STM Spring Conference Innovations Day 2021

Launching STM Trends 2025 and AI Best Practice Principles

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Thank you for your continued support

Two main themes will help to update you on STM Standards and Technology during STM’s Innovations Day this year.

First of all, don’t miss the launch of this year’s edition of STM’s well-acclaimed STM Trends 2025. The motto in this new future forecast is Let’s Go Upstream. That is where Open Science happens and where publishers can showcase their value for scholarly communications. A panel of Future Lab members will provide insights into the impact this may have on our business.

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is the other main focus of today’s program. STM Publishers will show practical applications improving everyday publishing workflows and adding to better discovery in the literature. Findings of STM’s AI survey will be presented and a panel will discuss best practice principles for AI Ethics.

08:45 US EST
13:45 BST
14:45 CET

Virtual conference login

09:00 US EST
14:00 BST
15:00 CET

Welcome and Opening
 IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Elsevier, chair of STM’s Standards and Technology Executive Committee (STEC) and the STM Future Lab Forum.

9:05 US EST
14:05 BST
15:05 CET

STM Trends 2025: Let’s go upstream

Moderated by Eefke Smit, STM’s Standards and Technology Director Welcome and opening

The new edition of the annual STM Trends 2025 forecast will be presented with the launch of the new infographic.

This year’s theme is: Let’s go upstream, moving closer to the researcher’s workflow. That is where publishers can support Open Science best and improve communications by making it faster, more reliable, and checking for quality and integrity of research.

Upstream is where tools for trust and transparency can be applied to better support the dissemination of all research outputs.

Wander through the Scholarly Fields, dig in the data mines, climb metrics mountain and ride the fast track rapids around Preprint Town.

09:30 US EST
14:30 BST
15:30 CET

Round Table on STM Trends 2025

Moderated by: Chris Kenneally, Director Content Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center, (CCC)

Representatives from research, change managers and members from STM’s Future Lab Forum will discuss the new perspectives of STM Trends 2025 and what it means for their business.

Prof Lynda Hardman, CWI, University of Utrecht, and Director of Amsterdam Data Science

John Sack, Highwire Press, Founding Director

Heather Staines, Director of Community Engagement and a Senior Consultant, Delta Think

Anita de Waard, VP Research Collaborations, Elsevier

10:30 US EST
15:30 BST
16:30 CET


11:00 US EST
16:00 BST
17:00 CET

AI in Publisher workflows

Moderated by: Dr. Jabe Wilson, Global Commercial Director, Data & Analytics, Elsevier

Artificial Intelligence can be applied to various steps in the publishing workflow, for example by recommending reviewers, triaging and classifying submitted manuscripts, and improving search and recommending articles. STM held a survey in the beginning of this year to understand the state of AI at STM members, the results of which will be presented in this session. This will be followed by series of short talks, where publishers will share their experiences. What are the first results? How did it contribute to their goals and scholarly communication in general? And how do they see the future?

With contributions from:

Dr. Sonja Krane, Associate Publisher, American Chemical Society

Mathias Astell, Chief Journal Development & Marketing Officer, Hindawi

Scott Dineen, Sr. Director of Production and Technology, The Optical Society

Marcel Karnstedt Hulpuş, Director Data & Knowledge Technologies, Springer Nature

Dr. Jabe Wilson, Global Commercial Director, Data & Analytics, Elsevier

11:40 US EST
16:40 BST
17:40 CET

AI Ethics in STM Publishing: Presentation of White Paper 
Presented by Joris van Rossum, STM Director Research Integrity            

Artificial Intelligence, in combination with the availability of vast amounts of data, holds the promise to improve science in various ways, but its application also holds risks. An STM working group has developed an AI ethics policy document ensuring prudent use of this technology which will be presented during this session.   

12:00 US EST
17:00 BST
18:00 CET

Panel discussion on AI Ethics 

The STM AI ethics policy will be discussed with publishers, AI and AI ethics experts in a panel discussion.

Dr. Nanda Piersma, Professor of Responsible IT & Director Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence, University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam

Henning Schoenenberger, Director Books Publishing Solutions, Springer Nature

Jack Ochs, VP Strategic Planning & Analysis, American Chemical Society

12:30 US EST
17:30 BST
18:30 CET

Close of day

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