Welcome and Opening: "Redefining the Scientific Record"
Dr. Elisabeth Niggemann, Director General, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig und Frankfurt am Main
Sander Dekker, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, The Netherlands
Keynote 2: Can Creators and Curators Redefine the Scientific Record?
Professor Dr. David Black, Secretary General of ICSU (International Council for Science), Paris, and Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney
There has alway been a crucial linkage between creators and curators of scientific knowledge. The creators need the curators so that they can establish their reputations, and the curators need the steady generation of new scientific knowledge. The advent of the Internet has changed the balance of the relationship between creators and curators, but the interdependency remains. There is also a greater call for open access to publication, and this brings a need for more appropriate controls. The talk will deal with aspects of the relationship from the point of view of a researcher, and also describe steps being taken by the International Council for Science to deal with aspects of open access, and the use of metrics for the assessment of quality.
The Future of Academic Publishing: The Chemists' Point of View
Professor Dr. Wolfram Koch,Executive Director, German Chemical Society (GDCh), Frankfurt am Main
The academic publishing landscape is rapidly changing. Among the buzz words are open access, big data, and quality control. The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker has very recently published a position paper "On the Future of Scientific Publishing" focusing in particular on open access. The main points of this position paper will be presented. In addition, some of the aspects which make chemistry special in scientific publishing will be addressed. Among these are the dominant role of Learned Societies as publishers, the importance of intellectual property rights and of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the special requirements of chemistry due to the importance of structural information, and finally the widespread conservatism among chemists when it comes to changes of the existing system.
CHORUS: A Solution for Public Access
Dr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and CEO, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD
Session: Big Data: Researchers' Perspectives on Hype, Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives
Chair: Jon Treadway, Senior Analyst, Science & Scholarly,Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, London
"Big data" has become a buzz phrase in fields from policy-making to advertising. Sharing, creation and analysis of data has the potential to transform the scientific record and further research, but grappling with "big data" is complex and challenging.
Big Data and International Scientific Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Simon Hodson, Executive Director CODATA (ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), Paris (accepted provisionally)
Publishing Large BioImage Datasets with Bio-Formats and OMERO: A Report from the Real World
Dr. Jason Swedlow, Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology, University of Dundee and President, Glencoe Software (confirmed)
Science Funding and Science Policy: Big Data as a Tool for Supporting the Research Funding Process
Christian Herzog, ÜberResearch GmbH, Köln
Coffee & Tea and Networking
Session: All about Metrics
Chair: Mayur Amin, Senior Vice President of Research, Elsevier, Oxford
Altmetrics - building a broader Picture of Impact
Dr. Paul Groth, Assistant Professor, Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group, Department of Computer Science & the Network Institute, Free University of Amsterdam
Altmetrics - from Hype to Opportunity (Mike Taylor goes beyond the noise to present seven distinct uses for Altmetrics)
Mike Taylor, Technology Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs, Oxford
The 'Finch Report' and the Transition to OA: Long Term Monitoring of Progress
Michael Jubb, Executive Director, Research Information Network (RIN), London
APE Lecture Guest Lecture
Professor Dr. Bernhard Sabel, Editor-in-Chief, "Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience", Medical Faculty, Otto-v.-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
The Psychology of Innovation. Where Academia and Business meet or not.