We are excited about being invited to participate in the think-tank discussions on the role of spin orbit coupling (SOC) in low dimensions with a focus on routes towards technological applications at the SOCSIS 2016 EU workshop, 26 of June – 02 July, Spetses, Greece. We are also delighted to present a talk on “Room temperature magnetic skyrmions and skyrmion dynamics in nanostructures”. The workshop will focus on SOC-induced effects in the various systems: Rashba interfaces, topological insulators, interface between oxides, graphene with enhanced SOC and other 2D materials, magnetic ultra-thin films with interface-induced chiral spin interactions as well as skyrmions and chiral domain walls in particular. The workshop will take place at the Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (A.K.S.S.) Foundation and it is organised by QCN (The Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology).