euroCRIS Board meeting
May 15-17, 2024
CRIS 2024 is the sixteenth 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 euroCRIS ECR support scheme is being introduced for this CRIS2024 conference – please check if you may be eligible.
The TU Wien is Austria’s largest research and educational institution in the field of technology and natural sciences. More than 4,000 scientists are researching “technology for people” in five main research areas at eight faculties. The content of the studies offered is derived from the excellent research. More than 26,000 students in 62 degree programmes benefit from this. As a driver of innovation, TU Wien strengthens Vienna as a business location, facilitates cooperation and contributes to the prosperity of society.
At TU Wien, we have been conducting research, teaching and learning under the motto ‘Technology for people’ for over 200 years. TU Wien has evolved into an open academic institution where discussions can happen, opinions can be voiced and arguments will be heard. Although everyone may have different individual philosophies and approaches to life, the staff, management personnel and students at TU Wien all promote open-mindedness and tolerance.
The main venue of the CRIS 2024 conference will be the Kuppelsaal, a domed hall in the TU main building; additionally, there are further conference rooms for parallel sessions and workshops.
Vienna International Airport is about 20 km away from the city centre and the host institution (TU Wien). Arrival and departure are very easy with all forms of transport, including regular bus and rail connections to Vienna main station or Wien Mitte.
The Wien Mitte Station is one of the most important transport hubs in the city. Subway and express train lines intersect here – including the S7, CAT or busses to the airport. The check-in counters for many airlines and the terminal of the airport express train City Airport Train CAT make Wien Mitte a central hub and point of departure for travellers. Travelling to TU Wien from the airport is easy: take the train (S7, CAT or bus) to Wien Mitte, then the subway U4 for two stops (Karlsplatz).
Vienna Main station (Hauptbahnhof) is a hub for local and long-distance traffic, and also the largest night-train hub within the EU. From Vienna Main Station, TU Wien is within a 10 minutes subway ride (line U1). It is also perfectly connected to the city’s transport network (subway, rapid transit railway, trams and bus lines).
The international Eurolines long-distance bus routes connect all of Europe to Vienna. Full details on timetables, online bookings etc. can be found at www.eurolines.com. The long-distance bus company Flixbus offers bus routes throughout Europe. More information at www.flixbus.com.
There are two major bus terminals in Vienna:
Austria has a well-developed road network, but note that tolls are compulsory on all motorways and expressways in Austria. A vignette is also needed to use Vienna’s city motorways. Parking fees in the short-stay parking zone apply to the entire Vienna metropolitan area. The short-stay parking zone operates in all districts from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm, for a maximum stay of two hours. For longer periods cars can be parked in one of Vienna’s Park & Ride garages.
Tickets for using Vienna’s public transport system can be conveniently purchased around the clock. There are different ticket types and ways to purchase them.
Online tickets: The Wiener Linien online ticket shop can be accessed via mobile app or online at https://shop.wienmobil.at/en/products.
Ticket vending machines and shops: All underground stations have ticket vending machines and tickets can also be purchased at numerous Tabaktrafik (tobacconist) shops that are usually just around the corner. All of the following (and more) can be purchased at a ticket vending machine or shop:
Citizens of EU member states, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not need a visa for entering the Republic of Austria. Nationals of other countries might require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area or the Austrian territory. Nationals of those states for which the visa requirement has been lifted by means of an EU regulation are entitled to visa-free entry to Austria for a maximum of 90 days.
For more information, visit the website of the Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs.
There are various hotels within walking distance of the venue.
The organisers of the conference have preselected some hotels with best rates for conference participants. These rooms will be allocated to participants free of any processing fee until 12 April 2024. If you would like to stay longer, please feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cancellation policies are at the discretion of each hotel. At most hotels, cancelling free of charge is possible until 14 days before your arrival.
Cancellations have to be communicated via e-mail: email@example.com.
Important Information for booking a hotel
Theme: Emerging trends for international collaboration in the CRIS domain
Deadline for submissions: Feb 29th, 2024
The general theme of the conference is Emerging trends for international collaboration in the CRIS domain. Other topics of the conference include the following:
This is an early version of the CRIS2024 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.
Participants can enjoy drinks and appetisers while networking with the other conference participants.
→ Find TUtheSky on Google Maps.
A guided city walking tour will take participants through the historic city centre of Vienna. These walks are led by professional guides.
Vienna’s compact city centre and its many pedestrian streets make it a paradise for walkers.
Themes for a tour are:
All these tours are within walking distance of the conference venue.
If you want to join one of the tours, please register when signing up for the conference.
The conference dinner will take place at a typical Viennese winery Heurigen Schübel-Auer. Transportation to the conference dinner will be provided.
→ Find the Heurigen on Google Maps.
The information for confirmed CRIS2024 keynote speakers is shown below.
Tentative titles and a few lines’ abstracts for their talks will soon be added.
Natalia Manola is the CEO of OpenAIRE, a pan European e-Infrastructure supporting scholarly communication and open science Europe since 2009. She is also a research associate in “Athena” Research and Innovation Center and in the University of Athens, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, and a co-founder in , an Athena RC spinoff on AI driven policy and business consulting. She holds a Physics degree from the University of Athens, and an MS in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has several years of employment as a Software Engineer and Architect employed in the Bioinformatics commercial sector. She has expertise in Open Science policies and implementation, having served in the EOSC Executive Board (2018-20, chairing the Working Group on Skills and Training) and in the Open Science Policy Platform (2016-18), an EC High Level Advisory Group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe. Her research interests include the topics of e-Infrastructures development and management, scientific data management, data curation and validation, text and data mining and research analytics. Natalia has also served in the EC Future Emerging Technology (FET) Advisory Group (2013-2017).
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