[open-science] ELPUB2017 CFP on Expanding Perspectives on Open Science, deadline for abstract submission extended to Jan. 15, 2107

Iryna Kuchma iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Thu Dec 15 14:44:14 UTC 2016

[Forwarded message from Leslie Chan <chan at utsc.utoronto.ca>]


Dear Colleagues,
The deadline for submission to ELPUB2017 has been
extended to Jan. 15, 2017. I've attached the original call below. Please
 help spread the words and consider a submission. Feel free to contact
me if you have a proposal for a presentation or for a session that
doesn't fit into the current framing.

Best wishes
Leslie Chan

International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB) 2017: Call For
Theme: Expanding Perspectives on Open Science: Communities, Cultures and
Diversity in Concepts and Practices

Conference dates and location : 6-8 June 2017, Limassol, Cyprus
Conference Host: Cyprus University of Technology
Conference Venue : Curium Palace Hotel
Website: http://elpub.net

 International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB) is entering
its 3rd decade of continuous engagement with the changing landscape of
publishing and scholarly communications. The conference this year will
focus on the diverse perspectives on Open Science, one of the most
widely discussed topics in research communications today.

 the common claims that Open Science improves transparency and
accountability throughout the research life cycle while democratizing
the knowledge production process, empirical research and conceptual
validation of these ideas has been limited. In addition, there is a
growing tendency to conceptualize Open Science as a set of conditions
waiting to be met, without regard for regional differences, including
cultural and historical contexts of knowledge production. We, therefore,
 invite researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to share
their results and ideas at what we hope will be a highly interactive

ELPUB is also exploring alternative models of interaction
and co-creation between scholars and citizen scientists and the role of
dissemination and publishing within these interactions. As such, the
conference is open to a broad range of questions, including:

● Who determines the agenda and direction of emerging discourses around
Open Science?
 How does Open Science challenge the current positions and power of
players and agents - in developing and developed countries, with
scholars and their networks, commercial and academia-based publishers,
research institutions and e-infrastructures, as well as their respective
● Are we seeing a converging global view of Open Science,
or are there disciplinary, regional, and other differences that are
important to consider?
● What are the gaps between existing Open
Science policies, regulatory frameworks, and implementation requirements
 and how should they be addressed?
● How do Open Science agendas
relate to the Open Innovation agendas of governments, funders and
institutions? What is the impact of these agendas on research funding
and dissemination practices?

By assessing these interlinked
questions, the aim is to improve our understanding of current challenges
 and opportunities in the ecosystem of open science, and how to move
forward collaboratively in developing an inclusive system that works for
 a broad range of participants. Please join us in this exciting

Topics include but are not restricted to:

Conceptual Frameworks
● Open Science and Knowledge Commons
● Gender and Open Science
● Political Economy of Knowledge Production
● Indigenous Knowledge and Cognitive Justice
● …

Open Science and Interdisciplinary research
● Open Science and Digital Humanities
● Social Science Research and Open Science
● Global Change Research and Open Science
● Web Science and Open Science
● Issues on Intellectual Ownership of Publications
● …

Open Science and the Research Lifecycle
● Diversity of Outputs and Representations
● Quality Assessment
● Alternative Forms of Publishing
● Evaluation and Monitoring
● …

Tools, Technology and Infrastructure
● Preservation of Digital Research Outputs
● Data Visualization
● Big Data Analytics
● (Linked) Open Data
● Collaboration Tools and Platforms
● …

Citizen Science
● Public Policy and Lay Participation
● Science Beyond Academia
● Incentives and Recognition
● Attribution for Data and Code Sharing
● …

Funding and Sustainability
● Governance of Shared e-Infrastructure
● Innovative Models
● Funders and Institutional Policies
● Policy Alignment
● …

 invite submissions in the form of an extended abstract (see format
below). All submissions are subjected to peer review. Authors whose
abstracts have passed the first round of peer review will be invited to
submit full papers. For each accepted paper, at least one author must
register for the conference to present the paper. The same requirement
applies for inclusion in the proceedings.

Moreover, all those
with accepted workshop or demonstration proposals must commit to
supporting the event (speakers, lecturers, panel members, etc.) by
physically attending and coordinating their activity.

submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under
review by another conference or by a journal. They will be published in
an indexed open access proceedings. Furthermore, all accepted papers and
 posters will be archived at the ELPUB Digital Library:
 All contents published in the ELPUB proceedings are open access via the
 conference archive under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution
license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction
in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

 full papers, short papers and posters should be written in English,
though other languages would also be considered, provided that an
English translation of the abstract is also made available.

Contributions are invited for the following categories:
● Full papers (manuscript up to 10 pages)
● Short papers (manuscript up to 6 pages)
● Practitioner and Developer papers (manuscript of any length for
presentation only)
● Posters (abstract min. of 500 words submission and then with the option
to publish a manuscript
between 2 - 4 pages if the authors choose)
● Pre-Conference workshops (abstract min. of 500 words)
● Early Stage Research and Practise (inviting early stage researchers,
practitioners and students
to submit their ideas and work (500 words) in an open discussion with
experts from the community
in the form of a workshop)
● Funders roundtable
● Demonstrations (abstract min. of 500)

All extended abstracts must be submitted via the EasyConference system by
Dec. 15, 2016.
Extended abstracts must be between 1,000 - 1,500 words and contain:
1. Title of the paper
2. Author(s) name and affiliation
3. Email
4. Type of paper you plan to submit (e.g. Full paper, short paper,
practitioner’s paper)
5. Key objectives of the study and significance
6. Design and Methodology
7. An overview of state of the art in the field
8. Outcomes thus far or expected outcomes
9. A bibliography
10. Keywords (maximum five)

Important dates:
1 November 2016 Submission Site Open
15 December 2016 Submission Deadline for Extended Abstracts - NEW DEADLINE
Jan. 15, 2017
20 January 2017 Author Decision Notification
15 March 2017 Submission of Full Paper for Final Review
1 April 2017 Return of final review
10 May 2017 Submission of Final Paper
30 May 2017 Proceedings uploaded
6-8 June 2017 Conference

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
General Chair: Fernando Loizides < fernando.loizides at gmail.com >
Emerging Interactive Technologies Lab., University of Wolverhampton, UK

Programme Chair: Leslie Chan <chan at utsc.utoronto.ca>,
Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto
Scarborough, Canada
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