ESOF2020 Trieste Science Programme

Science Programme

Trieste has a long tradition of being a hub of science, research and innovation. A border city, a crossroads between east and west, in 2020 Trieste will host the major event of European Science. Our motto, “Freedom for Science, Science for Freedom” reminds us how we can face the open-ended questions science is facing with method and curiosity, but also about the inclusiveness of science and its language, going beyond conflicts and borders.

There are nine major themes running through the ESOF2020 Science Programme, spanning from quantum computing to climate change, science policy to high energy physics, from precision medicine to gender and social inequalities in science. The nine themes are:

Science Programme - All Sessions

Blue Planet

Science Diplomacy And Oceans Management

Organiser: South African Department of Science and Technology
Speakers: Daan du Toit, South African Department of Science & Technology
Vinny Pillay, South African Department of Science & Technology
Blade Nzimande, Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology
Jean Eric Paquet, European Commission DG Research & Innovation
Vladimir Ryabinin, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO)

Connector - Combining Scientists & Citizens For Ocean Research

Organiser: University of Aveiro & CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies; Applying in representation of OYSTER - "Orienting Young Scientists of Euromarine", the organizing entity 
Speakers: Marco Custódio, University of Aveiro & CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies
Eva Turicchia, University of Bologna
Ana Rotter, National Institute of Biology 
Ulisses Azeiteiro, University of Aveiro & CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies

The Bergen 'Plastic Whale': From A Local News Fact To The Recognition Of The General Public Of A Global Crisis

Organiser: University of Bergen 
Speakers: Terje Lislevand, Bergen Museum
Dorothy Jane Dankel, University of Bergen, Nordic Marine Think Tank
Kristof Vlaeminck, University of Bergen
Edvard Hviding, University of Bergen
Bodil Lunde Rørtveit, SAGN
Kayleigh Wyles, University of Surrey,  UK

Water Solar Generator

Organiser: AcegasaApsAmga SpA 
Speakers: Armando Pizzinato, AcegasApsAmga SpA
Simone Paternich, Universita’  ISIA FI
Stefania Quaini, FEEM
Massimo Vicentini, Ronda Spa
Fabio Massaro, Italbedis
Chiara Odorisio, AcegasaApsAmga SpA
Lovro Cuden, AD Bistra Voda /ATS Slovenia

Which Perspectives For Marine Litter Problem Under The Sources, Dispersion And Impacts Point Of View?

Organiser: Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente del Friuli Venezia Giulia - ARPA FVG 
Speakers: Fortibuoni Tommaso, ISPRA
Tirelli Valentina, OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Coppini Giovanni, CMCC - Centro Euro Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
Sturloni Giancarlo, SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Della Volpe Claudio, University of Trento
Varriale Massimiliano, WWF Italy
Mozetic Patricija, National Institute of Biology 
Regina Simona, SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies
Tutman Pero, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split 

Freshwater-Seawater Dynamics In Coastal Zones: Advancing Science And Technology For A Sustainable Management

Organiser: University of Padova 
Speakers: Andrew Binley, Lancaster University
Ralf Ludwig, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Andrea Barbanti, CNR-ISMAR
Lola Fatoyinbo Agueh, NASA

The Quest For Atlantis: Discovering The Treasures Of Blue Bioeconomy

Organiser: Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking 
Speakers: Thomas Vyzikas, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
Jean-Paul Cadoret, GREENSEA SAS
Helena Vieira, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences
Charlotte Jagot, European Commission - EASME
Valentina Mabilia, European Commission - DG MARE

Sea Science Tea: Young Voices On The Future Of The Med Sea - The Bluemed Ambassadors’ Perspectives Towards A Shared Governance Of The Mediterranean

Organiser: CNR National Research Council - Institute for Remote Sensing of Environment (CNR - IREA) - Unit of Social Studies on Science, Education and Communication - BlueMed CSA Communication Staff 
Speakers: Sieglinde (Sigi) Gruber, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
Alba L'Astorina, CNR National Research Council - Institute for Remote Sensing of Environment (CNR - IREA) - Unit of Social Studies on Science, Education and Communication - BlueMed CSA Communication Staff
Rita Giuffredi, CNR National Research Council - Institute for Remote Sensing of Environment (CNR - IREA)
Vassiliki Celia Vassilopoulou, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters
Alessandra Sensi, Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean - Environment and Water Division
Giuseppe Provenzano, Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
Fabio Trincardi, CNR National Research Council - Department of Earth systems science and environmental technologies
Deniz Yapılcan, Balıkgözü Underwater Film Production

Lost In The Sea? Can Science Guide An Increasingly Educated Citizen In Seafood Consumer Decisions?

Organiser: Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) 
Speakers: Jerneja Penca, Euro-Mediterranean University
Simon Busch, Wageningen University
Audun Lem, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
Mirko Djurovic, University of Montenegro – Institute for marine biology
Isabel Richter, University of Plymouth

BREAKING FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

The Future Of Life: Synthetic Living Cells?

Organiser: European Research Council
Speakers: Hannes Mutschler, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Ulrich Keyser, University of Cambridge
Aletta Maria (Marileen) Dogterom, Delft University of Technology

CRISPR: What’s Next?

