5 Years Lib4RI - Events

Dr. Rainer Rees, Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher

For our fifth anniversary, we cordially invite the Lib4RI users to a series of four events. Alessandro Curioni, Donat Agosti and Jens Vigen, three outstanding scientists, will give talks on recent developments in scientific publishing and science itself. Furthermore, we have invited the Swiss author Sabine Reber for a reading from her novel «Im Garten der Wale». Here is an overview of our anniversary events:


«Cognitive Computing’s Impact on Scientific Research»
Dr. Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President, Europe and Director, IBM Research – Zürich
05.09.2016, 4 p.m., Empa Dübendorf Akademie I, Apéro afterwards
Dr. Alessandro Curioni is one of the leading researchers in the fields of high performance computing and computational science. In his talk, he will present his ideas on how cognitive computing and big data will change science.


«Open is not open: Emerging opportunities with open research data»
Dr. Donat Agosti, Natural History Museum Bern, President of Plazi
08.09.2016, 4 p.m., WSL Birmensdorf Englersaal, Apéro afterwards
Donat Agosti is an entomologist and the president of Plazi, an association supporting and promoting the development of persistent and openly accessible digital taxonomic literature.

Reading in the framework of the festival «Zürich liest»:

«Im Garten der Wale» (in German)
Sabine Reber, Writer and Garden Publicist
28.10.2016, 5 p.m., Eawag Dübendorf FC C-20, Apéro afterwards
Sabine Reber is probably the most well-known garden columnist and book author in Switzerland. At Eawag, she will read from her novel «Im Garten der Wale».

Talk as part of the PSI colloquium series

“Scientific Publishing and Open Access (in High-Energy Physics)”
Dr. Salvatore Mele, Head of Open Access, CERN Scientific Information Service
18.11.2016, 11 a.m., PSI West WHGA/001 Auditorium, coffee & croissants afore
In his talk, Salvatore Mele will address possible solutions for the realisation of open access in high energy physics. One of the main topics of his talk will be the SCOAP3 initiative, for which CERN is the hosting organisation.