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Tuesday, 1st September (1st Conference Day)



08:15 – 09:15


09:15 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:30

Keynote Speech

“Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries”

Prof Gowan Dawson, University of Leicester

Chair: Milena Dobreva

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00

Session What’s in it for me? Engaging with citizens and professionals

Session Chair: Leslie Chan

Lay summaries for research articles: a citizen science approach to bridge the gap in access

Monica Duke, University of Bath

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES – Development of a roadmap for citizen researchers in the age of digital culture

Mauro Fazio, Italian Ministry of Economic Development Borje Justrell, National Archives in Sweden

Collaborating on open science: The journey of the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Constance Rinaldo, Harvard University; Jane Smith, Natural History Museum London

Connecting researchers and professional users in environmental sciences: a case study of open access e-journal Sciences Eaux & Territoires

Caroline Martin, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea), France

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

Session – Enhanced publishing & new paradigms

Session Chair: Jan Engelen

Session – Discovery and digital libraries

Session Chair: Panayiota Polydoratou

Sustainable software as a building block for Open Science

Timo Borst, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Towards privacy aware semantic digital libraries

Owen Sacco, University of Malta John Breslin, National University of Ireland, Galway

EPUB 3 and the open web platform for enhanced presentation and machine-understandable metadata for digital comics

Pieter Heyvaert, Ghent University

Building a social semantic library

Maria Nisheva-Pavlova, Sofia University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

From print to ebooks: a hybrid publishing toolkit for the arts

Margreet Riphagen, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

On key bespoke tools to support electronic academic document discovery

Fernando Loizides, Cyprus University of Technology

Open access and research assessment: Dealing with open access requirements in practice

Dominic Tate, University of Edinburgh

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Minute madness: Posters & demonstrations (5-7 min each, 10-15 min demo)

Chair: Fernando Loizides


A new digital multimedia form of edition: the eTalks (demonstration)

Claire Clivaz, University of Lausanne


How to re-use research data in social sciences? About producing a good ethical and legal practices guideline for the online dissemination

Véronique Ginouvès, Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (tbc)

COAR – Confederation of Open Access Repositories: Aligning repository networks

FOSTER open science training – From the topics to the course

Maxie Gottschling, University of Göttingen

Social reading and eBooks

Harri Heikkilä, Aalto University

Researchers and open data – Attitudes and culture at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Peter LindeBlekinge Institute of Technology

Exploration of Professional Social Networks and Opinions about Scholarly Communication Tools among Italian Astrophysicists

Monica Marra, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

Data management in Greece: an attempt to fill in the gap

Elli Papadopoulou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki

The Finnish roadmap for open science and research

Pekka Olsbo, University of Jyväskylä

Infrastructures for policies: How OpenAIRE supports the EC’s open access requirements

Tony Ross-Hellauer, University of Göttingen

17:30 – 18:30

ELPUB Committee Meeting


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 2nd September (2nd Conference Day)



09:00 – 09:30



Keynote Speech

“Electronic Publication: Intended and Unintended Consequences”

Gail Feigenbaum, Getty Research Institute

Chair: Birgit Schmidt

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Panel Discussion

What is the Future of Publishing?

Introductory keynote:  “The modern days challenges of disruptive technology: A case of evolution rather than revolution?”

Donald Tabone and Adrian Hillman

Panelists: Laurent Romary (INRIA, DARIAH), Andrea Scharnhorst (DANS), Wim van der Stelt (Springer), Xenia van Edig (Copernicus Publications),
Enrico Gazzano (PubCoder

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30

Session – Open access and open science

Session Chair: Peter Linde

Session – Use and reuse of data

Session Chair: Andrea Scharnhorst

Measuring the usage of repositories via a national standards-based aggregation service: IRUS-UK

Ross MacIntyreJisc: Mimas

Data policies and data archives: A new paradigm for academic publishing in economic sciences

Sven Vlaeminck, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

The OpenAIRE2020 Gold Open Access Pilot: Testing Emerging Business Models for Publishing

Pablo De Castro, LIBER, The Netherland and Catherine Sharp, UCL, UK

Is Europe falling behind in data mining Copyright law’s impact on data mining in academic research

Joan-Josep Vallbé, University of Amsterdam

Open access in scientific communication: Bulgaria’s current open access policies within the international context

Alexander Dimchev, Rosen Stefanov, University of Sofia

Finding the law for sharing data in academia

Esther Hoorn, University of Groningen and Marlon Domingus, Erasmus University Rotterdam

We should not light an open access lamp and then hide it under a bushel!

