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



Important Dates:
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.


Target Audience

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.


Program Committee

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


Contact Info

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Submission Details