Full Program - Tuesday, 28 and Wednesday 29, January 2014


Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Gendarmenplatz, Berlin, Germany

On Tuesday and Wednesday we meet at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Gendarmenmarkt, for the Full Conference Program. The APE 2014 Conference Program is being developed by a high level Program Committee and will offer a broad perspective, varying from research excellence, peer reviewing, use of information, content innovation, funding and investing, business models, new types of information, enabling technologies, repositories, search engines, dissemination, access and sharing of knowledge. There will be a lot of time for discussions and meeting with friends and colleagues ...


Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Gendarmenmarkt, Markgrafenstr. 38, 10117 BERLIN

Restaurant Gendarmerie  for APE 2012  Dinner Conference


... and enjoy the conference dinner

The conference dinner at Tuesday night will be offered in 'Restaurant Refugium ', which is a very fine location under the French dome on Gendarmenmarkt.


Restaurant Refugium
Gendarmenmarkt 5
10117 BERLIN, Germany




click for preliminary program Tuesday, 28 January 2014: Status 17 January 2014

Doors open for Registration (Coffee, Tea & Snacks)


Welcome and Opening: "Redefining the Scientific Record"

Dr. Elisabeth Niggemann, Director General, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig und Frankfurt am Main


Keynote 1

Sander Dekker, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, The Netherlands


Keynote 2: Can Creators and Curators Redefine the Scientific Record?

Professor Dr. David Black, Secretary General of ICSU (International Council for Science), Paris, and Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney

There has alway been a crucial linkage between creators and curators of scientific knowledge. The creators need the curators so that they can establish their reputations, and the curators need the steady generation of new scientific knowledge. The advent of the Internet has changed the balance of the relationship between creators and curators, but the interdependency remains. There is also a greater call for open access to publication, and this brings a need for more appropriate controls. The talk will deal with aspects of the relationship from the point of view of a researcher, and also describe steps being taken by the International Council for Science to deal with aspects of open access, and the use of metrics for the assessment of quality.


Keynote 3

The Future of Academic Publishing: The Chemists' Point of View

Professor Dr. Wolfram Koch,Executive Director, German Chemical Society (GDCh), Frankfurt am Main

The academic publishing landscape is rapidly changing. Among the buzz words are open access, big data, and quality control. The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker has very recently published a position paper "On the Future of Scientific Publishing" focusing in particular on open access. The main points of this position paper will be presented. In addition, some of the aspects which make chemistry special in scientific publishing will be addressed. Among these are the dominant role of Learned Societies as publishers, the importance of intellectual property rights and of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the special requirements of chemistry due to the importance of structural information, and finally the widespread conservatism among chemists when it comes to changes of the existing system.


Buffet Lunch


Keynote 4:

CHORUS: A Solution for Public Access

Dr. H. Frederick Dylla, Executive Director and CEO, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD


Session: Big Data: Researchers' Perspectives on Hype, Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives

Chair: Jon Treadway, Senior Analyst, Science & Scholarly,Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, London


"Big data" has become a buzz phrase in fields from policy-making to advertising. Sharing, creation and analysis of data has the potential to transform the scientific record and further research, but grappling with "big data" is complex and challenging.


Invited Speakers:


Big Data and International Scientific Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Simon Hodson, Executive Director CODATA (ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), Paris (accepted provisionally)


Publishing Large BioImage Datasets with Bio-Formats and OMERO: A Report from the Real World

Dr. Jason Swedlow, Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology, University of Dundee and President, Glencoe Software (confirmed)


Science Funding and Science Policy: Big Data as a Tool for Supporting the Research Funding Process

Christian Herzog, ÜberResearch GmbH, Köln


Coffee & Tea and Networking


Session: All about Metrics

Chair: Mayur Amin, Senior Vice President of Research, Elsevier, Oxford


Altmetrics - building a broader Picture of Impact

Dr. Paul Groth, Assistant Professor, Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group, Department of Computer Science & the Network Institute, Free University of Amsterdam


Altmetrics - from Hype to Opportunity (Mike Taylor goes beyond the noise to present seven distinct uses for Altmetrics)

Mike Taylor, Technology Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs, Oxford


The 'Finch Report' and the Transition to OA: Long Term Monitoring of Progress

Michael Jubb, Executive Director, Research Information Network (RIN), London


APE Lecture Guest Lecture

Professor Dr. Bernhard Sabel, Editor-in-Chief, "Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience", Medical Faculty, Otto-v.-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

The Psychology of Innovation. Where Academia and Business meet or not.


