The meeting will have the traditional COST structure (MC meeting, WG meetings, etc.) but a session of the meeting will be devoted to special presentations from the Action members and from invited speakers.
Relevant topics for the Action and for this meeting are:

  • VGI quality
  • What is needed from algorithms?
  • VGI and society

Of course presentations on other topics will be considered!
The presentations might be based on ongoing work, or work recently published at a conference or a workshop. The aim is to inform other Action members about relevant research going on within the Action.

Please send a title and an extended abstract of up to 2 pages of your contribution before the meeting (no later than 5th November) to the Action Chair (Cristina Capineri) and the local organizer (Hristo Nikolov) (, and the relevant working group chairs (WG1: Juahni Kettunen ; WG2: Vyron Antoniou; WG3: Ross Purves and Frank Ostermann).

Here is a preliminary programme:

Venue: The meeting will take place in Sofia, Technical University

27 November

9.00 Registration
9.30 MC meeting (for MC members only)
10.45 Coffee break
11.00 Welcome to participants (all)
11.15 State of the COST ENERGIC Action:
An update from the Action Chair and the WG leaders
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Selected presentations (number and titles to defined after the submission) which will include STSMs results and first Outputs from the Training School held in July 2014.
16.00 Coffee break
16.30 Discussion: Action’s improvements and proposals
17.30 Closing of the Meeting
19.00 Dinner

28 November

9.00 WGs separate meetings
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 Reporting of WGs leaders
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Future activities (next MCM meeting, workshops, Stsms, dissemination and outputs)
15.30 Open discussion
16.30 Closing of the meeting

Notes about participation and reimbursement eligibility

Please note that invitations to the IC1203 COST ENERGIC MC4 meeting, which will take place in Sofia 27-28 November 2014, will be sent out to the MC and MC substitute members and to WGs members and STMS and Training School beneficiaries and to all interested in the Action.

According to COST rules among the eligible participants (non Management Committee members), a certain number will be selected by the Chair of the Action on behalf of the Management Committee (MC) as entitled to reimbursement.

The criteria of the selection will be as follows:
– Country coverage (at least participation of one member of the MC per country would be appreciated).
– ECR and Gender balance
– Priority for elegibility will be given to WG members and ECRs who are prepared to briefly present (10-15 minutes) recent research results relevant to the Action.

A detailed programme will follow soon.