Previous events

 

Meetings 2015-16

Doctoral forum March 2016

Meeting with Michael Levitt

Meetings 2014-15

Meetings 2013-14

 

The Wolverhampton Scientometrics Festival 2013

  • Monday 2 December evening, Scientometrics Festival Dinner, Made in Thai, 7pm.
  • Wednesday 4 December 2-3pm MC408: Two external talks
    • Guillaume Cabanac (University of Toulouse, France) "Scientometrics with information retrieval and psychology"
    • Giles Hubert (University of Toulouse, France) "A personalized contextual retrieval framework, for context processing and user preference processing @TREC 2012 Contextual Suggestion Track".
    • Meet at 12.30 to go for lunch with the speakers and James Hartley of Keele University - please email Ehsan Mohammadi to let him know that you will attend.
  • Thursday 5 December, 1-2pm MC225. Three external talks with the theme "Research Evaluation, Altmetrics and Academic Publishing at Elsevier"
    • Full text downloads versus citations Henk Moed (Senior Scientific Advisor, Elsevier, Amsterdam)
    • Patterns in full text downloads from ScienceDirect Gali Halevi (Senior Analyst and Program Director, Elsevier, New York)
    • The evolution of altmetrics: from revolution to establishment Mike Taylor (Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs, Oxford)

 

Doctoral forum and speakers 2012-13

 

Visiting speakers 2011-12

Time/Place Talk and speaker
Friday October 7, 2-3pm MC413

Cultivating Social Resources on Facebook: Signals of Relational Investment and their Role in Social Capital Processes

Nicole Ellison

Dept of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
Michigan State University

See related paper

Thursday February 2, 1-2pm MC413

Cosmopolitan Knowledge Sharing on the Internet

Scott Hale

Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University

Tuesday February 14, 1-2pm MC232

Phenomenological Event Structures of Serendipity: A Multi-Model Network Approach to Information Behaviour in Context

Abigail McBirnie

Aberystwyth University

Tuesday June 12, 2-3pm MC225

Two policy relevant bibliometric investigations

Jianfang Wang

Department of information analysis, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

For evidence-based S&T policy decision-making, scientific evidence is very important. Bibliometrics offers a great way to investigate the facts and trends in S&T development. How to take advantage of bibliometric analysis to get reasonable evidence is a topic worthy of exploring. This talk will focus on two investigations: 1) In terms of international scientific collaboration, how does collaboration contribute to BRIC countries’ scientific performance, especially in most important research as indicated in highly cited articles; 2) How can science mapping serve decision making on priority-setting in research policy.

 

Thursday July 21, 1.10-2pm MC224

2011

New ways of making academic articles easier to read

James Hartley

School of Psychology, Keele University

Wednesday June 22, 1.10-2pm MC224

2011

Using Lexical Functions in Natural Language Descriptions for a Semantic Search Engine

Judith Sastre

Head of R+D, Inbenta, Barcelona; Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Wednesday May 4, 4-5pm MC224

2011

Scientific collaboration and endorsement: Social network analysis in coauthorship networks and citation networks

Ying Ding
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington

Scientific collaboration and endorsement have been well-established research topics utilizing three kinds of methods: survey/questionnaires, bibliometrics, and complex network analysis. Still there are many interesting questions remaining unanswered. This paper applies the combination of topic modeling and path-finding algorithms to address some of them, such as, whether productive authors like to collaborate with or cite researchers with same or different interests, and whether highly cited authors like to collaborate with or cite each other. Taking Information Retrieval as a test field, we found that productive authors tend to directly coauthor with and closely cite colleagues sharing same research interests; they do not directly collaborate with but closely cite colleagues having different research topics; and highly cited authors indirectly coauthor with but closely cite each other.

Thursday May 5, 1-2pm MC224

2011

Academic Genealogy and the Development of Disciplines

Cassidy Sugimoto
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University Bloomington

This talk will explore the use of academic genealogy networks to explore the formation, maturation, and intersection of disciplines. Using LIS as a case study, this presentation will explore the potential applications of these networks for providing empirical evidence to describe the development of disciplines. The talk focus on issues of maturation and interdisciplinarity and will review potential sources and tools for collecting and analyzing academic genealogy networks. Future research and broad applications for this topic will be discussed.

