Workshop CFP – CALIPER

Linking Research and Innovation
for Gender Equality

2. – 4. December 2020


Progress in the area of gender equality in research is continuous, but there is still space for more dynamic activities, compatible with societal changes and current challenges. Activities to strengthen research on the gender dimension in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic) research and Innovations are essential to increase the awareness on key issues that’s still exist and move a step forward. The ERA (European Research Area ) Committee has set gender equality in Research and Innovation as a priority which is constantly monitored along the 3 main areas of ensuring that a gender dimension is integrated in the content of scientific research, closing the gender gap in decision making positions in Research and Higher Education Institutions, ensuring gender equality in recruitment and career progression in scientific careers. Coherently with this orientation, and in the framework of the H2020 CALIPER Project,   our workshop will focus on two main streams, as fare as topics are concerned:

  • Exploring the gender dimension in  research on Technological Innovations, Industry 4.0 and Management 4.0, Urban Mobility, Sustainability, Smart Cities and Communities. Within this stream we are interested in contributions which are rooted in the listed disciplines/topics and investigate how gender differences/ inequalities are relevant for the specific research questions at stake, and/or for the design and uptake of technological solutions in the same fields. Crossdisciplinarity combining STEM and Social Sciences/Humanities as well as intersectional approaches looking at gender together with other inequalities (race, age, disability, class, sexual orientation and gender identity etc.) are welcome. Case studies from different disciplines as examples of what type of contributions we would look for can be found here:

  • Promoting gender equality measures and actions in STEM research institutions: we aim at receiving contributions investigating challenges, opportunities and resistances in promoting institutional change and gender equality actions in Research Organizations. Encompassing approaches or more specific ones looking at particular aspects such as vertical or horizontal segregation, work life balance, gender in teaching or institutional communication are both relevant for this stream.  Comparative studies and case studies assessing the impact of specific change strategies, tools or actions are also welcome.

Further crosscutting topics which are of interest and can be combined/intertwined  with the two streams above are:

  • Gender in science and innovation: interlinkages between scientific research outputs and  their broader enomic and societal uptake and impacts

  • COVID 19 and its consequences on gender inequalities in several areas. The impact of specific technologies and innovations on the pandemic challenges related to gender.

This year it is the first time this topic is introduced on this Conference series and aims to remain steady. It welcomes the scientific community on gender research to present their  study.


We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).


Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by EAI Core Book Series and made available through EUDL. See the website for detailed instructions and for author requirements for accepted papers.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: October 5, 2020  16 October 2020
  • Notification date: October 21 , 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: November 9, 2020

Workshop Organizers

  • assoc. prof. Dagmar Cagáňová, PhD.
  • MSc. Natália Horňáková, PhD.

Workshop co-organizers

  • Maria Sangiuliano, PhD.
  • M.A. Vasileios Voulgarakis