25 - 27 October
Barcelona, Spain

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The eChallenges e-2006 Conference took place from 25 - 27 October in Barcelona, Spain. eChallenges e-2006 attracted over 640 delegates from 53 countries, representing government (23%), industry (15.5%), high-tech SMEs (13.5%) and research/academic organisations (48%) and Exhibitors from 17 countries. Keynote speakers from Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Switzerland shared insights into current applied ICT challenges in government, business and research.

eChallenges e-2006 incorporated over 300 presentations from 46 countries and five continents. Continuing a trend of increasing international participation in the eChallenges Community, almost 8% of presenters and 8% of delegates at e-2006 are from outside Europe. By showcasing contributions on commercial, government or societal exploitation of the Internet and ICT from around the world, eChallenges provides a unique opportunity to gain a better appreciation of some of the cultural, technological and training issues impacting on global eAdoption today.

PowerPoint Presentations and Photos

eChallenges e2006 delegates can now access PowerPoint Presentations and Photos online. To access PPTs, please log into the portal using your existing log in details, following log in click on Programme select day of interest and then click to expand all sessions at the top of the page. You will see the links to the PPTs per session.

To access photos, please click here and log in.

Pre-Announcement of eChallenges e-2007

eChallenges e-2007, which will take place in the beautiful city of The Hague, the Netherlands in October, is the seventeenth in a series of Annual Conferences, which regularly attracts over 600 delegates from leading commercial, government & research organisations around the world to share knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice.

eChallenges e-2007 Sponsors include the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands and the Municipality of The Hague. eChallenges e-2007 is also Supported by the European Commission, with Technical Co-Sponsorship from IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa), IEEE Benelux Joint Chapter on Communications and Vehicular Technology, IEEE UKRI Computer Chapter and IEEE Control and Communication (Ireland) Joint Chapter.

Please click here to download the Call for Papers. More information will be published on the eChallenges e2007 site in December.

eChallenges e-2006 Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award was presented to "Using Onion Routing to secure Peer to Peer Supported Business Collaboration" authored by Fabian Stäber, Udo Bartlang and Jörg Müller, Siemens AG, Germany.

The Runner-up Best Paper Award was presented to "Designing ICT for Older People", authored by Eva Waterworth & John Waterworth, Umea University, Sweden

eChallenges e-2006 Best Demonstration Stand Award

The Best Demonstration Stand Award was presented to Smartmatic / Sequoia Voting Systems Venezuela.

The Runner-up Best Demonstration Stand Award was presented to Attentianet - Enhanced Tele Assistance service for ageing society, submitted by Alcatel Spain on behalf of the Attentianet Consortium.

Sagrada Família, Turisme de Barcelona