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Juan Gorraiz
University of Vienna

Juan Gorraiz studied physics at the University of Madrid and at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his Doctor’s degree. He is Head of the Document Delivery Services of the Central Library for Physics and of the Bibliometrics Department of the Library and Archive Services, University of Vienna. He is working on bibliometric analysis and studies since 1992 and is furthermore teaching at the university course „Library and Information Studies“. Member of the steering committee of the European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss.info). Organizer and programme chair of the „10th International Conference on Science & Technical Indicators“ 2008 in Vienna.

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Edgar Schiebel
Austrian Institute of Technology

Edgar Schiebel is Head of the Business Unit “Technology Management” at AIT. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and holds a PhD in Management Science from the Vienna University of Technology. He works on bibliometric indicators for the strategic management of expert organizations, the monitoring of science, evaluation and science policy. His research interest focuses on science mapping and methods of observing science dynamics in order to identify emerging research issues, networks of scientists and affiliations.  He provides applied research and consultancy services for both public authorities and companies. Edgar Schiebel has published journal articles on bibliometrics and scientometrics, book chapters about emerging technology and research issues and numerous research reports. He is a member of international committees of scientific conferences and guest editor of the journals Scientometrics and Research Evaluation. He lectures on Foresight, Business Intelligence and Science Mapping at the universities of Ulm, Vienna and  Graz. In 2011 he was shortlisted as rector of Vienna University of Technology.

Programme chairs

Christian Gumpenberger
University of Vienna

Christian Gumpenberger has a Doctor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the Danube University Krems. He was Head of the Department of Public Services and Reference Librarians at the University Library of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Head of the Novartis Knowledge Center Vienna as well as Global Project Manager for the Novartis Institutional Repository Project & Open Access Champion at Novartis, and also ran his own information consultancy business focussing on project management in the field of new trends in scholarly communication, especially Open Access. He is currently a member of the Bibliometrics Department of the Library and Archive Services, University of Vienna, coordinator of the Council of Austrian University Libraries and also in charge of the European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss) administration.

Marianne Hörlesberger
Austrian Institute of Technology

Marianne Hörlesberger has worked at AIT for over 10 years. She deals with research questions concerning informetrics, scientometrics and bibliometrics, where her main task is the development of algorithms for detecting emerging issues. She applies the methodologies in technology monitoring projects with regard to specific research questions. In addition to her analytical work she is also  a project leader for EU as well as national and industrial projects. She graduated from the University of Vienna, where she received a PhD in Mathematics. Prior to joining AIT, Marianne Hörlesberger worked in business process reengineering and business administration for private industry.

Henk Moed
Senior Scientific Advisor, Elsevier

Henk F. Moed is Senior Scientific Advisor at Elsevier in Amsterdam as from 1 February 2010. He is a former senior staff member, - and during the last few months before his departure, a full professor of research assessment methodologies –  at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), in the Department (Faculty) of Social Sciences at Leiden University, as from 1986. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Science Studies at the University of Leiden in 1989. He has been active in numerous research topics, including: the creation of bibliometric databases from raw data from Thomson Scientific’s Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus; analysis of inaccuracies in citation matching; assessment of the potentialities and pitfalls of journal impact factors; the development and application of science indicators for the measurement of research performance in the basic natural- and life sciences; the use of bibliometric indicators as a tool to assess peer review procedures; the development and application of performance indicators in social sciences and humanities; studies of the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact and studies of patterns in ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour of users of electronic scientific publication warehouses; studies of the effects of the use of bibliometric indicators upon scientific authors and journal publishers. He published over 50 research articles, and is editor of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. He published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field.