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 1st International Workshop on Assessing Impact and Merit in Science

AIMinScience 2020

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AIMinScience 2020: 1st International Workshop on Assessing Impact and Merit in Science
August 25, 2020, Lyon, France
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Held in conjunction with the 24th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2020) and the 24th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS 2020)
=== Topics ===
In the era of data-driven and open science, reliable and comprehensive assessment of scientific impact and merit is now more valuable than ever. The AIMinScience workshop aims to bring academics, researchers, and other professionals from diverse fields together to share ideas and experiences about research assessment, relevant technologies and applications.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Scientometrics & bibliometrics.
- Indicators & metrics of any kind (e.g., citation-based, altmetrics) to assess scientific impact or merit for publications, other research objects (e.g., software, data sets), or relevant entities (e.g., individual researchers, institutions, projects, funding organisations).
- Improved/scalable/efficient approaches to preprocess, analyse, and mine big scholarly data to facilitate research assessment.
- Insightful visualisation techniques that utilise or facilitate research assessment.
- Applications utilising scientific impact & merit to provide useful services to the research community and the industry (e.g., recommendation systems, ranking mechanisms, etc).
- Data integration/creation/cleaning/publishing projects to facilitate research assessment.
- Data mining & machine learning approaches to facilitate research assessment.
=== Submissions and proceedings ===
The workshop solicits regular papers (up to 12 pages including references & appendices, LNCS format) and short papers (up to 6 pages including references & appendices). The former should be descriptions of complete, original research/technical work. The latter should demonstrate interesting new software or data sets or describe interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by program committee members. In order to ensure transparent evaluation and reproducibility of research, submissions whose results are based on research data or research software are required to refer/cite the original data/software as properly deposited in a data/software repository (e.g. Zenodo, Figshare, B2SHARE).
Workshop proceedings will be published in the Springer CCIS series ( Articles will be assigned a DOI, be associated with ORCID IDs and funding projects if any, for reporting to the European Commission or other funders.
** Best papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of a journal to be announced. **
=== Important Dates ===
- Paper submission: April 4, 2020
- Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2020
- Camera ready due: June 5, 2020
=== OpenAIRE Research Graph Challenge Cup ===
The European OpenAIRE infrastructure tries to facilitate, foster, support, and monitor Open Science scholarly communication in Europe. In this context, OpenAIRE populates a research graph ( whose objects are scientific results (e.g., papers, softwares, datasets), organizations, funders, communities, and data sources. This graph contains rich information, harvested and integrated from multiple sources, that can be used for scientific impact and merit assessment. A dedicated challenge cup having the objective to exploit the knowledge captured by the OpenAIRE Research Graph to achieve a predetermined set of challenges will be organized along with the AIMinScience workshop. A relevant session, that will present the work of the best performing teams, will take place during the workshop. The challenges of the cup will be announced soon.
=== Organizing Committee (alphabetically) ===
- Dr. Paolo Manghi (full-time Researcher at ISTI-CNR, Italy & CTO of the OpenAIRE infrastructure)
- Dr. Dimitris Sacharidis (assistant professor at TU Wien, Austria)
- Dr. Thanasis Vergoulis (scientific associate at “Athena” RC, Greece)