Organiser: European Research Council Executive Agency
Speakers: John van der Oost, Wageningen University
Frank Buchholz, Technical University of Dresden
Martin Jinek, University of Zurich
Mark Szczelkun, University of Bristol
Konstantina Topouridou, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA
Ino Agrafioti, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA

Eiroforum Science - Bringing The Future Closer

Organiser: CERN
Speakers: Ian Sample, The Guardian
Elise Vernet, European Southern Observatory
Claire Lee, CERN -  European Organization for Nuclear Research
Stephanie Alexander, EMBL
Paul McNamara, European Space Agency
Eaazhisai Kandiah, ESRF
Greg Keech, EUROfusion
Charles Dewhurst, ILL
Giuseppe Mercurio, European XFEL

Ground-Breaking Research On When The Ground Shakes: Advancements On Earthquakes

Organiser: European Research Council
Speakers: Marie Violay, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Massimo Cocco, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology
Barbara Romanowicz, Collège de France, Paris and University of California, Berkley
Domenico Giardini, ETH Zurich
Marc-Andre Gutscher, Université de Bretagne Occidentale · Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM)

Into The Era Of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

Organiser: SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies 
Speakers: Marica Branchesi, Gran Sasso Science Institute
Michele Punturo, INFN
Michele Vallisneri, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technololgy

Is Our Solar System Unique? An Interactive Guide To Exciting Times In Exoplanet Exploration.

Organiser: Europlanet Society
Speakers: Giovanna Tinetti, UCL
Ewa Szuszkiewicz, University of Szczecin
Nuno Santos, Instituto de Astrofısica e Ciencias do Espaco / Univ. Porto
Stavro Ivanovski, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino
Athena Coustenis, Observatoire de Paris
Anita Heward, Europlanet Society
Livia Giacomini, INAF - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica

Exobiology And Solar System Exploration: Habitability On Early Mars And The Search
For Biosignatures With The Exomars Rover.

Organiser: ALTEC S.p.A. 
Speakers: Jorge L. Vago, European Space Agency
Paolo Nespoli, ESA (retired)
Walter Cugno, Thales Alenia Space
Gabriele Beccaria, La Stampa
Armando Maria Ciampolini, ALTEC S.p.A.

Filming Electrons In Motion

Organiser: Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste 
Speakers: Claudio Masciovecchio, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Jan Lüning, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Majed Chergui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Stefan Eisebitt, Max-Born Institute Berlin
Alfonso Franciosi, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Caterina Biscari, ALBA Synchrotron

 

In The Search For Other Worlds

Organiser: INAF-OATs & IFPU 
Speakers: Paolo Molaro, INAF-OATs & IFPU
Didier Queloz, Cavedish Laboratory Cambridge
Giovanna Tinetti, UCL
Fabio Pagan, Freelance

European Research Council Aroma-Cfd Project: Advanced Reduced Order Offline-Online Computational Methods  In Fluid Dynamics With Applications In Biomedicine, Environment And Industry

Organiser: SISSA, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste 
Speakers: Gianluigi Rozza, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Alfio Quarteroni, Politecnico di Milano - Department of Mathematics
Francesco Ballarin, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Giovanni Stabile, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Maria Strazzullo, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Zakia Zainib, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)

Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia And Massachusetts Institute Of Technology: Enhancing Excellence In Science And Fostering Technology Transfer

Organiser: Regione FVG 
Speakers: Gianluigi Rozza, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Sara Tesi, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
Alessia Rosolen, Assessore Università e Ricerca Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia
Serenella Sferza, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Girgio Sulligoi, University of Trieste
David Esseni, University of Udine, Dipartimento politecnico di Ingegneria e Architettura
Stefano Ruffo (Keynote speaker - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Federico Pichi (Keynote speaker - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)

I COMPUTE THEREFORE I AM

Extending The Body Into Digital Technology: An Evolutionary Perspective

Organiser: 'Abdus Salam' International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) 
Speakers: Claudio Tuniz, 'Abdus Salam' International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and Enrico Fermi Centre, 
Emiliano Bruner, Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, CENIEH
Fausto Caruana, University of Parma
Atsushi Iriki, Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development, IRIKI
Lambros Malafouris, Oxford University
James Barrat, Barrat Media, LLC
Luke E. Miller, ImpAct team, CRNL
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano

Network User Security And Privacy Solutions In The New Era Of Artificial Intelligence And Gdpr

Organiser: University of Athens 
Speakers: Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus
Nikos Passas, University of Athens
Adrian Francalanza, University of Malta
Chriara Renso, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Manos Panaousis, University of Surrey

Artificial Intelligence: A Blessing Or A Threat For Society?

Organiser: European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA
Speakers: FOSCA GIANNOTTI, CNR National Research Council - ISTI
JAN BROERSEN, Universiteit Utrecht
BJORN SCHULLER, University of Augsburg
KONSTANTINOS DASKALAKIS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
GIOVANNI FELICI, European Research Council Executive Agency
Mikaela Poulymenopoulou, European Research Council Executive Agency

Creative Explorations In Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, And Autonomous Systems

Organiser: San José State University 
Speakers: John Murray, San José State University
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo
Florent Kirchner, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Robin Zebrowski, University of Wisconsin
Eric Gressier-Soudan, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
Rikke Toft Nørgård, Aarhus University
Julie Carpenter, Accenture Digital Experiences Lab
Zakaria Chihani, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Micheline Lelievre, Pignon Sur Rue Artists’ Collective
Violette Ange, Pignon Sur Rue Artists’ Collective
Fire-Earth Erowid, Erowid Center

Utopiae – How To Cope With The Uncertainty And Achieve Optimal Performance In Safer Complex Systems

Organiser: ESTECO S.p.A. 
Speakers: Massimiliano Vasile, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, United Kingdom),  Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Annalisa Riccardi, University of Strathclyde 
Gregor Papa, Jožef Stefan Institute 
Peter Korošec, Jožef Stefan Institute
Tome Eftimov, Jožef Stefan Institute
Carlo Poloni, Dept. of Eng. and Architecture, University of Trieste
Mariapia Marchi, ESTECO SpA 
Péter Zénó Korondi, Dept. Eng. and Arch., University of Trieste, 
Margarita Antoniou, Jožef Stefan Institute 

I Compute Therefore I Am… Ethical AI With And For The People

Organiser: Elsevier 
Speakers: Maria de Kleijn, Elsevier
Rudy van Belkom, The Netherlands Study Center for Technology Trends (STT)
Raja Chatila, Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics ISIR
Peggy Valcke, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
Hinda Haned, Ahold Delhaize
Bernd Stahl, De Montford University, Leicester
Johannes Klumpers, European Commission
Francesca Rossi, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Federica Rosetta, Elsevier

