Jun 17 – 19, 2015
Graduate Institute & Campus Biotech (University of Geneva)
Europe/Zurich timezone


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Last message before your arrival

10.06.2015 - Dear OAI9 participant,

Just one week left! We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva. This year, the conference takes place in two different venues: the Global Institute (Wednesday) and the Campus Biotech (Thursday and Friday). For more information about these locations: http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/page/10  

We hope you will find at least some of the following information helpful. So do please read on!

LANGUAGE - First of all, if you don't speak French, don't worry; most people in Geneva speak English, but learning a few basics like 'merci' (thank you), 's'il-vous-plaît' (please), 'bonjour' (hello) and 'excusez-moi' (sorry) should help you get by.

REGISTRATION - On Wednesday, the registration desk is located in the entrance hall of the Global Institute. On Thursday and Friday, it is located in the entrance hall of the Campus Biotech. It will be open every day of the workshop from 8:15 in the morning until the end of the last presentation.

POSTER SESSION - The posters will be shown up in the Campus Biotech in the hall near the auditorium from Thursday until the end of the workshop.

LAPTOP COMPUTERS - Please bring your own. Note that the University of Geneva is member of Eduroam and that you can use your own credentials if your institution gives you the appropriate client software. We will also provide a generic login which will allow you to connect to our wifi.

SOCIAL EVENTS: SHARE YOUR DRINK - Wednesday 17th the traditional "drink sharing'" will take place in form of "share an apero". The event will take place in the main hall of the Uni Mail building (University of Geneva). This aperitif is a unique chance to network with your workshop colleagues and you may bring along some special drinks representing your region or your country. Following the aperitif participants are suggested to gather in groups and "land" in one of the many Geneva restaurants for dinner.
To get there: from Graduate Institute, step in the tramway 15 at the "France" stop, direction "Palettes". The 3rd stop is “Gare Cornavin” and the 8th stop is “Uni Mail”.
Uni Mail map

SOCIAL EVENTS: ARIANA MUSEUM - Thursday 18th June will be our social evening event. The Grand Hall of the Ariana, the Swiss Museum of ceramics and glass will open its doors especially for us, and its collections will be available for a visit.
After a greeting speech given by Dr. Paul Ayris, Chair of the OAI9 Organizing Committee, Workshop participants will be invited to enjoy the official welcome buffet

AIRPORT INFORMATION - If you arrive by plane, hold on to your boarding pass; don't forget to get your free bus ticket, valid for 80 minutes, for Geneva Public Transport (TPG) *before* you go through customs. The ticket machine for your free ticket is located between the baggage carousel and the customs (see: https://indico.cern.ch/internalPage.py?pageId=2&confId=211600). Then ask at your hotel for a “Geneva Transport Card” which allows you to move around freely by bus.

ELECTRICITY - If you are bringing electrical equipment, please note that although Swiss wall sockets are 220 volt, they consist of a non-typical, 3-pin, hexagonal type which are often (though not always) recessed into the wall, meaning the standard European plug will not necessarily fit. Bring your own adaptor. We have some we can lend out but not enough to give to every participant! A picture of a European-Swiss adaptor might help: http://www.internationalconfig.com/icc6.asp?item=30170

WEATHER - At the moment, it's temperate and sunny, around 20° Centigrade, with a light breeze. You may check the Swiss forecast: http://www.meteo-geneve.ch/ or http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/39?&search=geneva&itemsPerPage=10&region=world

EMERGENCIES - SECURITY - In public places, watch your luggage and personal items. Please notice that the premises of the workshop are not guarded. Emergencies phone numbers in Switzerland: Police: 117; Ambulance: 144.

CROSSING THE BORDER - Geneva State is almost totally surrounded by France so if you intend to cross the border it's important to carry your passport with you although Switzerland is part of Schengen Space.

PRE-CONFERENCE DSpace - A few seats are still available for the pre-conference organized by @mire and the DSpace Community Advisory Team (see: http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/page/4 ).

Lastly, we really hope you will enjoy the OAI9 workshop and if you have any questions or problems please let us know. The agenda is packed and we hope you get as much as possible out of the few days you will be with us. Of course, the best things you can get are some new friends and colleagues so please don't be afraid to look out for people wearing the OAI9 badges, and introduce yourself!

