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SUNDAY, 11 JANUARY 2015 E-Research Center
08:00 – 18:00
Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops – e-Research Center
13:00 – 18:00
Pre-Conference Workshops – e-Research Center
18:00 – 24:00
HACKATHON – Sponsored by CrossRef – e-Research Center Room 278
MONDAY, 12 JANUARY 2015 Mathematical Institute
08:00 – 18:00
Registration for FORCE2015 – Mathematical Institute
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Session: Introduction and Updates
Maryann Martone, FORCE11 President
09:15 – 09:25
At FORCE2015 we will be marking the 350th anniversary of the journal's publication examining the history and impact of the Philosophical Transactions. This will allow us to open further conversation around such issues as:
• Is the scholarly article still fit for its purpose in this data-driven world, with new interdisciplinary methodologies and increasing automation?
Speaker: Pip Willcox, Bodlian Libraries, University of Oxford
09:25 – 10:30
Citizen Science projects have led a vast and distributed crowd of volunteers to contribute to science, whether in classifying distant galaxies, discovering planets or exploring the Serengeti. These projects, part of the world leading Zooniverse platform, have been remarkably successful in encouraging volunteers to go on to make discoveries and do more advanced work, yet real barriers to engagement still exist. Zooniverse principal investigator and University of Oxford Astronomer, Chris Lintott, will tell the story of the recent rise of citizen science, and explore what spurs and them stops his community of more thatn a million volunTeers from taking their interest further.
Speaker: Chris Lintott, University of Oxford
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
Updates from 1K and FORCE11 Activities
Session Chair: Maryann Martone
11:30 – 12:45
Networks and social tools are enabling new forms of research dissemination and scholarly discourse, and with these, we are seeing the emergence of a diversity of scholarly artifacts, research objects and participants (e.g. citizen scientists) in various contexts. Instead of a homogenized communication framework (such as the traditional journal), how do we collectively design systems that value the diversity of research communities (particularly those in low resource settings) having different needs, priorities and cultural values regarding the outcomes and impact of research?
12:45 – 14:15
Lunch and Tour to visit Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
14:15 – 15:15
Scientific data are unruly: heterogeneous, dynamic, variable in scale and granularity, and wrapped in expectations about value. Managing data requires the research communities to acknowledge values surrounding data and, in an environment of finite resources, to reconcile those values with the practicalities of management.
Speaker: Amy Friedlander, National Science Foundation
15:15 – 15:45
Ice Cream Break
A “Nitro Ice Cream Parlour” will be serving up delicious ice cream for the delegates of the conference. This is a fun, unique type of break sure to be remembered by all.
15:45 – 17:00
A panel discussion. This session will explore (1) whether scholarly research really *ought* to aim for reproducibility, or for "transparency", or some other standard; and (2) if achieving the ability to properly validate research today, whether virtually or otherwise, requires changes to the scholarly article.
Session: Summary of the Day
DATA, DEMOS, POSTERS, FOOD AND DRINKS
Good eats, posters, and demos to enliven your conversation and spark collaboration.
18:30 – 19:30 Even # demo/posters
All Demo and Posters in Alphabetical Order by Presenter
Presenters: Please be at your poster/demo during the times listed above.
TUESDAY 13 JANUARY 2015 Mathematical Institute
09:00 – 10:00
Libraries are developing deep and broad partnerships and are engaging in transformational change to achieve results that scale for contemporary researchers, scholars, and students. The result is an exciting advance in access, with new opportunities for applications for research, teaching, and learning. However, despite the appealing lure of open access, there remain a number of challenges to resolve before realizing the goal of universal access. Sarah Thomas will draw on examples in the US and the UK which illustrate the development of new ways of working in a world in which technology provides the tool for people to accomplish a vision of a rich network of open resources which fosters the dissemination of ideas and knowledge.
Speaker: Sarah Thomas, Vice President Harvard Library, Harvard University
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:30
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." – Robin Williams.
This is your chance to get your idea on the map and help change the future of scholarly communication. Submissions are invited from anyone in attendance, to give a 5 min, 3 slide pitch on your idea. The pitch can be simply a problem and a solution, or a mature pitch for new or novel approaches.
The audience will vote on the best idea and the winner will be awarded a prize.
Euan Adie, Altmetric
11:30 – 13:00
This session will investigate how different types of scholarly products are valued in different contexts. Specifically, we will discuss metrics for evaluation, expertise finding systems, and attribution systems that value contributions. We will consider attribution provenance for multiple contributors and multiple contributions over time. Finally, we will consider how different types of scholarly contributions (e.g. papers, books, data, software, samples, etc.) are valued in different countries and in different domains.
13:00 – 14:15
Grab a Box Lunch and Join a Birds of a Feather Group
14:15 – 15:30
Science relies on funding. The models that have controlled scientific research funding for the last half century have brought us where we are today. But do they also contain the seeds of their own destruction? Despite the obvious benefits of rigorous peer review in funding cycles, excessively competitive review processes can encourage counter-productive behaviour by forcing scientists to compete rather than collaborate, to restrict rather than share access to data, and to make difficult for unconventional approaches or new researchers to gain a foothold in established disciplines.
The last decade has seen the rise of new models of collaboration. Force11 and various other Open initiatives have shown that groups with little money but strong community buy-in can accomplish a lot, in a short time. Are there lessons to be learned from these grassroots initiatives, that can inform the larger world of funding? Can we "improve" the current funding system to ensure incentives better align with best practice – and discourage poor or counterproductive practice? What is the best way of supporting networked, collaborative, and community-driven research? How can we best ensure reproducibility of results and interchange of data? What role can new funding models play in this data-centric infrastructures?
15:30 – 16:15
Session: Outcomes from Birds of Feather and Workshops
16:15 – 16:45
Traditional English Tea Break
And everything stops for tea…With fine china, traditional cakes and delicate finger sandwiches, there is no more quintessential British ritual than the ceremony and serving of Afternoon Tea.
16:45 – 18:00
This session looks at the state of the art in technology for research and research communication. It focuses primarily on technology that is being put into action today to change the way scholars are working. It does this by featuring technology demos from the community and the specific scholarship that those demos resulted in. The session will also feature conference specific interactive exhibits. Finally, the session will showcase the results of the FORCE15 hack-a-thon.
Hackathon results will be showcased in this session.
All Demo and Posters in Alphabetical Order by Presenter
18:00 – 18:30
It's now four years since the Beyond the PDF workshop in San Diego, which in my mind was the first significant get together of this stakeholder group. If you ask the question, what has changed since then, my sense is the answer will depend very much on who you ask. Attendees will likely say everything has changed; whereas your average researcher – producer of scholarship – will say very little has changed. Rather than debate where the arrow of the change meter lies, I will address the question, what should we do as agents of change such that in a further four years from now a researcher will say everthing has changed?
Speaker: Phil Bourne, National Institutes of Health