29-30 October 2014
Belfast, Ireland

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The eChallenges e-2014 Conference takes place in Belfast, Northern lreland. This is the twenty-fourth in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments.

eChallenges attracts participation from senior representatives of leading government, industry and research organisations around the world.

eChallenges e-2014 will provide an international forum to foster ICT related entrepreneurship and innnovation, share experiences, increase awareness of innovative applied ICT applications and research results, and identify opportunities for research collaboration under Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Research and Innovation Programme that runs from 2014 - 2020.

eChallenges e-2014 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE UKRI Computer Chapter and IEEE UK and Ireland Social Implications of Technology Chapter. Final papers accepted for inclusion in the Proceedings (following updates as a result of the blind peer review) and presented during the event will also be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication. Each presenter will present one paper in the Programme.

The goals of eChallenges e-2014 are to promote ICT Entrepreneurship and Innovation, facilitate Information Society and Applied ICT related knowledge sharing between government, industry and research stakeholders, raise awareness of the current state of eAdoption in developing countries, stimulate rapid take-up of RTD results by the public and private sectors, and identify opportunities for ICT related research and innovation collaboration under Horizon 2020.


It is necessary for all participants to complete online registration prior to the event.


The Programme is based on the Call for Papers which closed in June.

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

Wednesday morning is dedicated to Horizon 2020 - Take this opportunity to learn about Horizon 2020 ICT Calls during 2015, and meet new partners for collaboration. Wednesday afternoon has a workshop focused on ICT 39. The Closing Plenary outlines opportunities under FI-PPP Phase 3 SME Accelerators Calls.

Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers include:

- Minister Arlene Foster, MLA Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland

- Mrs Annalisa Bogliolo, Programme Coordination, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Belgium

- Dr Simon Grattan, NI Horizon 2020 Manager and EU Policy Manager at InterTradeIreland, Northern Ireland

- Stephen O'Reilly, National Delegate & Contact Point for Horizon 2020-ICT, Enterprise Ireland

- Richard Stevens, FI-IMPACT/IDC, Italy

Presentation Opportunities

There are a limited number of presentation opportunities remaining in the Scientific Programme. If you wish to present research results or a case study but missed the Call for Papers, please contact us at secretariat@eChallenges.org

Thematic areas include

Emerging Technologies & Infrastructures ICT addressing Societal Challenges
Future Internet ICT related Entrepreneurship & Innovation
eInfrastructures and Smart Grid eHealth and mHealth
Smart Cities eGovernment, eParticipation & eDemocracy
Collaborative Open Innovation & Living Labs eInclusion and ICT4D
Cloud Computing Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage
Mobile Applications Technology Enhanced Learning
Security and Identity Management Societal Implications of Technology

Event Profile

The eChallenges Conference Series has a truly international perspective, typically attracting over 300 delegates from over 50 countries and five continents each year.

Its reputation is based on high quality plenary presentations and high quality papers and discussion sessions in the Scientific Programme. The high quality conference community ensures a stimulating, high quality networking environment, providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with potential innovation and research partners. Each conference showcases host country activities, as well as sectoral and national initiatives and regional success stories

Download Final Programme