Thursday, April 28, 2005

OAI4 call for contributions and participation

OAI4 call for contributions and participation

The Organizing Committee invites you to attend the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI4) from 20th-22nd October 2005. This fourth workshop in the series, which began life as the Open Archives Initiative Workshop in 2001, is a forum for technical issues associated with scholarly communication.

Details are found on the conference web site where registration will open from 2nd May 2005.

For the first time, a call for contributions is being made. Submissions are welcome from 2nd until 31st May 2005. Contributions to the technical session on Thursday 20 October will deal with the latest in computing
and information technology that can be used in scholarly communication or that has been specifically designed for such use. For the Friday, 21 October sessions, we invite contributions on innovative applications of OAI technologies to scholarly communication and issues connected with managing repositories and the relationships with publishers. For the session on Saturday morning, we invite contributions on how OAI
technologies can be used to enhance the distribution of primary scientific data.

We also invite suggestions for breakout sessions as well as posters for a poster session. These contributions can deal with any issue related innovation in the scholarly communication process.

Confirmed sessions are already entered into the agenda but check back from time to time to see the new slots as these are added. Conference announcements will also be placed on the website

On behalf of the OAI4 Organising Committee,

Thomas Krichel