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PKP 2015 Conference Call for Participation.

PKP 2015
11-14 August 2015, Vancouver
The deadline for submissions: May 1, 2015

Call for Participation

The conference will address a wide range of issues such as open access
publishing, global knowledge creation and sharing, open educational
resources, the digital humanities, current and future scholars as
publishers, and open source technologies. It will provide opportunities to
explore a new array of connections among scholarship, technology, and
community, all focused around the broad theme of openness.

The program will consist of a mixture of invited plenary presentations, a
“next generation scholars” panel discussion, brief “lightning talks,” a
2-day development sprint, and workshops. A preliminary schedule, including
the updated registration fees, can be found on the conference website:

This year, the conference organizing team has chosen a more dynamic,
modern format for the PKP conference, with more opportunities to
participate and learn from each other. This format will be more
interactive and allow all participants to engage with each other on topics
of mutual interest. Therefore, instead of more traditional full
presentations, we invite proposals for lightning talks and development
sprint participation only. Lightning Talks are limited to 5 minutes each
(“5 slides in 5 minutes”). Lightning talks can be based on a full paper,
in which case you will have the opportunity to have that paper made
available on the conference website; so that other participants can read
it before or after the conference.

Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially

* Roles for next generation scholars, researchers, and librarians;
* Community connections and partnerships among scholarly journals, the
digital humanities, and libraries;
* Open education and open learning;
* New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., innovative reader
* Sustainability for Open: finance and beyond;
* From scholarly publishing to scholarly products, e.g. the next
generation scholarly monograph;
* New approaches to assessing research outcomes and impact;
* The full research lifecycle and new linkages with scholarly publishing,
e.g. research data.

To start your submission, please visit:

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce the keynote speakers
for the upcoming PKP 2015 conference:

* John Maxwell , Director of the Canadian Institute for Studies in
Publishing at SFU, and Associate Professor in the Masters of Publishing
program at SFU.
* Miriam Posner , Digital Humanities program coordinator and member of the
core DH faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles.
* Ray Siemens , Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and
Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of
Victoria, in English with cross appointment in Computer Science.
* John Willinsky , PKP Director, Khosla Family Professor of Education and
Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford
University, Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU, and Distinguished
Scholar in Residence at the SFU Library.

For more information, please visit the ‘Invited Speakers’ page on the
conference website:


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