On 9 June 2023 the UAB will host the Collaborative European Research Conference 2023 (CERC 2023) at the Sala de Graus of the Faculty of Law. The local organisation has been led by the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair EUPOL.

The Collaborative European Research Conference is an annual I multidisciplinary conference that takes place since 2011, when it was initiated by University partners across Europe. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines to foster knowledge transfer, inter-disciplinary exchange, and collaboration.

Every year it gives researchers the opportunity to submit short or full papers new research topics and to attend the conference, especially early-stage researchers.  In previous years, contributions came from computer science, biology, bioinformatics, business information systems, marketing, IT-security, civil engineering, education, psychology, multimedia, art, etc. Contributing students came from Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Japan, Norway, France, Turkey, etc. You can find more information in their website.

The conference for this year will be in hybrid format and will tackle a variety of topics ranging from big data, computing, modelling and privacy, new initiatives and laws in the digital market, and new developments in medical, social and economic sciences. The event will take place from 9:00 to 17:30 CEST and will be welcomed by Carme Artigas, Spanish Secretary of State in Digitalisation and IA, Dr Esther Zapater, General Secretary of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Dr Susana Navas, Dean of the Faculty of Law. Then, a keynote speech on AI developments and emerging tech laws in the current digital era by Dr Cristina Blasi will follow.

The event will include three sessions of communications. The first one will address topics related to “Big data, computing, modelling and privacy”, the second one will focus on “New initiatives and laws in the digital market”, and the last one will be on “Medical, Social and economic sciences: New developments”. As a novelty of this year, there will be awards for the best paper and the best presentation. In this regard, audience in the room and online will have time at the end of the conference to participate in the poll for the best presentation and awards will be given afterwards.

The full programme can be found here

If you are interested in attending the conference, please send an email to santiagoariel.villar@uab.cat before the 5 of June 2023.