Wednesday March 2, 1.10-2pm MC225

2011

Information Behavior: An Evolutionary Instinct

Amanda Spink

University of Loughborough

 

 

Time/Place

Talk and speaker

Wednesday January 12,2011 1.10-2pm MC130

Collaborative Tagging as a User-Generated Tool
for the Organization of Online Healthcare Resources

Valérie Durieux

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Thursday December 9, 1-2pm MC225

Unsupervised and knowledge-poor approaches to sentiment analysis

Taras Zagibalov

University of Sussex

Wednesday April 14, 1-2010

The importance of technology in the visibility of firms on the web: An exploratory study

Alba Martinez Ruiz

Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Wednesday Feb 24, 2010

Quantitative analysis of the early blogosphere [see also here]

Rudolf Ammann

University College London

Wednesday March 3, 2010

Using citation data in the allocation of research funding

Jonathan Levitt

Loughborough University and University of Wolverhampton

Monday March 29, 2010

Toward the Analysis of over 10 billion Web pages

In the Japanese project e-Society, over 10 billion Web pages have been gathered. Many research challenges shall be initiated by using the data. In this talk, I will show some statistical results and will discuss future research challenges with the data. (10min+QA)

Hayato YAMANA

Prof. of Waseda University, Japan.

Hit Count Dance - Reliability Verification of Search Engines’ Hit Counts

In this talk, we provide a scientific basis to adopt search engines’ hit counts, numbers returned as search result counts. Since many studies adopt search engines’ hit counts to estimate the popularity of a particular query, the reliability of hit counts is indispensable for archiving trustworthy studies. However, hit counts are unreliable because they will ―dance, i.e., change, when a user clicks the ―Search button more than once or clicks the ― Next button on the search results page, or when a user queries the same term on a another day. We have analyzed the characteristics of hit count transition by gathering various types of hit counts over two months by using 10,000 queries. (20min+QA)

Takuya FUNAHASHI

Master Course Student at Yamana Laboratory, Waseda University, Japan

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

Learning and scholarly communication in the age of the Internet

Caroline Haythornthwaite

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

How do the words you use reflect your personality, psychological states, and social groups? An automated text analysis approach

Cindy K. Chung

Social and Personality Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday Nov 4, 2010

Sentiment Analysis: Automatically extracting emotion from online documents

Georgios Paltoglou

Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton

Wednesday July 15, 2009

Researching the cultural impact of digital code: Software and other new media tool development, code mapping, interface design, and new media content analysis

Ganaele Langlois and Greg Elmer,

Infoscape research lab, Ryerson University, Canada

Friday July 10, 2009

Ranking Negative Website Design Elements To Avoid Blacklisting

Melius Wiedeman

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

The presentation will focus on achieving high rankings on search engine result pages, with special reference to the negative factors.
If designers place too much emphasis on for example inlinks or keyword density, search engines could define this as spamdexing, resulting in the website being banned from its index. If the website is mission-critical, such as an e-commerce based website, banning could be catastrophical for the company. A researched ranking scale is provided to weight these elements.

 

Monday June 8, 2009

Electronic Resources and Institutional Repositories in Informal Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Isabel Galina Russell

University College London

Wednesday March 25, 2009

The Dynamics of Political Discussion Networks and Online Deliberation

Sandra Gonzalez Bailon

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Wednesday May 27, 2009

Political Hyperlinks in Web 1.0 And Web 2.0

Han Woo Park

YeungNam University, South Korea

Tuesday March 10, 2009

Psychology research into cyberspace

Chris Fullwood

Department of Psychology

Wednesday January 21, 2009

Agent Based Simulation: A virtual Laboratory for the Social Sciences?

This talk will give a quick introduction to Agent Based Simulation (ABS). ABS is a relatively new methodology to tackle social phenomena at the level of agent-agent and agent-environment interaction. By presenting example simulations the talk is intended to show how ABS can be seen as a virtual laboratory for the social sciences. Particular focus is given to the interaction of ‘real world’ data and simulation data for theory testing.

Corinna Elsenbroich

Centre for Research in Social Simulation, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey

Thursday 22/

Friday January 23, 2009

 

Webometrics Workshop

Talk 1: Webometric vs. bibliometric profiles of oceanographic research institutes

Tina Ruschenburg, Universität Bielefeld

 

Talk 2: Bradfordizing, Relevance and Information Retrieval

Phlipp Mayr, GESIS-IZ Social Science Information Centre, Bonn

Tuesday February 17, 2009

Internal integration and collaboration in European R&D projects

Since 1984, the EU Framework Programmes have significantly advanced international research collaboration in Europe. The integration between collaborating R&D organisations has increased over time, as has the involvement of organisations within simultaneous multiple projects. The size and length of the ventures has increased. The networks have shown themselves to be highly durable, with collaboration - both between individual researchers and between research institutions - continuing after the initial joint projects. Yet little is known of the internal life of EU-funded R&D collaboration projects.

The FP6 funded research project NEMO - Network Models, Governance and R&D collaboration networks - aims to investigate the interplay between political governance, structure and function in the European Framework Programmes, both at the programme and project levels. In this presentation I will outline some of the research activities currently conducted within the NEMO project. I will also take a closer look at intra-project collaboration and focus on individual projects and researchers. I will look at expectations and motivations of organisations and individuals researchers to participate in collaborative R&D projects; study criteria for partner choice in current and future R&D projects and look at intra-project linkages especially in terms of communication and joint knowledge production between the partners within different R&D collaboration projects.

