Forth Annual KNOWeESCAPE Conference of COST Action TD1210

When: February 22 - February 24, 2017

Where: Sofia, Bulgaria, EXPO Hotel

What: Fourth Annual KNOWeESCAPE meeting of COST Action TD1210

Local organization:Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Programme KnoweScape 2017

Wednesday, Feb 22th, 2017                                   

08:30-9:30 Opening of the registration desk, Lobby – Hotel                                 

09:30-09:40    Opening of the workshop and welcome address, Andrea Scharnhorst and Oleg Yordanov                                

Session 1:  Chairman Peter Richmond

09:45-10:30    Keynote 1

Stefanie Haustein: The evolution of scholarly communication and the reward system of science

Abstract: Since the scholarly journal was created more than 350 years ago, it has become the central form of scholarly communication in the natural sciences and medicine. Although the digital era has both facilitated and accelerated the publishing process, it has not changed the scientific journal as such. Today, the reward system of science is deeply intertwined with the peer-reviewed journal, so much so that the number of publications and citations have become fundamental in measuring a researcher’s success. The dominance of bibliometric indicators has created adverse effects such as salami publishing, honorary authorship and citation cartels. As scholarly communication is diversifying and becoming more open and researchers discuss and share manuscripts, data, presentations and code online, the altmetrics and open science movement seek to consider alternative research output and impact within the scientific reward system. The talk will provide an overview of the evolution of scholarly communication and the reward system of science and draw parallels between bibliometrics and the current developments in altmetrics, highlighting possibilities and limitations of various metrics.                         

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break                        

11:00-11:20    Roeland de Kok (The Netherlands) Preparing the financial future for a next generation, a PISA challenge                               

11:20-11:40    Valerio Ficcadenti, Roy Cerqueti, and Marcel Ausloos, (Italy & Belgium) Exploring the semantic structure of the US presidential speeches                           

Session 2:  Chairwoman Judit Bar-Ilan                               

11:40-12:00    Janusz A. Hołyst, Julian Sienkiewicz, Krzysztof Soja and Peter M. A. Sloot (Poland, Russia, The Netherlands & Singapore) Categorical and Geographical Separation in Science)  

12:00-12:20    Miroslav Andjelkovic, Bosiljka Tadic (Serbia & Slovenia) Algebraic topology of multi-brain connectivity networks                                  

12:20-12:40    R. de Regt, C. von Ferber, Yu. Holovatch, M. Lebovka  (United Kingdom, Germany & Ukraine) Topological and spatial aspects of public transportation in UK viewed as a complex network                            

12:40-13:00    Poster Spotlight – Poster 1-5 (see below)

13:00-14:30    Lunch Break                         

Session 3: Chairman Peter Mutschke

14:30-15:15    Keynote 2

Milena Golshan: Users and uses of a digital data archive: A case study of DANS

Abstract: As open access to research data becomes a requirement of funding agencies and journals, digital data archives are the preferred mechanisms for data sharing and reuse. While institutional policies support data sharing, surprisingly little is known about the uses and users of digital data archives, and about the relationships between users and the staff of data archives. Digital data archives, however, vary widely in organizational structure, mission, collection, funding, and relationships to their users and other stakeholders. We present a case study of DANS, the Data Archiving and Networked Services of the Netherlands, with the goal of analyzing the uses, users, policy, and practice of digital data archiving based on highly-distributed data collection, and the implications for data sharing and reuse.

15:15-15:35    D. Torres-Salinas and E. Romero-Frías (Spain) Livemetrics, a new approach to the visualization of scientific production at the university                                 

15:35-15:55    M. Dobreva (Malta)  Visualise that! Restoring the history of tattoos using historical sources                              

15:55-16:30    Coffee Break and Poster Session                             

Session 4: Chairwoman Giulia Rotundo

16:30-16:50    M. Riccaboni and L. Verginer (Italy) Emerging technological areas in the patent network                                  

16:50-17:10    P. Argyrakis (Greece) Spreading phenomena on networks of cities with multinational firms                               

17:00-17:20    Roy Cerqueti (Italy) Cognitive biases or financial analphabetism? Investigating the roots of irrational investments                           

