STM Innovations Seminar U.S. 2014
Bright Research, Smart Articles and the new Author Ego-System

Annual US event

STM is at the leading edge of the latest technology trends within publishing. This annual US-event brings together the industry's most established thinkers and bright up-and-coming future stars to gives attendees an insight into the hottest innovations and vital technological trends and developments which will define STM publishing for years to come.

Don’t miss the Flash Session with a line-up of crazy-5-minute talks that provide the newest of what publishers are preparing to launch.


13.15 Welcome and Introduction by Gerry Grenier, IEEE, chair of the STM Future Lab Opening KeynotesAnalytics and MetricsModerator: Dave Martinsen, ACS 

Science in Sports,

Prof David W. Smith, Professor of Biological Sciences and baseball researcher and historian, University of Delaware

Mapping of Science and the Analytics of Publishing,

Kevin Boyack, President SciTech Strategies, Inc.


If we say ‘data’ we also automatically say ‘metrics and analytics’. New analytics tools have surged innovative new applications using the increasing abundance of data. In sports the use of new metrics and analytics creates a whole new area of science, as shown by baseball historian and researcher professor David W. Smith (who is also professor of Biological Sciences). In the area of STM publishing, analysis of publication data helps visualize the mapping of science. Pioneer Kevin Boyack of Scitech Strategies shows several real life examples.

14:30 Panel: STM Tech Trends 2014Moderator Christopher Kenneally (CCC)The new technology trends for 2014 and further, as they will impact STM publishers, explained by a panel of 4 from STM’s Future Lab Committee. With Andrea Powell (CABI), Howard Ratner (Chorus), Heather Ruland Staines (SIPX), Dave Martinsen (ACS),
15:10 Break
15:30 Plenary: The Smart ArticleModerator: Eefke Smit, STMThe role of Publishers in Semantic Annotation and Knowledge RepresentationProfessor Larry Hunter, University of Colorado, Denver, Computational BioScience Program

Searching for Data and Finding New Science

Anita de Waard, Elsevier, Vice-President Research Data Collaborations


Increasingly the research article becomes computable, adding research data, algorithms and smart searching. How intelligent will the article become; Can it find you so you no longer need to search for it? Can it test assertions? Generate new hypotheses? Can articles generate new articles without human interference?  Will human analysis be eliminated and, if so, up to what point….where are the new opportunities for publishers. Come and listen to two experts in data mining and actionable articles, both well known from FORCE11.

16:15 Panel: The new Author Ego-SystemModerator: Ann Michael, DeltaThinkWithin the STM scholarly ecosystem, publishers must consider and address an evolving set of author expectations. This panel-session will explore four types of innovative author-focused services: Collaborative Authoring Tools, Readership Maximization, Alternative Metrics, and Author Payment Systems. Panelists will briefly describe the underlying author need these services are meant to address before engaging in a lively and participatory discussion with each other and the audience. With Mike Buschman (Plum Analytics),Sarah Tegen (ACS), Jake Kelleher (CCC), Melinda Kenneway (
17:00 Flash SessionModerator: Terry Hulbert, consultant. Six ultra short talks on new start-ups, new launches, new services that help improve scholarly communication, with Colwiz, Newstex, Digimarc, WriteLatex, Algosharing, CHORUS: 

Stuart Cooper, Colwiz

Ed Colleran, Newstex

Burt Slavin, Digimarc

John Hammersley, WriteLatex

Simon Adar, AlgoSharing
Howard Ratner, CHORUS

17:30 Welcome Reception for STM Spring Conference & Innovations Seminar attendees



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