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Call for papers

Conference on Copyright and Open License For Open Educational Resources

Date: October 19th 2017

City: Hanoi, Vietnam

Venue: University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HN, 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan dist, Hanoi, Vietnam


The call for papers is now open for the 2017 Conference on “Copyright and Open License For Open Educational Resources”. This is the 3rd conference on Open Educational Resources (OER) held in Hanoi also hosted by the University of Social Science and Humanity (Vietnam National University- Hanoi) cooperating with UNESCO. This conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, lawyers and practitioners seeking to make sense of the challenges in addressing legal issues regarding to copyrights and and open licences (copyleft) for developing, sharing and utilizing OER in Vietnam.

Papers and posters on the following topics would be particularly welcome. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyright issues for open access, open publishing and open educational resources
  • Open License for OER: theory and practice
  • Creative Commons (CC) license: challenges and opportunities for Vietnam
  • The intellectual property law and the development of OER and Open Access in Vietnam
  • The legal balance of copyright and copyleft
  • Factors affecting the sustainable development of OER
  • Roles of libraries, publishers and other stakeholders in the implementation of copyrights and open license
  • Open license vs intellectual property rights
  • Copyright and Open licence for sharing digital information
  • Digital humanities and legal issue challenges
  • Experience of the implementation of Open license and Copyright for OER and Open Access
  • Enablers and Barriers to develop OER


  • Vietnamese and English


  • Abstracts: 1/5-30/6/2017
  • Full Papers: 30/8/2017
  • Posters: 15/9/2017
  • Date of the Conference: 19/10/2017


  • Submissions for the conference MUST not have been published in any periodical, scientific magazines as well as any conference.
  • The paper should consider as many of the following as are applicable:
    • Objectives or purposes of the research
    • Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
    • Methods, techniques or modes of inquiry
    • Data sources or evidence
    • Results and/or conclusions/points of view
    • Educational importance of this study
    •  Connection to the themes of the assembly
  • Authors should ensure that enough details are given to be able to assess the novelty or the impact of the paper. Please ensure that the following information appears clearly in your paper:
    • Names, titles, and institution or organization, email, phone number for all presenters
  • Referred and non referred paper:
    • All papers must be written in English or Vietnamese
    • Papers may not exceed 10000 words including appendices, references and diagrams
    • Include an abstract of 150 words maximum to print in a program
    • Single-spacing, tables within the text
    • Font types preferred: Times New Roman
    • Font Size preferred: 12 points
    • Please use APA formatting and please be consistent throughout the paper http://www.apastyle.org/
  • Posters
    • The poster session provides an opportunity to display information about research in progress and innovative projects or activities in an formal. Poster proposals are a maximum of an A0 description, including references.


Papers can be submitted in any of the following categories to flis@vnu.edu.vn

For further information regarding the programme, please contact:

  • Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HN
  • 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tell: (084) 4 38583903
  • Email: flis@vnu.edu.vn

For all general enquiries, please contact:

  • Dr. Bui Thanh Thuy
  • Tell: (084) 0912291206
  • Email: buithanhthuy@gmail.com
  • Khoa Thông tin – Thư viện – Faculty of Library and Information Science

We look forward to seeing you at the “Copyright and Open License For Open Educational Resources”. You can find out more information about the conference on this link: The third OER conference


Prof. Nguyen Van Kim