Call for proposals

The Opencast community is an international collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to discuss, develop, define and document best practices for the management of audiovisual content in academia.

The annual Opencast summit will be hosted at Ghent University, 5-7 February 2020.

The conference is dedicated to the use and management of academic video in general and Opencast in particular. While the focus of the event will be on Opencast, the community seeks participation from related domains and projects.

We are therefore inviting educational designers, researchers, service providers and others working with video in academic settings to share expertise and experience across the field and explore opportunities to collaborate in related projects.

Tracks

The conference committee is looking for proposals in three tracks:

1 - Academic video

  • Teaching and learning with video, pedagogy of video, learning analytics
  • Research
  • Technology
  • Video strategies and policies

2 - Opencast user track

  • Experience in using Opencast for lecture capture/video management
  • Ideas for new features in Opencast
  • Solutions to further develop Opencast
  • Integration scenarios

3 - Opencast developer track

  • Presentations and meetings with a focus on technical details, likely to see developers, system administrators, A/V-technicians and those interested in issues related to these domains.

Proposal types

There are different types of proposals for these tracks:

  • Lightning talk: 15 minutes including 5 minutes Q&A
  • Presentation: 30 minutes including 5-10 minutes Q&A
  • Birds of a feather (BoF): 1-2 hours. Suggest a topic you would like to discuss with others.
  • Workshop: 2 hours – half-day. Bring forward a topic you would like to introduce others to or discuss with others.

Alternatively, feel free to suggest a BoF or a workshop for a topic you would like to know more about. Ideally, you can designate/suggest someone to host, but feel free to make this a task for the programme committee.

Deadline

Please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation and the format you would like on the conference website by 16 December 2019.

Send your proposal

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Programme Committee

  • Thomas Berton, Ghent University (Chair)
  • Daniel Ebbert, University of Münster
  • Kristof Keppens, Ghent University
  • Lars Kiesow, ELAN e.V.
  • Stephen Marquard, University of Cape Town
  • Carlos Turro Ribalta, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Rüdiger Rolf, University of Osnabrück