29-31 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.

Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers confirmed to date include:

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

- 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

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

Call for Papers - Deadline 31 March 2014

The Call for Papers for eChallenges e-2014 is published with a deadline of 31 March 2014 for online submission of paper and workshop submissions.

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


The Programme will combine strategic keynote presentations, technical papers, business and government case studies, workshops and tutorials.

Download Call for papers