Day 2 US Annual Conference:
Innovations Day

Save the date and please note our change of location to Philadelphia!

Digital ethics: Building trust, ensuring integrity

Chaired by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of STM Future Lab and STEC


Light continental breakfast & networking


Wake-up Session: Launching STM’s Tech Trends 2022

Eefke Smit, Director, Standards and Technology, STM Association

The new Edition of STM’s Tech Trends 2022 is exclusively launched at this STM US Innovations Seminar. Eefke Smit, Director Standards and Technology of STM will present the new infographic of the next edition of Tech Trends, a product from the brainstorm of STM’s Future Lab thinktank. Come and learn what technology defines our play in the next few years.


Round Table: How will STM Tech Trends 2022 affect YOUR business?

Moderated by Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

In a round table discussion moderated by Chris Kenneally (CCC), 4 members of STM’s Future Lab Forum will express their views on how the Tech Trends of 2022 will start impacting our publishing business now. Come and listen to be prepared for the future.

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg (Elsevier), Gerry Grenier (IEEE),
Phill Jones
(Emerald Group), Stacy Malyil (Wolters Kluwer)


Refreshment break & networking


Interactive forum discussion  – digital ethics and data literacy

Moderated by Kent Anderson, Redlink

Are algorithms and social media outsmarting us, surveilling us, feeding us fake facts and alternative news, defining our views and opinions? Kent Anderson (Redlink) will engage in an interactive discussion on stage with thought leaders in digital integrity on topics such as ethics of algorithms, data literacy, user interface design, technology deployments, and current practice and policies. A very interactive session  – so we expect you and the rest of the audience to chip in.  

Susan McGregor, Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Patrick Vinck, Research Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health




Keynote: Innovating the book

Niels Peter Thomas, VP Book Strategy Springer Nature

The book is not dead and long live the book. In digital and multimedia environments, the book is ready to completely re-invent itself. Niels Peter Thomas leads the book strategy of SpringerNature and heads several programs to reinvigorate books as the medium of the future. Come and hear his vision on books in modern times.


Start-ups: Smarting up the book

Chaired by Niels Peter Thomas, VP Book Strategy Springer Nature

Three start-up companies will present their solutions and applications for smarting up books by adding social media apps and metrics and analytics and by improving user experience on mobile devices.

PaperHive: Social Reading Technology – André Gaul, co-founder PaperHive

Jellybooks: Smart Book Metrics -- Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks

For the past 3 years Jellybooks has been revealing the secret life of readers  to publishers. Imagine having a Google Analytics for books, a tool that records how, when and what users read. Do users read a book cover to cover, randomly dive into selected chapters or do they abandon the book after 20 minutes because it does not address their needs? Also how do cover, description and tag line influence readers expectations and behaviour?

About Scientists, Books and ... the Elephant in the Room

IntechOpen: Mirena Bagur, President, global marketing 

From listening to authors scientific needs to solving their dilemma via Open Access books leveraging various technologies.


Refreshment break & networking


Technology: Blockchain and its potential in STM publishing

Moderated by Renny Guida (IEEE)

This session takes a look at the possibilities and opportunities that blockchain technology offers for scholarly communication. Digital Science presents an exploratory study of blockchain for immediate applications in research and STM publishing. A first pilot, using a blockchain for peer review information, is ready for launch.

Introduction to Blockchain plus the Peerreview Blockchain initiative:

Joris van Rossum, Director Special Projects Digital Science


Courtney Morris, President/Co-Founder, ARTiFACTS

How Artifacts can support research workflows:

Dave Kochalko, Co-founder, Chief Academic Officer, ARTiFACTS


The Future of Access, part 2: RA21, Resource access in the 21st century

Chaired by Julia Wallace (RA21) and Heather Flanagan (RA21)

RA21 is a joint project by STM and NISO to drastically improve access to content, especially for mobile and off campus use. Access to scholarly and academic content should be as easy as logging in on Facebook and Google (but with stronger support for user privacy).

In its first year, the RA21 project, in which over 50 organisations collaborate, gained enormous traction among libraries, vendors, federation operators, ID management organisations and of course publishers. The three co-chairs of the project, Chris Shillum (Elsevier), Ralph Youngen (ACS) and Meltem Dincer (Wiley) will update you on the initial results of the pilots in academic and corporate environments and discuss possibilities for applying this information to your services. This session includes an interactive panel on frequently asked questions.


Close of conference by IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, chair of STM’s Future Lab and Standards and Technology Executive Committee

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