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ETSI: 4th Security Workshop in Sophia Antilopis (F)

September 27, 2008  |  Events

ETSI will organise its 4th Security Workshop to be held at ETSI
Headquarters, in Sophia Antipolis, France, on the 13th and 14th of January 2009. The increasing complexity and rapid development of new systems and networks, the sophistication of changing threats, and the presence of intrinsic vulnerabilities present demanding challenges for the Information society in its efforts to secure Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems and networks against the threats and related risks to which they are subject. To minimise exposure to risks, Security must be built in from the beginning when designing new architectures, and not added on at a later stage as an optional feature.

Security standards, sometimes in support of legislative actions, are essential to ensure
interoperability between products using the same security mechanisms, to provide globally acceptable security metrics, as well as to ensure an adequate level of security for these products. This leads to a more secure and profitable environment for the industrial sector from SME to large global companies, as well as benefits for governmental organisations, research bodies and universities.

The annual ETSI Security Workshop has evolved into a world reference and is acknowledged by many to the annual international security standardisation workshop to attend, bringing together international Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) and security experts to discuss recent developments, share knowledge, identify gaps and co-ordinate on future actions and work areas and to maintain our reputation and commitment in this area.The workshop will include overviews of the work being done in the area of security across standards and technical bodies, along with presentations from major organisations involved in security initiatives.


Online registration for this workshop is now open. Attendance at the workshop is free of charge and open to everyone.

This event is in the past




4th eBIF Conference ‘e-Business interoperability practice’ in Utrecht (NL)

September 18, 2008  |  Adoption, Events, Publications

e-Business interoperability practice: examples, impacts and standardization challenges’ 

Day 1 – 8 December 2008
Programme starts 10.00

Opening by Peter Potgieser, ABN AMRO, Chairman CEN/ISSS e-Business Interoperability Forum and Equens speaker

Keynote: ICT standardization and eBusiness policy developments
Costas Andropoulos, Head of Unit, European Commission, Enterprise and Industry Directorate General

Practical examples papiNet implementation and deployment practice
Tom Meniga, Managing Director, Freecom

eBIZ-TIC project – eBusiness standards pilots in the textile and footwear industry
Piero De Sabbata or Milena Stefanova, ENEA eTrade UN/CEFACT speaker Interoperability between eInvoicing systems Anachron speaker Questions and answers

RFID and the Internet of things
Speaker from the European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate General (tbc)

Beyond SOA: interoperability challenges in the Digital Ecosystem era
Pierfranco Ferronato, Chief Architect, Soluta.Net

ICT implications for energy consumption and growth
Reinhard Madlener, E.ON Energy Research Centre (tbc)


Day 2 – Tuesday 9 December 2008 
Programme starts 09.30

Critical issues – Title to be confirmed
Paul van Exel, USPI (tbc)

Education in e-business standards and standardization policy
Speaker to be confirmed

Methodologies for Global eBusiness test beds
Speaker tbc 
For more information, visit the website of CEN


02-12-2008: CBI/ABI event – Forum on e-Invoicing in Rome

September 16, 2008  |  Adoption, Events, Publications

On December 2nd and 3rd 2008, a forum is dedicated to amongst others international developments on electronic invoices, the analysis of international scenarios and the in-depth examination of business and technical aspects of the new advanced services dedicated to banks and enterprises. The event will take place in Rome.

This is the agenda of the event.

If you are interested in visiting this event, you can view the registration form here.



01-12-08: Knowledge and Innovation Policy Dialogue in Brussel

September 16, 2008  |  Events

Following the successful launch of the Knowledge4Innovation Initiative during a dinner on 8 April, 2008 in the European Parliament in Brussels, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Lisbon Forum affording its members the opportunity to engage in a structured and ongoing ‘Policy Dialogue’ with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the other EU Institutions and among each other.

(No longer actual)

25-11-2008: – Administrative burden

September 16, 2008  |  Events

In its Action Programme for Reducing Administrative Burden, the European Commission proposes actions in order to reduce the cost stemming from EC and national regulations by 25% until 2012. The cost for businesses for filling forms and reporting according to obligatory regulations is estimated to add up to 3% of the GDP in the EU. Reducing unnecessary obligations could therefore save costs and increase productivity and competitiveness.The Commission is not only concerned with reducing unnecessary EU regulations, but also with accelerating the sharing between national simplification programmes which in many member states already exist. Necessary elements of such programmes are methods for measuring and reducing the administrative burden such as the Standard Cost Model (SCM) and principles, which includes procedural simplification and integrates different reporting processes into one single filing provision.

