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AVROSS Workshop

The AVROSS study is being carried out in response to a European Commission call to report on the factors contributing to e-Infrastructure adoption in social science and humanities (SSH) research in several fields. The aim of the study was to identify and analyze a selected number of the most promising applications of e-Infrastructure in these disciplines, those which have triggered transition to virtual research organizations and motivate sustained e-Infrastructure use. The ultimate goal was to provide recommendations to the Commission based on scenarios for large scale deployment of technologies and applications supporting virtual research organizations and novel services for students based on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The findings will be presented and discussed at the following workshop.


10:00 – 10:30


Welcome and opening


Ulf Dahlsten, EC, Director DG InfSo Directorate F "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures"

10:30 – 11:00

General introduction to AVROSS

Franz Barjak, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

11:00 – 11:30

Early adopter survey on e-Infrastructures in SSH

Julia Lane, National Opinion Research Centre, University of Chicago

11:30 – 11:45


Lawrence Burton, National Science Foundation

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Promising initiatives to using e-Infrastructures in SSH

Rob Procter, National Centre for e-Social Science, University of Manchester

14:00 – 14:15


Jeremy Neathey, ESRC

14:30 – 15:00

What should European e-Infrastructure policy do to support uptake in the SSH?

Simon Robinson, Empirica GmbH

15:00 – 15:15


Andrea Scharnhorst, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

15:30 – 16:00

Summary and agenda for the future

Franz Barjak, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

Location and time:

Location: Brussels, European Commission, Avenue de Beaulieu 25
Date: 27. November 2007, 10:00 – 16:00

Registration open till November 20, 2007 (the number of places is limited):

Please register through this site or send an email with your contact details (name, organization, email) to:

We won't be able to reimburse travel costs, unless this is explicitly indicated in the invitation that you received.