From Kevin Ashley, 7th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12) Program Chair
Edinburgh, UK Good news for those working hard on proposals for this year’s OpenRepositories Conference in Edinburgh – we’re extending the submission deadline for papers and workshops by 2 weeks until Mar. 5, 2012. Whether your proposal is for the general conference track, or more suited to the user group tracks for EPrints, DSpace and Fedora, you’ve got 14 more days to refine your ideas for papers. The remaining dates in the process are not expected to shift, so you’ll still have plenty of time to make arrangements to attend.
Mar. 5, 2012: Deadline for papers, workshops and user group sessions
Mar. 31, 2012: Deadline for posters, Pecha Kucha and demos
Apr. 6, 2012: Workshop/paper submitters notified
May 11, 2012: Poster/demo/Pecha Kucha submitters notified
Jul. 9, 2012: Conference pre-workshops begin
Workshop proposals can be made now by email to OR2012@ed.ac.uk; we’ve already received a number of exciting ideas so we would encourage you not to wait until the deadline if you haven’t already been in touch.
Due to a glitch with the submission system we can’t yet take paper submissions but we expect this to be resolved next week, and we’ll make an announcement at that time. Full details will be provided on the OR2012 web site at http://or2012.ed.ac.uk/
This year’s event will also have more space for informal, unconference-style contributions as well as the Developer Challenge.
If a full paper isn’t for you, consider contributing in another way. We’ll be releasing more details nearer the event. This will include Pecha Kuchas and poster sessions with a deadline of Mar. 31, 2012.