altmetrics12 program

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An ACM Web Science Conference 2012 Workshop

Evanston, IL • 21 June 2012


Keynotes (9:00-10:00)

  1. Johann Bollen
  2. Gregg Gordon

Coffee break (10:00-10:30)

Paper presentations (10:30-01:00)

Position and theory papers, 10min each (10:30-11:30)
  1. Martin Fenner
    Altmetrics will be taken personally at PLoS (presentation)
  2. William Gunn and Jan Reichelt
    Social metrics for research: quantity and quality (presentation)
  3. Elizabeth Iorns
    Reproducibility: an important altmetric
  4. Britt Holbrook
    Peer review, altmetrics, and ex ante broader impacts assessment – a proposal
  5. Kelli Barr
    The Role of altmetrics and Peer Review in the Democratization of Knowledge (chalkboard notes)
Empirical papers, 15min each (11:30-1:00)
  1. Judit Bar-Ilan
  2. Jasleen Kaur and Johan Bollen
    Structural Patterns in Online Usage (presentation)
  3. Vincent Larivière, Benoit Macaluso, Staša Milojević, Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Mike Thelwall
    Of caterpillars and butterflies: the life and afterlife of an arXiv e-print
  4. Jason Priem, Heather Piwowar and Bradley Hemminger
    Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact (presentation)
  5. Jennifer Lin
    A Case Study in Anti-Gaming Mechanisms for Altmetrics: PLoS ALMs and DataTrust (presentation)
  6. Richard Price
    Altmetrics and

Lunches on your own (1:00-2:00p)

Demos (2:00-3:00p)

  • total-impact (Heather Piwowar)
  • (Euan Adie) (presentation)
  • PLoS ALM (Martin Fenner)
  • Ubiquity Press metrics (Brian Hole)
  • Plum Analytics (Andrea Michalek)
  • BioMed Central metrics (Ciaran O’Neill)
  • (Richard Price)
  • Knode (David Steinberg)
  • CASRAI (David Baker)
  • Mendeley and ReaderMeter (William Gunn)
  • (Richard Price)

Group discussion (3:00-4:30p)

We’ll split into small groups to discuss key altmetrics issues; topics may include:

  • Gaming: how might it happen, and how do we stop it?
  • Standards: We’ve got COUNTER for downloads; should there be standards for other altmetrics? What should they look like?
  • Visualization: There’s a lot of data. How should we display it?
  • Peer review: Could altmetrics replace traditional peer review? Should it? Can we build new publishing models around altmetrics?
  • CVs and “impact dashboards”: What does an altmetrics-informed CV look like? Who wants (and doesn’t want) one?
  • Publishers: What do publishers want from altmetrics services? How about readers and authors?
  • Normalization: How do we compare metrics from different fields or disciplines?

Group presentations and discussion (4:30-5:30p)

Summing up (5:30-6:00p)

  • Conclusion (Summarize key points from live and online discussion)
  • Open discussion: what’s the next year of altmetrics look like?


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