[Sigmetrics] CfP: Challenges of Social Media Data for Bibliometrics. Special Track at STI Conference 2018. Deadline April 1

Isabella Peters ipe at informatik.uni-kiel.de
Wed Feb 14 08:06:18 EST 2018

Dear colleagues, 


as part of the STI Conference 2018 ( <http://sti2018.cwts.nl>
http://sti2018.cwts.nl) we will be organizing a special track on the
“Challenges of Social Media Data for Bibliometrics” (#sti18challenge). 


This specialized track focuses on the ongoing challenges for using data from
social media platforms and from third party aggregators as sources for
research metrics and scientometric indicators. These challenges include but
are not limited to:


--> platform-based restrictions in accessing social media data and potential
biases resulting from limited access (also: biases introduced by data

--> black boxes, hidden algorithms, and lack of information about collection
processes and context affecting the use of social media data and data

-->lack of understanding of user activities (e.g. motivations to retweet,
like, share) and user groups in academic contexts

-->incomplete data (e.g. due to missing DOIs or identifiers not tracked by
aggregators) and noise (e.g. due to bot-activity)


We invite the following types of submissions: 

a) original research studying the quality of social media data and data
aggregators for measuring scholarly communication

b) short (hands-on) introductions and best practices for using data from one
or more specific social media platforms or aggregators. 


Please submit your work as short papers (max 3,000 words) until April 1,
2018. See  <http://sti2018.cwts.nl/submissions>
http://sti2018.cwts.nl/submissions for templates, EasyChair access and
additional submission information.  


Looking forward to your submissions

Katrin Weller, Astrid Orth, Isabella Peters




23rd Science and Technology Indicators Conference (STI 2018)

September 12-14, 2018

Leiden, The Netherlands.

Website: <http://sti2018.cwts.nl>  http://sti2018.cwts.nl  





- Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018

- Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018

- Early-bird registration: June 15 – July 15, 2018

- Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018




Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters

Professorin für Web Science 


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU Kiel)

Institut für Informatik

AG Web Science (R. 506)

Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 3

24118 Kiel 

T: +49 431 880-7286

E: ipe at informatik.uni-kiel.de

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