17:30-19:00    MC meeting – Conference room                              


Thursday, Feb 23th, 2017                         

Session 5:  Chairwoman Andrea Scharnhorst                                 

09:30-10:20    Keynote 3

Sahar Vahdati: Semantic Web Technologies to Provide Services for Scholarly Communication

Abstract: Digitizing scholarly communication is a major challenge of our era. It has changed a lot with regard to the transformation of the materials but not much in methods and presentation of knowledge. The focus of this talk is particularly on facilitating the digital handling of scholarly communication metadata, i.e. bibliographic data, metadata about scientific events, courseware, projects, organizations etc. Several related use cases will be introduced that require concrete strategies and applications for semantically representing and linking bibliographic data, for crowd sourcing and analysing events metadata and for quality assessment of open courseware and scientific events based on this metadata. I will discuss how to build a comprehensive Knowledge Graphs of Scientific Communication and related topics by extending schemas and interlinking datasets.                               

10:20-10:40    E. G. Ceptureanu, S. I. Ceptureanu and C. Herteliu (Romania)  There is an “easier way” to publish in prestigious academic journals?                                 

10:40-11:10    Coffee Break                        

11:10-11:30    S. Anastasova (FRY Macedonia) Rhizomatic Knowledge and Digital Spaces

11:30-11:50    Lefteris Angelis, Nick Bassiliades, Yannis Manolopoulos (Greece) Do we really need all these university rankings?                          

Session 6: Chairman Panos Argyrakis                                 

11:50-12:10    P. Mutschke (Germany) Knowledge Maps and Information Retrieval. A Review                       

12:10-12:30    R. Koopman and S. Wang  (The Netherlands) Our journey with semantic embedding                            

12:30-12:50    U. Cetin and H. O. Bingol (Turkey) The Dose of the Threat Makes the Resistance for Cooperation                                  

12:50-13:05    Poster Spotlight: Poster 6-10 (see below)

13:05-14:30    Free time for lunch                           

Session 7: Chairman Janusz Holyst                          

14:30-15:15    Keynote 4

Jennifer Edmond: The DARIAH ERIC – Humanities Research Infrastructure and Emerging Knowledge Spaces

Abstract: Information technology is having a transformational impact on humanities research, but the force of that impact is not evenly distributed.  Indeed, while in some quarters the digital turn in the humanities has met with resistance, in others it seems at risk of becoming fashionable beyond its actual utility.   Building infrastructure for such a shifting landscape presents particular challenges, as the scale and durability expected of infrastructure-level developments is difficult to achieve when the parameters for success are themselves fluid.   This keynote will present the DARIAH ERIC as a response to this challenge, giving an overview of the infrastructure’s history and structure as a knowledge-centric (rather than collections-, tools- or data-centric) approach to supporting advanced research in the humanities.

15:15-15:35    Serge Galam (France)  The Trump victory: a successful prediction from sociophysics                             

15:35-15:55    M. Andjelkovic, M. Mitrovic Dankulov and B. Tadic (Serbia & Slovenia) The Structure of Knowledge Networks Emerging from Online Social Endevours               

15:55-16:20    Coffee Break                        

16:20-16:40    P. Richmond and B. Roehner (Ireland) Unravelling Mortality                   

16:40-17:00    Gali Halevi and J. Bar-Ilan (Israel) Retracted Papers are Alive and Well

17:00-17:20    C. Herteliu1, M. Ausloos, B. V. Ileanu, G. Rotundo, T. Andrei (Romania, Belgium & Italy) Unethical Editorial Behavior – a Case Study                           


