The original Feb 15th deadline for CRIS2022 submissions has been extended until Mar 13th
CRIS 2022 is organised by euroCRIS in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia (MSE) and with the help of University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb (SRCE).
CRIS 2022 is the fifteen edition in a biennial series of conferences devoted to improving the availability of and access to research information systems across Europe. The target audience includes managers of research-performing and/or funding institutions, evaluators, librarians, ICT experts, as well as policy makers. euroCRIS is a non-profit professional association of CRIS experts and custodian of the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF).
The conference is partially financed from the EU funded Scientific and Technological Foresight project in Croatia, led by the Ministry of Science and Education, partnered by University Computing Centre (SRCE). One of the goals of the project is implementation of the national research information system - CroRIS.
As of Feb 1st, 2022, according to the Croatian Ministry of Interior guidance there are no restrictions for vaccinated travelers to enter the country. This is then to confirm that plans are to hold the CRIS2022 conference as a face-to-face event next May. Any unexpected changes to these plans will be immediately shown here and duly communicated to euroCRIS members.
Dubrovnik is an exceptional medieval stone walled city. With its UNESCO World Heritage listed sites, mild climate all year round and direct flights from over 50 large international airports, it is an ideal place to merge business and comfort.
Sitting proudly on the calm blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of the world's most magnificent fortified cities and without doubt currently one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations.
Steeped in history and virtually unchanged since the 13th Century the old quarter provides a fascinating distraction from the everyday’s business. The city is a living museum and a live stage and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 meters long and are preserved in their original form.
The conference will take place at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, one of the finest hotels in the city.
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace nestles on the scenic seafront between a pine forest and the turquoise coastal waters of the lush Lapad peninsula. Just a few minutes’ drive north west of medieval Dubrovnik Old Town, the stunning location offers phenomenal photo opportunities of the Elafiti Islands from every direction.
Magnificent views, relaxing al fresco event spaces, five-star facilities and skilled technical support make Hotel Dubrovnik Palace’s conference centre one of the best equipped, stylish meeting venues in the region. It is also one of the largest and most flexible.
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers 11 conference and meeting rooms designed for standout events for from 10 to 750 delegates (or 1,000 via video link).
4.5 km distance to Dubrovnik Old Town, 23.5 km distance to airport.
The distance from Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik Palace is 23.5 km. Transport to and from the Airport is well organized and there are several options you can choose for travelling to or from:
Official shuttle bus transfers operate from the terminal to the Pile - Main Bus Station in Dubrovnik (see the location). Shuttle bus leaves the Airport 30 minutes after each flight arrival and it operates 7 days a week all year round. From Pile Bus Station to the location of the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace operates Bus No. 4 - hotel is located at the last bus stop.
Taxi stop is in front of the passenger terminal of Building B (Domestic and International Arrivals). Taxi Services are available daily during airport openings. Notifications and prices are publicly available at the taxi terminal at the passenger terminal, Building B or by phone at +385 (20) 640100.
The Airport is approximately 30 minutes away from the Dubrovnik city center but in the summer months, it can take you more than an hour to get there.
The Dubrovnik Airport offers a variety of car rental companies.
Theme: Linking research information across data spaces
Deadline for submissions: Mar 13th, 2022
The CRIS 2022 conference will address recent trends in the significance, position and use of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) and more specifically the opportunities they offer for research information exchange and aggregation across institutions, regions, countries and/or stakeholders (eg between institutions and research funders). For this purpose, the conference will gather researchers, managers of research-performing or funding organisations, evaluators, librarians, research administrators, ICT experts and policy makers.
The general theme of the conference is “Linking research information across data spaces”, emphasising the need for using the ever more widespread CRIS implementation to ensure smooth and effective mechanisms for research information exchange and aggregation. From Open Science implementation to business intelligence through research assessment, such interoperability mechanisms offer opportunities to improve the research information management processes in many different domains.
Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) play a pivotal role in this respect as they hold a vast set of interlinked pieces of information (metadata) about virtually all aspects and objects of research. However, not all systems hold the same information profiles, so any best practice examples for harmonisation efforts in this regard should be much welcome.
Following the cancellation of our CRIS2020 conference last year, we invite the interested audience in this 15th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems to bring forward and discuss ideas, solutions and experiences related to both the central theme and more generally to the present role and position of CRIS, and to report on relevant developments going on at a local, national or international level.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:
We invite the CRIS community and all other interested parties to submit their findings and experiences as contributions of different kinds. This includes full or short research papers, review papers and articles describing case studies, experiences or proposals of novel pieces of technology, processes or models. The submission system of the conference will allow participants to classify the contribution in a number of types that will be reviewed according to that nature.
Conference contributions will be organized in three tracks:
Contributions on best practices, technologies and case studies concerning the promotion and facilitation of research information exchange and the creation of research information infrastructures on various levels, be it institutional, national or international. Special attention may be given to the role of CRIS and CRIS-based e-infrastructures in creating an international and multifunctional “FAIR” research information layer, underpinning among other things research data infrastructures like the EOSC. Related to this, the role of standards in optimising research communication and exchange.
Contributions on best practices, case studies, operational solutions and future trends in benchmarking, evaluation and assessment of research and research impact; including policy directions, technology developments and emerging standards. This also includes the need for and approaches towards quality and reliability of research information to support the responsible use of research metrics by all stakeholders.
