CFP: altmetrics12: tracking scholarly impact on the social Web.

Jason Priem priem at EMAIL.UNC.EDU
Tue Apr 24 16:47:14 EDT 2012

*Call for Proposals:
altmetrics12: tracking scholarly impact on the social Web.

An ACM Web Science Conference 2012 Workshop
Evanston, IL • 21 June 2011

Increasing scholarly use of Web2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley, 
Twitter, and blog-style article commenting presents an opportunity to 
track scholarly impact in novel ways. Metrics based on this diverse set 
of Web sources could yield broader, richer, and more timely assessments 
of current and potential scholarly impact. Realizing this, many authors 
have begun to investigate these altmetrics.

altmetrics12 encourages continued investigation into the the properties 
of these metrics: their validity, their potential value and flaws, and 
their relationship to established measures. Submissions are invited from 
a variety of areas:

* New metrics based on social media
* Tracking science communication on the Web
* Relation between traditional metrics and altmetrics
* Peer-review and altmetrics
* Tools for gathering, analyzing, disseminating altmetrics

This workshop is a follow-up to the successful altmetrics11 workshop 
hosted by WebSci’11.

Important Dates

2-page abstracts due:May 18, 2012
Acceptance and abstract publication:May 22, 2012
Open pre-workshop discussion:May 22 – June 18, 2012
Workshop at WebSci 12June 21, 2012
Discussion closedJune 30, 2012
Invitations for post-workshop proceedingsTBA


Prospective authors should submit 2-page extended abstracts (max. 1000 
words, not including references) via EasyChair. If necessary, the 
workshop organizers will select the most relevant, original, and 
significant abstracts for presentation. Experimental results will be 
given preference, followed by technical reports on working altmetrics 
tools and position papers. All selected submissions will be published 
online for open peer review and discussion. Authors are encouraged to 
participate in the discussions of their work. Based on the presentations 
and online discussion, selected authors may be asked to submit full 
papers for peer-reviewed proceedings.


The workshop is hosted by the ACM Web Science Conference 2012 (Evanston, 
Illinois). This interdisciplinary conference focuses on advances in 
studying the full range of social-technical relationships on the Web. 
Please visit the workshop website ( 
for more information.


Paul Groth –  VU University Amsterdam, NL
Jason Priem – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Dario Taraborelli – Wikimedia Foundation, USA*

Jason Priem
UNC Royster Fellow
School of  Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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