Jun 19 – 21, 2019
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone
Open Science – its impact and potential as a driver for radical change


14.06.2019 - Last reminder

Dear OAI11 participant,

Less than a week left before the start of the workshop! We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Geneva, in Uni Mail building, where the conference takes place this year. We hope you will find at least some of the following information helpful. So please read on!

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. Please contact it for all your questions or remarks.

BADGES – Each participant will get an OAI11 individual badge, displaying name, institution, city and country. Blank badges are also available if participants wish to show further information, such as their title or preferred pronoun by which to be addressed.
In order to enter the CERN (Wednesday evening for the reception and Friday afternoon for the CERN Tour), a CERN-specific badge is required. On June 13th, all participants got an e-mail asking for their nationality, date and place of birth and inviting them to print the badge. You do not need to print it, as we will do it for you and insert it in your welcome package.

CODE OF CONDUCT – The OAI11 meeting is governed by the Code of Conduct displayed on the website at https://indico.cern.ch/event/786048/page/17279-code-of-conduct. If you feel that you have a cause for complaint caused by an infringement of the Code, the webpage indicates how you can progress your issues.

POSTER SESSION - The poster stands will be at your disposal in the hall in front of the auditorium throughout the whole workshop. On Wednesday June 20th, from 17.30 to 18.30, will be the “official“ poster session, as presenters will be available to discuss their poster.
A vote will be organized to elect the best poster of session.

SLI.DO – To manage questions, speakers will use the Sli.do platform. Be sure to connect to it to ask questions and upvote them.
Event code : OAI11

SOCIAL NETWORKS – OAI conferences have an official Twitter account : @OAI_GE. Follow it to get all the news about the event. If you want to tweet about the event, please use the officiel hashtag: #oai11.

LAPTOP COMPUTERS - Please bring your own. University of Geneva is member of Eduroam and you can use your own credentials if your institution gives you the appropriate client software. Otherwise you can get a temporary wifi access through the University of Geneva.

PHOTOGRAPHS -  We also would like to inform you that there will be an official photographer taking pictures on our premises during most of the workshop and at some of the social events. Some of the pictures taken may appear on the OAI11 website after the event.

SOCIAL EVENTS: DINNER RECEPTION – Wednesday June 19th will be our main social event. A reception will be organised in the CERN restaurant, from 19.00 to 21.30.
In order to get in, be sure to have your CERN-specific badge as well as an ID.

SOCIAL EVENTS: SHARE YOUR DRINK - Thursday June 20th the traditional "drink sharing'" will take place in form of "share an apero" in Uni Mail. To do this, please bring a traditional drink from your area (alcohol or not). Soft drinks and appetizers will be provided by the organization.
Following the aperitif participants are suggested to gather in groups and "land" in one of the many Geneva restaurants for dinner.

SOCIAL EVENTS: CERN TOUR – Friday June 21st CERN will offer a free guided tour for registered participants. Unfortunately the tour is already full.
The tour will start at 14.00 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.
Departures from Uni Mail will be at 13.15 and 13.25.
As for the dinner reception, be sur to bring your CERN-specific badge and an ID.

ROOMS – If you need a room for a meeting or a chat with colleagues, you can book one at the welcome desk.

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.

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/event/405949/page/4538-practical-information#Geneva). 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: https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/j/.

WEATHER - At the moment, the weather is temperate and sunny, around 25° Centigrade, with a light breeze. Scattered showers could happen next week. You may check the Swiss forecast: https://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/home.html?tab=overview.

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 are: 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.

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE – From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of June, the City of Geneva organizes its annual music festival. If you stay some time after the event, be sure to attend: there should be a show for your taste: https://www.ville-ge.ch/fetedelamusique/programme/.

Lastly, we really hope you will enjoy the OAI11 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 do not be afraid to look out for people wearing the OAI11 badges, and introduce yourself!

With best wishes for a safe journey,

Your Local Committee


OAI11 - CERN-UNIGE Workship on Innovations in Scholarly Communications, 19-21 June 2019

25.02.2019 - Dear Colleagues,

The Scientific Committee for OAI 11 – The CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication is pleased to announce that the 11th Workshop will be held at University of Geneva on June 19th – 21st 2019. The theme of the Workshop is Open Science – its impact and potential as a driver for radical change.

The website for the event is at https://indico.cern.ch/event/786048/ and the Registration page for the plenary sessions of the Workshop is https://indico.cern.ch/event/786048/registrations/47972/. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Programme is still being finalised but the Conference sessions will include:

  • Practical Workshops (registration details to be announced soon)
  • A Technical session on Open Science software, tools and infrastructures
  • FAIR data as a booster for innovation
  • Copyright
  • New Initiatives and Studies in Open Access Book Publishing
  • Text and Data Mining (TDM)/Discovery
  • Research Evaluation and DORA
  • Preprints/archiving/dissemination of early-stage outputs
  • Beyond the known Known

Keynote presentations are planned on Research Evaluation and Progress in Open Science practice.

A poster session is planned as part of the 3-day Programme. If you would like to present a poster, please contact Josh Brown j.brown@orcid.org.

Papers are being presented by invited speakers. There is also a slot for papers presented by colleagues attending the Workshop. If you would like a 15-minute slot to present a paper/communication, please contact Dr Paul Ayris p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk with details of your proposal.

The Scientific and local Organising Committees look forward to welcoming you to Geneva in June for a dynamic, cutting-edge and interactive experience.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Paul Ayris p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk.

The Twitter hashtag is #oai11

Paul Ayris

Chair, OAI11 Scientific Committee