European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-NET (CHIST-ERA)


CHIST-ERA is looking for transformative and highly multidisciplinary research projects in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies (ICST). They should explore new ideas with potential for significant scientific and technical impacts in the long term. Each year CHIST-ERA launches a call for research proposals in two new topics of emergent scientific importance:

  • 2017: Object recognition and manipulation by robots: Data sharing and experiment reproducibility (ORMR) and Big data and process modelling for smart industry (BDSI)
  • 2016: Lifelong learning for Intelligent Systems (LLIS) and Visual Analytics for Decision Making under Uncertainty (VADMU)
  • 2015: User-Centric Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPTIoT) and Terahertz Band for Next-Generation Mobile Communication Systems (TMCS)
  • 2014:  Cyber-Physical Systems and Human Language Understanding
  • 2013:  Adaptive Machines and Distributed Computing
  • 2012:  Intelligent User Interfaces and Adaptive Communication Networks
  • 2011:  Knowledge Extraction and Low-Power Computing
  • 2010: Quantum Communication and Autonomic Systems

2017 CHIST-ERA call

The 2017 call is now open.

The topics to be addressed are:

  • Object recognition and manipulation by robots and industrial big data
  • Process modelling for smart factories

Researchers are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners. Note that a partner search tool is available. The call will require that projects are submitted by international consortia with partners in at least three countries (additional partners from other countries may be part of a consortium if they can secure their own funding). The list of countries participating in the call is provided in the call announcement.

Further information can be found here

National Contact Point: Dr Aileen Marron