Late extra

Please bring a list of URLs of web sites you are interested in!

Webometrics Workshop 2009

Date and location: 22-23 January, 2009 in Wolverhampton, UK

Hosted by the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

This Webometrics workshop is aimed at existing researchers working in the area of Webometrics as well as social scientists wishing to find out about webometrics. Participants will receive training in the use of Webometric methods in social science research as well as hearing presentations on Webometrics topics and having the opportunity to share their own research (not necessarily webometrics) and to meet other researchers. The cost is free but participants will be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements, for example asking for the university discount in the local Britannia Hotel, which is in the city centre and 5 minutes from the train station and University. Participants will receive a free draft copy of a new introductory book on Webometrics.

All are welcome but please email m.thelwall <at> to pre-book as numbers are limited, and please let Mike know if you have booked a place but can no longer attend.

*Friday will include a practical session analysing links to and from web sites. If you have any collections of web sites that are interesting for you then please bring along a list of their URLs.*


Thursday 22 January.
10.30am Welcome and coffee (Room MC416 in MC block, city campus south)
11-12am Immediately before the workshop there is an opportunity to attend a lecture relevant to information science: "Bradfordizing, Relevance and Information Retrieval" by Philipp Mayr, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Bonn (Room MC416 in MC block, city campus south)

12-2pm Lunch MC ground floor hospitality suite (meet in room MC416 at 12 to go there)

2-3pm Webometric vs. bibliometric profiles of oceanographic research institutes – by Tina Ruschenburg, Universität Bielefeld (Room MC416 in MC block, city campus south)
3-5pm Open forum – each attendee has up to 10 minutes to give a formal or informal presentation of their research (Meet at room MC416, also using room MI025, in MI block, city campus south)
7-9pm Dinner at a world-class Wolverhampton curry house (Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant, 3 Cleveland Street, 5 min walk from the hotel). Meet either at the Britannia at 6.45 or at the Spice Avenue at 7.

Friday 23 January
9.30-10.30 Presentation by Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton - Introduction to webometrics methods (Room MC416 in MC block, city campus south)
10.30-11am Coffee break (Room MC416 in MC block, city campus south)
11-12.30 Computer workshop practical training sessions with the LexiURL Searcher and SocSciBot 4 software (MI034)

12.30-2pm Lunch at local pub (the Great Western in Sun Street, with a railway theme and traditional English pub food)

Directions to the University:

Directions to the university -

From outside of the UK, the easiest way to get to Wolverhampton University is to fly to Birmingham International Airport and catch a train from there. There is a free skyrail service from the airport to the railway station (5 minutes). It takes about an hour to get to Wolverhampton from Birmingham International Airport. Most of the time there is a direct train from the airport to Wolverhampton (normally with a final destination of Manchester or Scotland), but if there isn't one when you arrive then it is almost as fast to catch a train to Birmingham New Street station and change there.

Assuming that you will arrive in Wolverhampton by train: The city south (main) campus is in the middle of Wolverhampton, near the train station. To get to the main campus from Wolverhampton railway station, walk out of the station exit and continue straight ahead, over the bridge. Lichfield Street is almost directly ahead: the large Britannia hotel is on the left of the corner of the street, just 5 minutes walk from the station. Continue up Lichfield street past the hotel and turn right at the traffic lights, then first left and the university main entrance is further down this road (Wulfruna Street) on the right, just opposite the big church in the town centre. If you report to the reception at the main entrance they will direct you to MC block for the welcome meeting.

Other instructions and university maps are available here. In particular, see the campus map.