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WOSP 2015 : 4th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications


When Jun 24, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015
Where Knoxville, Tennessee
Submission Deadline May 10, 2015
Notification Due May 24, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 17, 2015
Categories    scholarly publications   digital libraries   repositories   text mining

Call For Papers

June 24/25, 2015 – Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Workshop page:
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Digital libraries that store scientific publications are becoming increasingly central to the research process. They are not only used for traditional tasks, such as finding and storing research outputs, but also as a source for discovering new research trends or evaluating research excellence. With the current growth of scientific publications deposited in digital libraries, it is no longer sufficient to provide only access to content. To aid research, it is especially important to leverage the potential of text and data mining technologies to improve the process of how research is being done.

This workshop aims to bring together people from different backgrounds who:

(a) are interested in analysing and mining databases of scientific publications,
(b) develop systems that enable such analysis and mining of scientific databases (especially those who run databases of publications) or
(c) who develop novel technologies that improve the way research is being done.


The topics of the workshop will be organised around the following themes:

1. The whole ecosystem of infrastructures including repositories, aggregators, text-and data-mining facilities, impact monitoring tools, datasets, services and APIs that enable analysis of large volumes of scientific publications.
2. Semantic enrichment of scientific publications by means of text and data mining, crowdsourcing or other methods.
3. Analysis of large databases of scientific publications to identify research trends, high impact, cross-fertilisation between disciplines, research excellence etc.

Topics of interest relevant to theme 1 include but are not limited to:

- Infrastructures including repositories, aggregators, text-and data-mining facilities, impact monitoring tools, datasets, services and APIs for accessing scientific publications and/or research data.

Topics of interest relevant to theme 2 include but are not limited to:

- Novel information extraction and text-mining approaches to semantic enrichment of publications.
- Automatic categorization and clustering of scientific publications.
- New methods and models for connecting and interlinking scientific publications.
- Models for semantically representing and annotating publications.
- Semantically enriching/annotating publications by crowdsourcing.

Topics of interest relevant to theme 3 include but are not limited to:

- New methods, models and innovative approaches for measuring impact of publications.
- New methods for measuring performance of researchers.
- Evaluating impact of research groups.
- Methods for identifying research trends and cross-fertilization between research disciplines.
- Application and case studies of mining from scientific databases and publications.
- Improving the infrastructure of repositories to support the development and integration of new impact and performance metrics.


We would like to invite the workshop participants to make use of the CORE publications dataset containing large volume of research publications from a wide variety of research areas. It is not mandatory to use the dataset, the aim of the special track is to provide a framework for developing and testing methods and tools addressing the workshop topics. The dataset contains not only full-texts, but also an enriched version of publications' metadata.

The dataset is available through the CORE portal:


The workshop on Mining Scientific Publications aims to bring together researchers, digital library developers and practitioners from government and industry to address the current challenges in the domain of mining scientific publications.


We invite submissions related to the workshop's topics. Long papers should not exceed 8 pages and short papers should not exceed 4 pages of the ACM style. Furthermore, we welcome demo presentations of systems or methods. A demonstration submission should consist of a maximum two-page description of the system, method or tool to be demonstrated.

Papers should be submitted using the EasyChair system provided here:

Successful submissions will be published in the D-Lib Magazine


May 10, 2015 - NEW submission deadline
May 24, 2015 - Notification of acceptance
June 17, 2015 - Camera-ready
June 24/25, 2015 - Workshop

The dates are at this stage indicative only and can change.


Alex Wade, Director for Scholarly Communication @ Microsoft Research
Topic TBD


Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Kris Jack, Mendeley Ltd., United Kingdom
Lucas Anastasiou, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Nuno Freire, The European Library, The Netherlands
Nancy Pontika, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
Drahomira Herrmannova, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK


Bruno Martins, Technical University of Lisbon(IST), Portugal
Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK
C. Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Francesco Osborne, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Natalia Manola, University of Athens, Greece
Antoine Isaac, Europeana & VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Iryna Gurevych, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Paolo Manghi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Tanja Urbancic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Pável Calado, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
Robert Patton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Eloy Rodrigues, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Jose Borbinha, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
Roman Kern, Graz University of Technology, Austria

More details available on the workshop website:

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