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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><a name="_MailOriginalBody"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">The 13th International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2018, will be held on June 4th-7th, 2018 in Bozeman,
 Montana, USA. </span></b><o:p></o:p></a></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Open Repositories 2018 is now calling for proposals around the theme of Sustaining Open.
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span><a href="http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/" target="_blank"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span></a><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Research and Cultural Heritage communities have embraced the idea of Open; open communities, open
 source software, open data, scholarly communications, and open access publications and collections. These projects and communities require different modes of thinking and resourcing than purchasing vended products.&nbsp; While open may be the way forward, mitigating
 fatigue, finding sustainable funding, and building flexible digital repository platforms is something most of us are striving for.&nbsp; Submissions this year should focus on the how, why, and what it will take to make open sustainable. &nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">While not limited to the below topics, we’re focusing our attention on issues around the sustainability
 of:</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:47.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2;vertical-align:baseline">
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Open source software - sustainability of software developed locally and large open source systems, legacy code</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Community - reaching out to new audiences, developing a community, governance</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Content - research data, digital preservation, persistent urls, archiving</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Teams/People - staff and knowledge within the community, contingency planning, training and development, and succession planning</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Projects - sustainability of projects beyond the grant, maturing communities</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:47.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2;vertical-align:baseline">
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Infrastructure/Integrations - integrations between systems, changing technical environments</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Policy - national, international, local and community policy and decisions</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:47.25pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2;vertical-align:baseline">
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Challenges of sustainability - funding, local, technical, community</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Rights and Copyright - including Data Protection, sharing and storing of content</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Reuse, standards, and reproducibility - for example: software, data, content types</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">New open technologies and standards</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#434343">Submission Process</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h3>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Accepted proposals in all categories will be made available through the conference’s web site,
 and later they and associated materials will be made available in an open repository. Some conference sessions may be live streamed or recorded, then made publicly available.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Interest Groups</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">This year there are no separate interest groups for the different repository systems, instead
 if your 24x7 or presentation submission is related to a specific repository system please indicate so in your proposal.
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Presentations
</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h4>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Presentation proposals are expected to be two to four pages (see below for submission templates).
 Successful submissions in past years have typically described work relevant to a wide audience and applicable beyond a single software system.
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Presentations are 30 minutes long including questions.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Panels</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h4>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Panel proposals are expected to be two to four pages (see below for submission templates). Successful
 submissions in past years have typically described work relevant to a wide audience and applicable beyond a single software system. All panels are expected to include at least some degree of diversity in viewpoints and personal background of the panelists.
 Panel sessions are expected to include a short presentation from each panel member followed by a discussion. Panels may take an entire session or may be combined with another submission.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Discussion Question and Answer</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Discussion Q&amp;A proposals are expected to be two to four pages (see below for submission templates).
 This is your opportunity to suggest members of the community to join in a Q&amp;A discussion on various proposed topics.&nbsp; This is meant to be a deep-dive into why a decision was made, how projects got started, where an idea came from, or anything else that you
 want to know more about. Imagine this as a 45 - 90 minute grilling at a cocktail party but on a stage in front of your peers. Q&amp;As may take an entire session or may be combined with another submission. This session will not be video recorded.
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">24×7 presentations are 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides. Successful
 24x7 presentations have a clear focus on one or a few ideas and a narrower &nbsp;focus than a 25 minute presentation. Similar to
</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span><a href="https://www.pechakucha.org/presentations" target="_blank"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Pecha Kuchas</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span></a><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">
 or Lightning Talks, these 24×7 presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated question and answer session involving the audience and all block presenters. This format will provide conference goers
 with a fast-paced survey of like work across many institutions. Proposals for 24×7 presentations should be one to two pages (see below for submission templates).
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Posters</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h4>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">We invite one-page proposals for posters that showcase current work (see below for submission
 templates). OR2018 will feature physical posters only. Posters will be on display throughout the conference. Instructions for preparing the posters will be distributed to authors of accepted poster proposals prior to the conference. Poster submitters will
 be expected to give a one-minute teaser to encourage visitors to their poster during the conference.
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Developer Track: Top Tips, Cunning Code and Imaginative Innovation</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are software developers
 who work on repository software or related services. OR2018 will feature a Developer Track that will provide a focus for showcasing work and exchanging ideas.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Building on the success of previous Developer Tracks, where we encouraged live hacking and audience
 participation, we invite members of the technical community to share the features, systems, tools and best practices that are important to you (see below for submission templates).</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">The 15 minute presentations can be as informal as you like, but we encourage live demonstrations,
 tours of code repositories, examples of cool features, and the unique viewpoints that so many members of our community possess. Proposals should be one to two pages, including a title, a brief outline of what will be shared with the community, and technologies
 covered. Developers are also encouraged to contribute to the other tracks.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">OR2018 will also again include the popular Ideas Challenge. Taking part in this competition
 provides an opportunity to take an active role in repository innovation, in collaboration with your peers and in pursuit of prizes. The Ideas Challenge is open to all conference attendees. Further details and guidance on the Ideas Challenge will be forthcoming
 closer to the conference.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Workshops and tutorials</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h4>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">The first day of Open Repositories will be dedicated to workshops and tutorials.
</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">One to two-page proposals addressing theoretical or practical issues around digital repositories
 are welcomed. See below for Proposal Templates; please address the following in your proposal:</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Length of session (90 minutes, 3 hours or a whole day)</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">The target audience for your session and how many attendees you plan to accommodate</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Technology and facility requirements</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Any other supplies or support required</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Please note, the program committee may consider submissions for other tracks and formats, as
 appropriate.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody">Submission System<o:p></o:p></span></h3>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">The submission system will be available at the start of December. When a link will be added
 to </span></span><a href="http://www.or2018.net/call-for-papers/" target="_blank"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">this page</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span></a><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:13.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Review Process</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h3>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated according to the criteria outlined in the
 call for proposals, including quality of content, significance, originality, and thematic fit.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:13.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Code of Conduct</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h3>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">The OR2018 Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy are available at</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span><a href="http://or2017.net/code-of-conduct/" target="_blank"><font color="red"><b>MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "or2017.net" claiming to be</b></font> <span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">
</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">http://or2018.net/code-of-conduct/</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"></span></a><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">.</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:13.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">Scholarship Programme</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h3>
<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">OR2018 will again run a Scholarship Programme which will enable us to provide support for a
 small number of full registered places (including the poster reception and conference dinner) for the conference in Bozeman. The programme is open to librarians, repository managers, developers and researchers in digital libraries and related fields. Applicants
 submitting a proposal for the conference will be given priority consideration for funding. Please note that the programme does not cover costs such as accommodation, travel and subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant’s home institution will provide
 financial support to supplement the OR Scholarship Award. Full details and an application form will shortly be available on the conference website.
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<span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#434343">Key Dates</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><o:p></o:p></span></h3>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">5 January 2018</span></span><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:#333333">: Deadline
 for submissions</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">5 January 2018: Deadline for Scholarship Programme applications</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">09 February 2018: Submitters notified of acceptance to Workshops</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">12 February 2018: Registration opens</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">21 February 2018: Submitters notified of acceptance to other tracks</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">21 February 2018: Scholarship Programme winners notified</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">23 February 2018: Submitters notified of acceptance of 24x7, posters, and developer track</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">20 April 2018: All presenters are encouraged to register by the close of Early Bird</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">25 May 2018: Presenter registration deadline</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">4-7 June 2018: OR2018 conference</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="mso-bookmark:_MailOriginalBody"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">Program Co-Chairs</span><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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