11-13 October 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

11-13 October 2021

The 3rd International Open Search Symposium is 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.

Discuss interdisciplinary aspects of Open Search Technology

technical | ethical | legal | economic | awareness | application

Conference format

The conference will be held either fully online or as in a hybrid format on-site at CERN, Geneva, and online as a Web conference.


The Call for Contributions to the Open Search Symposium #ossym2021 is now closed. We are currently reviewing the contributions and will publish the timetable of the event towards mid-August.


Programme Committee

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke, L3S Research Center, Braunschweig, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alexander Decker, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Arjen P. de Vries, Radboud University, Netherlands
Dr. Christian Geminn, University Kassel, Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer, University Passau, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Prof. Dr. Andreas Henrich, University Bamberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke, Humboldt University Berlin & L3S, Hannover, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Jensen, Ostfalia University of Applied Science, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Kaicer, Faculty of Sciences Kenitra, Morocco
Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker, University Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and LMU, Munich, Germany
Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski, University of Applied Science, Hamburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Engelbert Niehaus, University Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany
Dr. Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Science, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christin Seifert, University of Twente, Netherlands
Dr. Stefan Voigt, Open Search Foundation, Germany
Dr. Andreas Wagner, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland


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