August 11 | August 12 | August 13 | August 14

Day 1 - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PKP Software Sprint

The PKP software sprint brings together the PKP team and community members to collaborate on short-term, practical projects that can be scoped, developed, reviewed, and demonstrated in two days. Projects will be identified before and at the beginning of the sprint based on participant interest. Technical and non-technical people can all make valuable contributions and are all welcome to join us.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room: 2250 Westcoast Energy Executive Meeting Room
Time: 9am - 5pm

Day 2 - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PKP Software Sprint

On day 2 of the sprint, participants will continue to work on their projects and move them towards completion. Final results will be shared at a lightning talk on Day 3 of the conference.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room: 2250 Westcoast Energy Executive Meeting Room
Time: 9am - 5pm

PKP Workshops

Learn more combining PKP’s software projects and new programs and services into your publishing and digital humanities programs. Separate registration and an additional fee are required. The full program is available here.
SFU Harbour Centre
Room: 1520 Barrick Gold Lecture Room
Time: 9am - 5pm

Community Consultations & Meetings

These consultations and meetings provide an opportunity for face to face meetings with members of the PKP team and our community stakeholders. If you are interested in setting up a meeting with us, please let us know.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room: 1530 Canadian Pacific Lecture Room
Time: 9am - Noon (By invitation only)

Opening Reception

Join us for the official start of the conference. Refreshments provided.
Generously sponsored by CrossRef
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room: Segal Center 1400-1410

Day 3 - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Speaker Series

Join us for the main conference day, featuring a single track of invited speakers, lightning talks, and a panel presentation on Publishing, the Digital Humanities, and Libraries.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room: 1900 Fletcher Challenge Theatre


8:30 - 9:00


Welcome & Opening Address (John Willinsky, Stanford) [Video]

9:00 - 9:45


Keynote Speaker: "Thinking through and with the Interface: Designing Scholarship for the Screen." (Miriam Posner, UCLA) [Video]

9:45 - 10:15


Break - Sponsored by SPARC

10:15 - 11:00


Lightning Talks - Round 1

Talk 1: Open | Controlled | Provisional: Three Digital Epistemologies [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 2: Advancing the Creation, Dissemination, and Validation of Digital Scholarship on Campus [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 3: Promoting the Development and Acceptance of Interactive Digital Monographs [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 4: The Writing's on the Wall: Open Access Tutorials for Epigraphic Studies [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 5: Researcher Web Portal concept based on Big Data: A proposal of an integrated web system to manage scientific research lifecycle [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 6: Towards an experimental framework for evaluating the quality of crowdsourced manuscript transcriptions [PREZI] | [Video]

Moderator: Kevin Stranack
Sponsored by Digital Science

11:00 - 11:45


Panel Presentation on Publishing, the Digital Humanities, and Libraries
Moderator: John Willinsky
Speakers: Juan Pablo Alperin (SFU) [Video];
Alyssa Arbuckle (UVic) [Video];
Rebecca Dowson (SFU) [Video]

11:45 - 1:15


Lunch - Sponsored by Google Scholar

1:15 - 2:00


Lightning Talks - Round 2

Talk 1: Random or reasoned? Design and the scholarly journal article [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 2: Open education in Canada 2015 [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 3: European Journal of Taxonomy: assessment of an open, collaborative project [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 4: Digital preservation of scientific electronic journals in Colombian: a case study [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 5: What's in a Name? Self-Identifying as a Publisher or Host [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 6: Article Formats: Comparing Use and costs [PDF] | [Video]

Moderator: Brian Owen
Sponsored by MultiMed

2:00 - 2:30


Invited Speaker: "Making Knowledge and Making Publics: The Evolving Role of the Publisher"  (John Maxwell, SFU) [Video]

2:30 - 3:30


Lightning Talks - Round 3

Talk 1: Altmetrics in practice: making the most of your data [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 2: Markdown as a Simple Solution for HTML and PDF Galleys in OJS [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 3: Innovative Reader Interfaces in the Humanities and Social Sciences [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 4: Streamlining Deposit: An OJS to Repository Plugin [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 5: Overleaf: Scientific Writing and Publishing in the Age of the Cloud [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 6: Towards a proper translation ecosystem for PKP applications [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 7: Digital Science and UberResearch: insights into the future, research fund analysis shows trends 3-8 years ahead of publication [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 8: Building HTML First Publishing Systems [PDF] | [Video]

Moderator: Karen Meijer-Kline
Sponsored by Editage

3:30 - 4:00



4:00 - 5:00


Lightning Talks - Round 4

Talk 1: Herding Cats: Creating a student run OJS journal in a library school [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 2: Migrating History: Using OJS to streamline XML publishing workflows for the Indiana Magazine of History [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 3: Networking for OJS: the German initiative [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 4: Language Science Press [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 5: Coverage of Canadian Journal publishersí article archiving permission policies in the SHERPA RoMEO database [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 6: Helping users help themselves: Knowledge management for Scholarly Publications [PDF] | [Video]

Talk 7: Sprint Review [Video]

Moderator: James MacGregor
Sponsored by the SFU Library

5:00 - 5:30

  Closing Reflections: "Message in A Bottle? Facilitating Community and Open Access, Looking Forward" (Ray Siemens, UVic) [Video]

5:30 - 6:30


Aldus at 500: Digitizing the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection at SFU

Join us for the offical launch!

Vancouver Pub Crawl
Come out with us for a night in Vancouver! Specifics will be announced on the day.
Time: 7- 7:30pm +
Location: Gastown, Vancouver, and wherever the night will bring us

Day 4 - Friday, August 14, 2015

PKP Annual General Meeting


The PKP AGM provides an opportunity for sponsors, development partners, and the PKP team to come together, reflect on the year passed, and plan for the year to come.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
Room: 7000 Earl and Jennie Lohn Floor Policy Room


9:00 - 9:15   Welcome and Introductions [Video]
9:15 - 9:45   Annual Report:
Governance & Finances [Video]
PKP Publishing Services [Video]
Software Developments [Video]
PKP Partnerships [Video]
PKP Network Concept [Video]
9:45 - 10:00   XML Project [Video]
10:00 - 10:30   Open Access Publishing Cooperative [Video]
10:30 - 11:00   Break
11:00 - 11:15   PKP Private LOCKSS Network Launch [Video]
11:15 - 11:45   OJS 3.0 Beta Reveal [Video]
11:45 - 12:00   Wrap-Up

Thanks to our financial and in-kind sponsors: