Thursday, July 29, 2010

CfP:: Conference on Open Access Gateway to Open Innovation, November 2010, Kolkata

Conference on Open Access Gateway to Open Innovation & 27th Annual Convention of the Society for Information Science

24-26 November 2010

Jointly organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) and Bose Institute, Kolkata

Open Innovation
Open Innovation has advantages such as, faster time to market, reducing R&D and product development costs, tapping global pool of experts, getting new product ideas, uncovering ready made solutions and sharing risk with others. Organizations in the era of rising cost of technology development and shorter product life cycles. It enables organizations to expand their reach to the global brain comprising scientists, researchers, students, faculties, research institutes, inventors, consulting firms, small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs. It is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation. Connections, contacts and communications between industries and experts of different fields are highly important in the innovation processes. It is important to create and encourage contexts and environments where serendipity may occur. Growing attention has recently been devoted to the concept of open innovations both in the academia as well as in the practices of business life, accessing knowledge and skills from outside including academia and national research laboratories.

Open Access

Open Access is one of the most important issues being currently debated in science community. Open Access model provides opportunities for free and online access to scholarly literature that can be disseminated further with proper author attribution. Significant developments in open access publishing have taken place in recent years with several new major funding policies coming into effect. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their Public Access Policy, requiring all peer-reviewed articles resulting from research carried out with NIH funding to be deposited in PubMed Central and to be made freely available within 12 months of publication. Recently, the European Commission has introduced a pilot open access project in relation to the EC Seventh Research Framework Program (FP7) of funding requiring research grant recipients to deposit Open Access copies of published articles into an appropriate repository, the maximum delay being 6 or 12 months, depending on the subject area. The conventional research publications do not reach a wide audience even among scientific community, affecting both its visibility and impact; hence, publishing in OA journals and setting up institutional archives/repositories are important for scientific advancement. As it provides much greater visibility, it also improves impact for research work. In India there are only a few research institutions that have their Institutional Archives/ Repositories in place, Indian Institute of Science, a few constituent laboratories of CSIR and some of the NITs are among those. Initiatives at national level in this direction and motivation of scientific and technological community for their active involvement in this programme are the needs of the hour.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited on concepts, working models and case studies on the Theme and sub-themes.

Theme: Open Access: Gateway to Open Innovation
  • Open Access Initiatives
  • Open Access: Paths & Players
  • Open Access Repositories
  • Open Access: Data Harvesting /Mining
  • Open Knowledge Network
  • Open Source Software and Discovery
  • Open Standards
  • Open Source Licensing and Diffusion
  • Open Innovation

Who should participate?
IT professionals, R&D Managers, Scientists, Library Information Professionals and Research Scholars are welcome to participate.

Important Dates
  • Abstract submission - 31st August, 2010
  • Acceptance Intimation - 15th Sept, 2010
  • Full paper submission - 31st Oct, 2010

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