The conference Facing the Future: European Research Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences, organized by the Social and Cultural Innovation Strategy Working Group of ESFRI and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and hosted by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) and the German Data Forum (RatSWD), invites social science and humanities experts, policy makers, and scientific research infrastructure coordinators to engage in a productive exchange of ideas for a Roadmap to strengthen Social Sciences and Humanities alike.

The aim of the conference is to identify and discuss relevant topics – e.g. possible ways of getting countries more involved in the current roadmap and the importance of ‘big data’ across different domains – and to highlight opportunities for an excellent research environment as a foundation for innovative research today and in the future.

Prof. Franco Niccolucci will present “The ARIADNE approach to Digital Cultural Heritage” in Session D – New Forms of Data for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences.