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Jun 21 – 23, 2017
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone


Last message before your arrival

13.06.2017 - Dear OAI10 participant,

Just one week left! We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Geneva, in Uni Mail Building, where the conference takes place this year. I 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 - The Registration desk is located in the main hall of Uni Mail and will be open every day of the workshop from 8:15 in the morning until the end of the last presentation.

CONFERENCE4ME APPLICATION - The mobile agenda for OAI10 2017 is available for downlad via Conference4me. This application gives you access to all the information regarding the timetables, public transpots, social events, sponsors, speakers,... Don’t forget to download it.

POSTER SESSION - The poster stands will be at your disposal in the hall in front of the auditorium throughout the whole workshop.

LAPTOP COMPUTERS - Please bring your own. We will provide a generic login which will allow you to connect to our wifi. 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.

SOCIAL EVENTS: SHARE YOUR DRINK - Wednesday 21st 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. 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.

SOCIAL EVENTS: LAKE CRUISE - Thursday 22nd June will be our social evening event. The Lake Cruise ship Henry Dunant is reserved for us! The ship will leave at 19h15 from Geneva, and will be back at 22h15.
After a greeting speech, Workshop participants will be invited to enjoy the official welcome buffet.
The ship will leave at 19h15 from the boarding point
"Geneve Pâquis" (Quai du Mont-Blanc 10), and will be back at 22h15.
Here is a video about cruising on the Lake Leman:

SOCIAL EVENTS: CERN TOUR - CERN will offer a guided tour for the first 48 participants who register. The tour will be free of charge.
The tour will start at 15.00 and will last about three hours. It includes an introduction followed by a visit to one or two of the ground-level visit points. Please note that it is not possible to visit the underground experiments.
The transfer from CERN to the Geneva airport, with public transport, takes ~20 minutes and a tram is departing approximately every 10th minute from CERN.

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: Then ask at your hotel for a “Geneva Transport Card” which allows you to move around freely by bus.

BANK CASH MACHINE - There is a cash machine (ATM) in Uni Mail Building. It accepts major bank cards (Maestro, Postcard, Mastercard, Cirrus, Amex, Visa).

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:

WEATHER - At the moment, it's temperate and sunny, around 25° Centigrade, with a light breeze. Scattered showers could happen next week. You may check the Swiss forecast: or

EMERGENCIES - SECURITY - In public places, watch your luggage and personal items. Please notice that the main auditorium, seminar rooms, and the libraires at Uni Mail 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 Atmire and DuraSpace (see:

Lastly, we really hope you will enjoy the OAI10 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 OAI10 badges, and introduce yourself!

With best wishes for a safe journey,

Dimitri and Local Committee

OAI10 Reminder

05.05.2017 - The OAI10 CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication, 21-23 June 2017, is fast approaching. For a detailed view of the Tutorials and Programme for the event, see

Registration for the Workshop closes on 31 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



Call for posters

13.03.2017 - Colleagues

Apologies for cross-postings

The OAI-10 Workshop on Current Developments in Scholarly Communication is taking place in the University of Geneva, 21-23 June 2017. See 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 OAI10 participants and directly related to the general themes of the workshop…... 

Posters will be displayed in the Uni Mail main hall.  A special ‘ minute madness’ session will be held at the start of the extended coffee break on the morning of Thursday 22nd.  This gives creators of posters an opportunity to describe their work in 60 seconds to all of the attendees before the poster session where more in-depth conversations can take place.

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 13 March 2017 - 10 April 2017 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 replace with new link - (


Key dates


Abstract submission opening day: 13 March 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 10 April 2017


Print service


If you wish, your poster can be printed by the University of Geneva print service and delivered at the Uni Mail Campus on Thursday 22nd  June. If you are interested, send your work in PDF format to before 10 June 2017. (Please note that posters created with Microsoft PowerPoint should be sent in PDF and PPT formats.) Cost of this service is CHF 23.- for A1 landscape posters and CHF 33.- for A0 portrait ones, to be paid on delivery at the main desk.


We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

OAI10 Workshop in Geneva, 21-23 June 2017

01.03.2017 - Dear colleagues,

The OAI10 CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication is taking place in the University of Geneva and in CERN, Geneva, on 21-23 June 2017. The meeting's web site is

There are six plenary sessions:

  • Technical Session
  • Copyright and Licensing
  • OA Transformation – From Subscription to OA
  • OA Outside the Academy
  • Social Media as a Research Data Source
  • The Future of Repositories

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

  • Open Science Café
  • Interoperability for Discovery and Navigation: ResourceSync and Signposting
  • An IP-law Perspective on Research Data Usability and Interoperability
  • ORCID / Identifiers
  • Linked Open Data as part of Scholarly Communication
  • Open Science New Tools & Models

Instead of breakout groups, an "unconference" will take place on Thursday afternoon. It will allow participants to propose, vote on and run sessions themselves.

There will also be 30+ posters displayed, with a minute-madness session for authors to present them. 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

The OAI Organisers (see look forward to meeting you all in Geneva in June.

From the OAI10 Organising Committee with cheers.