[Sigmetrics] altmetrics17 call for contributions extended

Stefanie Haustein stefanie.haustein at uottawa.ca
Fri Jul 28 12:16:05 EDT 2017

***Apologies for cross-posting.***

altmetrics17. The dependencies of altmetrics

altmetrics17<http://altmetrics.org/altmetrics17/> is part of the altmetrics workshop series organized since 2011 and will take place in conjunction with the 4th Altmetrics Conference (4:AM)<http://altmetricsconference.com/>, at Ryerson University in Toronto on 26 September 2017.

This year's workshop will focus on the dependencies of altmetrics. Altmetrics are heavily shaped, if not completely driven, by data availability, technical affordances of underlying platforms and data providers. Against this background, the altmetrics17 workshop will have a special focus on the dependencies of altmetrics and their potential effects on altmetric research, the role of altmetrics in research evaluation and the effects on scholarly communication in general. The workshop particularly invites contributions that address the workshop's theme directly or indirectly, analyze effects of the dependencies, and propose solutions and alternative frameworks in which to study altmetrics.

Call for contributions
We are soliciting empirical and theoretical contributions for short presentations and as a basis for discussions, which will be the main focus of the altmetrics17 workshop. Submissions can focus on empirical analyses, novel theoretical frameworks, original datasets or represent a position paper. The goal of the workshop is to discuss, exchange and foster collaboration on altmetrics between researchers and practitioners. Contributions will be curated by the altmetrics17 committee for their relevance and technical soundness and selected for short presentations.

How to submit
Please provide an extended abstract (max 1,000 words) presenting your altmetrics research contribution and highlighting particular issues you would like to discuss with other workshop participants. Abstracts need to be submitted via EasyChair<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=altmetrics17> by 7 August 2017. Please include a link to any relevant artifact (e.g., a dataset, plots, slidedeck) you wish to present and discuss, after archiving it via an appropriate repository (e.g., Dryad, figshare, GitHub, SlideShare, etc.).

More information can be found on the altmetrics17 website<http://altmetrics.org/altmetrics17/> and on Twitter<https://twitter.com/altmetricsWS>.


Stefanie Haustein

Assistant Professor | Professeure adjointe
School of Information Studies | École des sciences de l'information
University of Ottawa | Université d'Ottawa

e-mail: stefanie.haustein at uottawa.ca
web:  stefaniehaustein.com | arts.uottawa.ca/esi
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