The IST99 exhibition which will cover some 4000 sqm will consist of 4 main elements:
1. R&D technology
The major part of the exhibition will be oriented towards
results from previous Commission R&D Programmes in information and communications
technologies. Some 80 projects will display their results, clustered in accordance with
the main topics of the conference.
2. Special villages and pavilions
Several areas in the exhibition will be devoted to
special themes. Important Finnish technology applications and
research activities will be presented in the meeting Finland pavilion. The 25
winners of the European IST Prize will show their
technologies and products in the EISTP village and some highly interactive music
generating technologies will be hosted in the Interaction Café.
3. International contributions
Several non-EU countries will present their research activities and will be looking for
R&D collaboration. The Central and Eastern European counties will be strongly
represented, as well as a number of non-EU Mediterranean countries and other countries
associated to the 5th Framework Programme.
4. Information stands
Projects and actions of a horizontal nature will inform the
visitor on their awareness activities, support actions and services. Some of them are from
within the IST Programme, others originate from initiatives like the Global Cities
Dialogue or EUREKA. Last but not least, the key actions and messages of the Information Society Directorate General
of the European Commission will be displayed in a visual and attractive manner.