Proposals that address one or more of the following topics are especially encouraged:
  • New reading and publishing technologies, e.g., integration of Web 2.0 features;
  • Reports on national and regional open access policies and initiatives;
  • Alternative publishing and funding models;
  • National and international collaborative projects;
  • New roles and partnerships for libraries, scholarly publishers, and others;
  • Sustainability for open access publishing and open source software.

The conference will consist of a mixture of plenary presentations, panel discussions, brief "lightning talks," posters, workshops, a hackfest, an exhibitor hall, and parallel conference sessions in the following streams:

  • Editors, publishers, and librarians
  • Researchers and members of scholarly/scientific societies
  • Software developers and system administrators
  • Community/User groups

Parallel sessions will each be up to 20 minutes in length. Lightning Talks and "Ask a Developer" presentations are limited to 5 minutes each. Sessions may consist of a case study, a research report, a "big idea" in publishing, as well as other options.

Proposals (500 word maximum) should be submitted by March 15, 2011, using the submission guidelines and form available on our web site. All proposals will be subject to peer-review and you will be informed of a decision by June 1, 2011. Due to the strong interest in this year's conference, only a limited number of sessions will be accepted.