Will I Walk Again? How Next Generation Artificial Limbs Are Shaping The Future Of Medicine

Organiser: European Research Council Executive Agency

Speakers: Oskar Aszmann, Universitaet Wien
Antonio Bicchi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Dario Farina, Imperial College London
Tamar Rebecca Makin, University College London
Nadia El Mjiyad, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA
Monica Favaro, European Research Council Executive Agency, ERCEA
Telma CARVALHO, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA

The Future Of Neurotechnologies: Benefits, Challenges And Social Implications

Organiser: European Research Council Executive Agency
Speakers: Surjo Soekadar, Charité - University Medicine Berlin
Sid Kouider, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
Antonia Hamilton, University College London (UCL)

Data: 'Open By Default' Or 'As Open As Possible, As Closed As Necessary'?

Organiser: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Speakers: Alan Paic, OECD
Cecilia Cabello, Spanish Foundation for S&T (FECYT)
Bart Dumolyn, Dept. of Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish Authorities, Belgium
Carthage Smith, OECD Global Science Forum
Marin Dacos, French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Simon Hodson, CODATA
Jerrard Sheehan, National Institutes of Health
Carole Goble, University of Manchester

‘Data Revolution’: What Should Everyone Be Asking?

Organiser: Sense about Science (SAS) 
Speakers: Marie Boran, The Irish Times
Eva Kaili, European Parliament
Errin Riley, Sense about Science (SAS)
Michiel Kolman, Elsevier
Peter Gluckman, Center for SPDS, University of Aukland
Cosmina Dorobantu, The Alan Turing Institute
Tracey Brown, Sense About Science

Beyond The Hype: Artificial Intelligence In Action

Organiser: Frontiers 
Speakers: Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Adita Nori, Microsoft Research
Taras Matselyukh, OptOSS
Daniel Petrariu, Frontiers, open science platform
Ilias Iakovidis, Europea Commission, DG CONNECT
Natasha Mc Carthy, The Royal Society
Sjaak Wolfert, Wageningen University and Research,  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Super-Computing And The Science & Technology Of The Future

Organiser: MaX Centre of Excellence 
Speakers: Alison Abbott, Nature Publishing Group
Elisa Molinari, MaX Centre of Excellence
Thierry Breton, European Commission
Erik Lindahl, BioExcel European Center
Roberto Cingolani, Leonardo

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER

The integrated Heart - Mathematical Model and Algorithms for Cardiac Diseases

Organiser: Politecnico di Milano - Department of Mathematics 
Speakers: Antonio F. Corno, East Midlands Congenital Heart Center - University of Leicester, IK
Alfio Quarteroni, Politecnico di Milano - Department of Mathematics

Advancing Health Care With Big Data And Machine Learning: Case Studies And Challenges

Organiser: COST Association (www.cost.eu) is an intergovernmental framework supporting the collaboration of nationally funded science and technology research through the creation of networks (COST Actions). 
Speakers: Karina Marcus, COST Association (www.cost.eu) is an intergovernmental framework supporting the collaboration of nationally funded science and technology research through the creation of networks (COST Actions).
Kristian Sandberg, Aarhus University
Naomi Lee, The Lancet
Ramneek Gupta, Technical University of Denmark
Fernando Rivadeneira, ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
David Gomez-Cabrero, Navarrabiomed

Envisioning Psychedelic Prescription Medicine In Europe: A Science Vision Quest

Organiser: University of Vienna, MIT Media Lab 
Speakers: Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg, University of Vienna, MIT Media Lab
Rick Doblin, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
George Goldsmith, Compass Pathways
Emilia Sanabria, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Eric Vermetten, LUMC/University of Leiden

Virtual Patient Cohorts: Breaking The Data Deadlock

Organiser: Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Speakers: Pierre Meulien, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
Graciela Muniz Terrera, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences Centre for Dementia Prevention, University of Edinburgh
Martin Hofmann-Apitius, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI
Holger Fröhlich, UCB

Beating Cancer By 2030: Mission Impossible?

Organiser: COST Association 
Speakers: Mafalda Quintas, COST Association
Toni Andreu, EATRIS ERIC (European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine)
Kjersti Flatmark, Oslo University Hospital
Daniel Ortega, Imdea Nanociencia
Chiara Riganti, UNITO - University of Torino
Chrissie Brierley, ZonMw
Matti Aapro, European CanCer Organisation (ECCO)
Walter Ricciardi, Università Cattolica di Roma
Maria da Graça Carvalho, European Parliament
Raquel Yotti Alvarez, Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Genomic Medicine: Novel Ethics And Society Challenges

Organiser: Centre for Genomics Regulation (SPAIN)
Speakers: Roderic Guigó, Centre for Genomic Regulation
Timothy Hubbard, Genomics England
Gabrielle Bertier, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Gulcin Gumus, Eurordis, rare diseases Europe
Michela Bertero, Centre for Genomic Regulation
Sarah Castell, Ipsos MORI
Marta Solis, Centre for Genomic Regulation

Nanomedicine – Tiny Tools To Beat The Giant Cancer Challenge

Organiser: School of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal 
Speakers: Amanda Ozin-Hofsaess, Research Executive Agency (European Commission)
Miguel Castanho, School of Medicine, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, University of Lisbon
Andriy Grafov, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki
Jelena Zinnanti, Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities, GmbH.   Vienna

Anti-Cancer Immune Response "A La Carte": Recent Advances And Future Developments Of Immunotherapy

Organiser: European Research Council Executive Agency 
Speakers: Nadia El Mjiyad, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA
Vered Padler-Karavani, Tel Aviv University
Bruno Correia, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Martijn Verdoes, Radboud University Nijmegen
Silvia Ines Nicolau-Solano, European Research Council Executive Agency-ERCEA

