CCS'15 satellite

Oct 1st 2015, Tempe, Arizona, US

The increasing availability of large-scale datasets that capture major activities in science—publications, patents, citations, grant proposals, as well as detailed meta-data associated with them—has created an unprecedented opportunity to explore in a quantitative manner the patterns of scientific production and reward. In contrast with standard bibliometric studies, the recent surge in quantitative studies of science is characterized by a few distinct flavors: (i) They typically rely on large-scale datasets to study science, 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) More quantitative studies of science no longer hold the unique goal of evaluating and improving the system of science. Rather, researchers from a wide range of disciplines have begun to use science as an observatory to probe social 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 this proliferating subject of quantifying science.

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The QS workshop will be hold in the Fiesta Ballroom III at DoubleTree by Hilton

One more thing

Our workshop will feature an art exhibition: Mapping Science, generously supported by Indiana University.


Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Deadline   July 10th, 2015
Authors Notification Deadline   July 17th, 2015
Satellite Day   Oct 1st, 2015