OBJECTIVES of the workshop

– Discuss and look at how eGovernment can be an effective tool in the reduction of administrative burden for public administration, business and citizens.
– Inform about the present activities of the European Commission by speakers from DG Enterprise and DG Infosoc including the latest call within the ICT PSP Work Programme 2008;
– Provide an up to date overview of the latest activities of the SCM Network;
– Present good practice cases from Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, among others, showing how administrative burden is being reduced for business, citizens and government;
– Provide participants an opportunity to raise questions and discuss these good practice examples with the case presenters in three parallel working groups.

More information to be found on the website of


24-11-2008: IIR Telecoms – Next Generation Billing 2008

September 16, 2008  |  Events

The conference and exhibition offers delegates the most up-to-date information on developing a cost effective, flexible and differentiated billing, IT and customer management strategy to benefit from Next Generation product portfolios and convergence.

Check here for more information.

06-11-2008: Spanish Conference on electronic invoices in Seville

September 15, 2008  |  Adoption, Events

Encuentro de Expertos en Factura Electrónica, XBRL y Contratación Pública

The Encounter of Experts in Electronic Invoice, XBRL and Public Hiring, organized by the Association of Industrialists of Technologies of the Information and Communications of Andalusia, ETICOM and SANDETEL, public company of the Council of Innovation, Science and Company of the Andalusian Government, is the main event on Electronic Invoice, XBRL and and-administration organized to date in Andalusia.
With the participation of some of the best international and national experts in these fields, pertaining to organizations like the European Union, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain’s Govenment, the Tributary Agency, the Chamber of Commerce of Andalusia and RED.ES and FUNDETEC, the event has the objective of being a key event when it comes to electronic interchange of invoices, documents and financial statements, for both companies and public entities.
This new panorama appears to be a great opportunity of business for the companies of the sector TIC, besides to become for the administrations and public companies an instrument that remarkably improves the productivity and the quality of the service of attention to citizens and companies.

The entering in to force of the obligatory terms for companies to send electronic invoice to the Administration that will begin first at the beginning of 2009 for large companies. In November of 2010 it will extended to the entire private sector. It will also including hiring processes, administrative conflicts, tenders, VAT, et cetera. 
This first encounter of Experts in Electronic Invoice, XBRL and Public Hiring, will be held on 6 November 2008 in the Centro de Convenciones del Hotel Barceló of Seville. The event is invaluable for companies and public administrations.

Registration and ore information on

21-09-2009: European EXPP Summit in Amsterdam

September 15, 2008  |  Events

330 delegates from 28 countries came together at this year’s European EXPP Sum-mit in Frankfurt. The success of this event has established the European EXPP Summit as Europe’s leading congress dealing with E

The next European EXPP Summit will take place on September 21 & 22, 2009, in Amsterdam / The Netherlands.


30-10-2008: Platform ELFA Expert Meeting

September 15, 2008  |  Events

The Dutch e-Invoicing awareness initiative Platform ELFA organises expert meetings with the aim of transferring knowledge between ELFA members and other interested parties or individuals.

These meetings concern a diversity of aspects surrounding e-invoicing and automated invoice processing. Subjects that might be dealt with are for instance SEPA, standardization, credit management, archiving and international developments.

The next expert meeting will take place on October 30th, at the Congres ” Administrative Software”.

For more information, please check the Platform ELFA website.

29-10-2008: 4th meeting of the Purchasing Card Forum

September 15, 2008  |  Events

The Purchasing Card Forum (PCF) is an independent business forum focusing on the smart card, purchasing card, eProcurement and marketplaces. Its members range from the major banks and issuers to government agencies and suppliers. The PCF holds regular meetings at which members discuss varying topics relating to P-cards, eProcurement, eInvoicing and their related technologies.

The main topics to be addressed by its 4th meeting are:

– Niche areas for eProcurement;
– Streamlining VAT reclaim;
– eInvoicing overview and potential benefits;
– Update from VISA, Mastercard and AMEX on the likely impact of eInvoicing on the P-card market.

The official agenda of the meeting will soon be published at the Purchasing Card Forum website.

Meeting attendance is traditionally reserved to members of the Purchasing Card Forum, which pay an annual membership fee. However, for this edition of the meeting, two free places will be available for eProcurement experts from ePractice.

The eProcurement Forum team will assign the free places to experts fulfilling the following conditions:

– Have a complete profile on ePractice;
– Be a member of the eProcurement community;
– Have expertise related to the following topics: ePayment, purchasing card and eInvoicing.

A first-come first-served policy will be applied if several people are selectable. ePractice members interested in the free spaces should send a request by email to by 24 October 2008, providing explanation on how they fulfil the above conditions.

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