JCDL 2012:  1st International Workshop on Mining Scientific
Publications | Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

June 14, 2012 - Washington, DC; USA

Workshop page:  http://core-project.kmi.open.ac.uk/jcdl2012/
Conference page: http://www.jcdl2012.info/

1. INTRODUCTION

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,
digital libraries should better support the whole research process
and help to improve the way research is being done.

The recent development in natural language processing, information
retrieval and the semantic web make it possible to transform the way
we work with scientific publications. However, in order to exploit the
potential of these technologies, researchers must be able to easily
access and use large databases of scientific publications to carry
out experiments.

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 or
(c) who develop novel technologies that improve the way research is being done.

2. TOPICS

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

1) Infrastructures, systems, datasets or APIs that enable analysis of
large volumes of scientific publications.

2) Semantic enrichment of scientific publications by means of
text-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:

- Systems, services, datasets or APIs for accessing scientific
publications and/or research data, and infrastructures and systems
that promote Open Access to publications (open repositories).
The existence of datasets, services, systems and APIs (in particular
those that are open) providing access to large volumes of scientific
publications and their metadata is an essential prerequisite for being
able to research and develop new technologies that can transform the way
people do research.

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 semantic representation and annotation of
publications, especially those using Linked Open Data.
- Semantically enriching/annotating publications by crowdsourcing or
other means.

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.
- New methods for measuring impact of research groups.
- Methods for identifying research trends and cross-fertilization
between research disciplines.

- Application of mining from scientific databases.

3. EXPECTED AUDIENCE

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.

4. SUBMISSION FORMAT

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.

5. IMPORTANT DATES

April 30, 2012 - Submission deadline
May 12, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
May 25, 2012 - Camera-ready
June 14, 2012 - Workshop

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

6. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Zdenek Zdrahal, Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK
Andreas Juffinger, The European Library , The Netherlands

More details available on the workshop website:
http://core-project.kmi.open.ac.uk/jcdl2012/