---- About ----

Future Digileaders is an event for selected early career researchers interested in the broad area of digitalization who identify as women or are non-binary. The event consists of a career workshop with talks, panels, and sincere discussions. We will cover professional development, and provide opportunities to meet inspiring role models and to network with each other. This year, it will be held online on November 11, 2020.

The event is a part of the Digitalize in Stockholm (http://digitalizeinstockholm2020.se/), an annual conference and meeting place for global thought leaders and rising stars engaged in transformation through digitalization in academia, industry, government and civil society.

After the event, we expect that the Future Digileaders will:

+ gain insights into the joys and struggles of becoming and being faculty, and awareness of a broad range of career paths and strategies one can choose from;

+ have shaped values and practices that should be promoted in a good research environment;

+ establish new connections to research and industry leaders, and a network of international peers;

+ understand the potential of digitalization research in a broader societal context, a peek into different areas of digitalization research, as well as knowledge about state-of-the-art research challenges and advancements.

Once travel restrictions are lifted, participants will be invited to visit the Digital Futures cross-disciplinary research center in Stockholm, Sweden (travel and accommodation costs for 2 nights will be covered by Digital Futures). The program will include research visits to KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), as well as excursions to industry to further establish networking opportunities in Stockholm.

---- Application ----

We welcome applications from early-career researchers who identify as women, or are non-binary, and have obtained their PhD degree no earlier than 2016, or are expected to graduate no later than 2022. The eligibility window can be extended by career breaks, such as parental/adoption leave, long-term illness, or national service during or after PhD studies.

Applicants are expected to be interested in pursuing a research career in digitalization, especially related to research themes trio Trust – Learn – Cooperate. These themes encompass basic as well as applied research in areas including, but not limited to, security and privacy, human-technology interaction, systems and data science, artificial intelligence, robotics, networking, or communication and control.

Applications must be submitted by October 26, 2020 (anywhere on earth).

Application material merged into a single pdf should contain:

+ CV (max 2 pages)

+ Link to google scholar profile or a list of publications

+ Brief (max. 300 words) answer to the question: “If you could choose freely, what do you think is the most important digitalization research that you can do to benefit society?”

---- Important Dates ----

Application deadline: October 26, 2020, 23:59 AoE

Acceptance notification: October 30, 2020

Event: November 11, 2020 (preliminary schedule is planned for 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM CET time)

Further details about the event and the application: https://www.digitalfutures.kth.se/events/future-digileaders/

---- Organising Committee ----

Iolanda Leite, KTH

Viktoria Fodor, KTH

Madeline Balaam, KTH

Chiara Rossitto, Stockholm University

Iolanda Leite
Associate Professor
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning (RPL)

Lindstedtsvägen 24, 4th floor, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

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