Transformative Concepts In Medicine: Mechanism Based Advanced Strategies From Systems Medicine To Cell-Based Therapies And Gene Editing

Organiser: COST Association 
Speakers: Harald Schmidt, Maastricht University
A. Ganesan, University of East Anglia
Sabrina Pricl, University of Trieste
Sven Brandau, University Duisburg-Essen / University Hospital Essen and West German Cancer Center
Virginia Arechavala Gomeza, Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute in Bilbao
Cécile Vindis, The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research INSERM - Institute of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases I2MC
Ana Pombo, Humboldt University of Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HZ)
Cathy Smith, Moderators Europe
Inga Dadeshidze, COST Association

Lifestyle Detectives Envisioning Civil & Uncivil Society 5.0

Organiser: SciCom - Making Sense of Science 
Speakers: Wilson Compton, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health
Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Michel Kazatchkine, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Former UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria.
Lidia Brito, Regional Director, Latin America & The Caribbean, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
Solly Ratamaene, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)& former President of the African Association of Psychiatrists
Manuel Peitsch, Philip Morris International
Aidan Gilligan, SciCom - Making Sense of Science & Euroscience

NOURISHING THE PLANET

Bees, Honey And Pollution: A Problem Not Only For Nutritional Purposes

Organiser: University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro" 
Speakers: Simona Martinotti, Università del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro" - Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica
Elia Ranzato, Università del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro" - Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica
Sara Panseri, University of  Milan - Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie per la Salute, la Produzione Animale e la Sicurezza Alimentare

Healthy Food - Improving Optimal Consumer Choices

Organiser: Research Executive Agency (European Commission)
Speakers: Paulo J. OLIVEIRA, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Tibor Hianik, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava (FMFI UK), Mlynská dolina F1, 842 48 Bratislava, Slovakia
George Dedoussis, Department of Nutrition Dietetics of Harokopio University, Eleftheriou Venizelou 70, Kallithea 176 76, Athens, Greece
Declan Gilheany, Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology (CSCB) and Institute of Food & Health, University College Dublin, Belfield street, 4, Dublin (IE)
Heather Hartwell, Faculty of Management, BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY, Fern Barrow , BH12 5BB , POOLE,DORSET (UK)
Thierry JACQUIN, Research Executive Agency (European Commission)

Genome Editing, Disease Resistance And Animal Welfare

Organiser: Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh 
Speakers: Bruce Whitelaw, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Eric Pailhoux, INRA French National Institute of Agricultural Research
Anna Wargelius, Institute of Marine Research
Lluís Montoliu, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC)

Enabling Technologies For Sustainable Agrifood Production: How Can Iot, Ai, Big Data And Blockchain Support The "Fair Play - Fair Pay" Vision

Organiser: BioSense Institute 
Speakers: Grigoris Chatzikostas, BioSense Institute
Cristina Micheloni, AIAB-FVG
Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM Europe

Agriculture On The Front Line, What The World Can Learn From African Scientists

Organiser: Scidev.Net
Speakers: Ben Deighton, Scidev.Net
Segenet Kelemu, icipe
Jackie Opara, Scidev.Net
Lindiwe Majela Sibanda, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network
Ivan Rwomushana, CABI
Sidafa Condé, Republic of Giunea

Innovative By Nature: Organic Farming Is A Front-Runner In Innovation Based On Science And Practical Skills

Organiser: AIAB-FVG 
Speakers: Bram Moeskops, IFOAM-EU
Dora Drexler, OMKI, Hungarian Research Institute for Organic Agriculture
Wijnand Sukkel, Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR)
Cristina Micheloni, AIAB-FVG
Aniko SEREGELY, European Commission, DG Agri

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Roots And Routes Of “Migration On The Western Balkans”. (Im)-Mobilities And Reception.

Organiser: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) 
Speakers: Stefano degli Uberti, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Roberta Altin, Department of Humanities, University of Trieste
Marta Stojic Mitrovic, Institute of Ethnography of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Jelena Tošić, Centre for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS), FMK Belgrade
Drago Zuparic-Iljic, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Céline Cantat, Central European University (CEU)

Perspectives On Science-Related Fake News Among Young People In Central-Eastern Europe And Italy

Organiser: ELTE 
Speakers: István Palugyai, EUSJA
Antal Orkeny, ELTE
Daniele Del Bianco, ISIG
Blanka Jergovic, University of Dubrovnik
Miroslav Bahna, Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Ivan Jarabinsky, Institute for Evaluation and Social Analysis
Georgina Nagy, University of Pannonia
Hajo Boomgarden, Institute für Publizistik Universitat Wien

Human Embryo Research And Germline Editing: Scientific, Ethical, Legal And Social Issues

Organiser: Rice University 
Speakers: Kirstin Matthews, Rice University
Ana Iltis, Wake Forest University
Giuseppe Testa, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
Soren Holm, University of Manchester

Storytellers Or Lecturers? - Communicating Science Advice To Citizens

Organiser: European Commission 
Speakers: Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute
Nicole Grobert, University of Oxford
Maja Horts, University of Copenhagen Department of Media, Cognition and Communication
Mangala Srinivas, Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and Radboudumc
Tracey Brown, Sense About Science
Massimiano Bucchi, University of Trento
David Wicker, Fridays for Future

Understanding Public Trust And Distrust In Science

Organiser: PCST 
Speakers: Brian Trench, PCST
Birte Faehnrich, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Cissi Askwall, Vetenskap & Allmänhet
Massimiano Bucchi, University of Trento
Markus Weisskopf, Wissenschaft im Dialog

Rethinking Science Communication: Science Stories In Perspective

Organiser: Science Stories 
Speakers: Christine Heller del Riego, Science Stories
Jens Degett, Science Stories
Ulrike Felt, University of Vienna
Hashem Al-Ghalil, Science Nature Page
Atila Iamarino, Não Ficção
Ana Delicado, Social Sciences Institute, University of Lisbon

Equality, Inclusion, And Diversity In Research Knowledge And Practice: Status, Challenges And Opportunities

Organiser: Marie Curie Alumni Association, MetisTalk 
Speakers: Mina Stareva, DG RTD, European Commission
Pavel Ovseiko, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford
Karen Stroobants, Marie Curie Alumni Association, MetisTalk
Stephane Berghmans, Elsevier
Magdalini Theodoridou, Marie Curie Alumni Association MCAA
Sonja Reiland, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Susanna Chiocca, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia IEO
Maurice O'Brien, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Marta Agostinho, EU-LIFE
Nadia Metoui, Marie Curie Alumni Association MCAA, University of Amsterdam UvA

Women In Science: Is It All Fair In Meritocracy?

