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Please consider the following call for papers for the eSoN 2013 workshop, co-located with eScience 2013 in Beijing China.


Nicolas Kourtellis, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher,

Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain


Call for Papers: Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks (eSoN 13)

October 22, Beijing, China (http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/eson2013/)

Co-Located with eScience 2013, October 22-25, Beijing, China (http://escience2013.csp.escience.cn)




Paper Submissions Due: July 5, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: July 26, 2013

Camera Ready Versions Due: August 5, 2013

Workshop: October 22, 2013




Social networking is profoundly changing the way that people communicate and interact on a daily basis. As eScience is inherently collaborative, social networks can serve as a vital means for supporting information and resource sharing, aiding discovery of connected researchers, improving communication between globally dispersed individuals, and even measuring scientific impact. Consequently, eScience systems are increasingly integrating social networking concepts to improve collaboration. For example, researcher profiles and groups exist in publication networks, such as VIVO, Google Scholar and Mendeley, and eScience infrastructures, such as MyExperiment, NanoHUB and GlobusOnline all utilize social networking principles to enhance scientific collaboration. In addition to incorporating explicit social networks, eScience infrastructures can also leverage implicit social networks extracted from relationships expressed in collaborative activities (e.g. publication authorship or citation networks).

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a diverse range of areas to establish a new community focused on the application of social networking to analyze and improve scientific collaboration. There are two complementary areas of focus for this workshop 1) how to efficiently share information, infrastructure and software resources, such as data and tools through social networks, and 2) how to analyze and enhance scientific collaboration through implicit and explicit social networks, for example analyzing scientific impact through citation networks or improving collaboration by associating data and tools with networks of publications and researchers.



The topics of interest are, but not limited to, the use of social networks to analyze and improve collaborative eScience:



Authors are invited to submit papers containing unpublished, original work (not under review elsewhere) of up to 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines.

Templates are available from: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the workshop's paper submission system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eson2013

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay the eScience 2012 registration fee. It is expected that all accepted papers will be published by the IEEE in the same volume as the main conference. All papers will be reviewed by an International Programme Committee (with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper). Papers submissions should be performed using the easychair system, by the date mentioned above.





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