Santiago Chumbe, Heriot Watt University

Open data in global environmental research: Findings from the Belmont Forum’s open data survey

Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen

Journals’ editorial practices – A survey of Croatian open access journals

Jadranka Stojanovski, University of Zadar

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30

Closing Session

19:30 – 23:00

Conference Dinner

Thursday, 3rd September (Post-Conference Day)

Launch of DARIAH-Malta (open for foreign guests) – Morning

Workshop – Morning:Shaping the future for e-Publishing

Workshop – Afternoon:The role of knowledge maps for access to Digital Archives

9:00 – 13:00        Joint session with the launch of DARIAH-Malta

14:30-15:30         Case studies and recent research from the COST network

A new use of citation context for document retrieval (Haluk O.Bingol – Turkey)

Maltese Paliamentary Queries Analysed and Visualised (Joel Azzopardi, Charlie Abela, Mike Rosner – Malta)

15:30-16:30         Case studies and recent research from the COST network

Visualisation in cultural institutions (panel discussion with the participation of Tobias Blanke, Jadranka Stojanovski, Andrea Scharnhorst – tbc)

Friday, 4th September (Post-Conference Day)

Workshop – Whole Day:The role of knowledge maps for access to Digital Archives

9:00 – 10:30         A duo of examples from Australia

9:00 – 9:30           Digital and Non-Digital Cultural Methods For Mapping the World Around Us (Professor Erik Champion)

Erik Champion is Professor of Cultural Visualisation at the School of Media Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University, Australia, and Theme Leader of Visualisation at the Curtin Institute of Computation. He was recently Acting Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities. Prior to joining Curtin University he was Project leader of DIGHUMLAB, in Denmark, a consortium of four Danish universities, hosted at Aarhus University. Here he also worked with EU research infrastructures and projects, acting as the “Research and Public Engagement” co-leader for

From 2008 to 2011 he was Associate Professor and Director of Research and Graduate Studies at the Auckland School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. His Ph.D. dissertation was undertaken in two Faculties (Architecture and Geomatics, Engineering) at the University of Melbourne, on an ARC SPRIT grant with industry partner Lonely Planet Publications. He has worked for Hansen Technologies, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).

His recent books are Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), and the edited book Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012). His latest book is Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage, out soon in Ashgate’s Digital Humanities Series.

9:30 – 10:00 Generous Interfaces for Digital Archives  (Mitchell Whitelaw)

Mitchell Whitelaw is an academic, writer and practitioner with interests in new media art and culture, especially generative systems, data-aesthetics, and digital cultural collections. His work has appeared in journals including Digital Humanities Quarterly, Leonardo, Digital Creativity, Fibreculture, and Senses and Society. His current work spans materiality, data and culture, with a practical focus on creating “generous interfaces” for digital heritage. He has worked with institutions including the State Library of NSW, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Australia, developing innovative interfaces to their digital collections. Mitchell is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design<> at the University of Canberra<>.
The talk will be largely a demonstration of some practical interface / visualisation projects, and a discussion of the attributes of these “generous interfaces”.

11:00 – 12:30 Educational aspects

Creating Curriculum on Information Visualisations in Small Nations (Fernando Loizides, Cyprus)

An attempt for teaching programming to the masses (Haluk BIngol, Turkey)

A view from students (Dimitris Iliadis, Elli Papadopoulou)

14:00 – 16:00 Educational and explorative aspects

Visualizing information flows in a Trusted Digital Repository (Henk van den Berg, Andrea Scharnhorst, The Netherlands)

ARIADNE – an interactive interface to explore large scale bibliographic spaces (Rob Koopman, The Netherlands, tbc)

Closing discussion and future steps

Scale, Openness and Trust: New Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science

ELPUB 2015