Open science afternoon

On June 12 (afternoon), a special session will be devoted to the open science in Mathematics, to be held in Jussieu. This afternoon shall consist in several talks followed by the award of the Demailly prize. A cocktail will then be served in the Jussieu scenic tower.

Due to a limited number of places, it is mandatory to apply for this special session and to fill in the following form.

Here is the schedule of this afternoon.

  • 2:00 pm : Laure Saint Raymond, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures sur Yvette, "Is our approach to science sustainable?"

    The increase in the number of papers published, the massive bill of leading publishers, and the increase in the use of data, AI, and complex algorithms for scientific discovery open several questions about our behaviour as scientists. 
    What needs to change so that scientific research can continue to be a collective endeavour and fulfil its promise to make the world a better place?

  • 2:30 pm : Didier Torny, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation at Ecole des Mines in Paris, "How open access came to maths."

    Mathematics as an academic discipline has some unique characteristics if we look at its publications: low number of signatories per article, use of articles over a very long period, limited presence of the big commercial publishers for an STM discipline and great diversity of publishers, specificity of the organisation of peer review, etc. Based on these existing practices, open access has followed a number of trajectories, the combination of which is also unique: the widespread use of preprints as a means of scientific communication, the opening up of the worldwide reference database (Zbmathopen), the transfer of many journals from commercial publishers to other structures, the intense involvement of mathematicians in the fight for open access and against the gold APC model, etc. .. This presentation will provide an overview of these practices and draw lessons for all disciplines from the example of mathematics..

  • 3:00 pm : Amaury Lambert, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Biologie, Collège de France and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, "Researchers reclaim the scientific publication system:  Peer Community In..."

  • 3:30 pm : Coffee break

  • 4:00 pm : Céline Barthonnat, Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe in Villeurbanne, "Episciences: Diamond Open Access publishing with overlay journals"

    Episciences is an Open Access scientific journal publishing platform open to all countries and languages, with no access or publication fees. It currently hosts 35 journals, including Epiga, from various disciplines, mainly mathematics, computer science, applied mathematics, social sciences and humanities. The platform is run by academics and supported by French university funds (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, CNRS, Inria and INRAE). It is also supported by the editorial teams of the CCSD, Inria and the Fourier Institute. The content of the publications is hosted in open repositories (such as HAL, arXiv and Zenodo). The platform provides a complete publishing solution for researchers, allowing them to evaluate and publish articles, datasets and software. All these components can also be linked together to promote the FAIR principles and reproducibility of science.

  • 4:30 pm : Filippo Nuccio, Université Jean Monnet in Saint Etienne, "How to enjoy a mathematical discussion with your laptop."

    Proof assistants are programs that enable to interact with a computer about the logical soundness of mathematical arguments. Their use is blossoming and some questions arise: how does formalising and digitalising mathematics affect collaborations? What about publication standards, are these processes going to change what it means to do mathematics? Where does the interest, if any, lie?  I will illustrate some of the recent projects involving proof assistants and will discuss some possible, personal, answers to the previous questions.

  • 5:00 pm : Merieme Chadid (president of the committee) will award the first Demailly prize.

  • 6:00 pm : Cocktail in the Jussieu scenic tower.