Speaker Profiles

OSPP meeting · 2017-03-20
The Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) of the European Comission will meet in conjunction with the Open Science Conference.
Barcamp Open Science · 2017-03-20
09:00 – 17:15
Barcamp Open Science – “Putting Science 2.0 and Open Science into practice!”

The Barcamp will be held at Wikimedia (Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, 10963 Berlin). For more information please visit the Barcamp site.

Conference Day 1 · 2017-03-21
09:15 – 10:00
Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 11:30
Opening Session
Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany
Next Steps towards an European Open Science Cloud
Dr Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit A6, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
The Open Science Policy Platform
Professor Johannes Vogel, Chairman of the Open Science Policy Platform | Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Germany

Partly FAIR partly Cloudy

Professor Barend Mons, Former Chairman of the High Level Expert Group of the European Open Science Cloud | Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences/Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00
Open Science needs federated infrastructures
Professor Arndt Bode, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Munich, Germany
Open Data, Open Science, Open Intelligence – Pitfalls, Challenges, and Solutions
Professor Jana Diesner, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions

Lightning-Talks and Poster Session 
The 10 most outstanding proposals will be presented as lightening talks and as posters. Furthermore, 10 additional contributions of high quality will be presented as posters (without lightning talk).
Full list of accepted presentations

DeepGreen: Prototyping an efficient technical implementation of the open access components included in the Alliance licenses
Julia Alexandra Goltz, Kaja Scheliga
Integrating Open Science Practices into the Research Process in Psychology
Erich Weichselgartner, Ronny Bölter, Martin Kerwer
Learning about Text and Data Mining, the Future of Open Science
Martine Oudenhoven, Nancy Pontika
Opening reproducible research with executable research compendia
Markus Konkol, Daniel Nüst, Marc Schutzeichel, Edzer Pebesma, Christian Kray, Holger Przibytzin, Jörg Lorenz
Open Web-based Learning (OWL) – Space for Professional Development of Adult Educators
Kolja Philipp Debus, Sabine Schöb, Tim Scholze
Continuous quality control for research data: results of a first experiment
Vidya Ayer, Christian Pietsch, Johanna Vompras, Jochen Schirrwagen, Cord Wiljes, Vitali Peil, Philipp Cimiano
OpenAIRE’s adventures in Open Peer Review
Tony Ross-Hellauer
OER meets OPEN Science
Thomas Köhler, Sandra Hofhues, Claudia Bremer, Andrea Gumpert, Jörg Hafer, Klaus Himpsl-Gutermann
Educational Data Package. A Pilot Project at the German Research Data Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies
Karsten Stephan, Daniel Buck, Benedikt Kretzmeyer
EarthServer-2: Agile Datacube Analytics
Peter Baumann, Angelo Pio Rossi
wb-web – an open information and networking platform for continuing educators
Regina Kahle, Carmen Biel
Ingo Blees, Axel Kühnlenz, Marc Rittberger
Teaching Good, Open Science by Conducting Close Replications in the Classroom
Lorne Campbell
Survey: Open Science in Higher Education
Ina Blümel, Tamara Heck, Lambert Heller, Athanasios Mazarakis, Markus Neuschäfer, Isabella Peters, Ansgar Scherp, Luzian Weisel
Opening up the research lifecycle: review, assessment and dissemination of scholarly publications
Edit Gorogh, Eleni Toli, Peter Kraker
Increasing Access, Promoting Progress: Empowering Global Research through the BHL
Martin R. Kalfatovic, Carolyn A. Sheffield, Grace Costantino
Opening Scholarly Communication in Social Sciences by Connecting Collaborative Authoring to Peer Review
Philipp Mayr, Fakhri Momeni, Afshin Sadeghi, Christoph Lange
Open Knowledge Maps: A Visual Interface to the World’s Scientific Knowledge
Peter Kraker, Asura Enkhbayar, Maxi Schramm, Christopher Kittel, Scott Chamberlain, Mike Skaug, Björn Brembs
OceanTEA: A Platform for Sharing Oceanographic Data and Analyses
Arne Johanson, Reiner Jung, Sascha Flögel, Wolf-Christian Dullo, Wilhelm Hasselbring
IRUS-UK: on the road to Open Metrics
Pete Dalton, Hilary Jones, Jo Lambert, Ross MacIntyre, Paul Needham, Laura Wong

OpenUP Workshop 1 “Open and traditional peer review revisited”
In this workshop researchers working in OpenUP will present the initial results of the landscape scan of current tools and methods for peer review and the summary of the user-centered survey on open peer review. The second part of the workshop will engage the participants in a discussion on alternative review tools and their integration into the present scholarly communication system.
Edit Görögh and Birgit Schmidt, University of Goettingen, Germany
Vilius Stančiauskas, PPMI – Public Policy and Management Institute, Lithuania
OpenUP Workshop 2 “Scientific knowledge dissemination and altmetrics”
The goal of the workshop is to improve the understanding of altmetrics. In the first part of the workshop, OpenUP project researchers will give an overview of current altmetrics indicators and present a taxonomy linking channels of dissemination and altmetrics indicators. Participants will be able to give feedback in a discussion that also involves methodological potentials and challenges in the area. In the second part of the workshop, we will present case studies involving innovative forms of dissemination, and discuss how open and digital science is changing research communication and engagement.
Stephan Gauch and Clemens Blümel, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Germany
Peter Kraker, KNOW-Center, Austria
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Open Education – Impact on Higher Education and Society
Panel discussion
The panel aims to explore the impact of Open Education on the various “actors” involved: teachers, learners, employers and the society.