Organiser: European Research Council 
Speakers: Barbara Romanowicz, Collège de France, Paris and University of California, Berkley
Carmen Castro, University of Valencia and SinGENEROdeDUDAS
Mathias W. Nielsen, University of Copenhagen - Department of Sociology
Jadranka Gvozdanovic, Heidelberg University
Claudia Jesus Rydin, European Research Council (ERC)
Luis Farina Busto, European Research Council (ERC)
Robert-Jan Smits, Eindhoven University of Technology

Engaging The Public With The Scientific Process In Science Engagement Organisations

Organiser: Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums 
Speakers: Matteo Merzagora, TRACES / Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Paul Voogt, Utrecht University Museum
Leonardo Alfonsi, Psiquadro
Antonio Gomes da Costa, Universcience
Dacha Atienza, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
Catherine Franche, Ecsite, European Network of Science Centres and Museums

Enhancing Engineering Education Trough Social Sciences And Humanities

Organiser: Politecnico di Torino 
Speakers: Juan Carlos De Martin, Politecnico di Torino
Jeroen van den Hoven, Delft University of Technology
Donatella Pinto, COMAU
Jurgita Šiugždinienė, CESAER

Going Viral? Why Now? Intentional Dispersion Of Genetically Modified Viruses Outside Of Contained Facilities: Are Technological Advances Alone A Sufficient Explanation?

Organiser: Science magazine 
Speakers: R. Guy Reeves, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Wayne Sandholtz, University of Southern California
Ed Rybicki, University of Capetown
Brad Wible, Science magazine
Filippa Lentzos, King's College London
Emilie Karafillakis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Effectiveness, Usefulness And Ethical Impact Of Screening Tests In Children In A Cross-Border Setting

Organiser: Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo" 
Speakers: Alessandro Amaddeo, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France
Tadej Avcin, University Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Uros Krivec, Pulmonology Department, University Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Alberto Tommasini, Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo" -

Re-Thinking Vaccines

Organiser: European Research Council
Speakers: Christine Benn, Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines
Jason Reifler, University of Exeter
Rino Rappuoli, GSK Vaccines
Klelia Salpea, European Research Council
Giovanni Torrisi, European Research Council

Cultural Heritage And Science: Perspectives Of Law And Policy

Organiser: Department IUSLIT University of Trieste 
Speakers: Andrzej Jakubowski, Institute of Law Studies, Poilish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Alicja Jagielska-Burduk, University of Opole, Poland
Sloboda Midorovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ivana Kunda, Law Faculty University of Rijeka
Francesca Fiorentini, Department IUSLIT University of Trieste

Rethinking Science Communication: A Hands-On Approach To Science Stories

Organiser: Science Stories 
Speakers: Christine Heller del Riego, Science Stories
Charlotte Koldbye, Science Stories / Danish Board of Technology Foundation
Jens Degett, Science Stories
Georg Dahm, Fail Better Media GmbH
Atila Iamarino, Não Ficção
Jari Makinen, Kupla Productions Ltd
Ángel Rodríguez Lozano, Ciencia para eschuchar (cienciaes.com)

Ethical Dimensions Of Genome Editing: Opinions And Debates Across Fields And Countries

Organiser: CNRS, Inserm and Université Toulouse III 
Speakers: Anne Cambon-Thomsen, CNRS, Inserm and Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier
Julian Kindelerer, University of Cape Town
Barbara Prainsac, University of Vienna, Department of political science
Pere Puigdomenech, CSIC, Spanish Research Council, Barcelona
Eric Meslin, Council of Canadian Academies

SCIENCE FOR POLICY/POLICY FOR SCIENCE

"Scientific Diplomacy For Freedom: Inter-Cultural Dialogue For Science"

Organiser: University of Trieste, Department of Humanities 
Speakers: Elisabetta Vezzosi, University of Trieste
Cinzia Ferrini, Department of Humanities, University of Trieste
Eva Kondorosi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Biological Research Center
Mohamed H.A. Hassan, The World Academy of Sciences - TWAS
Lassina Zerbo, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization CTBTO
Ghribi Mounir, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics- OGS

A Science Policy For Citizens' Needs

Organiser: European Alliance for SSH (EASSH) 
Speakers: Gabi Lombardo, European Alliance for SSH (EASSH)
Ping Chen Hsiung, President, Asian New Humanities Net (ANHN)
Godwin Murunga, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
Wendy A. Naus, Consortium for Social Sciences (COSSA)
Gabriel Miller, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Forced Out, Welcome In: European Action For Researchers At Risk

Organiser: University of Trieste 
Speakers: Ester Gallo, University of Trento
Mustapha Jazar, Lebanese Association for Scientific Research LASeR
Fathiah Zakham, University of Helsinki
Marit Egner, University of Oslo
Tuba Inal-Cekic, Humboldt University- Berlin
Claire Morel, MSCA, DG EAC European Commission
Ismail Ertug, European Parliament

Advancing Global Resilience And Fostering Cross-Border Cooperation Through Disaster Diplomacy Efforts

