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Call for workshops

OS FAIR 2023 will give the possibility to selected projects, organisations and initiatives to organise a workshop addressing any of the topics of the conference.

OS FAIR 2023 provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of work related to the foundational or more concrete aspects of Open Science: from policy formulation and implementation, infrastructure and service provisioning to turn Open Science into practice, to building and sustaining the human element to support it in the long run.

The OS FAIR 2023 organising committee invites proposals for workshops which may vary between 90, 120 and 180 minutes.


BY APRIL 30th 2023.



Workshops should emphasise current topics of particular interest to the broad community of Open Science on the latest policy, legal, technical and business issues in Open Science, FAIR data and related infrastructure. Proposals which favour and encourage the participation of attendees will be favoured.

Topics of interest include:

Advancing and reforming research assessment (RRA) and Open Science; connections, barriers and way ahead

  • Alternative assessment approaches
  • How to value all contributions to the scholarly process?
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Funding & institutional support

AI impact on Open Science and Open Science impact on AI

  • AI tools and platforms impact for research
  • Ethical considerations
  • Natural Language processing, Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation
  • Copyright and legal aspects (text and data mining, reproducibility, transparency, reusability of training and trained models and access to training materials for reproducibility)

Innovation & disruption in scholarly publishing

  • New emerging publishing models
  • Diamond Open Access; regional initiatives, projects and plans
  • Rights Retention; primary and secondary publishing rights, 
  • Multilingualism in academic publishing

FAIR Data, software & hardware

  • Collaborative development
  • Open licensing and the new wave of EU data legislation.
  • Reproducibility
  • Interoperability 

Openness in research & education

  • Open Education
  • Open Educational resources (OERs)

Public Engagement & Citizen Science

  • Community driven research initiatives
  • Tools and technology for public engagement
  • Open data and scientific literacy

Please use templates below as a guide*

*note that you have to copy all details of your proposal in the submission portal (IN THE ABSTRACT SECTION).


Proposers are asked to submit a short abstract (maximum 800 words) that describes all key characteristics and contributions of the workshop:

  • Focus
  • Relation to the overall objective of the conference
  • Target audience
  • Learning outcomes
  • Format and Structure
  • Draft Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Equipment

Proposal length should be a minimum of 500 words and should not exceed 800 words.



Workshop proposals will be evaluated primarily on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions, facilitate the exchange of ideas, promote collaborations, and contribute to a concrete roadmap for open science implementation.

Additional criteria are:

  • Relevance
  • Impact on the wider community
  • Level of innovation
  • Originality
  • Interaction with the audience
  • Openness and Fairness of the solution / method / product
  • Quality and detail of the application form

Applications will be evaluated by the Conference Programme Committee (blind peer-review).

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2023
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection: June 2023
  • Conference Dates: 25 – 27 September, 2023

Please note that the Open Science Fair 2023 is intended to be an in-person event. We expect all contributors (or their representatives) to be able to attend the conference on the premises.