e-Working Collaborative Environments

Expediting Adoption of e-Working Collaborative Environments (2nd EACE "e-Working Environments" Workshop) | 22nd June 2007, Berlin, Germany.

Helge: I would like to participate but my schedule don't give me time for that.

The EACE European project develops policy recommendations for the European Commission to expedite the adoption of collaborative working environments. Towards this end, EACE evaluated existing collaboration patterns and tools, and consolidated research results by identifying best practices, developing a theoretical framework of human collaboration and verifying the policy recommendations in pilot applications.

Helge: We've great new tools for that. But my approach is people centric.

The workshop will discuss the findings of the project and present viewpoints and experiences from the industry, the research community and other stakeholder in order to stimulate discussion on the identified gaps between technological advancements and their practical application. The objective is to agree on a number of challenges and policy recommendations for expediting the further acceptance, development and implementation of e-Collaborative Environments.

Helge: How to stimulate...that's the key.


  • Current and future policy frameworks aiming at accelerating the adoption of Collaborative e-Working Environments

  • Weaknesses and strengths of the available collaboration tools and platforms

  • Behavioural, organisational, socio-economic and regulatory factors that influence the adoption of electronic collaboration tools at the workplace

  • Role of knowledge management and social networks for improving collaboration


There is no fee to attend the workshop, but you must register in advance.


Currently there is a large amount of ongoing research in Europe regarding ICT technologies for the development of new collaborative tools and environments. This RTD investment has begun yielding advanced collaborative technologies. Now there is a growing need to investigate further the dynamics, potential and impacts of these technological advances in order to feed the policy making process. This need comprised the essential drive for the EACE project.

Helge: We do a lot of research in Europe, but how to make this to products and services in the market place is an important topic.

The EACE project started in January 2006. It is an 18 month Specific Support Action partially funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). For more information please visit the project website at www.eace-project.org.


Contact information:

Leo Pennings

PO Box 5050
2600 GB Delft
The Netherlands
T: +31 15 2857166
F: +31 15 2857057
E: leo.pennings@tno.nl

Linda Kool

PO Box 5050
2600 GB Delft

The Netherlands
T: +31 15 2857162
F: +31 15 2857057
E: linda.kool@tno.nl

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