Metrics 2009 Pre-conference Symposium at t he ASIS&T Annual Meeting – November 7, 2009

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Please join us at the Metrics 2009 Pre-Conference Symposium at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Vancouver on Saturday, November 7, 2009. A final program is attached in PDF format. A text-only version appears below.

Registration is $75 for ASIS&T and ISSI members. Ten research papers on a range of –metrics topics will be presented by an international group of speakers. Registrants will receive electronic access to the presented papers. 

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Metrics 2009 Program

9:00 – 9:30 am        Welcome – Dr. Ronald Rousseau, President of ISSI

Introduction – Dr. Eugene Garfield, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Institute for Scientific Information

9:30 – 10:30 am        Research Datasets for Informetrics

Combining Commercial and Open Access Citation Databases to Delimit Highly Interdisciplinary Research Fields for Citation Analysis 
Andreas Strotmann & Dangzhi Zhao, University of Alberta, Canada 
Public Sharing of Research Datasets: A Pilot Study of Associations 
Heather Piwowar & Wendy Chapman, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.  

10:30 – 11:00 am        Break

11:00 am -12:30 pm        Disciplinary Studies

Core Journal Literatures and Persistent Research Themes in an Emerging Interdisciplinary Field: Exploring the Literature of Evolutionary Developmental Biology 
Katherine McCain, Drexel University, U.S.A.

Diffusion of Latent Semantic Analysis as a Research Tool: A Social Network Analysis Approach 
Yasar Tonta & Hamid R. Darvish, Hacettepe University, Turkey

A Theoretical Discussion of Prathap’s h2-index for Institutional Evaluation with an Application in the Field of HIV Infection and Therapy  
Ronald Rousseau, KHBO (Association K.U.Leuven), Industrial Sciences and Technology, Belgium 
Lying Yang & Ting Yue, National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Science, China  

12:30 – 1:30 pm        Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00 pm        Visualization & Clustering

Academic Spectrum: A Visualizing Method for Research Assessment
Fred Y. Ye, Zhejiang University, China

North America Academic Web Space: Multicultural Canada vs. The United States Homogeneity   
José Luis Ortega, VICYT-CSIC, Spain
Isidro F. Aguillo, CVHS-CSIC, Spain

Subject Clustering Analysis Based on ISI Category Classification 
Lin Zhang, Xinhai Liu, Frizo Janssens & Wolfgang Glänzel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

3:00 – 3:30 pm        Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm        Journal Studies

Rankings of Information and Library Science Journals by JIF and by h-type Indices  
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel  

Measuring a Journal’s Input Rhythm Based on its Publication-reference Matrix  
Liming Liang, Institute for Science, Technology and Society, Henan Normal University, China 
Ronald Rousseau, KHBO (Association K.U.Leuven), Industrial Sciences and Technology, Belgium

4:30 – 5:00 pm        Discussion – Next Steps, Future Symposia

5:30 pm        Dutch Treat Dinner – Location TBA

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