CfP Open Science Conference 2017 in Berlin

March 21-22, 2017 in Berlin, Germany


The Open Science Conference 2017 is the 4th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is a continuation and development of the former Science 2.0 Conference. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum where researchers, librarians, practitioners, politicians, and other important stakeholders can discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.

The thematic focus of this call for project presentations is on “open educational resources”. Open educational resources include course materials (print and digital), modules, streaming videos, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support open access to knowledge.

Within this context, this call invites librarians, scientists, and university lecturers to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):

  • Innovative Open Science methods, applications and prototypes supporting daily scientific working routines
  • Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing and sharing of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Best practices and case studies for Open Science and Open Educational Resources
  • Repositories, networks and working platforms for open scientific communication, collaboration, exchange and access to knowledge

Please submit your abstract in English that describes the main idea and implementation degree of the project, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability, and the degree of openness. The project should be at least in a pilot phase. The abstracts may not be longer than 500 words.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee based on the criteria implementation status, innovation, 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 preferably as PDF document to the following email-address:

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 30th, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection: November 15th, 2016
  • Final abstract and poster submission: February, 15th, 2017
  • Conference dates: Berlin (Germany), March 21st – 22nd, 2017

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)

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