RRI – SIS2017- MARINA International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society

2017-09-25 - 2017-09-26 All day

MARINA International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society
RRI-SIS2017
Rome 25-26 September 2017

Find here the RRI - SIS 2017 Conference Final programme.

Conference presentations are available at the bottom of this page. To access them, please Register/Login to MARINA Knowledge Sharing Platform as required. 

rri-sisThe scientific research is more and more addressing a 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  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 International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society (RRI-SIS2017) is the first annual conference of the MARINA project that 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 collaboration among social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizens in 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 communitywhich 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

There is time until the 15th of July to submit papers, following the instructions provided for within the official website of the RRI - SSI 2017 - International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society  - to be held in Rome, Italy on September 25-26, 2017.  The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance” series.

RRI-SIS important dates

  • May 10, 2017: Deadline for workshop proposal
  • July 15, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
  • July 30, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • August 15, 2017: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers 
  • September 25-26, 2017: RRI-SIS2017 Conference

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