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  • Bratislava 2

    Bratislava 2

  • Bratislava 3

    Bratislava 3

In the context of the COVID-19, the Conference is postponed in September/October. New dates will be announced as soon as the situation improves. To be informed, pre-register here.

In preparation for the Call 2020, to be open in October, the national and regional research funding organisations of CHIST-ERA invite the researchers to participate in the definition of the call at the CHIST-ERA Conference 2020.

The conference is organised in Bratislava in the 2nd semester of 2020 (dates TBA) by SAS and UKRI, the Slovak and British funding partners of CHIST-ERA.

The programme features a combination of plenary and facilitated break-out sessions, high-level keynote talks by internationally renowned specialists, shorter talks and poster presentations to identify and formulate the most promising scientific and technological challenges at the frontier of research. This event represents a unique opportunity for the scientific community to directly participate in scoping the call topics content and exchanging their views on the future of the domains with their peers. Many successful CHIST-ERA research proposals have been initiated at CHIST-ERA conferences.

The conference is also a netwroking event that allows researchers to set the basis for future research collaborations. A specific information session for potential applicants to the call is proposed and the researchers will be offered the possibility to pitch their research project proposal. In the evening, all the participants are invited to join a networing event:

  • Evening 1: TBA
  • Evening 2: TBA
Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: TBA
Notification of accepted abstracts: TBA
Registration deadline: TBA

The two topics of the call, selected by CHIST-ERA in 2020, are:

  • Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions
  • Towards Sustainable ICT

Preliminary topic descriptions have been published here. The same web page provides also the anticipated country participation. After the conference, the outcomes of the conference discussions will be integrated into the topics description, which will constitute the scientific text of the official Call 2020 announcement, to be published in October.

The conference is divided into two parts. While the first part, days 1-2 from noon to noon, is dedicated to the topic Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions, the second part days 2-3 explores the topic Towards Sustainable ICT promising research directions. A programme overview is presented in the table below and the abstracts of the talks and posters will be available here.

In addition to joining the facilitated break-out sessions, the participants are encouraged to contribute with a poster (A0, portrait format) and/or by proposing a shor talk (10-12'). The deadline for proposing a short talk is TBA. The short talks will be selected by the Conference Organising Committee by TBA.

Programme overview

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Morning (08:30-13:00)

  Welcome coffee Welcome coffee
  Facilitated break-out sessions on call topic content Facilitated break-out sessions on call topic content
  Report in plenary and conclusions Report in plenary and conclusions

Afternoon (13:00-20:00)

Registration for topic 1 and welcome coffee Registration for topic 2 and welcome coffee  
Welcome address and introduction Welcome address and introduction  
Keynote and short talks Keynote and short talks  
Pitchs (2' per pitch) Pitchs (2' per pitch)  
Info session for Call 2020 applicants Info session for Call 2020 applicants  
Introduction to facilitated break-out sessions of topic 1 day 2 Introduction to facilitated break-out sessions of topic 2 day 2  
Poster networking session Poster networking session  

Evening (20:00-22:00)

Networking event Networking event