Call for Ideas


The way research is communicated impacts on the effectiveness to arise interest in the audience and to receive feedback and feedforwards from the auditors. As young researchers and students, we are aware of the importance these may have in the progress of our work, particularly when these come from senior and experienced scholars. However, the chances of interacting with senior researchers are either limited or structured in highly-formalised contexts.

For these reasons, as future-minded as the conference issue, the workshop aims to innovate the way in which research ideas are developed and presented, while designing a networking environment facilitating creativity and discussion.

Borrowing formats now trending in the start-ups area, the workshop will give young and brilliant researchers the chance to discuss their own research projects with selected conference lecturers, allowing them to collect advices and suggestions on how to develop their research works.  At the end of each day of the workshop, a set of 15-minute coffee-tables will be arranged, in order to let young researchers and expert scholars freely interact in an informal setting.

During the last day of workshop, the outcomes of the informal talks will be collected in a unique panel, framing the topics covered during the discussion. Each research idea will be, of course, authored by the proponent. Nonetheless, in order to promote co-authorship and collaborations, a network of ideas – and people willing to work on the same topic – will be created among the concepts that will emerge. The aim of this final panel is also to highlight the need for more transdisciplinary cooperation among the fields. Moreover, the panel will help delineating in which fields research work should be encouraged and addressed.

Submission and timing

Young researcher and students who are keen about joining the coffee-table research ideas can send their application by July 31, via this application form. We encourage the submission of digital media detailing the research idea, in particular, infographics, 1 PowerPoint slide or a 180-second video/recording. Works should be submitted in English. Selected applicants will be grouped according to the research field and will have 15 minutes to engage a discussion with an expert scholar in their own topic of interest. Outstanding applicants will be considered for travel costs support. Again, during discussion, any supporting material is encouraged.

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Submission deadline: 2019, 31 July 18 August