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International Conference on Public Domain in the Digital Age

All speakers accepted except if indicated differently

Monday 30th of June : morning sessions

  • 8: 15 Registration
  • 8: 45 Introduction and Welcome

Plenary key-note speakers

11:00 – 11:30 coffee break

Parallel sessions 1 (based on the call for papers)
11:30 - 12:50 Digital libraries and Scientific Information

12:50 – 14:00 lunch

Monday 30th of June : afternoon sessions

Plenary key-notes speakers

16:40-17:00 coffee break

Parallel sessions 2 (based on the call for papers)
17:00 - 18:00 Public Sector Information

17:00 - 18:00 Creative Works

Tuesday 1st of July : morning sessions

Plenary key-notes speakers

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Rishab Gosh (Senior Researcher, UNU-Merit, The Netherlands)
    Use of Free/Libre/Open Source Software in the public sector : lessons from the UNU-MERIT Surveys
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Plenary panel session to discuss on the relationship between the terms of the recent public debates on OA initiatives and the considerations posed by the assessment exercise of OA initiatives at this conference
    Moderator : Philippe Aigrain (Sopinspace, Society for Public Information Spaces, France)
    Panelists : Javier Hernández-Ros (Head of Unit Digital Libraries and Public Sector Information, Information Society and Media DG, European Commission)
    Juan Carlos de Martin (President of the Politecnico's libraries and member of EurOpenScholarship, Italy)
    Charles-Henry Nyns (Bibliothécaire en chef "Service central des bibliothèques", Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

12:30 – 14:00 lunch

Tuesday 1st of July : afternoon sessions

  • 14:00 – 15:00 Synthesis of the 4 conference streams by appointed rapporteurs
    Synthesis : Tom Dedeurwaerdere (Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Director of research at the Centre for the Philosophy of Law (CPDR), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium )
    Moderator : Ed Steinmueller (Professor at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
  • 15:00 – 18:00 Communia General Assembly

The program and abstract book can be downloaded here

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