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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.