JCDL 2015: 4th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP 2015) | 2nd Call for Papers

Drahomira Herrmannova d.herrmannova at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 24 09:29:51 EDT 2015


June 24/25, 2015 – Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Workshop page: http://project.core.ac.uk/jcdl2015/
Conference page: http://www.jcdl2015.org


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 leverage the
potential of text and data mining technologies to improve the process of
how research is being done.

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 (especially those who run databases of publications) 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,
aggregators, text-and data-mining facilities, impact monitoring tools,
datasets, services and APIs that enable analysis of large volumes of
scientific publications.
2. Semantic enrichment of scientific publications by means of text and data
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.

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
- 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
- Improving the infrastructure of repositories to support the development
and integration of new impact and performance metrics.


We would like to invite the workshop participants to make use of the CORE
publications dataset containing large volume of research publications from
a wide variety of research areas. It is not mandatory to use the dataset,
the aim of the special track is to provide a framework for developing and
testing methods and tools addressing the workshop topics. The dataset
contains not only full-texts, but also an enriched version of publications'

The dataset is available through the CORE portal:


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 demonstrated.

Papers should be submitted using the EasyChair system provided here:

Successful submissions will be published in the D-Lib Magazine


May 3, 2015 - Submission deadline
May 24, 2015 - Notification of acceptance
June 17, 2015 - Camera-ready
June 24/25, 2015 - Workshop

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


Alex Wade, Director for Scholarly Communication @ Microsoft Research
Topic TBD


Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Kris Jack, Mendeley Ltd., United Kingdom
Lucas Anastasiou, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Nuno Freire, The European Library, The Netherlands
Nancy Pontika, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
Drahomira Herrmannova, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK


Bruno Martins, Technical University of Lisbon(IST), Portugal
Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK
C. Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Francesco Osborne, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Natalia Manola, University of Athens, Greece
Antoine Isaac, Europeana & VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iryna Gurevych, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Paolo Manghi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Tanja Urbancic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Pável Calado, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
Robert Patton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Eloy Rodrigues, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Jose Borbinha, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
Roman Kern, Graz University of Technology, Austria

More details available on the workshop website:
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