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Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking

by Laurens De Vocht, Selver Softic, Anastasia Dimou, Ruben Verborgh, Martin Ebner, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

Social media, web collaboration tools, co-authorship and citation networks are typically not associated. The various ways of interacting with this kind of data for scientific and research purposes remain distinct. In this paper, we propose a solution to bring such information together and visualize it. We particularly developed an exploratory visualization of research networks as a combination of co-authorship, citations and social media interactions. The result is a scholar centered, multi-perspective view of conferences and people based on their collaborations and online interactions. We measured the relevance and user acceptance of this type of interactive visualization. Preliminary results indicate a high precision both for recognized people and conferences. The majority in a group of test-users responded positively to a set of statements about the acceptance.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data.

Keywords: social media, research

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IEEE
L. De Vocht, S. Softic, A. Dimou, R. Verborgh, M. Ebner, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking,” in Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data, 2015, pp. 1053–1054.
ACM
Laurens De Vocht et al. 2015. Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data. 1053–1054.
LNCS
De Vocht, L., Softic, S., Dimou, A., Verborgh, R., Ebner, M., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data. pp. 1053–1054 (2015).
APA
De Vocht, L., Softic, S., Dimou, A., Verborgh, R., Ebner, M., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2015). Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data (pp. 1053–1054).
MLA
De Vocht, Laurens et al. “Visualizing Collaborations and Online Social Interactions at Scientific Conferences for Scholarly Networking.” Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data. 2015. 1053–1054. Print.

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