The panel aims to explore the impact of Open Education on the various “actors” involved: teachers, learners, employers and the society.
Today’s education is not about teachers and learners anymore, the ICT technologies interfered and shaped the way in which the learning content is delivered and how, where and when students are learning.
Interactions between the two important players, teachers, and learners, have also changed, communication is driven extensively by new forms of sending and receiving messages.
The role of tertiary education in delivering educational services to society has changed along with these new developments.
Even though Higher Education is perceived as being resistant to change, a major paradigm shift occurred at the strategic level: universities have forced to become more stakeholder and market-oriented and to accept the disruptive technology of e-learning. The consequence was the increasing access to tertiary education for a lot different categories of students. Some voices are criticizing this “massification” of higher education. The challenge of students’ diversity brings new requirements: the new course development should meet the students’ demand; efficiency being of utmost importance.
In this context, the proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as full courses offered online and free of charge to any user is incredibly fast and generates considerable speculation and anticipation about how MOOCs development may transform teaching and learning also higher education.
Learning became more and more learners’ responsibility, the learning content providers are quite diverse and for sure the universities are not the only ones. As a learner, to decide what is best for you and your future is not easy at all. So, the quality of open education courses is important not only as learning experience but also to ensure those learning outcomes to be validated by the society. Moreover, the learning process should be monitored and learning performances evaluated. Discussions on how open education graduates will exploit their learning efforts later one in their professional lives are expected and what kind of partnerships will emerge to support it are more than welcome.



  • Willem Van Valkenburg – Member of the Board – Open Education Consortium
  • Anja Oskamp – Rector Magnificus – Open University – The Netherlands
  • António Moreira Teixeira-  University Aberta, Lisabon, Portugal
  • Gard Titlestad – Secretary General of International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) – Norway
  • Dr. Lidia Borrell-Damián – Director Research and Innovation, European University Association
  • Andreia Inamorato dos Santos – Research Fellow at the European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) – member of the OpenEdu project
  • Prof. Manuela Epure, PhD, MCIM – OSPP member and Vice President ACEU (, moderator
  Conference dinner
Conference Day 2 · 2017-03-22
09:00 – 09:30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 – 10:30
Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
OERInfo – Information, Transfer and Networking.
Professor Marc Rittberger, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Germany

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00
Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation in Education
Professor Dirk van Damme, Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division (IMEP), OECD, France
Open educational practices as drivers of educational innovation
Professor Marco Kalz, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

While open educational practices have often been connected to the use of OER or the openness of the educational design recent developments around the open sharing of data and cross-institutional educational interventions support a new perspective on the concept of open educational practices. Based on the urgent need for more systematic research about educational interventions the recent combination of Massive Open Online Courses and Learning Analytics allows the establishment of a cross-institutional educational lab infrastructure in which interventions are tested across several contexts. Such an approach can lead at the same time to more evidence-driven educational interventions for online-learning.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30
Report of the EC Expert Group on Metrics
Short presentations and panel discussion
  • Professor Judit Bar-Ilan, Department Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Professor Isabella Peters, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics | Kiel University, Germany
  • Dr Dr René von Schomberg, A.6-Data, Open Access and Foresight, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Benedikt Fecher, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) / Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany
  • Professor Stefan Hornbostel, Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), Germany
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00
Crossing the Field Boundaries – Open Science, Open Data and Open Education
Lorna Campbell, The University of Edinburgh, UK

This talk will explore the interface between open education, open data and open science and, using examples from the University of Edinburgh’s GeoScience Outreach and Engagement Course will highlight how student created open educational resources can be used to widen participation and encourage knowledge transfer in science education.


German Network for Educational Research Data Network – Building a research data infrastructure for educational studies in Germany
Alexia Meyermann, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Germany

Realising open data in educational research is a great challenge. Empirical educational research is characterized by its multidisciplinary nature, its variety of research designs and data types and last but not least a remarkable data output. Up to now, educational research data is not and cannot be open by default, as data needs to fulfill several requirements with regard to legal, ethical or methodological aspects in order to be sharable and reusable. To achieve these requirements, subject-specific data archiving and curation services are needed. Accordingly, the current research data infrastructure for educational studies is highly diversified. But, the advantage of providing specialized services comes with the cost of high complexity. Reducing this complexity and offering user-friendly services is the goal of the BMBF-funded project Verbund Forschungsdaten Bildung (VFDB), a German network for educational research data. The VFDB brings together disparate services from different research data centers and works on harmonization and standardization of the data curation processes within the field. In my talk I will discuss the requirements and challenges of realising data sharing in educational research based on the experiences of the VFDB project.