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Alpbach Technology Symposium: Artificial Intelligence and Governance

Progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence is opening up new opportunities for policymakers and administrators. Which measures must political leaders now implement in order to maximise the positive effects and minimise the risks? Who will regulate the codes and algorithms that will hold sway over our lives in the future? Who will assume responsibility? At the invitation of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and the Austrian Science Fund FWF, international experts came together to discuss the latest developments and consequences at this year’s Alpbach Technology Symposium.

Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature Renewed

The Austrian Science Fund FWF, the Austrian Library Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ) and Springer Nature have renewed their existing open access contract for Springer journals. The transformative agreement enables researchers and students in Austria to publish peer-reviewed research articles open access in more than 1,900 Springer journals without additional fees.

Concept Proposals for SFBs and Research Groups Can Be Submitted Electronically

In the submission portal elane, the coordinators can now create applications for the concept phase (1st stage – draft proposal) for the funding programmes SFBs and research groups, so that the respective host research institutions can carry out the approval and submission process. The deadline for submissions is September 30th at 2 pm.

Moving Science Ahead – "Young Independent Researcher Groups” Focus on Interdisciplinarity

The Austrian Science Fund FWF invited the research teams of the newly launched Young Independent Researcher Groups to an information exchange workshop. This programme for the up-and-coming generation brings together young researchers for interdisciplinary collaboration. They discussed the challenges and success factors for such interdisciplinary groups at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna on 22 July 2019.