Gender gap in STEM: playing Mind the Gap at RCIS 2022

Our paper “Conceptual Integration for Social-Ecological Systems: An Ontological Approach” has been accepted and presented at the 16th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2022) which was held in Barcelona (Spain).

During the conference were discussed several important topics, including gender equality within the field. For example, Prof. Dr. Florence Sèdes from IRIT – Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier presented a keynote entirely dedicated to the debate on fairness, diversity and non-discrimination in Information Science. The dimension of gender was also included in one or the RCIS workshops called “1st Workshop on Ethical, Social and Environmental Accounting of Conferences: the case of RCIS 2022“.

At the conference we had the chance to informally introduce Mind the Gap (MtG), a co-created board game developed by Max during his PhD.

MtG is a partecipatory game that facilitates data collection and dialogue through role-playing and intersubjective dynamics. An exhaustive description of MtG can be found in Max’s thesis.