With best wishes for a safe journey,

Your Local Committee

OAI9 Last reminder

14.05.2015 - The OAI9 Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication, 17-19 June 2015, is fast approaching. For a detailed view of the Tutorials and Programme for the event, see https://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/timetable/#20150617

Applicants for the poster session have now been confirmed and over 30 posters will be available for viewing and discussion with the poster submitters in Geneva.

Registration for the Workshop closes on 30 May. The OAI Workshops are well known for providing a setting where developments in the world of scholarly communication are displayed and discussed. Do join us if you would like to be part of this conversation by registering to attend the Workshop at https://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/registration/

OAI9 Poster Decisions

07.05.2015 - The submitted posters are under review and the decisions will be sent in the coming days. Thank you for your patience.

OAI9 Poster Submission Deadline

The OAI Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication is being held in the University of Geneva on 17-19 June 2015. It has a call for posters. The deadline is 17 April 2015. See  http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/page/6 for more details.

The Workshop will contain 6 plenary session, focussing on the following topics:

  1. A Technical Open Access/Open Science session led by Herbert Van de Sompel
  2. Barriers and Impact
  3. Open Science Workflows: CHORUS and SHARE
  4. Quality Assurance
  5. Institution as Publisher
  6. Digital Curation and preservation of large and complex scientific objects

Use https://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/registration/ to register.

OAI9 Call for Posters


Apologies for cross-postings

The OAI9 Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication is taking place in the University of Geneva, 17-19 June 2015. See http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/. This is one of the most prestigious events on scholarly communication developments in Europe, and is held only every two years.

The academic programme for papers is now full, but we are here issuing a call for Posters for the Poster session.

You are invited to submit a description in the form of a short abstract if you wish to bring a poster to the workshop giving details of your project. The poster should be of interest to OAI9 participants and directly related to the general themes of the workshop (http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/page/6). 

Posters will be displayed in Campus Biotech and an extended coffee break will take place on Thursday 18 June 2015. This will give attendees the chance to view these and discuss them with the author. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for the poster which delivers the most impact. Posters should be A0 in size (841 x 1189 mm) for portrait or A1 (594 x 841 mm) for landscape. Any special equipment requests should be addressed to the workshop organisers when a poster has been accepted.

If your poster is accepted you should still register for the workshop as normal and you will be expected to pay your own expenses. Owing to the large demand on accommodation, we advise you to register early - you may cancel your registration later if your submission is not successful.

Poster abstracts can be submitted between 16 March 2015 - 17 April 2015 after a quick Lightweight Accounts registration process (different from the conference registration). Decisions will be made on an ongoing basis (and no later than the end April) and communicated to the submitters (http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/call-for-abstracts/)

Key dates

Abstract submission opening day: 16 March 2015
Abstract submission deadline: 17 April 2015

Print service

If you wish, your poster can be printed by the University of Geneva print service and delivered at Campus Biotech on Thursday 18th June. If you are interested, send your work in PDF format to Dimitri.Donze@unige.ch before 17th May 2015. (Please note that posters created with Microsoft PowerPoint should be sent in PDF and PPT formats.) Cost of this service is CHF 33.-, to be paid on delivery at the main desk.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

David Prosser and William J Nixon

OAI9 Workshop in Geneva, 17-19 June 2015

Dear colleagues,

The OAI9 Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication is taking place in the University of Geneva and in CERN, Geneva, on 17-19 June 2015. The meeting's web site is http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/.

There are six plenary sessions:

  • Technical developments
  • Barriers and impact
  • Quality assurance
  • The institution as publisher
  • Digital curation and preservation of large and complex scientific objects

The tutorials, which start the Workshop, are devoted to:

  • The institution as publisher: getting started
  • Author identification systems
  • Open Monograph Press
  • Hiberlink project
  • Managing a digitization project
  • Open Access Café 2015

Five breakout groups have been arranged so far for group discussions:

  • OA policy
  • Legal framework for innovative science - text and data mining
  • Research data management
  • Open annotations
  • Managing APC payments

There will also be 20+ posters in the timetabled poster session. We will soon issue a call for posters. The OAI Workshops provide a space for all those interested in developments in scholarly communication to come together to learn from each other, to exchange ideas, and to hear papers from leading experts in the field. They are rather prominent European events in the year in which they are held. Registration is open at http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/registration/.

The OAI Organisers (see http://indico.cern.ch/event/332370/page/7) look forward to meeting you all in Geneva in June.

For the OAI9 Organising Committee with cheers,

OAI9 at the University of Geneva. 17-19 June 2015

Please reserve 17-19 June 2015 in your diaries.