Open Science Conference 2018

Information
Date: 
13/03 - 14/03
Location: 

Berlin

The Open Science Conference 2018 is the 5th international conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences. 

The Open Science movement focusses on research data management in general and since most recently on FAIR data principles, i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable research data. Within this context the thematic focus of this year’s conference will be on FAIR principles of research data and supporting research data infrastructures. Invited as well as carefully selected talks, hands-on reports and panel discussions will cover both the view of research data infrastructures and the view of the scientific communities. 

Within this context, this call invites providers and users of research data infrastructures, librarians, and scientists to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):

· Innovations and experiences with open research data infrastructures and repositories.

 

· Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing, and sharing of research data.

 

· Best practices and case studies dealing with FAIR research data principles and secondary data use.

 

· Contributions on current data initiatives such as, for example, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and others.

 

· Experiences and empirical studies on the use of open research data by the academic community and on the requirements of the individual researchers.

 

Please submit your English abstract which describes the main idea and the practical relevance, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability and openness. The abstracts may not be longer than 500 words. 

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee and a review board based on the criteria practical and innovative relevance, sustainability, and openness. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster and a lightning talk at the conference. The abstract, the poster and the lightning talk must be submitted and presented in English. 

To also contribute to the open science movement, the programme committee will publish the scientific justification for acceptance on the conference website. All accepted posters (including the abstract) will be displayed on the conference website in advance. Additionally, the posters will be listed in the conference brochure.

Please send your submission as PDF document via EasyChair (requires free EasyChair account): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=osc2018

 

Important dates

· Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2017

 

· Notification of acceptance / rejection: November 13, 2017

 

· Final abstract and poster submission: February, 05, 2018

 

· Conference dates: Berlin (Germany), March 13–14, 2018

 

Programme Committee

Thomas Köhler, Technical University Dresden

Stephanie Linek, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)

Peter Mutschke, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Marc Rittberger, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)

Andreas Witt, Institute for the German Language (IDS)