From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon May 5 19:35 MET 1997 Received: from seite by dgrt.mesr.fr Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 18:18:14 +0200 From: "Dirk Costens"
(via email@example.com (Roger Seite)) Subject: Expressions of interest Madame, Monsieur, Vous trouverez ci-apres la rediffusion d'un appel a interet de la Commission pour le 4eme appel a propositions ACTS. Je me permets d'attirer votre attention sur le fait que la réponse effective a cet appel a interet est probablement indispensable pour pouvoir participer a la journee d'information indiquee (proposers' day du 19 juin) et sans doute essentielle pour vous faire connaitre de partenaires eventuels. Cordialement, **************************************************** CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to be associated with an RTD Programme in the area of ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES (ACTS) (1994-1998) The Commission is intending to launch a third and final call for proposals in June 1997 aiming at : 1. New and innovative work relating to the projects taken up under the first and second calls: a) Trial integration, bringing together the results of groups of ACTS projects into integrated trials and ensuring a seamless connection of the ACTS community with trial environments on a pan-European basis; including broadband access by schools, providing them with an opportunity to experiment with a range of advanced services; b) Broadening of participation (in particular providing opportunities for organisations in Central and Eastern Europe, in non-EU Mediterranean countries and for SMEs to join existing ACTS projects); c) Guidelines consolidation, condensing and rationalising draft deployment guidelines into coherent input to standards bodies, industrial fora and the European institutions, including consolidation of strategic techno-economic and socio-economic information; d) Supporting promotion and dissemination of results; 2. Novel technological work in: a) Interactive multi-media services interoperability; b) New concepts and novel devices for routing/switching in optical networks; c) Convergence and integration: ATM-Internet; d) Software radio technologies; e) Advanced technologies and systems for satellite communications and a concerted Action on satellite communications; f) An open communications environment, using "agent technologies"; g) Secure information exchanges over broadband communications. Organisations or individuals seeking further information on these opportunities are invited to express their interest by providing= introductory details about themselves, and completing the form, available at the InfoWIN= Server http://www.infowin.org/ACTS/ANALYSYS/GENERAL/3RDCALL/proposer.htm. An information meeting for potential proposers will be held, with the presence of all existing projects, in Brussels on June 19, 1997, at 9:00 am. The registration of interest form available at the WWW will also allow= you to express your intent to participate to proposers day. For further information please contact us at : European Commission, DGXIII-B/ ACTS Tel : +32 2 296 34 15 Fax :+32 2 295 06 54 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org