Thursday 23 November

9:00 Arrival, registration

9:30 Conference opening

Emilia Chiancone, President of Italian National Academy of Sciences
Massimo Inguscio, President of Italian National Research Council
Fabio Trincardi, Representative of LifeWatch – ITA 
Riccardo Valentini, Lazio Regional Council

Luca Bergamo, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Rome

10:00 – 13.00 Session 1. Biological monitoring through Citizen Science
Chairman Valerio Sbordoni; discussant: Ulf Gärdenfors

Citizen science in Europe. A snapshot of the current situation
Katrin Vohland, ECSA executive board

Integrating CS in long term ecological research: a case study and a critical insight
Laura Criscuolo, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment – IREA/CNR, Italy


10.40-11.10 COFFEE BREAK


Citizen science in the LIFE projects, the experience of MIPP “Monitoring Insects with Public Participation”
Alessandro Campanaro, National Centre Forest Biodiversity – CNBF, Italy

LIFE projects and citizen science (CSMON-LIFE)
Stefano Martellos, University of Trieste, Italy

Mosquito Alert: lessons and results from three years of Tiger Mosquito monitoring in Spain
Frederic Bartumeus, ICREA, Barcelona, Spain

Citizen Science: experiences in the marine environment
Ferdinando Boero, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

12.30 Discussion and conclusions


13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH


14.30 – 18.10 Session 1. Biological monitoring through Citizen Science
Chairman Pierluigi Nimis; discussant: Vincenzo Vomero

Sharing Best Practice and Building Capacity in citizen science: the ECSA experience
Lucy Robinson, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

Natural History Museums and citizen science in Europe
Andrea Sforzi, Maremma Natural History Museum, Grosseto, Italy

Citizen science through the OPAL lens
David Slawson, Imperial College, London, UK

Recreational Citizen Science: unite research with what citizens do for fun. Divers in marine biodiversity monitoring
Stefano Goffredo, University of Bologna, Marine Science Group, Italy

Enhancing public awareness and advocacy for nature conservation: monitoring brown bears in the Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park
Paolo Ciucci, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


16.10 – 16.30 COFFEE BREAK


Modelling the spatial distribution of alien invasive species from citizen science data: limits and advantages
Fabio Francesconi, Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

BUGMAP, a citizen science approach to monitor the invasive brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Robert Malek, University of Trento and Edmund-Mach Foundation, Italy

The school of ants: a bridge between research and the Italian Schools
Cristina Castracani, University of Parma, Italy

Citizens allowing long-term and large-scale monitoring of the role of Italy as a bridge between Europe and Africa for European birds: the Italian Ringing Centre at ISPRA.
Fernando Spina, Migratory Avifauna Area, Ozzano Emilia (BO)- ISPRA, Italy

17.50 – 18.10 Discussion and conclusions


20.30 – Social Dinner

Friday 24 November

9:00 Keynote lecture
Citizen Science: a new knowledge politics?
Alan Irwin, 
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
9:30-11.30 Session 2. Citizen Science and society
Chairman: Stefano Martellos; Discussant: David Slawson

Citizen Science – innovation in science, society and policy
Aletta Bonn, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

Citizen science: rethinking the role of Science (and Scientists) in Society
Alba L’Astorina, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment – IREA/CNR, Italy

Citizen Science narratives: perspectives on how societal as well as scientific objectives can be successfully achieved
Poppy Lakeman-Fraser, Imperial College, London, UK

Contributions of citizen scientists to open biodiversity data
Kyle Copas, Global Biodiversity Information Facility – GBIF , Copenhagen, Denmark

Citizen Science, hydrological monitoring and public awareness
Giacomo Galimberti, Wise srl Società Benefit, Italy

11.10 Discussion and conclusions


11.30 – 11.50 COFFEE BREAK


11:50-13.20 Session 3. Roundtable: National Citizen Science networks
chairman: Andrea Sforzi; discussant: Lucy Robinson

Citizen Science platform in Germany- BurgerSchaffer Wissen (citizens create knowledge)
Katrin Vohland, Bürger schaffen Wissen, Germany

“Österreich forscht” – The Austrian Citizen Science Platform
Florian Heigl , University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

CS networks in UK
David Slawson, Imperial College, London, UK

National Citizen Science in France: need for tools
Gregoire Lois, National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

The Swiss Citizen Science Network
Tiina Stämpfli , Stiftung Science et Cité, Bern, Switzerland

13.00 Discussion and conclusions


1\3.20 – 14.50 LUNCH


14.50 – 17.20 Session 4. Platforms and e-services for citizen science
Chairman Giorgio Matteucci; discussant Ferdinando Boero

Citizen Science, Internet and citizenship rights
Nico Pitrelli, International School for Advanced Studies– SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Adapter approach to bring CS observations to interoperability standards
Alessandro Oggioni, Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment – IREA/CNR

Massive voluntary biodiversity charting
Ulf Gärdenfors , LifeWatch Sweden

‘LifeWatch’ a research infrastructure for citizens and society
Alberto Basset, LifeWatch-ITA, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy


16.10 – 16.30 COFFEE BREAK


www.ispotnature.org. A citizen science, e-learning platform for nature lovers
Janice Ansine, The Open University, UK

The Earthquake Network Project: crowdsourced smartphone-based earthquake early warning
Francesco Finazzi , University of Bergamo, Department of Management, Information and Production Engineering, Italy

17.10 Discussion and conclusions

17.30 Closing lecture
Sven Schade, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre

Saturday 25 November

10.30 Tavola rotonda “Citizen Science e Comunicazione”
Museo Civico di Zoologia, Villa Borghese – Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 18, Roma