Peter Kraker

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My name is Peter Kraker. I am mostly known for three things:

  1. I coined the term “Open Methodology” in the 2011 paper The case for an open science in technology enhanced learning with D. Leony, W. Reinhardt and G. Beham.
  2. I am the lead author of The Vienna Principles, a vision for scholarly communication in the 21st century.
  3. I founded Open Knowledge Maps, a visual interface to the world’s scientific knowledge

Currently, I am working on (1) the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the emerging digital science infrastructure, (2) innovative tools and techiques for discovery, and (3) the promotion of open science in Austria and beyond. You can find a list of my publications and research outputs here, and slides to a number of selected talks here.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Computing group at Know-Center (Graz University of Technology). My main research interests are scholarly communication on the web, open science, and alternative metrics for science and research (altmetrics). I am the founder of Open Knowledge Maps and the maintainer of the open source visualization Head Start. I am also an open science advocate – I am a community coordinator of the Open Science Working Group of Open Knowledge Austria and member of the core team of the Open Access Network Austria.

I received my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) from University of Graz in 2014. I have worked in a number of EU-funded projects studying online scholarly communication, including the Network of Excellence STELLAR, the Marie Curie project TEAM, and most recently the Horizon 2020 project OpenUP. For my work, I was awarded a Panton Fellowship of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a Marshallplan Scholarship of the Austrian Marshallplan Foundation, which I spent at the Personalized Adaptive Web Systems Lab of University of Pittsburgh. For my dissertation, I have received the GOR Thesis Award 2016 and the GRAWE Promotional Award 2014.

I am chair of the Science 2.0 & Open Science Track at i-KNOW. Furthermore, I serve as a reviewer on several editorial boards and program committees (among others the open access journals Data, Research Ideas and Outcomes (RiO), Frontiers in Library and Information Science). From 2011-2013, I was chairman of the Knowledge Management Forum in Graz. I have also been involved in the organization of several editions of Barcamp Graz, and the JTEL Summer School.

If you want to contact me directly, please send an e-mail to pkraker (at) openknowledgemaps (dot) org.

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