The largest conference in Europe dedicated to R&I policy evaluation invites submissions of extended abstracts and outlines for posters or multi-media contributions in four focal thematic areas to share methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation and to debate challenges of assessing the transformative relevance and impact of new R&I policies and their implications for evaluation theory and practice. Contributions do not need to refer to only one thematic area but can be cross-cutting.

We strongly encourage academic as well as policy and practice-based submissions. Thus, contributions from policy-makers, R&I councils, R&I funding agencies, policy experts, intermediary organisations, advanced students and academics are highly appreciated! Papers and posters from other policy fields which deal with transformation, sustainability and resilience are explicitly welcomed too!

The conference also encourages contributions with a view on European perspectives as well as contributions from countries outside Europe.

The extended abstracts and outline for posters or other contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The selected abstracts and posters are invited to give a presentation or present a poster or multi-media contribution at the conference. We also invite to submit a full paper for the conference proceedings, which will be published as a special issue of the ‘Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation’. The submission of a full paper, however, is not mandatory and does not affect the presentation.

Timetable for the call for extended abstracts and posters

The REvaluation Conference was supposed to take place 18-19 November 2021. Due to the drastic severance of the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria at that time, the Conference was postponed to 5-6 May 2022 and a call for new additional contributions was just re-opened.

Those whose extended abstracts have already been selected do not need to resubmit. Please just let us know if you will physically present your paper in Vienna in May 2022.

We offer an additional opportunity for submitting contributions to the conference in May by re-opening the call with the following dates:

  • 25 November 2021: Publication of the call for contributions for the new conference date May 5-6 2022.
  • 30 January 2022: Submission deadline for extended abstracts and outlines for posters or multi-media contributions
  • 4 March 2022: Selection decision and invitation for the submission of full papers and the production of posters or multi-media contributions
  • The conference proceedings will be published early 2022 as originally planned as a special issue #53 of the fteval Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation. Further articles can be included in the upcoming issue #55 of the Journal to be published in 2023. For further information for authors of the fteval Journal please visit the fteval Website.


The conference is dedicated to conceptual and methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation.

Core Strand #1 concerns all developments that have taken place and on all types of effects of R&I policies.

Strand #2 puts a spotlight on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on R&I policy, in particular on awarding practices.

In Strand #3 we ask how to conceptualise and assess the resilience of R&I systems and their contributions to more resilient economies and societies.

Strand #4 deals with the nature and the evaluative challenges and practices of transformation-oriented R&I policy.

The detailed descriptions of the conference strands can be found here: https://www.revaluation2021.eu/topics/


The extended abstract is around 4 pages (font size: 11pt, 1.5 line spacing, document format) and concisely informs about

  • the object and purpose of the presented policy/measure/evaluation/research;
  • the novelty (policy design, approach, methodology); and
  • the results (if already available).

Each extended abstract includes a very short summary at the beginning, information about the paper including results (if available), relevant references/literature and author(s) and affiliation(s).

Please include the following information:

  • author/co-authors (including surname/first name, affiliation, email address),
  • abstract, poster title and up to six keywords,
  • conference theme/s and pillar/s mainly addressed.

The posters should be presented on one page (format DIN A0).
Also multi-media submissions are possible.

Please consult our support documents for further assistance:


Please submit extended abstracts and posters to submission@revaluation2021.eu .