Conference Dinner at the Restaurant 'Refugium' under the French Dome( please note: on Invitation or with separate Registration)




click for preliminary program Wednesday, 29 January 2014: Status 19 January 2014

Doors open (Coffee, Tea & Snacks)



Wake-up Session: The Future of the Article

Moderation: Richard Paisley, Managing Director, Semantico, Brighton



Chair: Drs. Eefke Smit, Director, Standards and Technology, STM, The Hague

The digital environment of scholarly publishing is a fertile ground for new start-ups, who are launching innovative apps and services that make research communication easier, faster and better. Who are they and what are they aiming for? APE 2014 has made a special selection for you of Dotcoms-to-Watch. Come and listen to the Founders and CEOs of a next generation STM entrepreneurs and assess their chances of becoming the new gamechanger.



Kudos: Harnessing Author's Expertise and Networks to increase Article Usage, Citations and Impact

David Sommer, Co-Founder and Director, Kudos Innovations, Bucks



Perspectives in Publishing and Networking for the Scientific Community

Professor Dr. Alexander Grossmann, Founder and CEO, ScienceOpen GmbH, Berlin



Building Engagement with Readers in the Age of the Social Web

Phill Jones, Head of External Collaborations, Readcube, Macmillan Science and Education, Edinburg



Resources and the Reproducibility of Research

Dr. David Kavanagh, Founder and Managing Director of Scrazzl and Entrepreneur in Residence at Systems Biology Ireland (SBI), Dublin



Higher Education in the digital age - online teaching becomes interactive, social and global

Hannes Klöpper, Managing Director IVERSITY, Berlin


Coffee & Tea and Networking


Session: Permanent Access to the Record of Science

Chair: Marcel Ras, Program Manager of the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD), The Hague


Libraries have in the past assumed preservation responsibility for material they collect, while publishers have supplied the material libraries need. These well understood divisions of labour do not work in a digital environment and escpecially so when dealing with e-journals. Libraries buy licences to enable their users to gain network access to a publisher's server. The only original copy of an issue of an e-journal is not on the shelves of a library, but tends to be held by the publisher. The long term preservation of that copy is of importance to the library and research communities.

We need new models and organisations to ensure safe custody of these digital objects for future generations. A number of initiatives have emerged in an effort to address these concerns. Research and developments in digital preservation issues have grown mature. Tools and services are being developed to help planning and perform digital reservation activities. Furthermore third-party oranisations and archiving solutions are established to help the academic community to preserve publications and to advance research in sustainable ways. These trusted parties can be addressed by users when strict conditions are met. In addition, publishers are adapting to changing library requirements, participatiing in different archiving schemes and increasingly providing options for post cancellation access.

In this session we will present this problem from the different viewpoints and the different stakeholders, focussing on the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders.


The problem. An introduction to Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals

Neil Beagrie, Director, Charles Beagrie Limited, Salisbury


The Library

Susan Reilly, LIBER, The Hague


The Publisher. Remaining Future-proof: Publishers and Digital Preservation

Drs. Eefke Smit, Director, Standards and Technology, STM, The Hague


The Archivist. Ensuring the Scholarly Record is kept safe: measured Progress with Serials

Peter Burnhill, Director of EDINA and Head of Edinburgh University Data Library, Edinburgh



Buffet Lunch


Session: Who is scared of publishing Data?

Chair: Jan Brase, Head of DataCite, President ICSTI, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover


Connecting Data and Articles: Building a one-for-all Solution

Dr. Hylke Koers, Content Innovation Manager, Elsevier, Amsterdam


The Earth System Science Data (ESSD) Experience

Dr. Hans Pfeiffenberger, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven




Coffee & Tea and Networking


Keynote 5: Working Together More Constructively towards Open Access

David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation & Skills), Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE), London


For Open Access to become a reality all stakeholders will need to engage positively with each other to rise to the substantial practical challenges it brings. This means moving beyond advocacy and resistance towards a more mature, evidence-based dialogue that seeks to understand all perspectives and find workable solutions. For research funders, scholarly publication delivers crucial public benefits; funders' Open Access mandates should be seen as tools for maximising these benefits. HEFCE's policy for Open Access in the next REF has been put together by listening to all sides of the debate, and its success depends on continuing positive, sensitive and engaged discussions between everyone involved.



The APE 2014 Closing Panel:

Publishing and Preserving Excellence in Research

Chair: Dr. Bernd Pulverer, Head, Scientific Publications European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Heidelberg


The Closing Panel will discuss how publishing and other modes of information sharing - including preprint servers, scientific conferences, 'nanopublications' and data publishing - can serve to aid the scientific process more constructively. We will also discuss how publishers can enhance the reliability and quality control of the literature.


Panel Members: David Sweeney (HEFCE), Dr. H. Frederick Dylla (AIP), Robert C. Campbell (Wiley), Prof. Dr. Jason Swedlow (University of Dundee), Prof. Dr. David Black (ICSU/UNSW).