Information society technologies - fifth call for proposals

May 19, 2005

Brussels, 18 May 2005

The European Commission has published the fifth call for proposals under the 'information society technologies' (IST) priority of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). This is one of the areas covered by the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme.

The strategic objectives covered in this call are:
- photonic components;
- micro/nano based sub-systems;
- embedded systems;
- advanced Grid technologies, systems and services;
- software and services;
- research networking testbeds;
- multimodal interfaces;
- ICT for networked business;
- collaborative working environments;
- access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources;
- eInclusion;
- ICT for environmental risk management;
- simulating emergent properties in complex systems.

The call text provides an indicative budget for each of these objectives, as well the desired ratio of new verses traditional instruments to be applied to each.

In specifying the instruments to be used in these areas, the call requests the use of Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence, specific targeted research projects, coordination actions and specific support actions. Proposers are advised to consult the full call text at the address below for details of which particular instruments are requested for each area.

The total indicative budget for this call is 638 million euro. To see the call text, please visit: http:///fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cf m?CALL_ID=208 Remarks: The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 21.9.2005.

Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

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