For Researchers

Research cooperation

Within ATHENA, we offer various mobility opportunities for our researchers such as workshops, visiting researcher programs, international conferences, etc. This is a great experience for researchers to internationalise their careers and to collaborate with fellow researchers from around the world. Additionally, mobility opportunities can help researchers improve their language skills, gain cultural awareness, and enhance their professional and personal growth. As such, these programs are highly sought after by researchers looking to take their careers to the next level.

Are you interested in participating in one of our events? 
Step 1 : check all the information about the event
Step 2 : register through the link provided 
Step 3 : plan your trip via your usual channels or contact your representative at the ATHENA IRO.

Attend an ATHENA Workshop

Are you looking to enhance your research skills and stay up-to-date with the latest industry advancements? Look no further, because we have the perfect opportunity for you! Our upcoming workshops are designed to provide you with valuable insights, tools, and techniques that will help you take your research to the next level. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the field, network with other researchers, and gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge research tools.

Don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to invest in yourself and your career!

List of the past workshops:

Spoken language corpora as a teaching-learning resource for French as a foreign language 
The workshop deals with the question of how spoken corpora of French can be exploited for the (university) teaching of French as a foreign language in the fields of French language and linguistics. The focus is on problems of the exploration, structuring and processing of corpus data as well as issues of the transferability and sustainability of digital resources.

Dates: 29/06/23 – 30/06/23
Location: Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup, 45000 Orleans, France
Programme: click here
Registration: closed

International workshop on Digital Tools for Built Heritage diagnosis and monitoring (DT4BH)
Recent advances in 3D scanning technologies of buildings, combined with their progressive appropriation by an increasing number of users, make it possible today to consider the systematic production of data for historic buildings. Processing of these large amounts of multimodal data is essential for the monitoring and the diagnosis of built heritage. Thus, Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) appears today as a promising and critical strategy for making the best of the collected data.

Dates: 19/06/23 – 20/06/23
Location: Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup, 45000 Orleans, France
Programme: click here
Registration: closed

Technology-based multidisciplinary cooperation and its applications for improving well-being
The aim of the conference is to present the latest research and scientific developments in biomedical and health technologies together with their applications to clinical practice and biomedical education. It will also offer the opportunity to bring together, exchange and inspire scientific collaborations between fields of research that are related to biomedical research and the physical and mental well-being of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: biomedical signal processing, sensors and wearable systems, therapeutic technologies, health informatics, data-driven diagnostic systems, technologies for autonomous and independent living of people with neurodegenerative diseases, rehabilitation engineering, etc.

Dates: 12/06/23 – 14/06/23
LocationIUT de Chartres, 1 place Roger Joly, 28000 Chartres, France
Programme: click here
Registration: closed

International Conferences

International conferences provide an excellent platform for researchers to showcase their work, exchange ideas, and collaborate with peers from around the world. These events offer a unique opportunity to network with other researchers, gain exposure to new research trends and techniques, and receive feedback on their own work. Attending international conferences can be an enriching and rewarding experience for researchers, allowing them to broaden their knowledge, build their professional network, and contribute to the advancement of their field.

List of the past conferences:

♦ Humanities and Social Sciences: Fostering Global Resilience through Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Humanities and social sciences (HSS) fields play a vital role in enhancing cross-cultural understanding through their significant components such as history, language, arts, literature, economics, sociology, public opinion, and other related disciplines. Through mutual understanding and cross-cultural collaboration, the HSS sciences can contribute to addressing contemporary world challenges, grasping emerging opportunities, and building global resilience. HSS research and reflections are needed, now more than ever, to facilitate multicultural collaboration and strategic planning for recovery, to enhance resilient educational and research systems, to ensure intercultural and reflective dialogue, and to promote creative initiatives for solidarity, diversity, and community healing.

Dates: 27/11/23 – 28/11/23
LocationPorto Accounting and Business School (ISCAP), Polytechnic Institute of Porto, R. Jaime Lopes Amorim s/n, 4465-004 São Mamede de Infesta, Portugal
Programme: click here 

Registration Fees for Conference Presenters:
150€ for Academics and Professionals.
90€ for Students, FLSH members and CEOS Researchers.
60€ for virtual Participants 

Late Registration
200€ for Academics and Professionals.
130€ for Students, FLSH members and CEOS Researchers.
60€ for virtual Participants

Registration Fees for Attendees
60€ for Academics and Professionals.
FREE for Students, FLSH members and CEOS Researchers* (registration is mandatory)
Virtual participation is not possible.
 *no meals are included.


→ Abstract Submission Deadline is Extended until 20 October 2023
→ Abstract submission: 30 June 2023
→ Acceptance notification: Between 15 July and 25 October 2023
→ Final version of the Article: 30 October 2023
→ Early-bird Registration: From 16 July to 30 October 2023
→ Late Registration: From 01 to 15 November 2023
→ Registration for attendees: till 24 November
→ Conference: 27-28 November 2023

More info here.

