DeRC 2014 Outline

DeRC 2014 Outline

Ljubljana, Monday-Tuesday, September 22-23, 2014

The cross-border eLogistics, eProcurement, eGovernment, eLearning, eTourism & eCulture, eHealth, eSMEs, and other eAreas are vital and relevant to the eConnectivity of the EU macro regions. For example, the Adriatic-Ionic, Alpine, or Danube eRegion. From a bigger picture perspective, the eTechnologies will allow for the interoperability of the regions on the eAmber and eSilk Roads.

In Slovenia, the Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the Danube eRegion has been under way since February 2011.

A major focus of the initiative is to encourage organizations with any interest in cross-border business to engage in a joint Information and Communication Technologies based prototype development. A prototype is the beginning of an action leading to a possible joint EU project proposal of an eSolution or an eService development solving a problem shared by the organization in at least three countries. In the new EU Programme Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and in other EU programs, the urgency of increased and intensified innovative collaboration is very much emphasized.

A similar initiative may also be of interest to some organizations in other countries, which may want to accelerate the eCollaboration in order to contribute to the increased competitiveness of the organizations, the countries in the region, and the region as a whole.

Prototype presentations are in a line with the Living Labs and the Open Innovation concept and methodology. The LLs promote user-driven methods and tools for improving the real-world development of products and services. A special focus is at the cross-border eSolutions and eServices. The descriptions of the prototype proposals presented previously are published at: and .

Organizations are invited to submit a prototype proposal involving the organization in at least three countries. Alternatively, they may like to join one of the existing prototype groups. A prototype submission form is available on the conference’s website. Suggestions on possible collaborative joint cross-border actions are appreciated.

There is no conference fee. Registration is required, however. A conference participant covers her/his travel and accommodation costs.

Additional Information: Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor

Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative:
Cross-border eCollaboration in the eCollaboration in the Danube eRegion