ISSS--Local and regional information society March 23--25, 2003
Prague & Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

LORIS 2003 Conference Programme

Sunday 23th March 2003



Special Invitation Program


Reception with the Lord Mayor of Prague


Departure from Prague

Hradec Kralove



Hotel Cernigov, Lounge 1


Meeting of representatives of CEE Associations of Municipalities

Hradec Kralove


Cultural Programme

Monday 24th March 2003

Eliska Hall


Loris 2003 Conference opening

František Dohnal
Vladimír Mlynář, 10'

Regional priorities in eEurope 2005 Action Plan

Olivier Pascal, European Commission, 10'

Experience and future plans in creating an interactive public policy in Lithuania

Nerute Kligiene, Lithuania, 10'

Strategies for eGovernment in Europe

Karl-Erik Andersson, Sweden, 10'

Effective public services based on citizens' needs

Heikki Lunnas, Finland, 10'

Role of local authorities in the development of enterprises' competitiveness

Manuel Gigot, Belgium, 10'

eGovernment from a user perspective, is there a difference between the Czech Republic and Sweden?

Thomas Johanson, Sweden, 10'

Giving regions a new role in Europe

Prof. Andrzej Janicki, Poland, 10'

Lyons summit on cities and local authorities on information society

Veronique Kleck, France, 10'

Main Hall


Conference opening, introductory speeches

Vladimír Špidla, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Oldřich Vlasák, Mayor of Hradec Králové
Pavel Bém, Mayor of Prague
Vladimír Mlynář, Minister of the Government of the Czech Republic
Branislav Opaterný, Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic
Per G. Blixt and Gérald Santucci, European Commission
František Dohnal, Administrator of the Vysočina Region

Lounge No. 3


ARCO Workshop (closed session)

Manuel Gigot, Belgium
Heikki Lunnas, Finland
Claudie Tallineau, Belgium

Main Hall


Without e-munity

This programme block aims to help conference participants to orientate themselves in the opinions of political parties on the future development of informisation of Czech society. The block will have the format of the TV programme entitled “Without immunity”, i.e. a debate between representatives of five parliamentary parties. Actual discussion circles relate state information policy, competences of the new Ministry of Informatics, IT introduction in self-governments, interconnection of information systems etc.

Presenter: Jan Pokorný

Eliska Hall


Internet for disadvantaged groups of citizens

Information society for everybody

Per G. Blixt, European Commission, 15'

Introduction to the issue, enterprise of the disabled, projects and their financial background, Helpnet

Jaroslav Winter, BMI, 15'

E-communication of the blind with public administration

Hana Bubeníčková
Radek Pavlíček, SONS, 10'

"Municipality for the Disabled" competition

Jaromír Jech, Union of Czech Towns and Communities, 5'

Internet for the elderly--Statutory Town of Jihlava

Vratislav Výborný, Mayor of the Statutory Town of Jihlava, 5'

Library Internet, electronic information sources and services for persons with special needs

Zlata Houšková, National Library of the CR, Jana Vejsadová, Vysočina Regional Library, 5'


This block aims to familiarise conference participants with the characteristics and advantages of teleworking, made possible by the development of information and communication technologies. The debate will focus on legislative, organisational and technical barriers to its implementation and solutions for removing these barriers.

presented by Aleš Kučera, SPIS

Benefits and advantages of teleworking, legislative and organisational preconditions of its introduction, state support, specific showcases.

Introduction to the issue (characteristics of teleworking, advantages and disadvantages, benefits to society, companies and employees),

Aleš Kučera, SPIS, 5'

The Ministry of Informatics' view of teleworking

Vladimír Mlynář, Minister of Informatics, 5'

Legislative barriers to teleworking

Michal Kroft, SPIS, 5'

Panel discussion

Topic: Has teleworking a chance of success in the Czech Republic? What are the preconditions for its implementation? (legislation, education, state support etc) Which citizen groups can work in the teleworking regime, how could it contribute to tackling unemployment? Foreign experience in teleworking.

