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Goodbrother COST action Newsletter

March  2023

The Goodbrother Family meets Face-to-Face again in Reading

After two Action years deeply affected by COVID19 constraints, the Goodbrother family is progressively going back to normalcy and have met in Reading (UK) to deepen collaborations between WG1 and WG3 in a recently created Task Force. Moreover, WG2-WG3-WG4 members will meet on 27-28 April in Istanbul Technical University.

In this newsletter, we highlight the new call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) with plenty of available opportunities for pasionate researchers in the Action.

On a more administrative line, the Management Committee has aproved the Work & Budget Plan for Grant Period 3 (2022-11-01 to 2023-10-31).

If you are interested in the Action and our activities join us.

Best regards,

Agusti Solanas
Science Communication Manager


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Several NEW Deliverables ready
Open Calls
Workshops
Webinars
Training Activities
Administrative Stuff


Several NEW Deliverables ready

Goodbrother Working Groups have been tirelessly working to create more deliverables for the action:
- Position paper on ethical, legal and social challenges linked to audio- and video-based AAL solutions
- State of the art in privacy preservation in video data
- State of the Art of Audio- and Video-Based Solutions for AAL
- Proceedings of the GoodBrother International Conference on Privacy-friendly and Trustworthy Technology for Society 2022.
The complete text of the deliverables can be found and downloaded from our website at Goodbrother Deliverables.

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Open Calls

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are grants, provided by our COST Action, that allow Researchers or Innovators to visit a host organisation located in a different country than the country of their affiliation, for a specific work to be carried out and for a determined period. We currently have an Open Call for STSM Grants. You can see deadlines and procedure at STSM.

In this Grant Period, our COST Action, has funding for approximately 13 STSMs (2 of them have already been awarded). Thus, if you are involved in a joint collaboration with other GoodBrother members, please, appy for STSMs while there is still available budget.

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Workshops and Conferences

Several workshops and Conference have been organised by Action members lately:
- PrivAw – GoodBrother Workshop on Privacy aware and acceptable solutions for AAL in conjuntion with PETRA 2022 – The 15th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference in Corfu, Greece. PrivAw
- GoodBrother International Conference on Privacy-friendly and Trustworthy Technology for Society on 28 June 2022, Zagreb, Croatia. Zagreb
- Special Thematic Session on Privacy-aware and acceptable video-based assistive technologies - AAATE 2023 – in conjuntion with the 17h International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) 28 August- 1 September 2023, Paris, France Tematic Session

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Webinars

The Goodbrother Action has been actively organising a number of webinars and seminars, which have been recorded and can be accessed in our Seminars website section.

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Training Activities

The action succeeded in bringing together many experts on 6-10 June 2022 in Skopje, North Macedonia.
One of the most important goals of the action is sharing knowledge and experience, primarily with young researchers. With this goal in mind, the action has put in place a number of methods, namely seminars, webinars, training schools, and mentoring. At the very beginning, the action faced unexpected challenges related to training activities, given that the Covid-19 pandemic rendered traveling and live meetings impossible. Thus, over the first action year, 2021, several online seminars were organized. In those seminars members of the action had the opportunity to meet their colleagues, and young researchers could get acquainted with relevant and interesting topics in their field of expertise. Uncertainty related to the possibility of organizing certain live activities remained in 2022, when the first training school was organized as part of the action. Considering the diversity of available expertise, a holistic approach was used for the training school so that the participants could get in touch with multiple research challenges that the Action faces. Over 20 young researchers attended the training school, and the hosts from North Macedonia, who were very efficient and flexible in their organization, were to a large extent responsible for its great success.

For 2023, more training activities are planned as part of the Action. Primarily, we are currently working on organizing the next training school, planned for 13-16 June 2023 in Bucharest, Romania. We are actively developing the program, and proposals from all action participants are welcome. We invite all potential participants to follow the notifications through the communication channels used by the action (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, mailing lists, website, and newsletters) so that they can register in time and secure their place. If you are interested, please contact Aleksandar Jevremović at: ajevremovic@sinergija.edu.ba

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Administrative Stuff

- The Goodbrother Action has aproved the new Work & Budget Plan for Grant Period 3 (2022-11-01 to 2023-10-31) with a significant budget upgrade.

- COST Connect event on Data Sharing in European Research Networks - 27 & 28 April 2023 - Brussels. Register

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