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In the context of the COVID-19, the Conference date is postponed to September 29-30 and October 1 and the format is adapted to be online.

In preparation for the Call 2020 and the Call 2020 - Open Science, to be open in December, the national and regional research funding organisations of CHIST-ERA invite scientists to participate in the definition of the calls at the CHIST-ERA Conference 2020.

The conference is organised online on September 29-30 and October 1 by UKRI, the British funding partner of CHIST-ERA. A session dedicated to the recording of the conference keynote talks is planned online on September 25 and is open to the participants.

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 of the topics of the calls. This event represents a unique opportunity for the scientific community to directly participate in scoping the calls topics content and exchange their views on the future of the domains with their peers. Many successful CHIST-ERA proposals have been initiated at CHIST-ERA conferences.

The conference is also a netwroking event that allows potential applicants to set the basis for future collaborations. A specific information session on the rules of participation to CHIST-ERA calls is proposed and applicants are offered the possibility to pitch their project proposal.

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: September 11
Notification of accepted abstracts: September 18
Registration deadline: September 25

The two topics of the Call 2020 are:

  • Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions (BCI)
  • Towards Sustainable ICT (S-ICT)

The topic of the Call 2020 - Open Science is:

  • Open Research Data (ORD)

Preliminary topic descriptions have been published here (the description of the Call 2020 - Open Science topic will be pulished by July 15). 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 and Call 2020 - Open Science announcements, to be published in December.

The conference is divided into four parts. On september 16 a webinar is organised to record the keynote talks of the conference. These recordings will be made available to the participants in advance of the conference. The webinar will be open to the attendees. September 29 is dedicated to the topic Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces for Novel Interactions, September 30 explores the topic Towards Sustainable ICT promising research directions, and October 1 gathers Open Science specialists to exchange on the challenges of Open Research Data. A programme overview is presented in the table below and the abstracts of the talks and posters will be made available here.

In addition to joining the facilitated break-out sessions, the participants are encouraged to contribute with a poster (in PDF format) and/or by proposing a short talk (10-12'). The deadline for proposing a short talk is September 4. The short talks will be selected by the Conference Organising Committee by September 18.

Programme overview

  Topic BCI - September 29 Topic S-ICT - September 30 Topic ORD - October 1

12:00-12:30

Registration and welcome coffee Registration and welcome coffee Registration and welcome coffee
12:30-13:30 Welcome address and introduction to facilitated sessions Welcome address and introduction to facilitated sessions Welcome address and introduction to facilitated sessions
13:30-13:40 Pause Pause Pause
13:40-14:30 Facilitated break-out session on call topic content I Facilitated break-out session on call topic content I Facilitated break-out session on call topic content I

14:30-14:50

Pause Pause Pause
14:50-15:40 Facilitated break-out session on call topic content II Facilitated break-out session on call topic content II Facilitated break-out session on call topic content II
15:40-16-00 Pause Pause Pause
16:00-16:50 Facilitated break-out session on call topic content III Facilitated break-out session on call topic content III Facilitated break-out session on call topic content III
16:50-17:00 Conclusions of facilitated sessions Conslusions of facilitated sessions Conclusions of facilitated sessions
17:00-17:10 Pause Pause Pause
17:10-17:30 Info session for applicants Info session for applicants Info session for applicants

17:30-18:30

Networking event: Pitchs (1' per pitch) & short talks Networking event: Pitchs (1' per pitch) & short talks Networking event: Pitchs (1' per pitch) & short talks
18:30 End of topic BCI day End of topic S-ICT day End of topic ORD day
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