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RDSRP 2011 : i-Know'11: Special Track on Recommendation, Data Sharing, and Research Practices in Science 2.0


When Sep 7, 2011 - Sep 9, 2011
Where Graz
Submission Deadline May 15, 2011
Notification Due Jun 5, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2011
Categories    science 2.0   recommenders   data sharing   research practices

Call For Papers

Special Track on Recommendation, Data Sharing, and Research Practices in Science 2.0
7 September 2011
Graz, Austria

Deadline extended to May 15!
Science 2.0 has become an umbrella term for the involvement of the web in science. It spans from the utilization of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in research to a more open and sharing approach to science. Some definitions of Science 2.0 even include notions of a methodological change due to the abundance of data, and the nature of the socio-technical systems on the web. For this special track, we would like to address three issues in Science 2.0 that have proven both promising and challenging at the same time:

The management of scientific data, both primary and secondary data (such as publication metadata, and other scientific content on the web) as a precondition for Science 2.0.
The recommendation of people and resources as a consequential next step in an exponentially growing scientific environment.
The change in scientific practices due to the involvement of Science 2.0 tools and technologies in the research process and the effects this has on science itself.
This one-day special track is a program item of i-KNOW 2011, the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies which takes place in Graz, Austria from September 7th to September 9th 2011. The workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum for international scientists and practitioners to discuss theoretical and practical aspects of Science 2.0. i-KNOW 2011 brings together international researchers and practitioners from the fields of knowledge management and knowledge technologies. The conference will cover relevant aspects from the fields of Knowledge Management, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Services, Social Media, Enterprise 2.0 and the Social Web. i-KNOW 2011 will be held concurrently with I-SEMANTICS 2011, the International Conference on Semantic Systems.

Please note that there is a related call for participation in the dataTEL Challenge. Powered by STELLAR & TEAM (Mendeley) presenting the respective approaches.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Definition of data schemes and interoperability formats
Semantic Web standards for Science 2.0
Social mining and metadata extraction in academic resources
Metadata quality and quality assessment
Design and architecture of data sharing facilities
Systems design accounting for standardized data sets
Applications for recommendation in science
Specific challenges for recommendation in science
Information retrieval in academic papers
Recommendation algorithms and quality indicators
Changes in scientific practices due to Web 2.0
Methodological issues and interdisciplinarity in Science 2.0
Opportunities and threats for researchers and research organizations
Applications in and for Science 2.0
Awareness-support for Science 2.0 activities
Important Dates
15 May 2011: Submission of full papers (8 pages) – extended!
14 June 2011: Notification of acceptance
30 June 2011: Camera ready version (8 pages)
7 Sept.-9 Sept. 2011: i-KNOW 2011 Conference

Submission Procedure
Paper Submission Details:

In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers, please contact the track chairs at

Notification of Acceptance and Publishing
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 May 2011. Accepted papers will be published within the i-KNOW 2011 conference proceedings. The conference proceedings of i-KNOW 2011 will be published by ACM ICPS and available in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for i-KNOW 2011 before the deadline for camera ready versions (30 June 2011) in order to get the paper published in the conference proceedings.

Chairs of RDSRP 2011
The organization team of the special track on Practices, Recommendation, and Data Sharing in Science 2.0 consists of the following people:

Michael Granitzer, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
Peter Kraker, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
Kris Jack, Mendeley Ltd (UK)
Program Committee
Hendrik Drachsler, Open Universiteit Nederland (Netherlands)
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Denis Gillet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Greg Grefenstette, Exalead (France)
Nina Heinze, Knowledge Media Research Center (Germany)
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center (Germany)
Min-Yen Kan, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Daniel Lemire, LICEF Research Center (Canada)
Michael Nentwich, Institute of Technology Assessment (Austria)
Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn (Germany)
Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation (USA)
Katrin Weller, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany)
Fridolin Wild, The Open University (UK)

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