to a collaborative society
The last three years constitute a remarkable period in the history of the European integration. They are marked among others, by the rising awareness about the whole European potential in research and technology on one side, and by the first elements of the Information Society being implemented in Europe on the other one.
This special report is based on the contributions presented during the BENEFIT events devoted to pan-European collaboration in research, education, and technology transfer. These special events took place in Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary during the period 1995-1997.
As a live, electronic document, it is open to any interesting contribution in the report's scope.
1.1 European Union programmes and strategic directions
governmental policy towards pan-European collaboration in research:
1.3 Animators of pan-European collaborative R&D
2.1 Monitoring experience of collaborative projects:
2.2 Reports on experiences of COPERNICUS, TEMPUS, and ESPRIT projects (relevant to pan-European collaboration):
stories in education:
Chapter 3: Technology-transfer Models
Chapter 5: Towards collaborative research and engineering based on INTERNET
of discussions and conclusions
|The current state and trends of the system engineering in Slovakia, Vladimir AC, TESLA Piestany, Slovakia.
Status of Electronic Industry in Hungary, Zoltan KATONA, KFKI Research Institute for Measurement and Computing Techniques, Budapest, Hungary.
The Current State and Perspectives of the Microprocessor Based Technologies in Ukraine, Anatoly MELNYK, Lviv Polytechnic, Ukraine, and H. EICHELE, Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany.
Electronic System Design in Poland - an Overview, Wojciech SAKOWSKI, Institute of Electronics, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland.
System and Microprocessor based engineering in Russia, A SUKHOPAROV, Angstrem, Zelenograd, Russia.
The last three years constitute a remarkable period in the history
of the European integration. They are marked among others, by
the rising awareness about the whole European potential in research
and technology on one side, and by the first elements of the Information
Society being implemented in Europe on the other one. Three years
ago, one of the first postulates was the access to information
e.g., about the European programmes. Three years later, efficient
access to information became obvious almost to everybody. What
is needed now in order to further stimulate European integration,
are the technologies which support effective collaboration over
wide distances. These technologies have emerged as the result
of a dynamic progress in computer and communication technologies,
and are being brought to the pan-European scene with the first
actions for the implementation of the Information Society elements.
BENEFIT - Concerted Action of the COPERNICUS programme has commenced in 1995 with the mission to:
During the last three years BENEFIT was providing with its numerous scientific and technical events, like: workshops, schools and special days, enabling conditions for building pan-European links and projects. One of the specific features of BENEFIT was that it was bringing the "methodology for collaboration" with the series of BENEFIT Special Days. Last year, BENEFIT was more and more concerned with the new "technologies for collaboration", and its mission was in this respect:
BENEFIT Special Days on pan-European Co-operation and Technology
Transfer were established in order to: present to its Central
end East European participants: a concise introduction into the
research and technology development programmes of the European
Union: their underlying principles, objectives and contents, as
well as their operational characteristics. In addition, they became
a forum where many difficult problems related to building pan-European
projects in science technology and, education were presented and
discussed. Originated as the accompanying event to the Workshop
held in Cracow, Poland, in Oct. 1993, Special Days (SDs)
were organised by the BENEFIT project in the following places:
Smolenice (Slovakia) and Vienna, Sept. 1995,
Zakopane (Poland), Sept. 1996,
and in Budapest in October
1997. Before BENEFIT was inaugurated by the European Commission
in April 1994, a seminar similar in goals and scope was also organised
in Moscow, in June 1994, and
in Gliwice (Poland) in October 1993
The goals of BENEFIT Special Days have been summarised on this page.
BENEFIT came to its end in December 1997. For this reason this
special report summarizing, and in some sense monitoring
the experience of this transition period has been assembled. As
already indicated, it contains the most interesting contributions
presented during the BENEFIT Special Days in Slovakia, Austria,
Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary. It is however open
to all interesting contributions relevant to its goals.
The other objective of this initiative is to create a live document
related to the experiences in pan-European collaboration primarily
in research domain. This on-line available document will hopefully
promote some discussion, and will create a feedback to the European
|Workshops||Special Days||Summer Schools||Panels|
|1997||Signal Processing and Multimedia Technology
27-30 October 1997, Budapest, Hungary - sponsored by BENEFIT (sB)
29 October 1997, Budapest, Hungary
Poland, Kule near Czestochowa, 14-18 October 1997
EMMSEC 97, Florence, Italy, 3-5 November 1997.
|1996||Design Methodologies for Signal Processing, August 29-30, Zakopane, Poland||Pan-European Co-operation
28 August 1996 Zakopane
|Standards in EDA,
Prague, 8-13 July 1996
EMSYS'96, Berlin,Sept 1996
|Preparation and Concertation
St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, 18-19 and 22 January 1996
|Wavelets and Signal Processing
September 1996, Zakopane
|Networking and Information Services
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 8-11 July 1996 (sB)
|1995||SampTA Sampling Theory & Appl., Jurmala (Riga), LATVIA, September 19-22, 1995 (sB)||Pan-European collaboration, Riga 1995||Morphological Image & Signal Processing, Zakopane, Poland, September 27-30, 1995.|
|Design Methodologies for Microelectronics, Smolenice, Slovakia, 11-13.09.1995||Pan-European collaboration, Smolenice, 14.09.1995,
Vienna Industrial Day, 15.09.1995
|Before BENEFIT||DMM&SP93, Workshop on Design Methodologies for Microelectronics and Signal Processing, Cracow, 21-23 October 1993.||Special Day on European Co-operation, Gliwice, Poland, 20 October 1993
SD on co-operation - Moscow94
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