Key Facts about the Conference

  • a three-day virtual conference,
  • free to attend, present, and publish,
  • 3 great keynote speakers
  • 1,000+ attendees
  • an ICT quiz with 500 euros prize award for the winner,
  • 1,000 euros prize award for the best paper,
  • respectful sponsors.
Key Facts about the Conference

Important Dates

  • Dates of the conference: June 28th – 30th, 2021
  • Deadline for extended abstract submission: December 1st 10th, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2021
  • Deadline for workshop/training proposal submission: January 15th, 2021
  • Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is mandatory and number of places is limited. Deadline for registration June 20th 25th, 2021
Important Dates

Keynote Speakers

We are glad to announce amazing keynote speakers! 

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Adrian FurnhamNew Techniques of Assessment and Selection at Work

Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London from 1992 to 2018 He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has also been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009) and Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2014). He is currently the Principal Psychologist at Stamford Associates.

He consults to many organisations in various different sectors (particularly airlines, banks, civil service) and in many different countries (particularly continental Europe and Asia). He is also an experience conference speaker doing around a dozen key-note speeches a year all around the world

He has written over 1300 scientific papers and 85 books. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy established over 30 years ago.

Adrian FurnhamNew Techniques of Assessment and Selection at Work

Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London from 1992 to 2018 He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has also been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009) and Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2014). He is currently the Principal Psychologist at Stamford Associates.

He consults to many organisations in various different sectors (particularly airlines, banks, civil service) and in many different countries (particularly continental Europe and Asia). He is also an experience conference speaker doing around a dozen key-note speeches a year all around the world

He has written over 1300 scientific papers and 85 books. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy established over 30 years ago.

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Carole GobleFAIR Computational Workflows: the what, why, how and who

Carole Goble CBE FREng FBCS is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK where she leads a team of Researchers, Research Software Engineers and Data Stewards. She has spent 25 years working in e-Science on computational workflows, reproducible science, open sharing, and knowledge and metadata management in a range of disciplines. She has led numerous e-Infrastructure projects including: Taverna, one of the first open source computational workflow management systems and myExperiment.org, the first system agnostic web-based sharing platform for workflows and their related data. She was the scientific lead of the WF4ever project which pioneered the notion of workflows as preservable and reproducible Research Objects. She currently co-leads the WorkflowHub.eu registry for workflows, the RO-Crate community initiative for packaging, exchanging and publishing workflows as Research Objects and serves on the Advisory Board of the Common Workflow Language. These are key components of the EOSC-Life Cluster Workflow Collaboratory (made up of 13 European Research Infrastructures in Biomedical Science) and a resource of the EU COVID data portal. The tools of the Collaboratory are used by other projects from natural history collection digitisation to climate change modelling. Carole also leads the pan-institutional FAIRDOM Consortium which manages FAIR data for systems biology and biomedical projects and directs the digital infrastructure for the IBISBA Research Infrastructure for Industrial Biotechnology. She co-leads the interoperability platform for ELIXIR, the EU Research Infrastructure for Life Sciences and is Head of Node of ELIXIR-UK. Carole is a co-founder of the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute and cares about quality research software and reproducibility by building platforms people actually use with teams of people distributed across projects, institutions and countries.

Carole GobleFAIR Computational Workflows: the what, why, how and who

Carole Goble CBE FREng FBCS is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK where she leads a team of Researchers, Research Software Engineers and Data Stewards. She has spent 25 years working in e-Science on computational workflows, reproducible science, open sharing, and knowledge and metadata management in a range of disciplines. She has led numerous e-Infrastructure projects including: Taverna, one of the first open source computational workflow management systems and myExperiment.org, the first system agnostic web-based sharing platform for workflows and their related data. She was the scientific lead of the WF4ever project which pioneered the notion of workflows as preservable and reproducible Research Objects. She currently co-leads the WorkflowHub.eu registry for workflows, the RO-Crate community initiative for packaging, exchanging and publishing workflows as Research Objects and serves on the Advisory Board of the Common Workflow Language. These are key components of the EOSC-Life Cluster Workflow Collaboratory (made up of 13 European Research Infrastructures in Biomedical Science) and a resource of the EU COVID data portal. The tools of the Collaboratory are used by other projects from natural history collection digitisation to climate change modelling. Carole also leads the pan-institutional FAIRDOM Consortium which manages FAIR data for systems biology and biomedical projects and directs the digital infrastructure for the IBISBA Research Infrastructure for Industrial Biotechnology. She co-leads the interoperability platform for ELIXIR, the EU Research Infrastructure for Life Sciences and is Head of Node of ELIXIR-UK. Carole is a co-founder of the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute and cares about quality research software and reproducibility by building platforms people actually use with teams of people distributed across projects, institutions and countries.