Terhi Nokkala

Centre for Research in Social Simulation, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey

Tuesday September 30, 2008

Evolving Structures of News Dissemination

Matthew S. Weber, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

Through my recent research I am working to establish a framework for analyzing the evolution of news dissemination in online spaces. The initial study analyzes the flow of information in a network of online news sites. Social network theory and research on hyperlinked networks of Web pages were used to develop a model of information flow among groups of Web sites. Kleinberg’s authority-hub model is extended by introducing sources of information in the network. Examining linking patterns and the flow of information, the influence of a small number of central information hubs is analyzed as the result of their network positions. Significant support was found for a modified Source-Authority-Hub model, which shows the source, directionality, routing, and destination of news information flow through a network of authorities and hubs. This model demonstrates the ability of key Web sites to control the flow of news and information. Applications of the model to over-time data has the potential to predict future changes in the online news industry. This initial study lays a framework for conducting evolutionary analysis of the dissemination of digital information.

Tuesday October 7 2008

Measuring student literacy proficiency in online environments

In this talk, Monica Bulger will address the methodological challenges of empirically studying online literacy proficiency. She will discuss her use of monitoring software and log file extraction as tools for analyzing students’ information gathering and evaluation practices. Her study of 150 UCSB graduates and undergraduates reveals how college students gauge credibility and usefulness when evaluating online resources and further, how they use this information when composing academic texts.

Monica Bulger

School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday October 9 2008

Image tagging: how do motivations to tag compare with tagging practices?

Emma Angus

Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

 

26 June 2008

Using Facebook as a Data Source and Platform for e-Researching Social Networks

Social networking services (SNS) such as Facebook and Orkut enable new research into the role of individual characteristics in friendship patterns and the diffusion of tastes in social networks. This paper assesses the opportunities and challenges posed by SNSs for empirical research into online social networks. It is argued that SNSs may eventually provide platforms for delivering social network analysis e-Research tools, and a prototype tool built using the OpenSocial API is presented. MyExperiment has been described as "Facebook for scientists"; this paper contends that that SNSs such as Facebook may eventually be described as "GridSphere for e-Social Scientists".

Rob Ackland

Australian National University

1.15-2pm MC224

Wednesday (possible future talk)

The Welsh PhD Experience: Poetry, Pitfalls and Peanuts

Wendy Shaw

University of Aberystwyth

1-2pm MC224

2007

What are digital repositories made of?: Findings from an online survey for repository administrators

Isabel Galina

University College London

 

Wed 16 July 2008

 

From Library 2.0 to Library 3D - perspectives of virtual libraries of tomorrow

Kim Holmberg

Åbo Akademi University



Thanks to David Stuart and Kim's web site, here's a recorded stream of the talk:


and here are the slides:


If you wish to comment on the presentation, please go to Kim's blog.

Please go to SlideShare and vote on the slideshow for the Worlds Best Presentation 2008 competition

Wed May 30,

2007

 

 

"Gender, humour and the Internet" related paper

Dr Limor Shifman

Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University

Wed June 6,

2007

 

"The digital information consumer"

Prof Dave Nicholas

University College London

Fri June 22, 2007

"Characteristics of .au websites: An analysis of large-scale Web crawl data"

Prof Amanda Spink,
Queensland University of Technology

Thursday 19 July, 2007

A New Approach for Characterising the Online Networks of U.S. Political Bloggers

Robert Ackland

Australian National University and Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University

Wed December 13, 2006

Web 2.0: Commerical possibilities

Mark Rogers, Market Sentinel

Wed October 4, 2006

Google Scholar for Cybermetrics Research

Alastair Smith, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Monday 3 Oct. 2005

What the *&^!$# is internet research? & how does it work?

Denise Rall, School of Environmental Science & Management, Southern Cross University, Australia

Wednesday 30 Nov. 2006

A parallel study: The effect of demographic features and the choice of keywords on Internet searching success

Prof. Melius Weideman, Head: Research Planning and Capacity Building, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. [pictures of visit]

Wednesday 15 Feb. 2006

 

Does industrial relevance in public science come at the expense of basic research? Revisiting tradeoffs in university research

Maria Theresa Larsen, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy, Copenhagen Business School

Tuesday 27 June 2006

 

Hyperlinks in academia: Some stylised facts and a first attempt at model development.

Franz Barjak, University of Applied Sciences Solothurn, Switzerland

Thursday 20 July 2006

Google Scholar and Google Web/URL Citation: Some evidence of scholarly patterns on the Web

Kayvan Kousha, University of Tehran, Iran.