Participants: Vladimír Mlynář, Minister of Informatics
Zdeněk Škromach, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Michal Kroft, SPIS
Evžen Tošenovský, Administrator of the Moravia-Silesia Region
representatives of companies, 20'

Meeting Hall



Information and network security in FP6

Gérald Santucci, European Commission, 20'

Technical securing of personal data

Karel Neuwirt, Office for Personal Data Protection of the CR
Pavol Husár, Peter Lieskovský
Office for Personal Data Protection, Slovakia, 10'

Security of citizens and risk management

Albert P. Deistler, Germany, 15'

Security of the Public Administration Intranet

Pavel Baumruk, CZECH TELECOM, 15'

Easy authentication. Wherever and whenever

Karel Krenželok, A&&L soft, 15'

Integrated security of network port

Radek Smolík, Symantec GmbH, 20'

Eliska Hall


Financing IT Introduction in European Public Administration

High ambition, large scale funding--promoting eGovernment with the Structural Funds in Greece

Robert Shotton, European Commission, 10'

Regional (Silesian) preparatory actions under Structural Funds

Anna Slupina, Poland, 10'

European Investment Bank programmes supporting the development of electronic public administration and e-services

Ioannis Kaltsas, European Investment Bank, 10'

The eContent programme--European digital content on the global networks

Roland Haber, Luxembourg, 10'

Content village--integrating the eContent community

Tanja Vadrot, Luxembourg, 10'

F-Cities eContent Project

Tünde Kállai, Hungary, 10'

European Cross-border Cooperation in eGovernment: the Role of the IDA Programme

Gzim Ocakoglu, European Commission, 10'

How to join EU financing projects

Eva Racková, KPMG Czech Republic, 10'

Labe Hall


Citizens' Access to Information

Publication of Personal Data

Karel Neuwirt, Office for Personal Data Protection
Pavol Husár, Peter Lieskovský, Slovakia, 10'

Support for Automated Publication of Information

Oldřich Kužílek, free access to information adviser, 10'

Public Information Bulletin

Arek Zlotnicki, Poland, 10'

Czech web archive as a means of securing citizens' free access to information

Petr Žabička, Moravian Regional Library
Ludmila Celbová, National Library CR, 10'

Innovative ICT and eGovernment Development Projects

Jozef Orzel, Poland, 10'

Self-service kiosk network for eGovernment and public service, ZMOS, Banking and Telecom Solutions

Ján Rapan, Slovakia, 10'

eTallinn--Citizen Focused Local Government

Vaino Olev, Tallinn City Ofice, Estonia, 10'

Discussion of access to information

Oldřich Kužílek, free access to information adviser
Karel Neuwirt, Office for Personal Data Protection of the CR
Pavol Husár, Peter Lieskovský, Office for Personal data Protection of the SR, 10'

Congress Centre Aldis


Gala evening programme

Announcement of Geo-Application of the Year
Announcement of Biblioweb
Announcement of Golden Crest
Announcement of Eurocrest
Social programme, party

Tuesday 25th March 2003

Eliska Hall


Electronic services for the public

Re-engineering of administration and public services--a secure end-to-end digital administration

Ragnar Torgeirsson, Iceland, 10'

Open Digital Administration eContent Project

Jeannette Viale, Denmark, 10'

Activities of EU regions (Prelude, Town Twinning)

Petr Pavlinec, Vysočina Region, 10'

Regional policy of information provision over the Internet: the Local Government Information Network

Kristof Varga, Hungary, 10'

Soctim and the outcomes of the London International Workshop

Fahri Zihni, Great Britain, 20'

Presentation of the eForum Association

Krzysztof Glomb, Poland, 10'

E-MuniS--electronic municipal information services--best practice transfer and improvement project

Irene Boykikeva, Bulgaria, 10'

