Cologne Summit on Open Access Publishing
6th - 8th December , 2004
Maritim Hotel, Cologne Center

Draft of the Programme
6th December, 2004

17.00 h Come together, first discussions
18.00 h Dinner in Hotel
20.00 h Visit of the Christmas Market and Old Town of Cologne

7th December, 2004

09.00 h Opening
Greetings from Representatives of the German Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and of the Ministry of Science and Research from North Rhine-Westphalia

09.30 h David Prosser, Director SPARC Europe: Open Access Publishing: the Dream is now Achievable
10.00 h Mark McCabe, Georgia Institute of Technology: A strategic perspective for Open Access publishing (to be confirmed)
10.30 h Barbara Cohen, Senior Editor Public Library of Science, USA: The Development and Future of Public Library of Science - Medicine

11.00 h Discussion and Break

11.30 h Stevan Harnad, School of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton: Accessibility of Information on the Web and the Open Access Movement
12.00 h Donald W. King, University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences: Who is Going to Pay for Open Access Publishing?

12.30 h Discussion and Lunch

14.00 h Sally Morris, Chief Executive, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, USA: What Open Access Means to Learned Societies
14.30 h Tim Brody, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, GB: Citation Analysis for the Free, Online Literature
15.00 h Frank Gannon, European Molecular Biology Organisation, Heidelberg: Ethical Profits from Publishing

15.30 h Discussion and Break

16.00 h Jan Velterop, BioMedCentral: BioMedCentral: a Commercial Basis for Open Access Publishing
16.30 h Michael Mabe, Elsevier Director of Academic Relations: The Role of the Scientific Commercial Publishers in STM and Open Access Publishing
17.00 h Derk Haank, Springer Heidelberg: Evolution or Revolution: Springer Open Choice

17.30 h Discussion

18.30 h Social Programme (Visit of the Excavations under the Cologne Cathedral) and Dinner for Guests

8th December, 2004

09.00 h Hans Reinauer, Düsseldorf: The Situation in Germany in the Field of Medical Publications
09.30 h Richter/Warda/Korwitz: German Medical Science as an Example of a Free Open Access Publication made for and by the Scientists
10.00 h Claudia Koltzenburg, Hamburg: German Academic Publishers as a New Basis for Open Access University Publications 10.30 h Discussion and Break

11.00 h Round Table Discussion (Moderator: Arnoud de Kemp)

12.30 h Closing Remarks

13.00 h Farewell Lunch