Contributions on advanced information and communication technologies to improve research information quality, availability and exchange, including database, process and workflow, user interface or Cloud-based technologies. With special attention to CERIF and CRIS-related technologies and developments.
Any other topic not fitting in the tracks but falling in the scope and topics of the conference will equally be considered as part of a general track.
In order to present a paper at the conference, the first step is to send in a 2-page extended abstract for the contribution. Based on these abstracts, the Programme Committee will assess the suitability of the papers for the event.
Please submit your extended abstract to the following easyChair account: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=cris2022#
Guidelines for writing extended abstracts
An extended abstract is not simply a long abstract. An extended abstract should contain some references, comparisons to related previous work, cases, descriptions and findings and other details expected in a full paper but not in an abstract. The typical length of the extended abstract is 2-5 pages. The abstract should be readable and understandable, and it is key to highlight the main contributions that make the work presented useful to the audience of CRIS researchers and/or practitioners.
The program committee will consider among other these aspects in reviewing the extended abstract:
Best Paper Award
In Memory of the late Max Stempfhuber euroCRIS offers an award to the best paper in the conference.
The timeline for submitting and selecting contributions is:
As it was the case for previous CRIS Conferences, the extended abstracts for all accepted papers will be published in the euroCRIS repository shortly before the conference.
On top of this, a selection of papers will be published as post-proceedings with an international publisher indexed in the Web of Science (WoS), Scopus and Dimensions. The required documents for this process are already available for download below:
The CRIS2022 Conference also welcomes proposals for posters, tutorials and workshops related to any of the topics for the conference. System providers are also invited to submit their contributions for a specific Exhibitions and Business Session. More details on the calls for these separate activities are given below.
Call for posters
Posters on the conference themes above may be submitted as regular contributions via easyChair. When adding the info on the authors and title and abstract for the poster, please specify that this is a poster contribution. The same submission deadlines specified above for conference papers also apply to poster submissions.
Authors of submissions not deemed to be sufficiently solid for a conference paper and/or presentation during the peer-review process may also be invited to submit their contribution as a poster instead.
Call for tutorials
Tutorials are expected to be sessions of a duration ranging from 1 to 3 hours in which the instructor exposes a topic or presents the use of a system. Tutorial proposals need to include:
Tutorials are expected to serve the audience in improving or acquiring knowledge or skills or demonstrating and gaining hands-on or practical experience with technologies and tools.
Proposals for tutorials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before Feb 15th, 2022
Call for workshops
Workshops are expected to be sessions organised the day before or in parallel to main conference activities. They should be focused on a specific topic. Workshops proposals need to include:
Workshops will be included in the conference programme, but the peer-review process and selection of papers is the responsibility of their promoters.
Proposals for workshops should be sent to email@example.com before Feb 15th, 2022
Exhibition and Business Session
System providers are invited to submit contributions for a specific business session. Providers and initiatives as well as EC projects are invited to showcase their products in an exhibition.
Proposals for exhibition and business presentations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before Feb 15th, 2022
This is an early version of the CRIS2022 programme we're sharing to allow attendees to progress with their travel arrangements. This programme is subject to changes and will be updated as we collect any additional relevant info.
Room Dubrava 2
Room Mare 234
Room Mare 234
Plenary, room Mare 1
(led by the Austrian RIS Synergy project with interventions from various national and regional CRIS projects. More info on the workshop structure )
Session chair: Michael Greil (U Vienna)
S Neff, S Hartmann, U Hicker, V Erat, E Fürst “Implementing CRIS Interfaces with RIS Synergy: Challenges and Opportunities of a Multidisciplinary Bottom-Up Approach”
O Orel, B Macan “Croatian National CRIS - Advances and Challenges”
R Hernández-Mora “The EU-funded Hércules project in Spain”
Session 1 [Room Mare 1]: Discussing PID infrastructure
Session chair: Jan Dvorak (euroCRIS)
Session 2 [Room Mare 234]: Open Science implementation [I]
Session chair: Eiken Friedrichsen (euroCRIS)
Session chair: Pablo de Castro (euroCRIS)
Session 1 [Room Mare 1]: Research information management and ethical issues (continued)
Session chair: Hanna-Mari Puuska (euroCRIS)
Session 2 [Room Mare 234]: VIVO Track
Session chair: Anna Guillaumet (euroCRIS)
Session 3 [Room Mare 1]: The evolving CRIS landscape
Session chair: Joachim Schöpfel (euroCRIS)
Session 4 [Room Mare 234]: CRIS case studies, community management and CRIS manager competencies
Session chair: Hanna-Mari Puuska (euroCRIS)
[plenary, room Mare 1]
Session chair: Peter Leijten (euroCRIS)
[plenary, room Mare 1]
Session chair: Sadia Vancauwenbergh (euroCRIS)
Vala beach area – Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
Session 1 [Room Mare 1]: In-person presentations
Session chair: Ognjen Orel (SRCE)
Session 2 [Room Mare 234]: Video presentations (pending attendance confirmations)
Session chair: Eiken Friedrichsen (euroCRIS)
More info: Guided tour through Dubrovnik
You want to contribute to the conference? You have a question about the conference? Please feel free to get in touch with us.