May 10, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 Welcome coffee and registration

11:00 - 11:15 Conference opening and welcome addresses

  • Dr. Irina Sens (Interim Director of the German National Library of Science and Technology)
  • Dr. Barbara Hartung (Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture)
  • Prof. Dr. techn. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Nejdl (Founding Director and Head of the L3S Research Center / University of Hanover)

11:15 - 12:00 Keynote: Incentives and rewards in scientific software communities

Edzer Pebesma (University of Münster, Germany)

12:00 - 13:00 Session 1: Strategy and general conditions

Moderator: Thomas Risse (L3S Research Center, Germany)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 - 15:00 Session 2: Sustainable software infrastructure

Moderator: Jasmin Schmitz (ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences, Germany)

15:00 - 15:45 Coffee, tea and networking

15:45 - 17:15 Session 3: Persistent software referencing

Moderator: Ralph Ewerth (German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Germany)

19:00 - 22:00 Get together - Old Town Hall

May 11, 2017

09:00 - 11:00 Session 4: Impact and sustainability through accessible, reusable and open software

Moderator: Timo Borst (German National Library of Economics (ZBW), Germany)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee, tea and networking

11:30 - 12:30 Session 5: Decentralized protocols and apps in science

Moderator: Lambert Heller (German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Germany)

With the advent of blockchain, it has become relatively easy to keep an immutable, transparent and provable record of structured information. Early takes on decentralized applications based on blockchain and related protocols in the area of research are far-reaching. "Programmable science" concepts utililize smart contracts for IoT sensor networks. Other proposals attempt to incentivise early sharing of research data through immutable time stamps and alternative reputation systems. - Are decentralized protocols an effective lever for making science more reproducible?

12:30 - 14:00 Coffee, tea and farewell snacks

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