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PKP 2011: Call for Participation

**Apologies for Cross-Posting**

The Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference

Building and Sustaining Alternative Scholarly Publishing Projects
Around the World

The Public Knowledge Project is pleased to announce that, in
partnership with the Freie Universitaet Berlin, the Third
International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
(http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2011/pkp2011) will be
held from September 26 - 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. This is the
first time that the PKP Conference is being held outside of
Vancouver, Canada, and we look forward to meeting more members of
the growing, international PKP user community. Given that the
landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative, launched in December
2001, will be celebrating its first decade, the conference
invites explorations of the lessons learned, successes achieved,
and setbacks overcome in our shared attempts to increase and open
access within scholarly publishing. The first and second PKP
conferences brought together a remarkable array of presentations
and participants from around the world, and we anticipate an
equally valuable experience in 2011.

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

*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

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

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.

We hope to see you in Berlin in 2011!

Your PKP Conference Team