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DI4R Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstract is closed

Call for Abstracts opens: 11 September 2017

Deadline for submissions: 13 October 2017, midnight CEST

Notification of Acceptance: 26 October 2017


DI4R 2017 will showcase the policies, processes, best practices, data and services necessary for the support of the research process to ultimately advance scientific knowledge and open science. These areas will be the building blocks of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the European Data Infrastructure (EDI), two major initiatives of the European Commission intended to promote data sharing and data exploitation across scientific disciplines and between the public and the private sector by connecting existing and new data infrastructures across Europe.

The Programme Committee invites researchers, innovators, data producers, scientific domain experts, librarians, data science practitioners, service providers, project leaders, policy makers and funders to bring their voice to DI4R 2017.

Types of submissions

All open science players are invited to send proposals for contributions on requirements, developments, success stories and gap analyses in the form of:

 - single presentations (15 minutes)
 - 5-minute lightning talks
 - interactive sessions (90 minutes)
 - posters
 - demonstrations


► If you choose to submit an abstract for an interactive session, please provide an overview of the structure you envision for your session. Will it include a panel? Will there be presentations? How will the interaction be organised? List any contributors that have already committed themselves. Avoid a structure that would turn the session into a mini-conference.

Abstracts should be concise (limit of 500 words) and provide/describe:

⇒ Overview of the proposed presentation / session / poster / demo

⇒ How does your submission address the conference themes and the topics of the track?

⇒ Who is the intended audience for your presentation/session/etc?

Additional fields are provided for Session and Demo submissions.


Topic Area

The following areas are envisaged as relevant for the choice of the topic(s) of the abstracts:

 - Area 1: Interoperability
 - Area 2: Data science and skills
 - Area 3: Impact evaluation and metrics
 - Area 4: Security, trust and identity
 - Area 5: The EOSC & EDI building blocks
 - Area 6: Business models, sustainability and policies

For more information on the topic areas please click here.

Download here the full text of the call.