2nd International EUGAIN Summer Training School: Research Recharge

June 14-15, 2023 – Rome, Italy

Aims & Scope

EUGAIN is a COST action that aims to improve gender balance in informatics by creating and strengthening a truly multicultural European network of academics working at the forefront of the efforts in their countries, institutions, and research communities. EUGAIN Summer Schools is one of the steps that EUGAIN has taken to achieve this goal. The theme of this year is Research Recharge. Research Recharge will focus on research methodology and soft skills essential to support and foster gender studies in Informatics. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and competencies about qualitative and quantitative research methodology; thus, while the participants gain knowledge, skills, and competencies in designing a study, they will also have the opportunity to make connections on how to use this knowledge and skills in gender and gender sensitive studies in the field of informatics. In addition, they will be more aware of methodological limitations, familiarize themselves with the process leading to article submission, and better understand the importance and role of soft skills. They are expected to work in groups and engage with data sets produced by EUGAIN existing studies and initiatives in practical hands-on activities led by keynote speakers to exchange and share ideas. Time is also allocated to discussing individual doctoral projects and research especially about gender and gender-sensitive studies in informatics; in these sessions, researchers can share their research ideas, establish new collaborations, and get feedback from experts and peers. We invite PhD students and young researchers to apply by sending their applications as specified below. The application is open to everyone interested in the topic of the Training School and working in the field of gender studies in Informatics. Registration is free and includes participation in all lectures, social events, meals, and coffee breaks. Grants to support travel and accommodation are also available.


Prof Yavuz Akbulut

Computer Education & Instructional Technology, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkiye

Prof Geraldine Fitzpatrick

Human-Computer Interaction, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Prof Austen Rainer

electrical engineering and computer science, Queen's University Belfast, Unıted kingdom


Methodological Wednesday (14.06.2023)

08:30 Registration
08:50 Welcome & Day Presentation
09:00 Fundamental statistical analysis: When to use which? PartI
09:50 Coffee Break
10:00 Fundamental statistical analysis: When to use which?Part II 
10:50 Coffee Break
11:00 Applied group work
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Clean language in qualitative research Part I
14:00  Clean language in qualitative research Part II
14:40 Coffee Break
15:00 Applied group work
15:50 Break
16:00 Research discussion session
17:30 Closing
19:00 Social Event*
*Participants will cover their expenses at the social event.

Upskilling Thursday (15.06.2023)

08:30 Recap & EUGAIN Dissemination Event
09:00 Common methodological limitations in peer-reviewed articles 
10:00 Tips for the article submission process 
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Applied group work
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Diversity in practice – working in groups- Part I
14:00 Diversity in practice – working in groups- Part II
14:40 Coffee Break
15:00 Research discussion session
15:50 Break
16:00 Research discussion session
17:30 Closing

ımportant dates

Application Deadline


Notification of Acceptance



Candidates should fill the online form on the registration page, submit a letter of motivation and CV.  Dealing for the short abstract of the study that they will present about the gender and the gender-sensitive studies in informatics will be announced. A limited number of grants to support travel and accommodation are available. All the applications will be evaluated and ranked by scientific committee and top 15 applications will be supported. Successful applicants must sign-up to the e-cost system and accept the invitation letter.

Admission to the school is on competitive grounds and selected participants are expected to attend for the full length of the program, from the morning of Wednesday June 14th till afternoon of Thursday 15th and contribute actively to group work.

Research Discussion Session (for accepted applicants only)

Participants in the Training School must develop a poster about their gender studies. The poster must be related to a research performed by the participant or to a proposal for the development of a future research project. The poster should specifically describe:
  • aim of the research;
  • methodology of the research;
The posters will be exposed to the experts and the participants at the Training School during research discussion sessions, and the participants will be able to withdraw them once their session is finished. The size of the poster must be A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm), and it is the responsibility of each participant to print it and bring it to the beginning of Training School.


Dr Zeynep Sahin Timar (General Chair)

Software Engineering,, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkiye

Dr Özge Mısırlı (General Chair)

Computer Education & Instructional Technology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkiye

Prof Tiziana Catarci (Local Chair)

Computer Science and Engineering at Sapienza University of Roma, Roma, Italy

Scıentıfıc commıttee

Dr Monica Landoni

Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Dr Anna Szlávi

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

Dr Daniel Raffini

Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy


For any information about the EUGAIN Training Schools, please contact

EUGAIN official website to obtain more information about the whole project