The APE – Academic Publishing in Europe – 2012 Full Conference Program has been developed by a high level Program Committee and offers a broad perspective, varying from research excellence, peer reviewing, use of information, content innovation, funding and investing, business models, new types of information, enabling technologies, repositories, search engines, dissemination, access and sharing of knowledge.
The APE Pre-Conference Day on 23 January 2012 offers a professional ‘Education and Training Course’ to all those, who deal with the acquisition, handling, publishing and dissemination of information, not only in Europe. Participants enjoy a special rate for the Full Conference.
The now renowned APE Conferences aim at a better understanding of scholarly communication and the role of information in science, education and society. They encourage the debate about the future of value-added scientific publishing, information dissemination and access to scientific results and offer an independent forum for ‘open minds’. Participants enjoy a very relaxed atmosphere with a free exchange of opinions and experiences between all stakeholders.
Participants are: academic, educational, scientific, technological, medical, legal and professional publishers, university presses, researchers, authors, editors, librarians, teachers, learned and professional societies and associations, funding agencies, politicians and policy makers, subscription agencies and booksellers, recruiting agencies and technology providers.
APE Conferences provide an inventory and show the way ahead in a collaborative effort involving all stakeholders. At the same time they are open for a review of new enabling technologies that may cope with new requirements and also look at sustainability given the changes of behaviour. In and between the private and the public sector there is still no complete understanding of the economics of electronic publishing and of the various functions in the value chains. This is an ongoing discussion. Coherent indicators are needed to measure the actual use and value of scientific information as a basis for future funding in the public sector and for investments in the private sector.
As always there will be lots of time for discussions and meetings with friends and colleagues. A highlight is the Conference Dinner in the “Refugium” under the French Cathedral on Gendarmenmarkt opposite the Academy of Sciences.
For actual information: www.ape2012.eu
Final programme available for download