Monday, 26 May 2014

Call for contributions: "Future oriented-technology analysis" conference, 27 and 28 November 2014 in Brussels

The JRC is launching a call for abstracts for the fifth edition of the “Future oriented- technology analysis" (FTA) conference. Focused on the theme "Engage today to shape tomorrow", it will be held on 27 and 28 November 2014 in Brussels.
There are three main themes that will help structure contributions and discussions:
  • ·         FTA and Innovation Systems
  • ·         Creative interfaces for forward looking activities
  • ·         Cutting edge FTA approaches

Abstracts of papers and posters can be submitted until Monday 23 June (midnight) through JRC’s website. Further details on the themes, the contributions, the scientific committee and other important dates can be found in this call-for-contributions.
The conference organisers encourage contributions from practitioners coming from science, business, policy-making and civil society organisations. The conference aims at bringing these communities together to engage in discussing the use and impacts of FTA approaches and to identify and explore possible synergies and future developments.
For the three themes of the 2014 FTA conference, contributions are sought either in the form of papers or posters and can either be scientific or practice-oriented as follows:
·         Scientific papers should be empirically grounded, with a strong theoretical component and demonstrating critical or new methodological approaches.
·         Practice-oriented papers should clearly demonstrate how FTA approaches have been implemented in practice to support policy-making and strategy processes.
·         Posters should have a strong visual dimension and should clearly illustrate the process, outcomes and possible impacts of the applied FTA approach.
Abstracts should have a maximum of 500 words. Please note that only abstracts submitted directly through the online form will be considered. Abstracts should include a clear description of the contribution to the selected theme, the methodological approach, the results and/or impacts.

To submit your contribution:

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