20th International Conference
on Electronic Publishing
Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing: Players, Agents and Agendas 7–9 June 2016 in Göttingen, Germany


From 7-9 June, 2016 in Göttingen, Germany, the 20th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB) will take place. ELPUB 2016 continues the tradition, and brings together scholars, publishers, lecturers, librarians, developers, entrepreneurs, users and all other stakeholders interested in issues regarding electronic publishing in widely differing contexts.

ELPUB 2016 will have a fresh look on the current ecosystem of scholarly publishing including the positioning of stakeholders and distribution of economic, technological and discursive power. ELPUB will also open the floor for emerging alternatives in how scholars and citizens interact with scholarly content and what role dissemination and publishing plays in these interactions. Questions to be raised include: What is the core of publishing today? How does agenda setting in emerging frameworks like Open Science function and what is the nature of power of the referring scholarly discourses? How does this relate to the European and world-wide Open Science and Open Innovation agenda of funders and institutions, and how does this look like in publishing practice?

The conference will investigate the position and power of players and agents, e.g. scholars and their networks, legacy and academia-owned publishers, research institutions and e-infrastructures - as well as their respective agendas. When looking at these interlinked topics, we aim to sharpen the view for current challenges and ways forward to reshape the publishing system. You are most welcome to join us in this exciting discussion!

We hope you will consider being a sponsor of this important event. Your sponsorship will demonstrate your engagement with the state-of-the-art research and development in the area of electronic publishing, and will bring you in contact with members of the academia, information professionals, librarians, policy makers, developers, entrepreneurs, and general users. Our sponsors can select a level of sponsorship which meets best their marketing strategies and desired benefits.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards,

Dr. Birgit Schmidt, General Conference Chair, Göttingen State and University Library
Fernando Loizides, Programme Chair, Cyprus University of Technology

Sponsorship options

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The sponsorship program is subject to negotiation. Interested companies in taking part to the program can as well consider alternatives, such as:

  • Sponsorship of Conference Dinner (indicative cost  €5000)
  • Sponsorship of Coffee Breaks (indicative cost €700 per coffee break)
  • Invited European speaker hosting costs coverage (indicative cost €800)
  • Invited non-European speaker hosting costs coverage (indicative cost €2,000)
  • Student scholarships (10 scholarships, indicative cost €250 each)

Sponsorship is open to organizations or individuals with a commitment to the value of ELPUB and subject to approval from the organizers.

For more information about sponsoring the ELPUB2016 conference, please contact:

ELPUB Conference Office
c/o Göttingen State and University Library
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 551 39 52 42
Email: elpub2016@sub.uni-goettingen.de