STM Spring Conference Innovations Day 2021

Save the date! Timings subject to change

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Thank you for your continued support

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

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

STM Tech Trends 2025: Let’s go upstream

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

The new edition of STM’s Annual Tech Trends 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.

It is the area where tools for trust and transparency can be applied and 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’s Tech Trends 2025

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

Representatives from STM’s Future Lab Forum will discuss the new perspectives of STM’s Tech Trends and what it means for their business.

Participating (TBC):

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


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

AI in Publisher workflows

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. It can even be used to automatically generate books! In a series of short talks, 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?

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.

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

Close of day

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