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First International Workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience 2016)

First International Workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience 2016)

****   Co-sponsored by Research Data Alliance Europe and OpenAIRE2020  ****

Hannover, Germany, September 9th, 2016

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In conjunction with the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2016)

Proceedings published as Special Issue of the D-Lib Magazine Journal (

Workshop Objectives

This Workshop aims at becoming a forum to discuss ideas and advancements towards the revision of current scientific communication practices in order to support Open Science, introduce novel evaluation schemes, and enable reproducibility. As such it candidates as an event fostering collaboration between (i) Library and information scientists working on the identification of new publication paradigms; (ii) ICT scientists involved in the definition of new technical solutions to these issues; (iii) scientists/researchers who actually conduct the research and demand tools and practices for Open Science. The expected results are advancements in the definition of the next generation scientific communication ecosystem, where scientists can publish research results (including the scientific article, the data, the methods, and any “alternative” product that may be relevant to the conducted research) in order to enable reproducibility (effective reuse and decrease of cost of science) and rely on novel scientific reward practices.


The topics of this workshop are of interest to, but not limited to, the following research avenues:

  • Classification (models and ontologies), description (e.g. metadata), identity management of products of science different from the traditional article;
  • Representing, exchanging, sharing, assessing (peer-reviewing), depositing, preserving products different from the traditional article
  • Publishing workflows for products different from the traditional article, e.g. submission, review, scientific reward (e.g. software publishing, research data publishing)
  • Interlinking and contextualization of products: mining techniques, LOD, data models, relationships (citation, versioning) between research results, etc.
  • Findability of products of science: indexing, searching, browsing challenges;
  • Controlled access to products of science (e.g. anonymization, role-driven views)
  • “Packaging research results”: identification, representation, description (metadata), deposition, preservation, evaluation, and interoperability of “research results packages” (e.g. Research Objects, Elsevier’s “article of the future”, executable papers, RMap)
  • Systems, tools, paradigms, publishing workflows towards favouring repetition, replication, reproduction, or re-use of science.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. Submitted manuscripts will have to be in the range of 4000-5000 words and edited with OpenOffice Writer or Microsoft Word, following the "Matters of style" section in the author guidelines for D-Lib Magazine. 

Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a single-blind peer-review process by Program Committee members. Accepted papers will be published as a special issue of the D-Lib Magazine journal, in the first Quarter of 2017. To be published on the proceedings, accepted contributions should be revised according to the reviews and consider the feedback from the workshop. Moreover, at least one author is required to register and present the paper at the workshop.

Submission System

Research papers must be submitted via the workshop submission system, available at:

Important dates

  • Research paper submission: July 4th, 2016 – 23:59 CET
  • Notification of acceptance: August 1st, 2016
  • Revised paper re-submission: after workshop date, to be agreed with D-Lib Magazine
  • Workshop day: September 9th, 2016

Workshop Organisers

  • Amir Aryani, Australian National Data Service, Australia
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Paolo Manghi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, ISTI), Italy
  • Jochen Schirrwagen, Bielefeld University Library, Germany


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