About ISSI 2013
Conference Venue
- Plenary Sessions
- Poster
Doctoral Forum
Tutorials & Workshops
ISSI 2013 Awards
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Important Dates

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1
Tuesday 16 July, 09:00 – 10:30

Session Chair:
Edgar Schiebel (AIT)

1. Opening Ceremony

Welcome address speeches by

  • Conference organizers Juan Gorraiz (University of Vienna) and Edgar Schiebel (AIT)
  • Ronald Rousseau (ISSI)
  • Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna)
  • Simone Mesner (Federal Ministry of Science and Research)

2. Keynote: Social Network Analysis

Online social networking services play an increasingly important role in the private and public lives of hundreds of millions of individuals, capturing the most minute details of their whereabouts, thoughts, opinions, feelings, and activities, in real-time.  Advances in social network analysis and natural language processing have enabled computational social science which leverages computational methods and large-scale data to develop models of individual and collective behavior to  explain and predict a variety of economy, financial, and social phenomena.
In this keynote I provide an overview of the ability of large groups of people to collectively produce information that is dynamic, complex, and adaptive. In addition to explicit information, text analysis algorithm can be used to extract indicators of social mood and sentiment from social media data. Researchers have used these techniques to gauge "national happiness" as well as consumer sentiment towards particular brands and products. Perhaps most tantalizing, evidence has been found that online social mood and sentiment may yield predictive information with regards to a variety of socio-economic phenomena, such as movie box office receipts, product adoption rates, elections, public health, and even stock market fluctuations. With respect to the latter, I will outline our own research on the subject of stock market prediction from large-scale Twitter and Google Trends data, and discuss recent efforts to leverage social media data to study scientific communication.

Johan Bollen
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Johan Bollen is associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing where he is a member of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems and the Cognitive Science Program. He was formerly a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009,
and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to 2005. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Brussels (VUB) in 2001 on the subject of cognitive models of human hypertext navigation. He has taught courses on Informatics, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, and Digital Libraries. His research has been funded by the IARPA, NSF, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Library of Congress, NASA, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His present research interests are computational social science, web science, behavioral finance, and informetrics. Johan lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter.


3. Introduction to ORCID

A short overview of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) will be provided in a 10 minutes presentation.

Martin Fenner

Plenary Session 2
Wednesday 17 July, 09:00 – 10:30

Session Chair:
Christian Gumpenberger (University of Vienna)

1. De Solla Price Award 2013

This year the “Oscar of bibliometrics” (awarded by the journal Scientometrics) goes to Blaise Cronin (see here >>). The ceremony will comprise a laudation by Cassidy R. Sugimoto (Indiana University), a live performance of a classical music piece, the award handover by Wolfgang Glänzel and finally a talk given by the awardee himself, titled "Whither is fled the visionary gleam? - Peerless Price and the Big Picture."

2. The wondrous world of bibliometric indicators

This session’s focus is on the diversity of metrics and covers the gamut from citation and usage indicators to altmetrics.  Each of these indicator groups will be introduced by experts in short presentations, which are followed by a panel discussion with representatives from research, research management and information industry, who will shed light on the pros and cons of these indicators from their specific point of view.

Henk Moed (Citation Indicators)
Elsevier, The Netherlands    
Juan Gorraiz (Usage Indicators)
University of Vienna, Library and archive services, Bibliometrics Department, Austria
Victor Henning (Altmetrics)
Mendeley, UK

Ulrike Felt
University of Vienna, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Austria
Oliver Pesch
EBSCO, Chief Strategist
Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik
University of Vienna, Rectorate, Austria

Panel Moderator:
Christian Gumpenberger
University of Vienna, Library and archive services, Bibliometrics Department, Austria

Plenary Session 3
Thursday 18 July, 09:00 – 10:30

Session Chair:
Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna)

Methodological and ethical problems of individual-level evaluative bibliometrics

This session’s focus is on the numerous challenges concerned with individual-level bibliometrics. This topic is of utmost interest for all stakeholders who are using bibliometrics at an individual level to support decision-making processes in recruitment, promotion, resource allocation and publication strategy.  
Methodological foundations as well as the ethical aspects of evaluative individual-level bibliometric analyses will be discussed in this session.

Wolfgang Glänzel and Paul Wouters will present "10 things one must not do with individual-level bibliometrics" & "10 things one can do with individual-level bibliometrics". Gunnar Sivertsen and Henk Moed will then comment on this joint presentation.



Wolfgang Glänzel
ECOOM, KU Leuven, Belgium 

Paul Wouters
 CWTS, Univ.  Leiden, Netherlands


Henk Moed
Elsevier, The Netherlands

Gunnar Sivertsen
NIFU, Norway