Organiser: U.S. National Science Foundation 
Speakers: Yekaterina Kontar, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Alik Ismail-Zadeh, Institute of Applied Geosciences,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Patrizia Duda, University College London (UCL): Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and Institute for Global Health
Peter Gluckman, Center for SPDS, University of Aukland
Paul Berkman, Science Diplomacy Center, Tufts University
Virginia Murray, United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health

Open Research Infrastructure In The Field Of Science And Innovation Policies Studies: A Journey Within Risis And Its Datasets

Organiser: Italian National Research Council - research institute on sustainable economic growth 
Speakers: Emanuela Reale, Research Institute on Sustainable  Economic  Growth, Italian National  Research  Council
Philippe Laredo, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee (UPEM)
Barbara Antonioli Mantegazzini, USI - Università della Svizzera italiana
Thomas Scherngell, Austrian  Institute  of Technology (AIT)
Carolina Canibano, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)
Ilaria Fava, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Adam Tyson, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Xavier Goenaga, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Ed Noyons, CWTS, Leiden University
Koen Jonkers, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Scientific Infrastructures For Peace: From The Creation Of Cern To The Sesame Synchrotron Light Source In Middle East To The New Seeiist Initiative In South East Europe.

Organiser: CERN -  European Organization for Nuclear Research (SWITZERLAND)
Speakers: Maurizio Vretenar, CERN -  European Organization for Nuclear Research
Herwig Schopper, CERN -  European Organization for Nuclear Research
Sanja Damjanovic, Government of Montenegro
Peter Gluckman, Center for SPDS, University of Aukland
Rolf-Dieter Heuer, SESAME

Leveraging Evidence For Policy Development And Health Intervention: Results From The European Joint Action On Health Information

Organiser: Sciensano 
Speakers: Marie Delnord, Sciensano, Belgian Federal Public health Institute
Brigid Unim, National Institute of Health (ISS), Rome, Italy
Romana Haneef, French Public Health Institute SPF
Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Health Services and Policy Research Group, Aragon Institute for Health Sciences, IACS
Damir Ivancovik, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Croatian Institute of Public Health
Claudia Habl, Austrian Public Health Institute GÖG
Herman Van Oyen, Sciensano, Belgian Federal Public health Institute

Plan S And Open Science – Are We On The Right Track?

Organiser: Research Council of Norway 
Speakers: Anne Riiser, Research Council of Norway
John-Arne Røttingen, Research Council of Norway
Carrie Webster, Springer Nature
Quentin Cooper, Private consultancy
Eva Mendez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / YERUN
Virginia Barbour, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group
Véronique De Herde, eurodoc
New Champion cOAlition S, cOAlition S

Science/Policy Boundaries In Scientific Advice: The Way Forward

Organiser: DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Speakers: Pearl Dykstra, European Commission
Mona Nemer, Canadian Government
Chris Tyler, University College London
Abdul Hamid Zakri, Malaysian Government
Helga Nowotny, University of Vienna
Renzo Tomellini, European Commission

Science Meets Parliaments & Regions: Boosting Evidence-Informed Policymaking Beyond The Brussels Bubble

Organiser: European Commission - Joint Research Centre 
Speakers: Eiltsa Panayaotova, Sofia Green
Sanna-Marri Renfors, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Government of Navarra
Emanuela Bellan, European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Tarmo Soomere, Estonian Academy of Sciences
Darren McGarry, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Innovative Platforms For Publishing Open Science

Organiser: DEIP.WORLD 
Speakers: Gareth O'Neill, Leiden University
Alex Shkor, DEIP.WORLD
Bonnie Wolff-Boenisch, Science Europe
Jean-Claude Burgelman, European Commission
Silvia Gomez Recio, YERUN
Michael Markie, F1000
Ann Shkor, DEIP.WORLD

China'S Rise Is Reshaping Global Science

Organiser: European Commission - Joint Research Centre 
Speakers: Koen Jonkers, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Caroline Wagner, Ohio State University
Cong Cao, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
James Gavigan, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Addressing Roadblocks In Research Assessment Reform:
How Can We Move Past Barriers To Implementing New Evaluation Procedures And Incentivise Positive Research Culture?

Organiser: EMBO/DORA 
Speakers: Helen Sitar, EMBO & DORA
Malvika Sharan, EMBL
David Carr, The Wellcome Trust
Ulrich Dirnagl, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Anne Letho, University of Helsinki
Zehra Taşkin, Hacettepe University, Department of Information Management
Elena Šimukovič, University of Vienna, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Serhii Nazarovets, State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine

Permanent Insecurity: A Science International Strategy To Support Displaced And Refugee Scientists And Science Students

Organiser: The World Academy of Sciences - TWAS 
Speakers: Ghanya al-Naqeb, university of Wuerzburg
Pascale Laborier, PAUSE – Le Programme national d’aide à l’Accueil en Urgence des Scientifiques en Exil
Peter McGrath, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Behnam Taebi, TU DELFT

Does Science For Missions Undermine The Mission Of Science?

Organiser: OECD 
Speakers: Martin Stratmann, Max Planck Society
Peter Strohschneider, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Lidia Borrell-Damián, Science Direct / European University Association
Ingrid Pettersson, Swedish Research Council Formas
John-Arne Røttingen, Research Council of Norway
Falk Reckling, Austrian Science Foundation
Paulo Ferrao, COST Association
Sylvia Schwaag Serger, Lund University
Jakob Edler, Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Wolfgang Polt, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Philippe Larrue, OECD

Building Bridges: Big Research Infrastructures For Diplomacy And Global Engagement Through Science

Organiser: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Speakers: Albert van Jaarsveld, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Iain Stewart, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Qiming Wang, Square Kilometer Array Organization (SKAO)
Liliana Pasecinic, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Plamena Markova, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Maurizio Bona, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Atish Dabholkar, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

