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« Understanding the dynamics of science », an interdisciplinary workshop

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When Nov 23, 2017
from 09:00 to 05:30
Where Salle de l'IXXI - ENS de Lyon
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Abstract :

The availability of social data drives many scientists from the formal sciences (computer science, physics…) into the quantitative analysis of social systems. One early example of this trend is « scientometrics », the study of science’s structure and evolutions using large bibliographic datasets. Recent topics of interest in the field include the development of new formal tools to provide insights on the nature, structure and dynamics of scientific communities « bottom-up », i.e. without using predetermined classification schemes. Many scientists develop also interactive visualization platforms, or compare the pictures obtained by quantitative and qualitative methods.


The goals of this one-day workshop are twofold: 

1/ Gather experts from the formal and social sciences, to discuss the relationship (complementarity? opposition?) between studies of science carried out using scientometrics and/or more usual social tools.
2/ Identify and discuss promising strategies to analyze and visualize the DYNAMICS of scientometric networks.



09h30 - Accueil, café
10h00 - Sébastian Grauwin (IXXI, Lyon) - Brief review of current approaches & work in progress
11h00 - Marta Sales-Pardo (SEES, Tarragona) - From complex networks to scientometrics analysis

12h00 -13h30 : repas
13h30 - Marion Maisonobe (Toulouse) - Geography of science
14h30 - Jean-Philippe Cointet (Paris, médialab) & Ale Hannud Abdo - Capturing Oncology Dynamics from Textual Content of Conference Abstracts: Word Embedding and Stochastic Block Models
15h30 - Pierre-Philippe Combes (GATE, Lyon) - Analyzing scientometrics data with econometrics tools
16h30 - Discussion


Organizers :

Sébastian Grauwin & Pablo Jensen (IXXI-Lyon)