Vitalise-Project / VITALISE Open Call for Contributions

**Accepted contributions will be published in the Symposium Proceeding (ZENODO) with a DOI number

Are you a living lab researcher or a practitioner? Would you be interested in sharing your experience
and one of your projects?

The Health and Wellbeing Working Group of the European Network of Living Labs invites you to join a one-day Symposium taking place in Brussels on February 20, 2024 on the theme of:

LIVING LABS AS RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES:  The Health and Wellbeing example 

If you have a case study, a piece of research or ongoing project you would like to share with the Living Lab community, we encourage you to submit an abstract or proposal for panel discussion/roundtable to the Symposium.

You can submit 2 different types of contributions: 

  • Research abstract
  • Proposal for organization of panel discussion or round table

The call encourages contributions related, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Living Labs addressing Health and Wellbeing challenges
  • Emerging methodologies for stakeholder involvement in the Health and Wellbeing 
  • Open Data and Data sharing through Living Labs – the challenges in Health and Wellbeing
  • The ethics dimension of Living Labs in Health and Wellbeing
  • Living Labs operating as Research Infrastructures
  • Methodologies for evaluating the impact of Living Labs in Health and Wellbeing research
  • Open Innovation methods and tools to improve the Living Lab scientific community
  • Research in cancer through Living Labs
  • Living Labs for Health & Wellbeing of Children and Adolescents
  • Supporting older adults using Living Labs methodologies
  • Research in non-communicable diseases through Living Labs
  • The future of Living Labs in the Health and Wellbeing research

1. Research abstract:

This category includes research abstracts presenting clear results, Living Lab practices and experiences as part of Living Lab (EU) projects, innovations supporting Living Lab practices or research in progress.

Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract following the guidelines below:

  • The provided abstract template should be used (template in another file)
  • All contributions must be in English
  • Your abstract must be submitted in .doc(x) format (Word document). 
  • Abstract content is to be no longer than 500 words (excluding headings, tables, diagrams, references)
  • References should be made in APA 6-style and included at the end of the abstract in alphabetical order. 

Accepted abstracts will be invited to present during the Health & Wellbeing Living Lab Symposium.

2. Proposal for organization of panel discussion or round table

This category includes proposals for organization of a panel discussion or round table on a specific topic related to the symposium topics, that will last 45 minutes.

Participants are encouraged to submit a proposal following the guidelines below:

  • The provided proposal template should be used (template in another file)
  • All contributions must be in English
  • Your proposal must be submitted in .doc(x) format (Word document). 
  • Each session must have 2-5 speakers
  • A brief description of the session (maximum 500 words) is requested
  • The person that will submit the proposal is responsible for receiving permission from every speaker prior to the submission
  • Suggested presentation titles/topics can be included for each speaker

How to Apply

In the final submission please include the corresponding template AND the filled excel file (separate document). Send the filled Excel file and your proposal to VITALISEsubmissions@enoll.org with Subject VITALISE Open call – [your name].

Requested forms:

Extended Deadline for submissions: 2 February 2024

Submitted contributions will be peer-reviewed by referees assigned by the Scientific Steering Committee for acceptance or rejection. Evaluators are chosen jointly by the Scientific Steering Committee and ENoLL Director.

The Scientific Steering Committee is co-chaired by:  

  • Prof. Eva Kehayia, Director of Research, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
  • Vicky Van der Auwera, Operations Manager LiCalab

The Scientific Steering Committee is consists of:

  • Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis, Director of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Dr. Evdokimos Konstantinidis, President of the European Network of Living Labs
  • Dr. Teemu Santonen, Principal lecturer at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland
  • Prof. Cyril Duclos, Director of Graduate Studies in Rehabilitation Sciences and Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Pieter Van Gorp, Scientific Director of EngD Clinical Informatics Programme and Associate Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology

If you have any questions regarding your submission please contact :  eva.kehayia@mcgill.cainfo@vitalise-project.eu