About ISSI 2013
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Doctoral Forum
Tutorials & Workshops
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Tutorial 1

Co-publication Visualisation Tutorial

The workshop offers its participants a chance to experience first‑hand how co‑publication data can be visualised, which data sources can be used and how the data needs to be prepared. The main focus lies on geo-mapping tools like jflowmap or Sci2. After a short theoretical introduction, several software tools are used: based on a prepared data set, the participants explore the features as well as limitations of those software tools and geo‑spatial mapping of bibliometric mapping in general. The highlight will be interactive data exploration.


Alexander Degelsegger
Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Vienna, Austria


Dietmar Lampert
Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Vienna, Austria

Tutorial 2

Sci2: A Tool of Science of Science Research and Practice

This tutorial is designed for researchers, practitioners, program staff from federal agencies and graduate students interested to use advanced data mining algorithms and visualizations in their work to map the structure and dynamics of science. They will use the Science of Science (Sci2) Tool (http://sci2.cns.iu.edu)to run temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization workflows designed to increase our understanding of science and technology developments. The first hour of the tutorial provides a basic introduction of the tool. Remaining time will be spent discussing sample workflows featured in the Sci2 Tutorial at (http://sci2.wiki.cns.iu.edu) and new functionality such as the Twitter and Flickr readers, the Yahoo! geocoder, networks overlaid on geospatial maps, network clustering and backbone identification algorithms, and the analysis and visualization of evolving networks.


Katy Börner
Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Director, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA / Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), The Netherlands

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Victor H. Yngve
Professor of Information Science, SLIS, Indiana University

Tutorial 3

Visualizing and Analyzing the Structure and Dynamics of Scientific Fields

The two-part 3-hour tutorial will introduce and demonstrate the study of the structure and dynamics of scientific fields with CiteSpace. The tutorial will cover theoretical foundations, provide guidelines for hands-on practices, and demonstrate more advanced topics. On completion of the tutorial, participants will be able to perform interactive visual analytic studies of scientific literature concerning a scientific field, a discipline, or an institution, and to be able to identify and interpret salient patterns and trends.

Dr. Chaomei Chen
College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA

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CiteSpace (launch or download):

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Tutorial 4

Address unification and document attribution to organizations

The workshop will review the process of mapping addresses to organizations and the challenges it poses to practitioners. Along the session the participants will be put to making decisions in every step of an unification process and discussing on their consequences on bibliometric indicators, ranking of organizations, the overall quality of the process and on comparability of reports.

After the session the participants will be able to: 1) provide solutions and/or improvements to any unification process, 2) identify possible sources of discrepancies on indicators between different studies, 3) propose and implement a method to assess the quality of any unification process.

Raul Mendez-Vasquez
Research group on Bibliometrics BA, Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI), Barcelona
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