EOSC Symposium 2021: Call for Contributions

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The EOSC Symposium 2021 will focus on the key priorities of the implementation of EOSC for 2021-22. These priorities form the backbone of the new EOSC Association Advisory Groups and Task Forces. 

With many EC-funded projects and activities already working on these priorities, this open call provides the opportunity to apply to present results and ongoing activities at the Symposium either through presentation, lightning talk or panel participation.

This page includes instructions on how to apply to make a presentation at the Symposium, the possible topics, the possible presentation formats, the selection guidelines, and a link to the application form.

How to apply

Your application must be relevant to one of the topics listed below. When filling out your application you will be required to provide information about yourself, and provide an abstract of your presentation. 

Please select a preferred presentation format (this is a preference, the programme committee will make the final decision as to which applications are successful and in which format they will present).

Presentation Formats

  • 10/15-minute presentation with slidedeck
  • 3-minute lightning presentation (max 3 slides)
  • Panel participation (no slides)

Topics

Implementation of EOSC

Focus on rolling out EOSC recommendations and testing their applicability with research communities and service providers, as well as promoting broader adoption of EOSC, specifically amongst the research community.

  • Rules of Participation compliance monitoring
  • PID policy and implementation
  • Researcher engagement and adoption
Technical challenges on EOSC

Focus on implementing the technical architecture and interoperability in EOSC. They also provide a steer on strategic areas of future work, such as infrastructure for sharing research software.

  • Technical interoperability of data and services
  • Infrastructure for quality research software
  • AAI architecture
Metadata and data quality

Focus on implementing the FAIR agenda. There is a particular focus on addressing semantic interoperability to ensure data can be discovered and reused, as well as aspects of data quality and metrics to promote high-quality resources in EOSC.

  • Semantic interoperability
  • FAIR metrics and data quality
Research careers and curricula

Focus on the training and skills agenda. Multiple stakeholder groups are addressed, specifically research communities, data stewards and national bodies.

  • Data stewardship curricula and career paths
  • Research careers, recognition and credit
  • Upskilling countries to engage in EOSC
Sustaining EOSC

Focus on sustaining EOSC by developing appropriate funding models and promoting long-term preservation so data and services remain available.

  • Defining funding models for EOSC
  • Long-term data preservation

Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 17:00 CEST, Thursday 20 May 2021.

Selection Guidelines

Applications will be selected by the programme committee based on their relevance to the event topics and their potential impact, while considering a balance of gender, nationalities, academic disciplines, and previous opportunities to present their work. 

We will notify successful applicants by Monday, 4 June 2021.

If your application is not included in the programme, we may contact you for organising symposium-related webinars at a later date.

 
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Please select a preferred presentation format (this is a preference, the programme committee will make the final decision as to which applications are successful and in which format they will present).
Please provide an overview of the activity and indicate when results will be ready, in maximum 1000 characters.
What is the impact of the activity on the EOSC implementation phase? Maximum 500 characters.