Lorentz-eScience Competition

Every year the eScience Center and the Lorentz Center invite researchers to join the Lorentz-eScience competition. This year the competition aims to host a leading-edge workshop on explainable AI for science. High predictive accuracy AI models are often used to tackle data-driven research challenges. AI explainability technology is an important instrument in building trust in AI solutions, while enabling new insights and scientific discoveries.The workshop should bring together researchers and AI experts from the academic community and the public/ private sector.

The winner will organize a workshop at the Lorentz Center@Snellius in Leiden, the Netherlands.


What we seek
• an innovative scientific program, that takes us beyond current boundaries
• an open and interactive format, with few lectures
• at least one scientific organizer based within and one outside the Netherlands
• at least one scientific organizer from academia and one from the public/private sector

What we offer
• a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people in the second half of 2022
• support from explainable AI experts from the eScience Center-SURF Alliance Project DIANNA
• travel and accommodation reimbursements
• no registration fees or other organizational costs
• a professional support organization, under the philosophy ‘you do the research, we do the rest’

• a 1-page expression of interest by 29 May 2021
• a full application by 20 July 2021
• final decision mid August 2021
• submit applications to: proposal@lorentzcenter.nl


Competition Review Board 
Arjen Doelman - director Lorentz Center
Joris van Eijnatten - director Netherlands eScience Center
Elena Ranguelova - eScience Center
Rob van Nieuwpoort - eScience Center
Matthijs van Leeuwen - Leiden University

Please find answers to several FAQs here.

Programme director eScience Center

Eduardo Herrera Malatesta
scientific coordinator Lorentz Center

Wendy van der Linden
program coordinator Lorentz Center





Lorentz-eScience call winners



Technologies for Enhanced Documentation of African Languages: creating synergies

Sara Petrollino, Leiden University

Felix Ameka, Leiden University

Daan van Esch, Google

Mmasibidi Setaka, South African Center for Digital Language Resources

Emmanuel Prof Ngue Um, University of Yaoundé 1



Hot but Habitable: Innovating to Adapt to Heat Waves of the Future

Hunter Jones, NOAA

H.A.M. Daanen, VU Amsterdam

Joy Shumake-Guillemot, World Meteorological Organization

Peter van den Hazel, Public Helath Services Gelderland & Overijssel



Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Vincent Lengkeek, Joint Sigint Cyber Unit

Roy Lindelauf, NLDA The Hague
Arnout van de Rijt, Utrecht U

Paulo Shakarian, ASU Phoenix

V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College



Crowdsourcing for Medical Image Analysis

Lora Aroyo, VU Amsterdam

Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology

Veronika Cheplygina, Eindhoven University of Technology
Danna Gurari, UT Austin

Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Amsterdam



eWUDAPT: Bringing eScience to Urban Climate Mapping and Modelling

Alexander Baklanov, WMO Geneva

Bert Holtslag, Wageningen UR

Gerald Mills, UCD Dublin
Gert-Jan Steeneveld, Wageningen UR

Natalie Theeuwes, University of Reading


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