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Thursday, 11 October

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm  |  SPARKS Stage  |  Hall 4.2
Presentation  |  Organized by Springer Science+Business Media

Books go Open Access – The next big thing? (in German)
Veronika Spinka (SpringerOpen Books Manager)

SpringerOpen Books is Springer’s new Open Access publication platform for books from all scientific disciplines. In this presentation, you will learn more about the underlying concept and why SpringerOpen now also includes books in its portfolio. This will be the next big step for the Open Access business model. A Q&A session with the audience will follow.

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4:15 pm – 5:15 pm  |  SPARKS Stage  |  Hall 4.2
Book Presentation, Discussion  |  Organized by Springer Spektrum

Max – The machine you can talk to (in German)
Prof. Ipke Wachsmuth (author), Frank Wigger (program manager), “Max” (the machine)

How does communication “work”? Prof. Wachsmuth will present his book, Menschen, Tiere und Max, in which he introduces the basics of how we understand one another and demonstrates the corresponding limits and prospects for artificial intelligence. Afterwards, Prof. Wachsmuth and “Max” will be happy to answer questions from the audience.

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Friday, 12 October

10:00 am – 10:30 am  |  SPARKS Stage  |  Hall 4.2
Book Presentation  |  Organized by Springer Vieweg

Becoming environmentally neutral – ambitious innovations in Hesse
(in German)
Prof. Radermacher (editor), Dr. Luise Hölscher (Hessian State Secretary), Ralf Harms (chief editor), Ralf Birkelbach (Executive Vice President Business & Technology, Springer Science+Business Media)

The German state of Hesse is working on making its government offices run environmentally neutral by 2030. The book Klimaneutralität – eine ambitionierte Innovation des Landes Hessen, published by the Hessian Ministry of Finance in collaboration with Prof. Radermacher, provides an overview of the project and the measures involved. After the presentation, a copy will be formally handed over to Dr. Luise Hölscher, Hessian State Secretary of Finance.

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Saturday, 13 October

10:00 am – 10:45 am  |  SPARKS Stage  |  Hall 4.2
Book Presentation  |  Organized by Springer Medizin

Counseling and support for cancer patients (in German)
Dr. Alfred Künzler (Author)

The respected psycho-oncologist Dr. Alfred Künzler will describe how patients can best handle the mental stress of being diagnosed with cancer in his psychological guidebook Diagnose-Schock: Krebs, published by Springer Medizin. Dr. Künzler provides empathetic support for patients and families facing cancer. He tailors his guidance to the patients’ individual personalities, helping them to both restore their emotional well-being and to improve their quality of life.

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2:15 pm – 3:15 am  | SPARKS Stage | Hall 4.2
Book Presentation  |  Organized by Springer Medizin

Modern recruitment strategies – more than just advertisements
(in German)
Dr. Armin Trost (Author)

Dr. Armin Trost, author of the German-language book Talent Relationship Management, will explain how companies can successfully attract highly qualified staff. He will present innovative recruitment concepts and provide businesses of all sizes with new impulses to help them develop and implement new strategies of their own. After all, only companies with qualified staff can be and remain competitive.



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