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Adeyinka TellaTechnological Advancement and Transformation of Libraries: a Glimpse into African Context

Adeyinka Tella is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and is currently a visiting researcher in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Before this time, Tella has been a Research Fellow in this same Department of Information Science at UNISA. Tella enrolled for a Ph.D. program through Commonwealth Scholarship in Oct 2005 at the University of Botswana and finished in Sept 2009. Tella is a Three times winner of Dr. TM Salishu Most Published Librarian Award by the Nigerian Library Association (2015, 2017, and 2018), and, a 2007 winner of Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA small grant for thesis writing for the Ph.D. students’ category. Tella has authored over 200 publications including articles in high-impact Web of Science/Scopus, and Scimago rated journals (SRJ), books, and chapter in books.

Adeyinka TellaTechnological Advancement and Transformation of Libraries: a Glimpse into African Context

Adeyinka Tella is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and is currently a visiting researcher in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Before this time, Tella has been a Research Fellow in this same Department of Information Science at UNISA. Tella enrolled for a Ph.D. program through Commonwealth Scholarship in Oct 2005 at the University of Botswana and finished in Sept 2009. Tella is a Three times winner of Dr. TM Salishu Most Published Librarian Award by the Nigerian Library Association (2015, 2017, and 2018), and, a 2007 winner of Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA small grant for thesis writing for the Ph.D. students’ category. Tella has authored over 200 publications including articles in high-impact Web of Science/Scopus, and Scimago rated journals (SRJ), books, and chapter in books.

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Chen ChaomeiDelineating the Scholarly Landscape of a Research Field

Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in the USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization (1473-8716; 1473-8724) and the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (2504-0537). He is the author of a series of books on visualizing the evolution of scientific knowledge as wells strategies and techniques for critical thinking, creativity, and discovery, including Representing Scientific Knowledge: The Role of Uncertainty (Springer 2017), The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006), Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the creator of the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature.
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Chen ChaomeiDelineating the Scholarly Landscape of a Research Field

Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in the USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization (1473-8716; 1473-8724) and the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (2504-0537). He is the author of a series of books on visualizing the evolution of scientific knowledge as wells strategies and techniques for critical thinking, creativity, and discovery, including Representing Scientific Knowledge: The Role of Uncertainty (Springer 2017), The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006), Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the creator of the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature.
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Two-hour pre-conference workshops/trainings will be organized at the conference

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ICTeSSH Program

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST = UTC + 2). The detailed program is available at this link

  • Day 1 28 June 2021
  • Day 2 29 June 2021
  • Day 3 30 June 2021
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09:00 AM - 10:30 AMSSHOC Vocabulary Initiative – What Users Want By SSHOCMarieke Willems

The proposed workshop will have the following main objectives: 

  • To engage SSH end-user communities present at ICTeSSH in the SSHOC Vocabulary Initiative, to collect their input and feedback on managing vocabularies, and vocabularies as FAIR semantic entities.
  • To raise awareness with the SSH research community present at ICTeSSH on finding, understanding and reusing vocabularies via the SSH Open Marketplace.  

More details about the workshop can be found at https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/sshoc

10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee break
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMOpening By Dragan Ivanovic

The conference opening ceremony

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMSession 1 – eTourism

Two papers should be presented in this session (15 minutes per presentation)

Dalianus Riantama, An-Lun Tsai and Shan-Fong Lin. Evaluating airline passengers’ satisfaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A text mining approach

Sharon Teitler Regev, Shlomit Hon Snir and Anabel Lifszyc-Friedlander. Which Accommodation Purchasing Channels is preferred by the Independent Tourists?