European Network For Inclusion Beyond The Borders (Eunibb), The Network For The Development Of Policies And Activities Towards People With Disabilities (Pwd) In Balcany Area, To Research The Inclusion And The Empowerment Of  Pwd

Organiser: Istituto Regionale Rittmeyer per i Ciechi
Speakers: Elena Weber, Istituto Regionale Rittmeyer per i Ciechi
Aleksandrina Kostova, National Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind
Stefan Danchev, National Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind
Dragana Kovacevic, Skola 11 maj
Dragana Popovic, Skola 11 maj

How To Govern An Effective Science-Policy Interface? Lessons From The Existing Initiatives In Addressing The Euro-Mediterranean Challenges

Organiser: Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) 
Speakers: Angelo Riccaboni, PRIMA Foundation
Maria Snoussi, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco / President of IRD Scientific Council
Fouad Mrad, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Miguel García-Herraiz Roobaert, Union for the Mediterranean
Maria Cristina Russo, European Commission
Tanja Fajon, European Parliament
Abdelhamid El Zoheiry, Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)

Scientific Data Sharing And Its Influence/Presence In Scientific Careers And Their Evaluation

Organiser: Inserm 
Speakers: Mogens Thomsen, Inserm
Robert-Jan Smits, Eindhoven University of Technology
Anne Cambon-Thomsen, CNRS, Inserm and Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, UMR 1027
Susanne Sansone, University of Oxford, Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering
Matthew DiFranco, Marie Curie ALumni Association (MCAA)
Keon Veirmer, CNRS and Global young academy (GYA)

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

A Sustainable Bioeconomy: A Global Challenge For A Shared Future

Organiser: BEACON Bioeconomy research centre Ireland
Speakers: John Bell, European Commission DG Research & Innovation at European Commission
Philippe Mengal, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
Marcel Wubbolts, Corbion
lene Lange, Danish Technical University
Catia Bastiolli, Novamont
Nathalie Sauze-Vandevyver, European Commission DG Agri
Jane Stout, Trinity College Dublin and BEACON SFI Bioeconomy Centre
Oana Neagu, Copa Cogeca
Mark Ferguson, Science Foundation Ireland

Panel Discussion On Energy Harvesting

Organiser: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering 
Speakers: Sasa Zelenika, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
Olfa Kanoun, Chemnitz University of Technology
Michele Magno, ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Sebastian Bader, Mid Sweden University
Elisabetta Farella, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Citizen Science For The Un Sustainable Development Goals

Organiser: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 
Speakers: Dilek Fraisl, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Sven Schade, European Commission - Joint Research Center (JRC)
Steffen Fritz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Jillian Campbell, UN Environment
Anne Bowser, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Uta Wehn, IHE Delt Institute for Water Education
Matthew Billot, UN Environment

Sharing Is Caring?
Can Local Practice Turn Into Transformative Change In A Collaborative Economy? New Insights On Innovative Practices, Sustainability Potentials And Governance Implications

Organiser: European Research Council (ERC)
Speakers: Ines Pio, European Research Council (ERC)
Annekathrin Jaeger, European Research Council (ERC)
Anna Ray Davies, Trinity College Dublin
Cristina Grasseni, Universiteit Leiden
Oksana Mont, Lund University

A Promising Renewable Source For A Sustainable Future: The Shallow Geothermal For Heating And Cooling

Organiser: Romanian Geoexchange Society 
Speakers: Adriana Bernardi, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of National Research Council (CNR-ISAC) of Padua
Luc Pockele, RED S.R.L.
Riccardo Pasquali, SLR Consulting
Antonio Galgaro, University of Padua
Marco Belliardi, SUPSI
Sarah NOYE, Tecnalia

Sustainable Development Goals - Planet On The Diet For A Healthy Future

Organiser: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad
Speakers: Marija Jevtic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina
Catherine Bouland, Research centre on Environmental and Occupational Health,  Université Libre de Bruxelles
Peter van Den Hazel, Public Health Services Gelderland-Midden, Arnhem
Danijela Stimac Grbic, Croatian Institute of Public Health, School of Public Health Faculty of Medicine University of Zagreb

The Mediterranean Water Helix – Harnessing Its Untapped Potential

Organiser: European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Speakers: Lucia De Strasser, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE)
Bernd Manfred Gawlik, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Natalia Glowacka, Environmental Institute
Vangelis Constantianos, Global Water Partnership for the Mediterranean (GWP-Med)
Richard Eleman, EURECAT

Transforming Construction Waste Into Energy Efficiency Solutions

Organiser: IZNAB SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Speakers: Emil LEZAK, IZNAB Sp. z o.o.
Jakub PLUTA, IZNAB Sp. z o.o.
Vilma DUCMAN, ZAG
Marco NATALI, CNR-ICMATE
Sergio TAMBURINI, CNR-ICMATE
Beatriz FRAGA DE CAL, Tecnalia
Anne KAISER, SAINT-GOBAIN
Rajeswari Ramaswamy, Oulu University
Gianluca Cadelano, CNR-ISAC

The Eu Construction Sector Facing The Global Challenges Of Innovation And Sustainability

Organiser: European Commission - Joint Research Centre 
Speakers: Alessio Caverzan, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Liberato Ferrara, Politecnico di Milano Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Josefina Lindblom, European Commission - DG Environment
Edoardo Segù, Villani and Partners
Nicholas Payne, Visuology
Cristina Suesta Falco, Rover Maritime S.L.

Soil Health: The Biggest Challenge Facing Europe?

Organiser: European Commission - Joint Research Centre 
Speakers: Peter de Ruiter, International Technical Panel for Soils / University of Amsterdam
Maria Briones, University of Vigo
Gabriele Broll, University of Osnabruck
Alberto Orgiazzi, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Arwyn Jones, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Henry Fair, J Henry Fair Photography

Bottom-Up Climate Actions − Urgent Need Or Utopian Structure?

