RRI-SIS2017: Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society2017
Rome, Italy, September 25-26, 2017
|Abstract registration deadline||May 30, 2017|
|Submission deadline||June 20, 2017|
CALL FOR PAPERS
Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society2017
Rome 25-26 September 2017
The scientific research is more and more addressing an holistic and multidisciplinary approach in the perspective of the Responsible Research and Innovation, aiming to anticipate and assess Implications and societal expectations and to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation.
Many researchers, European initiatives and projects in different domains and contexts already started to address Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles and themes, but in the last years a wide discussion is arising on these topics that requires to systematically share information and knowledge.
The annual conferences organised within the activities of the MARINA project (the project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under GA No. 710566) are the best occasion to reach and federate diverse targeted RRI groups and discuss with them case studies and experiences on RRI principles and themes starting from the marine domain, but not limited to it. These conferences are launched also for reinforcing the RRI community identity to be built according to the final resolution of the conference of Rome in 2014 "SIS-RRI: Science, Innovation and Society: achieving Responsible Research and Innovation".
The first annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting the cases studies highlighting environmental preservation, RRI issues, principles and topics related with the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy with the objective to promote a vision for a stronger collaborationamong social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizensin order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and improve the role of society in environmental preservation. With this focus the conference will cover and systematise these themes and will help fill the gap in the present literature.
The conference overall aim is to establish, organise and activate a Responsible Research and Innovation community which involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation. Case studies and experiences will be collected and presented in the conference proceedings so providing an overview of several cases and experiences on Responsible Research and Innovation performed in several past and running projects on RRI.
The proceedings will be composed of the following sections:
- Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the responsible R&D and Innovation process
- RRI actions in science education and communication
- Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives
- Sustainability of RRI processes
These four sections will collect chapters focused on the following themes:
Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the responsible R&D and Innovation process
Governance requires international deliberation and agreement and goes “step-by-step”. Scientific information plays a fundamental role as “evidence base” for policy and actions in this governance. Some policies require an integrated approach and a structured dialogue that impacts on the silos of sectorial policy. However “the public” is only marginalized involved, more frequently just to receive information, rather than being actively involved either in directing scientific research or in the policy making process. Capacities of policy makers and researchers to engage with the public and involve stakeholders in an early stage of policy making and in an early stage of programming research will be explored in this section.
RRI actions in science education and communication
The section explores how to deliver guidelines and good practices for RRI and promote them to CSOs, industry stakeholders, policy and decision makers, research funders, educational institutions to foster their adoption as a potential benchmark in setting-up RRI processes. This will produce a strong impact on education of citizens and stakeholders.
Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives
Gender and ethical issues are very relevant in all research activities as aspects of representativeness, risks and in some situation of minority rights. This section will report best practices and methods for taking into account these issues.
Sustainability of RRI processes
The RRI processes imply steps accompanying the different research tasks and this section will explore their sustainability, assessment and added value on the research results.
Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the Easychair system.
The submitted paper should be at most 8 single-space printed pages. Please use the following templates to generate your PDF: MS Word.
Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Responsible Research and Innovation. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.
The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag (pending approval)
Paper submission is available online via: EasyChair
Special issues and Journal Publication
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in several peer reviewed journals. The list of journals will be announced later.
May 30, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
June 20, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
July 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance
July 30, 2017: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers
September 25-26, 2017: RRI-SIS2017 Conference
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Rome, Italy
Giuseppe Borsalino, European Commission, Belgium
Agnes Nagy Hegyvarine, REA, Belgium
Alex Bielak, McMaster University, Canada
Ana Isabel da Silva Araújo Simões, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Maria Paula Diogo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Adrian Slob, TNO, Netherlands
Nina Zugic, UK
Fernando Ferri, CNR, Italy
Ned Dywer, Eurocean, Portugal
Sasa Raicevich, ISPRA, Italy
Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy
Husne Altiok, Istanbul University, Turkey
Hans Thor Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Yiannis Laouris, CNTI, Cyprus
Cecilia Silvestri, ISPRA, Italy
Science Communication Chairs
Iwona Gin, Nausicaa, France
Liina Vaher, AHHAA, Estonia
Manuel Cira, ROM WON, Belgium
Elena Giusta, ISPRA, Italy
Mara Gualandi, APRE, Italy
Emanuela Danè, APRE, Italy
Micaela Candea, MareNostrum, Romania
Xenia Schneider, XPRO, Cyprus
Mato Knez, NanoGUNE, Spain
Eoin Nicholson, SmartBay, Ireland
Local Organizing Committee
Noemi Biancone, CNR, Italy
Chiara Bicchielli, CNR, Italy
Maria Chiara Caschera, CNR, Italy
Angelo D'Agostino, APRE, Italy
Alessia D’Andrea, CNR, Italy
Arianna D’Ulizia, CNR, Italy
Tiziana Guzzo, CNR, Italy
Gabriele Nardone, ISPRA, Italy
Marco Picone, ISPRA, Italy
Francesca Ronchi, ISPRA, Italy
Program Committee (under definition)
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