altmetrics15 program

The 2015 Altmetrics Workshop

Amsterdam • 9 October 2015


Welcome (8:30-9:00)

Coffee and welcome

Opening (9:00-9:15)

Opening remarks by the workshop committee

Morning sessions (9:15-12:15)

Session 1: Analyzing altmetrics (9:15-9:45)
Chair: Judit Bar-Ilan
  1. Altmetrics of altmetrics literature (9:20)
    Mojisola Erdt, Aarthy Nagarajan, Sei-Ching Joanna Sin & Yin-Leng Theng
  2. Altmetrics in the biomedical literature: appropriateness of statistical methods (9:25)
    Valeria Scotti, Annalisa De Silvestri, Carmine Tinelli, Moreno Curti & Luigia Scudeller
  3. Citation and readership “impact” of altmetrics (9:30)
    Judit Bar-Ilan
  4. Discussion (9:35)
Session 2: Altmetrics in practice (9:45-10:20)
Chair: Isabella Peters
  1. Responses of universities to altmetrics (9:50)
    Julie Birkholz & Jeroen Huisma
  2. Profiling research units through user traces, and its consequences for research evaluation (9:55)
    Ad Prins & Jack Spaapen
  3. Altmetrics and the changing societal needs of research communicators at R&D centres in an emerging country: A case study of India (10:00)
    Anup Kumar Das
  4. Myth vs. reality: Altmetrics and librarians (10:05)
    Stacy Konkiel, Sarah Sutton & Michael Levine-Clark
  5. Discussion (10:10)
Session 3: Data quality (10:20-10:55)
Chair: Stefanie Haustein
  1. Consistency among altmetrics data provider/aggregators: what are the challenges? (10:25)
    Zohreh Zahedi, Martin Fenner & Rodrigo Costas
  2. What do we know about sources? A study of the top 200 blogs and news sites mentioning scholarly outputs (10.30)
    Grischa Fraumann, Zohreh Zahedi & Rodrigo Costas
  3. Determining Twitter audiences: geolocation and number of followers (10.35)
    Stefanie Haustein & Rodrigo Costas
  4. Metrics and document versions: how should altmetrics providers handle metrics for preprints, author manuscripts, and the published version? (10:40)
    William Gunn
  5. Discussion (10:45)
Coffe break (10:55-11:15)
Session 4: Differentiating between various types of audiences and impact (11:15-12:15)
Chair: Rodrigo Costas
  1. The meaning of impact in altmetrics (11:20)
    Kim Holmberg, Timothy D. Bowman & Fereshteh Didegah
  2. Moving beyond counts: A method for surveying Twitter users (11:25)
    Juan Pablo Alperin
  3. Do tweets to scientific articles contain positive or negative sentiments? (11:30)
    Natalie Friedrich, Timothy D. Bowman & Stefanie Haustein
  4. The positive effect of interdisciplinarity on altmetrics for humanities-related research outputs (11:35)
    Jeremy L. Mclaughlin & Stacy Konkiel
  5. Challenges and Opportunities for detecting and measuring diffusion of scientific impact across heterogeneous altmetric sources (11:40)
    Brian Davis, Ioana Hulpus, Michael Taylor & Conor Hayes
  6. The need for more sophisticated altmetric indicators: A proposal for the categorization and development of aggregate indicators (11:45)
    Fereshteh Didegah, Timothy D. Bowman & Kim Holmberg
  7. Discussion (11:50)

Lunch (12:15-13:15)

Afternoon sessions (13:15-13:45)

Session 5: Sensible use of metrics in research assessment (13:15-13:45)
Chair: Paul Groth
  1. Can altmetrics be used as a basis for science policy? (13:20)
    Paul Groth & Peter Van Den Besselaar
  2. Is there a need for an organisation to curate, maintain, support and promote the effective and ethical use of metrics? (13:25)
    Michael Taylor, Kristi Holmes & Fiona Murphy
  3. Telling our story: A narrative deconstruction of metrics in research assessment (13:30)
    Cameron Neylon

Breakout groups (13:45-17:45)

Topics for breakout groups (13:45-14:00)
Chair: Dario Taraborelli
Breakout group session 1 (14:00-15:30)
Coffee break (15:30-16:00)
Breakout group session 2 (16:00-16:45)
Group reports (16:45-17:45)
Chair: Dario Taraborelli

Closing (17:45-18:00)

Closing remarks by the workshop committee

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