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Visions for the Future

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Session:  Visions for the Future

Organizers:  Anita de Waard and Eduard Hovy

Time:  Wednesday, March 20th, 15:00-16:30

Description:  Participants must present, in three minutes or less, how they will change scholarly communications and e-Science.  Presentations will be judged by a jury of leading scientists, develops and software revolutionaries, as well as the audience.  Winner will recieve the prestigious "Agent of Change" award.


  • How new/revolutionary is the idea?
  • What is the scope of the idea (e.g., size of subject area, aspects of workflow affected, etc.)
  • How easy is the idea to implement?
  • Which of the 6 points suggested in the Force11 Manifesto does the idea address — or does it add new categories?


Anita Bandrowski UCSD-Neuroscience Information Framework What is a catalog and why is it useful?
Kaveh Bazargan River Valley Why publishers should publish an XML file and nothing else
Alexey Boyarsky Leiden University/ Science WISE Creating a Crowdsourcing Platform for Accelerating Returns in eScience
Fernando Chirigati New York University ReproZip: Packing Experiments for Sharing and Publication
Olga Giraldo Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Using nanopublications to model laboratory protocols
Carole Goble Manchester University Don't publish. Release!
Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford Embedding underpinning mechanisms for reproducibility: the ISA exemplar
Christophe Gueret Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) – KNAW The road towards a Web based data ecosystem and its implication for research information systems.
Stian Håklev University of Toronto An open alternative to Google Scholar
Graeme Hirst University of Toronto NLP methods for finding precedent research in the legacy literature
Jeffrey Lancaster Columbia University, USA An Open Source Citation Style Language (CSL) Editor
Stephen Larson One Mind for Research One Mind for Research: Scholarly communication in neuroscience in the broader context of society
Clifford Tatum Leiden University – CWTS The ACUMEN Portfolio – Accounting for alternative forms of scholarly output
Hal Warren American Psychological Association Publish Trust: A Payload of Provenance