EOSC Symposium call for contributions

The EOSC Symposium call for contributions is now closed.

Thanks for your input, we will now review your applications and update you.

Contribute to the EOSC Symposium breakout sessions

The EOSC Symposium is all about giving the EOSC community the chance to shape discussions on the strategic priorities of the EOSC and at the same time contribute to the work of the Executive Board Working Groups. Sessions at the Symposium will focus on these topics and input from EOSC stakeholders is fundamental.

If you are working in an area related to one of the topics of the Symposium sessions (the programme is available here) tell us what you are doing and how your results can advance that specific areas. You just need to provide a short description of your work and select the Symposium session for which you think this contribution is important (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT YOU ARE SUBMITTING HAVE TO MATCH THE THEMES OF THE SESSIONS ALSO SUMMARISED BELOW).

All the received contributions will be shared with the relevant WGs. The most relevant contributions might become part of the session itself in the form of talks/contributions to the panel. After the event a short publication will be released to include contributions from stakeholders.

Examples of contributions might be:

  • FAIR Practices, Metrics & Service Certification e.g FAIR best practices on disciplinary approaches;
  • HPC & EOSC e.g. How HPC can contribute to EOSC and vieversa; 
  • Service Onboarding e.g. What it means being EOSC compliant; What are the services that should be part of EOSC;
  • Legal status & Business Models for EOSC e.g. examples of business models applied to the Research Sectors; examples of how to determine costs of EOSC and how to fund EOSC; examples of engagement of industry in EOSC;
  • PID Policies 
  • Impact of Requirements of FAIR on Technical Architecture e.g. the future EOSC architecture;
  • EOSC Skills & Training e.g. Training resources catalogue; Skills for future EOSC; Training best practices and approaches; (How to) Embed OS in Academic curricula;
  • EOSC Key Exploitable Results e.g. the top 3 exploitable results of your EOSC-related project;
  • Alignment of Standards / Regulations for EOSC e.g National infrastructure vs EOSC: what are the challenges and the potential ways of collaborating?;
  • Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) e.g. best practices, barriers, vision for the future EOSC AAI;
  • Open Science Policies e.g. Aligning Institutional, National and European Policies: barriers and opportunities; national approaches to Open Science; Recognising Open Science practices in Research Assessment Evaluation;
  • Thematic communities expectations from EOSC;
  • How communities are addressing sustainable development goals and how RIs and einfras are supporting this.

Deadline for applications is extended: 18:00 CEST, 25th October

Submissions for this call are now closed


Apply for a lightning talk in the Use Case Plenary session

The EOSC can really make a difference

The EOSC represents a key aspect of the EU Digital Single Market in terms of increasing digitization in society and putting Europe’s digital assets at the disposal of scientists in order to address the societal challenges that Europe faces. The EOSC represents a unique opportunity for Europe to ensure services and data for scientists are of a high quality.

The Symposium's second plenary session on Tuesday 26 November will be fully dedicated to EOSC use cases that address societal challenges.  If you have addressed or are planning to address a societal challenge using services and resources provided by European research infrastructures and/or e-infrastructures, then this is your call.

European Commission’s Societal Challenges:

  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.

Deadline for applications is extended: 18:00 CEST, 25th October

Submissions for this call are now closed


Think you're making an impact in the EOSC area? Share it with the EOSC world with a poster at the EOSC Symposium

Posters must feature:

  • the name of your organisation/project;

  • the top 3 exploitable results that can contribute to the EOSC establishment indicating:

    • which EOSC EB Working Group you can contribute to

    • which community the result is relevant to

    • when the results will be fully exploitable

    • if the result is a service or resource for EOSC, what are the policies for access

To submit a poster, please fill the online form below. The deadline for contributions is 25 October 2019, 17:00 CET.

During the event, posters will be displayed in the lunch and coffee break area throughout the conference days providing high traffic and visibility for selected posters. The posters will also be used to build the EOSC Key Exploitable Results session of Breakout 3.

The posters will be selected based on the poster's relevance to EOSC as well as the to the target audience of the EOSC Symposium.

Submissions for this call are now closed


So what is the EOSC? Ask your questions online

With the Symposium taking place at a key time for the implementation of the EOSC, we are gathering questions about exactly what the EOSC is and what it will become. With many EOSC-related initiatives and dedicated Working Groups addressing key challenges, many questions can already be answered while others still under discussion and can form key topics for the Symposium.

To ask a question, you can either post it on Twitter and tag it with the hashtag #EOSCSymposium2019 and including the EOSC Secretariat Twitter handle @EoscSecretariat or use the online form Ask a question Your questions will be collected by the EOSC Secretariat team and properly addressed in one of the sessions.