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[InetBib] 20. International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) 2016 - Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Göttingen, Germany)
Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas
7-9 June 2016, Göttingen, Germany

Conference web site: www.elpub.net<http://www.elpub.net>

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ELPUBConference

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Elpub2016

Proceedings will be published open access by IOS Press. Selected papers will be 
published in a special edition of the Journal Information Services & Use.


The International Conference on Electronic Publishing (Elpub) reaches its 20th 
anniversary! Elpub 2016 continues the tradition, and brings together scholars, 
publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all 
other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in 
widely differing contexts.

Elpub 2016 will have a fresh look on the current ecosystem of scholarly 
publishing including the positioning of stakeholders and distribution of 
economic, technological and discursive power. Elpub will also open the floor 
for emerging alternatives in how scholars and citizens interact with scholarly 
content  and what role dissemination and publishing plays in these 
interactions. Questions to be raised include: What is the core of publishing 
today? How does agenda setting in emerging frameworks like Open Science 
function and what is the nature of power of the referring scholarly discourses? 
How does this relate to the European and world-wide Open Science and Open 
Innovation agenda of funders and institutions, and how does this look like in 
publishing practice?

The conference will investigate the position and power of players and agents, - 
e.g. scholars and their networks, legacy and academia-owned publishers, 
research institutions and e-infrastructures - as well as their respective 
agendas. When looking at these interlinked topics, we aim to sharpen the view 
for current challenges and ways forward to reshape the publishing system. You 
are most welcome to join us in this exciting discussion!

Topics include but are not restricted to:
Enhancing publishing, access and reuse

·         Publishing models on the move (business and funding models, tools, 
services and roles)

·         Open access revisited (publishing solutions, mandates and compliance, 
licenses, recommendations, disciplinary initiatives)

·         New publishing paradigm (data publishing and citation, open pre/post 
publication peer review, executable papers, nano-publications)

·         Interoperability and standards (metadata, identifier, vocabularies, 
repository integration, scalability, middleware infrastructure)

Quality, trust, skills and competencies

·         Research integrity (authorship and contributor roles, scientific 
rigor, fraud and paper retraction, reproducible research)

·         Ethical and legal issues (authority, reliability, trust, copyright, 

·         New types of quality assurance (user comments, pre/post publication 
(open) peer review, etc.)

·         Maintaining high quality standards (cost transparency, management and 
monitoring of publication costs)

Transforming digital collections

·         Digital collections as data, from processing and visualisation to 
data citation and new types of publications

·         User engagement and interaction (strategies and incentives, models 
for participatory projects/experiments, data quality and management, open 
science, crowd-sourcing)

·         Reader / Information seeking behaviour and testing

·         Enhanced research infrastructures and publishing environments 
(digital humanities, tools, workflows, interoperability, digital editions)

Data mining and knowledge discovery

·         Big Data and its role in publishing (including use cases, 

·         Text and data mining (natural language processing, text harvesting, 
dynamic formatting)

·         Open Data, Open Linked Data (solutions, methods, tools, open data 

·         Association mining (knowledge linking, discovery, presentation)

·         Visualization (clustering, graphs, knowledge maps, augmented reality)

·         User behavior and personalization technologies (user studies, social 
tagging, recommendation services)

Measuring impact and reuse

·         Social networks and interaction analysis (author collaboration 
trends, publication trends)

·         Bibliometrics and Altmetrics

·         Author identifiers and profiles, citation and attribution


All submissions are subject to peer review. For each accepted paper, at least 
one author is expected to register for the conference to present the paper. 
Inclusion in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one 
author per paper.

Moreover, upon submitting a workshop or demonstration, the proposers commit 
that in case their submission is accepted, all people committed to support the 
event (speakers, lecturers, panel members, etc.) will physically attend and 
coordinate it.

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under 
review by another conference or by a journal. The accepted papers will be 
published by IOS Press in a digital format open access conference proceedings 
book. Papers will be indexed in DBLP, Scopus and other abstracting and indexing 

After the conference, selected papers will be published open access in the 
journal Information Services & Use 
(http://www.iospress.nl/journal/information-services-use/) under a Creative 
Commons license, subject to suggested alterations and suitable expansion of the 

Furthermore, all accepted papers and posters will be archived at the Elpub 
Digital Library: http://library.elpub.net/. All contents published in the Elpub 
proceedings are distributed 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.

Paper submission and review will be managed via the EasyChair system. To submit 
a paper, please use the appropriate template and follow the specific 
instructions available at the conference website (http://www.elpub.net).

All full papers, short papers and posters must be written in English and 
submitted via the EasyChair submission system in PDF format.

Submission guidelines

All submissions should be made via EasyChair. For all submissions follow the 
EasyChair link instructions and tools which are available at the following URL: 

Contributions are invited for the following categories:

·         Full papers (manuscript up to 10 pages)

·         Short papers (manuscript up to 6 pages)

·         Posters (abstract min. of 500 words submission and then with the 
option to publish a manuscript between 2 - 4 pages if the authors choose).

·         Workshops (abstract min. of 500 words)

·         Demonstrations (abstract min. of 500)

Important dates

26 October 2016 Call for Papers

1 November 2015 Submission Site Open

15 December 2015 Submission Deadline

8 February 2016 Author Decision Notification

7 March 2016  Submission of Camera Ready Version

15 April 2016 Early Bird Registration Deadline

20 May 2016 Final Registration Deadline

7-9 June 2016 Conference

Conference dates and location: 7-9 June 2016, University of Göttingen, Germany

Conference Host: University of Göttingen

General Chair: Birgit Schmidt, University of Göttingen, Germany

Programme Chair: Fernando Loizides, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Programme Committee

Ana Alice Baptista

University of Minho


Margo Bargheer

University of Göttingen


Chiara Bearzotti

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology


Leslie Chan

University of Toronto


Jan Engelen

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


Stamatios Giannoulakis

Cyprus University of Technology


Arunas Gudinavicius

Vilnius University


Alexia Kounoudes

Cyprus University of Technology


Peter Linde

Blekinge Institute of Technology


Fernando Loizides

University of Wolverhampton and Cyprus University of Technology


Natalia Manola

University of Athens


Eva Méndez Rodríguez

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Pierre Mournier

Open Edition


Panayiota Polydoratou

Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki


Andreas Rauber

TU Wien


Laurent Romary



Andrea Scharnhorst



Birgit Schmidt

University of Göttingen


John Smith

University of Kent


Josef Steinberger

University of West Bohemia

Czech Republic

Niels Stern



Xenia van Edig

Copernicus Publications


Jens Vigen



Marios Zervas

Cyprus University of Technology


Looking forward to your contributions to Welcoming you the conference,

Birgit Schmidt and Fernando Loizides

ElPub 2016 Chairs

ELPUB Conference Office
Göttingen State and University Library
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