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Call for papers now open!

Following the inaugural “EU Science: Global Challenges, Global Collaboration” (ES:GC2 ) conference, held on 4-8 March 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels under the aegis of the Irish Council Presidency, ISC is organising the next ES:GC2 conference to be held in March 2015 in Brussels.

ES:GC2 2015 will build on the themes of the 2013 conference and will advance key themes of global science collaboration, including topics such as Health, ICT, Security, Space, Infrastructure and Capacity, Science Policy, and Regulations and Global Governance. Global collaborative science can best support the response to global challenges, which are transnational in nature and trans-institutional in solution. They require collaborative action among governments, international organisations, corporations, universities and NGOs, and a favourable policy, regulatory, standards and funding environment.

The conference will provide a platform for a structured dialogue and networking opportunities for individuals and teams engaged in cutting-edge research; draw attention to the regulatory, policy and funding environment required for high-impact global research and development; and increase international participation in Horizon 2020.


Contributions invited                                                                                                

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, addressing any aspect related to scientific response to global societal and economic challenges. The selected papers will be allocated a time slot in an appropriate session or may form the basis of a dedicated session. Abstracts of papers proposed should be a maximum of 200 words and should be submitted by 1 October 2014 to the following email address: [email protected]


1 October 2014

Deadline for abstract submission

1 December 2014

Notification to authors

31 January 2015

Deadline for full presentation submission

1 March 2015

Deadline for submission of full papers to be considered for publication in ISC post-conference digital volume

Please feel free to forward this call for papers to colleagues of yours who may be interested in participating.