11:30 AM - 11:45 AMCoffee break
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMSession 2 – Bibliometrics

Three papers will be presented in this session (15 minutes per presentation)

Loet Leydesdorff, Alexander Tekles and Lutz Bornmann. A Proposal to Revise and Simplify the Disruption Indicator

Jonathan Adams, Responsible research evaluation: profiles not metrics

Danica Zendulková, Boris Rysuľa and Andrea Putalová. Position of social sciences and humanities within the scientific disciplines and its measurement through CRIS system

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMSession 3 – eHumanities

Three papers will be presented in this session (15 minutes each)

Chammy Lau, Helen Wong and Pamela Ho. Transforming cultural tourism experience into a digital space: a case study of virtual museums in Asia

Melissa Terras, Why does the GLAM sector work with Google Arts and Culture? Results of a Survey

Ian Miller and Thomas Fenn. Building, Processing, and Sharing 3D Photogrammetric Data: An Archaeological Viewpoint

02:15 PM - 02:30 PMCoffee break
02:30 PM - 03:00 PMSession 4 – Publications’ and other research information

Two papers will be presented at this session (15 minutes each)

Peter Aspeslagh, Tim Engels and Raf Guns. The road towards structured affiliation information in a national bibliographic database

Mat Kelly, Christopher Rauch, Jane Greenberg, John Kunze, Sam Grabus, Joan Boone and Peter Logan. Archival Resource Keys for Collaborative Historical Ontology Publication

03:00 PM - 03:15 PMCoffee break
03:15 PM - 04:00 PMDelineating the Scholarly Landscape of a Research Field By Chaomei ChenKeynote speaker

Understanding the development of a research field is challenging but critical for a wide variety of professions and stakeholders. While one may find philosophical, sociological, historical accounts of the evolution of a field of research and interdisciplinary dynamics, delineating and communicating the state of the art of a research field remains to be one of the major bottlenecks in problem-solving and decision-making processes. In this talk, I will introduce how relevant theories from social sciences can be utilized in the design and application of an interactive visual analytic tool, CiteSpace, for computational and explanatory studies of research. I will demonstrate the theoretical and practical values of the types of visual analytic processes by presenting the findings of a few exemplar case studies.

04:00 PM - 04:15 PMCoffee break
04:15 PM - 05:00 PMNew Techniques of Assessment and Selection at Work By Adrian FurnhamKeynote speaker

This paper reviews various new approaches to assessing personality. These were divided into five areas: Big data; Wearable technology, Gamification, Video-Resumes and Automated Personality Testing. These were briefly described and the evidence for their psychometric properties considered. At this stage there is more absence of evidence, than evidence of absence, for their validity. There is limited research on these methods which may offer new and improved ways of assessing personality.

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09:00 AM - 10:30 AMBring research-based findings to life through storytelling and big data analyses By Cristina Huidiu and Alexander KujathDigital Science / Dimensions

There is no doubt that we live in a world in which more and more data becomes available, almost on a daily basis. It’s becoming increasingly important to be able to make sense of it and be able to communicate findings in a compelling and coherent way.

In this workshop we’ll use the free COVID-19 Dimensions dataset hosted on Google BigQuery and create analyses using basic SQL queries and look at what the world of COVID research looks like beyond scientific publications. We’d also look for early indicators and trends using the various categorizations options that exist in Dimensions.

The workshop will include exercises for the participants and depending on the number of attendees they could be solved individually or in groups.