Main Hall


Making geographic data accessible in the CR and the EU

Accessibility of public administration geographic data in the European context

Josef Hojdar, TERIS Association, 10'

European cooperation in spatial data and information

Bino Marchesini, EUROGI, 15'

GINIE project

Eva Pauknerová, CAGI
Jiří Horák, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 10'


Petr Kubíček, CZ-INSPIRE, 10'

Trends in map e-services

Karel Charvát, Czech Centre for Strategic Studies, 10'

Provision of geographic data to municipalities (ZABAGED, screen data, medium-scale maps)

Jiří Černohorský, Geodesy Office, 10'

State Map Centre and Digital Geographic Information Library services

Michal Vaněček, Martin Vrátný, T-soft, 15'

Removal of administrative barriers

Vladimír Šiška, Ministry of Informatics of the CR, 5'


O. Pašek, ČUZK
V. Šiška, MI
J. Hojdar, CAGI
AKČR, 15'

Eliska Hall


Seminar on internetisation of towns and municipalities I.

Relationship between the AKČR Informatics Committee and municipalities

Rostislav Babarík, Moravia-Silesia Region, 5'

Use of the school network infrastructure for internetisation of municipalities

Vlastimil Palata, AutoCont On Line, a. s., 15'


Tomáš Lechner, Triada, spol. s r.o., 15'

eGovernment in Gdansk

Wieslaw Patrzek, Grzegorz Krajewski, Poland, 10'

Rijeka municipal information system as part of the Rijeka City and Municipality website

Boris Jurcic, Croatia, 10'

Public information services and the Public Administration Information Systems Standard

Jaroslav Svoboda, Ministry of the Interior of the CR, 10'

ČTK, Neris and Čekia services for public administration

Přemysl Cenkl, ČTK
Jan Stejskal, Neris, s. r. o.
Dagmar Vránová, Čekia, a. s., 30'

Main Hall


Geographic information as part of public administration IS

GIS Subcommittee at AKČR

Václav Koudele, Pilsen Region, 5'

Access of external users to GIS

Jan Brodský, ANECT, a. s., 10'

Benefits of OGC web services to public administration

Josef Hnojil, Intergraph CR, spol. s r. o., 10'

Experience in using ZABAGED 1

Ivo Skrášek, Zlín Region, 10'

Conception of building up GIS regions, Introductory Projects and Model Project

Michal Souček, Pilsen Region, Pavel Beneš, RRA, Pilsen Region, 10'

ePUSA and GIS, application architecture of GIS region on the example of Vysočina

Lubomír Jůzl, Jiří Hiess, Vysočina Region, 15'

Municipal locally-oriented information system--data sources, information service and its outlooks

Jiří Černý, Prague City Council, 10'

MIDAS in the public administration context and linkage to ISVS standards in the metadata area

Bronislava Horáková, Head of the MIDAS project, CAGI, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 10'

Municipal Information System of City of Hradec Kralove--GIS

Josef Falt, Hradec Králové, 10'

Eliska Hall


Seminar on internetisation of town and municipalities II.

Standardising municipal land-use plans--principles, experience, benefits

Jiří Hiess, Vysočina Region
Drahomíra Zedníčková, South Moravian Region, 10'

Public libraries in small municipalities--extinction or renaissance?

Daniela Wimmerová, Český Krumlov Municipal Library
Milena Kodýmová, Jindřichův Hradec Municipal Library, 10'


Ondřej Vrabec, Hradec Králové, 10'

Public Administration Information Systems Standards and websites of regional and municipal authorities

Jaroslav Svoboda, Ministry of the Interior of the CR, 15'

From the workshop of the Golden Coat-of-Arms and Eurocrest competitions' winners, discussion

František Dohnal, 40'

Small Hall


Concluding round table

Discussion on the conference final communiqué drawn up from individual programme blocks

Participants: Jiří Zlatuška, Senator
Vladimír Mlynář, Minister
František Dohnal, Regional Administrator