CERN Courier features the Open Search Foundation in an article about Open Web Search. Andreas Wagner – member of the CERN IT department – was interviewed on the EU funded project, which aims to establish an OpenWebIndex in a collaborative, non-profit environment.

In the interview he also mentions the #ossym conference series, which was initiated by the Open Search Foundation 6 years ago.
#ossym brings together the Open Web Search Community once a year in a hybrid conference format to discuss, promote and develop new ideas for the future of European Web Search. The next #ossym is scheduled for 9-11 October 2024 at LRZ in Munich/Germany:

To learn more about why Open Web Search matters in a European and global context, head over to the full interview:

This year’s Open Search Symposium takes place from 9 – 11 October 2024 at LRZ Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Munich (Germany) and online.

#ossym is an international conference that brings together the Open Web Search community in Europe on a yearly basis. The hybrid conference provides a forum to discuss and further develop the ideas and concepts of open internet search and related topics in various formats including scientific talks, panels, workshops, demonstrations, student challenges and informal discussion spaces. Participants include researchers, data centres, libraries, policy makers, legal and ethical experts, and society. Last years’s conferences took place at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. This year the Leibniz Supercomputing Center in Munich is hosting the event.

The call for papers and demos is open until March. The conference programme will soon be announced.

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