1st International EUGAIN Summer Training School

(EUGAIN-STS 2022)

June 6th-8th, 2022 - Lugano, Switzerland

The EUGAIN Training Schools provide early career researchers (PhDs and postdocs) with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of gender balance in informatics from both research and professional fields. The interaction between the participants (both professors, professionals/practitioners, researchers, and students) will promote the generation of new ideas and their confrontation with the experiences acquired in their fields.

Aims & Scope

The EUGAIN-STS 2022 will focus on how to conduct research studies. Participants will acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to design gender and gender-sensitive studies in Informatics. They are expected to work on the design of a user study in their research area that accounts for gender issues and to exchange and share ideas in groups.

We invite doctoral and early career researchers to apply by sending their applications as specified below. The application is open to everyone interested in the topic of the Training School regardless of their field of study, origin, gender, ideology, etc.

Speakers

Software Engineering

Eindhiven University of Technology
The Netherlands

Human-Computer Interaction

Oregon State University
USA

Education in Computer Science

ETH Zürich
Switzerland

Artificial Intelligence

Northeastern University
USA

Artificial Intelligence

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

A Different Perspective

University of St. Gallen
Switzerland

A Different Perspective

Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation
Germany

Program (presentations available via the links)

Monday, June 6th

08:00 Registration

08:30 Welcome & Day Presentation

09:00 Alexander Serebrenik's Keynote

Slides - Video

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Alexander Serebrenik's Keynote

Slides - Video

11:30 Group Work & Discussion Panel

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Margaret Burnett's Keynote

Slides - Video

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Poster Presentation

17:30 Close

19:00 Social Event

Tuesday, June 7th

08:30 Recap & Day Presentation

09:00 Juraj Hromkovic's Keynote

Slides - Video

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Juraj Hromkovic's Keynote

11:30 Group Work & Discussion Panel

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Ricardo Vinuesa's Keynote

Slides - Video

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Introduction to EUGAIN by Elisa Rubegni

17:00 Ricardo Baeza Yates's Keynote

Slides - Video

18:00 Close

19:00 Social Event

Wednesday, June 8th

08:30 Recap & Day Presentation

09:00 Jamie Gloor's Keynote

Slides - Video

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Clemens Striebing's Keynote

Slides

11:30 Group Work & Discussion Panel

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Designing Studies in EUGAIN

15:30 Close

Training activities will take place at Faculty of Informatics (Room C1.05, Building D, East Campus Lugano), Via la Santa 1, 6962 Lugano-Viganello, Switzerland.

Admission to the school is on competitive grounds and selected participants are expected to attend for the full length of the program, from the morning of Monday, June 6th, till the afternoon of Wednesday, June 8th, and contribute actively to group work.

Registration to the event is FREE and it includes participation in all lectures, social events, meals, and coffee breaks.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are constantly analyzing the situation of COVID-19 and possible restrictions related to it. Attendance at the event is physical, but in the event of possible changes related to COVID-19, we will notify the participants as far in advance as possible.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 10th, 2022

Notification of Acceptance: March 21st, 2022

Poster Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2022

Application

The application for EUGAIN-STS 2022 has ended. We look forward to having you at the next EUGAIN Training Schools! Stay tuned for the next Call for Application.

If you have any questions concerning the EUGAIN Training Schools, do not hesitate to contact the chairs via trainingschool@eugain.eu

Poster Session (for accepted applicants only)

Participants in the Training School must develop and send by email to trainingschool@eugain.eu (before the deadline established for it) a poster with the topic of gender balance in informatics.

The poster must be related to a research project performed by the participant on the established topic (addressing planning, analysis, proposal, and/or validation, among others) or to a proposal for the development of a future research project that addresses a current problem on the topic. The poster should specifically describe:

      • the interest in gender studies;

      • what kinds of Research Questions it is trying to answer with gender studies;

      • and, how are/would these studies organized/be organized.

The posters will be exposed to the public at the beginning of the Training School and the participants will be able to withdraw them once this is finished. During the days of the Training School, several sessions of between 15-30 minutes will be established so that participants can present and discuss their posters with other participants.

The size of the poster must be A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) and it is the responsibility of each participant to print it and bring it to the beginning of Training School.

Certificate of Attendance and ECTS Validation (for accepted applicants only)

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance after the end of the Training School.

In the same way, interested participants will have the possibility to complete additional activities over the Training School to receive a letter that they can use to apply at their University for the validation of ECTS. There is the possibility of obtaining between 2.5 ECTS and 7.5 ECTS, depending on the following requirements:

      • 2.5 ECTS. Attendance + individual reflection essay. The essay should contain lessons learnt from the Training School, structuring and summarizing notes and knowledge gained during the event. You can use the reflection notes that you compiled during the school as a starting point. Connection to your own area of research and specific work is expected. Possible questions to discuss: How could you change or improve your PhD work thanks to the insights from the school? Any new perspective or method that you could consider for your work? Any intervention/study that you are inspired to run at your organization?

Essay Deadline: July 15th, 2022

      • 7.5 ECTS. Attendance + individual reflection essay + paper draft. A complete draft of a paper describing a plan study in a relevant area of the Training School, referencing and relating to the syllabus or inspired by one or more of the keynotes and the provided reading list. Page limit for this format: 5000 words - or according to the conference you are planning to submit to - poser-short paper would do . Please let us know which conference you could consider submitting the paper to, so that we can evaluate the paper accordingly. (The paper can be co-authored by up to three participants)

First Draft Deadline: July 15th, 2022

Paper Deadline: September 1st, 2022

Although the indicated ECTS follow a standard, we recommend that participants check the local requirements of their Universities for possible changes or discrepancies in the validation.

Organizers

General Chair

Università della Svizzera Italiana
Switzerland

Web Manager

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway



Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway

Scientific Committee

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany


University of Oulu
Finland

Contact

For any information about the EUGAIN Training Schools please contact: trainingschool@eugain.eu

In addition, you can visit the EUGAIN official website to obtain more information about the whole project: https://eugain.eu