From Pablo de Castro, euroCRIS Secretariat

As our Spring 2019 membership meeting at CSC (IT Center for Science) in Espoo/Helsinki approaches, this message is a call for proposals for presentations at the event. We’re currently working on the event website and on the programme, which will see some innovations with regard to previous editions. The dates for theSpring 2019 membership meeting are May 27-29, 2019.

One of these innovations will be a session for 10-min lightning talks that allow smaller findings and local experiences to be reported and questions to be raised. In order to make sure we have sufficient input for holding such a session, this is to request proposals for this kind of short presentations (besides our standard request for regular contributions about 25-30 mins long to the Jostein Hauge session).

We wish to invite the international CRIS community to send in proposals for either session on any of the following topics:

– Case studies in CRIS implementation & operation, with emphasis on new platforms and new configurations for pre-existing platforms
– Research Information infrastructures on a national and international level
– Cross-system interoperability: exchange and reuse of research information from existing resources
– Research information for funders
– Output and performance: trends in research assessment, rankings and bench-marking
– Evaluation of scientific organisations as cultural, societal or economic assets
– Value, impact and outcomes of universities
– Semantic approaches, data mining and profiling in the interpretation of research information
– The (worldwide) uptake of CRIS Systems by various stakeholders
– Identification schemes and standards
– Linked Open Data for research information
– Use cases in the application of CERIF
– Current trends in Open Access and Research Data Management and Archiving
– Meaning of CRISs for Open Science
– (Possible) Role of CRISs in creating FAIR data infrastructures

Given both the venue of the meeting and the lively and active RIM landscape and community in Northern Europe, we hope to be able to welcome a certain number of contributions from the Nordic countries.

Please send us a short 200-word abstract for your lightning talk proposal (300 words for a contribution to the Jostein Hauge session) here. Suggestions for contributions will be accepted until the end of March.