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Winners of the Vision Session Awards and Poster/Demo Awards

Modified: Thu, 26 May 2022 13:42:46 +0000
Published: 26 May 2022

List of all Vision Session Submissions

1st Place – Multimedia Interactive Policy Research: What's That?, Javier Guillot, Bruno Paschoal, and Caio Werneck, Hertie School of Governance – Berlin
2nd Place – Goodbye Static, it's Time for Interactive and Dynamic Publishing, Rebecca Lawrence, F1000 Research Ltd
3rd Place – Why are we so Attached to Attachments?  Let's Ditch them and Improve Publishing, Kaveh Bazargan, River Valley Technologies

The FORCE2015 Vision & Great Ideas session, inspired by Robin Williams’ remark, "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world,” gave attendees a chance to bring up an idea that might help change the future of scholarly communication. Anita Bandrowski, Theodora Bloom, and Daniel S. Katz organized the submission and acceptance process, and ran the session. Three speakers were awarded prizes based on audience feedback immediately after the presentations. The first prize went to Javier Guillot and the OndaPolitica team who presented their ideas on how to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners in the field of public policy, pointing out that existing digital tools and workshops can be combined to reach wider audiences more effectively. Second prize was awarded to Rebecca Lawrence discussing how the elements in publications can be made more interactive and dynamic. Third prize was given to Kaveh Bazargan proposing how a paper can be created in a single electronic format that allows the authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers all to have different views of the same underlying document, removing layers of unnecessary work for everyone. The other topics discussed included: how machine-readable connections between actors, processes, and elements of the scholarly web could be enabled (Herbert van de Sompel), how research objects that are not just papers can be published (Scott Edmunds), how recent infrastructure has allowed us to make progress on helping researchers get credit for all their work (Euan Adie), how journals can involve researchers in deciding what happens to the value they generate (Dan Morgan), and how the research process can be captured so that all of it is available, not just the final outputs (Chris Chapman). 

List of all Poster and Demo Submissions

The FORCE 2015 Poster and Demo awards were given to highlight the most interesting, exciting and unique thoughts, ideas and technology for changing the future of research communication. An initial committee Kaitlin Thaney, Paul Groth, Paul Groth, Arfon Smith and Ian Mulvany curated the submissions. During the conference a jury David De Roure, Anita de Waard, Geoffrey Bilder and Paul Groth, selected the 3 award winners below. The jury were looking for uniqueness, applicability, insightfulness and quality of presentation. The following awards were given: 


101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: the Changing Research Workflow
Presenter: Bianca Kramer, Utrecht University Library
Co-Presenter: Jeroen Bosman


Making the whole research map available: interactivity and multimedia in policy reseach
Presenter: Bruno Paschoal, Hertie School of Governance
Co-Presenter: Caio Wemeck and Javier Guillot

BEST DEMO Turn your Notes and Highlights into Research Ideas
Presenter: Michele Pasin,