May 20-21, 2014
OpenAIRE-COAR Pre-Conference (Programme)

 May 21-22, 2014
OpenAIRE-COAR Conference: "Open Access Movement to Reality: Putting the Pieces Together"
Venue: The Acropolis Museum

This conference is dedidaced to the memory of Fred Friend, a champion of Open Access and  a supporter and adviser of OpenAIRE.

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 Secretary of Research and Technology, Greece
Open Access in H2020 
Anni Hellman - European Commission
Re-imagining the role of institutional repositories in open scholarship
Leslie Chan - Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough
Global collaborative neuroscience: Building the brain from big data
Sean Hill - co-Director of Neuroinformatics in the Human Brain Project, École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
Session 1: Aligning Repository Networks
The value of repositories lies in their interconnectedness. This session will explore the implementation of repository infrastructures from around the world, both regional and thematic, and how they can be aligned.
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
Carmen Gloria Labbe, Deputy  General Manager  of RedCLARA 
World Bank
Jose de Buerba - Senior Publishing Officer, 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 in the institutional context and beyond
Research data are an integral part of the open access landscape. This session will look at the benefits of open data, how the institutions is placed to support the researcher, and how to integrate policies for data management in research workflows.
Chair: Tim Smith - CERN
Challenges and ways in managing research data in a large research-led institution
Jeff Haywood - Vice Principal Knowledge Management, University of Edinburgh  
Long tail of Science - Making the link from long tail to libraries
Chuck Humphrey - Research Data Management Services Coordinator, University of Alberta, Canada 
Allowing research data to shine: providing tangible credit for data sharing
Varsha Khodiyar - Editorial Biocurator at F1000Research
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. 
Chair: Jo McEntyre - PMC Europe/EBI
Legal challenges. Looking forward to the new licences for Europe
Prodromos Chiavos - Legal Adviser Greek Free/ Open Source Software Society, member of the LAPSI project
Content Mining in Practice: Challenges and opportunities for publishers
Cameron Neylon - Advocacy Director for PLOS
Argo: a platform for interoperable and customisable text analytics 
Sophia Ananiadou - School of Computer Science, Director, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 4: The impact of openness and how to evaluate research
Multi-faceted views 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
Next generation research evaluation: the ACUMEN Portfolio and web based information tools
Clifford Tatum - Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden University
Next generation metrics of scholarly performance
William Gunn -  Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley
REISearch: Increasing impact through the collaboration between old and new media
Erika Widegen - Executive Director of Atomium Culture 
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 to save the world
Michael Taylor - Co-founder of Open Scholar, National Observatory Athens
Open Science: The Future of Scholarly Publishing
Kamila Markram - Neuroscientist, Co-founder and CEO of Frontiers
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
Norbert Lossau - Vice-President of Göttingen University
Giulia Ajmone Marsan - OECD, Country Studies and Outlook Division Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Gregory Grefenstette - INRIA Senior Researcher
Heather Joseph, SPARC Executive Director
Jarkko Siren, European Commission

 Download the Conference Programme in pdf 


  This conference is
under the auspices of
the Greek EU Presidency

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