Workshops

NIH Workshop on Identifiers and Disambiguation in Scholarly Work

Date:

March 18-19, 2010


Meeting Place:

The Hilton University of Florida Conference Center,
Gainesville, Florida.

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Organizers:

Katy Börner

Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington;
Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center; Curator, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, katy@indiana.edu
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Mike Conlon

Interim Director of Biomedical Informatics, Principal Investigator, VIVO: Enabling National Networking of Scientists, University of Florida, mconlon@ufl.edu
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Workshop Goals & Agenda:

This 1½ day workshop will explore approaches to reliably identifying people and their scholarly work including publications, preprints, presentations, grants, and courses taught.  The role of common numbering, federated identity, the semantic web, heuristics, hybrid approaches, and others will be discussed.  Support for team science and emerging applications will require sound identification of people, works, and reliable association of people to their scholarly work.  The consequences of successful identification and association will be credibility and trust in infrastructures supporting scientific work and collaboration.


The goals of the meeting are:

  • Present and discuss current approaches to disambiguation in scholarly work.
  • Identify potential synergistic approaches to assured attribution.
  • Outline a course of collaborative activities over the next 5 years.

Given the diverse backgrounds of the participants and the goals of the workshop, we will use the first ½ day for brief self-introductions, followed by three 30 min overview talks that set the stage for the workshop. The day concludes with a reception at the University of Florida Marston Science Library and a hosted dinner. The second full day features brainstorming and discussion sessions in different team sizes and combinations.

Schedule:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

11:00am Welcome by University of Florida
11:05am Welcome by Organizers, Katy Börner and Mike Conlon
11:15am Introduction by Participants, 7 min per person/organization (working lunch)
1:00pm Break with snacks
1:30pm Overview Talks (Open for public)
4:00pm Reception, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science at the Marston Science Library
7:00pm

PR^2 review in preparation for Friday brainstorming (working dinner)

Friday, March 19, 2010

9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:30am Brainstorming: "Approaches to Disambiguation," Katy Börner, facilitator
11:30am Distillation of approaches
12:00pm Joint Lunch, Albert's Restaurant
1:00pm Breakout Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Common and Federated Identifiers, Mike Conlon, facilitator
2:00pm Breakout Session Reports
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2:30pm Afternoon snacks
3:00pm Second Best Ideas
4:00pm Collaboration and Funding Opportunities, Next Steps 
4:30pm Adjourn

Participants Attending:

Denise Beaubien Bennett

Denise Beaubien Bennett

Engineering Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
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Colleen Coyne

Colleen Coyne

IT Specialist, Division of Information Systems, Office of Information and Resource Management, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

Thom Hickey

Thom Hickey

Chief Scientist, OCLC Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center
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Kristi Holmes

Kristi Holmes

Bioinformaticist, Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine
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Joe Klosky

Joe Klosky

Technology Advisor, NIH, Office of the Director/Office of the Chief Information Officer (ITAO), Bethesda, MD

Barend Mons

Barend Mons

Management - Support (BioAssist), Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Howard Ratner

Howard Ratner

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, Nature Publishing Group
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Jon Corson-Rikert

Jon Corson-Rikert

Head, Information Technology Services, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
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Fabio Batalha C. Santos

Fabio Batalha C. Santos

Systems Analyst, BIREME/OPAS/OMS
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Mackenzie Smith

Mackenzie Smith

Associate Director for Technology, MIT Libraries
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Pucktada Treeratpituk

Pucktada Treeratpituk

Ph.D. Student, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
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Interested But Cannot Attend:

Geoffrey Builder

Geoffrey Builder

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID)

C. Lee Giles

C. Lee Giles

David Reese Professor at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA and Director of CiteSeerx

Ken Klingenstein

Ken Klingenstein

Director, Internet2 Middleware Initiative

David Lipman

David Lipman

Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

James Onken

James Onken

Special Assistant to the Acting Deputy Director of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

Helen Schmitz

Helen Schmitz

Acting Chief Information Technology (IT) Architect, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

Erik van Mulligen

Erik van Mulligen

Assistant Professor, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Travel/Housing:

Please contact the UF Hilton and Conference center for hotel accommodations online or by phone (352-371-3600) and use corporate code 2665620.

Directions:

Directions to the University of Florida from all surrounding airport hubs are available online.

Acknowledgments:

This effort is supported by the National Institutes of Health under Grant No. 1U24RR029822-01. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institutes of Health.

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