International Workshop on
Visual Analytics of the Evolution and Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge
Mérida, Spain, October 26, 2006
I International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies, InSciT2006
Chaomei Chen, Drexel University, USA
Abstract Submission: May 15th
Full paper Submission: June 30th
Keeping abreast the advances of science and technology poses a variety of challenges for scientists and practitioners. Understanding the dynamics and complexity of large-scale scientific and technological information intuitively and accurately requires persistent and integrative multidisciplinary and multi-perspective efforts.
The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different but potentially interrelated research arenas to identify theoretical and practical challenges and the potential of enabling techniques and promising approaches to advancing our ability to understand and keep track of the big picture of science and technology. Our ultimate goal is to meet identified challenges with easy to understand and easy to communicate visual analytics tools. We invite contributions from a number of relevant research areas to develop a joint research agenda and promote a wide range of exemplars for further studies.
Researchers and practitioners who are interested in structural, temporal, and semantic dynamics of science and technology in general and any of the topics of interest listed below should participate and contribute to the workshop. Researchers in topic detection and tracking, social network analysis, text mining, natural language processing, information visualization and visual analytics are particularly welcome. We also extend our invitation to innovative contributions from other areas.
Topics of Interest
Science and technology indicators
Quantitative studies of science and technology
Structural and temporal dynamics of science and technology
Social networks in science and technology
Topic detection and tracking
Text mining and natural language processing
Geospatial studies of information diffusion
Progressive knowledge domain visualization
Visual analytics in science and technology
Network analysis and link analysis
Bibliometrics, informetrics, and webometrics
Trends in science and technology
Submissions should be made as follows. A two-page extended abstract should be submitted to the workshop committee for review. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited for a full submission for the workshop.
Best papers related to information visualization will be selected and invited to contribute to a special issue of Information Visualization.
An edited volume containing all workshop papers is also being considered.
Félix de Moya Anegón, Spain
Jin Bihui, China
Vicente Guerrero Bote, Spain
Hsinchun Chen, USA
Ata Kaban, UK
Xia Lin, USA
Juha Makkonen, Finland
Ronald Rousseau, Belgium
Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan, France
Henry Small, USA
Mike Thelwall, UK
Liwen Vaughan, Canada
Pak Chung Wong, USA
Inquires and submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.