The eTampere Programme - Enabling a Digital Identity for an Ordinary Citizen with the eTampere Smart Card

Jukka Salmikuukka, Jarno Salonen, Jouni Kivistö-Rahnasto

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    The eTampere-initiative was launched at the beginning of the year 2001 in the city of Tampere in Finland. The main goals of the five-year programme are to strengthen the knowledge base, generate new business and create new public online services that are available for all. One concrete project of the programme is the eTampere-card project, which is aiming for a multi-application smart card that offers various services to ordinary Tampere residents. The eTampere-card will be implemented by using a Dual Interface smart card including PKI-technology. Currently the city of Tampere has well designed card infrastructure in public transport. Over 150.000 bus cards have been distributed so far and over 100.000 bus fares are paid daily with the cards In the eTampere-card project this card infrastructure will be expanded so that in addition to public transport, the new eTampere-card will offer new possibilities for the ordinary residents in paying and electronic transaction. These possibilities are for example library services, ticketing and several municipal services like actions requiring electronic signatures. This presentation will give a short overview of the eTampere-programme, the eTampere -card, the applications it offers and the smart card technology it utilises.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChallenges and Achievements in E-business and E-work
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISBN (Print)1-58603-284-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventeBusiness and eWork 2002 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 16 Oct 200218 Oct 2002


    ConferenceeBusiness and eWork 2002
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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