 

Month

Date

Activity 2011/12

Sep *Tue 20*

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MI225,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Nov Tue 1

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MI225,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Dec Tue 6

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MI225,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Jan *Tue 10*

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MI225,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Feb Tue 7

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MI225,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

March Tue 6

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 11-1pm, MI225 - lunch afterwards.

April Tue 3

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 11-1pm, MI225 - lunch afterwards.

May Tue 1

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MI225,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Jun Tue *12*

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 3-4pm, MB303,

Meet at 12 on the research deck. 2-3pm talk by Dr Jianfang Wang in MC225

July Tue 3

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MB303,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

 

Previous doctoral forum and workshop events 2009-10

Oct Thur 8

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC227,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Nov Thur 19

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC227,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Dec Thur 10

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC227,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Feb Thur 4

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC227,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Previous doctoral forum and workshop events 2008-9

September Thur 25th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC414.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

November Thur 6

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC324.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

December Thur 11

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MX110.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

January Thur 22

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC326.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Feb Thur 26

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC322,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

March Thur 26

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC322,

Meet at 12 at Alchemy.

April Thur 30

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC322,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

May Thur 28

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC322,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

July Thur 9

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton 2-4pm, MC415,

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

 

Previous doctoral forum and workshop events 2008

Month

Date

Activity

Feb Thur 14th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC414. 2-4pm: 5 minute presentation of a topic in your research followed by group discussion.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

April Thur 3rd

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC414. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

May Fri 9th

Meal but no doctoral forum

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

June Thur 12th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC130. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Previous doctoral forum and workshop events 2007

Month

Date

Activity

Sept Thur 20th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC322. 2-4pm: 5 minute presentation of a topic in your research followed by group discussion.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Nov Fri 2nd

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC415. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Dec Thur 6th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC232. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

 

Previous doctoral forum and workshop events 2006/7

Month

Date

Activity

Feb Thur 1st

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC414. 2-4pm: 5 minute presentation of a topic in your research followed by group discussion.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Mar Thur 1st

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC232. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

Mar Thur 29

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC232. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

April 19th/20th Internet doctoral event, Aberystwyth
April Thu 26

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC322. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

May Tue 29

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC326. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

June Tue 19

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC416. 2-4pm.

Meet at 12 on the research deck.

 

Previous doctoral forum and workshop events 2005/6

Month

Date

Activity (2005-6)

September 2005 27-28 Nordic LIS PhD students webometrics roadshow, Oslo

September

Wednesday 28th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MU219. 2-4pm: General discussion then discussing your own research project in pairs.

October

Tuesday 25th

WISER workshop, Amsterdam - Note: this will be an internal workshop only now

November

-

 

December

Wednesday 7th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton, 2-4pm MB407: Lunch 12.30-2pm in the Varsity.

January 2006

-

-

February

Thursday 16th

Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton, 2-4pm

March

- -

June

15th (Thu)

-10am-12am Webometrics link analysis doctoral forum - room MC416 (Meet at 10am at the MI block reception)

12am-2pm Lunch in the canteen at the bottom of MC block (the millenium building)

-2pm-5pm Link analysis software training afternoon MI035 (Meet at 2pm at the MI block reception)

April

7th

Internet Studies workshop, Aberystwyth

October 2nd week Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton. 2-4pm: General discussion then discussing your own research project in pairs.
November 30 Doctoral forum, Wolverhampton MC324. 2-4pm: 5 minute presentation of a topic in your research followed by group discussion.
     

Previous members

Alesia Zuccala - Research Fellow (JISC digital repositories project) and head of cybermetrics technology transfer. Now a researcher at The Rathenau Institute, The Netherlands.
Gareth Harries Gareth Harries - Honorary Research Fellow. Researching interdisciplinary linking on the web and academic hyperlink classification.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/esparta/2986195112/ Martyn Parker - member of staff. Researches Bifurcation and Chaos, and Dynamical Systems
Rudy Prabowo Rudy Prabowo - Former Research Fellow (EU CREEN project). Researching information extraction from blogs. Currently at College of Applied Sciences, Ibri, Oman.
Melissa Goody Melissa Speed - research assistant for the CREEN and RESCAR projects. Studying for an MA in Film Studies. Has been hugged and kissed by every member of Biffy Clyro :)
Sukhvinder Uppal - Assistant Psychologist/researcher working on the CyberEmotions project.

 

Viv Cothey Viv Cothey - Honorary Research Fellow (from EU WISER project). Researching link topology for European university web sites.
Liz Price Liz Price - member of staff. Researching statistical analysis of hyperlink data and supporting statistics. Also researches mathematical education.
Nigel Payne Nigel Payne - former PhD student. Researching longitudinal trends in academic linking using mathematical modelling.
Stacey Greenaway Stacey Lewis, Former PhD student. Researching tagging and tagging games for online videos.