Friday, Feb 24th, 2017        

Session 8: Chairman Yu. Holovatch 

09:30-10:15    Keynote 5

Jenna Hartel: The iSquare Research Program: Taking a Line for a Walk

Abstract:The great Swiss-German artist Paul Klee said, “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” This playful statement captures some of the whimsy at the heart of the iSquare Research Program, an arts-informed visual study of information based at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.Motivated by a dearth of accessible definitions for “information,” in 2011 Dr. Jenna Hartel began asking people to respond to the question, “What is information?” by drawing upon a 4” by 4”piece of white art paper and then writing a few words about their drawing on the reverse side. The process generated a compact piece of visual and textual data coined an “information square” or iSquare, for short, and has grown into a concatenated research program. Since inception, more than 3,000 iSquares have been collected from six continents and numerous academic disciplines. The project has opened up a new, visual perspective on the elusive concept at the center of this Information Age and revealed pedagogical and artistic potentials, too. The keynote presentation at KNOWeSCAPE introduces attendees to the iSquare Research Program and will: survey existing written conceptions of information; describe the visual methodology and research design; provide highlights of the findings to date; and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of the social sciences and the arts.

10:15-10:35    M. Schilperoord, B. Schrempf and P. Ahrweiler (Germany)  Calibrating with Ego Network Samples: A Simulation of German Extra-University Research Institutes      

10:35-11:10    coffee break   

11:10-11:30    Daniel Hienert (Germany) Visualizing the Complexity of the Social Sciences

11:30-11:50    S. Stefani (Italy) Deeds and misdeeds of some Italian financial product 

Session 9: Chairman Pawel Sobkowicz        

11:50-12:10    Jessica Riccioni, Roy Cerqueti  (Italy) Regular paths in financial markets: investigating the Benford’s Law    

12:10-12:30    Kathleen Gregory (The Netherlands) Where are my data? First steps in building a data search engine           

12:30-12:50    O. Yordanov and N. Kotcheva (Bulgaria & USA) Effects of currency board on financial literacy and economic consequences        

12:50-14.15    free time for lunch     

Session 10: Chairwoman Petra Ahrweiler

14:15-15:00    Keynote 6

Isabella Peters: Yes, we’re open: Open science, altmetrics, and libraries

Abstract: Open Science is en vogue – especially after Carlos Moedas, EU-Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, has outlined his vision for Europe along the lines of ‘open innovation, open science, open to the world’. Open science describes the transition of ‘publishing as fast as possible’ towards ‘sharing knowledge as fast as possible’. Several reasons explain the move towards openness, it is expected, for example, that open science will increase the efficiency of science. Of course, digital media and web-based environments are keys to this development, but it also requires a systemic change to transform open science from a nice-to-have-feature into the default way of performing research. Altmetrics, i.e. social media-based metrics, are often considered drivers of open science and essential tools for changing the reward system in science. When looking closer, though, severe tensions between features as well as expectations of open science and altmetrics become apparent. The talk will argue that open science only can enfold its potential if ‘openness’ is fully embraced and supported by open metrics. It will also been shown what role research libraries can play in this scenario.

15:00-15:30    Best Poster Reward followed by Coffee Break      

15:30-17:00    Time for WG meetings and small group meetings   

Andrea Scharnhorst – Knowescape and a book? An idea  

List of posters:

Poster 1: Is your paper attractive? Classification of publications through download statistics, Mryglod, Kenna, Yu. Holovatch (Ukraine, Germany, UK)

Poster 2: Data Visualisation – The British Library’s Bookbindings Collection Case, Dimitra Charalampidou (Greece)

Poster 3: Knowledge maps- From zero to hero, Panagiota Karmpa and Dimitra Charalampidou (Greece)

Poster 4: Linked data and libraries, Erifili Kokkalidou (Greece)

Poster 5: Research Data Management and library services support researchers, Sofia Kyriazidou (Greece)

Poster 6: Knowledge-scape as Aleph Space, Vladimir Lekovski, (Macedonia)

Poster 7: Research data management and information visualization, Gkioulekas Panagiotis (Greece).

Poster 8: Data management at a commercial environment: conducting a mini data audit on the data produced by the Times of Malta, Elli Papadopoulou and Sotirios Sismanis (Greece).

Poster 9: Social Media Management in Libraries, Katherine Varsamopoulou, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece).

Poster 10: Dzyalo – A New Site and e-Journal for Bulgarian Studies, Sources, and Information in the Field of the Humanities: Inception, Diversification, Innovation, Avgusta Manoleva (Bulgaria).



Публикувано на: 17.02.2017 г.