[Air-L] CFP: altmetrics ‘11: Tracking scholarly impact on the social Web
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altmetrics11: Tracking scholarly impact on the social Web
Koblenz (Germany), 14-15 June 2011
An ACM Web Science Conference 2011 Workshop 
Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton: "Evaluating online evidence
of research impact"
Call for papers:
The increasing quantity and velocity of scientific output is presenting
scholars with a deluge of data. There is growing concern that scholarly
output may be swamping traditional mechanisms for both pre-publication
filtering (e.g peer review) and post-publication impact filtering (e.g.
the Journal Impact Factor).
Increasing scholarly use of Web2.0 tools like CiteULike, Mendeley,
Twitter, and blog-style article commenting presents an opportunity to
create new filters. Metrics based on a diverse set of social sources
could yield broader, richer, and more timely assessments of current and
potential scholarly impact. Realizing this, many authors have begun to
call for investigation of these “altmetrics” .
Despite the growing speculation and early exploratory investigation into
the value of altmetrics, however, there remains little concrete research
into the properties of these metrics: their validity, their potential
value and flaws, and their relationship to established measures. Nor has
there been any large umbrella to bring these multiple perspectives
together. The altmetrics11 workshop aims to encourage both these.
Submissions are invited from a variety of areas:
* New metrics based on social media
* Tracking science communication on the Web
* Relation between traditional metrics and altmetrics
* Peer-review and altmetrics
* Tools for gathering, analyzing, disseminating altmetrics
2-page abstracts due March 31, 2011
Acceptance and abstract publication April 14, 2011
Open pre-workshop discussion April 14, 2011 – June 14,
2011Workshop at WebSci 11 June 14 – June 15, 2011
Discussion closed June 30, 2011
Invitations for post-workshop proceedings TBA
Prospective authors should submit 2-page extended abstracts (max. 1000
words, not including references). If necessary, the workshop organizers
will select the most relevant, original, and significant abstracts for
presentation. Experimental results will be given preference, followed by
technical reports on working altmetrics tools and position papers. All
selected submissions will be published online for open peer review and
discussion. Authors are encouraged to participate in the discussions of
their work. Based on the presentations and online discussion, selected
authors may be asked to submit full papers for peer-reviewed proceedings.
The workshop is hosted by the ACM Web Science Conference 2011 (Koblenz,
Germany). This interdisciplinary conference focuses on advances in
studying the full range of social-technical relationships on the Web.
Please visit the Web Science site for more information.
* Paul Groth – VU University Amsterdam, NL
* Jason Priem – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
* Dario Taraborelli – Wikimedia Foundation, USA & University of
The organizers have an interdisciplinary background covering Sociology,
Information and Library Science and Computer Science.
 http://altmetrics.org/manifesto (includes bibliography)
UNC Royster Fellow
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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