This event is sponsored by the FEDLINK Technology Working group.
International Symposium on Science of Science March 22-23, 2016 - Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA http://icss.ist.psu.edu/
The increasing availability of large-scale datasets that capture major activities in science has created an unprecedented opportunity to explore the patterns of scientific production and reward with rich mathematical and computational models. In contrast with standard bibliometric studies, the recent surge in science of science studies is characterized by distinct flavors: (i) They typically rely on large-scale datasets, ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of authors, papers and their citations; (ii) Instead of evaluating metrics, they use models to more deeply probe the mechanisms driving science, from knowledge production to scientific impact, systematically distinguishing predictable from random patterns; (iii) Ambition and a diversity of purposes, ranging from work that partners with scientists involved to help drive discovery, the reformulation of science and innovation policy, and use of science as an observatory to probe phenomena that are more universal and widely applicable than the institutions of science themselves. As such, the tools and perspectives vary, involving social scientists, information and computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians, with results published in venues with non-overlapping readership.
The goal of this satellite is to bring together leading researchers from various disciplines and form discussions on the proliferating field of science of science. We specifically look for contributions that satisfy one or more of the aforementioned flavors.
Submit a (max) one-page abstract including one descriptive figure and caption using easy chair: Caution-https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icss20161 < Caution-https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icss20161 > Selected submissions are invited to present a research talk.
Areas of Interest include but are not limited to the following focused topics:
*Dynamical and structural properties of citations
*Patterns behind normal and successful scientific career
*How institutions (e.g., universities) shape scientific production
*Collaborations and team science
*Emergence and life course of concepts
*Extinction, evolution and emergence of knowledge
*Prediction of future knowledge and impact
*Peer review processes in science
*Funding decisions, outcomes, and impact
Submission Deadline: February 22, 2016
Acceptance Notification: We accept abstracts on a rolling basis until slots are filled.
** We also honor expedite review of your submission if you demand a sooner response - please contact Dashun Wang <[log in to unmask] < Caution-mailto:[log in to unmask] > > upon submission.
Confirmed Speakers and Panelists http://icss.ist.psu.edu/speaker.html
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University
Albert-László Barabási, Northeastern University
John Ioannidis, Stanford University
C. Lee Giles, Penn State University
Katy Börner, Indiana University
Luis A. Nunes Amaral, Northwestern University
Jacob Foster, University of California, Los Angeles
Carl Bergstrom, University of Washington
Filippo Radicchi, Indiana University
Bruce Weinberg, Ohio State University
Enrique Parra, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Dewey Murdick, Chief Analytics Officer, Department of Homeland Security
George Santangelo, Director, Office of Portfolio Analysis, National Institutes of Health
Maryann Feldman, SciSIP Program Director, National Science Foundation
Iulia Georgescu, Senior Editor, Nature Publishing Group
E.J.Reedy, Director in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Alex D. Wade, Director of Scholarly Communication, Microsoft Research
Reza Ghanadan, Program Manager, DARPA
James Pringle, Head of IP & Science Assets, Thomson Reuters
Veronique Kiermer, Executive Editor, PLOS Journals
Organized by: Dashun Wang, James A. Evans, Eamon Duede, Qing Jin, Lu Liu, Nancy Fagat College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Army Research Laboratory
Supported by: The NSF SciSIP Program.