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The EOSC Symposium call for contributions is open

The EOSC Symposium that will take place November 26-28, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary 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 tell the audience what you are doing and how your results can advance that specific area. You just need to provide a short description of your work and select the Symposium session for which you think this contribution is important.

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 viceversa;
  • 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;
  • 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 18th October, 18:00 CEST.

You can also apply for a lighting talk in the Use Case Plenary session

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 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 include:

  • 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 18th October, 18:00 CEST.