October 10-12, 2013. Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Full ALM Event on Lanyrd with slides and post-conference commentary
ALM Workshop 2013 (#alm13): As article-level metrics (ALM) come of age, the question is no longer whether we need them, but rather how we implement them. Building upon the successful ALM Workshop in November 2012, PLOS invites you to the second ALM Workshop 2013 on October 10-12, 2013 in San Francisco.
This year, we want to move the community conversations beyond the basics to focus on success stories and challenges encountered, latest analyses on the growing data corpus, as well as deep dives into the technical details behind it all. The format in the first two days will consist of a series of talks and panel discussions with ample mingling time to encourage in-depth sharing. For the third day of the workshop, we will organize a data challenge (data hackathon), giving participants the opportunity to do data analysis and data visualization on a variety of ALM datasets from different sources. The workshop is open to all. Supported by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and PLOS, there is no registration cost. A full list of registrants can be found here.
On the last day of the workshop, we held an ALM Data Challenge.
Workshop 2013 Program
Call for Papers
As ALMs continue to develop, we have an even richer body of knowledge to draw on: more data to better understand the properties of these emerging metrics, more analysis on the evolving behaviors of the research community captured and revealed, and more demonstrations of their application in research discovery and assessment. Come share this ongoing work with the broader research community at the ALM Workshop 2013.
We invite a range of presentations: experimental results, technical reports on working tools, position papers, etc. We welcome viewpoints from researchers, funders, librarians, research administrators, publishers, and tool developers alike. All areas of ALMs and altmetrics are applicable, including:
- new metrics and new ways of using existing metrics
- tracking the impact of alternative research objects
- relation between traditional metrics and altmetrics
- new ways of using and disseminating ALMs
- best practices for collecting and aggregating metrics
To propose a presentation, please submit abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) via email to alm [at] plos.org by August 11, 2013. We will notify applicants of decisions by mid-September. Limited travel support is available for students selected to present a paper.
Pre-Workshop Meetups Leading up to the big event, we will host a few online meetups to carry on the working group efforts and broaden them out to jump-start the larger group conversations. Please join as your schedule permits to share recent experiences, concerns, and questions centered around topics. Two tracks will be available: Outreach (Ambassadors, marketing, advocacy, etc.) and Technical (data analysis, API, display, software, etc.).
|July 9 8.30am-9.30am PT||July 10 8.30am-9.30am PT|
|August 13 8.30am-9.30am PT||August 14 8.30am-9.30am PT|
|September 10 8.30am-9.30am PT||September 11 8.30am-9.30am PT|
|Conference Call Details|
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