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May 21, 2014


Light lunch offered


Yannis Ioannidis - President and General Director, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center,  OpenAIRE 
Dimitrios Pandermalis  - Director of the Acropolis Museum, Professor of Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Christos Vasilakos - General Secreteriat, Ministry of Science and Technology Greece
Keynote from EC (tbc.)
Keynote speech  (tbc.)
Coffee break

Session 1: Aligning Repository Networks

The value of repositories lies in their interconnectedness. This session will explore the implementation of cross-regional repository infrastructures, their alignment and the benefits they bring global research.
Chair: Norbert Lossau - Vice-President of Göttingen University 
Donatella Castelli - CNR-ISTI,  OpenAIRE technical coordinator
Elliot Shore - Executive director Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 
RED CLARA/LaReferencia
World Bank
Jose de Buerba - Head of Marketing, World Bank
18.15-20.00 Guided tour of the museum
20.30 Conference dinner at the Lycabettus hill (Orizontes restaurant)

May 22, 2014

Session 2: Research data: the institutional context and beyond

Research data are an integral part of the open access landscape. This session will look at how the research institution is well placed to manage research data, what are the policies, responsibilities and workflows that need to be in place. The benefits of open data will also be stressed, and how the institution can meet the demands of modern science.
Chair: TBC
Challenges and ways in managing research data in a large research-led institution
Jeff Haywood - Vice-Principal, Knowledge Management, University of Edinburgh, UK
Long tail of Science - Making the link from long tail to libraries - 
Chuck Humphrey - Research Data Management Services Coordinator, University of Alberta, Canada 
Managing research data from a project perspective
10.45-11.15 Coffee break

Session 3: Maximizing the exploitation of open research results through text mining

Text mining has become an important new research method. This session will examine how to extract new insights from data and literature, what are the legal and technical barriers, and how to overcome them.
Legal challenges. Looking forward to the new licences for Europe
Prodromos Chiavos - Legal adviser to the Greek National Documentation Center, member of the LAPSI project
An OA publisher view
Cameron Neylon - Advocacy Director for PLOS
Infrastructure requirements and solutions
Sophia Ananiadou - School of Computer Science, Director, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester 

Session 4: The impact of openness and how to evaluate research

Perspectives on the impact of Open Access and Open Science; who it affects, how to increase and how to evaluate and measure research impact. 
Chair: Natalia Manola - University of Athens, OpenAIRE
Impact on developing countries
Leslie Chan - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough
Impact through social networks
Erika Widegen - Executive Director of Atomium Culture 
Next generation research evaluation: the ACUMEN Portfolio and web based information tools 
Clifford Tatum/Paul Wouters - Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden University
Next generation metrics of scholarly performance
15.30-16.00 Coffee break

Session 5: The now and the future of open scholarly communication 

A host of new initiatives are being developed that challenge the traditional scholarly publishing paradigm. This session will showcase some emerging models and initiatives that are gaining traction, and provide insight into a very different future for scholarly communications.
Chair: Paolo Manghi - CNR-ISTI, OpenAIRE
Open peer review
Pantelis Perakakis/Michael Taylor - Co-founders of Open Scholar
Author collaboration
Alberto Pepe/Nathan Jenkins - Co-founders of Authorea

Panel Discussion: How to align and move forward? What are the priorities?

The panel will be comprised of leaders who will be asked to be provocative, think outside of the box and describe how they see the future for scholarly communication in 5 years.
Chair: Yannis Ioannidis, OpenAIRE co-coordinator
panel members tbc.


This conference is
under the auspices of
the Greek EU Presidency