Workshops

Informal Meeting on Mapping Science

Date:

December 1-2, 2005


Meeting Place:

Thomson Scientific
Garfield room (3rd floor)
3501 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

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Organizers:

Katy Börner

Katy Börner

Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington; Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center & Curator of Mapping Science exhibit, Bloomington, IN
ude.anaidni@ytak
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Deborah MacPherson

Deborah MacPherson

Accuracy & Aesthetics, Washington, DC.
Project director for Accuracy & Aesthetics that aims to visualize context driven topologies. Co-curator of Places & Spaces.
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Workshop Goals & Agenda:

This 1.5 day, invitation-only workshop will bring together programmers and power users of major visual analytics/science of science tools. Key goals of the workshop are
  • improved integration/collaboration between existing tools/developers,
  • the preparation of an international competition that inspires and empowers many to contribute algorithm and tool plugins, and
  • discussion of joint funding applications.

Format is a combination brief presentations, brainstorming sessions, and hands-on sessions--to be finalized when participants are confirmed.


Participants, please fill out this PR^2 and send to Samantha Hale (ude.anaidni@elahjs) by October 18!


Please see here about setting up the Development Environment.

Schedule:

Thursday, December 1, 2005

1:00-3:00pm Introduction of Attendees
Please prepare a 10 minute overview of your work
Major projects, funding, events
3:00-3:30pm Break
3:30-5:30pm

Discussion
Research Challenges

  1. Data Quality
  2. Scalable algorithms
  3. Informative visualizations/interaction
  4. Incentive design
Research Opportunities
  1. InfoVis Cyber infrastructure & Network Workbench, KDVis Portal
  2. Collaboration with educators, artists, museums, libraries
5:30pm Joint Dinner

Friday, December 2, 2005

9:00-10:30am Brainstorming session
Discuss the next nine iterations for the Places and Spaces exhibit
10:30-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:00pm Brainstorming Session
Discuss and select potential venues
Discuss funding options
12:00-1:00pm Joint Lunch
1:00-3:00pm Discussion of Next Steps

Participants Attending:

Kevin Boyack

Kevin Boyack

Sandia National Laboratories
Science analyst and science map maker. Power user of Sandia's VxInsight® knowledge visualization tool.
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Chaomei Chen

Chaomei Chen

Associate Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University
Author of Information Visualization, Mapping Scientific Frontiers, and Information Visualisation and Virtual Environments. Co-editor of Visualizing the Semantic Web, Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries and Visualizing Information Using SVG and X3D.
Developer of CiteSpace.
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Ron Day

Ron Day

Visiting Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, SLIS, Indiana University
Expert in the history, culture and political economy of information, documentation, communication, knowledge, and digital media, particularly in the 20th and into the 21st centuries.
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John Ganly

John Ganly

Assistant Director for Collections, Science, Industry and Business Library, New York Public Library & Adjunct Professor, SLIS, Rutgers University

Eugene Garfield

Eugene Garfield

Founder & Chairman Emeritus Institute for Scientific Information (now Thomson Scientific)
Pioneered bibliometrics and scientometrics research and practice. Created the first Histogram in 1964. Developer of the HistCite bibiliographic analysis and visualization software.

Ingo Gunther

Ingo Günther

NYC Artist & Designer
Designer of Worldprocessor.

Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Ph.D. Student at SLIS, Indiana University
Works on educational knowledge domain visualizations.
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Richard Klavans

Richard Klavans

Map of Science
Science analyst and science map maker. Designer of tools for research planning.

W. Bradford Paley

W. Bradford Paley

Digital Image Design Incorporated, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, and Director of Information Esthetics
Designer of CodeProfiles, TextArc, and TraceEncounters.
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Nikki Roberg

Nikki Roberg

Master Student at SLIS, Indiana University
Works on maps of science for kids.
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Jon Schull

Jon Schull

Rochester Insitute of Technology
Wrote Macroscope Manifesto.
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Mark Musen

Andre Skupin

San Diego State University
Cartographer and science map maker.
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Henry Small

Henry Small

Chief Scientist at Thomson Scientific
Scientometrics pioneer. Created first map of all of science. President of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Host of the meeting.
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Stephen Uzzo

Stephen Uzzo

Director of Technology, New York Hall of Science
Collaborated on the design of Connections - The Nature of Networks. Interested in "How do we best educate people as to the scope of science disciplines. ... [the public] in general, has a poor grasp of what the definition is of science itself ... they only know something is science because we tell them it is."
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Howard White

Howard White

Professor Emeritus, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University
Pioneered Scientometrics and Informetrics.Science map makerand co-designer of AuthorMap. Interested to educate K12 about bibliometrics & scientometrics approaches and tools.

Background Information

Motivation

This meeting will bring together librarians, cartographers and geographers, computer and information scientists, bibliometricians and scientometricians, artists and designers, educators and others with a deep interest in improving access to mankind's scholarly knowledge and expertise. Many invitees are advisory board members of the Places and Spaces science exhibit. Since April 2005, the exhibit has been displayed at 18 national and international venues attracting a lot of attention and educating people about alternative means - besides Google and other search engines - to access and make sense of what we collectively know. It has also led to the fact that some of us have many more projects and requests for maps of science than they can possibly handle.

Meeting Goals

This meeting has two goals: (I) It brings together science mapping researchers, designers and educators in an attempt to pool existing tools and resources so that a larger number of well funded requests for easily to understand maps of science can be satisfied. (II) We would like to discuss the next nine iterations of Places and Spaces in an attempt to develop a cohesive outline and plan the next nine years of computational scientometrics research to further bridge the gap between scholarly science mapping efforts and the needs of the general public to benefit and be able to learn from the steadily increasing flood of scholarly data. We plan to realize one iteration per year and envision the followng themes:

  • First iteration compares and contrasts first maps of our entire planet with the first maps of all of science as we know it.
  • The next iteration will compare and contrast existing reference systems (e.g., geographic, astronomic reference systems but also the table of elements used in chemistry, metabolic pathway maps, etc.) with potential reference systems for all of sciences.
  • The third iteration will invite cartographers, designers and artists to render one of two base maps of all of science. The best ten maps will be selected for display.
  • Multi-lingual maps of science versus the use of images, icons, symbols, visualizations, and research results
  • Maps of science in presented and accessed layers from public schools to advanced research laboratories.
  • Interactive maps of science, input and   output methods, and tools for comparing, contrasting, and authenticating data.
  • Daily science 'weather forecasts' in TV and online.

Travel/Housing:

Please contact Samantha Hale (ude.anaidni@elahjs) for travel arrangement.

Directions:

See the contact page for the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, http://cns.iu.edu/contact.html or contact Samantha Hale (ude.anaidni@elahjs.)

Acknowledgements:

This effort is supported by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: