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Call for Proposals

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:

  • The possible role and integration of CRIS as supporting information resources for research data infrastructures such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative
  • Best practices in system interoperability and research information exchange at a regional or a national level
  • Research Information infrastructures on a national and international level
  • The significance of CRISs for the promotion and realisation of FAIR and Open Science
  • The use and implementation of standards in CRIS: identifiers, formats, semantics, (controlled) vocabularies
  • Use cases in the application of CERIF
  • The use of CRIS in the field of research data management
  • Semantic approaches, data mining and profiling in the interpretation of research information
  • The (worldwide) uptake of CRIS Systems by various stakeholders
  • Linked Open Data for research information
  • Enabling and supporting research cooperation through CRIS
  • Value, impact and outcomes of universities
  • CV or portfolio exposure and profiling of researchers
  • The role of CRIS in support of Plan S and transforming Scholarly Communications
  • The role of CRIS in support of the responsible use of research metrics: analytics and quantitative measurement in research information systems
  • Output and performance: trends in research assessment, rankings and benchmarking

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:

I. Open communication, sharing, reuse and profiling of research

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.

II. Measuring research, its quality and impact

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.

III. Advances in research information technology

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:

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:

  • Are there any major technical flaws in the abstract?
  • Is the language appropriate for a scholarly or technical audience?
  • Is the work a significant advance over previous work/cases/experiences in the area, by the same authors or others?
  • Does the extended abstract offer an interesting perspective on a problem or describe experiences that might be useful to others?
  • Is the abstract well presented and understandable?


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:

  • Mar 13th, 2022 – Extended abstract submission
  • Mar 31st, 2022 – Acceptance/Rejection Announcement
  • June 15th, 2022 – Full paper camera-ready submission


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:

  • Title
  • Instructors and their qualifications
  • Topics to be covered
  • Prerequisites for attendants
  • Tutorial setting required (need for computers, Internet connection, other materials)

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 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:

  • Title
  • Workshop chair(s)
  • Technical/scientific committee members
  • Topics to be covered
  • Justification of the importance of the topics

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 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 before Feb 15th, 2022  

Preliminary CRIS2022 conference programme

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.


euroCRIS Board meeting

Room Dubrava 2


Lunch (euroCRIS Board members only)


CERIF Tutorial (Jan Dvorak)

Room Mare 234


An update from the euroCRIS Board (Sadia Vancauwenbergh)

Room Mare 234


CRIS2022 welcome reception

Lenga terrace

Morning session

Plenary, room Mare 1


Official CRIS2022 Opening by a representative of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and by euroCRIS President Sadia Vancauwenbergh




Keynote: Keynote: Karel Luyben on the emergence of the EOSC infrastructure

Session chair: Sadia Vancauwenbergh (euroCRIS)


Coffee break


Half-day WS on national/regional CRIS and research portals : “National Research Portal 101: The dos and don'ts of building a sustainable portal”

(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)

  • RIS Synergy project presentation + discussion

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”

  • CroRIS project presentation + discussion

O Orel, B Macan “Croatian National CRIS - Advances and Challenges”

  • [Virtual] Hércules project presentation + discussion

R Hernández-Mora “The EU-funded Hércules project in Spain”

  • Data4R&I Policy project presentation + discussion

P Schlag “International Research Information Exchange: The EC Data4R&I Policy initiative”



Elafiti restaurant

Afternoon session


Parallel sessions

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)


Coffee break


Open Science implementation [plenary, room Mare 1]

Session chair: Pablo de Castro (euroCRIS)

Morning session


Keynote: Ana Marušić on research information management, research integrity and research ethics

Plenary, room Mare 1

Session chair: Pablo de Castro (euroCRIS)


Coffee break


Parallel sessions

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)


Short break


Parallel sessions

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)



Elafiti restaurant

Afternoon session


Coffee break


CERIF developments

[plenary, room Mare 1]

Session chair: Anna Guillaumet (euroCRIS)


Official dinner

Vala beach area – Hotel Dubrovnik Palace


Keynote: Ivan Marić "National research e-infrastructure landscape and trends"

Plenary, room Mare 1

Session chair: Jan Dvorak (euroCRIS)


Coffee break


Parallel sessions

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)


CRIS2022 conference wrap-up (euroCRIS President Sadia Vancauwenbergh)



Elafiti restaurant

Afternoon – social programme

Suggestion: Guided tour through Dubrovnik

More info: Guided tour through Dubrovnik

  • Tour organised by the hotel and led by a local guide
  • Starting time 15 hrs from the city centre, duration 2 hours
  • Price 130 HRK / 17,5 EUR. The fee may directly be charged on the room
  • CRIS2022 attendees will be asked if they want to attend when collecting their CRIS2022 badges



The conference is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

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