Call 2017 Pre-announcement

The CHIST-ERA Call 2017, to be published in October 2017, will target research in the following topics:

Object recognition and manipulation by robots: Data sharing and experiment reproducibility (ORMR)

 Big data and process modelling for smart industry (BDSI)

The details of the research targeted in the call have been defined by the research community during the CHIST-ERA Conference 2017, an event that was open to all interested researchers.

The present Call 2017 Pre-announcement (see attached document below) gives an overview of the research themes that have emerged during the conference (see pages 2 to 3). Note that a two-step evaluation process will be used.

Anticipated pre-proposal submission deadline: 11th of January 2018

Researchers are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners. The call will require that projects are submitted by international consortia with partners in at least three participating countries. Additional partners from other countries may be part of a consortium if they can secure their own funding.

Besides, we provide a Partner Search Tool for submitting Expressions of Interest (EoI) by filling-in a webform. All the EoI can be viewed here.

The list of countries and funding organisations which have shown preliminary interest in participating in the Call 2017 is provided below. Important note: This list has been updated since its initial publication to reflect changes in the foreseen participation: The participation of GSRT (Greece) is under consideration; The participation of FWF (Austria) has been confirmed for topic ORMR but not for topic BDSI.

 Country  Funding organisation Participation per Call topic 
ORMR BDSI
AT FWF Yes No
BE FNRS Yes Yes
BG BNSF Yes Yes
CA FRQNT Yes Yes
CH SNSF Yes Yes
CZ TACR Yes Yes
EE ETAg Yes Yes
ES MINECO Yes Yes
ES IDEA Yes Yes
FI AKA Yes Yes
FR ANR Yes Yes
GR GSRT Yes Yes
IE IRC Yes Yes
IT MIUR Yes Yes
LT LMT Yes Yes
PL NCN Yes Yes
RO UEFISCDI Yes Yes
SK SAV Yes Yes
TR TÜBITAK Yes Yes
UK EPSRC Yes No

Please note that this Pre-announcement is for information purposes only. It does not create any obligation for the CHIST-ERA consortium nor for any of the participating funding organisations. The official Call Announcement, to be published later, shall prevail. The contact point of your funding organisation remains at your disposal for any further information.