Technical requirements – Google account

Presenters:

  • Cristina Huidiu: Product Specialist,  Digital Science
  • Alexander Kujath: Senior Product Manager, Digital Science
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee break
10:45 AM - 11:30 PMSession 5 – Social networks

Three papers will be presented in this session (15 minutes each)

Kayoko Yamamoto. Utilization of Social Media at the Times of Natural Disasters in Japan

Dickson Ajisafe, Samuel Oloruntoba and Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo. The Impacts of Social Media on Nigerian Youth #EndSARS# Protests

Julia Kasmire and Anran Zhao. Discovering the arrow of time in machine learning

11:30 AM - 11:45 AMCoffee break
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMSession 6 – eInfrastructures

Three papers will be presented (15 minutes each)

Tommi Suominen, Joonas Nikkanen, Tuomas Alaterä and Toni Sissala. Linking SSH research publications, datasets and infrastructures in Research.fi

Dennis Gram, Pantelis Karapanagiotis, Jan Kryzanowski, Marius Liebald and Uwe Walz. A Model for Historical Financial Data with an Application to German company and stock market data

Aakash Sharma, Thomas Bye Nilsen, Lars Brenna, Dag Johansen and Håvard D. Johansen. Accountable Human Subject Research Data Processing using Lohpi

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMTechnological advancement and transformation of libraries: a glimpse into African context By Adeyinka TellaKeynote speaker

It is no longer news that advancement in technology has changed and is still changing the library landscape across the globe. Today, advanced technologies especially those ushered in by the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic technology, cloud computing, big data, internet of things, IoT, virtual and augmented reality, and others have all changed the way libraries operate. Traditional library tasks such as cataloging, circulation, and collection development, which were performed manually a few decades ago, have now been automated to a greater extent. The way user services are being rendered has also changed compared to what obtained in the past.  These changes seem to be more pronounced in developed nations such as the US, UK, Australia, and some other countries in Europe. In those nations, the changes seem to be prominent, well pronounced, and adequately communicated in form of research reports.  However, much of the transformation taking place in Africa librarianship seem not to be well known and communicated to the outside world. Examining the transformation taking place in the African Library landscape brought by advanced technology is considered to be of interest to the outside world.   In light of this, this presentation seeks to take a glimpse into what is happening in African librarianship by way of examining the changes that have taken place, the changes that are currently taking place, and then project into the likelihood of the changes that will occur in the future. The presentation will discuss the technology that libraries in Africa have used in the past, the ones currently being used, and the ones that will dominate the scene in times to come. The presentation will also delve into the past by looking at the way library services were rendered, the technologies used, and compare to the present to be able to project into the future.  Based on the findings of the study, recommendations will be made on how libraries in African can adequately compete and match up with their counterpart in the developed nations.

02:15 PM - 02:30 PMCoffee break
02:30 PM - 04:00 PMSponsors’ session By Sponsors delegates

Each sponsor will have a time slot for presentation of its products and platforms.

02:30pmDigital Science
02:50pm LIBNOVA
03:00pmMDPI
03:10pmScience 2.0 Alliance
03:20pmSAGE OCEAN
03:30pmClarivate
03:40pm EBSCO
04:00 PM - 05:00 PMICTeSSH quiz By all attendeesDragan Ivanovic
  • Quiz with 500 euros prize for a winner
  • Everyone can participate, and there can be only one winner
  • Questions are related to the sponsors’ session presentations
  • Your email will be used as identifier
  • There will be 10 multiple choices questions
  • Be quick and accurate
  • Don’t forget to press submit button at the end
  • Link to the quiz will be posted in the chat box of the Zoom webinar
  • GOOD LUCK!!!
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09:00 AM - 09:45 AMSession 7 – Mix of short presentations

Six papers will be presented in this session (7 minutes per presentation)

Botond Szemes. The History of the Hungarian Novel. Analyzing the Average Sentence Length and Sentence Structure over two decades

Markella-Elpida Tsichla, Eftychia Faye Tzanetoulakou and Mitiadis Papanikolaou. THE CONCEPT OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL SUBLIME IN GREEK DIGITAL ART. VIEWS OF AN ARTISTIC PHENOMENON IN PROGRESS

Marzio Di Feo and Luigi Martino. Enhancing National (Cyber) Security through Cyber Range: The Case study of Italy and BV TECH

Raoul Ciappelloni. THE “NARRATIVE MENU” AS A PUBLISHING CHANNEL TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ON FOOD