♦ Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques

This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations and applications in the field of sustainable construction materials and structures, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 14th International scientific conference “Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques” (MBMST 2023), held in Vilnius, Lithuania on October 5–6, 2023. It covers topics such as modern building materials and their production technologies; investigation and design of reinforced concrete, steel, glass, timber and composite structures; innovative calculation techniques for bridges; geotechnics; new building technologies and management; building information modelling. The contributions, which were selected through a rigorous international peer-review process, share exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster new multidisciplinary collaborations.

Dates: 05/10/23 – 06/10/23
Location: Konstitucijos pr. 14, Vilnius, 09308 Lithuania
Programme: click here

→ Participant (oral or poster presentation): 400€* or 500€**
→ Student, (oral or poster presentation). Valid student card/ID with picture should be presented during registration : 250€* or 300€**
→ Accompanying person : 300€* or 350€**
→ Company presentation and/or equipment: Please contact organizing committee 

* – If the fee is submitted before May 1, 2023
** – If the fee is submitted after May 1, 2023
*** – If the student wants to join Gala Dinner, additional payment must be paid (150 Eur)


→ May 15, 2023 – Deadline (extended) for registration and full paper submission for review
May 31, 2023 – Notification of paper acceptance
June 30 , 2023 – Submission of corrected final papers (corrected papers according to review report)
July 10, 2023 – Notification of acceptance of final papers
July 15, 2023 – Deadline for payments for all conference authors of the articles (if you don’t pay until 15th July 2023, your Articles will be not published as full-page in the electronic Conference Material and not included in the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ISI Proceedings database)
October 5–6, 2023 – The event

♦ International Language Week

The eighth edition of the International Language Week 2023 will be held between October 16-20, 2023, at the Porto Accounting and Business School ISCAP-P.Porto, Portugal.
It is being organized by our Languages Department in cooperation with the Language Centre and the Institute for Intercultural Communication of Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (co-hosts). This year’s edition, dedicated to the motto “LinguaCulture² – Rethinking Language and Culture in the Digital Era”, proposes debating digitalisation’s problems and issues, as well as their impact on current teaching practices. Recent advancements in AI will certainly alter how language and cultural studies’ lecturers instruct and evaluate linguistic and cross-cultural competences, bringing this topic to the forefront.
Bringing together lecturers, researchers, trainers, scholars, and undergraduate as well as graduate students, we would like to present different views on an interdisciplinary dialogue and reflections on experiences, practices, and strategies in different fields of expertise.

Dates: 16/10/23 – 18/10/23
LocationISCAP Porto Accounting and Business School, Polytechnic of Porto, Rua Jaime Lopes Amorim, 4465-004 S. Mamede de Infesta, Portugal
Programme: click here
→ Students and doctoral candidates: 25€
→ P.Porto Staff Members: 50€
→ Participants without contributions: 90€
→ Onsite presentations: 180€
Fees are per participant, not per contribution submitted. Therefore, each participant must register individually and send us proof of payment.”


→ Submission of proposals: June 10, 2023
→ Author notification: June 15, 2023
→ Regular registration: August 31, 2023 – Please use the form below
→ Registration extended deadline: September 30, 2023, with fees 180 Euro (face-to-face presentations), and 90 Euro (participants without contributions).

Environmental Engineering

The Conference will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, managers and professionals worldwide to sum up the achievements and highlight the problems. Such a Conference would be an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, exchange knowledge and experience, and extend your contacts list.
Once every three years the faculty organises the International Conference “Environmental Engineering”. The conference “Environmental Engineering” is devoted to the analysis of relevant environmental and water engineering issues as well as to the spread of key road and railway research, the presentation of state-of-the-art geodesy and cadastre technologies, the analysis, assessment and optimization of researches on the energy supply and use systems.

Dates: 27/04/23 – 28/04/23
Location: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Saulėtekio av. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania)
Programme: click here 

→ Participant (oral or poster presentation): 300€* or 400€**
→ Student, (oral or poster presentation). Valid student card/ID with picture should be presented during registration : 150€* or 200€**
→ Accompanying person : 200€* or 250€**
→ Company presentation and/or equipment: 1m2 – 200€
(minimum fee – 550€)
→ Virtual participation fee : 250€

* – If the fee is submitted before 20 March, 2023 or ** – If the fee is submitted after 20 March, 2023

→ 5 December, 2022 – Deadline for registration and abstract submission
→  16 January, 2023 – Submission of full papers for publishing
→  20 February, 2023 – Submission of corrected final papers (according to reviewer’s reports) from authors