Call for papers - Quantifying Science Workshop in Conference on Complex Studies 2015 (CCS2015)

Lingfei Wu lingfeiw at ASU.EDU
Fri Jun 26 19:28:33 EDT 2015

*Quantifying Science*

*Oct 1st 2015 - Tempe, Arizona*

A satellite to CCS’15:

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 the proliferating subject of
quantifying science. We specifically look for contributions that satisfy
one or more of the aforementioned flavors.

*Submission *

Submit a (max) one-page abstract including one descriptive figure and
caption using easy chair: Selected
submissions are invited to present a research talk. Note, as a focused
workshop, we welcome submissions that may also be presented in the main

*Areas of Interest* include but are not limited to the following focused

   - Dynamical and structural properties of citations
   - Patterns behind normal and successful scientific career
   - How institutions (e.g., universities) shape scientific production
   - Collaborations and team science
   - Emergence and life course of concepts
   - Extinction, evolution and emergence of knowledge
   - Prediction of future knowledge and impact
   - Altmetrics
   - Peer review processes in science
   - Crowdsourcing science

*Submission Deadline:* July 10, 2015**

*Acceptance Notification:* July 17, 2015.

** We also honor expedite review of your submission if you demand a
response prior to early registration deadline - please contact Dashun Wang <
dashunwang at> upon submission.

*Confirmed Speakers as of June, 2015*

*Brian Uzzi*, the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

*Filippo Radicchi*, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

*C. Lee Giles*, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

*Carl Bergstrom*, University of Washington

*Jacob Foster*, Department of Sociology, UCLA

*Roberta Sinatra*, CCNR, Northeastern University

*Luis A. Nunes Amaral*, Northwestern University

*Organized by: Dashun Wang, James A. Evans, Qing Jin, Lingfei Wu*

College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University,
University Park, PA, USA

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA,

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
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