Organiser: Center for The Promotion of Science 
Speakers: Norbert Steinhaus, Science Shop Bonn
Marjana Brkic, Center for The Promotion of Science
Joanna Morawska-Jancelewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University
Marta Cayetano, Associació Catalana d'Universitats Públiques (ACUP)
Dobrivoje Lale Eric, Center for The Promotion of Science

Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence And Resident Subsea Drones To Support The Safe, Economically And Environmentally Sustainable Depletion Of Subsea Gas Fields And Contribute To The Energy Transition

Organiser: Saipem S.p.A. 
Speakers: Roberto Di Silvestro, Saipem S.p.A.
Giovanni Massari, Saipem S.p.A.

Experiences Of Protection Of Marine Habitats And Reduction Of Co2 Along The Coastal Areas: Scientific And Social Aspects - How Do Our Actions Impact On The Marine Environment And New Approaches To These Issues

Organiser: Municipality of Monfalcone 
Speakers: Alberto Gasparini, International University Institute of the European Studies
Annalisa Falace, University of Trieste - Department of Life Sciences
Tatjana Bakran-Petricioli, University of Zagreb - Faculty of Science, Department of Biology
Donat Petricioli, D.I.I.V. Ltd., for Marine, Freshwater and Subterranean Ecology
Jose M. Carcione, OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Fabian Feiguin, ICGEB
Pierpaolo Campostrini, CORILA -
Milton Percy Plasencia Linares, OGS - National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics
Andrea Rismondo, SELC Cooperative Company
Hans-Ulrich Wolf, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)

THE SMART CITY

Smart Cities In The Era Of Climate Change And Migration

Organiser: Marie Curie ALumni Association (MCAA) 
Speakers: Andreina Laera, Marie Curie ALumni Association
Ewan Geffroy, Marie Curie ALumni Association
Soheil Shayegh, Universita Bocconi
Keivan Navaie, Lancaster University
Yvon Slingenberg, European Commission
Anna Piccini, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Laura Colini, Urbact
Nina Elkelund, Haga Initiative
Jem Bendell, IFLAS

Incorporating Users In The Deployment Of Autonomous Vehicles

Organiser: University of Udine
Speakers: Nikolas Thomopoulos, University of Surrey & WISE-ACT Chair

Federico Costantini, WISE-ACT Cost Action
Gianfranco Battisti, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
Fabro Steibel, Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade (ITS Rio)
Michele Ferrazzano, Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale su Discriminazioni e vulnerabilità (CRID) e Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Jaka Sodnik, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Wolfram Klar, AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes für technologiepolitische Maßnahmen GmbH (AT)
Cristina Pronello, Politecnico di Torino
Michael Pero, COST Association

Turning Contemporary Cities Into Smart, Interactive And Safe Urban Living

Organiser: European Research Council Executive Agency
Speakers: Marios POLYCARPOU, University of Cyprus, Dept Electrical and Computer Engineering and KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence
Carlos CANUDAS de WIT, CNRS, GIPSA lab and Grenoble Traffic Lab, Grenoble
Jennifer GABRYS, Univeristy of Cambridge

Re-City: Reviving Shrinking Cities – Innovative Paths And Perspectives Towards Livability For Shrinking Cities In Europe

Organiser: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern 
Speakers: Karina Pallagst, TU Kaiserslautern
Marco Bontje, University of Amsterdam
Fanny Augis, Universidade do Porto
René Fleschurz, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Emmanuèle Cunningham-Sabot, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
Solène Le Borgne, University of Amsterdam
Olivia Lewis, Universidade do Porto
Simone DiPietro, Universidad de Guadalajara
Victoria Pinoncely, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
Norma Schemschat, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
José Vargas-Hernández, Univerdsidad de Guadalajara
Bozhidar Ivanov, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Fusion Mobility Introduction: A Systemic Approach For Future Mobility, Connected And Human, Targeting The Un Sustainability Goals And Grand Societal Challenges

Organiser: Fusion Mobility Memmingen Institute 
Speakers: Manfred G. Neun, Fusion Mobility Memmingen Institute
Francesca Racioppi, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Bonn
Sven Kesselring, University of Applied Sciences Nürtingen-Geislingen
John Preston, University of Southampton.
Heike Bunte, City of Hamburg
Fiorella Honsell, Studio Tecnico Honsell Catalano, Trieste
Hsienwen Chang, Chung Hua University, Hsin Hsu
Martin Held, Evangelical Academy Tutzing
Herbert Tiemens, Province of Utrecht
Moritz Neun, Here Technologies, Zuerich + IARAI
Wafaa Saleh, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University

Smart Ecodigital Cities And Regions - Challenges And Solutions For A Sustainable Future

Organiser: Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg 
Speakers: Judith Rommel, Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg
Oliver Ebert, City of Ravensburg
Wilhelm Mosgoeller, Medical University of Vienna (MedUniWien)
Dariusz Leszczynski, University of Helsinki
Helena Cvenkel, BSC Kranj Regional Development Agency Gorenjska
Ivana Živanović, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Darko Fercej, E-institute
Barbara Galdzinska-Calik, Municipality of Krakow
Daniela Krug, Building Intellect
Helmut Wittenzellner, Stuttgart Media University

Monitoring And Improving Smart City Climate Performance With State Of The Art Reporting Tools

Organiser: adelphi 
Speakers: Alina Ulmer, adelphi
Benno Keppner, adelphi
Barbara Moehlendick, City of Cologne
Kikki Lambrecht Ipsen, DTU - Technical University of Denmark
Didier Grimaldi, La Salle Ramon Llull University

The Magic Triangle? What Smart Cities Try To Achieve

Organiser: WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund
Speakers: Michael Stampfer, WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund
Ingrid Wünning Tschol, Robert Bosch Foundation
Hanna Ridefelt, FORMAS - research council for sustainable development
Alexander Lembcke, OECD
Caroline Paunov, OECD
Frans Anton Vermast, City of Amsterdam