prospective

Debate Session
The future of scientific communication

Wednesday April 5th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Main stage

Progress and well-being depend on the efficient dissemination of the results of scientific, medical and technological research a role that has been played by scholarly publishers with print journals for more than three hundred years. In the quarter century since the advent of the internet, a shift from paper to electronic distribution is now complete, continuing to provide multiple new channels for content dissemination (pre-print servers, open-access journals, social networks) and has revealed the real potential of using artificial intelligence to more effectively exploit the existing literature and to match personal interests to scientific results published in real time. In this session, we will explore the implications of this accelerating transformation, from the perspectives of research-driven companies, information miners, policy experts and publishing executives.

Frederick  Fenter
Frederick
Fenter
Mike Hardman
Mike
Hardman
Peter Murray-Rust
Peter
Murray-Rust
Frederik Wittock
Frederik
Wittock