11-13 October 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

11-13 October 2021

Dear Experts, Supporters and Friends of Open Internet Search,

Bringing together the Open Internet Search community in Europe, involving science, computing centres, libraries, politics, legal and ethics experts and society, the Open Search Symposium series provides a forum to discuss and  advance the ideas and concepts of Open Internet search in Europe.

Call for Contributions:

We are pleased to call for your contributions to the 3rd international Open Search Symposium (OSSYM 2021) as hybrid conference to be held at CERN, Geneva, and Online, October 10-13, 2021. Abstract/paper submission is now open.


Formats and submission of contributions

We are calling for your active participation in the Open Search Symposium 2021 in various formats: with scientific papers, sharing of practical experiences or by introducing concepts and positions during presentations and in the different interactive sessions.

Full papers and abstracts presented at the OSSYM 2021 will be published in online proceedings following the event.

Please submit an extended abstract (1 page) or a full paper (4-6 pages) for any poster or oral presentation you are planning to present at the symposium. Submission of abstracts/full papers will open on 15 February and will close on 31 May 2021.

CERN Lightweight Account

In order to submit your contribution you will need to login. For this we would recommend that you create a CERN Lightweight account. Alternatively you can sign-in with eduGAIN or an external public service account (facebook, Google, Windows Live, Yahoo, orange).

Prepare your contribution

Please use the provided templates on the "Document Templates"page for either OpenOffice/LibreOffice or for Word. Please create a PDF file for submission.

Submit your contribution

Please click on "Submit new abstract" below for submission of your contribution and don't forget to add your PDF file as attachment.

On behalf of the symposium/organizing committee,

Dr. Andreas Wagner, CERN
Prof. Dr. Christian Guetl , TU Graz
Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer, Univ. Passau
Dr. Stefan Voigt, open search foundation



The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.