Program 2015-2106

Thursday 12 May 2016

Activité annulée - activity canceled - geannuleerde activiteit

Thursday 9 June 2016

Activité annulée - activity canceled - geannuleerde activiteit

OpenForum receives the financial support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and FNRS-FRS

The poster of the OpenForum that everyone is welcome to spread is available here (Source of the poster)

In the past days

Thursday 8 October 2015

Open Source in healthcare by Sébastien Jodogne PhD in Computer Science (ULG) and hospital IT developper from CHU de Liège, developer of the free software Orthanc, winner of the FSF 2014 Award for Advancement of Free Software, initiator of the Osimis start-up.

Le logiciel libre dans la santé par Sébastien Jodogne , docteur en informatique (ULG) et informaticien hospitalier au CHU de Liège, développeur du logiciel libre Orthanc, lauréat du prix pour l'avancement du logiciel libre 2014 de la Fondation pour le logiciel libre, initiateur de la start-up Osimis.

Thursday 12 November 2015


Open Education: towards open digital learning resources Yves Deville and Olivier Bonaventure, Université catholique Louvain

Short abstract

Open Education introduces, in the field of learning, an open approach with collaboration and knowledge sharing. In terms of content, Open education proposes to promote the development and use of open educational resources, that is learning materials in a digital format freely distributed to educators, students or any individual around the world. Digital opens the door to new types of educational materials and facilitates dissemination. MOOCs are a possible implementation of the Open Education, but other digital technologies can also be offered.

In the first part of the talk, Yves Deville will present and discuss Open Education as considered at Université catholique Louvain

In the second part, Olivier Bonaventure will present his experience with three open ebooks.

Thursday 10 December 2015


Open population data for human and animal health

by Marius Gilbert and Catherine Linard (Lubies - Université libre de Bruxelles)

Short abstract

High spatial resolution data on the geographical distribution of populations have countless uses ranging from epidemics modelling to disaster management and environmental impact assessment. People and livestock also have a profound impact on the environment, which can be spatially informed thanks to high quality data on their number and distribution. Since several years, two different projects have aimed to collect, integrate and redistribute spatial data on people and livestock at continental and global scale. The Worldpop project initially aimed to process and disseminate human population spatial data in developing countries at a 100m spatial resolution, and has now expanded to distribute data on human movement patterns. The gridded livestock of the world (GLW) project was initiated by FAO and now covers six livestock species, at a global extent, and a spatial resolution of 1 km per pixel. Since their origin, both projects have adopted an Open data approach, and have been extensively used in epidemiological, environmental and socio-economic applications.

Thursday 14 January 2016

CANCELED and moved to MAY 12

Thursday 10 March 2016

Open Access : why so important for Society ? par Bernard Rentier Honorary Rector of the Université de Liège (ULG), Chairman of Enabling Open Scholarship

with Michael Bon, creator of the The Self-Journal of Science, An open non-commercial repository with free journal-like services

Thursday 14 April 2016 at 18h30

Title of the talk

Open Data & Open Access : getting more from scientific papers with content mining, by Peter Murray-Rust

Professor Peter Murray-Rust is Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge, Senior Research Fellow Emeritus of Churchill College, Cambridge and Shuttleworth Foundation fellow, running ContentMine