From Violeta Ilik on behalf of the VIVO 2019 (Conference) Task Force

The Tenth Annual VIVO Conference was held from Wednesday September 4 to Friday September 6 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The VIVO 2019 Conference Task Force would like to thank sponsors, speakers, presenters, attendees, the Grand Travel Agency staff members, and the amazing staff at the Hilton Hotel Podgorica. Thank you all for making VIVO 2019 Conference a memorable one! Welcome slides are available here.

The 2019 VIVO Conference web site includes all the information about the conference and the program. The session abstracts are posted on the Program Schedule and the Speakers’ pages. Thanks to our Program Chair, Ruben Verborgh, for challenging us to consider Open Review platform and for making sure the program included outstanding talks. Thank you to our keynote speaker Herbert Van de Sompel and to our two invited speakers, Anastasia Dimou and Sarven Capadisli.

Every year our sponsors make sure the conference happens and this year was no different. We would like to thank Digital Science for their generous Platinum sponsorship. We also had Gold sponsorships from Texas A&M University and Web of Science Group. Ontocale sponsored at Bronze level and made everyone happy with their origami giveaways. Special thanks to TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library and SIGMA for pitching in as Institutional Sponsors. Our local institutional sponsors included Faculty of Medicine, University of Montenegro, Clinical Center of Montenegro and Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

At this year’s conference 50% of the attendees came to the VIVO Conference for the first time. The list of attending organizations and institutions is available on the website:


ATHENA Research & Innovation Center

Brown University

Coko Foundation

Columbia University

CSC – IT Center for Science

DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services)

Digital Science

Dublin City University

Duke University


Ghent University

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Mittweida University of Applied Sciences



Open Force Field Initiative

Osnabrück University


Robert Koch Institute

Russian Academy of Sciences


Simon Fraser University

Smithsonian Libraries

Springer-Verlag GmbH

Technical University of Denmark

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

Texas A&M University

The University of Iowa

Université du Québec à Montréal

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Donja Gorica

University of Montenegro

University of Oxford

University of Strathclyde / euroCRIS

Virginia Tech

Warsaw University of Technology

Web of Science Group

Weill Cornell Medical Center

ZEW Mannheim GmbH


Thank you all for attending and we look forward to seeing you at another event!