Deadline Extension | DL 2014: 3rd International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications

Drahomira Herrmannova d.herrmannova at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 11 06:32:26 EDT 2014

Dear All,

This is to announce that the *submission deadline* of the WOSP 2014
workshop has been extended to *Sunday 20th July 2014*.

We are also pleased to announce that this year's keynote speakers will be
Prof. C. Lee Giles from Pennsylvania State University and Prof. Birger
Larsen from Aalborg University Copenhagen. For information about the
topics, please visit

With kind regards,

On behalf of the organising committee
Drahomira <>



12th September, 2014 – London, United Kingdom

Workshop page:
Conference page:


Digital libraries that store scientific publications are becoming
increasingly central to the research process. They are not only used
for traditional tasks, such as finding and storing research outputs,
but also as a source for discovering new research trends or evaluating
research excellence. With the current growth of scientific publications
deposited in digital libraries, it is no longer sufficient to provide
only access to content. To aid research it is especially important
to improve the process of how research is being done.

The recent development in natural language processing, information
retrieval and the semantic web make it possible to transform the way
we work with scientific publications. However, in order to be able
to improve these technologies and carry out experiments, researchers
need to be able to easily access and use large databases of scientific

This workshop aims to bring together people from different backgrounds who:

(a) are interested in analysing and mining databases of scientific

(b) develop systems that enable such analysis and mining of scientific
databases or

(c) who develop novel technologies that improve the way research is being


The topics of the workshop will be organised around the following themes:

1) The whole ecosystem of infrastructures including repositories,
text-and data-mining facilities, impact monitoring tools, datasets,
and APIs that enable analysis of large volumes of scientific publications.

2) Semantic enrichment of scientific publications by means of text-mining,
crowdsourcing or other methods.

3) Analysis of large databases of scientific publications to identify
research trends, high impact, cross-fertilisation between disciplines,
research excellence etc.

Topics of interest relevant to theme 1 include, but are not limited to:

- Infrastructures including repositories, aggregators,
text-and data-mining facilities, impact monitoring tools, datasets,
services and APIs for accessing scientific publications and/or
research data. The existence of datasets, services, systems and
APIs (in particular those that are open) providing access to large
volumes of scientific publications and research data, is an essential
prerequisite for being able to research and develop new technologies
that can transform the way people do research.

Topics of interest relevant to theme 2 include, but are not limited to:

- Novel information extraction and text-mining approaches to semantic
enrichment of publications.
- Automatic categorization and clustering of scientific publications.
- New methods and models for connecting and interlinking scientific
- Models for semantically representing and annotating publications.
- Semantically enriching/annotating publications by crowdsourcing.

Topics of interest relevant to theme 3 include, but are not limited to:

- New methods, models and innovative approaches for measuring impact
of publications.
- New methods for measuring performance of researchers.
- Evaluating impact of research groups.
- Methods for identifying research trends and cross-fertilization
between research disciplines.
- Application and case studies of mining from scientific databases
and publications.
- Improving the infrastructure of repositories to support
the development and integration of new impact and performance metrics.


This year we would like to invite the workshop participants to make use of
the CORE publications dataset containing large volume of research
from a wide variety of research areas. The dataset contains not only
full-texts, but also an enriched version of publications’ metadata. This
dataset provides a framework for developing and testing methods and tools
addressing the workshop topics. The use of this dataset is not mandatory,
however it is encouraged.

The dataset is available for download at


The workshop on Mining Scientific Publications aims to bring together
researchers, digital library developers and practitioners from government
and industry to address the current challenges in the domain of mining
scientific publications.


We invite submissions related to the workshop’s topics. Long papers
should not exceed 8 pages and short papers should not exceed 4 pages
of the ACM style. Furthermore, we welcome demo presentations of
systems or methods. A demonstration submission should consist of a
maximum two page description of the system, method or tool to be


July 20, 2014 - New submission deadline
August 11, 2014 - Notification of acceptance
August 25, 2014 - Camera-ready
September 12, 2014 - Workshop

The dates are at this stage indicative only and can change.


The workshop will include keynote presentations from Dr. C. Lee Giles
and Prof. Birger Larsen. More information about the keynotes is available


Articles presented at this workshop will be published in the November issue
of D-Lib ( Proceedings from the previous workshops
are also available here.


Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Zdenek Zdrahal, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Stelio Piperidis, Institute for Language and Speech processing
Athena Research Center, Greece
Nuno Freire, The European Library, The Netherlands
Kris Jack, Mendeley Ltd., United Kingdom
Drahomira Herrmannova, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Lucas Anastasiou, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK

More details available on the workshop website:
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