Concerted Action for Stimulation and Support of East-West Collaborations in the Areas of Microelectronics and Signal Processing

BENEFIT - CP94-536

Keywords: microelectronics, signal processing

Start Date: 1 January 95 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The objective of this concerted action is to build a firm basis for scientific and technical collaboration between research groups from Eastern Europe and the European Union in the area of microelectronics and signal processing. The action will identify challenging topics in the domain of design methodologies where significant technical advance may be required. The action will be driven by industrial objectives.

The action will take the form of:

Progress and Results

Up to July 1996, BENEFIT carried out and supported four workshops that took place in Slovakia, Latvia, Russia and Bulgaria, as well as two summer schools that were held in Poland and Czech Republic.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

In conjunction with events organised by BENEFIT, proceedings and lecture volumes were prepared.

The Information Distribution Network (IDN) offers information on BENEFIT related projects, on programmes of the EU on the WWW ( and by electronic mail (E-Mail News, up to July 1996 more than 1000 subscribers).


DLR, German Aerospace Research Establishment
Project Management Division, MD-IT/EG
Linder Höhe
D-51147 Köln, D

EU Partners

DLR, German Aerospace Research Establishment, D
Thesys GmbH, D
University of Tübingen, Lehrstuhl für Technische Informatik, D
TGI, Electronics Department, E
CMA/Univ. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, E
ARTEMIS, Univ. J. Fourier Grenoble, F
Thomson CSF/SCTF, F
Politechnica di Milano, Dep. Elettronica, I
CWI, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, NL
Univ. of Delft, Dep. of Electrical Engineering, NL
B.I.T.- Bureau for International Research & Technology Cooperation, A
Judmann Consulting, A

Non-EU Partners

Czech Technical University, Dept. of Computer, CZ
KFKI Research Institute for Measurement and Computing Techniques, HU
Institute of Electronics and Computer Science,
Latvian Academy of Science, LV
Silesian Technical University-Gliwice, PL
Institute of Computer Systems of Slovak Academy of Science, SK
Institute of Operating Systems,
Moscow State Inst. of Electronic Engineering, RU
State University "Lviv Polytechnic", UA


Dr. Roland Pleger, DLR
Tel: +49 2203 601 20 92
Fax: +49 2203 601 30 17

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BENEFIT - CP94-536, May 1997

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