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CALL: VIVO 2014 Conference, Aug. 6-8, Austin, Texas

Over the past five years, a growing international movement of developers, researchers, administrators, funders, librarians and informaticians has converged around the vision of openly representing research and researchers via Linked Open Data. VIVO is helping to make this vision a reality through its community, through open software and the VIVO-ISF (Integrated Semantic Framework) ontology, and through a growing number of adopters and collaborators worldwide, across multiple knowledge domains.

The 2014 VIVO conference will be held Aug. 6-8, 2014 in Austin, Texas and will explore how to participate in and best take advantage of the emerging Linked Open Data world encompassing and expanding our understanding of the rapidly growing network of information describing and interlinking researchers and research. How can we contribute? How will newly available data and the applications built around it change the future of research networking? How will the vision evolve into practice?

This year, the conference will be co-located with the Science of Team Science (SciTS) conference, and attendees will be able to freely attend both VIVO and SciTS presentations.

Topics of Interest
• Researcher collaboration and networking
• Implementation and adoption of VIVO and related systems that interoperate through shared ontologies and Linked Open Data
• Open research data and related issues in discovery, reuse, and attribution – including research dataset representation and linkages
• Open representations of research and implications for the research process, collaboration, and virtual research communities
• Team-based science
• Theory and practice of working with the VIVO-ISF Ontology and other modules of the Integrated Semantic Framework

Applications that use VIVO-compliant Linked Open Data and/or SPARQL queries
• Visualization, analysis, and metrics
• Managing and discovering knowledge about researchers across institutional, disciplinary, and geographic boundaries
• The intersection of VIVO and international research information and identifier standards
• Policy perspectives, planning, and modelling for compliance and/or knowledge mobilization
• Perspectives on policy, research representation, and research impact, including questions of privacy, individual vs. institutional sourcing of data, and change over time
• Semantic Web development and extensions of the VIVO platform to reach the full Web community
• Development and extensions of the VIVO platform
• Use of VIVO data for evaluation and strategic forecasting for institutions and organizations

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster, panel, and paper presentations related to the Topics of Interest. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Authors can submit their abstract and the completed submission form at the conference submission site from

Abstracts will undergo the peer-review process and the reviewing process is strictly confidential. Proposals must be submitted as a one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document [PDF or MS Word format].  Each submission should not exceed one page typeset in 12-point font and must include:
• The title of the submission and the names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country) of all authors
• An abstract summarizing the submission and offering the reviewers a clear reflection of the contents and key points of the proposed presentation, panel, or poster.

Categories of Submissions
• Presentations: Papers are requested on topics related to those listed in the Topics of Interest.  Authors will be considered for either a full-length presentation of 45 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions or for inclusion into a collection of presentations to be delivered during a single session.  These shorter presentations will be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions.  Please indicate your preference (short or long talk) on your submission.
• Posters: Poster presentations offer an excellent opportunity to present preliminary research and projects and allow for stimulating dialog on the topic at hand.
• Panels: Panel presentations offer an opportunity to address a topic in a group format.  Panels may be organized around a specific topic or may offer an innovative approach that cuts across multiple topic areas, technologies, experiences, or disciplines. There will usually be no more than four panelists in a given panel session.

Important Dates
Accepted papers will be presented by their author(s) and will be published in the conference proceedings. The proceedings are provided free of charge to conference attendees. For further details or inquiries, please contact Program Chair, Dean Krafft at

Abstracts due: April 4, 2014
Decision: May 2, 2014

About VIVO
VIVO is an open source, open ontology, open process platform for hosting information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars.  VIVO supports open development and integration of science and scholarship through simple, standard semantic web technologies.  Learn more at