Beyond the PDF – March 19-20, 2013 in Amsterdam, NL.

Registration for the next Beyond the PDF conference (http://www.force11.org/beyondthepdf2) is now open.

Participation in the conference is limited, so register [1] early!

About the conference:

Scholarly communication across all disciplines is changing profoundly under the influence of new technologies. New models, tools and standards are being developed that aim to enhance, enable or entirely replace formerly ingrained forms of scholarly communication, including publications, courses, conferences and policy. The Beyond the PDF conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders in a lively forum, not just to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations and seeding new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. Beyond the PDF is organized by FORCE11 [2], a group of stakeholders that arose organically from the first Beyond the PDF workshop[3], held at the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and a follow on workshop held at Dagstuhl that same year.  FORCE11 and the Beyond the PDF conference are supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

A preliminary program is available. (http://www.force11.org/program)

Sessions include:

  • New models for content creation:  text, data and multimedia
  • New models for content dissemination and review
  • New models for evaluation
  • Making the business case for new scholarly communications approaches
  • Making it happen
  • The future:  Visions/technologies/tools

Register early as space is limited!

We are pleased to provide support for student travel  thanks to a generous grant from Elsevier.  More information on fellowships can be found at http://www.force11.org/node/4237.

[1] http://www.regonline.com/beyondthepdf2

[2] http://force11.org

[3] https://sites.google.com/site/beyondthepdf/

[4] https://sites.google.com/site/futureofresearchcommunications/