09-11 October 2013
Dublin, Ireland

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eChallenges e-2013 Conference (09 - 11 October) was the twenty-third in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments.

Plenary Speakers & Panelists

Plenary Speakers and Panelists included

- Ms Eunkyung Kim, Deputy Director, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea

- Tom Clausen, Programme Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission

- Dr Imelda Lambkin, National NCP Director, Enterprise Ireland

- Stephen O'Reilly, National Delegate & Contact Point for FP7-ICT, Enterprise Ireland

- Dr Simon Grattan, NI Horizon 2020 Manager, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment, Northern Ireland

- Mark Daly, Demonstration Projects Manager, ESB ecars

- Dr Dirk Pesch, Head of Centre, Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research, Cork Institute of Technology

- Dr. Bastian Koller, Head of Department, Applications & Visualization, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany

- Myer Morron, EFPC (UK) Ltd, Scotland


The Final Programme combined strategic keynote presentations related to Horizon 2020, technical papers, business and government case studies and workshops.

Wednesday morning was dedicated to Horizon 2020 and Friday morning included a panel discussion on Experiences in FP7 and Strategies for Horizon 2020.

Conference delegates can download presentations. Log into the site, then click on Programme, click on session of interest, right click on icon for presentation of interest (Save Target As) and download the presentations in zip format.


The Best Paper was awarded to "Evolution of eHealth Knowledge Spaces: Meta Model Based Approach for Semantic Lifting" authored by Vedran Hrgovcic & Robert Woitsch, BOC Asset Management GmbH, Austria (eHealthMonitor project).

The Runner up Paper was awarded to "A Socio-Technical Approach to the Implementation of mHealth in Sierra Leone: A Theoretical Perspective" authored by PJ Wall, Frédérique Vallières, Dave Lewis, Lucy Hederman (Knowledge and Data Engineering Group, Trinity College Dublin & Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin) & Joseph Musa (World Vision Sierra Leone).

Event Profile

The eChallenges Conference Series has a truly international perspective, attracting participation from senior representatives of leading government, industry and research organisations around the world from over 50 countries each year.

Its reputation is based on high quality plenary presentations and Scientific Programme. Each conference showcases host country activities, as well as sectoral and national initiatives and regional success stories.

The goals of eChallenges e-2013 are to promote Information Society and Applied ICT related knowledge sharing and innovation between government, industry and research stakeholders, exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national and regional level, stimulate rapid take-up of RTD results by industry and in particular SMEs, and identify opportunities for future international research collaboration under Horizon 2020.

Download Final Programme