The call for proposals for the scientific program of ESOF2020 Trieste is open

The bids to be part of July 2020 forum may fall into one of nine themes. The new platform is ready for submissions. Deadline 15 June 2019

The EuroScience Open Forum 2020 Trieste is really coming alive. From today until 15 June 2019 it will be possible to submit proposals for the scientific programme of the event, which will take place from 5 to 9 July 2020 in the Old Port of the city. Key players from the world of science and technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, politics, communication and all those who want to bring innovative ideas, strategies and formats on the relationship between science and society can present their ideas through the website www.esof.eu. There it will be possible to access the platform for submission. The bids must fall into one of the topics identified for the 2020 edition and will be selected by international experts.

THE THEMES: FROM FUTURE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES TO SUSTAINABILITY

ESOF2020 programme will cover nine scientific topics. Starting with "Blue Planet", water as a heritage of fundamental importance for humanity, to continue with "I compute therefore I am", which embraces the challenges posed by artificial intelligence, big data, ever faster, ubiquitous and intelligent computers. A third theme goes under the name "Science and society" and explores the interactions between the world of scientific research and other fields of knowledge, from ethics to philosophy and law, and its impact on everyday life. "Breaking frontiers in science and knowledge" aims at fostering the discussion on leading edge research. "Sustainable future" concerns the available technologies and strategies for balanced development and environmental protection. "Nourishing the planet" encompasses different themes: from food waste to synthetic foods. "Live long and prosper" refers to an increasingly technological, refined, personalized medicine. "Science for policy / policy for science" addresses the issues of scientific diplomacy, research policies, infrastructure, networking and gender issues in the techno-scientific field. Finally, "The Smart City" focuses on the sustainable city of the future.

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