eChallenges e-2014 Conference


echallenge2014Supported by the European Commission, and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE (UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, UK and Ireland Societal Implications of Technology Chapter) the 24th annual eChallenges e-2014 Conference takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 29 – 31 October.

Focused on Applied ICT addressing major Societal Challenges, and showcasing strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops, eChallenges brings together senior representatives from leading public, private and education and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt, good practice and innovation.

Final papers accepted for inclusion in the Proceedings and presented during the event will also be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication. While authors can submit more than one paper, each presenter will present one paper in the Programme, with co-authors responsible for presenting other accepted papers.

Plenary speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Arlene Foster, MLA, Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
  • Dr Simon Grattan, NI Horizon 2020 Manager and EU Policy Manager at InterTradeIreland, Northern Ireland
  • Stephen O’Reilly, National Delegate & Contact Point for Horizon 2020-ICT, Enterprise Ireland



Event profile


The eChallenges Conference Series has a truly international perspective, typically attracting over 300 delegates from over 50 countries and five continents each year.

Its reputation is based on high quality plenary presentations and high quality papers and discussion sessions in the Scientific Programme. The high quality conference community ensures a stimulating, high quality networking environment, providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with potential innovation and research partners. Each conference showcase hosts country activities, as well as sectorial and national initiatives and regional success stories.

eChallenges e-2014 will provide an international forum to foster ICT related entrepreneurship and innovation, to share experiences, increase awareness of innovative ICT applications and research results  and to identify opportunities for research collaboration under Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Research and Innovation Programme that runs from 2014 – 2020.

The goal of e-2014 is to stimulate rapid take-up of Research and Technology Development (RTD) results by industry and in particular SMEs and help open up the European Research Area (ERA) to the rest of the world.

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Core Thematic Priorities for eChallenges e-2014


Applied ICT addressing Societal Challenges

  • ICT-related Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • eHealth and mHealth
  • eGovernment, eParticipation & eDemocracy
  • eInclusion
  • ICT4D
  • Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills
  • Intelligent Content and Semantics
  • Societal Implications of Technology

Emerging Technologies & Infrastructures

  • Future Internet & Smart Cities
  • eInfrastructures & Smart Grid
  • Collaborative Open Innovation and Living Labs
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Applications
  • Security and Identity Management



Call for Full Papers and Workshop Proposals


The Scientific Programme for eChallenges e-2014 is based on an Open Call for Papers and double blind peer review process. The conference language is English. Submissions should be for technical papers, business case studies or visionary papers within the scope of the conference. All papers must highlight the level of innovation. General project descriptions are not appropriate.

Full papers should be submitted online by 23 June. They should be 8 – 9 pages in length using the eChallenges paper template. Please download the paper template and guidelines from

As all draft papers are double blind peer reviewed, please add author and co-author details within the online submission form but ensure that no author details are included within the Word document uploaded.

Workshop Proposals must also be registered by 23 June   Each workshop proposal should have four confirmed presenters, which can include a mix of papers and oral presentations.


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