environment

Emerging Technologies & Infrastructures

  • Future Internet & Smart Cities
  • eInfrastructures & Smart Grid
  • Living Labs
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Applications
  • RFID & Networked Enterprise
  • Security and Identity Management

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We are now inviting extended abstracts (1,200 - 1,500 words) for technical papers, visionary papers, business and government case studies. Proposals to arrange 90 minute thematically focused workshop sessions are also welcome. Related themes and suggestions for papers and sessions are outlined in the Call for Papers.

Call for Papers

Important Deadlines

  • Submission deadline for Extended Abstracts: 16 March 2012
  • Acceptance decision: 20 April
  • Submission of full paper: 18 May

The scientific programme for eChallenges e-2012 is based on an open Call for Papers and the conference language is English.

All extended abstracts must be submitted online by 16 March for double blind peer review by the International Programme Committee.

Papers should focus on a research or eAdoption topic on which a case study, initial or final results can be published. General project descriptions are not appropriate. All papers must highlight the level of innovation and actual or expected impact.

Please bear in mind that the extended abstracts submitted are double blind peer reviewed so they should not provide contact details within the text of the extended abstract submitted. All extended abstracts are submitted as text via a form - tables and diagrams can be submitted as part of the full paper submission in April.

Extended abstracts should provide a good overview of your full paper and cover the following headings:

  • Introduction - Issues to be addressed
  • Objectives of your paper
  • Methodology Used
  • Technology or Business Case Description
  • Conclusions and Summary Recommendations

Workshop proposals must also be registered by 16 March. Each workshop proposal should be supported by a minimum of two papers per workshop session. Authors submit abstracts via Abstract Submission process, as these will be double blind peer reviewed by the IPC.

We look forward to receiving your extended abstracts and workshop submissions by 16 March.