Lucia Antonelli. Government libraries and official publications management: all we need is a repository model

Rossana Morriello. How bibliometrics is affecting SSH

09:45 AM - 10:00 AMCoffee break
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMSession 8 – ICT enhanced teaching and learning

Four papers will be presented in this session (10 minutes per presentation)

Isabel Tarling. Integrating Emerging Technologies to improve evaluation and analysis of data during design-based research

Halimah Amuda, Yusuf Ajani and Adeyinka Tella. Optimizing Zoom Application for Virtual Research Presentation: Awareness and Experience of Researchers in Nigeria Library Schools

Taiwo Ogunjobi and Kolawole Aramide. IBADAN SCHOOL LIBRARY DIGITAL RESOURCE SYSTEM: THE LONG AWAITED SOLUTION FOR NIGERIAN SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL LIBRARY DIGITAL RESOURCES SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AMSession 9 – Tools

Two papers will be presented

Goncalo Miguel Correia Melo Silva, ROSSIO Infrastructure: a digital research tool for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Paul Walk, SComCat: Cataloguing open-source scholarly communication technologies

11:15 AM - 11:30 AMCoffee break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMPanel – Web 2.0 based research impact metricsDragan Ivanovic

Agenda:

  1. Introduction by moderator and introducing panelists 
    • 10 minutes
  2. What effect has the development of information communication technologies and especially the Internet made on the change in scholarly outcomes types and communication patterns in the last couple of decades? 
    • 15 minutes
  3. What is the biggest barrier for adoption of some Web 2.0 based research impact metrics at the moment? How can those barriers be removed? Who should do the first step?  
    • 15 minutes
  4. What do you predict will happen in the next 5 to 10 years in the field of research impact metrics and studies?
    • 15 minutes
  5. Conclusion 
    • 5 minutes
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMFAIR Computational Workflows: the what, why, how and who. By Carole GobleKeynote speaker

In data intensive science multi-step tool-chains are widely used to help scientists manage, analyze, and share increasing volumes of complex data. The use of computational workflows to manage these multi-step computational processes has accelerated in the past few years driven by the need for scalable data processing, the exchange of processing know-how, and the desire for more reproducible (or at least transparent) and quality assured processing methods. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has significantly highlighted the value of workflows.

This increased interest in workflows has been matched by the number of workflow management systems available to scientists (over 280) and the number of workflow services like registries and monitors. There is also recognition that workflows are first class, publishable Research Objects just as data are. They deserve their own FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles and services that cater for their dual roles as explicit method description and software method execution.

But what is a workflow? How are they used? Where can I find workflows? How do I publish them? What is a “FAIR” workflow? What are the current challenges? Who are these workflow designers and where can I find one?

This keynote has two main themes. The first is to show what, why and how workflows are used, and what “FAIR” workflows might be, mainly drawing from the worlds of Life Science and Biodiversity but hopefully showing how the Social Science and Humanities community can benefit. The second is to explore the “who” – the social aspects of workflows as shared and sometimes co-developed method and how standards, workflow management systems and in particular the WorkflowHub.eu registry have been built and operate as open, community driven activities.

02:15 PM - 02:30 PMCoffee break
02:30 PM - 02:45 PMClosing ceremonyDragan Ivanovic
02:45 PM - 03:00 PMCoffee break
03:00 PM - 04:30 PMUsing Smart Citations to Better Understand Research By Josh Nicholson & Domenic Rosatiscite.ai

scite is an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allows users to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or disputing evidence for the cited claim. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use scite to take advantage of Smart Citations while reading, writing, and reviewing scientific articles.

Expected learning outcomes include developing familiarity with:
● scite smart citations and scite extension to evaluate research
● scite search for highly supported research
● scite dashboards to collect and keep track of research
● scite reference checks to check the quality of your references
● scite notifications to get notified when new citations are received

Expected Trainees:​ This session is intended for anyone interested in research, including undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, professors, librarians, and journalists. The expected number of participants should be in the range of 40-100 attendees.