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Towards Framework Programme 6 Prague, 19 March 2001 Horst Forster European Commission PR0.

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1 Towards Framework Programme 6 Prague, 19 March 2001 Horst Forster European Commission PR0

2 Calls against WP 2001 Call 6Open:Jan-April m Eval:May 2001 Contracts:Oct 2001 Call 7Open:June-Oct m Eval:Nov 2001 Contracts:April 2002 PR1

3 WP 2002 Completion of FP5 Anticipating FP6 Call 8Open:Jan-April m Eval:May 2002 Contracts:Oct 2002 PR2

4 FP6 and WP 2002 Preparation Two parallel strands FP6 Milestones 21 Feb 2001EC proposal for FP May 2001EC proposal for Rules for Participation June 2001EC proposal for Specific Programmes Summer 2002Adoption WP 2002 milestones Drafting in June/July 2001 Adoption in Nov/Dec 2001 PR3

5 FP6 Proposal Objectives Strengthening the scientific and technological bases of Community industry Encouraging Community industry to become more competitive at international level PR4

6 FP6 Proposal Characteristics Concentration 7 themes :IST major thematic priority 3 instruments :Integrated Projects Networks of Excellence Participation in National Programmes Management changes Programme rather than project approach No size and composition fit all: function of objectives and scope of action Flexibility - in definition, launch and management Externalisation where advantageous PR5

7 FP6 Thematic Priority IST Networking Infrastructure Networked Services Information Handling and Access Components PR6

8 Where are we now ? Computing and embedded software are ubiquitous Networks and bandwidth are proliferating Miniaturised sensors emerge PR7

9 Implications Systems are increasing in scale and complexity Infrastructure supports more functionality Applications become distributed Applications are tethered to the physical world PR8

10 Challenges From connected networks and computers to a service access and delivery environment Nomadicity / Pervasiveness Adapt in real-time Brute force shall not solve all problems Contextual knowledge Master scale and complexity in an intelligent way PR9

11 Directions for R&D Shaped by underlying component roadmaps Economics determine take-up of functionality Research tools PR10

12 Summary As computing and communications become ubiquitous, cognition and control will rank as key enabling technologies PR11


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