Call for Contributions:
15 February 2020 Submissions of abstracts/papers:
opening 15 February 2020, closing 15 June 2020 Information of acceptance of contribution:
15 July 2020 Symposium registration:
opening 16 July 2020, closing 28 September 2020
(or when maximum number of participants is exceeded) Preparatory Web Meeting on Open Search:
26 May 2020, details to be published on this website and to be communicated by mail Open Search Symposium at CERN, Geneva, or via Web:
12 – 14 October 2020 Online publication of proceedings:
(Extended abstracts/full Papers)
during winter 2020/2021
12-14 October 2020
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Dear Experts, Supporters and Friends of Open Internet Search,
Due to the current Corona Pandemic we decided to postpone the 2nd international Open Search Symposium (OSSYM) to be held at CERN, Geneva, to 12-14 October, 2020. If the health and travel situation allows by then, we will to hold the symposium in October as a physical meeting at CERN. Alternatively, and pending on the situation, we may hold a web conference during those days instead.
On 26 May, we are having a preparatory web meeting with interested parties to jointly advance the considerations and discussions on Open Search. This will also allow us to further develop ideas and concepts for the symposium in October and beyond. Details will be published on this website and will be sent out by email.
Please note the new dates for the Open Search Symposium, the preparatory web meeting and submission of abstracts, registration etc. (see below).
Building on the networks and cooperation initiated among research groups and experts in the context of Open Search in the past years, we will reconvene for the Open Search Symposium 2020, at the cradle of the web, at CERN Geneva in this coming October. The OSSYM 2020 will provide space for networking within research communities but also connect across domains and disciplines for establishing future cooperation, partnerships and projects .
The development of an European open Internet search community and infrastructure requires know-how and contributions from many scientific and technical fields. It requires profound understanding of internet search technologies and new thinking for services and innovative applications, to be built on an open and distributed Internet search infrastructure in and for Europe.
We are calling for your active participation in the Open Search Symposium 2020 in various formats: with scientific papers, sharing of practical experiences or by introducing concepts and positions during presentations and in the different interactive sessions.
More details will follow here soon.
Please inform your colleagues and peers about the upcoming events and stay tuned.
For any suggestions and further ideas for OSSYM 2020 please contact us at
On behalf of the symposium/organizing committee,
Dr. Andreas Wagner, CERN
Prof. Dr. Christian Guetl , TU Graz
Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer, Univ. Passau
Dr. Stefan Voigt, open search foundation
Main topics of OSSYM 2020:
Cooperative, distributed web crawling, indexing and search
Web Science, Web mining, content retrieval and analysis
Distributed databases and systems
Performance in web search, open source technology in web search, accessible search
Cloud/cluster security, security of distributed systems
Machine learning for search and retrieval
Geocoding of web content and geospatial search/analysis
Next generation internet
Vertical search, SEO, search interfaces and business models
Innovative search and web-index applications like research data retrieval, search for crisis management, search as as service, etc.
Social, ethical and legal challenges
Programme Committee (possibly to be further extended)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Jensen, Ostfalia University of Applied Science, Wolfenbüttel, Germany Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre and LMU, Munich, Germany Prof. Dr. Alexander Decker, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany Prof. Dr. Andreas Henrich, University Bamberg, Germany Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center / Univ. Hannover, Germany Prof. Dr. Engelbert Niehaus, University Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany Eng. Marco Verile, European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy Dr. Dipl.-Math. Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Science, Wolfenbüttel, Germany Prof. Dr. Benno Stein, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany Prof. Dr. Hanaa Hachimi, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco Prof. Dr. Mohammed Kaicer, Faculty of Sciences Kenitra, Morocco Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke, L3S Research Center, Braunschweig, Germany Prof. Dr. Christin Seifert, University of Twente, Netherlands Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke, Humboldt University Berlin & L3S, Hannover, Germany Prof. Eduardo Veas, Graz University of Technology, Austria