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RRI-ICT 2018

Responsible Research

and Innovation: the challenges of the Information and Communication Technologies




How and why more and more ICT, RRI in science in, and for Society influence each other?


Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia, 19 September 2018




The RRI-ICT 2018 is the first edition of an annual conference which aims to engage in a wide and fruitful discussion different groups from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation aims to promote a stronger collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, societal actors, citizens and policy makers in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and enhance the role of society in dealing with its challenges.

Research and innovation produce relevant social effects in particular in areas such as ICT, which are deeply pervasive in our daily life. Indeed, in less than two decades, information and communication technologies have totally transformed not only the way that people use to get connected, communicate and access information; ICT also changed entertainment, dealing with education, health, safety issues, etc. It is therefore necessary more and more to explore the two-way interactions between ICT and society putting the human being and society at the centre of research and innovation, to explore how ICT in the perspective of RRI can represent a success factor at different scales, local, national, European and global level.

The conference overall aim is to activate a discussion engaging the RRI and ICT communities involving scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process. The discussion will allow presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference and enable us to anticipate and assess implications and societal expectations and, embed them to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation. 

The submitted papers are encouraged to discuss the specific topics of ICT in the perspective of RRI and societal challenge.


The topics of interest include but are not limited to:


·        Assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructures

·        Digital divide, ICT and Gender Equality

·        Digital security, privacy and accountability in critical sectors

·        Evaluation and measure of security and trustworthiness in crowdsourcing social media services, tools and systems

·        ICT and Education

·        ICT and Ethics

·        Innovative Pervasive Social Computing services and applications

·        Inter-disciplinary approaches for ICT and RRI in:

-         Big Data technologies and privacy

-         Internet Of Things and Future Hyper-connected Sociality

-         Social media content security

-         Artificial Brain

-         Ambient Intelligence

-         Human Computer Interaction

-         Human Robot Interaction

-         Brain Computer Interfaces

-         Social Networking

·        Novel Online Social Networking services and users’ behaviours enabled by pervasive mobile networks

·        Open Data, Accessibility, trust and cybersecurity

·        Risk management and assessment in social media ecosystems

·        Social media, information flows and responsibility

·        ...


Paper Submission


Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the Easychair system.

For the submission please, connect yourself at the following link:


The submitted paper should be at most 10 single-space printed pages. Please use the following templates to generate your PDF: MS Word.

Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors of the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Responsible Research and Innovation. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The Conference Proceedings will be submitted to Springer to be considered in “SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance” series (



Paper submission is available online via: EasyChair


September 19, 2018: RRI – ICT 2018 Conference


Important Dates


  •        August 10, 2018: Deadline for paper submission
  •        August 20, 2018: Notification of acceptance

  •        August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers 

  •        September 7, 2018: deadline for conference registration

  •        September 17-19, 2018: RRI-ICT 2018 Conference



You can register yourself at:




Tartu, Estonia

Suggestions for travel and accomodation






Conference Chairs

Patrizia Grifoni, CNR, Italy

Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA

Richard Chbeir, University of INSA DE LYON, France



Program Chairs

Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Olena Nedozhogina, Estonia

Oscar Salviano Silva Filho, PUC, Brazil

Mihkel Solvak, Estonia



Publicity Chairs

Chiara Bicchielli, CNR, Italy

Noemi Biancone, CNR, Italy

Maria Chiara Caschera, CNR, Italy

Arianna D’Ulizia, CNR, Italy



Program Committee

Vincent Blok, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Chiara Bicchielli, CNR, Italy

Noemi Biancone, CNR, Italy

Maria Chiara Caschera, CNR, Italy

Marcos Carneiro da Silva, Center for Technological Innovation, Brazil

João de Oliveira Junior, Science and Technology Ministry, Brazil

Carlos A. dos Santos Passos, Advisor for Economic Development of Campinas City Hall, Brazil

Arianna D’Ulizia, CNR, Italy

Fernando Ferri, CNR, Italy

George Ghinea BSc, Brunel University London, UK

Louisa Grabner, Fraunhofer, Germany

Tilimbe Jiya, De Montford University, UK

Anne Laurent, LIRMM - UM, France

Eric Lale, Center for the Promotion of Science, Slovenia

Shadrack Mkansi, South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, South Africa

Caitríona Mordan, Dublin City University, Ireland

Aurelija Novelskaite, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Joe Tekli, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Riccardo Torlone, Roma Tre University, Italy

Kutoma Wakunum, De Montford University, UK














  To be extended….

Roma Tre University 

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