ESOF 2010 Proposal on Science 2.0
Next Euroscience Open Forum will take place on 2 to 7 of July, 2010 in Torino, Italy. I think it is the ideal forum to talk also about new science communciation tools.
That why I am proposing here a session on young researchers and Science 2.0. for the Career Programme of ESOF 2010.
We still need include names of interested experts to join the discussions with Second Life, Friendfeed or similar services in the proposal. The deadline for proposals for ESOF is September, 30.
The exact time within the frame of 2-7. July 2010 will be fixed later, taking into account the availabilities of the participants. It will be an one hour session. So is anybody interested to join the discussions?
What would science look like if it were invented today?
The way researchers debate and publish scientific results, the way quality assurance works, the way research performance is assessed and funding granted has not changed substantially within the last decades. Researchers use digital media now - conventional mail has been replaced by email, conventional slides by screen presentations. It is faster and more convenient now, but structurally it is still the same. The transition into the digital age did not go with a mainstream reflection on how to make best use of new tools which are available now. In this workshop, we will debate how blogs, wikis can enrich scientific communication, how post-publication peer review and article based metrics based on open access beyond the journal impact factor can work.
Special focus will be put on how young researchers can benefit from Open Access and Science 2.0 tools. In the same time, the session will be a showcase on how those communication tools for scientific interaction work in practice. Experts will be connected online from all over the world to Torino to communicate with the participants which are physically present.