APE 2012: The Seventh International Conference "Academic Publishing in Europe" on Semantics, Data, and Publishing
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APE 2013 will be held 29 / 30 January 2013 in Berlin

Final Program:
APE 2012: 24 - 25 January 2012 in the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

VIDEO Recordings of APE 2010, soon APE 2012, by River Valley TV
Under the Patronage of Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, Federal Minister for Education and Science in Germany

The APE 2012 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. We welcome proposals for topics and speakers.

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 have enjoyed a very good 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 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 a lot of time for discussions and meetings with friends and colleagues and to enjoy the Conference Dinner, which will be offered in a new and very fine location: Restaurant “Gendarmerie”, very close to the Academy. Please do not forget to reserve your hotel room in time! We cooperate with NH Hotel Berlin Mitte.

For actual information: info@ape2012.eu