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Engaging Citizen Science

  • Aarhus University, April 25-26, 2022

Important dates

  • Call for Abstracts published: 25th August 2021
  • Abstract submission open: 5th October 2021
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30th October 2021 - EXTENDED TO 14 Nov. 2021
  • Acceptance notification: 14th January 2022
  • Registration opens: 14th January 2022
  • Registration deadline: 8th April 2022
  • Open Citizens' Day: 24th April 2022
  • Engaging CitSci2022 Conference: 25-26th April 2022

The Engaging Citizen Science Conference will promote knowledge sharing among the citizen science community. The aim of the conference is to engage citizen science researchers, practitioners, and citizens in sharing research, ideas, and innovations in order to make the field thrive and expand. The conference will be interdisciplinary in scope, inviting workshops, dialogue roundtables, posters, and demos from all main areas of research (natural and technical sciences, life and health sciences, and social sciences and humanities).

Citizen science as an interdisciplinary field holds promises for boosting scientific research, increasing public participation in scientific research, and empowering citizens in their everyday life. Citizen science covers many different initiatives and activities from crowdsourcing activities where citizens collect and analyze large amounts of data to deliberative processes where citizens are active in science-related policy-making. With roots in amateur science and participatory democracy, citizen science currently develops rapidly to include many different innovative approaches, including digital approaches, to promote and sustain participation and empowerment. This conference invites all citizen science stakeholders to come together to showcase how engaging citizen science can be.

We welcome abstracts on all themes related to citizen science. Possible themes include (but are not limited to):

  • Addressing global crises through citizen science
  • Approaches to co-creation in citizen science
  • Building a community within citizen science projects
  • Citizen science across different research fields or sectors (education, health, environment and nature, cultural heritage, social sciences, etc.)
  • Empowerment and inclusiveness in citizen science
  • Enacting participatory democracy with citizen science
  • Making technology work for citizen science
  • Open data and citizen science
  • Public participation - from the dual perspectives of participants and project leaders


Advisory Panel

  • Allan Vestergaard (The Danish National Archive)
  • Carina Antonia Hallin (IT University of Copenhagen)
  • Christian Skov (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Finn Danielsen (NORDECO)
  • Jacob Sherson (Aarhus University)
  • Julie Koch Sheard (University of Copenhagen)
  • Kristian Syberg (Roskilde University)
  • Marianne Achiam (University of Copenhagen)
  • Marion Poetz (CBS)
  • Merete Sanderhoff (SMK - National Gallery of Denmark)
  • Michael Søgaard Jørgensen (Aalborg University)
  • Pernille Tanggaard Andersen (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Rikke Magnussen (Aalborg University)
  • Thomas Kaarsted (University of Southern Denmark)

Conference Organizers

  • Kristian H. Nielsen (Aarhus University)
  • Gitte Kragh (Aarhus University)

Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University

Contact

For further information, please contact the Engaging CitSci2022 Secretariat via email at citsci2022@css.au.dk

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