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Release: May 29, 2001
O'Grady to give keynote address
at European business workshop
Peter O'Grady, professor
of mechanical and industrial engineering in the College of Engineering, has
been invited to deliver the keynote address at the European Union Workshop
on Collaborative Business June 13 in Brussels, Belgium.
The workshop is being held for the
European research and development community and will focus on large-scale
projects -- to be included in the 2002-2006 European Union research framework
-- with total funding expected to exceed $3 billion.
The European Union is composed
of 15 European countries, including Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain
and Italy. O'Grady is a member of the BRIDGES (Bi-Lateral Research In Digital
Global Enterprise Support) project, a European Union-funded initiative aimed
at promoting the exchange of information and research between the European
Union and U.S. organizations in the area of "digital business,"
or commerce conducted over the Internet.