Dear Participant of the 2nd Danube eRegion Conference – DeRC 2012: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development in Ljubljana on September 24-25, 2012

On behalf of the Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the Danube eRegion, let me express our invitation to you to attend the Italy-Slovenia Cross-border eCollaboration Workshop. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Inter-Municipality Initiative Cross-border eCollaboration in the Danube eRegion; the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Regional Chamber Ljubljana; the Italian Trade Promotion Agency Office in Ljubljana. The workshop will be taking place in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia in Ljubljana on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 10:00 – 17:00.

The participants will be looking for innovative ways of using information technology, Internet in a broader sense, to support existing business, or to create new business with the customers and/or suppliers in the countries across the border. Prototypes of new ways of doing cross-border eBusiness will be presented and discussed in the workshop. Several Cross-border eSolution/eService Development Prototype Proposal are published already at .

Healthcare related institutions have proposed the following prototypes:
Proposer: Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital: Regional arthroplasty register.
Proposer: Ineor d.o.o. Ljubljana: Real time insight into free healthcare capacity of cross-border hospitals in a case of epidemic disease outbreak or a major disaster.
Proposer: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics: Cross-border ePrescription, Cross-border e-Discharge Letter, Information system for expert help with the research proposals involving live organisms.
Proposer: Geodetic Institute of Slovenia: eCollaboration against rheumatic diseases, Geospatial health indicators for health care management.
Proposer: Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia: Cross-border identity correlation in the Danube region.

Proposed are 3 cross-border eInvoicing prototype submitted by:
University of Modena in cooperation with the San Paolo Bank: eInvoice accelerator.
evolaris next level GmbH Graz in cooperation with Raiffeisen Bank: Regional Cross-Border Exchange of eInvoices in Healthcare.
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Informatics Varaždin in cooperation with the Banking Association of Croatia: Electronic Invoice – regional cross border exchange.

Proposer: Development Agency Sora, Škofja Loka: From the Source of Sava River along the Danube, all the Way to the Black Sea – the Network of Handicraft Centres.

A prototype proposer with her/his group members will be collecting ideas on possible prototype improvements, as well as searching for additional partners in the neighboring countries. The intention of a prototype is to help the group to prepare for a joint pilot development or/and to eventually respond to an EU call for projects. It would be our pleasure to receive prototype proposals from the organisations in your area too. On is a form for a prototype proposal submission to be emailed to by April 3 at the latest. It is desired to have two, or three countries involved in the initial prototype proposal.

There are no costs involved with the workshop. A participant covers her/his travel costs. Lunch will be served in the Chamber’s restaurant at the participants expense. After the workshop, the updated prototypes proposals and the list of the participants will be published. Registration is required at

A follow-up event will be the 3rd Danube eRegion Conference – DeRC 2013: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development (Chamber of Commerce of Ljubljana, Monday-Tuesday, September 23-24, 2013, ). At the conference, the prototypes at a higher level of readiness for a pilot and new prototype proposals will be discussed in the thematic section panels.

Your soonest registration is appreciated. We are looking forward to meeting you in the workshop on April 17.

With best regards, Jože Gričar

Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor
Contact person, eLiving Lab
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the Danube eRegion,
Member of Slovenia Delegation, FP7-ICT Committee, European Commission, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology – ConNECT